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Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Your Dentist This Halloween

October 6, 2021

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young woman with dental fear

Halloween is a time when you can loosen up and find amusement in the things that easily frighten you. Although it’s okay to be afraid of haunted houses, scary movies, and creepy costumes, there’s one fear that’s not so harmless – dental fear. It may not seem like a big deal to be afraid of the dentist because of how common it is, but it can actually damage your oral health if you let it get to you. In this blog post, we’ll discuss how dental fear can be a serious problem and why you shouldn’t let it keep you from seeing your dentist.

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Think Chewing on Ice Isn’t Bad for Teeth? Freeze Right There!

September 4, 2021

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pile of ice cubes

Don’t get a Mogwai wet or you’ll make Gremlins. Don’t drive more than three miles per hour over the speed limit or you’ll get a ticket. Don’t disparage In-N-Out Burger in California or you’ll catch heat. And don’t chew on ice or you are liable to damage your tooth enamel.

Wait, what?! The first three seem spoken by Captain Obvious, but maybe you’ve never heard about the dangers of chewing on ice.

It’s a common habit, especially in the summer. But it’s a threat to your oral health like other hard foods. Keep reading to learn why it’s a problem and discover safer alternatives you can try.

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Foods to Avoid After Your Dental Implant Placement Surgery

August 12, 2021

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Hot peppers

Losing a tooth no longer means that you need to go the rest of your life without it. There are several tooth replacement options to choose from with dental implants being a preferred method due to their many benefits, including the restoration of chewing power. However, you won’t be able to expand your menu right away after getting dental implant surgery. It is important that you give the area plenty of time to heal properly. Continue eating to learn which foods you should avoid after your procedure.

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When Should You Replace Veneers? Learn the Signs from a Dentist

June 19, 2021

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Woman flossing and considering replacing veneers

When you have multiple smile imperfections that you’d like to fix all at the same time, porcelain veneers are a great option worth considering. They are not only incredibly lifelike, but durable and capable of lasting for many years. However, like all dental restorations, it’s typical for them to require replacement eventually, especially depending on your lifestyle. If your smile doesn’t look quite as bright or brilliant as you recall it being, consider these telltale signs that it’s time to consider replacing veneers!

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Guide to Dental Implants for Tooth Loss

May 26, 2021

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Model showing the basics of dental implantsIf you’re missing teeth, you’ve probably heard about dental implants, but why are they such a popular treatment? A dental implant is unlike any other prosthesis because it recreates the entire tooth, including the root. You can enjoy the next best thing to your natural teeth using a solution that can last for decades; however, dental implants are a big investment. You likely have several questions about the procedure before you’re ready to commit to it. There isn’t any reason to worry. Here are the basics of dental implants to help you make the best decision for your smile.

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The Benefits of Making Dental Implants Out of Titanium

April 26, 2021

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Four dental implants supporting a full denture

When you receive dental implants in order to replace your missing teeth, chances are that they’ll be made out of titanium. Other materials are available, of course, but there are several reasons why titanium continues to be the most widely used option. After all, every dentist wants the very best for their patients, and that means picking the materials that will yield the highest quality results. Below, you can discover more about the history of dental implants and the advantages they have to offer.

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Foods to Be Aware of This Month

March 1, 2021

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Green beer

There are so many fun March holidays that are coming up in the near future. After all, you deserve to enjoy a holiday after such a long year. However, you don’t want to be spending extra time in the dental chair because you weren’t wary of the things that you were eating and drinking. By being cautious about some popular foods and drinks that are enjoyed during these holidays, you can enjoy your summer without oral health problems. Here are some holidays that have some foods and beverages that are questionable.

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A Healthy Smile Supports a Healthy Heart

February 23, 2021

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Smiling woman without gum disease holding heart cutout

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States; in fact, on average, one person in the U.S. dies every 36 seconds from it! February is American Heart Month, so it is the perfect time to pause to consider how you are caring for one of your most precious organs. Regular exercise and a balanced diet are both essential, but did you know that your oral health can also affect your heart? Let’s talk about the link between gum disease and cardiovascular problems. We’ll also discuss some steps you can take to protect both your smile and your heart.

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5 Reasons Behind the Growing Popularity of Cosmetic Dentistry

January 2, 2021

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Woman’s beautiful smile after visit to cosmetic dentist in Huntington Beach

For generations, most people viewed their dentist solely as the person who could help them enjoy healthy teeth and gums. Today, though, that has changed. Many individuals are asking their cosmetic dentist in Huntington Beach, not only to keep their smile functional and pain-free, but also to make it as beautiful as possible. In fact, according to expert projections, the U.S. cosmetic dentistry will be valued at more than $40 billion by 2026 (compared to $23 billion in 2018)! Why is this aspect of dental care growing so quickly? Let’s talk about five possible reasons behind the booming popularity of cosmetic dentistry.

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Want Better Oral Health? Go Play Outside!

December 20, 2020

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Following advice of dentist in Huntington Beach to spend time outside

Here in SoCal, we are absolutely in love with the sun — and that’s a good thing! While we are careful to protect our skin from overexposure to UV radiation, we know that spending time outdoors can have great benefits for emotional and mental health. But did you know that your time in the sun could also improve your oral health? A dentist in Huntington Beach is here to discuss the relationship between vitamin D and the well-being of your teeth and gums.

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