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Are You Passing Cavities On to Your Baby?

August 31, 2016

Are You Passing Cavities On to Your Baby?

Have you ever heard the warnings about not sharing saliva with your baby? It includes not sharing utensils, toothbrushes, or food. That means you can’t cut your grapes in half with your teeth, you can’t use spit from your mouth to clean the crud from your baby, and you can’t blow on your baby’s food to cool it off – or even taste it first yourself. Each of these actions can spread your saliva to your baby.

If you’ve heard these warnings you probably thought it was silly. You may have thought it didn’t really matter. As…


9 Fun Dental Facts from Your California Dentist

August 30, 2016
  1. Do you know much an elephant’s molar weights?

    9 Fun Dental Facts from Your California Dentist

    On average, the average elephant’s molar weights almost nine pounds! Imagine having dozens of heavy teeth in your mouth. In fact, if you add up all the teeth in an elephant’s mouth, you may just exceed the weight of the average human.

  2. Dental floss has been used to escape

    Back in 1994, a prisoner in a West Virginia prison took dental floss and braided it together. The result? A rope! He was actually successful in this escape plan but was later caught and taken back to prison. Kids listen up:…


3 Reasons That Today is the Day to Make an Appointment for a Dental Cleaning

August 26, 2016

3 Reasons That Today is the Day to Make an Appointment for a Dental Cleaning

If you’ve been putting off making an appointment for your dental cleaning, you’re in good company. In a perfect world, every patient of would visit every six months but often life simply gets in the way. That said, there are some really important reasons that right now is the right time to make your appointment.

  1. Don’t miss out on employer benefit or flexible spending accounts

  2. Believe it or not, we’re almost ¾ of the way through the year. If you have…


Have You Lost a Front Tooth? Learn What to Do and What Your Options Are

August 22, 2016

Have You Lost a Front Tooth? Learn What to Do and What Your Options Are

Losing a front tooth can be painful, embarrassing, and overwhelming. The good news is that you do have front tooth replacement options. At we can assess your individual need and recommend the right way to proceed. Let’s begin with what you should do immediately following the loss of your front tooth.

Front tooth 9-1-1: What to do if you knock out your front tooth

If you or someone else has a dental trauma that leads to a knocked out tooth, there are some…


Does Sugar Really Cause Cavities? The Answer May Surprise You

August 18, 2016

Does Sugar Really Cause Cavities? The Answer May Surprise You

This is one of the most commonly asked questions of many California dental practices: Does sugar cause cavities? Most patients assume the answer is yes. Why? Because they’ve heard it a million times. The real answer may just surprise you.

On its own sugar isn’t bad for your teeth

That’s right, sugar in and of itself isn’t bad for your teeth at all. However, when you combine sugar and bacteria then you’re looking at the possibility of some serious damage to your teeth. Every time you have a sugary treat, little bits…


Don’t Have Time to Floss? Solutions to Common Excuses for Not Flossing

August 15, 2016

Don’t Have Time to Floss? Solutions to Common Excuses for Not Flossing

Do you wish you flossed more but don’t think you have time? Or do you have another excuse entirely? At we’ve heard them all and we understand that it can be a struggle for people. That’s why we’ve compiled these simple solutions to the most common excuses not to floss.

Excuse: Food doesn’t ever get stuck in my teeth

One of the biggest myths about flossing is that the only reason to do it is to remove food from between your teeth. The truth is that the…


Five Questions to Ask Your Dentist Before Deciding on Invisalign

August 10, 2016

Five Questions to Ask Your Dentist Before Deciding on Invisalign

If you wish you had straighter teeth then you’ve likely considered Invisalign. But how can you tell if it’s the right choice for you? Asking these five questions to your dentist is a great way to learn more about the procedure and how it will work in your specific case.

  1. Can Invisalign correct my specific orthodontic issues?
  2. While it’s true that Invisalign can correct most of the same issues that traditional braces can correct, it’s also true that it can’t fix them all. At , we find that most issues can be treated…


How to Select the Best California Dentist for Your Dental Implant Procedure

August 9, 2016

How to Select the Best California Dentist for Your Dental Implant Procedure

Are dental implants the best option for you moving forward? Are you searching for a California dentist who can help you? Do you want to ensure you get the best results but you’re not sure how? We’ve provided you with a simple guide to selecting the best dentist for your needs.

The best dentist should require an in-person consultation

The best provider won’t give you advice over the phone. Instead, they’ll have you come in for an in-person consultation. They’ll do a full exam and take x-rays. Why?…


Is Flossing Really as Important as Your California Dentist Says?

August 8, 2016

Is Flossing Really as Important as Your California Dentist Says?

You probably hear it all the time: flossing is as important as brushing. Yet if you’re like many of the patients at , you may not take it as seriously as we suggest. Many people wonder: Is flossing really that important? Allow us to start by explaining exactly what flossing can do and then we’ll focus on the best and simplest way to ensure you’re flossing correctly.

Brushing is essential but it can’t do it all

One of the first things we often hear when patients…


The 5 Things You Can Do to Help Your Child’s Dental Checkup Go Well

August 7, 2016

The 5 Things You Can Do to Help Your Child’s Dental Checkup Go Well

One of the best ways you can encourage your child to have excellent oral health for the rest of their lives is to set a great example for them. Get them to the dentist on a regular basis while they’re still with you so that when they get older, it’s something they’ll do automatically. Here are five steps to help you ensure their dental checkout goes as well as possible.

  1. Know when to bring them to the dentist for the first time
  2. The general rule…