Team Members in Action!

In response to the long reported disparities in health, the 2000 Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health and 2003 Surgeon General’s Call to Action to improve access to preventive dental care services of special and underserved populations, the Registered Dental Hygienists in Alternative Practice (RDHAP) licensure category became legal in California in 2003. These specific registered dental hygienists specialize in oral health for people with complex needs often in homebound nursing homes, hospitals, residential care facilities, and other public health settings.
We want to congratulate our own Megan Graff, RDH for completing the 150-hour dental board approved course at Pacific Center for Special Care at University of Pacific School of Dentistry, and for her commitment to improving the quality of oral health of the underserved. Her passion for dentistry is conveyed in the compassion and dedication she demonstrates. We are proud to have Megan as a member of our team!

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Riverside Preventive Dentist | Benefits of Teeth Cleanings

According to recent statistics, more than 51 million hours of school are lost each year by children due to dental related illnesses. As for adults, statistics have proven that employed adults lose more that 164 million hours of work each year due to oral health problems. Professionals from the American Dental Association agree that regular teeth cleanings can drastically reduce these numbers by about fifty percent! Because you and your child’s presence in school and in the workplace are vital to future endeavors, Dr. Middleton will gladly provides thorough teeth cleaning services that will prevent dental problems. These dental problems can range anywhere from dental cavities to periodontal disease, which lead to you or your child being absent in school or at work.

Dr. Middleton’s teeth cleanings are preventive measures that improve your oral health. Dr. Middleton also encourages his patients to schedule teeth cleanings to fully examine your oral hygiene. If individuals choose to delay their visit to Dr. Middleton, they are prone to the increased risk for heart attack or stroke, periodontal disease, and even oral cancer. In order to avoid these life-threatening consequence of poor oral health, Dr. Middleton guarantees thorough teeth cleanings that will enhance your smile and ensure you and your child remain in school and at work!

For more questions on teeth cleanings and how to maintain ideal oral health call Dr. Middleton in Riverside, CA at 951-688-3442 or visit gmdental.com.

Dr. Middleton proudly serves Riverside, CA; Norco, CA; Ontario, CA, Eastvale,CA; Murrieta, CA; Fontana, CA; and surrounding areas.

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Riverside Dentist | ZOOM, Whitening for your Teeth!

Dr. Gerald Middleton agrees that the simplest way to brighten and whiten your smile is by ZOOM! ZOOM is an in-office teeth whitening procedure that is accomplished by applying a whitening gel to the teeth and utilizing a ZOOM light to penetrate the surface of the teeth to break up stains and discolorations.

Patients love ZOOM whitening system because of the amount of time it takes to achieve a brighter smile. Dr. Gerald Middleton guarantees that ZOOM whitening system takes about 45 minutes to one hour! Within that time, your smile will be rejuvenated with no stains or discoloration. Patients also enjoy how ZOOM allows you to achieve your desired level of whiteness, without seeming unnatural or overdone. The ZOOM teeth whitening system is quick, convenient, safe, and supervised and for these reasons, ZOOM is the perfect option for a whiter smile.

For more questions about ZOOM or other teeth whitening options call Dr. Gerald Middleton in Riverside, CA at 951-688-3442 or visit www.gmdental.com.

Dr. Gerald Middleton accepts patients from Riverside, Norco, Ontario, Eastvale, Murrieta, Fontana, and surrounding areas.

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Riverside Dentist | Do You Need Dental Fillings?

If you are experiencing sensitivity to certain foods, having sharp toothaches, or having difficulty eating due to an excessive amount of pain, it may be time to consult Dr. Gerald Middleton about fillings.

The following symptoms indicate that dental fillings are needed to treat your teeth effectively:

  • A visible gap or hole in your teeth
  • A filling that needs to be replaced because it is broken
  • Food getting stuck between your teeth

Fillings are absolutely necessary in order to prevent further tooth decay from occurring. The consequences of not receiving dental fillings can result in permanent tooth decay and the loss of teeth. With the help of fillings, Dr. Gerald Middleton ensures that each tooth is healthy and less prone to infections. In order to guarantee your teeth are in top shape, regularly visit Dr. Gerald Middleton to avoid any dental issues that can arise in your future.

For more questions on dental fillings or to make an appointment, call Dr. Gerald Middleton in Riverside, CA at (951)688-3442 or www.gmdental.com.

Dr. Gerald Middleton proudly serves Riverside, Norco, Ontario, Eastvale, Murrieta, Fontana, and surrounding areas.

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Keep your smile and have braces – ClearCorrect™ | Riverside, CA

If you are an adult who needs braces, you may be apprehensive about getting big metal braces that are not aesthetically pleasing to the eye. You want to feel confident about your smile not only after your braces come off, but during. ClearCorrect™ invisible braces provide straightening treatment while looking your best!

ClearCorrect™ works by using a series of custom-made, nearly undetectable aligners. Whether your teeth are crowded, too far apart or have shifted, ClearCorrect™ may be right for you. Upon an initial examination, Dr. Gerald Middleton of Riverside, CA will decide if ClearCorrect™ is right for you. He will then write a treatment plan and take an impression of your teeth. Thanks to the latest advances in 3-D computer technology, ClearCorrect™ carefully translates Dr. Gerald Middleton’s instructions into a series of precisely customized aligners. Aligner by aligner, you’ll be able to see the difference as your teeth slowly adjust and align to your target smile. You’ll visit your doctor periodically to check on your progress and get new phases of aligners, until you eventually have the straight smile you’ve always wanted.

