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.

Riverside Dentist |Foods to Avoid after getting a Filling

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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. Yourdental 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.