Back To School Appointments

It is that time of year again when school is starting back up and appointments are on the agenda! While it may look a little different this time around, it can be a very busy time of the year from back to school shopping, last minute vacations, and multiple soccer practices. Even with the busy schedules, dental appointments are important for children of all ages. One easy item to check off the list is to get your kids in with Dr. Nash or Dr. Sewell for a dental exam and cleaning at Nash Dental Care in Temecula, CA.

Dr. Nash is an experienced in comfortable, affordable dental services and has been helping children achieve healthy smiles for many years. During the exam, he will educate your child on the do’s and don’ts of brushing, while ensuring they are taking the proper care of their teeth. The friendly staff will make sure that you and your child are having an enjoyable and informative experience during your stay. Dr. Nash believes that oral hygiene habits are important to the overall health of your child’s gums and teeth.

Nash Dental Care is known for its luxurious environment while providing your child with the most easy-going experience possible. The office has the highest technology, training, and experience to make any child’s visit as comfortable as may be. Along with the multiple services they offer, Nash Dental Care also provides orthodontic treatments including Invisalign, which can help align your child’s teeth and give them a beautiful smile! If this is an option you would like to proceed with, our friendly staff will review financing options to help manage the costs of the orthodontic treatment.

Call 951-699-0700 today to schedule your child’s dental appointment at Nash Dental Care! We are excited to see you and your family soon!


New Year New Smile!

Happy New Year to you and your family from both Dr. Nash and Dr. Sewell here at Nash Dental Care in Temecula, CA! Our office is ringing in the new year by setting goals and expectations for both us and our patients. We are striving to bring even more comfort to our new and existing patients by ensuring all dental needs are met. Patient care is our utmost importance and our patients have been so great in referring our practice to friends and family that we cannot wait to see what 2020 has to offer!

Now that we have celebrated 30 years we look forward to the next milestone! While we have set new year resolutions, have you? If not, we have a great one to put on your list. Our dentists want each and every patient to add maintaining dental health to their goals. We know that fitness and a healthy lifestyle are the most popular goals, and people tend to forget that your dental health is just as important! A healthy mouth can affect multiple other factors in your life and that is why we are here to help. Dr. Nash and Dr. Sewell want to stress the importance of bi-yearly appointments. During that appointment our dentists and dental team will give you a thorough exam and cleaning while also providing tips on what you may need to be doing better.

We know that flossing is not done nearly enough as it should be, so we hope that flossing can play a big part in a new routine that you will be adding to your schedule. If you are a new patient, we look forward to getting you in to see our highly trained dentists so they can begin a treatment plan to help better your 2020.

Our office is open Monday through Saturday to help give our patients multiple different options to meet your busy schedules. If you would like to add dental health to your resolution list then give us a call today at 951-699-0700! Make sure to read our reviews, as we are one of the most reviewed dentists in Temecula, CA!


Holiday Teeth Care!

Holiday cheer is in the Temecula air! Nash Dental Care located in Temecula Valley is here to get all of our patients in the holiday spirit, even though a white winter is out of the question! We have already informed our patients how important it is that you use your dental benefits before the end of the year. If you don’t your hard-earned insurance benefits will get thrown out the window!  While you make your appointment for your families end of year dental cleaning, Dr. Nash and Dr. Sewell have a few tips and pointers on how to keep your pearly whites pearly white throughout the holidays.

We know that holiday parties are tempting with sweet treats and wine, but don’t forget that sometimes these can do more harm than good! Holiday treats are full of sugar and sugar is a cavity causer. In order to prevent a visit to our office after the new year, make sure to drink water in between sweets, floss, and brush as soon as possible after eating! This will not just help prevent cavities but provides good overall hygiene.

Who likes when wine stains their teeth after a few sips? Not us! Our dentists recommend drinking water and also rinsing your mouth out as often as possible while enjoying a glass of red wine. We dont want to hold you back from your favorite Christmas activities, we just want to help!

Whether you need to use your dental benefits before they expire, come in to see Dr. Nash or Dr. Sewell for a healthy mouth cleaning, exam, or x-rays, we are happy to see you! Due to the holiday season, our appointments tend to fill up quickly. With that being said, make sure you are calling as soon as possible to secure you and your family an appointment here at Nash Dental Care.

