How to Extend the Results of Teeth Whitening

You’ve already invested in teeth whitening using an at-home method or professionally in the dental office How do you keep your teeth looking that bright? The team at Volterra Dental in Los Alamitos, California, offers six good teeth whitening tips to keep your new

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore a Missing Tooth

A missing tooth goes well beyond an appearance issue It can cause serious complications for your dental and whole-body health If you’ve cracked or had a missing tooth, it’s important to seek care right away A missing tooth can cause problems with biting and chewing,

Tips for Taking Care of Your Invisalign® Trays

At Volterra Dental in Los Alamitos, California, we offer our patients the tools they need for beautiful, healthy teeth An increasingly popular option among our extensive suite of services and products is Invisalign® aligners  These nearly invisible dental appliances can

Best and Worst Foods and Drinks for Your Teeth

When your baby teeth are replaced by their adult counterparts, those teeth are designed to last a lifetime — if you take proper care of them Tooth decay remains the number one threat when it comes to your dental health and what

Why Does a Toothache Require Immediate Attention?

Pain of any sort can hijack your life, but the pain that comes with a toothache is often in a league of its own If the pain isn’t enough to prompt you to seek help right away, perhaps a quick look at

How Do I Know If I Have A Cavity?

In this YouTube video Dr Laos of Los Alamitos dental office, Volterra Dental, explains the signs and symptoms of cavities Cavities need to be fixed as soon as possible to prevent further complications These videos aim to answer common dental questions Do you

Do Wisdom Teeth Always Need to be Removed?

Many people equate wisdom teeth with a painful extraction procedure resulting in a swollen face, anesthesia, and stitches First of all, it’s a very common procedure and nothing like the unpleasantness from that long-ago image, although it’s still an operation that

When to Choose Dentures Over Dental Implant

Almost 70% of adults between the ages of 35 and 44 are missing at least one tooth due to trauma, decay, or gum disease And these numbers tend to grow with age When it comes time to consider your options for replacing

Improving the Appearance of Your Teeth with Veneers

Those who are blessed with straight, white teeth only need to flash a grin to give a great first impression, and, as we know, first impressions are important If you want your teeth to speak volumes before you even utter a word,

How Night Guards Can Help Protect Your Teeth

Do you often wake up with a headache or an ache in your jaw? Those are symptoms of a disorder called bruxism Bruxism is the medical term for teeth grinding or clenching, and you may be surprised to learn that as many