The Significance of Plaque Buildup Prevention

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Are you aware of what plaque buildup is and how it can damage your teeth and gums? It consists of a thin layer of bacteria and debris in your mouth that collects due to dietary choices and poor oral hygiene habits. If you’re not adequately taking care of your mouth, you can be susceptible to… Read more »

Diabetes and Oral Health

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Approximately 29 million Americans live with diabetes. If diabetes is a part of your life, you should work closely with your dentist to maintain a healthy mouth. Keep in mind that people with diabetes are at a higher risk for gum disease, a fungal infection called thrush, and dry mouth. If you already have gum… Read more »

What Are the Most Common Signs of Bruxism?

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What are the most common signs of bruxism? Bruxism is a common, yet often concealed sleep disorder characterized by grinding or gnashing your teeth while unconscious and often done while asleep. Treating bruxism can be done fairly easily with night guards or bite plates, but the difficult task is determining if you even have the… Read more »

Time for a Dental Cleaning and Exam?

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Welcome to the dental practice of Dr. James C. Ma, where we offer cosmetic, general, family and orthodontic dental care for our patients in Tulare, California, and the surrounding areas. We are happy to offer dental cleanings and exams to make sure your oral health is in the best possible condition. What can you expect at a… Read more »