Are You A Candidate For Dental Bridges?

As the name suggests, dental bridges "bridge" gaps between healthy teeth where one or more teeth may be missing. Bridges are the best treatment in cases where one or more teeth are missing from an area of the mouth that … Continued

When to See a Periodontist

Taking care of your oral health is important and it is even more important to know which dental expert to go to depending on your needs. A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of … Continued

Is a Root Canal Painful?

There is a common misconception that a root canal is the most painful dental procedure around. While root canals are not exactly as comfortable as a massage and a session in the hot tub, they are nowhere near as painful … Continued

Reasons To Visit an Emergency Dentist

There are all sorts of reasons to visit an emergency dentist. In fact, it makes sense to obtain treatment as soon as possible so you do not risk exacerbating the problem and requiring even more intense or costly treatment as … Continued

Oral Health Problems Treated by Your Mission Viejo Dentist

Knowing when to visit Ballou Dental Arts at our Mission Viejo dentist office is important because many oral health problems start out small and develop into major issues if left untreated. However, when you visit the dentist in a timely … Continued

Visit Our Dental Office for Preventative Care

A visit to our dental office is probably the single most effective way to prevent infections, cavities, and oral diseases. We have found that people who visit the dental office on a regular basis have significantly fewer problems with their … Continued

The Scoop About Fluoride From a Dentist

As a dentist office in Mission Viejo, we use fluoride to help strengthen teeth. You may even see ads for toothpaste containing fluoride and wonder if it even works; let alone, how it works. Fluorine is a naturally occurring substance … Continued

What You Can Expect From our Family Dentistry Office

In our family dentistry office, our goal is to keep you, our patient, in the best possible oral health. We do this by examining and cleaning your teeth on a regular basis. We would prefer to do so twice a … Continued

How to Take Care of Your Children’s Teeth

For parents, it is important to know how to take care of children‘s teeth. This is an important step in maintaining their oral health on a lifelong basis. After all, children look to parents for direction on how to live … Continued

Foods That You Can Eat After a Tooth Extraction

After a tooth extraction, it is important to take good care of your gums so that they do not suffer any unnecessary irritation. We typically recommend that patients avoid hard or crunchy foods like nuts, chips, toast, cereal or anything … Continued