Need Help With Flossing?

Sometimes, letting flossing go by the wayside can be easy. If you would like a refresher on flossing, we are happy to provide you with some tips. - Using a string of about 18 inches in length may be important. This length can give you enough string so you can use a clean segment everytime. Floss can scrape plaque away... read more »

FAQs about Plaque

What do you know about plaque? Would you like to know more? Here are some frequently asked questions about plaque and their answers: What is plaque? Plaque is a sticky, colorless biofilm that grows on your teeth composed of bacteria, sugar and acid. How does plaque grow? Bad bacteria that live in your mouth combine with ingredients from your food... read more »

Manual Toothbrushes versus Electric Toothbrush

Are you caught up in the craze about which toothbrush to choose from? If so, we have exciting news for you! Here at Bright Dental Care in Bakersfield, California, our team of specialists takes pride in giving you the answers to your oral health care questions you need to keep your smile in pristine shape. That is why we are... read more »

Symptoms of Gum Disease

Do you feel you have positive oral health? Are you sure of your answer? You may be surprised to know many people do not know the dangers of gum disease and how it can affect your smile when you least expect it. Gum disease is caused by bacteria and plaque living on your teeth and along your gumline. That is... read more »

Dental Checkup and Cleaning: What to Expect

As you may already know, a dental checkup and cleaning is required every six months if you want to maintain a strong and successful oral health. So, if you’re due for your six month checkup, our Bright Dental Care team encourages you to call 661.588.2772 today and schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience. When you come in for your... read more »

Understanding Periodontal Disease and Ways to Help Prevent It

Periodontal disease, sometimes known as gum disease, can have a serious impact on your teeth, gums and overall health. Periodontal disease is an inflammation of the gum tissue caused by the excess buildup of bacteria and plaque. Excess plaque can cause the gum tissues to start to pull away from the teeth. The inflammation can damage gum tissues and over... read more »

All You Need to Know About Choosing the Right Toothpaste

As you search the oral hygiene isle at the store, make sure you choose the perfect tube of toothpaste for your smile. In order to give your smile the proper nutrients and cleaning it needs, we encourage you to talk to your dentist during your next appointment and ask which toothpaste is best for you. Your dentist is more than... read more »