Blog Archive

Stay updated with our holiday hours! Nov 22nd, 2021

Happy holidays! In preparation for this season, Cal Select Dental Group would like to provide patients with our upcoming holiday hours. We strive to help our patients feel their best through trusted and professional healthcare. Your treatments, check-ups, and cleanings are very important to us. It's a great time to...

What is temporomandibular disorder (TMD)? Nov 19th, 2021

Have you ever felt your jaw click or pop when you talk, chew or yawn? Many people experience this pain in their jaw muscles and don't know that they have temporomandibular disorder (TMD). The temporomandibular joint is a hinge that connects your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull,...

Why am I suffering from tooth eriosion? Nov 12th, 2021

What you eat and drink can impact your teeth. Dental erosion is the loss of the surface of your teeth due to the acids from food or liquids, coming from the stomach. Tooth erosion changes the appearance of your teeth and opens the door for bacteria that can cause cavities...

Can I sip and snack all day without risking tooth decay? Nov 5th, 2021

After a long day, many of us like relaxing back, kicking our feet up, and enjoying our favorite chips, candy, or soda. A steady diet of sugary and acidic foods and drinks, including sports and energy drinks, can damage teeth and lead to tooth decay. We must remember, what we...

November Marks National Diabetes Awareness Month Nov 1st, 2021

The need to spread awareness for this month helps to remind us that we need to take care of our dental health. Diabetes affects the overall health of the mouth, along with our teeth and gums. When Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes is left uncontrolled, it can result in...

How can I avoid having a dry mouth? Oct 29th, 2021

Dry mouth, also known as xerostomia is an unpleasant condition that can occur when the salivary glands in your mouth don't produce enough saliva. This is the result of prescription medications, dehydration, diseases, treatments, and even emotional stress. Saliva is an important asset to prevent a dry mouth. It coats...

Why does my child need dental sealants? Oct 22nd, 2021

Brushing and flossing are the best ways to prevent cavities, but it's not always possible to reach every area. Dental health is a high priority and this is an excellent way to prevent cavities and tooth decay for your children. A sealant is a thin coating that is put onto...

Use your insurance benefits before you lose them! Oct 20th, 2021

Have you taken full advantage of your dental insurance benefits? We're coming close to the end of 2021. Beat the end of the year rush! It's the time when the most flexible spending, health savings, and insurance benefits expire. We want to give you a friendly reminder that it's the...

I hate flossing. What else can I do? Oct 15th, 2021

Is traditional flossing difficult for you because you're traveling or have braces? We have a few options for you! After you eat, there are pieces of food that are stuck in your mouth. Your teeth and gums must be brushed and flossed to remove any leftover debris. The natural bacteria...

What is the connection between sleep apnea and oral health? Oct 8th, 2021

Are you getting a good night's sleep? Sleep-related breathing disorders can have a negative effect on your oral health. Snoring and insomniac are both signs of a sleeping disorder known as, sleep apnea. This disorder can disrupt your sleep cycle caused by repeated breathing patterns due to the collapse of...

Cal Select took over the Route 66 Car Show! Oct 5th, 2021

The 8th Annual Rendezvous Back to Route 66 took place Saturday, October 2nd, in Downtown San Bernardino, California. This event consisted of the celebration for classic cars, and there were over 35,000 attendees! Route 66 allowed Cal Select Dental Group to speak one on one with the community about the...

Should I take antibiotics before my dental treatment? Oct 1st, 2021

Are you preparing for a dental procedure and unsure if you should take any antibiotics? You may be wondering what they are and what their use for them is. Antibiotics are to treat infections or certain diseases. They attack the bacteria in your body that ultimately eliminates and prevents them...

Happy Dental Hygiene Month! Oct 1st, 2021

Did you know October is dental hygiene month? During this time, Cal Select Dental Group would like to spread awareness about the importance of oral health. Fresh breath, strong teeth, and clean gums are all pieces to complete the best dental hygiene puzzle. There are many times we are in...

How does diabetes affect my oral health? Sep 24th, 2021

If you have diabetes, dive in and learn what to be cautious for, how to take charge of your oral health, and how your dentist can help you fight diabetes. High blood sugar can take a toll on your entire body including your teeth and gums. Whether you have type...

Why am I grinding my teeth? Sep 17th, 2021

Do you wake up with headaches or stiff, sore jaw muscles? Do you often experience toothaches, jaw clicking, or cracked teeth and fillings? If you do, you may have the habit of grinding your teeth, also known as bruxism. Many people are unaware that they do this, but teeth grinding...

What is gum recession? Sep 10th, 2021

Most people don't know why they are experiencing gum recession because this is an issue that gradually occurs. Gum recession is the process in which the margin of the gum tissue that surrounds the teeth wear away, pulls back, and exposes more than the tooth or the tooth's root. When...

