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The Truth about Flossing: Does it Really Matter as Much as You Think?

August 25, 2017

The Truth about Flossing: Does it Really Matter as Much as You Think?

If you’re not a regular flosser and you come visit , it’s likely that we’ll notice and that we’ll suggest you add it to your daily oral health routine. If you’re like many people you’ll agree to do so but will forget after a few days and go back to flossing irregularly.

We’ve found that many people believe that flossing isn’t as big of a deal as we make it out to be, or that it’s not really necessary. The truth is that…


Make Your Dentist (and Your Teeth) Happy by Doing These Three Things

August 23, 2017

Make Your Dentist (and Your Teeth) Happy by Doing These Three Things

If there’s one thing you should know about your dentist it’s this: We really do have your best interests in mind. We want your teeth and gums to be healthy. We want you to take ten minutes each day to care for your teeth. While it may seem sometimes that going to the dentist results in getting homework, the reality is that there are a few simple things you could do to greatly improve the health of your gums and teeth.

There are just three things you can do…


Ask a Dentist: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions People Have for Dentists

August 21, 2017

Ask a Dentist: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions People Have for Dentists

More so than is often true of the rest of their health, people often feel insecure about their teeth. They may not feel that they have a smile that’s straight enough, or they may have teeth that aren’t perfectly white. No matter what your issues are, if you have questions for a dentist then you can always call . We’ve gathered together some of the most common questions today to answer them for you.

Why do my teeth feel sensitive?

There are actually numerous things that…


5 Things to Know About Wisdom Teeth Extractions

August 18, 2017

5 Things to Know About Wisdom Teeth Extractions

By the time they need to have their own wisdom teeth extracted, most people have heard all sorts of stories about the experiences of others. At with any questions or to set up an appointment.

  1. Wisdom teeth extractions are common
  2. About 85% of Americans will have their wisdom teeth removed at…


Nervous About Visiting the Dentist? Take These Tips to Heart

August 16, 2017

Nervous About Visiting the Dentist? Take These Tips to Heart

At , we understand that many people are afraid of visiting the dentist. Whether they had a bad experience as a child, saw a scary movie with dentists, or just have a general phobia, we are always looking for ways to help. We know that those who are afraid of the dentist are less likely to come to us for their regular dental checkups and exams.

For some, it’s the sound of the drill that’s scary. For others, it’s just the site of the chair. We…


The Health of Your Gums Doesn’t Just Affect Your Mouth

August 14, 2017

The Health of Your Gums Doesn’t Just Affect Your Mouth

Most people have a single focus when they’re working on improving their oral health: Preventing cavities. The reality is that taking care of your gums should be a top priority. In fact, the overall health of your gums doesn’t just affect your mouth – it affects your entire body. Ignoring gum issues can lead to unnecessary pain, issues with your teeth, and health problems throughout your body. Read on to learn more and then reach out to to make an appointment.

Skip the pain and have your gums treated early

One…


The Truth About Sugar and Your Teeth

August 11, 2017

The Truth About Sugar and Your Teeth

Most everyone likes to enjoy a dessert, piece of candy, or other type of sweet every once in a while. Some people like to enjoy them much more often. From the time we were children, we’ve been conditioned to crave these sugary foods. Many of us have been given sugary sweets as a reward. Advertising has constantly shown us pictures of tempting sweets and at the grocery store, sweets are in bright, colorful displays – often right at eye-level for kids.

While we may love sugar, there’s another side of it. When you eat sugar – especially refined sugar…


Garlic: Is it Effective Treatment for Tooth Decay? The Answer May Surprise You

August 9, 2017

Garlic: Is it Effective Treatment for Tooth Decay? The Answer May Surprise You

When most people think of garlic, they either think of delicious Italian food or they think of vampires. Either way, most don’t think of it as a medicine. Would it surprise you to know that it’s been used as medicine for more than 5,000 years? At , we would never recommend that eating garlic take the place of good home oral health care or exams with us, but it actually does have some benefits that you may want…


Are Dental X-Rays Safe? Learn Why They’re Used So Frequently by Dentists

August 7, 2017

Are Dental X-Rays Safe? Learn Why They’re Used So Frequently by Dentists

If you’ve been to the dentist in the last decade then you’ve likely gotten dental x-rays. They are a very important part of our dental practice yet many patients aren’t sure how safe they really are. Read on to learn why they’re safe and why we use them at to schedule an appointment.

Don’t let the term “radiation” scare you

X-rays do involve radiation. When most people hear the word ‘radiation’ they don’t think of positive things. The truth…


Taking Care of Your Teeth Involves Taking Care of Your Toothbrush

August 3, 2017

Taking Care of Your Teeth Involves Taking Care of Your Toothbrush

Just about every household in California has a toothbrush, yet many people aren’t aware of what they should do to take care of it. If you think that your toothbrush is fine without thinking much about it, ask yourself this: If you had a piece of cake that was sitting out uncovered on your bathroom counter for 12 hours, while people went in and out using the bathroom, would you feel comfortable eating it?

Most people would say no, yet they leave their toothbrush sitting out in the open air all…