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Do Root Canals Cause Cancer?

November 24, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_holmes @ 5:10 pm
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?”


I Lost a Dental Crown! What Should I Do?

September 19, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_holmes @ 12:39 am
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.


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.


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!


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.

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.


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.


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!


Put Your Smile First in 2020 with Teeth Whitening

January 29, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — dr_holmes @ 4:19 pm

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.

When to See an Emergency Dentist Over the Holidays

December 3, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_holmes @ 4:08 am

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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