I'm an adult over 60, what are some oral health tips? Sep 3rd, 2021

You may wonder how you can keep a smile as you enter an older age. There are no secrets, but here are a few tips that can help! Tip #1. Clean your dentures daily. Bacteria can stick to your teeth and also to full or partial dentures. If you wear...

Let's take care of our gums! Sep 1st, 2021

Taking care of our gums is important. Make time this month to improve your family's health with proper brushing, flossing, and scheduling their regular dental appointments. Happy gums and happy teeth mean happy smiles for years to come! Having issues with your gums? Look out for these signs: Red and...

I have sensitive teeth, what can I do to treat them? Aug 27th, 2021

Does the taste of ice cream or a sip of hot coffee cause pain to your teeth? You may have sensitive teeth, here's how you can treat them. Healthy teeth have a layer of enamel that protects the crowns of your teeth and the area above the gum line. When...

What should I do if I lose a filling? Aug 20th, 2021

A dental emergency can easily occur when you're sitting comfortably at home. Fillings and crowns can sometimes loosen and fall out, but don't panic. What you need to do. First things first, call your nearest Cal Select Dental Group office as soon as possible. Please explain what happened and let...

What happens during professional teeth cleanings? Aug 13th, 2021

Teeth cleanings are simple, harmless, and will leave you with minty fresh results. There are five painless steps during this dental process. 1. Dental exam Your dental hygienist will examine your teeth and gums by using a small mirror to check for any signs of gingivitis or other diseases. If...

What are dental implants? Aug 6th, 2021

Was your tooth knocked out playing sports or is it required to be pulled due to extensive tooth decay or infection? This can be an excellent solution for emergency dentistry to replace a single tooth or several teeth. Dental implants are a convenient and permanent treatment for missing teeth. Dental...

Start the school year with a smile! Aug 2nd, 2021

It's almost that time again, is your child's smile ready to go back to school? If not, Cal Select Dental Group is here to save the day! We encourage you to schedule an appointment with their pediatric dentist before the first day of school. Why is it important for my...

What can I expect from a root canal? Jul 30th, 2021

Has your dental provider recommended that you may need a root canal? This can be an unavoidable and necessary procedure. A root canal treatment eliminates bacteria and prevents any future infections of the tooth. The pulp is an inner soft connective tissue that contains tooth nerves, blood vessels, and blood...

How does smoking affect my oral health? Jul 23rd, 2021

Most people know smoking is bad for their health, but are they aware of how it affects their mouth, gums, and teeth? Individuals who smoke have a higher risk of developing oral cancer, gum disease, tooth decay, and much more. Oral cancer can be found on the tongue, inside of...

The secret to a healthier, brighter smile! Jul 22nd, 2021

Having a healthier, brighter smile is easier than you think. At Cal Select Dental Group, we want to share a few recommendations for achieving and maintaining the teeth of your dreams. Here are 6 tips that can help protect the health of your smile. 1. It's important what you eat....

How can I prevent cavities? Jul 16th, 2021

We've all heard of cavities, but what exactly are they and how can we prevent them? Cavities are permanently damaged areas in the hard surfaces of your teeth that can develop into small holes. This is one of the world's most common health issues and anyone who has teeth can...

Toothbrush Facts! Jul 15th, 2021

What color is your favorite toothbrush? Is it blue, yellow, or pink? Well, it's time to bring it out! Here are some facts you probably didn't know about your toothbrush: You should replace your toothbrush or electric toothbrush head every 3 months or when the bristles begin to fray. Hard...

How can I prevent baby tooth decay? Jul 9th, 2021

Being a full-time parent can be difficult, but ensuring that your child has a healthy mouth is easy! Tooth decay in infants and toddlers most often occurs in the upper front teeth, but it can affect other teeth as well. We recommend monitoring your child's oral hygiene because if their...

Why do wisdom teeth need to be removed? Jul 2nd, 2021

Are you currently feeling pain from your back teeth? In some cases, wisdom teeth are impacted and need to be removed because they don't have enough space to develop from the gums. They need to be removed to avoid damaging the surrounding teeth, allowing the rest of the teeth to...

Why are x-rays necessary at the dentist? Jun 25th, 2021

You may have wondered why x-rays are necessary during your dental visit. Dentists can find and treat dental issues at an early stage, but x-rays can detect damage that isn't visible to the naked eye. X-rays can save many lives for example, if a patient has a hidden tumor or...

How do I deal with dental anxiety? Jun 18th, 2021

How do I deal with dental anxiety? Visiting the dentist isn't easy for everyone, it can be stressful for most. At Cal Select Dental Group, we want you to know that we understand and want you to have the easiest appointment possible. A few tips to help you relax during...

Why do I need a crown? Jun 11th, 2021

There are a few reasons why you may need a dental crown. This procedure can protect a weak tooth from fracturing or decaying, support a tooth that has a large filling where there isn't enough natural tooth structure, or cover a dental implant. A crown is a cover your dentist...

