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Archive for October, 2016

Do You Have Sleep Apnea? How to Tell and What to Do About It

October 30, 2016

Do You Have Sleep Apnea? How to Tell and What to Do About It

Of course no one wants to have sleep apnea but millions of people suffer from it. If you’re afraid you may have it, then your next call should be to . Read on to learn more about the symptoms and possible solutions.

The symptoms of sleep apnea

Sleep apnea is like most medical issues in that there are many different symptoms that could present themselves. However, the most common symptoms including snoring that disrupts other people, pausing your breathing…


Are Dentures a Good Option for You?

October 27, 2016

Are Dentures a Good Option for You?

If you’re thinking about getting dentures then your first move should be to call . We’ll schedule a time for you to come in and talk with us face to face. We can give you detailed, specific information about how dentures might benefit you. However, if you’re still in the phase of simply gathering information, then we’re happy to provide this guide that offers some basic, general information about dentures.

Good candidates for dentures

Many people associate dentures with older folks but the truth is that age is not even a factor in deciding if dentures…


Do You Know What Your Orthodontic Options Are?

October 24, 2016

Do You Know What Your Orthodontic Options Are?

Your teeth are important for many reasons, including the fact that they affect your self-esteem, they’re necessary to ensure you can chew properly, and they make it easier to get nutrients you need. However, they can also cause problems. If your teeth aren’t straight, or if they cause you pain, if you have an overbite or an underbite, then orthodontic options may be the answer for you.

Reasons people sometimes need orthodontics

It’s become somewhat common for teens to use some type of orthodontic appliance, whether Invisalign or another option. As adult teeth start…


How Important Are Mouth Guards for Teenage Athletes?

October 20, 2016

How Important Are Mouth Guards for Teenage Athletes?

If there’s a teen athlete in your home then you’re familiar with hanging out in the stands, cheering for them – and you also know that there’s nothing worse than seeing them get injured. As fun as sports are, they can also cause injuries. While it’s true that a dentist can’t prevent a twisted ankle, at , we’re here to provide some advice that could protect your athlete’s beautiful smile.

Impact sports come with risks

There are a lot of advantages to sports, but they also come with risks. Falling, being tackled, being hit in the…


The Many Reasons People Decide to Get a Dental Crown

October 17, 2016

The Many Reasons People Decide to Get a Dental Crown

Are you a good candidate for a crown? At . We can set up an appointment to do some x-rays, give you a general exam, and then provide you options that will work for you. However, here are a few of the reasons that people choose to have crowns.

They want to cover up discolored teeth

In some cases, the reason for getting…


Top Myths About Root Canal Treatment in California

October 14, 2016

Top Myths About Root Canal Treatment in California

At , we’re always interested to hear what people have heard about root canals. Many people believe that they’re incredibly painful, are only a last ditch effort, and that it’s better to just remove the tooth. We will always assess your needs before making our final recommendation, but in some cases a root canal is the best, least painful, and fastest way to treat dental issues. Read on to learn some of the most common myths about this common dental procedure.

Myth:  It’s better to simply remove the teeth

While it is sometimes necessary to


The Truth About Popular DIY Teeth Treatments

October 13, 2016

The Truth About Popular DIY Teeth Treatments

Wouldn’t it be nice if there were free, easy ways to make significant changes to your teeth without leaving home? At for advice.

Claim: You can whiten your teeth with bananas

This seems to be a particularly popular one: If you rub the inside of the peel of a banana on your teeth for a few…


How to Prepare Your Child for Their First Dental Appointment

October 11, 2016

How to Prepare Your Child for Their First Dental Appointment

Every child goes through a long list of firsts: Their first step, their first tooth, their first birthday, their first haircut – and on and on! It’s important as parents to prepare your child as much as you can for these new experiences in life – including visits to the dentist. At , we want your child’s first visit to us to be as simple as possible. Here are some ways you can prepare your kid for a visit to us!

Be prepared to model a positive attitude about the dentist

If…


1 in 4 Adults Have Bed Breath – Are You One of Them?

October 10, 2016

1 in 4 Adults Have Bed Breath – Are You One of Them?

Are you surprised to learn that 25% of adults in the United States have chronic bad breath? Also known as halitosis, bad breath can be more than embarrassing – it can affect your personal and professional life. If you don’t make it a habit to both brush and floss every day, then particles of food will remain in your mouth. They can collect bacteria, which can in turn cause bad breath.

The tongue is one of the biggest culprits

Do you brush your tongue every time…


Keep Your Jaw Strong and Prevent Bone Loss with Dental Implants

October 6, 2016

Keep Your Jaw Strong and Prevent Bone Loss with Dental Implants

Many people believe that dental implants are all about changing the way your smile looks. At , we think that’s a good enough reason to invest in them, but the truth is that there are actually several other reasons that you may not be aware of. Consider this: When you lose a tooth, you’re not just losing that tooth, you’re losing part of an intricate system. Your teeth need your jaw for support, but it’s equally true that your jaw needs your teeth to stay…