We look forward to seeing you soon and hope your family has a cheerful holiday season!


Gum Awareness Month

Gum awareness month begins in September and Dr. Nash and Dr. Sewell here at Nash Dental Care in Temecula, CA both provide healthy gum cleanings to all of our patients. Gum disease affects multiple Americans in the United States and with the right tools can be easily preventable. Gingivitis is the beginning stages of gum disease and slowly progresses into periodontal disease which ultimately is an inflammation of the gums and tooth. When you come in for your 6-month appointment here at Nash Dental Care out dentists and staff will go through a thorough exam and cleanings to help prevent this disease. But, there are also things that you can do yourself to prevent gum disease including:

  • Brush thoroughly with a soft-bristled toothbrush both in the morning and at night
  • Replace your toothbrush every three months
  • Floss every day- mainly at night
  • Schedule routine dental checkups with our dentists here at Nash Dental Care
  • Do not smoke or use tobacco products

We want to ensure all of our patients are educated on oral health so call our office today if you would like more information at 951- 699-0700


June Marks National Smile Month!

June marks summer and summer marks national smile month across the nation! This month the oral health foundation has marked June to promote healthy smiles, tips, and bringing awareness to oral health. Our dentists, Dr. Nash, and Dr. Sewell, here at Nash Dental Care in Temecula, CA want to ensure you are brushing correctly, flossing, and of course, continue to come to your bi-annual dental appointments. National Smile Month is one of the biggest campaigns that is run nationwide and it is not isn’t just about education and stressing the importance of a healthy mouth. There are multiple tips for a healthy month but the most important are below:

  1. Make sure brushing your teeth is the very last thing you do at night and first thing in the morning with a fluoride toothpaste.
  2. Ensure you cut down on the amount of sugary food and drink you have and how often they are consumed
  3. Make an appointment with the doctors at Nash Dental Care every 6 months, or when recommended.

Remember, a healthy smile leads to a healthy mouth! Call our office today to make your next appointment at 951-699-0700!


Dental Awareness Month- Back to School Appointments!

Backpack? Check. Lunchbox? Check. Teeth cleaning? Check!

They say you are never fully dressed without a smile, so why not give your child a beautiful white smile to wear for their first day back to school?

The new 2018 school year is sneaking up on us and you have been given the ever-growing, back-to-school to-do list that every parent dreads. There is one important thing that the teachers did not include on that list: a back-to-school dental checkup.

Here at Nash Dental we always say it is good to have routine dental visits, but what makes back-to-school checkups so important is that it can help prevent common dental diseases found in school-age children. Cavities are known to be one of the biggest obstacles that children face and according to the ADA (American Dental Association), it causes them to miss “more than 51 million school hours each year”.

So if you want to keep those cavities and the other dental diseases at bay, here are some tips to have a successful dental checkup to ensure your children’s teeth shine as bright as their future:

  • Brush! Brush! Brush! It’s important to encourage your child to brush twice a day for two minutes to keep those cavities away. Brownie points if your child brushes before their appointment!
  • What time is it?? Naptime! Make sure you don’t schedule your child’s dental appointment during their naptime or your day at the dentist will be most challenging. Also, take into account if your child is cranky or had a bad day, they might not have the energy to make it through the appointment.
  • If one of your children has gone to the dentist before and it’s their younger sibling’s first time, schedule the older child to go first to act as a role model and show the younger one how it’s done.
  • If it is your child’s first time, it’s important to remember to stay strong and stay calm if your child starts to be uncooperative because if you scoop them up and walk out of the office, the next visit will be much harder. Give the doctor time to try and positively turn the visit around.

Once the appointment is underway, make sure to ask the dentist some of the following questions:

  • How is my child’s overall health?
  • Will my child get their teeth cleaned today?
  • Will my child be given fluoride?
  • Does my child need an x-ray or a mouth guard for sports?
  • What are Sealants?

Now your child is ready to go back to school, but make sure to grab your dentist’s card because accidents are bound to happen whether your child is in sports, recess, or just walking down the school hallways. You can place these cards in your purse or in your child’s backpack just in case of emergencies. Maybe while you’re there you’ll even want to sign up for an appointment yourself.