How can I care for my teeth over summer vacation? Jun 5th, 2021

Summer is a time for fun and relaxing vacations with friends and family. We want you to enjoy your summer but remember to stick to your healthy oral care habits. If you are traveling this summer, book an appointment for a checkup or a cleaning before leaving to catch any...

Dental Smiles Month! Jun 2nd, 2021

Achieving and maintaining healthy teeth takes a lifetime of care. It's crucial to take the right steps every day to take care of them and prevent any future problems. This involves getting the right oral care products and being mindful of our daily habits. Here are some tips to help...

What is gum (periodontal) disease? May 28th, 2021

Taking care of our gums is important. Most people don’t know how common periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is. This disease occurs when bacteria in plaque build-up and irritates the gum tissue, leading to inflammation and infection. The gums begin to pull away from the bone and teeth...

How do I brush my teeth and floss with braces? May 24th, 2021

This might be tricky in the beginning, but you’ll be flashing your confident smile after these tips!  Brushing with braces: - Remove any attachments such as elastics or bands- Brush around all parts of your braces and every surface of your teeth – fronts, sides, and backs of chewing surfaces for...

Why am I feeling jaw pain? May 14th, 2021

You aren't the only one, lots of us grinding and clenching more than usual during these uncertain times, without even being aware of it. Some of the most common causes are: Chronic muscle tension associated with clenching or grinding of the teeth Habits such as chewing gum Stressed jaw posture...

Don't Wait, Get Screened For Oral Cancer! Apr 9th, 2021

At Cal Select Dental Group we are raising awareness about Oral Cancer. Symptoms of Oral Cancer may include: a sore or irritation that doesn’t go away red or white patches, or pain, tenderness, or numbness in mouth or lips lumps, thickening tissues, rough spots, crusty or eroded areas difficulty chewing,...

Spring Clean Your Smile!  Mar 2nd, 2021

Kick-off the spring season and get your teeth cleaned! During a cleaning, a skilled dental hygienist will remove all the hard buildup of tartar and plaque on your teeth. What are the benefits of a cleaning? Healthier teeth and gums Fresher breath Reduced risk of severe dental problems How can I...

When do baby teeth typically fall out? Feb 23rd, 2021

Children can begin losing their baby teeth between the ages of 6 and 8. You may see that they fall out in roughly the same order they grew in. However, all patients are different! Book your child’s dental appointment today.

At what age should I make my child's first dental appointment? Feb 12th, 2021

Children can develop their first cavities as young as two years old! We recommend booking your child’s first dental appointment within six months of their first tooth appearing or by their first birthday.

Why do I need to get x-rays done? Feb 4th, 2021

Great question! A dentist can’t see everything an X-ray can during an examination. Here are some of the dental problems x-rays tell your dentist: X-rays spot issues in-between teeth like tooth decay and can see problems under any existing fillings Show infections in the bone and periodontal (gum) disease Spot...

Love the Gums You're With! Feb 3rd, 2021

What is Gum Disease? Gum disease is an infection that affects the tissues and bone that support your teeth. Your gums pull away from your teeth and may become red, puffy, and swollen. What causes Gum Disease? Poor brushing and flossing habits allow plaque (sticky film with bacteria) to be...

How can I get my kids to brush their teeth? Jan 29th, 2021

Getting your child to get in the habit of brushing their teeth twice a day can be difficult. However, we have some creative ways to make brushing their teeth fun! Make it fun! Jam out for 2 minutes with one of your child’s favorite songs. Reward their good brushing behavior....

Orange Season Has Arrived at Cal Select Dental Group! Jan 27th, 2021

Orange season has arrived at Cal Select Dental Group! Stop by any of our three offices this month to pick up FREE hand-picked Navel oranges, compliments of Redland’s Finest (Feldkamp Family Farms).  Here are some fun facts about Navel Oranges: Navel oranges are available from November through May, with peak supplies in...

I am not having any dental pain. Do I still need to see a dentist? Jan 22nd, 2021

The answer is YES. Even though you are not experiencing any pain or discomfort now you may have dental issues only your dentist can diagnose! With regular visits to the dentist, you can prevent any problems from developing. Denti-Cal, IEHP, and Medi-Cal cover routine exams and consultations.  If you currently...

New Year, Healthier Smile Jan 9th, 2021

Dedicate 2021 to having a healthy dental routine!  Our first tip to building an effective dental routine is purchasing a new toothbrush. Bristles can become worn over time and will become less effective at cleaning your teeth. Other Dental Routine Tips: Floss daily. Flossing can get debris left in between...

Holiday Hours! Nov 24th, 2020

In preparation for the holiday season, Cal Select Dental would like to provide patients with our holiday hours. Use the Book your appointment button in the top right-hand corner!

We are GROWING! Nov 20th, 2020

  Book an appointment today for our Riverside office! We accept IEHP and Denti-cal. We are COVID compliant and ensure safety for all of our patients! Book Appointment!  

We're Expanding! Jun 10th, 2020

We’re Expanding! Cal Select Dental Group is hiring for all dental staff positions. Click here to apply now.