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Archive for December, 2013

4 Reasons to Straighten Your Teeth

December 23, 2013

Having the dentist in Tustin CA straighten your teeth may enable you to enjoy these 4 benefits

4 Reasons to Straighten Your TeethStraight, perfect, white teeth are more and more common in today’s society due to the increasing access to quality cosmetic dental services that people from almost all walks of life now have. If you’ve been toying with the idea of getting braces or Invisalign from the dentist in Tustin CA to straighten your teeth, you should know that you’ll get more than a prettier smile out of the bargain. You will also reap these 4 important benefits that will affect…


Using CareCredit to Pay for Dental Care

December 22, 2013

Are you in need of dental care but unable to afford it? Consider CareCredit.

Using CareCredit to Pay for Dental CareAt California Dental Group, we see many patients who have allowed their dental problems to progress to severe and painful levels because they were unable to afford dental care. While we are able to help a lot of these patients at our annual free dentistry events, you shouldn’t have to wait a whole year to get the dental care you need. Using CareCredit to finance your dental care may be the solution you’re looking for.

What is CareCredit?

CareCredit is a type of…


What to Do When a Tooth is Knocked Out

December 20, 2013

Follow these tips and hightail it to the dentist in Port Hueneme CA for the best chance of saving a knocked out tooth.

What to Do When a Tooth is Knocked OutGetting a tooth knocked out is more common than you think—it isn’t just something that happens in bar brawls in Hollywood movies! According to the American Association of Endodontists, over 5 million teeth are knocked out in children and adults every year due to accidents ranging from car wrecks to sports injuries to falls. The good news is that with swift action and an emergency visit to your Read More


Choosing a Dentist

December 19, 2013

Tips for finding the best dentist for you in Whittier CA

Choosing a DentistFinding a good dentist can be difficult, but considering how important good oral health is to your overall health and quality of life, obviously it’s a necessary chore. Whether you’ve just moved to the area or are a long-time resident who is unsatisfied with your current dentist, these tips will help you find the best dentist in Whittier CA for your needs.

Ask Someone You Know

Getting a personal referral from a friend, relative, colleague or neighbor may be one of the oldest tricks in the book when it comes to finding…


5 Worst Foods for Teeth

December 17, 2013

Avoid these 5 types of foods if you want to keep your teeth healthy & beautiful

5 Worst Foods for TeethPracticing good oral hygiene is vital for keeping your teeth healthy and beautiful. While you can get away with eating, say, a carrot and not brushing immediately afterwards without risking undue damage to your teeth, you have to be more careful with certain other foods. These types of foods can harm teeth if you don’t make a point of brushing or rinsing immediately afterwards, so you might think twice about consuming the following 5 worst foods for teeth.

Dark Beverages

Dark beverages like coffee, tea, red wine, and soda…


Achieving Excellent Oral Care at Home

December 17, 2013

Choosing & actually using the right toothbrushes, toothpaste, and other dental care products can help protect your smile

Achieving Excellent Oral Care at HomeIf you brush after every meal, floss daily, and use a quality antiseptic mouthwash, you’re a dentist’s dream come true. Most people “forget” to floss and some people only manage to brush once per day. These little slip-ups may not seem like a big deal, but over time their negative effects can really begin to add up. When the bacteria that cause tooth decay and gingivitis aren’t kept in check with proper oral hygiene, serious consequences including severe tooth…


Fillings: Past, Present & Future Technologies

December 15, 2013

Technology for fillings provided by dentists in North Hollywood CA is poised to take a great leap forward

Fillings: Past, Present & Future TechnologiesConsidering that dental caries, or tooth decay, is one of the most common dental problems around the world, it’s no surprise that fillings, the treatment for tooth decay, have been subject to great advancements throughout the history of dentistry. Here are some highlights from the history of fillings.

First Dental Filling Discovered in Slovenia

Last year, researchers announced the discovery of what is now considered the most ancient evidence of dentistry in Europe, based on their analysis of a 6,500-year-old human jawbone featuring a tooth…


5 Reasons to Make Dental Care a Priority

December 14, 2013

Stop avoiding the dentist! Make dental care a priority and enjoy a healthier, prettier smile.

5 Reasons to Make Dental Care a PriorityAccording to the CDC, nearly 40 percent of adults over age 18 have not visited the dentist this year. This might be due to a lack of funds, lack of transportation or access, or to a simple feeling that going to the dentist isn’t that important. The truth is, visiting the dentist regularly can have a huge positive impact on your life. Here are 5 reasons why you need to make visiting the dentist a priority.

The leading causes of tooth loss are…


Dental Care for Pregnant Women

December 13, 2013

Visiting the dentist in Upland CA can help pregnant woman maintain good oral health

dental care for pregnant womenMany women mistakenly believe that it is not safe to visit the dentist in Upland CA while pregnant. The truth is, it’s simply not possible to make this type of blanket statement. Some types of dental procedures may indeed pose risks to pregnant women due to stress, but dental cleanings may actually be vital in reducing risk of certain adverse pregnancy outcomes. Here are some do’s and don’ts to help expectant moms understand what types of dental care to get while pregnant.

Do Get Regular Dental Cleanings

Research…


Options for Replacing Missing Teeth

December 11, 2013

Depending on your needs, the best solution for your missing teeth might be a bridge, a denture, or a dental implant

Options for Replacing Missing TeethIf you are missing one, several, or all of your teeth, a restorative dentist can help you recover the natural look and functionality of your missing tooth or teeth. One or more of the following options may be available to you, depending on your needs and preferences.

Bridges

Bridges are commonly used to replace a missing tooth, provided that the two adjacent teeth are strong and healthy. Bridges are reasonably durable and will perform almost like a natural tooth when chewing…