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3 Things You Might Not Have Noticed at Your Last Dental Checkup

April 5, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — klugman @ 3:09 am
patient talking to a dentist

As a layperson, it can be easy to think about dentistry in pretty simple terms; it’s all cavities, root canals, and dealing with gum disease, right? However, the truth is that your dentist is an expert in every facet of the mouth, and the work that they do is incredibly complex.

Even at a simple checkup, there’s a lot that your dentist is doing. Here are a few things that you might not have even known were happening at a regular exam.


Show You Care: 4 Big Reasons to Appreciate Your Dental Hygienist

March 28, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — klugman @ 7:24 am
A smiling dental hygienist adjusting the lighting

Well, it seems April is nearly here. You’ve likely started prepping for that big solar eclipse on the 8th and other monthly events. That said, don’t forget – the 2nd week of April is Dental Hygienist Week! You’ll want to use that time to honor the workers who help your smile thrive. Of course, your Salinas dentist will help you do so. Here are four big reasons to appreciate your dental hygienist once April arrives.


How to Make Your Next Dental Checkup Go Off Without a Hitch

January 10, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — klugman @ 12:35 pm
Patient talking to a dentist

If you haven’t been to the dentist’s office in a while, coming in for a checkup may make you a little bit anxious. While a good dentist is always happy to see you, you might find yourself looking into ways to make your next preventive visit a little bit easier.

Thankfully, dental checkups really aren’t all that difficult; and if you keep just a few things in mind it becomes even easier. If you’re curious, here’s what you can do to make your next appointment go off without a hitch.


5 Reasons to Consider Getting Veneers

November 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — klugman @ 9:14 pm
person with porcelain veneers smiling

If your smile is affected by flaws such as misshapen, cracked, or discolored teeth, consider porcelain veneers as an outstanding solution for a radiant transformation. This cosmetic choice offers numerous benefits, making it a wise investment not only for your oral well-being but also for elevating your confidence. Delve into the following conversation to grasp the five compelling advantages that position porcelain veneers as the preferred approach for improving smiles and addressing cosmetic concerns.


5 Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

September 6, 2023

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person about to undergo sedation dentistry

Research reveals that dental fear affects more than 75% of adults to some extent, and 5-10% experience severe dental phobia. Sedation dentistry provides comfort and relaxation for those grappling with dental fear or anxiety during their visits. Additionally, it offers several other benefits for users, making it a valuable option for individuals seeking a more comfortable and stress-free dental experience. Read on to explore five other categories of people who can benefit from sedation dentistry.


Demystifying Tooth Extraction: What to Expect During the Procedure

July 21, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — klugman @ 2:03 pm
A dentist extracting a tooth

Going to the dentist to have a tooth removed through extraction can be an anxiety-inducing prospect. There are of many questions that can fill your head when a dental emergency puts you face-to-face with the decision.

While there’s no reason to worry about the procedure as it is fairly common, you may be uncertain about the specifics of the treatment. Continue reading to learn what to expect from a tooth extraction and gain the peace of mind that comes with this knowledge.


What to Do If You Have a Loose Dental Implant

March 31, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — klugman @ 2:14 pm
person with loose dental implant having it fixed by dentist

Dental implants are highly successful and can last a lifetime with proper care. Even with a 95% success rate, just like with any other medical procedure, there is still a slight chance of complications, such as loose implants. If this happens, it’s important to seek professional help immediately. But what causes it? If you have a loose dental implant, read on to learn about the possible causes and what your dentist can do about it.


4 Questions You Should Ask During Your Dental Implant Consultation

January 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — klugman @ 7:51 pm
a patient asking questions during their dental implant consultation

Dental implants are considered by many to be the gold standard when it comes to tooth-restoration. That said, if you’re curious about replacing your lost teeth with implants, the first step toward getting dental implants is visiting your dentist for a consultation—it is a surgical procedure, after all! Here are four important questions that you should ask during this appointment so that you can feel informed and comfortable about the dental implant process.


5 Interesting Facts About Your Teeth

November 3, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — klugman @ 5:16 pm
woman smiling

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.


An Easy Guide to Essential Dental Implant Terms

September 14, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — klugman @ 6:11 pm
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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