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!


COVID Process and Procedures

While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same here at Nash Dental Care in Temecula, CA : our commitment to your health and safety. Our office follows the infection control recommendations from the American Dental Association, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. We are committed to ensuring that our infection control procedures are current and effective.

 

You may see some new processes when it is time for your next appointment. Please be assured that we have made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:

  • You may be asked screening questions both before your appointment and when you arrive in the office.
  • You will be asked to wash your hands with soap and water or use the hand sanitizer that we will have available as soon as you enter the office.
  • You may notice that our reception room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and other items that are difficult to clean.
  • You may be asked to bring a face mask to wear when you enter the office. If you do not have one, we will provide one for you.

 

Many of you had routine dental care scheduled since we transitioned to only emergency and urgent dental treatment.  We are now doing our best to reach back out to you to ensure your dental needs do not go untreated.  If you had an appointment and we have not succeeded in contacting you, please contact us. You are our priority!  Our office number has not changed and neither have our hours, we are here to serve you.

 

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have. To make an appointment, please call our office at 951-699-0700 or visit our website at www.nashdentalcare.com

 

Most of all, thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming you back to our office.


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!


Trick or Treat Tips For A Healthy Halloween

October brings in cooler weather, fall atmosphere, and most importantly Halloween! We know that this time of year means lots of candy and treats for both you and your children. While eating candy is one of the most important parts of trick or treating, we want to ensure that your children have a fun night while also maintaining a healthy mouth. It is no secret that candy causes harm to the teeth. Candy contains sugar which eats away at the enamel of the tooth and ultimately causes cavities and decay. But, there are ways to prevent this from occurring. That is why, here at Nash Dental Care in Temecula, Dr. Sewell and Dr. Nash have provided our patients with some tips and tricks on how to maintain a healthy smile this month.

The stickier the candy (caramel, taffy, etc), the longer they stay on the teeth causing decay.

Chewing sugar-free gum after meals can help reduce tooth decay

Avoid biting into hard candy- this can break off your tooth!

Try to eat candy with meals and drink water afterward

Don’t brush immediately after eating candy since that can remove the softened tooth enamel. Wait at least 30 minutes

Better options are chocolate bars, chocolate-covered items, small hard candies, and licorice

Our staff hopes that the tricks above are followed by you and your children and cavities do not surface. If you have any other questions on how to protect your teeth this month or would like to make an appointment with either of our highly trained doctors give us a call 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 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!

 


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


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!


THE NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION YOU HAVE TO KEEP!

 

A new year is here! While setting your goals for 2018, did you find taking better care of your health at the top of your list? Perhaps you’re one of the more than 30% of people in the U.S. who haven’t gone to the dentist in the last year! Or maybe your 2018 resolve is to have a bright, good-looking smile you’re proud to show? Whatever it is you want to achieve, don’t let the February fallout happen with your resolutions! Keep connected with the New Year spirit and schedule an appointment with Nash Dental, Temecula’s premier dental practice, today!

 

Inside out is what it’s all about.

 

Don’t just want the cosmetic or esthetic benefits of visiting the dentist! A whiter smile is eye-catching but preventative oral health care can add seven years to your life, according to a Wayne State University study. You can have both sides of benefits! Nurture your oral health holistically by scheduling your exams and x-rays each year so you can have healthy teeth and gums for life. It is widely-known that many diseases make their presence known in the mouth; and tooth decay and gum disease that go undetected can equal extensive and costly dental work down the line. Slacking in your oral health maintenance has been linked to heart problems, aggravated issues with diabetes, and even pre-term labor in pregnant women. Be on the defense regarding your dental health. You’ll get fresher breath and can minimize tooth sensitivity and bleeding gums too; that is always a plus!

 

Once you’ve covered your preliminary bases, you can trust you’re in good hands with Nash Dental for natural looking dental implants, fillings, orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, or whitening. Nash Dental even specializes in sedation dentistry if you’re nervous or know you’ve got a lot of work ahead of you.

 

Schedule an appointment today by calling 951-699-0700!

 

Don’t forget to add calcium and fibrous foods to your diet to boost your dental health and of course, don’t forget to floss!


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!