CDA Cares Event | Pomona, CA

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Every year, the California Dental Association Foundation and the CDA host a program known as “CDA Cares.” This program allows volunteer dentists to provide dental services at no charge to more than 2,000 patients.

CDA Cares sets out to educate the public and policymakers about the importance of good oral health and the need for an effectively funded dental safety net. Through the CDA Cares events, a total of 10,040 patients have been served; 51,785 procedures have been conducted; and 8,061 individuals have volunteered.

We can’t do this alone. The CDA is looking dental and health professionals to volunteer in order to execute all of the oral health care services. WE need general dentists, oral surgeons, dental hygienists, assistants, lab technicians, nurses, and pharmacists. Alongside, we are looking for individuals to volunteer as part of the community to assist with registration, clinic setup, data entry, escorting patients, translating, and more.

Dates
Friday, November 21, 2014
Saturday, November 22, 2014

Location
Pomona Fairplex, Building 4
1101 W McKinley Ave., Pomona, CA 91768

Dr. Middleton will be participating in the next CDA Cares event located in Pomona, CA. If you have any questions about the event, feel free to call Dr. Middleton’s office at (951)-688-3442 or visit www.gmdental.com.

Dr. Middleton of Riverside, CA proudly accepts patients from Norco, Ontario, Eastvale, Murrieta, Fontana, and surrounding areas.

Foods to Avoid after getting a Filling | Riverside, CA Dentist

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After your dentist finds a cavity at your dental appointment, you will probably undergo a filling treatment to prevent any further damage to your teeth as well as to fix up the space in which that cavity already damaged your teeth. Your dental filling treatment is done under a local anesthetic, and once that anesthesia wears off, your teeth will be incredibly sensitive for the time being. Here are some food tips that Dr. Middleton approves for you to follow after your filling.

  • Avoid hot and cold foods. I know what you’re thinking, well if you can’t eat it hot and you can’t eat it cold, then what exactly are you eating? Well, the days after your procedure, your teeth will be incredibly sensitive to extreme temperatures. It will be easier, less painful, and more comfortable for you to eat your food at a “middle of the way” temperature.
  • AVOID gum and sticky foods. This tip applies for any form of dental procedure. It is safer for your teeth to just avoid sticky foods altogether. These foods include sticky candies such as caramel or taffy. After your filling, the material used to fill in the tooth will still be somewhat malleable. In that case, you want to avoid chewing excessively for the sole purpose of making sure your filling stays right.
  • Try warm (NOT HOT) soft foods the first couple of days after your procedure. Pureed vegetable soup and fruit smoothies make up for a great after procedure meal. As time passes by, you’ll be able to eat your normal foods again!

For more information about dental fillings or other aspects of general dentistry call Dr. Middleton in Riverside, CA at 951-688-3442 or visit www.gmdental.com.

Dr. Middleton of Riverside, CA proudly accepts patients from Norco, Ontario, Eastvale, Murrieta, Fontana, and surrounding areas.

Riverside, CA Dentist | All you need to know about Teeth Whitening

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Have your pearly whites lost their luster? If so, you might want to consider teeth whitening. In a world where our teeth whitening options have broadened immensely over the last couple of years, how do you choose the best option for you?

There are a multitude of options in which one can pursue teeth whitening. First thing’s first: To seek professional teeth whitening solutions or to pursue it on your own? While both options do serve you with the same end result, there are differences. You must factor in your budget, the severity of you discoloration, and how dramatic you want your end result to be. Here are a couple options you may consider for your teeth whitening endeavor.

Laser Bleaching at the Office

This option of teeth whitening can be performed in one office visit, with three 20 minute bleaching treatments. This is the most expensive form of teeth whitening options, as the results are seen much faster than other teeth whitening options. With laser bleaching, your teeth are in essence bleached and then a light is used to activate the bleach for whitening purposes.

Professional Bleaching Trays

This option includes your dentist taking an impression of your teeth to create custom bleaching trays that fit your teeth. You will used a special bleaching solutions for one to two weeks.

Over the Counter Whitening Kits

This option provides a multitude of different products that are offered. You can but kits for just about everything these days. Over the counter products are budget friendly, however don’t produce the most dramatic results.

For more questions on teeth cleanings and how to maintain ideal oral health call Dr. Middleton in Riverside, CA at 951-688-3442 or visit gmdental.com.

