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Are Your Teeth At-Risk When Swimming?

July 5, 2023

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a man smiling while swimming in a pool

Summer is the fun-filled time of the year when you can spend time with family, enjoy a cookout with friends, or engage in outdoor activities! One of the most popular things to do is to go swimming. But has it ever crossed your mind that this could be unhealthy for your smile? Keep reading to learn how swimming in a pool can impact your oral health and ways to keep your teeth safe during summer.


The Rapidly-Growing Popularity of Cosmetic Dentistry

May 5, 2023

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a patient smiling and receiving cosmetic dental work

When it comes to first impressions, there is no greater asset at your disposal than your smile. It acts as a magnet, drawing in the attention of those you meet—and if it’s beautiful and healthy, it can lead to you making some pretty positive and lasting encounters! That said, more people than ever before these days are opting to receive cosmetic dental work to ensure that their smile always looks its best. Here’s more from your cosmetic dentist about the growing popularity of these treatments and why you should consider committing to one of them yourself!


Can Sleep Apnea Affect Your Eyes?

March 8, 2023

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Eyeglasses with black frameDid you know over 18 million Americans have sleep apnea? Although it’s one of the most common sleep disorders, it’s estimated that 80% of cases aren’t diagnosed. You might believe that snoring is the only complication of the disorder, but sleep apnea can seriously affect your health. Not only can you develop life-threatening health issues, like heart disease, but it can also cost you your eyesight. New research has found a connection between sleep apnea and blindness.


How Long Before I Can Get My Dentures After A Tooth Extraction?

January 6, 2023

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dentures lying on a table

If you’ve recently had some teeth pulled, you may be interested in getting a new set of dentures as quickly as possible. After all, the sooner you can get your new prosthetic, the faster you can get used to them.

However, knowing exactly when would be right for you to receive the treatment depends on quite a few factors. If you want to know more about how quickly you can get dentures after an extraction, here’s a guide that may be able to help you. 


Are Dental Implants Worth the Cost? What Experts Say

November 2, 2022

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Tooth Implant With Money on a white background

Do you currently wear dentures but want a more reliable, long-term solution? With each passing year, implant dentures are growing in popularity. However, implant treatment typically costs more than traditional restorations like crowns, bridges, or dentures. If you’re a price-sensitive shopper, you may be wondering if dental implants are really worth the cost. Keep reading below to discover the answer.


The Best (& Worst) Foods to Eat for TMJ Disorder

October 3, 2022

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Three colorful fruit smoothies with straws on a ledge

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder refers to any condition that causes pain and dysfunction in the jaw joint and muscles that control the jaw. According to the National Institutes of Health, over 10 million Americans are estimated to be affected by TMJ disorders. Are you experiencing persistent jaw pain?  Certain foods can make TMJ disorder symptoms worse, while others can provide relief. Here are some suggestions for foods to enjoy (and avoid) when you’re dealing with TMJ disorder symptoms. 


Denture Adhesive: What Type Is Right for You?

September 21, 2022

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picture of dentures and denture adhesive

For those missing multiple or all of their teeth, dentures are a great way to fill in their smile so they can get back to laughing, eating, and speaking with confidence and ease. Ideally, your dentures will perfectly fit in your mouth and won’t move around too much. Even so, slipping dentures aren’t uncommon. Denture adhesive can help hold them in place. There are several different kinds of adhesive, so how can you know which one is right for you? Read on to learn about the types of denture adhesive and how to know which one is the best option.


5 Risks of Slipping Dentures

August 29, 2022

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Older woman in dental chairDentures are a tried-and-proven solution to treat significant tooth loss. New technologies and high-quality materials allow them to look and feel more realistic than ever. They’ll fit your mouth like a glove as they rest on top of your gum tissue and are held in place by suction. However, over time, your dentures may begin to slip. While an adhesive can hold them in place, ill-fitting dentures can cause serious complications if the issue isn’t addressed. Here are 5 risks of ignoring poorly fitting dentures.


Am I Too Old to Get Cosmetic Dental Treatment?

July 4, 2022

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mature woman dental chair smile in mirror

Have you been intrigued by the possibilities with some of the cosmetic dental treatments you’ve seen, or do you just know you want to make strides in your smile? But you’re also thinking that maybe you are just too old to pursue the improvement? Well, forget about that second notion, because age is nothing but a number! And the advancements in modern cosmetic dentistry can make a massive difference in your smile and offer you several pathways to get there. Keep reading to learn why the time is now for your grin with the help of your Los Alamitos cosmetic dentist.


Struggling to Sleep in the Summer? Check Out These Tips!

May 11, 2022

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young woman with insomnia during summer

Are you having trouble catching z’s during summer? Rest assured – you’re not alone. Several factors can cause you to toss and turn all night long. If you have sleep apnea, you may struggle to get adequate rest and experience daytime fatigue, moodiness, and loss of concentration. Unfortunately, this can cause your overall health to take a turn for the worst. Read on to learn a few helpful tips for getting quality sleep this season.

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