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How Do Dentures Affect Your Sense of Taste?

April 14, 2022

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Dentures and taste highlighted by jellies

As you get older, it’s normal to lose your ability to do certain things as you did before. Maybe you can’t run quite as vigorously or need more help doing household tasks. The aging process even leads to a  decline in your sense of taste. However, the latter can be affected by dentures as well. In other words, your false teeth may interfere with your ability to sense flavors. To learn more, here’s a summary of the relationship between dentures and taste from your Los Alamitos dentist.


Do Dental Implants Trigger Airport Metal Detectors?

February 17, 2022

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Airport metal detector

Whether you are finally making it to your dream destination, visiting your grandparents, or travelling for a business trip, the part you are looking least forward to is going through airport security. Usually, you make it through the line without a problem, but with your new dental implants, who knows what will happen this time. That giant metal detector is the only thing that’s standing between you and your gate, and there is titanium in your mouth! Continue reading to learn why your dental implants shouldn’t be a concern during your excursion.


New Year, New Smile: 3 Reasons to Kick Off 2022 with Invisalign

January 3, 2022

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Person holding Invisalign braces

The new year has just begun, and you’re ready to make 2022 your best one yet. It’s time to get your relationships, work-life, and health back on track. Beginning Invisalign treatment early this year will allow you to make leaps and bounds of progress toward your health goals. Investing in your smile by completing the entire Invisalign treatment process can also set the tone for a highly successful year, where discipline and improved health enhance the quality of your life. 


How Can I Enjoy Holiday Foods without Harming My Teeth?

December 4, 2021

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little boy and girl with candy canes

The holiday season can be an exciting time of year, as you catch up with family and friends you don’t see very often and find out how their lives have changed. Then there are the delicious holiday foods that go along with those gatherings. Well, excuse your teeth if they don’t share your enthusiasm.

It’s just that there are a lot of sugary food items for them to deal with, in addition to other pitfalls. Keep ready to get some tips from your dentist in Los Alamitos about how you can enjoy holiday foods without compromising your oral health.  


Holiday Foods to Avoid with Dentures and What to Eat Instead

October 8, 2021

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family enjoying Thanksgiving dinner with dentures in Los Alamitos

Every Thanksgiving, you get together with your family for a day of football and food. Though Thanksgiving is one of your favorite holidays, you can’t help but wonder how different it will look this year now that you’re wearing dentures. With the holiday fast approaching, it’s essential to know what foods you should pass up to avoid damaging your new smile. To help you easily navigate the Thanksgiving buffet, here are a few common holiday foods to avoid with dentures in Los Alamitos and what you should fill up on instead.


3 Reasons Summer is Perfect for Dental Implants

August 31, 2021

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Woman with dental implants at outdoor tableLet’s face it, tooth loss is embarrassing. It’s easy to hide your smile and even avoid certain social situations if you have missing teeth. You don’t need to live with the gaps in your smile any longer. There isn’t any better time than now to treat your tooth loss. Although you have all year to visit your dentist, here are 3 benefits of investing in dental implants this summer.


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!


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.  


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!


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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