Welcome To the Blog of Michael Skidmore, DMD

Family and Cosmetic Dentist in Temecula, CA.

Ease pain quickly with these natural toothache remedies.

3 Natural Remedies to Ease Toothache Pain Quickly

Toothaches can be debilitating and frustrating, to say the least. If you have a toothache and cannot see your dentist right away, here are three of the best natural toothache remedies you can try at home to ease the pain quickly. It is important to know that if a toothache persists for more than three days […]

Give Yourself the Gift of a New Smile This Holiday Season

With holiday gatherings and the new year on the horizon, you’ve probably chosen the perfect party dress, killer shoes, and lipstick in just the right shade of red. Your outfit might be ready for all those holiday photos – but what about your smile? Believe it or not, there’s still time before those holiday gatherings to […]

Learn how to use an electric toothbrush properly for best results.

Teeth Tips: How to Use an Electric Toothbrush

Have you recently started using an electric powered toothbrush? Whether you’re new to the electric toothbrush or you’ve been using one for many years, you’ll want to ensure you’re using it properly to gain the maximum benefits. There are many valuable reasons to switch to an electric powered toothbrush: Most have built-in timers that help […]

A super simple tool to use that aids people in writing Google reviews for your business.

How to Leave Your Favorite Dentist a Google+ Review

Picture this: You just had the most amazing dental visit! The service was excellent, the staff was friendly, the dentist was incredibly talented, and the list goes on and on. You’re definitely feeling the love, and while you highly recommend your dentist to others in conversation, have you ever considered leaving your dentist a Google+ review? Google+ reviews help […]

If it's been a while since your last dental appointment, there's no need to stress.

What to Expect During Your Dental Appointment [Infographic]

Has it been a while since your last dental appointment? If so, you’re not alone! According to the CDC, only 64% of adults have had a dental visit within the past year. However, a dental checkup and cleaning can have vast benefits for your oral health as well as your overall health. Additionally, times have […]

Use your dental insurance benefits before you lose them!

Benefit From Your Dental Insurance Benefits: Use Them, Don’t Lose Them!

Dental insurance benefits can be difficult to navigate. Co-pays, deductibles, limits… you might wonder, “What does it all mean? How can I maximize my benefits? Am I missing out on coverage?”  Did you know most dental insurance benefits don’t roll over from year to year? If you don’t use them, you could lose them! Don’t […]

To floss or not to floss? The importance of flossing has recently been questioned.

Flossing: Important or Not? [Infographic]

  There has recently been some controversy over the importance of flossing – is flossing really necessary to maintain healthy teeth? Despite conflicting reports, dentists defend keeping flossing a priority. Don’t toss your floss into the trash just yet – there are several sound reasons to keep flossing a part of your daily oral care routine. According […]

Dental implants are an ideal solution for missing teeth.

Are Dental Implants the Right Solution for Your Missing Teeth?

  Do you hide your smile because of missing teeth? If so, imagine what it would feel like to correct the problem, knowing you could smile again with confidence! Attaining a healthy, beautiful smile again doesn’t just have to be a dream – it could be a reality with dental implants. Why choose dental implants? There are […]

Inspiring teeth whitening by showing off your gleaming white smile.

The Best Way to Tell Someone to Whiten Their Teeth

We all know that person with the beautiful teeth and yellow smile. Your boss. Your boyfriend. Your sister. We care about people and want them to look their best. But teeth whitening can be a sensitive subject (no pun intended) and treatments can vary in price and effectiveness. Why should people want a fresh, gleaming smile? What’s the […]

8 reasons to love clear aligners

8 Reasons to Choose Clear Aligners Over Metal Braces

  Have you been putting off getting your smile straightened because you’d rather not be seen with metal brackets and wires all over your teeth? Traditional braces can take years to successfully straighten your smile – all the while you are dealing with eating restrictions, the endless struggle of brushing and flossing around all those […]