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Archive for March, 2014

Dental Implant Treatment Timeline

March 31, 2014

Learn more about the main steps involved in getting dental implants

dental implantFrom start to finish, the dental implant process takes 5 to 8 months, which seems like a big investment. However, it gives you a lifetime solution to missing teeth, so many patients find it well worth the time. Here are some of the key steps in the process of getting dental implants.

Initial Consultation

The first step is to visit a dentist who specializes in dental implants for an initial consultation. The dentist will examine your teeth and gums and ask questions about your overall health to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants.

Detailed Assessment

If you are a…

It’s Root Canal Awareness Week

March 30, 2014

March 30 to April 5 is the 8th Annual Root Canal Awareness Week

root canalHow much do you know about root canals? Many people needlessly fear this dental procedure and avoid treatment, which results in unnecessary pain and suffering and sometimes even the loss of a tooth that might otherwise have been saved. In honor of Root Canal Awareness Week March 30 to April 5, California Dental Group’s expert endodontists (root canal specialists) want to share the following information about root canals with you.

What is a Root Canal?

A root canal is a procedure that allows for the removal of inflamed or infected tissues inside of a tooth and its root. Severely…

What to Expect from Adult Braces

March 30, 2014

Getting braces at any age can deliver significant aesthetic and oral health improvements

adult bracesAre you considering getting braces as an adult? Here is some information that will help you understand what to expect during treatment and what kinds of benefits you can enjoy afterwards.

You’re Not Alone

First of all, it’s important to understand that you’re not alone in the desire to get braces well past your teenage years. Many, many adults are deciding to get braces later in life, and in fact almost half of all orthodontic patients in America are adults. Because an adult with braces is now a common sight, you don’t have to worry about being judged for getting…

5 Tips for a Whiter, Brighter Smile

March 29, 2014

No matter how discolored your teeth are, a cosmetic dentist can offer a solution

200275400-001Over the course of a lifetime, teeth get exposed to all sorts of abuse. They can become severely stained to the point where you start feeling self-conscious about your smile. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to prevent, reverse, or conceal staining and give yourself that whiter, brighter smile you want. Here are 5 tips that should help.

Eat More Fruits & Veggies

Eating crunchy fruits and veggies can help keep teeth cleaner by increasing saliva production, which prevents staining food particles from adhering to teeth in the first place. For even greater benefits, try eating fresh strawberries,…

It’s Never Too Late to Improve Your Smile with Orthodontics

March 26, 2014

Adult orthodontics delivers significant benefits on a personal and professional level

never too late for orthodonticsBraces are often associated with those awkward early teenage years, but in fact orthodontic treatment can be used by individuals of almost any age. Adult orthodontics in particular has seen an uptick in popularity recently. According to the president of the American Association of Orthodontists, “record numbers” of adults are getting treated, and it’s never too late to move healthy teeth.

Benefits of Adult Orthodontics

From an oral health perspective, orthodontic treatment can be very beneficial because it improves patients’ ability to clean their teeth, thereby reducing tooth decay and gum disease. According to the results of a…

4 Signs You Should Change Cosmetic Dentists

March 24, 2014

Get better, more comprehensive care at California Dental Group

dv1675004Going to the dentist should never be an afterthought—it should be a priority, since proper dental care is vital for your overall health and well-being. This is even true of cosmetic dentistry, which can have a big impact on your self-esteem and quality of life, as well as your ability to keep your teeth clean and your mouth healthy. Therefore, you need to be sure you are seeing a cosmetic dentist you can trust to provide superior care. Here are 4 signs that you should consider finding a new cosmetic dentist.

Your Dentist Offers Limited Cosmetic Services

Depending on the condition of your teeth, you…

Does Your Toothpaste Contain Triclosan?

March 22, 2014

Triclosan improves the effectiveness of fluoride toothpaste but may also pose risks

toothpaste triclosanTriclosan, an antibacterial agent, has been in the news recently amid concerns about its effects on public health and the environment. Many groups have called for triclosan to be phased out, and the state of Minnesota is currently considering a ban on the sale of triclosan and related consumer products. Triclosan is found in some fluoride toothpastes, where it has proven benefits for oral health. Should you be concerned about triclosan in your toothpaste? The short answer is, not yet. Read on to learn more about the triclosan debate.

Arguments against Triclosan

Groups advocating for a total ban or reduction of…

Choosing the Right Material for Veneers

March 21, 2014

Our dentists help you select the veneers that will best achieve your goals

veneersVeneers are a versatile cosmetic dental treatment that can be used to conceal a multitude of imperfections, from severe staining and tooth wear to minor chips, gaps, and differences in the size and shape of teeth. However, in order for the veneers to achieve your aesthetic goals, look natural, and last for as long as possible, it’s important to choose the right product. There are two main types of veneers on the market today: feldspathic porcelain and pressed ceramic porcelain.

Feldspathic porcelain veneers are created by hand by artisans who paint thin layers of porcelain onto a model, baking…

Celebrate World Oral Health Day 2014

March 20, 2014

Treat yourself to a cleaning or cosmetic procedure in honor of World Oral Health Day

world oral health dayHave you had your semi-annual dental cleaning yet? This year’s World Oral Healthy Day, which will be celebrated on March 20, 2014, is the perfect reminder to schedule a dental cleaning and/or investigate what other types of dental procedures you may be able to benefit from.

About World Oral Health Day 2014

World Oral Health Day is an annual event designed to bring attention to the benefits of proper oral hygiene for individuals of all ages. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Healthy Smiles.” About 75 countries are expected to participate in the celebrations, many of…

We Provide Expert Care & Cleanings for Dental Implants

March 17, 2014

Get your cleanings from skilled hygienists and ensure dental implant issues are discovered and addressed early

cleaning dental implantsDental implants have a high success rate and will last for years, making them a superior solution for missing teeth for many patients. However, dental implants do need to be cared for properly in order to deliver the expected performance. If you have dental implants, it is vital that you visit a dental office that can provide the specialized care you need. At California Dental Group, we have an intimate understanding of the dental implant process from start to finish. Not only do we have expert dentists who can assist with the…

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