Dr. Middleton proudly serves Riverside, CA; Norco, CA; Ontario, CA, Eastvale,CA; Murrieta, CA; Fontana, CA; and surrounding areas.

Enhance any Gap or Chip with Veneers | Riverside Cosmetic Dentistry

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If you suffer from gapped or chipped teeth, there is a simple solution that will allow you to achieve a much more confident and bright smile: Porcelain Veneers.

Porcelain Veneers are custom-made shells that are adhered to the surface of your teeth to correct any dental imperfections that hinder you from showing off your smile. Porcelain Veneers are perfect for patients who suffer from a wide variety of aspects all of the following:

  • Stained teeth
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Worn down teeth

Porcelain Veneers will give you the polished look you are looking for! Dr. Middleton strongly encourages patients to consider porcelain veneers because the material used is stain-proof and will last up to 20 years! Porcelain Veneers will give you 20 years of never worrying about discoloration and 20 years with a bright and beautiful smile.

Schedule an appointment today if you are ready to enhance any gap or chip because porcelain veneers may be the solution to your problems!

For more information on how porcelain veneers can drastically rejuvenate your smile call Dr. Middleton in Riverside, CA at 951-688-3442 or visit www.gmdental.com.

Dr. Middleton also proudly accepts patients from Riverside, Norco, Ontario, Eastvale, Murrieta, Fontana, and surrounding areas.

No More Metal with ClearCorrect | Riverside, CA Dentist

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Do you hate the way metal braces look? Are you looking for the perfect alternative that will straighten your teeth? If so, ClearCorrect Invisible Braces is the ideal solution to solve your dental imperfections.

ClearCorrect Invisible Braces are unlike any traditional methods to straighten teeth. With ClearCorrect, patients do not have to endure the embarrassing look of metal brackets or wires because ClearCorrect uses customized, clear aligners that gradually straighten your teeth.

Parents and adults love ClearCorrect because you aligners are absolutely undetectable, perfect for the workplace or even at home. Braces are a thing of the past! Call Dr. Middleton today to determine whether or not ClearCorrect is a good option for you.

For more information about how you can benefit from Clear Correct Invisible Braces call Dr. Middleton in Riverside, CA at 951-688-3442 or visit www.gmdental.com.

Dr. Middleton also proudly accepts patients from Riverside, Norco, Ontario, Eastvale, Murrieta, Fontana, and surrounding areas.

Riverside, CA Dentist | Inlays and Onlays | Cosmetic Dentistry

Inlays and onlays are the ideal dental restorations needed to repair damaged teeth, not only improving your oral hygiene, but enhancing the look of your smile.

Although both inlays and onlays treat decay, they treat different areas of a damaged tooth. Inlays are used to treat the chewing surfaces of a tooth, which is located within the cusps. On the other hand, onlays are used to treat the biting surfaces of a tooth, which are usually the back teeth.

Both inlays and onlays will rejuvenate your smile! Dr. Middleton can also use inlays and onlays to replace dark, old dental restorations that look high unappealing. Only Dr. Middleton will be able to determine whether or not inlays and onlays will be right for your situation. So call today and schedule an appointment with a reliable professional in the city of Riverside, CA.

For more information on how dental inlays or onlays will benefit your dental situation call Dr. Middleton in Riverside, CA at 951-688-3442 or visit www.gmdental.com.

Dr. Middleton proudly accepts patients from Riverside, Norco, Ontario, Eastvale, Murrieta, Fontana, and surrounding areas.

Riverside Preventive Dentist | Teeth Cleanings and Prevention

Dr. Middleton and his staff of professionals understand how the health of your mouth affects your overall health.

For this reason, Dr. Middleton emphasizes the importance of routine teeth cleanings. Regular teeth cleanings are extremely beneficial to all individuals because they prevent all of the following:

-tooth decay

-plaque and tartar build-up

-gum disease
Poor oral health is highly detrimental to an individual’s health because it has been linked to an increase in heart attack or stroke, diabetes, and respiratory disease.

To avoid such life threatening diseases, schedule regular teeth cleanings with Dr. Middleton and his friendly staff. Teeth cleanings will allow you to maintain good oral health while preventing harmful dental problems.

