Archive for July, 2016
You know you should brush and floss several times a day, but if you’re like many folks you may not know exactly what that should entail. You may wonder what additional things you can do at home to keep your teeth in great shape. At , we are invested in your oral health. Here are the specific instructions that can help most people ensure they’re doing all they can to keep their gums and teeth healthy.
How to brush your teeth: A comprehensive guide
We recommend you brush your teeth a minimum…
Most people get a dental exam at the same time they have their teeth cleaned so they may not realize that these are actually two distinct services provided by your local California dentist. At we are strong supporters of regular exams and cleanings. Learn what you should expect during both procedures.
What to expect during a dental exam
What’s done at your dental exam will vary based on your situation but you can expect that most dental exams will include:
- X-Rays. These are the best…
Periodontal literally means “around the teeth.” It’s a disease that attacks both your gums and the bone that supports your teeth. You may be surprised to learn that 80% of people have some form of periodontal disease and many have no idea. It can go hidden because it’s typically relatively painless in its early stages but even a minor case should be treated.
Signs and symptoms of periodontal disease: Do you have them?
While everyone is different, there are some signs that you may have a case of periodontal disease. The most common symptoms…
Invisalign is a great option for folks who want to straighten their teeth and it’s normal for people to want to know more before they decide they’re the right choice. Whether you’re already using them successfully or are just considering them, these dos and don’ts will help ensure anyone who wears them gets the most from this innovative option for teeth straightening.
Do: Eat anything you want!
If you choose braces to straighten your teeth you’ll be limited on what foods you can eat. For example, people with braces can’t chew gum, eat sticky foods like caramel, and will need…
Just like children have dental care needs that are unique from the needs of their parents, senior citizens have unique dental care needs that are different from the needs they had when they were younger. is here to help improve and restore dental health for everyone from the youngest patients to those with many decades under their belts.
If you’ve lost your teeth as you’ve aged then you should know you’re not alone
The reality is that many people lose their teeth as they get…
Sleep apnea is a relatively common disorder but that doesn’t mean it can’t be serious. In fact, it often is. Essentially, it’s a disorder in which a person stops breathing while they’re sleeping. It’s generally very treatable but the biggest obstacle to treatment is the fact that it’s often not recognized.
Who’s at risk for sleep apnea?
Anyone can suffer from sleep apnea – even children – but there are a few demographics that are more susceptible to it than others. They include:
- Overweight people
- People 40 years old or older
If you’re missing a tooth, it’s important to know what your options are. The professionals at can assess your unique situation and present you with the treatment plan or plans that will work best for your needs. However, one option you’ll likely want to consider are dental implants. Read on to learn the ins and outs of implants.
Dental implants can work for a variety of situations
There are many situations that may arise where you find yourself missing a tooth. It may be caused by decaying teeth, it may be caused by an accident,…
Many people who chew sugarless gum are looking for one thing and one thing only: to freshen their breath. While it may have that affect, you may be surprised that it can help with a lot more too. In fact, it can help protect and improve your oral health and can even help prevent cavities. How does it work? California Dental Group is here to explain the ins and outs.
Sugarless gum can help increase your saliva – which in turn prevents cavities
The American Dental Association has done numerous studies and they’ve all…
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Your dental health is our top goal
It is our goal that every patient can get the dental care they need when they need it. We…
If you’re in need of a filling then it’s wise to consider all your options. There are several options when it comes to filling material, and each has both pros and cons. Silver amalgam fillings were the top choice of dentists for a long stretch but recently white composite fillings have become more popular.
When you visit , we’ll go over the best teeth restoration options for you but in most cases silver amalgam fillings are likely to be one of our top recommendations. They’re especially popular in cases where you’re…