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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.


3 Surprising Foods That Cause Cavities

August 18, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — klugman @ 11:31 pm

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.


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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