For more information about how teeth cleaning prevent dental problems call Dr. Middleton in Riverside, CA at 951-688-3442 or visit www.gmdental.com.

Dr. Middleton of Riverside, CA also proudly accepts patients from Norco, Ontario, Eastvale, Murrieta, Fontana, and surrounding areas.

Riverside Dentist | When do I need Dental Fillings?

Are you experiencing toothaches, sharp pains, or sensitivity?

If so, Dr. Middleton highly recommends scheduling an appointment to determine if you need dental fillings.

If you notice any of the following signs, dental fillings are most likely the solution to solving your dental problems:

  • A dark spot or hole in your tooth
  • A chipped tooth
  • A rough tooth
  • If floss is tearing in a particular location between your teeth

Dental fillings are essential in maintain ideal oral health because they prevent tooth decay. Without dental fillings, individuals risk the chance of permanently losing their teeth. To avoid these types of dental predicaments, call Dr. Middleton about dental fillings.

For more information about dental fillings or other aspects of general dentistry call Dr. Middleton in Riverside, CA at 951-688-3442 or visit www.gmdental.com.

Dr. Middleton of Riverside, CA proudly accepts patients from Norco, Ontario, Eastvale, Murrieta, Fontana, and surrounding areas.

Riverside Cosmetic Dentist | 1 Hour ZOOM Whitening

Are you on a tight and busy schedule? Does it feel as though you never have time for a professional teeth whitening procedure? Is your smile causing you to feel self-conscious?

Thanks to the latest technology used by Dr. Middleton, you can have your ideal smile in only one hour! This innovative teeth whitening process called ZOOM is the most popular and convenient procedure that can make you smile up to eight shades whiten! If you are worried about looking unnatural, Dr. Middleton and his skilled staff will be able to give you the exact shade of color you would like to achieve after your visit.

So how does ZOOM work? The ZOOM whitening procedure begins when trained clinicians apply whitening gel to the surface of your teeth. This gel is used with a ZOOM light to reduce the appearance of discoloration and stains. For maximum results, Dr. Middleton and his staff will apply the gel for three 15 minutes sessions for a total of 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Don’t let time and your busy schedule get in the way of receiving your ideal smile. With ZOOM your rejuvenated smile is only 1 hour away. Call Dr. Middleton and his staff of professionals and ask about the ZOOM teeth whitening procedure.

For more information on ZOOM or other professional teeth whitening procedures call Dr. Middleton in Riverside, CA at 951-688-3442 or visit www.gmdental.com.

Dr. Middleton also proudly accepts patients from Riverside, Norco, Ontario, Eastvale, Murrieta, Fontana, and surrounding areas.

Riverside Dentist | CEREC® One Visit Dental restorations

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CEREC®, allows our doctors to quickly restore damaged teeth with natural-colored ceramic restorations, saving patients time and inconvenience.

CEREC® is the world’s only system for the fabrication of all ceramic dental restorations in one office visit. With CEREC® you can be in and out in a single visit with a permanent, all-ceramic crown, onlay, or veneer! For the patient this means fewer injections, less drilling, and less time out of your hectic schedule for dental care.

What does this innovation mean for a patient?

A tooth-colored restoration means no more silver fillings or discoloring smiles. The filling is natural-looking, compatible with tissue in the mouth, anti-abrasive, and plaque-resistant. We no longer need to create temporaries or take impressions and send them to a lab. Because of this, the traditional second visit has been eliminated.

How does it work?

The tooth that requires a CEREC® restoration is prepared and a 3D photograph is taken of the prepared tooth. From there, we use computer-aided design CAD software to create the restoration digitally.

Using a single block of porcelain that is color-matched to your current tooth shade, the digitally designed restoration is sent to a milling machine where your restoration is cut. The milling process usually takes about 15 minutes per restoration.

Once the restoration is finished being milled, it is fitted onto the prepared tooth and adjusted until the bite is accurate.

This procedure is great for crowns, veneers and the replacement of old fillings to give you the longest-lasting, best-looking restorations.

For your next dental restoration call Dr. Gerald Middleton in Riverside, CA at 951-688-3442. Visit our website for special offers, updates and to make an appointment, www.gmdental.com.

Accepting patients from Riverside CA, Norco CA, Ontario CA, Eastvale CA, Murrieta CA, Fontana CA and all surrounding communities.