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How to Prepare for Dental Emergencies: Create Your Own Dental First Aid Kit

April 21, 2017

How to Prepare for Dental Emergencies: Create Your Own Dental First Aid Kit

It’s common for people to carry around a first aid kit that’s designed to help them in an emergency. It may include band-aids, gauze, a flashlight, and a host of other small items that can literally be lifesavers. One thing we’ve found at is that most people have never even considered carrying around a dental first aid kit. It can actually be hugely helpful. Read on to learn why, what to put it in it, and what to do if you have a dental emergency.

Why…


6 Things You Should Know if You’re Getting Oral Surgery

April 18, 2017

6 Things You Should Know if You’re Getting Oral Surgery

Oral surgery may be suggested for a variety of issues and when you’re working with with any additional questions or to set up your appointment.

  1. There may be other options

  2. One of the most important things to know about oral surgery is that it’s rarely the only option. Sometimes it is,…


Senior Dental Care: Oral Health Issues Seniors Should Be Aware Of

April 15, 2017

Senior Dental Care: Oral Health Issues Seniors Should Be Aware Of

As we age, it becomes important to pay more attention to our health. This is true of oral health too. The best advice we have at for our patients of all ages is to come to us for your regular cleanings and exams. If you do have a dental issue, the sooner we detect it, the more affordable and the quicker it’s likely to be treated.

That said, seniors do have elevated risks of some oral health issues. When you visit us, we’ll do a thorough screening and can address…


Healthy Teeth Start at Home: 5 Tips to Pack a Healthy Lunch for Your Kids

April 14, 2017

Healthy Teeth Start at Home: 5 Tips to Pack a Healthy Lunch for Your Kids

Most parents know that they need to encourage their children to brush and floss from an early age. They know that they should bring their child in for a dental cleaning and exam twice a year. What may parents don’t realize is that while those are both important steps, it’s also important to watch what your child eats on a regular basis.

If you regularly pack your child’s lunch, then you’re likely doing so because it’s more affordable…


Does Your Grocery List Need a Teeth-Healthy Makeover?

April 12, 2017

Does Your Grocery List Need a Teeth-Healthy Makeover?

When you go to the grocery store, what are your main concerns? If you’re like many Californians, you’re looking for foods that are affordable and healthy. But do you think about how foods are for your teeth? At , we encourage our clients to follow home oral health techniques that include brushing and flossing, but we also want you to remember that it’s just as important to watch what you eat.

We’re certainly not suggesting that our clients never treat themselves to a snack or special treat but we do encourage them…


Did You Know That Asthma Can Affect the Health of Your Teeth? Find Out How to Protect Them

April 10, 2017

Did You Know That Asthma Can Affect the Health of Your Teeth? Find Out How to Protect Them

Are you surprised to learn that one in twelve people in the United States has asthma? Whether that surprises you or not, it likely surprises you to learn that having asthma can actually increase the risk of cavities, oral sores, and even gum disease. While this may be alarming for people at risk, the good news is that there are preventative measures your dentist can help you with. Read on to…


Plaque, Tartar, and How to Prevent Them

April 7, 2017

Plaque, Tartar, and How to Prevent Them

There are two words that most people have heard but often don’t know the meaning of: Plaque and tartar. Even those who do have a general idea of what each world means often don’t understand how they’re related to one another – or how to prevent and control them. Read on to learn more about their dental definitions and then contact to set up a dental exam and cleaning.

What is plaque?

Plaque has no color but is sticky. It’s essentially a deposit of bacteria and it is forming all the time…


Overbrushing: Is There Such a Thing as Too Much of a Good Thing?

April 5, 2017

Overbrushing: Is There Such a Thing as Too Much of a Good Thing?If you’ve visited or any other dentist in the past, then you likely have heard the advice that you should brush several times a day. This is indeed essentially for healthy gums and teeth, but many people don’t realize that it is possible to overbrush. Known as “toothbrush abrasion,” brushing too much and / or too hard can make your gums recede and can cause your teeth to be sensitive.

Brushing too hard can lead to numerous problems

When you brush too vigorously, you’ll eventually wear down…


How Often Do You Really Need to Visit Your California Dentist?

April 3, 2017

How Often Do You Really Need to Visit Your California Dentist?

If you want a healthy, beautiful smile, you’ve likely wondered: How often is it necessary to go the dentist? At to make an appointment.

Most people need a dental cleaning twice a year

The average person should visit us for a…


The Best Foods to Help Fight Tooth Decay

March 24, 2017

The Best Foods to Help Fight Tooth Decay

There’s plenty of talk about what foods not to eat if you want to avoid tooth decay, but today to make your appointment.

Fruits and veggies rich in fiber

When you eat foods that have a lot of fiber,…