 

Call Nash Dental Care today to schedule you and your child’s next dental appointment! (951) 699-0700


Be Aware of Gum Care!

Be aware of gum care!

Taking care of your gums is a crucial part of your dental health as well as the overall health and care of your body. September marks the National Gum Care Month, and in honor of this, it is a good idea to educate yourself about the early stages of gum disease and update your knowledge on caring for your gums! It is never early to begin taking precautions on maintaining healthy gums and a healthy smile!

Gum Disease and the Early Signs:

Gum disease (also known as periodontitis) is a serious gum infection that damages gums and can destroy the jawbone. Without taking proper oral care, the early stages of gum disease may become present. Symptoms to look for include the following:

  • Red or puffy gums/ tender to the touch
  • Apparent blood when brushing your teeth
  • Receding gums or gums that pull away from your teeth
  • Bad breath caused by plaque buildup on the tongue
  • Pain when chewing
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold food

If you have any of these symptoms you should take the proper care and make an appointment at Nash Dental right away. But, the good news is there are multiple preventative measures to ensure happy and healthy gums. Gingivitis is the earliest form of gum disease and is caused by the buildup of plaque on the teeth. For most patients, gingivitis and gum disease can be prevented by the following different ways:

Preventive Measures:

  • Establish a daily oral care routine
  • See your dentists at Nash Dental regularly
  • Practice good Habits including: brush twice daily, floss one a day, eat a healthy diet, and keep an eye out for signs of gingivitis
  • Incorporate mouthwash into your daily routine

 

Taking care of your gums will help your health in the long run and Nash Dental is here to help. Call 951-699-0700 today to make your preventative gum disease appointment and keep your gums happy!


Prevent Tooth Loss Now, Before It’s Too Late!

How To Prevent Tooth Loss From Your Preventive Dentist in Temecula

The thought of losing our precious teeth can weigh heavy on our minds as we get older. Is tooth loss inevitable for me? Are dentures in my future? How can I prevent losing my teeth? The answer may be easier than you think! Did you know that about 10% of adults aged between 50 to 64 will end up losing their teeth? Our preventive dentist in Temecula can offer vital oral dental health tips on how to avoid being one of these numbers.

What Causes Tooth Loss?

The experienced dentists at Nash Dental Care in Temecula will teach their patients the importance of good oral hygiene to prevent tooth loss. Here is a list Dr. Nash and Dr. Sewell say are the main issues leading to tooth decay and eventually loss to avoid Temecula implants in the future:

Poor oral hygiene ranks as one of the biggest issues with tooth loss. Don’t skip brushing or flossing daily or this will lead to thriving bacteria on food or sugars that remain in the mouth. The bacteria buildup damages the bone and periodontal ligaments of teeth.

Gum disease ranks as another leading cause for tooth decay and loss. About half of adults worldwide have a form of gum disease. It is fairly common to have gum disease, but don’t let it lightly! If you have sensitive or bleeding gums, you need to see your dentist. A sturdy foundation for your teeth is essential.

When Do You See The Dentist? If you answered only when you have an issue, then that is too long. We recommend seeing the dentist every six months. This regular visit will help prevent oral health issues before they progress. Make it a priority to plan a dentist visit every six months.

Nicotine is a major factor in tooth loss as well as a bad diet. Anything that comes in contact with your teeth will impact their health. So, avoid nicotine, sugars and refined carbs as well as any acidic foods.

If you grind your teeth (Bruxism), this will put pressure on teeth. After a while, this will cause bone tissue loss. Make sure you tell your dentist about solutions to eliminate grinding of teeth.

Another big issue is having missing or crooked teeth. With gaps between teeth, they will tend to move to fill in the gaps. A sturdy foundation of teeth is a healthy start. Plus, with straight teeth you will be able to care for them more easily preventing plaque buildup.

Here is a quick guide to prevent tooth loss:

  • Brush teeth for two minutes with a soft bristle toothbrush, 2-3 times a day.
  • Floss daily, at least once after your last meal of the day
  • Visit your dentist every six months
  • Limit sugar intake
  • Eat a well-balanced diet
  • Avoid tobacco and cigarette products

To prevent tooth loss and ensure you have the best smile in town, schedule an appointment for a routine dental checkup and cleaning at your dentist in Temecula, CA, Nash Dental Care today!