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How Serious is Snoring? Learn When You Should See a Doctor for Sleep Apnea Treatment

November 30, 2018

How Serious is Snoring? Learn When You Should See a Doctor for Sleep Apnea Treatment

Snoring happens when the tissues in your throat relax and block the airways, or when there are physical conditions that keep air from flowing correctly, such as enlarged tonsils or a deviated septum. These types of obstructions can cause the tissues around your airway to vibrate, which is what creates the sound of snoring.

In some cases, snoring is not big deal. In other instances, loud, constant snoring is a sign of what’s known as Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). This…


3 Reasons Tooth Implants May Be More Important Than You Think

November 28, 2018

3 Reasons Tooth Implants May Be More Important Than You Think

While there are steps that can be taken to improve oral health and reduce the chance of losing a tooth, it can happen to anyone. Whether caused by trauma, gum disease, or something else entirely, replacing your tooth with a tooth implant can be more important than you think. If you decide that you want to learn more about your options, please contact to set up an appointment with a California dentist.

  1. A dental implant can improve your smile
  2. First and foremost, dental implants look…


Is Flossing Just as Important as Brushing? It May Be

November 26, 2018

Is Flossing Just as Important as Brushing? It May Be

Many people hear it from their dentist every time they visit them: You should be flossing more. While more patients do brush their teeth at least twice per day, many sheepishly admit that they are not flossing as much as they should.

At we want our patients to be in good health and to enjoy the benefits of good oral health. Flossing is an essential part of that. Many people may not understand just how important it is. In fact, it can be just as important as brushing. Read on to learn…


Protect Your Teeth by Avoiding These 4 Things

November 23, 2018

Protect Your Teeth by Avoiding These 4 Things

Your teeth are made from the hardest material in your body but they can still be damaged. By minimizing or avoiding these four things, you can significantly increase your chances of being free from gum disease and other dental issues. If you have additional questions or want to set up an appointment with a dentist, contact today.

  1. Acidic foods can damage your teeth
  2. The acid in acidic food can wear down your teeth. Yes, this includes soda and sour candies but it also includes healthy things like citrus fruits and juices. If…


Get Answers to Your Most Commonly Asked Questions About Wisdom Teeth

November 21, 2018

Get Answers to Your Most Commonly Asked Questions About Wisdom Teeth

Most everyone has heard of wisdom teeth but not everyone knows what they are. They may have heard of wisdom teeth extraction but not be sure what is involved. Today we are going to answer some of your most commonly asked questions about these molars. If you are having pain in your wisdom teeth, or you need a general dental exam, contact .

What are wisdom teeth and when do they develop?

Wisdom are your third molars. They are the last teeth at…


Do You Dream of Prettier Teeth? 4 Cosmetic Dentistry Options That Can Get You There

November 19, 2018

Do You Dream of Prettier Teeth? 4 Cosmetic Dentistry Options That Can Get You There

Do you wish you had a prettier smile? Do you find yourself avoiding smiling? Do you skip pictures because you are embarrassed by your teeth? The truth is that you are not alone – many people feel this way. The good news is that there are cosmetic dentistry options that can change how you feel about it. To learn more, keep reading. Then contact to set up an appointment with a local dentist.

  1. Teeth whitening
  2. If your…


Learn the 3 Most Common Reasons People Visit the Dentist

November 15, 2018

Learn the 3 Most Common Reasons People Visit the Dentist

After many years in the dental profession, at to set up an…


Preventing Gum Disease Starts at Home: Learn How to Protect Your Gums

November 14, 2018

Preventing Gum Disease Starts at Home: Learn How to Protect Your Gums

If you had to guess who many people within the United States have gum disease, what would you guess? At , many people are surprised to learn that studies show that about 47% have some form of periodontitis, whether it is mild, moderate, or severe. That comes out to nearly 65 million Americans. Even though it is very common, that does not mean that it inevitable and cannot be prevented.

There are two main things that can significantly reduce your chances of getting gum disease: Taking care…


Your Dentist is Your First Line of Defense in Diagnosing and Treating Sleep Apnea

November 12, 2018

Your Dentist is Your First Line of Defense in Diagnosing and Treating Sleep Apnea

Have you or a loved one been living with sleep apnea? If so, then you likely know that it can lead to serious health issues. If you are not sure if you have sleep apnea but want more information, then you are in the right place. Keep reading to learn more about this treatable condition and then contact to get a free evaluation.

What exactly is sleep apnea?

Though it is common, it is also potentially dangerous. Sleep apnea is…


4 Steps to Teaching Your Child Good Oral Hygiene Habits

November 8, 2018

4 Steps to Teaching Your Child Good Oral Hygiene Habits

If you teach your children good oral hygiene habits when they are young, they will be more likely to have good oral hygiene habits as they age. If they do not take care of their teeth, they could end up with permanently damaged teeth and serious gum issues. At we are proud to offer family dentistry and are here to help offer four steps to encouraging good oral hygiene in your kids.

  1. Start early
  2. You do not even have to wait for your kids to have teeth before…