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.


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!


Use or Lose Your Dental Benefits!

Dr. Nash and Dr. Sewell here at Nash Dental Care in Temecula, CA want to ensure that if patients have dental insurance, to use it before the end of the year! Why you ask? If you have dental insurance, your benefits expire at the end of each year so ultimately, if you are not using them you are throwing away money. That is why our staff highly encourages you to get on our calendar for an appointment before the end of year starts filling up.

You are able to use those dental benefits on a cleaning, exam, x-ray or even if you are looking into cosmetic dentistry with either Dr. Nash or Dr. Sewell. Whatever you decide, our expert dentists will go over treatment plans, and what the necessary next steps will be for your dental sucess.

If you would like to book your end of year appointment now, give us a call at 951- 699-0700 to use your denefits before they are gone!


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


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


Ready for back to school dental visit?

Are back to school dental appointments important to you? If the answer is no it should be yes! Here at Nash Dental Care we know that back to school lists can get long and tiresome but that is why our staff is here to book appointments for you and to make the process as simple as possible. Why not kill two birds with one stone and make appointments for your whole family during one visit! Dr. Nash and Dr. Sewell are both our highly qualified dentists whose main priority is each patients utmost comfort.

During you and your children’s visit, our dentists and hygienists will give you a thorough exam, x-ray, and cleaning while also checking for any cavities, or anything out of the ordinary. Six month dental checkups are a crucial part of your normal health routine because oral health is of the utmost importance.

Call our front office today to help you set up dental appointments for the whole family today at 951-699-0700!


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!


Is A Dental Implant Right For You?

Have you lost a tooth due to accident, injury, or illness? If so, a dental implant is a good option to replace missing teeth.

A dental implant is made of medical-grade titanium that is surgically implanted into your jawbone. A dental crown is placed on top of the implant, with the end result looking and feeling like a natural tooth. Dental implants are a more secure solution for replacing missing teeth than dentures. This is because they are fixed in place and can’t be removed, unlike dentures. And, since they are in place, there is less a chance of loosing them! Dental implants can also be more durable than dentures lasting years longer.

If you choose to have a dental implant, then dental surgery will be required. But, the doctors at Nash Dental Care, Dr. Nash and Dr. Sewell, are highly trained in oral surgery and will work hard to ensure a smooth procedure. The entire process can take up to six months but the end result is well worth the time.

The first step in a dental implant procedure is to insert a titanium screw into the jawbone. Dr. Nash will then create a permanent bond between the implant and the jawbone. A temporary oral appliance will be worn while the jawbone and the implant heals in place. The healing process can take several weeks or months, depending on how quickly the jawbone bonds to the implant.

Once your mouth has healed, you will return to our Temecula dental practice for a custom crown to be placed on top of the dental implant post. The end result is a natural looking tooth and a beautiful smile you can share with family and friends in the Temecula valley!

If you are interested in learning more about dental implants, call Nash Dental Care at 951-319-2180, best dentist in Temecula today. Our friendly staff will answer any questions and set up a consultation with the doctor.