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

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

What Your Smile Says About You

A smile is one of the most powerful tools of communication, setting the tone long before a word is uttered It’s how you greet the world, and how the world greets you back, and a lot can be said in this brief

Dental Bridge or Implant: Which Is Right for You?

Whether you are having a tooth extracted due to damage, have recently lost a tooth, or have been missing a tooth for years, replacing your tooth should be a top priority Having a full set of teeth can allow you to chew

Follow These Lifestyle Habits to Avoid a Dental Emergency

A dental emergency is defined as an issue that requires immediate care These can range from pain, swelling, and abscesses to fractured, lost, or chipped teeth due to trauma While the team at Volterra Dental is here to help you with same-day