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Archive for January, 2014

Improvements to Oral Health on WHO List of Objectives

January 31, 2014

The World Health Organization takes oral health seriously and so should you

DentistThe World Health Organization has recognized that chronic, preventable oral health problems such as gum disease and tooth decay are causing significant suffering around the world. Because having healthy, pain-free teeth can drastically improve one’s quality of life, the WHO has established a special Global Oral Health Program to address the top risks of oral health issues in the most vulnerable populations. The program’s top three priority action areas as follows.

Diet, Nutrition, & Oral Health

The world’s population is actually suffering from two different kinds of malnutrition: deficiency and excess. The WHO has recognized that both types of malnutrition can…


Dental Implants FAQ

January 30, 2014

Get answers to some commonly asked questions about dental implants

Dental implantsIf you’re interested in getting dental implants to replace your missing teeth, your best bet is to talk to your dentist about your eligibility for this surgical procedure. While your dentist is the person best equipped to help you determine whether or not getting dental implants will help you meet your goals, it never hurts to do some research on your own. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about dental implants to help you get started.

What Exactly is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is made up of two main sections: a titanium implant peg…


Visit the Dentist for Help Controlling Bad Breath

January 29, 2014

Regular dental cleanings & exams can help prevent most of the issues that cause bad breath

Cleaning & examDoes your breath smell? Do you notice other people stepping away when you speak to them? Are you constantly chewing mints or gum in an attempt to mask your bad breath? Almost everyone has experienced the embarrassment of bad breath at some point or another, even if it was just a temporary condition caused by eating a smelly food like garlic or onions. If you have persistent bad breath, stop feeling embarrassed about your problem and go talk to your dentist about it. A caring dentist from California Dental Group…


The Dental Implant Process

January 28, 2014

Learn about the steps involved in the process of getting dental implants

Dental implantsGetting dental implants is a lengthy process involving at least one surgery and several months of recovery before the final implant crown is placed. However, because dental implants provide such a high-quality, beautiful, and functional replacement for missing teeth, the investment of time and money is well worth it for many patients. If you are considering getting dental implants, this overview of the process will help you understand what to expect.

Initial Consultation

The first step in getting dental implants is to schedule a consultation with a dentist specializing in this procedure. At California Dental…


4 Tooth-Saving Tips for When You Can’t Brush

January 27, 2014

Help keep your teeth a little cleaner and healthier even when you can’t brush

Cleanings & examsWe all know we’re supposed to brush after every meal in order to remove food particles that can cause tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath, as well as to help prevent staining associated with dark beverages like tea, coffee, and red wine. However, it’s not always possible to get out your toothbrush and toothpaste and give those pearly whites a good cleaning after every snack. Fortunately, there are a few tricks you can try when you can’t brush. They won’t substitute for brushing, but they will help keep your…


Risks & Rewards of Dental Implants

January 26, 2014

For most patients, the risks attending dental implant surgery are dwarfed by the benefits

Dental implantsIf you have lost one or more teeth due to age, accident, tooth decay, or gum disease, you have several different options for replacing them. Dental implants have been used as a highly successful method of permanently replacing missing teeth for over 50 years, and there is a significant body of clinical research to back up the many significant benefits of dental implants. Of course, each person’s situation is unique. If you are considering dental implants, be sure to discuss it thoroughly with your dentist to make sure this treatment is right…


Tooth Loss May Be Linked to Lower Cognitive Function

January 25, 2014

Prevent tooth loss and its consequences with proper oral care

Cleanings & examsResearchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have concluded that individuals with tooth loss or advanced periodontitis may be at risk for cognitive decline. The researchers administered word recall, word fluency, and digit-symbol substitution tests to over 11,000 individuals between the ages of 45 and 64. About a quarter of these individuals had no teeth at all, and half were missing some but not all of their teeth. The individuals with no teeth scored lower on all of the cognitive testing than their peers with some or all of their teeth. In addition, a…


Why Choose California Dental Group for Your Dental Implants

January 24, 2014

Providing dental implants is a team effort, so make sure you work with an established & experienced team

California Dental GroupGetting dental implants is a somewhat lengthy process that requires the cooperation of several different dental professionals in order to deliver maximum success and satisfaction. An expert dentist, an oral surgeon, and a crown provider will work together to plan your procedure, place the implants, track your recovery, and create the custom crowns that will cap your implants with realistic replacement teeth. When you get dental implants from California Dental Group, you can rest assured that all three of the professionals who…


Report Examines Motivations for Cosmetic Dental Treatments

January 23, 2014

Based on survey results, researchers concluded improving self-esteem is a key motivation for cosmetic dental treatments.

Teeth whiteningA survey created by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) to measure the size and impact of the cosmetic dental industry has also revealed some interesting insights into the motivations behind patients’ decisions to undergo cosmetic dental procedures.

Study Methodology

The data used to create the AACD’s “Cosmetic Dentistry: State of the Industry” report was gathered in a cooperative effort between over 500 US cosmetic or general dentists and their patients. The dentists completed the AACD survey online, providing information about the cost, type, and number of cosmetic treatments provided at their offices…


Dental Implants Vs Conventional Dentures

January 22, 2014

Traditional dentures can’t compare to the comfort and functionality of implant-supported dentures.

Dental implantsAccording to the latest statistics, just over one quarter of adults have lost all their teeth by age 74. Considering that the Social Security Administration expects the average man to live to age 84 and the average woman to live to age 86, it’s clear that a long-term solution to tooth loss is worth considering. Dental implants can provide the comfortable, attractive, and healthy long-term solution you’re looking for. Dental implants can replace one single missing tooth per implant peg, or multiple implant pegs can be used to replace all your missing teeth with…