Don’t Let TMJ Cramp Your Smile

At Southridge Dental Group in Fontana, California, Dr. Merchant, Dr. Hilton, and Dr. Shahnubaryan have years of experience helping our patients alleviate jaw pain and helping them find the treatment they need for their TMJ disorders. Your TMJ, or temporomandibular joints, hinge your jawbone to the rest of your skull. These complex joints work in synergy with… Read more »

Get Your Child off and Running into a Successful School Year

At Southridge Dental Group located in Fontana, California, we are proud to assist our patients achieve healthy, confident smiles, including our neighbors in Mira Loma, Riverside, San Bernardino, Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario, Corona, Norco, and Rialto, California. As the summer season slowly winds down and school bells ring again, Dr. Sanjay Merchant, Dr. Brian Hilton, and… Read more »

A Chipped or Damaged Bridge Requires Timely Treatment

When Dr. cemented your bridge in place, it was intended to restore a missing tooth for a long time to come. However, it is possible for a blow to the face or other oral accident to actually chip or potentially damage part of a bridge. If any part of your bridge is damaged, or loose,… Read more »

What Can Dental Veneers Do for You

Have you ever heard of porcelain dental veneers? As you may know, these porcelain shells are bonded to your front teeth to give you a healthy, attractive smile. In fact, dental veneers can be used to correct crooked teeth, to whiten your smile, or to close small gaps in your mouth. While veneers are stain resistant and durable—there… Read more »

A Partial Can Replace the Lost Function of Multiple Missing Teeth

Teeth that have been compromised by progressive tooth decay and periodontal disease can negatively impact your quality of life. Even though they can seriously impair your ability to chew food, they can also cause problems with your speech and can lead to oral infection and inflammation. If the full function of your mouth has been… Read more »

Can You Help Your Bad Breath?

How often do you have to deal with bad breath? As you know, having bad breath—regardless of how often you have to—can be an embarrassing experience. However, did you know that bad breath is typically caused by bacteria or by food particles in your mouth? While removing bacteria may be your best answer, there are… Read more »

A Dental Implant Can Completely Restore One of Your Lost Teeth

For over two decades, dental implants have been used to effectively restore a lost tooth. Your dentist, Dr. , will start the treatment by inspecting your mouth and taking a few X-rays to make sure you have sufficient bone structure to mount a dental implant. If you lost the tooth due to advanced tooth decay,… Read more »

Dental Myths and Facts

Oral care is very important if you’re interested in protecting your oral—or overall—health. Unfortunately, there are many dental myths that are widely accepted by the general public, which could lead to complications. To help you avoid some of these issues, our team is happy to reveal the truth behind these rumors. One of these widely… Read more »

Contact Sports Increase the Risks of a Knocked-Out Tooth

The American Association of Endodontists estimates that nearly five million teeth are knocked out each year. It is also estimated that nearly three million of these teeth are knocked out in relation to athletic activities and contact sports. Dr. offers a few key first aid considerations to keep in mind, should you suffer a knocked-out… Read more »

Basic Tips and Habits for Maintaining Your New Partial

Your new partial will effectively restore the function and appearance of multiple lost teeth in one area of your mouth. With a few minor modifications in your daily habits and oral hygiene routine, it can last for a long time to come. Many people with a partial like to use denture adhesive to give it… Read more »