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Who Says a Root Canal Has to Hurt?

September 29, 2016

Who Says a Root Canal Has to Hurt?

When most people hear the phrase “root canal,” they immediately cringe. After all, root canals hurt a lot, right? At , we believe that not only do they not have to hurt but they shouldn’t hurt. That’s why we do everything we can to make you as comfortable as possible.

The simplest way to prevent root canal pain

When root canals hurt, it’s typically because the tooth has become very infected. This can make the treatment more complicated and can lead to pain. For that reason, the simplest way to prevent root canal pain is pretty easy:…


The Link Between Dry Mouth and Gum Disease

September 26, 2016

The Link Between Dry Mouth and Gum Disease

Many people think of dry mouth as nothing more than an inconvenience, but the truth is that it can lead to serious oral health issues if you don’t take care of it. Read on to learn the symptoms of dry mouth, what they can mean, and what you can do about it.

The symptoms of dry mouth

Most people think of dry mouth as simply a mouth that’s dry. They may chug beverages to treat it, which can be a good idea – as long as those drinks don’t have caffeine. Why? Because caffeine can actually…


FAQ and Answers About Children’s Dentistry in California

September 23, 2016

FAQ and Answers About Children’s Dentistry in California

If you have a child then you likely have questions about their oral health. At .

What exactly does a family dentist do?

Family dentists offer dental care for everyone in the family. At , we generally start seeing children around two years of age. For kids, we’ll usually do a check-up if your child is up…


In the News: Is Flossing Really Helpful for Oral Health?

September 20, 2016

In the News: Is Flossing Really Helpful for Oral Health?

If you’ve been following the news then you likely saw a story that claimed that flossing isn’t necessary. This came after a well-respected dental school studied flossing for over a decade. At we found the study interesting and there is new information in it – but we want to be clear with our patients about exactly what flossing can and can’t do when you make it part of your daily routine.

The many benefits of flossing

The truth is – and always has been – that flossing isn’t a magical cure-all…


How Does Gum Disease Affect Dental Implants?

September 19, 2016

How Does Gum Disease Affect Dental Implants?

At we believe there’s no question that dental implants are a great option to replace missing teeth but the unfortunate truth is that you may not be a good candidate for them if your mouth isn’t healthy enough.

Healthy gums are a requirement for dental implants

No matter how strong your jaw is, you also need to have healthy gums in order to be a candidate for dental implants. When you come to us for your consultation, one of the things we’ll look for will be the signs of gum disease,…


You May Be Surprised by the Many Advantages Veneers Offer

September 17, 2016

You May Be Surprised by the Many Advantages Veneers Offer

Your smile is an essential part of your appearance. Depending on how you feel about it, it can be a source of great embarrassment or of great pride. At we believe that everyone deserves to have teeth the healthy, straight, beautiful, and complementary to their features. However, most people simply aren’t born with a perfect smile. The good news is that cosmetic dentistry has greatly advanced in the last decade. One of the best things to result? Dental veneers.

A dental veneer allows you to get the smile…


3 Reasons it May Be Worth it for You to Straighten Your Teeth

September 16, 2016

3 Reasons it May Be Worth it for You to Straighten Your Teeth

Have you ever considered straightening your teeth? At we offer several solutions for those who’d like to see a straighter smile, including Invisalign, but we’ve found that many patients don’t understand the numerous reasons that teeth straightening may be more important than they think. Read on to learn about them and then contact us for your orthodontic appointment.

  1. Straighter teeth are better for your oral health

  2. One of the main reasons recommends orthodontic options is because it can actually…


What to Look for When Shopping for Toothpaste

September 15, 2016

What to Look for When Shopping for Toothpaste

There are hundreds of toothpaste options out there and we know that it can be difficult to choose between them. You have a variety of forms, flavors, endorsements, and claimed benefits. So how do you make the right choice for your teeth? You can always ask for a specific recommendation when you visit us for your dental cleaning and exam, or you can follow these tips to narrow down the choices.

Look for the ADA Seal of Approval

Every toothpaste on the shelf must be approved by the FDA before…


Do You Know How Often Dental Filings Should Be Replaced?

September 13, 2016

Do You Know How Often Dental Filings Should Be Replaced?

The reality is that there’s simply no substitution for natural, healthy teeth. When we do dental fillings, the purpose is to replace the structure of the tooth and to restore a tooth that’s been damaged by decay back to a functional shape. No matter which type of filling you have, whether silver, also known as amalgam fillings, or tooth-colored, also known as a composite filling, they’re not meant to last forever.

Signs your amalgam filling may need to be replaced

Amalgam fillings are made to last…


Ask a Dentist: What Do You Do with a Broken Tooth?

September 11, 2016

Incisive tooth restoration before and after treatment

Whether you bite down on something hard and broke your tooth, your tooth was weakened by a cavity and eventually broke, or you were injured in a sporting event, now that your tooth is broken you have a few things to keep in mind. Your steps initially after the tooth is broken could make the difference between keeping your natural tooth or getting a dental implant.

You should know that millions of people break their teeth every year. At we see it all the time – so you are definitely not alone….