Professional Teeth Cleanings are Important to your Health | Riverside, CA

teeth cleaningsYou brush and floss twice a day at home and use mouthwash, so why go to the dentist for teeth cleanings? Teeth cleanings with your dentist are more thorough than the type of cleaning you do at home. Also, they help to prevent many other health problems. The following are the top 5 reasons you should go to your dentist for teeth cleanings:

  1. Prevention of Gum Disease: Gum disease is an infection in your gums that can lead to tooth loss. Routine dental cleanings help to prevent gum disease.
  2. Detection of Oral Cancer:  With every dental cleaning you are screened for oral cancer. Early detection is extremely important.
  3. Maintaining Good Oral Health:  Visiting your dentist regularly helps your dentist keep track of your oral health and any problems you have had in the past or are currently experiencing.
  4. Beautiful Smile: When your teeth are healthy and clean and white and you have a beautiful smile, you are more confident and happy. Confidence leads to improved social life and career possibilities.
  5. Maintaining Overall Health:  Gum disease is linked to heart disease, stroke and low birth weight.

Don’t skip those teeth cleanings, your health depends on it. Schedule an appointment today with Dr. Gerald Middleton of Parkside Dental at Riverwalk in Riverside, CA at 951-688-3442. Visit Dr. Middleton’s website at

Accepting patients from Norco, Ontario, Eastvale, Murrieta, Fontana and all surrounding areas.

Zoom! Teeth Whitening | Riverside, CA

zoom teeth whitening

Zoom! teeth whitening is a bleaching process used to lighten discolored teeth. Your teeth can become discolored from coffee, wine, tea, soda and smoking. Also as you get older your teeth naturally start to darken. With Zoom! you can have a beautiful white smile again in no time.

The whole Zoom! procedure takes less than an hour. It is recommended however to have you teeth cleaned before whitening. To begin the procedure your lips and gums are covered leaving the teeth exposed. The Zoom! hydrogen peroxide whitening gel is then applied. This whitening gel works with the special Zoom! light to penetrate the teeth and break up stains and discoloration. The gel stays on with the light for 15 minutes. There is a total of three 15 minute sessions for a total treatment time of 45 minutes. When the procedure is over a sensitivity reducing fluoride paste is applied to your teeth.

After the procedure is over you will be given an at home touch up kit with custom fitted whitening trays. To keep your teeth as white as possible after the procedure be sure to avoid foods and beverages that can stain your teeth.

Achieve a beautifully white smile today and call Dr. Gerald Middleton DDS in Riverside, CA and ask about Zoom! teeth whitening. A beautiful white smile is only an hour away. Call 951-688-3442. Learn more about Dr. Middleton and his practice by visiting his website at

Accepting patients from Norco, Ontario, Eastvale, Murrieta, Fontana and all surrounding areas.