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7 04, 2020

One-Visit Whitening

By |2020-02-02T15:12:18-08:00April 7th, 2020|Cosmetic Dentistry|Comments Off on One-Visit Whitening

Get Yours Today! Teeth whitening is a simple and safe way to dramatically improve the appearance of your smile. You're probably familiar with over-the-counter products such as strips, toothpastes, or rinses. Well, these products may lighten your teeth over time with extended use, but they can never achieve the instant results as provided by a [...]

24 03, 2020

Oral Exams: Checking out the Tongue

By |2020-01-29T14:42:42-08:00March 24th, 2020|Preventative Dentistry|Comments Off on Oral Exams: Checking out the Tongue

Have you ever wondered why doctors and dentists ask you to open wide and say, "Ahhhh?" It's true that dentists are looking for cavities and tooth-related problems, but the tongue and other soft tissues can also be an important indicator of a patient's overall health. Diseases such as diabetes, AIDS, scarlet fever, and different vitamin [...]

17 03, 2020

Avoiding the Dentist?

By |2020-01-29T14:39:31-08:00March 17th, 2020|Fear & Anxiety|Comments Off on Avoiding the Dentist?

Break the Cycle! Have you been avoiding the dentist due to fear or anxiety? Or has it been so long that you're embarrassed or ashamed? At our practice, we promise to never "guilt-trip" or scold you about your teeth. Instead, we simply focus on positive change to our patients' health, and you'll find that our [...]

10 03, 2020

Baby Teeth—Take Them Seriously

By |2020-01-29T14:36:52-08:00March 10th, 2020|Children's Dentistry|Comments Off on Baby Teeth—Take Them Seriously

You probably know that it's important to take care of a child's baby teeth, but do you understand why? It's a common question that patients have. "Why worry about a baby tooth if it's eventually going to fall out?" Well, for starters, baby teeth are around a little longer than you might think. Incisors (front [...]

3 03, 2020

Look for Changes in Your Mouth

By |2020-01-29T14:35:03-08:00March 3rd, 2020|Preventative Dentistry|Comments Off on Look for Changes in Your Mouth

Whenever you find yourself brushing or flossing in front of a mirror, take the opportunity to really look inside your mouth. A self-examination is the first line of defense in detecting potential problems... and the earlier, the better! Open wide and look at all the soft tissues, watching for any unusual changes such as unexplained [...]

25 02, 2020

Are You at Risk for Gum Disease?

By |2020-03-26T09:51:40-07:00February 25th, 2020|Periodontal Dentistry|Comments Off on Are You at Risk for Gum Disease?

With more than half of American adults affected by gum disease, it's important to know if you're in one of the at-risk groups. Some factors are beyond our control, but others can be controlled, and simple things such as better nutrition and behavioral changes can go a long way toward improving oral health and preventing [...]

18 02, 2020

A Perfect Smile

By |2019-12-08T15:31:33-08:00February 18th, 2020|Cosmetic Dentistry|Comments Off on A Perfect Smile

If You've Got it, Flash it. If not, why not get it? Changes occur as we age. Teeth darken and develop little chips. Gums recede. Gaps appear. Before modern dentistry, there wasn't much anyone could do except to eventually get dentures. Luckily, nowadays there are alternatives and often you can get a dazzling with simple [...]

11 02, 2020

About Sugar

By |2019-12-08T15:29:36-08:00February 11th, 2020|Nutrition|Comments Off on About Sugar

We Eat More Than We Think! The only thing good about sugar is...it tastes good! After that, it's all downhill... it's high in calories, provides only a brief increase in energy, and greatly increases the growth of bacteria and tooth decay potential. When Eskimos lived a sugar-free diet, their teeth were perfect. No cavities! Once [...]

4 02, 2020

Oral Health Over 40

By |2019-12-08T15:27:32-08:00February 4th, 2020|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on Oral Health Over 40

Common Problems in Mouths Over 40 Some oral health problems occur more frequently with age. Here, we list some of the most common and what can be done about them: Dry Mouth It's one of the most common problems associated with the older mouth. First, make sure you are staying properly hydrated, especially if exercising [...]

28 01, 2020

Analyzing Bad Breath

By |2019-11-16T19:37:44-08:00January 28th, 2020|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on Analyzing Bad Breath

Bad breath (or halitosis) happens to all of us from time to time, and nobody likes it. As well as being a social embarrassment, bad breath can also be a warning sign of more serious dental problems. By analyzing the type of bad breath patients complains of, we can help determine its cause. What Causes [...]