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The Importance of National Sleep Awareness Week

March 12, 2021

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Woman sleeping peacefully in her bed

Do you view quality sleep as a luxury instead of a necessity? Do personal and professional demands keep you from getting a solid eight hours of rest each night? Can you remember the last time you focused on implementing a healthy sleep schedule? To help people around the world remember just how important a restful night’s sleep is, the National Sleep Foundation has created Sleep Awareness Week, which is seven days dedicated to sleep education and advocacy. Keep reading to learn why quality sleep is so important, how you can get involved, and why treating sleep apnea is an important component!

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4 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthier Smile in 2021

January 4, 2021

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young woman celebrating the new year against a pink background

There’s no time like the beginning of a new year to think of new ways to improve yourself. Many people’s New Year’s resolutions involve overall health goals, like exercising more often. While your mouth seems like a minor part of your body, it’s important that your teeth and gums stay in good condition. Building good oral health habits in January can set you up for a year with fewer dental visits and expenses. Here are four easy tips to maintain a healthy smile in 2021.  

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What Do Dental Implants Really Feel Like?

December 4, 2020

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An older woman smiling after receiving dental implants.

When you have several missing teeth, you’re options for tooth replacement typically include full/partial dentures or dental implants. It’s true that dentures tend to be cheaper upfront, but they come with their fair share of caveats. For one, they certainly take some time to get used to as the mouth naturally considers them a foreign object. In contrast, dental implants not only replace your missing teeth, but do everything possible to mimic them as much as they can. This directly influences the way dental implants feel day-to-day. To learn why, keep reading!

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5 Tips for Thanksgiving with Dental Implants

November 19, 2020

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Woman eating with dental implants.If you’ve lost all your teeth, dentures were a convenient solution to restore a complete smile. They’ve undergone several improvements over the years to look and feel more natural, but dentures will always have their limitations. You might even avoid eating your favorite foods. Thanksgiving dinner doesn’t need to give you anxiety. You can secure your denture to your jawbone using dental implants. You’ll enjoy a solution that closely looks and feels natural; however, your daily life and eating with dental implants will be a bit different. Here are 5 tips to adjust to your new smile in time for the holidays.

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5 Common Post-Op Questions About Dental Implants

October 23, 2020

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Woman after dental implant surgery

Getting dental implants is a huge investment with countless benefits and rewards. However, before you are able to see all the advantages of your new restoration, it’s important that you take time to allow them to heal. If you have countless questions regarding what life will be like directly after your dental implant surgery, your dentist has the answer. Continue reading to have some of the most common dental implant surgery post-op questions answered.

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4 Benefits of Seeing a Family Dentist

September 21, 2020

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mother and young daughter seeing family dentist in Los Alamitos

It’s already bad enough driving your child halfway across town to see their pediatric dentist when it’s time for their checkup every six months. At their most recent visit, you found out they need braces, which requires you to drive them to a separate orthodontic practice and fill out even more paperwork. If only there were a way to make this whole thing easier! Fortunately, there is – by seeing a family dentist in Los Alamitos. Here are four benefits of taking everyone in the family to see the same dentist.

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How Can Good Oral Health Help Your Child Excel in School?

August 5, 2020

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Teen girl smiling while doing homework

Everyone wants their children to become successful. Most of the time, this starts with doing well in school and earning good grades. However, this is something that’s difficult to do while having dental issues that need to be attended too. Whether it be related to pain, self-esteem, or just not being in attendance at school enough, dental issues can have a huge impact on your child’s ability to excel in the classroom. Continue reading to learn how your family dentist in Los Alamitos can help your child do better in their classes at school and other aspects of their life.

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5 Ways Drinking Water Keeps You & Your Smile Healthy in COVID-19

June 17, 2020

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Healthy woman drinks water as recommended by Los Alamitos dentist

Staying hydrated probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think about how to best keep your smile healthy. However, drinking water throughout the day plays a key role in preventing cavities and strengthening your teeth. In fact, staying hydrated positively influences nearly every aspect of your wellbeing! Your Los Alamitos dentist explains five ways drinking plenty of water can help keep both you and your smile healthy, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Why Most Patients Prefer Teledentistry in the Time of COVID-19

May 28, 2020

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wooden blocks spelling out "teledentistry"

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are only leaving the house when it’s absolutely necessary. With that in mind, you might be wondering whether seeing your dentist in person counts as a necessity. As it turns out, there are some cases where you only need to see your dentist through the phone or a video call. This is known as teledentistry. Believe it or not, a majority of patients actually prefer teledentistry to seeing their dentists in person. Keep reading to learn a few reasons why.

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What are the Dangers of Untreated TMJ Disorder?

March 13, 2020

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dentist pointing to model skull for TMJ in Los Alamitos.Does your jaw click or pop when you open or close your mouth? You might be experiencing symptoms of a disorder of your temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which is located on either side of your face, connecting your jaw to your skull. Although the symptoms may not seem concerning initially, leaving the disorder untreated can lead to several complications that can impact your quality of life. Don’t worry, your dentist for TMJ in Los Alamitos can stop your pain and improve your jaw’s functions.
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