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Archive for January, 2016

Don’t Wait for the Ban: Stop Using Microbead Toothpastes Now

January 12, 2016

Legislation to phase out microbeads has passed but you don’t need to wait to protect your oral health.

Don't Wait for the Ban: Stop Using Microbead Toothpastes NowOn December 28, 2015, President Obama signed the Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015. This legislation requires all toothpaste and soap manufacturers to stop putting microbeads into their products by July 1 2017. All products containing microbeads must disappear from store shelves by July 1, 2018.

Manufacturers are actually responding much faster than required, with Johnson & Johnson announcing way back in 2013 that all their Rembrandt and Listerine brand toothpastes would be free of microbeads by the end of 2017. Proctor & Gamble has made a…


Spend $29 Now to Save Thousands on Dental Care

January 11, 2016

We offer affordable preventative dental care to help save you thousands on restorative care.

Spend $29 Now to Save Thousands on Dental CareIf you had the opportunity to pay $29 now and save thousands of dollars later on, wouldn’t you take it? This proposal would make good financial sense in any situation, but especially when it comes to your dental care.

At California Dental Group, we are offering $29 dental cleanings to new patients. These cleanings have the very real potential to prevent the need for expensive restorative dental treatments later on. It’s a smart investment for your wallet and for your health.

Preventative Dental Care Can Save Your Teeth

The two biggest threats to…


What You Need to Know About Getting Veneers

January 10, 2016

Interested in using veneers to improve your smile? Here’s what you need to know.

What You Need to Know About Getting VeneersAre you interested in improving your smile with cosmetic dentistry? Veneers are one possible treatment that can help give you the smile of your dreams. Here is some helpful information about getting veneers.

What Veneers Can and Can’t Do

Veneers can cover up many cosmetic problems such as staining, unevenness, gaps, cracks, chips worn edges, and oddly sized teeth. However, sometimes these problems may be too severe for veneers to cover. For example, severe stains might still show through the veneer, and large gaps or really crooked teeth will need to be corrected…


6 Things Your Dentist Can Find Out During a Dental Exam

January 9, 2016

You might be surprised what your teeth and gums can tell your dentist about you.

6 Things Your Dentist Can Find Out During a Dental ExamDuring a dental cleaning and exam, your dentist will naturally make a thorough study of your teeth and gums to check for any dental problems such as cavities. But have you ever wondered what else they might learn while looking into your mouth? Here are 6 things you may be surprised to learn your dentist can find out just by examining your mouth.

You Don’t Really Floss Daily

It can be embarrassing to have your dentist figure out that you haven’t been taking very good care of your teeth….


Improvements in Dental Implant Technology

January 8, 2016

Learn about the advancements that are making dental implants better than ever

Improvements in Dental Implant TechnologyAlthough dental implants have only recently begun to attract mainstream popularity here in the US, they have actually had a very long and successful history in Europe. In fact, the first dental implant was placed in 1965. Since then, the technology has evolved to support a very high level of success—in fact, for single tooth implants, the success rate is 96.8 percent at 5 years.

The main reason dental implants are such an excellent solution for missing teeth is that the titanium implant peg actually bonds with the bone in the jaw to create a strong and…


What’s the Difference Between Mercury Free and Mercury Safe Dentistry?

January 7, 2016

Learn why you want a mercury safe dentist for complete protection against the health risks of mercury

What’s the Difference Between Mercury Free and Mercury Safe Dentistry?By now, most people are aware of the potential health risks associated with mercury fillings, and are interested in finding a dentist who does not use mercury. However, what many people do not realize is that finding a mercury fee dentist may not be enough to completely protect their health. For the best protection, a mercury safe dentist in Glendale CA like California Dental Group is needed.

What is a Mercury Free Dentist?

A mercury free dentist is a professional who has committed to treating their patients’…


How to Get Ready for Your First Visit to California Dental Group

January 6, 2016

Tips for preparing for your first visit to your new dentist.

How to Get Ready for Your First Visit to California Dental GroupHave you decided to become a new patient at California Dental Group? Congratulations—you’re about to experience some of the highest quality dental care and customer service in the area at very reasonable prices. In fact, as a new patient you can even take advantage of special promotions like a $29 cleaning with a free dental exam and x-rays.

Here’s what you need to do to get ready for your first appointment.

Make Your Appointment

Obviously, the first step to getting the dental care you need is to make your appointment. At California…


How to Spend Your Dental Care Budget Wisely

January 5, 2016

Tips for making your money count when it comes to your oral health.

How to Spend Your Dental Care Budget WiselyHas keeping better track of your finances made it onto your list of New Year’s resolutions? If so, don’t neglect to consider what you’re spending on dental care. Here are a few tips to help you spend your money wisely.

Invest in the Essentials

Normally, reusing items or making supplies stretch is helpful when you want to save money. This is not the case when it comes to dental care. For example, if you do not replace your toothbrush often and use an ample amount of floss each day, your teeth and gums won’t…


Stop Making These 7 Common Tooth Brushing Mistakes

January 4, 2016

Get the most benefit from brushing your teeth by avoiding these 7 errors.

Stop Making These 7 Common Tooth Brushing MistakesWhen it comes to keeping your teeth and gums clean, healthy, and strong, home care is extremely important. So if you’re not brushing twice daily, you need to start now. However, beware of making any of these 7 common mistakes as you brush.

Germy Toothbrush: The whole point of brushing is to remove bacteria from your teeth. But if you’re using a dirty toothbrush, you could actually be doing the exact opposite. To minimize the possibility of bacteria growing on your tooth brush, store it upright in a holder where it can air…


New Nanodiamonds Will Be a Tooth’s Best Friend

January 3, 2016

Nanodiamond compound to help make root canals even more successful

New Nanodiamonds Will Be a Tooth’s Best FriendWhen you think of diamonds and dental work, you probably immediately think of gold teeth studded with a bit of extra bling. But thanks to the development of a new nanodiamond compound for use in root canal therapy, it turns out that diamonds in teeth could soon be a whole lot more practical, understated, and widespread than you might think.

The purpose of a root canal is to remove decayed and infected material from inside a tooth, right down to the roots if needed. The tooth must then be filled back up with an inert…