Blog Archive

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 on...

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

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...

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, Hospitality Dental & Orthodontics would like to spread awareness about the importance of oral health. Fresh breath, strong teeth, and clean gums are all to complete the best dental hygiene puzzle. There are many times we are in a...

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

If you have diabetes, dive in a learn what to be cautious for, how to take charge of your oral health, and how your dentist helps fight diabetes. High blood sugar can take a toll on your entire body including your teeth and gums. Whether you have type 1 diabetes...

Fall in love with a healthy smile! Sep 22nd, 2021

Happy first day of fall! During this fall season, focus on improving your oral health and loving your smile again. You deserve it and we want you to be happy! In addition to having your teeth checked twice a year, there are many other ways we can help you upgrade...

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

Do you wake up with headaches or still, sore jaw muscles? Do you often experience toothaches, jaw clicking, or cracked teeth 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 is...

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 wears 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 healthy 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 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 you...

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 Hospitality Dental & Orthodontics 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 hygenist 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, Hospitality Dental & Orthodontics 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...

8 Cool Things to Know About Orthodontics Jul 28th, 2021

Thinking about getting braces or aligning your teeth? At Hospitality Dental & Orthodontics, we are dedicated to providing quality care and education to our patients, so here are eight fun facts about orthodontics! Fact #1 The word orthodontics comes from a Greek origin where ortho means straight or correct and...

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 for a healthier, brighter smile! Jul 22nd, 2021

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

How can I prevent cavities? Jul 16th, 2021

We've all heard of cavities, but what exactly is it 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, purple, or green? Well, it's time to bring it out! Here's some stuff 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 bristles...

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 always monitoring your child's oral hygiene because if...

We're giving out FREE ice cream! Jul 3rd, 2021

Happy July! We know this summer is going to be a hot one, so we're doing something cool, to stay cool... We're giving out FREE ice cream all month of July in honor of National Ice Cream Month, so let's celebrate! Our mission is to promote dental care with excellent...

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 at the dentist necessary? Jun 25th, 2021

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

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

Visiting the dentist isn't easy for everyone, it can be stressful for most. At Hospitality Dental & Orthodontics, 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 your next visit are: Sleep early the...

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 4th, 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, book an appointment for a checkup or a cleaning before leaving to catch any issues. While...

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

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 lose support. The earliest stage of Periodontal...

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

Why am I feeling jaw pain? You aren't the only one, with 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...

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

At Hospitality Dental & Orthodontics 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...

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 5th, 2021

Why do I need to get X-rays done? 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...

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 often do I have to go to the dentist? Jan 29th, 2021

The general answer is we recommend at least twice a year (every 6 months). However, at Hospitality Dental & Orthodontics we know that smiles are not one-size-fits-all! Everyone has different dental needs that require a special dental health plan. 

Orange You Glad To Be Our Patient! Jan 27th, 2021

Orange season has arrived at Hospitality Dental & Orthodontics! Stop by any of our five locations 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 January,...

How can I get my kids to brush their teeth? Jan 22nd, 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! Jam out for 2 minutes with one of your child's favorite songs. Reward their good brushing behavior. Implement a sticker...

New Year, Healthier Smile Jan 6th, 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...

2020 Holiday Hours! Nov 24th, 2020

In preparation for the holiday season, Hospitality Dental would like to provide our patients with our holiday hours. Your treatments, checkups, and cleanings are important to us. This is a great time to book your year-end appointment by clicking on BOOK APPOINTMENT, which is located in the upper-right hand corner of our...

BEAT THE END OF YEAR RUSH - Use your dental benefits before 2020 ends! Nov 20th, 2020

    Before you know it, it'll be the holiday season, and soon after your insurance benefits will be expiring! Most insurance plans have an annual maximum benefit available. If you do not use this maximum amount, the remaining balance is lost at the end of the year. This is...

Hospitality Dental is a proud member of the CDA and ADA! (July 2020) Jul 31st, 2020

Did you know that Hospitality Dental is a proud member of both the California Dental Association (CDA) and the American Dental Association (ADA)! Both associations are the leaders in providing California dentists with continuous education, support, training, and maintaining the highest standards in clinical care. Our goal at Hospitality Dental...

Free Ice Cream During the Month of July at Hospitality Dental (July 2020) Jul 1st, 2020

Did you know that July is National Ice Cream Month?  Hospitality Dental is celebrating National Ice Cream month by giving away free ice cream to anyone that visits our dental practices in the month of July during normal business hours.   Our mission is to promote dental health with hospitality. So what is...

We're Open! (June 2020) May 13th, 2020

We are now open and resuming all dental services. 

Get the dental care you need today with CareCredit! (May 2020) May 13th, 2020

Think of CareCredit as your own health, wellness and beauty credit card.  Whether it's oral surgery, getting a crown or a general check up, you shouldn't have to worry about how to get the procedures you want. That’s why we're pleased to accept the CareCredit health, wellness and beauty credit...

