As long ago as 3000 B.C., ancient Egyptians used handmade toothbrushes made from twigs and leaves to clean their teeth. People are still brushing their teeth today, but with one big difference: the variety of brushing products. Nowadays, there’s so many different brushes on the market, how do you know which one is right for you? Read on to learn the pros and cons of electric and manual brushes and which one is best for you from a dentist in Los Alamitos.
Dr. Poe's Blog
September 3, 2018
August 3, 2018
We know how busy you can be in your day-to-day lives. With work, family life, meal preparation, and so much more taking up most of your time, it’s no wonder that dental health can sometimes be overlooked. No need to worry! Your trusted dentist in Los Alamitos explains some simple steps you can take to improve your oral hygiene in the workplace.
July 3, 2018
If you’re expecting – congratulations! It’s an exciting time full of anticipation. It’s also a time when every part of your body is undergoing major changes – including your oral health! Researchers have learned so much in recent years about the link between a mother’s oral health and her baby’s health. In fact, pregnant women with gum disease have been found to have a higher risk of preterm birth and low birth-weight babies. But that’s not all. You might also be surprised at how pregnancy can affect your teeth and gums. In this blog, you’ll learn 6 of the best tips for a healthy mouth during pregnancy from a dentist in Los Alamitos so both you and your baby can thrive during this special time.
May 11, 2018
A straight smile looks great and functions properly, but many patients avoid straightening their teeth because of the time investment and hassle of bracket and wire braces. If you’ve avoided straightening your smile because traditional braces just aren’t right for you, it may be time to talk to our team about Invisalign. This clear, alignment tray orthodontic system allows patients to achieve perfect smile alignment quickly, comfortably, and cosmetically. Keep reading to find out more about Invisalign. In this post, we’ll discuss some of the basics and benefits of this treatment option to help you determine whether or not Invisalign will work for you.
March 23, 2018
Do you live with reoccurring jaw pain? Do you hear a clicking or popping sound when you open or close your mouth? You could be suffering from a disorder of the temporomandibular joint. The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research estimates that 5% to 12% of people live with limited mobility of the joint that connects the lower jaw to the skull on either side of the face. When the joint functions incorrectly, it can lead to pain, inflammation, and a decreased quality of life due to the various symptoms it can cause. To improve its function and to stop jaw pain in Los Alamitos, your dentist has the solutions you need with neuromuscular dentistry.
February 7, 2018
Whether you’re missing one tooth or a full row of teeth, your dentist may have suggested dental implant supported tooth replacement. Despite the fact that these tooth replacement options have been around for decades, few patients hear about them until they need to replace a tooth. For many, it can be difficult to understand this complex tooth replacement procedure, and you’ll likely have a lot of questions. Before you decide to move forward with dental implant treatment, read this post to get the answers to the five most frequently asked questions we hear about dental implants.
January 3, 2018
Are you one of many American adults that are facing tooth loss? If so, you know that you need to replace them. Your specific reason may vary from another patient’s reason—but the fact remains that there are multiple reasons that support replacing missing teeth. Learn more from your dentist about how dental implants in Los Alamitos can help you avoid these problems that stem from missing teeth.
August 31, 2017
Summer’s a big time for photos, but it’s no fun taking a selfie with an imperfect smile — and if you have crooked teeth, you’re probably reluctant to flash your grin at all. Did you know more adults than ever are seeking orthodontic treatment these days? According to the Wall Street Journal, they are. We’ve got a couple of options for orthodontics in Los Alamitos: traditional braces and Invisalign. The one that’s right for you depends on your budget and your personal preference.
May 17, 2017
If you’ve been suffering from symptoms like consistent headaches or jaw pain, it may be time to consider more than how occlusion—the way your teeth meet one another—may be affecting your smile. Although occlusion may play a part in your discomfort, the Office of William C. Poe V, DDS, uses neuromuscular dentistry theories to examine your head, neck, jaws, and most importantly the inner and outer workings of your mouth to test you for TMJ disorder in Los Alamitos. We think it’s important to treat our patients in TMJ pain from the outside in (muscles first, teeth later), rather than from the inside out.
April 20, 2017
You just moved to Southern California to take the promotion of your dreams, and you’re loving every minute of it – from the sun to the beaches to the restaurants and nightlife, you couldn’t be happier. There’s just one aspect of your new life that you haven’t figured out yet – your dentist. You want someone who’ll treat you like family, who offers comprehensive services, and whose staff is friendly and respectful. Who should you see? Dr. Bill Poe has everything you’re looking for in an oral healthcare professional, and more.