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 Tips for a Healthy Summer!

What better way to start your summer than with a healthy mouth? Here at Nash Dental Care located in Temecula, CA we know that summers are very busy and filled with fun in the sun, outdoor activities, and time spent by the pool. Dr. Nash and Dr. Sewell want you to come in for your bi-yearly appointment now to ensure you have a healthy smile all summer long! There are multiple factors that go into a healthy smile and we want to ensure you are always up to date on the best tactics to take care of your mouth all year long. Below are some of the tactics our staff at Nash Dental Care in Temecula, CA recommends for each and every patient.

  1. Brush at least twice a day.
  2. Use fluoridated toothpaste.
  3. Brush thoroughly.
  4. Floss your teeth daily.
  5. Limit acidic drinks 
  6. Limit sugary foods.
  7. Protect your teeth from injury.
  8. Try to save a knocked out tooth.
  9. Avoid using your teeth for anything other than chewing food. For example, opening cans, food, etc.
  10. See your dentist at Nash Dental Care for regular check-ups.

Call us today at 951-699-0700 to get your summer started the right way! We are always accepting new patients and look forward to hearing from you!

 


Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Nash Dental Care located in Temecula, CA has had a great year of dental awareness and April is following in its steps! April marks the month for Oral Cancer Awareness Month and the doctors and staff at our practice want to ensure you are taking the correct precautions in order to maintain a healthy mouth. Each April, several of the nation’s top dental associations join together with the non-profit Oral Cancer Foundation to raise awareness for oral and oropharyngeal cancers. It is very important for you and your family to get annual screenings to ensure you are doing everything you can to stay aware and on top of this potential disease.

There are multiple potential symptoms for oral cancer:

In between dental visits at our office, it is important for patients to be aware of the following signs and symptoms. If they are not clearing up after two to three weeks please call us immediately.

• Sore, or soreness or irritation that doesn’t go away
• Red or white patches, or pain, tenderness, or numbness in mouth or lips
• Lumps, thickening tissues, rough spots, crusty or eroded areas
• Difficulty chewing, swallowing, speaking, or moving your jaw or tongue

  • Swellings/thickenings, lumps or bumps, rough spots/crusts/or eroded areas on the lips, gums, or other areas inside the mouth
  • The development of velvety white, red, or speckled (white and red) patches in the mouth
  • Unexplained bleeding in the mouth

The positive side to all of this is that here at Nash Dental Care we have the technology to detect any signs of this cancer and what precautions you should be taking. During your appointment, Dr. Nash and Dr. Sewell will sit down with you and explain to you what you can be doing to avoid oral cancer.

Please call our office today to schedule your yearly oral cancer screening at (951) 699-0700

 


Here at Nash Dental Care, we want to ensure that each of our patients are aware and preventative of oral cancer. Oral and oropharyngeal cancer (cancer of the mouth and upper throat) unfortunately kills nearly one person every hour of every day each year. Of the people diagnosed with these types of cancers, 40 percent will not survive longer than five years. However, many who do survive oral cancer suffer long-term problems, such as severe facial disfigurement or difficulties with eating and speaking. It is a serious disease that is sometimes not taken seriously and Nash Dental Care wants to ensure that every patient is aware and regularly gets cancer screenings.

The main issue we face today with oral cancer is the death rate associated with oral and oropharyngeal cancers remains particularly high because the cancers routinely are discovered late in their development. Fortunately, when oral and oropharyngeal cancers are detected and treated early, mortality and treatment-related health problems are reduced. That is why Nash Dental Care is here to help each of our current and new patients be proactive in their screenings. We want to ensure that everyone lives a happy and healthy life, while being aware and proactive!

In between dental visits, it is important for patients to be aware of the following signs and symptoms, and to see a dentist if any of these symptoms proceed.

