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How Your Dental Team Is Keeping Their Instruments Clean During COVID-19

September 8, 2020

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Even as more and more nonessential businesses start to reopen across the United States, it’s important to remember that the threat of COVID-19 hasn’t disappeared. Luckily, dental professionals have always been experts at keeping their tools, and your smile, extremely clean. During these strange times, your dentist in Arcadia is devoting even more time than usual to sanitizing dental instruments that they use to treat you. Here are some of the ways your dental team is keeping their tools and offices spotless during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Psychological Benefits of a Smile Make-Over

July 16, 2020

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Woman smiling with straight, white teeth

Imagine for a moment what it would be like to not have misaligned, discolored, or otherwise imperfect teeth. How would you feel? For the 74% of U.S. adults who have crooked teeth, a bad bite, or yellow stains, this is a question that comes up often. While the cosmetic advantages of upgrading your smile are evident, few are aware of the psychological benefits of a complete smile make-over. Wondering what they are? Keep reading for four from a cosmetic dentist in Arcadia!

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What Really Causes Snoring, and How Can It be Treated?

March 8, 2020

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man snoring needs to visit sleep dentist in Arcadia, CA

Have you been told that you snore loudly while sleeping? If so, this could spell more than just an annoyance for the person resting next to you. It turns out that snoring can sometimes be an indicator of a serious underlying issue: obstructed sleep apnea (OSA). As you continue reading, your dentist in Arcadia, CA will provide some valuable information about the connection between OSA and snoring. Additionally, you’ll learn about some of the other peripheral contributors.

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The Link Between Unhealthy Gums and an Unhealthy Heart

February 26, 2020

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Man in grey shirt with hand over heart; chest painIf you’re already suffering from heart problems, then developing gum disease might be even more dangerous than usual. Not only will you still have to worry about the possibility of tooth loss if the condition becomes too advanced, but according to Harvard Health Publishing, your risk of a heart attack or stroke could be two to three times greater. Keep reading to discover the true link between gum health and heart health – and why gum disease treatment in Arcadia could have a bigger impact than you may think.

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Brushing and Flossing: Which Should You Do First?

February 6, 2020

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close up person flossing

When you think of cleaning your teeth, you probably picture a toothbrush, with dental floss lurking somewhere in the background. However, brushing alone only cleans three of the five surfaces of your teeth. You need to floss to remove bits of food, bacteria, and plaque from between your teeth and along your gumline. But which cleaning method should you use first? Both sides of the debate have their advantages and disadvantages, and your dentist in Arcadia is here to discuss them.

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If You Have Missing Teeth, It’s Important to Replace Them

December 20, 2019

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older man smiling with nice teethYour teeth support each other, and in doing so, prevent any unwanted shifting. Furthermore, every tooth root is integral in the production of new bone cells, in-turn contributing to maintaining your jawbone density and healthy gums. If any of your teeth are left missing, this natural process can be interrupted, which can lead to a host of adversities. As you continue reading, you’ll learn about the solutions in Arcadia for replacing your missing teeth so you can lead a normal life.

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How Biolase Lasers Could Help You Overcome Your Dental Anxiety

November 16, 2019

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Dental laserMany patients have some kind of fear or anxiety when it’s time for a dental appointment. In many cases, a large part of that fear is the large, booming noise of the dental drill. The good news is that modern technology has provided dentists with a much quieter alternative that could also cause far less pain. If your anxiety has kept you away from the dentist for too long, read on to learn how Biolase laser dentistry in Arcadia could help you feel more comfortable about your care.

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Can Store-Bought Products Compare to Professional Teeth Whitening From Your Dentist?

October 14, 2019

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carvings of teeth in a shopping cartEach time you purchase a store-bought teeth whitening product, you’re taking a gamble that it won’t negatively impact your oral health. Most kits you can get over-the-counter include ingredients that haven’t yet been approved by the American Dental Association as being safe and effective. With professional laser teeth bleaching, not only will you get amazing results, but you can rest assured that you won’t be taking a gamble on your oral health. Read on to learn what store-bought products can do to your mouth, and why it’s best to consider professional treatment instead. (more…)

Dentist Explains Why You Should Stop Chewing Ice for Good

August 10, 2019

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A glass of cola containing ice.When you’re enjoying an ice-cold beverage, it can be natural to want to chew on the ice cubes at the end, especially on a very hot day. Unfortunately, it’s become increasingly common for people to visit their dentist for emergency treatment because they cracked one or multiple teeth as a result of their ice chewing habit. This habit can lead to extensive restorative treatments and higher dental care costs. Avoiding a cracked tooth in Arcadia, CA and more is why you should stop doing it entirely. Keep reading to learn tips that can help you quit altogether and save your teeth from harm in the process.

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Why Tooth-Colored Fillings Are Better than Traditional Fillings

July 26, 2019

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fillings

Most of us know how awful cavities are. After all, about 90 percent of the population will have one at some point in our lives. Fillings can be used to fix them, but they unfortunately get a bad reputation for being associated with cavities. They are often seen as painful, when they can in fact relieve the pain of cavities. Many people don’t know that much about fillings, so we’re here to clear things up. How do fillings work? Which is better: tooth-colored fillings or traditional fillings? Read on to learn more.

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