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Is a Fear of the Dentist Keeping You Out of the Chair? Learn How to Overcome It

October 27, 2017

Is a Fear of the Dentist Keeping You Out of the Chair? Learn How to Overcome ItThere are many reasons people feel afraid to visit the dentist. In some cases, they’re afraid of pain. Others haven’t been to the dentist in years and are afraid they’re going to need a lot of cosmetic dentistry and they worry about the cost. Research has shown that dental anxiety often starts in childhood.

While we understand these reasons, it’s also important to remember that not coming to the dentist can lead to problems that are…


Oral Health 101: Learn the Basics of Taking Care of Your Teeth

October 25, 2017

Oral Health 101: Learn the Basics of Taking Care of Your TeethA recent article from the Journal of Periodontology shows us what we already knew was true: Oral hygiene coupled with a healthy diet is the best way to prevent gum disease. On the other hand, the best way to increase your chances of gum disease is to skip brushing and to eat foods with lots of sugar.

At , we want each of our clients to be armed with the best information to take care of their teeth and gums. Read on to get the…


The Truth About Flossing: How Often Should You Do It?

October 23, 2017

The Truth About Flossing: How Often Should You Do It?Most people know that they should be flossing but they’re not always clear on how often they should do so or how to do it. Some aren’t even sure exactly why it’s recommended. First, it’s a good idea to know that the purpose is to get rid of plaque and bacteria that live between your teeth. A toothbrush can’t get in there, and so it’s important to floss if you want healthy gums.

Flossing isn’t just about your gums

While keeping your gums healthy is one of the main benefits of flossing, it’s not…


Do You Believe Any of These 4 Myths About Oral Health?

October 20, 2017

Do You Believe Any of These 4 Myths About Oral Health?

Most people know that there are two main things to do to keep their teeth and gums in good shape: Brush and floss regularly at home, and visit their dentist on a regular basis. However, after these basic facts are understood, you may be surprised to know how many myths are floating out there disguised as truth. If you have any questions about how to best care for your teeth, you can always reach out to . Otherwise, read on to learn the truth behind four common oral…


Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Tooth Brushing? Learn Why You Shouldn’t Brush So Hard

October 18, 2017

Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Tooth Brushing? Learn Why You Shouldn’t Brush So Hard

Everyone knows that they need to brush their teeth. Many people feel that they should be brushing their teeth more often. In fact, you may be surprised to know that there can be essentially too much of a good thing. Now, not so fast – that doesn’t mean you’re brushing too often. A person would have to brush 100 times a day to be brushing too often, but there is an overzealous tooth brushing problem that many people…


What to Expect if You Choose Dental Implants: Services You’ll Get

October 16, 2017

What to Expect if You Choose Dental Implants: Services You’ll Get

There are many reasons our patients choose dental implants. They can be used to replace teeth, to take the place of partial or full dentures, to prevent bone loss after a tooth has been lost, to be able to eat any food they want, and to prevent shaving down teeth that are healthy in order to install a bridge.

No matter what your reasons are for getting dental implants, at we hope that everyone will choose a dental professional who’s qualified to…


A DIY Treatment Plan for Gum Disease: Get the Dentist’s Opinion

October 13, 2017

A DIY Treatment Plan for Gum Disease: Get the Dentist’s Opinion

No one wants to have gum disease, yet millions of Americans do. While this can be a painful, distressing disease – and it can do serious damage to both your teeth and your gums – treating it doesn’t have to take over your life. Your dentist will be in the best position to diagnose your issues and provide a home treatment plan, but you can keep reading for general tips on treating gum disease at home.

It starts with gingivitis

Many people don’t realize that the first step of


Ask a California Dentist: Could Your Coffee Be Making Your Teeth Yellow?

October 11, 2017

Ask a California Dentist: Could Your Coffee Be Making Your Teeth Yellow?

There’s no question that Americans love coffee. In fact, the average per capita consumption is ten pounds of coffee beans per person. When you consider that our population is just around 320 million, you’re looking at a total of more than 1.5 tons of coffee. It’s not hard to see why coffee’s so popular: There are coffee shops on just about every corner, diners offer unlimited coffee, and there’s coffee in just about every office.

With so much coffee consumption, it can’t be bad for us – or could…


Is Your Child Afraid of the Dentist? They’re Not Alone: How to Ease Their Fear

October 9, 2017

Is Your Child Afraid of the Dentist? They’re Not Alone: How to Ease Their Fear

If your child is afraid of the dentist, don’t worry: They’re not alone. Many children are afraid of the dentist and the good news is that there are steps you can take to alleviate this fear. Remember when you were a child – new things were always scary and when they involved tools that make loud sounds and feelings they’re not used to, it’s understandable that they may be nervous.

If you’re worried that your child will be nervous when they visit the…


The Real Cost of Not Going to the Dentist: Find Out What it Will Cost You

October 6, 2017

The Real Cost of Not Going to the Dentist: Find Out What it Will Cost You

Have you been putting off a visit to the dentist? Do you need some motivation to get you there? We suggest that you come in for a dental checkup and cleaning as soon as possible. While it will take time out of your day, it can end up being an expensive proposition to avoid the dentist for too long. Read on to learn about some of the long-term costs of skipping a visit to the…