  • soreness or irritating within the mouth
  • red or white patches, or pain, tenderness, or numbness in mouth or lips
  • lumps, thickening tissues, rough spots, crusty or eroded areas
  • difficulty chewing, swallowing, speaking, or moving your jaw or tongue
  • a change in the way your teeth fit together when you close your mouth

If you have any of these symptoms please call Nash Dental Care to make an appointment with one of our dentist professionals. If you are not experiencing any symptoms we still recommend that you receive annual oral cancer screenings. Why not be preventative with your oral treatment?

Call Nash Dental Care at 951-699-0700 today to get further information about Oral Cancer Awareness Month!

 

 


Sweetheart of a Deal!

This month is the month of love! Is your smile ready?

Do you have plans to celebrate with a loved one this month? Is your smile making you feel less than fantastic?

Here at Nash Dental Care we have exactly the thing to help you have that instant wow factor – teeth whitening!

Maybe you’re not big on Valentine’s Day. The benefits of having a bright, white smile extend far beyond looking great for a holiday! Perception is sometimes everything. Teeth whitening is also perfect for any special occasion or interview, or simply as a confidence boost that will enhance your look and make you feel polished and prepared.

What is it?

Teeth whitening is your solution for stained or yellow teeth! In less than an hour, your smile can be whitened by up to eight shades! It is also enamel-safe, unlike a lot of popular whitening brands you’ll find on store shelves.

Teeth whitening is significantly more effective than traditional whitening methods because of advanced guided light optic technology. You’ll see the results immediately, so you can make an appointment right before your plans or big day, no waiting necessary!

What alternatives are there?

Maybe you can’t make it into the office or you’re wanting something very subtle instead. We have a variety of whitening products that you can take home for similar results!

Call us today so we can help you find what is best for your smile!

 (951) 699-0700

Make sure you’re staying on top of your yearly cleanings and exams as well. Having a healthy smile is just as important as having a bright smile.

Schedule an appointment today!


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!


Patients in The Temecula Valley Had A Reason to Smile This Past Weekend

Nash Dental Care hosted a successful event – “A Heart for Healthy Smiles” and provided people with free general dental care on February 26th, 2017.

Nash Dental Care in Temecula, CA hosted their annual Heart for Healthy Smiles day of free dentistry.

Despite cloudy skies, rain, and cold temperatures, Nash Dental Care hosted their annual “A Heart for Healthy Smiles” event and provided a free day of dental care to those in need in Temecula and surrounding communities. The event took place at Nash Dental Care and focused on helping those who may be uninsured, underinsured, unemployed, or in a financial bind.

The event was held at 29740 Rancho California Rd, Suite100, Temecula, CA 92591. Doctors Guy R. Nash, Jeremy J. Sewell, and Shawn R. Anderson provided free dental care to over 50 patients at this event. The doctors provided many patients with fillings and extractions, while the hygienists provided cleanings and oral health advice.

Nash Dental Care and their team of dentists, hygienists, assistants, and administrative staff received so much support and help from volunteers, family members, and patients. They want to thank Benco Dental, Jersey Mike’s, and Rightway for sponsoring the event and providing necessary food, help, and supplies. This is the third successful year for Nash Dental Care’s “Heart for Healthy Smiles” event, and they are looking forward to doing it again next year.

“We are looking forward to next year and the opportunity to take care of our local community once again,” said Dr. Nash. “Many thanks to everyone who came out and made ‘A Heart for Healthy Smiles’ possible.”

“A Heart for Healthy Smiles” is a non-profit event that provides free dental care for those in need. Free dental service is limited to a cleaning, filling, or extraction. Nash Dental Care is a full-service general and cosmetic dentistry boutique. We provide crowns, root canals, Invisalign, veneers, dentures, dental implants, sedation and emergency dental services in addition to general personalized care. For more information, please call 951-699-0700 or visit nashdentalcare.com.


February is National Children’s Dental Health Month!

Your Temecula Dentist, Nash Dental Care, is helping to educate their patients for the month of February in honor of National Children’s Dental Health. The American Dental Association wants to teach families about good dental health for their children, and why it is so important. The earlier your child starts taking care of their smile, the easier it will be to keep these habits long term.

