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Who’s a Good Candidate for Mini Dental Implants?

August 18, 2020

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Man with mini dental implants at dentist

When you’re missing teeth, many things that you used to find easy can be a struggle. Whether it’s speaking clearly, eating your favorite foods, or just having a picture-perfect smile, missing teeth can get in the way. Dental implants are a great option, but if you don’t have enough jawbone density, they probably aren’t the right choice for you. However, you could be a good candidate for mini dental implants. Continue reading to learn more about this type of implant and the characteristics that could make you a good candidate.


5 Ways That Smiling Benefits Your Life

August 4, 2020

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Woman smiling

Smiling is often called the universal language because everyone does it and we all know what it means! Whether you’re laughing because someone told a funny joke, or excited because your team won the game, showing off your smile tells everyone how you feel. It’s great to be happy and laugh, but did you know that it is also good for your overall health? Continue reading to learn from your cosmetic dentist about the different benefits of smiling and how it can improve your life.


10 of the Most Common Reasons for a Toothache

July 23, 2020

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Woman with toothache needing to see dentist

Many of us know the miserable feeling of having a toothache. However, there are many different types of toothaches with a variety of different causes. It can be difficult to get to the root of the problem, especially when you’re in pain. Continue reading to learn more from your dentist about the top ten different reasons that you are experiencing a toothache so that you can figure out the next course of action.


Why You Should Be Seeing Your Dentist Regularly

July 10, 2020

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Patient at dentist

Just like how it’s important to go to your doctor for regular checkups, seeing your dentist every six months is crucial to maintain good oral health. There is so much more to your appointment than just having your teeth polished. In fact, staying up to date with your visits could save your life! Continue reading to learn some reasons why you shouldn’t skip out on your regular appointments.


Which is Better? Electric vs. Manual Toothbrushes

June 30, 2020

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Boy holding manual and electric toothbrush

Part of having a good oral hygiene routine is brushing twice a day. Doing so helps to prevent tooth decay, cavities, gum disease, and other dental issues. However, do you know that you’re using the right brush to clean your teeth? Should you get the affordable manual one or the pricy electric one with the charging station? Your family dentist shares the pros and cons of each toothbrush so you can make the best decision for your smile.


Are Sports Drinks Okay to Drink?

June 4, 2020

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Man drinking sports drink

Water is by far the best thing you can drink to stay hydrated. But during especially vigorous exercise, you may feel like you need more. Sports drinks were first invented to help athletes replenish their electrolytes while rehydrating. While they work well for that purpose, they definitely have downsides. One of those is the effect on your teeth. In fact, they are even more destructive than soda or juice. Read on to learn what your dentist has to say about sports drinks along with some tooth-friendly alternatives.


Why Dental Implants Might Be Right For You

May 29, 2020

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Dental implants look like the model in this picture.

Dentures aren’t a great fit for everyone. They can move during the day, irritate your gums, and make it harder to taste food. However, people have stuck with them because they are afraid of letting people know that they are missing teeth. However, there are now more effective and aesthetically pleasing ways to replace them. Dental implants are a relatively new piece of technology that can allow you to restore your smile to the way it once was without having to deal with the struggles that come with removable dentures. In this article, you’ll learn what a dental implant is and what makes you a good candidate for one.


Why Your Teeth Might Be Sensitive

May 6, 2020

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Woman with sensitive teeth recoils in pain after eating ice cream.

One of the few pleasures you still have during the COVID-19 crisis is enjoying a good meal. However, if you have sensitive teeth, that can be difficult to do. According to a study in the Journal of the American Dental Association, 1 out of every 8 people in the U.S. has sensitivity problems. Despite how common the issue is, most people don’t know what to do about it. Read on to find out what causes tooth sensitivity and what actions you should take to relieve it.


7 Things to Keep in Mind as You Age

April 18, 2020

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Older woman with healthy smile at dentist.As you age, your health needs will change. While you might only think this applies to eating a heart-healthy diet or taking activities a bit slower, your smile will also experience the effects of aging. Over the years, your dentist will address your dental needs because you’ll be at risk of common age-related concerns. Here are 7 issues you need to be mindful of to keep your smile healthy.


7 Non-Dental Issues Your Dentist Might Discover at Your Checkup

April 16, 2020

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Patient visiting their San Diego dentist for a checkup

Getting a dental checkup every six months plays a key role in keeping your smile beautiful and intact. However, these regular visits are about so much more than keeping your pearly whites clean! They also give your dentist a chance to discover early warning signs of larger systemic health issues. Here are seven non-dental issues that your Sand Diego dentist might identify during your routine visit.

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