Reclaim Your Smile With Dental Implants in Palm Desert

Dr. Anne Nicholas and her team of specialists want you to enjoy all the benefits of great oral health, even if you’ve had to part with some of your natural teeth. This kind of lifestyle is possible through the wonders of implant dentistry. With their expert knowledge and experience, Dr. Nicholas and her team of… Read more »

Bite Correction in Palm Desert, CA

Malocclusion (or “an improper bite”) occurs when the teeth are too crowded or simply misaligned. This condition prevents the jaws from meeting squarely. Malocclusion is typically most apparent in younger patients between the ages of 6 and 12, when the permanent teeth are coming in. If malocclusion isn’t treated properly, this condition leads to a… Read more »

Enjoy Your Favorite Foods and Peace of Mind With Dental Implants

Healthy, natural teeth allow us to chew and ingest nutrient-rich foods. Removable dentures may resemble the appearance of real teeth, but unfortunately, they aren’t nearly as effective at their primary role: chewing food. Some people who wear dentures encounter the problem of malnutrition because they find eating with replacement teeth to be uncomfortable or even… Read more »

Understanding Crown-Lengthening

Crown-lengthening is a surgical dental procedure where gum tissue and bone are removed in order to expose more surface area of the tooth. Crown-lengthening is helpful in the special circumstances described below. Sometimes a person’s teeth appear to be “too short.” Maybe you’ve heard this condition referred to as having a “gummy smile.” Usually the… Read more »

Enjoy the Benefits of Cutting-Edge Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry is an effective treatment for gum disease that is used to remove bacteria and to rid the mouth of diseased gum tissue. Lasers have been used in dentistry since the 1990s, and they have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Our very own Dr. Nicholas is highly skilled at… Read more »

Answering Your Top 3 Questions About Dental Implants

It’s no wonder the American Dental Association has called dental implants “one of the biggest advancements in dentistry in the past 40 years”: Dental implants can improve a person’s appearance, speech, comfort, ability to eat, self-esteem and overall oral health. Perhaps you’ve been wondering if dental implants would be a good solution for you. Below… Read more »

The Restorative Power of Osseous Surgery

Deteriorating oral health can be a vicious cycle. And once you’re stuck in that cyclical pattern, it’s difficult to escape without the help of a trained professional like Dr. Anne Nicholas. Here’s how the cycle of gum disease progresses toward bone loss and the need for osseous surgery: Poor oral hygiene results in the formation… Read more »

Warning Signs of Gum Disease

The definition of the word “insidious” can also double as an apt description for gum disease: causing harm in a way that is gradual or not easily noticed. Gum disease is indeed insidious. Also known as “periodontal disease,” gum disease is an infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth. Your caring dentist… Read more »

Why You Should Replace a Missing Tooth

For many people, a missing tooth is solely a cosmetic consideration. In other words, if a patient loses a tooth in the so-called “smile zone,” then he or she rushes to get it replaced as quickly as possible. But if a patient loses a tooth that’s not generally visible (such as a molar), then that… Read more »

Brighten Your Smile With Zoom Teeth-Whitening

Your smile is one of your most valuable assets. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry reports that 96 percent of adults believe that a healthy smile makes a person more appealing to members of the opposite gender. And 74 percent of adults believe an unattractive smile can hurt a person’s chances for career success. When… Read more »