Don’t wait another day! Get those braces you’ve always needed without compromising your confidence. Make an appointment with Dr. Gerald Middleton at (951) 688- 3442. Visit our website at www.gmdental.com.

Dr. Gerald Middleton also proudly serves Corona, San Bernardino, Redlands, Moreno Valley, Lake Elsinore, and surrounding areas.

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Professional Teeth Cleanings | Riverside, CA

You brush and floss twice a day at home and use mouthwash, so why go to the dentist for teeth cleanings? Teeth cleanings are more thorough than the type of cleaning you do at home. Also, they help to prevent many other health problems such as: gum disease, oral cancer, heart disease and stroke. A tooth cleaning with your dentist will leave your teeth healthy, clean and white, leaving you with a beautiful smile!

Don’t skip those teeth cleanings; call Dr. Gerald Middleton DDS at 951-688-3442. Visit his website to learn more about his practice or schedule an appointment by going to www.gmdental.com.

Proudly serving Riverside CA, Norco CA, Ontario CA, Eastvale CA, Murrieta CA, Fontana CA and all surrounding areas.

 

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Zoom Teeth Whitening, for a Brite White Smile | Riverside, California

Are your teeth dull, yellow and stained? Dr. Gerald Middleton DDS of Riverside, CA can give you a beautiful white smile with the use of the Zoom! teeth whitening system! In one hour you will have a beautiful whiter, brighter smile. Dr. Middleton can whiten teeth up to eight shades lighter!

Call Dr. Middleton to get the bright white smile of your dreams at 951-688-3442. Learn more about Dr. Middleton’s practice by visiting his website at www.gmdental.com.

Accepting patients from Riverside, CA; Norco, CA; Ontario, CA; Eastvale, CA; Murrieta, CA; Fontan, CA and all surrounding areas.

 

 

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What Does Toothpaste Do? | Teeth Cleanings | Riverside, CA

Ever wondered why we use toothpaste? Toothpaste helps to clean our teeth of plaque and food debris without damaging our delicate enamel. Toothpaste contains fluoride which helps to protect enamel. Some also include ingredients to reduce plaque. Toothpaste is a huge part of preventive dental care in between going to the dentist for teeth cleanings.

Toothpaste is made up of several ingredients that help to clean your teeth, such as:

  • Abrasives – helps to remove stains and plaque.
  • Detergents – this is what makes the toothpaste foam. It helps to dislodge food debris.
  • Humectants – gives the toothpaste texture and moisture.
  • Thickeners – helps the toothpaste stay on your brush and squeeze out of the tube that way it does.
  • Preservatives, Flavoring and Coloring: these give toothpaste the look, and taste it has.

In addition to your normal preventive dental care routine at home, be sure to visit Dr. Gerald Middleton for teeth cleanings and checkups. Call for an appointment today at 951-688-3442. Visit Dr. Middleton’s website at www.gmdental.com.

Accepting patients from Riverside, CA; Norco, CA; Ontario, CA; Eastvale, CA; Murrieta, CA; Fontana, CA and all surrounding areas.

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Cosmetic Dentistry | Bonding vs Veneers | Serving Eastvale, CA

Is your smile not what you want it to be? If you would like to change your smile cosmetic dentist Dr. Gerald Middleton can help. Dr. Middleton offers many cosmetic dentistry procedures including the most popular, bonding and porcelain veneers. But what is the difference between the two?

Both bonding and veneers are used to cover dental imperfections. However, the procedures are quite different.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding uses a smooth tooth colored solution which is applied to teeth. It covers stains, and fills in small chips and gaps. After the dental bonding solution has been applied and shaped a specialized dental light is used to harden the bonding material. Once the bonding solution is dried and cured additional layers may be applied depending on your situation. When the process is complete the tooth is then polished. Bonding is used on patients who need one or two teeth corrected.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are fabricated from a solid piece of porcelain. They fit over the front and underside of your tooth covering the entire surface of visible tooth. Veneers can be fitted to lengthen or widen teeth to close gaps or fill in chips. Porcelain veneers are generally used for patients who have several cosmetic problems or want their entire set of front facing teeth made over.

If you are unhappy with your smile and would like more information about cosmetic dentistry call Dr. Middleton at 951-688-3442. Learn more about his practice by visiting his website at www.gmdental.com.

Accepting patients from Riverside, Norco, Ontario, Eastvale, Murrieta, Fontana and all surrounding areas.

 

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Cosmetic Dentistry | Porcelain Veneers | Serving San Bernardino, CA

Do you find yourself covering your mouth when you smile or laugh? Don’t hide anymore! Visit cosmetic dentist Dr. Gerald Middleton to improve your smile with porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are fabricated from a solid piece of porcelain. They fit over the front and underside of your tooth covering the entire surface of visible tooth.

If you are unhappy with your smile and would like more information about porcelain veneers call Dr. Middleton in Riverside, CA at 951-688-3442. Learn more about Dr. Middleton’s practice by visiting his website at www.gmdental.com.

Accepting patients from Riverside, Norco, Ontario, Eastvale, Murrieta, Fontana and all surrounding areas.

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