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.(more…)
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June 17, 2020
May 28, 2020
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.(more…)
March 13, 2020
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.
February 5, 2020
February is important for more than just roses and sweet treats. It’s also American Heart Month, which is dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of preventing heart disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports 647,000 Americans die from cardiovascular disease annually. While you know diet and exercise can affect your heart health, did you know your smile also impacts it? In fact, there’s a direct link between the health of your smile and your heart. Thankfully, you can invest in a healthy mouth and body with periodontal therapy in Los Alamitos.
January 3, 2020
It’s that time of year when everyone is making New Year’s health resolutions, which are usually geared towards exercising more or better eating habits. But did you know that your oral health has an equally big impact on your general health? Not to mention that a healthy smile helps you eat, speak and smile with confidence, which is important for both your personal and professional life. And the best part? It’s easier than you think to improve your oral health in the new year! Keep reading to learn how your teeth and gums affect the rest of your body. You’ll also find out how getting a checkup from a dentist will make 2020 happy and healthy from the start.
December 6, 2019
Despite the latest innovations in dentistry, tooth loss is a common problem. Now, there are more options than ever to replace your missing teeth, like dental implants in Los Alamitos. Although traditional prosthetics now closely mimic your natural teeth, over 500,000 people per year are turning to dental implants, and for good reason. As the next best thing to your real teeth, you’ll enjoy unmatched benefits that aren’t possible with any other treatment.
November 20, 2019
The holidays can be a hectic time of year filled with sugary pies, seasonal candies, and delicious sweet potato casseroles that children gravitate to. As a parent, the last thing you need on your plate is a small smile riddled with cavities, infections, or bad breath. To avoid unexpected visits to your family dentist and to keep every mouth under your roof free of oral health issues, your best bet is to follow these four tips for good hygiene and prevention during the holidays. (more…)
October 30, 2019
If you’re among the 120 million Americans who are missing at least one tooth, you can enjoy the next best thing to what nature gave you with a dental implant. This revolutionary treatment replicates the entire structure of a lost tooth to deliver results that aren’t possible with any other option. Before you’re ready to invest in your new smile, there’s one question you need to have answered — are dental implants painful? Don’t worry, here’s what you can expect while on your journey to a complete smile.
September 3, 2019
Between work, errands, picking up the kids in the afternoon and shuttling them to after-school activities, it can be hard to find the time to prepare healthy meals every day. Sometimes, it’s just easier to microwave a TV dinner or let the kids snack on whatever they can find in the pantry. However, processed and pre-packaged foods are often high in salt, saturated fats and sugar, all of which can be harmful to one’s overall health, including oral health. If you want to pursue a healthy lifestyle in Los Alamitos and prevent cavities from forming, follow the cooking tips below from a local dentist.
July 12, 2019
Most of us know that we need to brush and floss regularly to have a healthy mouth. However, a lot of us aren’t sure which type of floss we should use – string floss or a water pick. There are advantages and disadvantages to both, so it can be hard to choose. Fortunately, a dentist in Los Alamitos is here to weigh in.