Dental health

Tell Your Dentist Which Prescription Meds You Are Taking

It’s standard practice for healthcare providers to find out which medications their patients are taking. At Masterworks Dentistry in Bakersfield our patients sometimes wonder why we ask them about prescription medications before their dental process. Here’s why: Some medications—prescription or over-the-counter—can affect oral health or dental treatment. Bleeding Issues Heparin/warfarin and other anticoagulants can bring

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Don’t Let A Simple Problem Become Serious

In this post from Masterworks Dentistry in Bakersfield we are going to discuss those small irritations in the mouth that have the potential to become big problems. Injuries, sores, or inflammation in the mouth can be very uncomfortable. These non-specific irritations, called stomatitis, have many different causes. They may be caused by cold sores, gum

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Think A Missing Back Tooth Is No Big Deal?

Most people are embarrassed by a missing tooth in the front of the mouth. It may not be fair, but a gaping hole would have negative connotations for just about anyone. We can address that issue with a dental implant, at Masterworks Dentistry in Bakersfield CA. But what about a missing molar? Someone who loses

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Keeping Kids Smiling

Masterworks Dentistry in Bakersfield serves patients of all ages and provides family dentistry for children. Our friendly staff takes special care of our youngest patients to make sure they are comfortable and safe. We Pamper Our Youngest Patients Taking extra time with our young patients is important. We understand that going to the dentist can

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Same-Day Tooth Pain Relief

When you have a toothache that’s all you can think about. It makes it difficult to handle your everyday tasks. At Masterworks Dentistry in Bakersfield we can relieve toothache pain in one office visit. The most common cause of a toothache, by far, is decay. Better known as cavities, decay happens when acids produced by

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Pacifier Do’s and Don’ts for New Parents

Sometimes a pacifier is the only thing that can calm a cranky baby. Parents tend to think of them as harmless, and as an easy way to pacify an infant. At Masterworks Dentistry in Bakersfield, we share some thoughts about pacifiers. The American Academy of Pediatrics says pacifiers don’t cause any medical or psychological problems.

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Help! My Crown Came Off!

You are chewing an apple and hear an odd sound, then something in your mouth feels wrong. One of your crowns has come loose. Don’t panic! Chances are, the crown can be re-cemented at Masterworks Dentistry in Bakersfield. What do you do when your dental crown comes off? It’s critical that you take the following

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Patient-Centered Dental Care

At Masterworks Dentistry in Bakersfield our patients are the focus of everything we do. Patient satisfaction means everything, because when our patients are satisfied we know we’re doing things right. Any time we do a checkup on a patient, we are as thorough as possible. We never rush you through an appointment. For one thing,

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Just Chill

If you are one of those people who gets tense just thinking about your next dental checkup, you may benefit from sedation dentistry offered here at Masterworks Dentistry in Bakersfield. Millions of people stress out when they have to see the dentist. Some of them would rather skip the dentist altogether than sit down for

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Are You Getting Your Dose Of D?

In this article from Masterworks Dentistry in Bakersfield, we wonder: are you getting enough Vitamin D in your diet? It’s really important for your teeth, because Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium. Most of the body’s calcium is in the teeth and bones. By getting sufficient amounts of Vitamin D you strengthen your teeth,

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