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Make a Better First Impression with Cosmetic Dentistry

June 28, 2015

California Dental Group offers many cosmetic dental services to help you put your best foot forward.

Make a Better First Impression with Cosmetic DentistryDespite our best intentions, humans are still hard-wired to make snap judgments about others based on their appearance and body language. According to clinical psychologists, this judgment process takes just 7 seconds to complete.

So ask yourself:

Do you think you are passing this 7-second test with everyone you meet?

Or is a flawed smile hindering your confidence, making you send out the wrong signals and letting people get an incorrect first impression?

If you are not totally confident in your smile, it’s time to consider cosmetic dentistry. At California Dental Group, we…


How Long Does Professional Teeth Whitening Last?

June 27, 2015

Learn how to maximize the impact of your teeth whitening treatment.

How Long Does Professional Teeth Whitening Last?You would be hard pressed these days to find someone who truly doesn’t care about the color of their teeth. The desire for that fresh, beautiful, youthful Hollywood-white smile affects us all, men and women, young and old. A plethora of over-the-counter whitening products testifies to this fact.

If you have been struggling to not only make your teeth whiter using these products, but also keep them whiter, you may be wondering if you should try professional whitening for a better result.

The answer is YES!

Professional teeth whitening absolutely does provide a better, longer-lasting improvement in…


New Study Shows Benefits of Dental Implants for Older Women

June 26, 2015

Women who received dental implants reported higher sexual and emotional satisfaction in their lives.

New Study Shows Benefits of Dental Implants for Older WomenAmong the many risk factors for losing teeth are age and decreasing bone mass in the jaw. Menopausal women with osteoporosis have both.

Losing teeth can have a dramatic effect on quality of life. Elders may retreat into themselves due to feelings of embarrassment regarding their appearance, and their overall health may suffer as well if the missing teeth affect their ability to eat properly.

The good news is:

Dentists offer several different options for replacing missing teeth. Depending on the patient, this may include:

  • A bridge
  • A partial denture
  • Full dentures
  • A dental implant
  • Implant-supported dentures

For…


5 Ways to Prevent Tooth Decay

June 25, 2015

Easy ways to protect your teeth from decay.

5 Ways to Prevent Tooth DecayNo one likes to hear that they have a cavity. If you want to keep your teeth healthy and protected from tooth decay, try following these 5 tips.

Brush & Floss Daily

The single most effective way to prevent tooth decay is to practice good oral hygiene at home. By brushing twice a day and flossing once a day, you can remove both the plaque bacteria that cause tooth decay and the food debris that they feed on.

Use the Right Toothpaste

Speaking of brushing and flossing, make sure you are getting the best possible protection from your efforts by…


Cavity Symptoms: They’re Rarer than You Think

June 24, 2015

Visit an experienced dentist today to find and treat cavities.

Cavity Symptoms: They’re Rarer than You ThinkCavities are probably the most common dental problem human beings experience. Yet many people are misinformed about cavities.

Haven’t you ever been surprised and a little skeptical to hear the dentist tell you that you have a cavity? You were probably thinking, “If I had a cavity, I would have known about it! This dentist must be being overly cautious or else overly eager to earn a buck if he’s so excited about finding cavities that aren’t even bothering me.”

The reality of the matter is:

Most cavities do not cause any noticeable symptoms. It is only when they…


What to Expect When Getting Dental Implants

June 23, 2015

5 steps to beautiful replacement teeth.

What to Expect When Getting Dental ImplantsIf you are missing one or more teeth, you have likely found yourself facing challenges with your appearance, with your ability to chew, and perhaps even with your pronunciation. There may also be additional problems such as bone loss in the jaw going on without you even realizing it.

The good news is:

Dental implants can replace the entire functionality of your missing teeth, both above and below the gum line, for a beautiful, functional, and healthy restoration.

All it takes is the following 5 steps.

Initial Consultation

The first step required to get dental implants is a consultation with a skilled implant dentist from…


Tooth Decay FAQ

June 22, 2015

Learn about the causes and treatments for tooth decay.

Tooth Decay FAQ Tooth decay is one of the most common diseases in America, with some reports showing that 1 in 5 Americans has untreated tooth decay. The great tragedy of this situation is that while without treatment tooth decay can lead to pain, infections, and tooth loss, tooth decay is actually extremely easy to treat and even prevent. We hope this FAQ will help you get a better understanding of tooth decay and inspire you to come to California Dental Group for treatment.

How Does Tooth Decay Happen?

Tooth decay occurs due to the action of plaque bacteria, which accumulate in a film on…


Toothache Remedies

June 21, 2015

The only lasting remedy for toothache pain is professional dental treatment.

Suffering from a toothache? There is actually just one thing you need to do in order to find lasting relief:

Call your dentist.

toothache remediesYour dentist will be able to identify the cause of your pain and recommend the necessary treatment, such as:

  • Fillings: The best remedy for a toothache caused by tooth decay is simply to remove the decayed tooth material, clean the cavity, and fill it with a silver amalgam or white composite material.
  • Root Canal: If your toothache is caused by extensive decay or by nerve damage, a root canal may be necessary to stop the pain. The…

Dental Care FAQ for Pregnant Women

June 20, 2015

Learn why good oral health is important during pregnancy and what kinds of dental care are appropriate.

Dental Care FAQ for Pregnant WomenFor many years, dentists and pregnant women avoided one another out of a misguided idea that dental care could be harmful for babies. As late as 2009, a survey found that 77 percent of OBGYNs had had patients complain of being refused dental care due to pregnancy.

The truth of the matter is:

Visiting the dentist is actually very important for pregnant women.

The following FAQ will help explain some of the issues surrounding pregnant women’s oral health in detail.

Why Is Good Oral Health So Important for Pregnant Women?

Good oral health is…


Don’t Try DIY Dentistry

June 19, 2015

Professional dental care is always best. We offer many ways for you to afford this care.

Don’t Try DIY DentistryIn this day and age, with professional dental care readily available in virtually every community in the nation, it seems absurd to warn against DIY dentistry.

You might wonder:

Is DIY dentistry a real thing? Do people really try to do their own dental work?

The answer is yes—at least in the UK.

According to a 2,000-person survey commissioned by one UK dental practice, many Brits are living up to their stereotypical reputation for horrendous dental health by not getting proper preventative or restorative dental care.

The survey results showed that:

  • 38 percent of respondents had tried DIY dental…