Nash Dental Care, your Temecula dentist, wants you to have a personalized and comfortable experience when you’re at the dentist. We are dedicated to teaching your family about dental health habits! When your child comes in for their dental exam, our friendly, professional staff shows them how to brush, floss, and the importance of using mouthwash.

It is important to help your children with these habits when they are home, too. Help by making sure they brush for two whole minutes twice a day, and ensuring they floss. Try to limit how much sugar they eat and keep healthy foods at home. And always make sure they are drinking plenty of water!

Call Nash Dental Care to schedule appointments for you and your family at (951) 699-0700! Let us help you achieve the beautiful, healthy smile you deserve!


Dry Mouth: Symptoms and Causes

Nash Dental Care, your Temecula dentist, wants you to be educated about your oral health. If you suffer from dry mouth, your mouth might constantly feel dry or you may experience frequent dehydration. It is important to lessen symptoms because they can affect and impair your speech and make it difficult to swallow. If it is left untreated, it can lead to halitosis and tooth decay over time.

Some causes include:

  • Medications that lead to dry mouth side effects
  • Cancer Therapy can lessen how much saliva you produce
  • Health Conditions
  • Tobacco Use
  • Drug Use
  • Dehydration

Tell-Tale Signs:

  • Constant Thirst
  • Thick, Stringy Saliva
  • Sense of Taste Begins to Change
  • Cracked Lips
  • Tooth Decay
  • Halitosis
  • Dry, Irritated Gum
  • Difficulty When Swallowing

Nash Dental Care suggests drinking plenty of fluids, especially water, breathe through your nose, chewing gum, stop drinking soda, and look out for medications that cause dry mouth. Following these simple tips should help lessen your symptoms.

Nash Dental Care, your Temecula dentist, wants to make sure their patients are comfortable and well on their way to achieving great oral health. All that is good begins with a healthy smile and personalized care. Call today and schedule your appointment at (951) 699-0700!


Spreading Free Smiles Across Temecula and Surrounding Communities

Nash Dental Care will host  “A Heart for Healthy Smiles

Providing people with free dental care on Sunday, February 26, 2017

Nash Dental care will host their 3rd annual  “A Heart for Healthy Smiles” event—providing a free day of dental care to those in need in Temecula and surrounding communities.  The event will take place at Nash Dental Care’s office and is focused to help those who may be uninsured, unemployed, or in a financial bind.

The event will be held at 29740 Rancho California Road, Suite 100, Temecula, CA 92591. Care will be available from 9:00am-4:00pm, but patients are encouraged to get there early. Lines have been known to start early and many people will be traveling long distances to take advantage of this free day of dental care.

Nash Dental Care and their team of dentists, hygienists, volunteers and sponsors will provide approximately 200 patients in need with a free extraction, filling, or cleaning.  This is the third year Nash Dental Care has put on this event, which is open to the general public, and plans to provide over $100,000 worth of dental work.  It comes down to Dr. Nash and Dr. Sewell wanting to provide something good to our communities.  The services provided by A Heart for Healthy Smiles helps more than just patient’s teeth… it gives them a renewed reason to smile!

The media is invited to join dozens of volunteers, patients and Nash Dental Care on February 26, 2017 to spread free smiles across Temecula and surrounding cities.  For more information, visit the Nash Dental Care website at www.nashdentalcare.com .

A Heart for Healthy Smiles is a non-profit event that provides free dental care for those in need. Patients must be 18 years of age or accompanied by a legal guardian and must provide a government issued ID.  Free dental services are limited to a cleaning, a filling, or an extraction.

Nash Dental Care is a full-service general and cosmetic dentistry boutique. We provide crowns, root canals, Invisalign, veneers, dentures, dental implants, sedation and emergency dental services in addition to general personalized care.  For more information, please call (951) 699-0700 or visit http://www.nashdentalcare.com.