Welcome To the Blog of Michael Skidmore, DMD

Family and Cosmetic Dentist in Temecula, CA.

What’s Holding You Back From Visiting Your Temecula Dentist?

We know the idea of booking your next dental hygiene cleaning and checkup might be low on your priority list. Many people are anxious about visiting the dentist for a variety of reasons. No matter what has held you back in the past, let us reassure you: Here at the Temecula dentist office of Dr. Michael […]

Our New Site Has Launched and We Think It’s Fabulous!

    An-tic-i-pa-tion: excitement, waiting eagerly for something you know is going to happen. That definitely describes how we felt while our new website was under construction. Because we directed the design and content, we knew it was going to be something that both we and our Temecula dental patients would love, but now that it’s […]

Dental Hygiene Month ‐ 4 Daily Tips For a Healthy Smile

WARNING: This fact may startle you: 80 percent of the U.S. population has some form of periodontal (gum) disease. ‐ From Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Despite this statistic, gum and other oral diseases are 100% preventable. The secret: Practicing good, daily dental hygiene. In honor of National Dental Hygiene Month, your Temecula dentist […]

Fluoride and Sealants: They’re Not Just For Kids Anymore

You’re very diligent about brushing twice a day and flossing regularly. You even make sure you see Dr. Skidmore  and the hygienist at least twice a year for your checkup and cleaning! Then one day, Dr. Skidmore tells you you have a cavity! How could this happen? Believe it or not, the CDC reports that 91% of […]

Floss With Finesse: 5 Flossing Tips

It may look like a simple piece of string, but dental floss is so much more! It’s a proven ally in maintaining healthy teeth and gums and helps give your overall health a boost. Do you floss daily? What techniques help you get the most out of your flossing experience, without injury to your gums? […]

Get Oral Cancer In Check with your Temecula Dentist

As your Temecula dentist, Dr. Michael Skidmore is committed to the health and well‐being of the mouths in our community! As you already know, regular cleanings and checkups are vitally important to maintain healthy teeth and gums. However, in addition to fighting plaque, regular checkups can also help you and your family fight oral cancer. […]

What’s Living In Your Mouth…and What’s It Doing To Your Heart?

What’s living in your mouth? Why is it there? It’s 11:30 at night. You’ve worked another long day. The kids are finally asleep. All you want is to crawl into bed and close your eyes. Brushing and flossing your teeth seemslike a daunting task. You’re sure it’ll be ok to skip it tonight as you […]

Why Dental Checkups Could Save Your Life

You’ve been putting off your dental checkup. Your schedule is crazy and it keeps slipping your mind. Your teeth look fine, so it’s not a big deal, right? Actually, putting off those dental checkups could be putting you at risk for gum disease even if you don’t see any obvious signs of the disease. What’s […]