The Facts of Oral Hygiene: Thumb Sucking

Although it may seem natural for children to want to suck their thumbs, the truth is that it can seriously alter and damage their oral health and should be discouraged when signs of the bad habit begin to appear. If thumb sucking continues, help assist your child to quit. If... Read more »

Tips on How to Get the Most Out of Your Six-Month Checkup

When you come to Artistic Dentistry, Dr. Amir Nikraz and our dental team want you to have the best experience possible. To help you do just that, we encourage you to make the most out of your appointment. The first thing we recommend is bringing a list of questions or... Read more »

How Can Endodontics Help You?

Have you ever wondered where you can go when you need a dental specialist? If so, you have come to the right place! Here at Artistic Dentistry in San Clemente, California, we are happy to tell you more about endodontics, which can help save your smile in many ways. Dr.... Read more »

Are You Pregnant? Here Are Some Smile-Care Tips

Pregnancy can be a fun and exciting phase in your life. You get to plan for this new addition to the family and do everything you can to get ready. While you check off your “To-Do” list, make sure to care for your smile. If you’re not careful, the pregnancy... Read more »

Untreated Tooth Decay That Causes an Abscess Might Require a Bridge

If you procrastinate having tooth decay treated by our dentist at Artistic Dentistry in San Clemente, California, you could be at extreme risk of suffering severe complications. Even if the outside structure of the tooth suffers from minor damage to the tooth enamel, it is still possible for bacteria to... Read more »

The Key to a Super Smile Begins by Brushing Efficiently and Effectively

The key to a super smile begins by brushing efficiently and effectively. If your brushing habits are lacking, your oral health will probably be lacking as well. Quality brushing leads to a quality smile. Here is a list of a few simple tricks you can try to improve the quality... Read more »

Oral Accidents Can Knock a Tooth Out

Oral trauma can range in severity and treatment. In an extreme case where a tooth is knocked out of the socket, it’s important to provide quality first aid while seeking treatment at Artistic Dentistry. It's important to assess the severity of the damage to the tooth. If there are blood... Read more »

Indications & Risks of Gum Disease

Gum disease attacks the gums and tissues that surround and support the teeth. This infection is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. Gum disease is caused by plaque, the sticky bacteria that form on the teeth. Gum disease is usually painless, so you may not know that you... Read more »

A Toothache Might Be the Result of an Untreated Abscess

When tooth decay goes without timely professional treatment, the implications to your oral health could be profound. As time goes on, the bacterial presence can invade the root. When this happens, the infection could cause a pocket of infection to develop in your gums. One of the early symptoms of... Read more »

Symptoms of Enamel Erosion Can Often Be Reduced by Increased Fluoride Exposure

The tooth enamel layer on your teeth is composed of a matrix of mineral crystals. The density of these minerals gives your teeth the hardness to bite into tough foods and the integrity to resist tooth decay and enamel erosion. If you struggle to maintain a consistent daily oral hygiene... Read more »