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10 Ways Your Dentist Is Boosting Patient Safety Right Now

May 3, 2020

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Woman at dentist in Pasadena giving thumbs upAs Texas begins to open back up, dentists are preparing to welcome patients back into their offices. If you feel a bit uncertain whether it is safe to schedule a dental checkup right now, consider this: dentists and their staff already follow sanitary and safety guidelines set out by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). That makes the dentist’s office one of the cleanest places you could visit! In addition to these existing guidelines, many dentists are putting into place extra dental safety protocols in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are 10 ways your dentist in Pasadena is boosting patient safety ahead of your next visit.
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Denture or Dental Implant Placement – Which is Better for You?

April 13, 2020

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older woman smiling happy with new denturesMaintaining a full set of teeth is important for eating a complete diet, being able to smile with confidence and sustaining the jawbone density necessary to support your facial structure. Thankfully, if you’re missing teeth, you have two options for rebuilding your smile: dentures or dental implants. Which method of replacement is better suited to meet your needs? Continue reading for a comparison of the two procedures so you can move ahead with achieving a healthy and fully functional smile.

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7 Tips for Eating with Your New Dentures

March 11, 2020

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Smiling woman holding an apple with dentures in PasadenaCongratulations on restoring your beautiful, functional smile with dentures in Pasadena! Your new custom-made, natural-looking dental application is a great choice for replacing missing teeth. While you can enjoy the look of your fully intact smile right away, it may take a little bit of time to get used to eating with them. Here are seven practical tips to keep in mind as you navigate your daily diet with your new teeth.

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Is Periodontal Disease Linked To Heart Problems? A Dentist Explains the Truth

February 16, 2020

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Woman with brown hair having her gums examined by a dentistOn your 80th birthday, it’s estimated that your heart will have beaten 3.4 billion times. Clearly, your heart works very hard, so it’s important to keep it healthy with exercise, diet, stress management and not smoking. But there’s another way to lower your risk of heart problems that may surprise you: Take great care of your gums! And since this month is National Heart Month, it’s a great time to find out how periodontal disease (also called gum disease) affects your heart and how a dentist in Pasadena can help you stay healthy. Learn more below!

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Put Your Smile First in 2020 with Teeth Whitening

January 29, 2020

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before and after teeth whiteningAs we start a new year, you’re busy making your New Year’s resolutions. As you commit to paying off debt or exercising regularly, is investing in your confidence at the top of your list? Believe it or not, the appearance of your teeth is directly linked to your self-esteem. If you’ve been feeling insecure about your dark, discolored smile, you can start the new year looking and feeling your best with the help of your cosmetic dentist. You can get a bright, white smile in 2020 with professional teeth whitening.
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When to See an Emergency Dentist Over the Holidays

December 3, 2019

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woman wearing winter warm clothes over Christmas decorationsWhether you slip and fall while hanging up holiday lights or crack a tooth on a hard piece of candy from your stocking, dental emergencies can happen when you least expect them – even during the festive holiday season. Some minor emergencies can be temporarily treated at home, while more serious cases require urgent dental care. How do you know when to seek immediate treatment? Here is a helpful guide on what to do if a dental emergency occurs over the holidays.
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Celebrating Halloween? Consider These Essential Tips First!

October 21, 2019

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A bucket of Halloween candy being spilled.If your child loves to dress up as their favorite superhero or cartoon character, they’re probably quite excited to show it off to their neighbors and get free candy for doing so. It’s practically a dream-come-true! While going door-to-door to get candy is incredibly fun, it’s important to keep in mind that candy can be considerably harmful to their oral health. If you want to reduce the risk of your child developing cavities, keep these Halloween candy tips in mind before you walk with them around the neighborhood.

 

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How Does Teeth Whitening in Pasadena Work?

July 15, 2019

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before and after teeth whitening

As we head deeper into summer, demand for teeth whitening is starting to increase. Maybe you have considered getting your teeth whitened. But is it safe? How exactly does it work? What causes teeth to be not white in the first place? Don’t worry. A dentist is here to answer all of your questions about teeth whitening in Pasadena.

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Need a Root Canal in Pasadena? It’s Much Easier Than You Think!

May 5, 2019

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If there’s one dental procedure that people are afraid of, it’s root canals. But they’re much easier than you would expect! Believe it or not, many patients say their root canal in Pasadena was no more painful than getting a simple filling. In addition, root canals save your teeth from being extracted, which is incredibly important for the health of your smile. Since Root Canal Awareness Week is May 6th-12th, it’s a great time to learn more about this procedure and why it doesn’t deserve its bad reputation!

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Visit Your Dentist in Pasadena for an Oral Cancer Screening

April 19, 2019

Filed under: General Dentistry — dr_holmes @ 7:22 pm

oral cancerBrushing and flossing are not enough to keep your teeth and gums healthy. The American Dental Association also recommends you see your dentist in Pasadena twice a year. You may think the routine visits are only for a cleaning and checkup, but they serve another important purpose as well. Your dentist will also perform an oral cancer screening. Now, you can enjoy the power of early detection by visiting your dentist twice a year.
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