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5 Ways to Make Your Thanksgiving Dinner Mouth-Healthy

November 4, 2021

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closeup of turkey on Thanksgiving

It’s officially November, which means Thanksgiving is right around the corner! This special time of the year is about more than just showing gratitude and reconnecting with loved ones – you get to feast on all the delicious seasonal foods your heart desires! Unfortunately, this day of indulgence can be a nightmare for your oral health. By taking the following steps to protect your oral health, you can have a healthy Thanksgiving and keep your smile in its very best shape this holiday season.   

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Get Your New Crown Before the Year Ends – Here’s Why!

October 29, 2021

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Closeup of dental crown on finger

Have you been told by your dentist that you’re in need of a new dental crown? It seems like it would be much easier to put off this task until 2022 comes around and your schedule clears up, but this isn’t the best idea for your smile or your wallet. This restoration is crucial for your oral health, and you want to ensure that you’re maximizing your dental insurance benefits. Continue reading to learn what can happen if you put off getting your restoration as well as how your dental insurance plays a role.

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Tips to Keep from Eating Too Much Halloween Candy

September 3, 2021

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bucket of Halloween candy

In 2020, 148 million consumers planned to celebrate Halloween. As the second-largest commercial holiday in the United States, Halloween is a staple of American culture. Even though you know sugar is bad for your teeth, it’s so hard to resist with the temptation of Halloween candy around every corner. So, how can you make it through the spooky season with all your teeth intact?

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What is the Lifespan of a Dental Bridge?

April 29, 2021

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Dental bridge lifespan for a healthy smileIf you’ve lost a tooth or two over the years, a fixed bridge is an excellent solution to complete your smile. As the most traditional treatment for one or more consecutive missing teeth, you’ll invest in a natural-looking restoration. Since your bridge will take the place of your teeth, it will undergo daily wear and tear. Although it will be made of durable material, it won’t last forever. Here’s how you can promote your dental bridge lifespan to ensure it thrives for many years.

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5 Myths About Cosmetic Dentistry That You Shouldn’t Fall For

March 17, 2021

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Woman smiling

Are you thinking about investing is cosmetic dental treatment? After all, everyone wants to feel great about the appearance of their smile. The great thing about living in today’s world is the fact that you don’t need to settle for any aesthetic flaws in your smile that you aren’t fond of. You have all sorts of different options out there in the dental field. However, there are a lot of misconceptions out there about cosmetic dentistry. Continue readying to learn about some common cosmetic dentistry myths and why they are incorrect.

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American Heart Month: The Importance of a Healthy Smile!

February 3, 2021

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Couple smiling and exercising outside free of gum disease

February brings Valentine’s Day – a holiday synonymous with red, pink, flowers, chocolates, and of course, hearts! In addition to the day that lovers look forward to each year, February is also home to American Heart Month, which is an effort to raise awareness on cardiovascular health. With heart attacks as the number one cause of death in the US, your dentist has provided some important information on the link between the health of your gums and your heart. Read on to learn how to keep your mouth and body in tip-top shape.

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Do Root Canals Cause Cancer?

November 24, 2020

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anatomy of a tooth against light blue background

Out of the dozens of different kinds of dental procedures, root canals are probably the most misunderstood. The rumors about root canals have only grown since the advent of the internet. Very few people have a clear idea of what root canals are, thanks to widespread misinformation. One of the most popular myths is that root canals cause cancer. Is there any truth to this idea? Keep reading below as we answer the question, “Do root canals cause cancer?”

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I Lost a Dental Crown! What Should I Do?

September 19, 2020

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Lost dental crown

Losing any kind of dental restoration can be stressful. Even though losing a crown is not as severe as knocking out a tooth or having another dental emergency, it is still super important to tend to it as soon as you possibly can. However, it can be especially nerve wracking if you don’t know what steps to take in order to get your crown back into its secure rightful location. Continue reading to learn more from your dentist about what you should do if you have a lost dental crown.

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Is Gum Recontouring Right for Me?

August 2, 2020

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Man undergoing laser dentistry for gum contouring. Did you know a beautiful smile relies on more than just your teeth? Your gum line is equally important. Not only does your gum tissue help protect them, but it also makes your teeth look proportionate and even. Unfortunately, not everyone has an attractive gum line. Whether too much tissue is covering your teeth, or you have periodontal disease, your dentist can enhance your smile with gum recontouring. The treatment offers both therapeutic and medical benefits, allowing you to achieve the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve.

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How to Transform Your Teeth & Gums into Your Ideal Smile

July 7, 2020

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Smiling woman with gum recontouring and porcelain veneers in Pasadena

Numerous studies have found that the look of a person’s smile is widely reported as their most memorable feature when making a first impression. In fact, research suggests that a beautiful set of pearly whites can help you look younger, healthier, more confident, and even more trustworthy than a dull smile. Unfortunately, you may be losing out on these important benefits if you have flawed teeth or excess gum tissue. Thankfully, you don’t have to live with your dental imperfections if you don’t want to! Whether you have one cosmetic issue in your smile or several, gum recontouring and porcelain veneers in Pasadena can help you get the smile you’ve always wanted!

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