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Archive for September, 2015

Tips for Younger-Looking Teeth

September 12, 2015

Learn how California Dental Group can help you maintain a beautiful smile.

Are you concerned that your teeth are starting to make you look old? Refresh and renew your smile with these simple tips for younger-looking teeth.

Brush & Floss

Tips for Younger-Looking TeethThe number one tip for keeping younger-looking teeth well into your senior years is simply to take good care of your teeth. Brushing and flossing are the best way to keep tooth decay and gum disease under control and prevent them from causing tooth loss. These two entirely preventable oral health issues are actually the leading cause of tooth loss in American adults, and we all know that nothing says “old”…


Job Interview? Visit the Dentist First.

September 11, 2015

Let our cosmetic dentists help you make a great first impression.

Job Interview? Visit the Dentist First.Your smile says a lot about you. If your teeth aren’t looking their best, this could definitely influence the way people see you. For example, when you’re engaged in a job hunt, a mouth full of yellowed, crooked, or damaged teeth could cause hiring managers to think “This person doesn’t take care of their own body…how do I know they will take care of my business and my customers?”

The good news is, our cosmetic dentists can help transform your smile to improve your ability to make a good first impression.

Got an Interview Coming Up?

While some…


4 Things You Need to Know About Dental Implants

September 10, 2015

Important facts for individuals considering dental implants.

4 Things You Need to Know About Dental ImplantsAre you missing one or more teeth? You may be feeling very self-conscious about your appearance. The good news is dental implants can help. Here are 4 important facts you need to know about getting dental implants to replace your missing teeth.

Dental Implants Are the Best Solution for Missing Teeth

Most options for replacing missing teeth, such as bridges or dentures, only replace the top portion of the tooth. This is helpful for eating, speaking, and smiling, but it does not address the problems that stem from missing tooth roots. The root is very important for stimulating…


Why Your Gums Bleed and What To Do About It

September 9, 2015

Start treating your bleeding gums now with these tips.

Why Your Gums Bleed and What To Do About ItDo your gums bleed when you brush your teeth? What about when you floss? Bleeding gums can be a rather upsetting phenomenon, but it is very important not to let it discourage you from brushing and flossing every day as you should. In fact, if you stop brushing and flossing you will almost certainly end up with bigger issues.

What Causes Bleeding Gums?

There are actually two main issues that can cause bleeding gums:

Inadequate Oral Hygiene: If you don’t brush and floss often enough, oral bacteria will be able to thrive around the gum line, including…


Do “Natural” Toothpastes Really Work?

September 8, 2015

If you are interested in holistic dentistry, natural toothpastes are the way to go.

Do “Natural” Toothpastes Really Work?There are many excellent reasons to choose “natural” products, whether you’re trying to reduce your impact on the planet or protect your health. However, one stumbling block people sometimes encounter when pondering whether to go natural is the question “Do natural products really work?”

When it comes to natural toothpastes, the answer is yes.

Top-quality natural toothpastes have everything you need—and none of the additives you don’t. This makes them ideal for individuals interested in holistic dentistry, who need to be mindful of the effect that their oral care has on their body as a whole….


5 Ways Your Choice of Implant Dentist Matters

September 7, 2015

Specific ways that your dentist’s skill can affect the success of your dental implants.

5 Ways Your Choice of Implant Dentist Matters Did you know that dental implants have a success rate of over 95 percent? They can restore the natural look and function of your missing teeth for many decades, provided that you choose a qualified implant dentist and follow your dentist’s instructions carefully.

Here are 5 specific ways that your choice of implant dentist can affect the success and longevity of your dental implants.

Quality of Initial Assessment

Unfortunately, not everyone is a good candidate for dental implants—at least not without some preparation. For example, if you currently have a gum disease infection…


5 Must-Do Tasks Before Your Dental Visit

September 6, 2015

Be prepared to get the most out of your routine dental visit.

5 Must-Do Tasks Before Your Dental VisitIs it about time for your annual or semi-annual dental cleaning and exam? After you make your appointment at California Dental Group, be sure to tick these 5 must-do tasks off your list to make sure you’re prepared to maximize the benefits of your dental visit.

Write Down Your Questions

A dental cleaning and exam is an excellent opportunity to get expert answers to all your dental questions. But, you have to remember what those questions are! It definitely does not hurt to write down questions as they occur to you in the weeks or…


How Your Dentist Could Help Cure Your Headaches

September 5, 2015

Headaches and jaw pain can be related—and your dentist can help.

How Your Dentist Could Help Cure Your HeadachesIf you suffer from frequent headaches, it’s possible that jaw pain could be triggering at least some of them.

Headaches, toothaches, and jaw pain all transmit through the same nerve, namely the trigeminal nerve. This is the largest nerve in the head, with branches serving the face, scalp, jaw, teeth, and many intra-oral structures. When one branch is activated by pain, other branches may activate as well. This is more likely to happen in individuals with chronic oral pain and/or a history of migraines. Some sufferers may get trapped in a feedback loop where oral…


Is Your Diet Hurting Your Oral Health?

September 4, 2015

Even a healthy diet can pose risks to your oral health if you aren’t careful.

Is Your Diet Hurting Your Oral Health?Most people realize that unhealthy eating habits—especially overindulging in sugary snacks—can put their oral health at risk. But did you know that some healthy eating habits could also present a problem? Consider these three examples.

Citrus Fruits

Because citrus fruits like lemons, limes, oranges, and grapefruits are high in Vitamin C, many people turn to these fruits as a healthy snack option. It’s certainly true that Vitamin C has plenty of health benefits—it helps the immune system, supports heart health, and can even help keep skin looking younger, among many other benefits. But,…


Chipped Tooth? Our Cosmetic Dentists Can Help

September 3, 2015

Learn about 3 treatments a cosmetic dentist can use to repair a chipped tooth.

Chipped Tooth? Our Cosmetic Dentists Can HelpTooth enamel is one of the hardest substances in the human body, but even so teeth can become chipped from time to time. Whether you have been in a sports accident or taken a fall, the impact could very well result in a chipped or broken tooth. And in the case of a molar, a chip or crack could occur due to simple biting stress, provided the tooth is already weakened by decay or you have bitten down on a hard object like a cherry pit or an ice cube.

Fortunately, the skilled…