Important COVID-19 Message (3/13/2020) Mar 12th, 2020

Dear Hospitality Dental & Orthodontics Patients, Hospitality Dental & Orthodontics since 1971 has been committed to the health of our patients, our employees, and the communities we serve. We are closely monitoring the rapidly changing events related to coronavirus (COVID-19). Symptoms of the COVID-19 include: Mild to severe respiratory illness,...

Complementary Oranges - Stop by Today! (Feb. 2020) Feb 19th, 2020

Announcement! Stop by any of our dental offices to pick up some FREE oranges. These are freshly picked from Feldkamp Farms located here in Redlands.  Navel oranges are available from November through May, with peak supplies in January, February, and March. Navel oranges are easy to identify, they have a...

New Year, New Benefits (January 2020) Jan 2nd, 2020

2020 is officially here and with a new year comes new dental benefits! Each January, your allowable benefits are reset, so it’s a great time to get that dental work done. The best approach is to schedule your initial exam and determine what dental work is needed. Our specialized trained...

Use It, Don't Lose It - Maximize Your Dental Benefits Before They Expire (Nov. 2019) Oct 6th, 2019

Before you know it, it’ll be the holiday season, soon after your insurance benefits will be expiring. Most insurance plans have an annual maximum benefit available. If you do not use this maximum amount, the remaining balance is lost at the end of the year. This is also true of...

September is Healthy Aging Month (Sept. 2019) Sep 2nd, 2019

September is Healthy Aging Month Did you know that gum disease – and not the aging process – is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults? Good oral health habits and a healthy lifestyle can help you keep your gums healthy and your smile bright for a lifetime. Developing...

We Accept Delta Dental Insurance (September 2020) Sep 1st, 2019

Did you know that at Hospitality Dental we proudly accept Delta Dental insurance? Call us today to schedule your next dental appointment.   

Updated Appointment Confirmation Policy (Oct 2019) Jul 31st, 2019

We are excited to announce our new Appointment Confirmation Policy at Hospitality Dental & Orthodontics. This new policy will allow us to better serve our patients by ensuring that appointments are confirmed and slots are opened for patients waiting to see our wonderful dentists and hygienists, if appointments are unconfirmed. ...

We Love Our County of San Bernardino Patients (August 2019) Apr 30th, 2019

Hospitality Dental & Orthodontics ♥ our County of San Bernardino patients! Thank you to all our wonderful San Bernardino County patients for choosing Hospitality Dental & Orthodontics for all your dental needs. If you have any dental questions, or just want to discuss you dental benefits, please call us at (909) 888-7817. We...

Veronica Nieto To Run 9th Boston Marathon (April 2019) Apr 10th, 2019

We would like to wish good luck to our amazing hygienist Veronica Nieto (San Bernardino) as she prepares to run her 9th Boston Marathon on April 15th!  Go Veronica!  

Did You Know? The Many Health Benefits of Pineapples (May 2019) Apr 1st, 2019

The pineapple is a member of the bromeliad family. It is extremely rare that bromeliads produce edible fruit. The pineapple is the only available edible bromeliad today. It is a multiple fruit. One pineapple is actually made up of dozens of individual floweret's that grow together to form the entire fruit. Each scale on a pineapple...

Office Spotlight: San Bernardino (March 2019) Feb 27th, 2019

Hospitality Dental & Orthodontics in San Bernardino has been serving our local community for over 30 plus years. We truly believe in providing the highest standards in both dental care and patient customer service. Below are some pictures of our amazing San Bernardino team and dental providers.  To book an...

Hygienist of the Year - Veronica Nieto (April 2019) Jan 31st, 2019

Hospitality Dental & Orthodontics is proud to have a highly-talented group of dental hygienists that not only ensure our patients get quality cleanings during their regular dental checkups, but also ensure patients get crucial oral health education and information.   Regular brushing and preventative dental care help keep your teeth and gums healthy. Brushing removes...

2018/19 Best of the Coachella Valley Reader's Pick! (June 2019) Dec 8th, 2018

We are excited to announce that Hospitality Dental & Orthodontics has been named Best of Coachella Valley 2018-2019: Readers' Picks! This is a great honor and a true testament to all the great customer service and quality of care that our lower desert teams have been providing all year. This...

Proud Supporters of UFCW! (Jan. 2019) Dec 2nd, 2018

Hospitality Dental & Orthodontics is a proud supporter of UFCW Local 1167! Thank you to all of our wonderful UFCW Local 1167 patients for choosing us for all your dental needs. If you have any dental questions please do not hesitate to call us at (909) 888-7817. To book an...

Top Foods That Actually Stain Teeth May 15th, 2018

Top Foods That Actually Stain TeethPosted by Hospitality Dental“Smile for the camera!” … Does the thought of showing your teeth make you self-conscious? Do you find yourself shying away from smiling? If you are like most people, you’re probably tired of wondering why you have a dull smile even though you...

Have A Brilliant Smile All Year Long May 10th, 2018

Is having better dental hygiene one of your resolutions this year? In 2017 millions of Americans admitted to not brushing and flossing the recommended twice a day. This year, let’s get our teeth clean, health, and shiny white!Common Problems1. Cavities/ Tooth Decay- Cavities happen when the enamel in a tooth is...