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5 Interesting Facts About Your Teeth

November 3, 2022

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Your teeth may not get much thought. Many times, even the daily routine of brushing can become a task done on autopilot. Other than when a toothache strikes or when something is stuck between them (toothpick, anyone?), your pearly whites may not be on your mind a lot. But they are fascinating parts of your body! Here are five facts about them that reveal just how amazing they are.

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An Easy Guide to Essential Dental Implant Terms

September 14, 2022

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An enlarged model of a dental implant

So, let’s say you’re considering dental implant treatment. Based on what you’ve heard, it could restore your smile in just a few visits. However, your research into the surgery has led you to some confusing, unfamiliar words. What should you do? Learn what they mean, of course! That way, you’ll better understand how implants work and whether they’re right for you. Luckily, your Salinas dentist can help with the process. Here are four dental implant terms you should know before deciding on treatment.

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3 Surprising Foods That Cause Cavities

August 18, 2022

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Glass of red wineCavities are preventable; however, 92% of adults have had at least one. Brushing and flossing are your first lines of defense against tooth decay, but your diet is equally important. Limiting sugars is vital for safeguarding your enamel. Cutting back on soda and skipping dessert can reduce your risk, but sweet drinks and snacks aren’t the only things that can erode your enamel. Here are 3 cavity-causing foods you may not be aware are harming your smile.

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4 Things to Know When You Haven’t Seen Your Dentist Lately

June 16, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — klugman @ 9:36 am
Woman having a dental checkup

As anyone will tell you, life can get messy. Circumstances change, things come up, and you occasionally have to revise and re-draft your plans. Among other things, that fact may mean you don’t attend your regular dental checkup for a long time. But it’s never too late to get your oral health back on track! That said, you may need a refresher on what to expect when you return to the dentist’s chair. To help out, here’s a summary of four things that’ll happen at your upcoming dental visit.

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How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

May 4, 2022

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dental implant 3D illustration

Unfortunately, tooth loss is not uncommon, to say the least. If you’re missing at least one tooth, you’re in the same situation as 178 million other Americans. Hope is not lost, however, since there are several tooth replacement options to choose from. A preference by many patients and dentists alike is dental implants because of their significant benefits. But how long do dental implants last? Continue reading to learn more from your dentist in Salinas about their lifespan and how you can extend it.

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How to Avoid Teeth Sensitivity After Getting Whitening

April 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — klugman @ 9:37 pm
Woman with tooth sensitivity after whitening.

Is your fear of teeth sensitivity stopping you from getting a whitening treatment? Maybe you’ve gone back and forth considering if whiter teeth are worth any discomfort you might experience. But before you make a firm decision, you should know that sensitivity after professional whitening is fairly uncommon. And if it occurs, it’s short-lived and causes no damage to your teeth. Here’s what you need to know about whitening and what you can do to avoid teeth sensitivity.

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Are Tooth Stains Hereditary?

March 4, 2022

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family tree

Wonder what the reason is for your discolored and stained teeth might be? It’s not uncommon for someone to be faced with this source of insecurity, and you have to at least consider the possibility it has happened for genetic reasons. Especially if your efforts to fix stained teeth were ineffective, read on to learn from your cosmetic dentist in Salinas why it could be hereditary and what you can do. 

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What Can I Expect From My Dental Implant Consultation?

February 7, 2022

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man consulting dentist in Salinas

If you’re considering dental implants, then you probably have plenty of questions and concerns about the procedure. From the actual implant procedure to the end results, you might not be sure what to imagine from the process. Fortunately, your dentist in Salinas suggests you focus on your first meeting! Read on to discover what you can expect from your dental implant consultation.

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What to Expect After Wisdom Tooth Removal

January 17, 2022

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person holding ice pack against face after wisdom teeth removal

Have you recently learned that you need to have your wisdom teeth removed? Though not everyone has wisdom teeth and those who do have them may not need an extraction, five million people have theirs removed every year. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), extractions may be necessary if you experience changes where those teeth are located, such as pain or discomfort, a repeated soft tissue infection, or cysts. Read on to learn about what you can expect from wisdom tooth removal and ways to take care of your smile afterward.

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Store-Bought VS. Professional Whitening

November 19, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — klugman @ 2:51 pm

A smile is worth a thousand words, so what does yours say? Does it show off who you are as a person and communicate to others that you take pride in your oral health? If not, you may be interested in teeth whitening. Though there are countless over-the-counter whitening strips, pastes, and trays, your dentist is also likely to offer professional teeth bleaching services. But how can you know which option is the best one? Read on to learn how teeth whitening works, the benefits of professional vs store-bought products, and which one is the best overall option for your smile.

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