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Glendale Dentist Explains the Difference Between Implants and Dentures

Tooth loss is not something any of us really expect to encounter beyond our childhood years. During that early part of life, losing a tooth meant we were growing up. In adulthood, tooth loss used to be a sign of old age. According to statistics, however, this may not be the case any longer. More than 30 percent of adults lose a tooth well before their "senior years". This is not great news.

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Dentist in Glendale Reveals How to Complete Dental Treatments in Just One Visit

A beautiful set of teeth adds glamour to your personality and appearance, while showcasing oral health. A sparkling smile powered with healthy teeth can help you to create a strong first impression, which can lead to many professional and personal benefits. Many patients appreciate the benefits of flawless-looking teeth. So, patients are highly interested in their dental health – even though they may have significant anxiety about visiting the dentist.

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Is Dark Chocolate Good for Your Teeth?

Of all the candies that exist in the world, there is actually one that is good for your teeth: dark chocolate; however, always keep in mind that moderation is key, since a candy bar a day will certainly NOT keep the doctor away.

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It’s April and It’s Oral Cancer Awareness Month!

We invite you to hurry into our office for your oral cancer screening! This silent and deadly disease is increasingly diagnosed, which is why a national campaign now exists to spread awareness. Oral cancer is often asymptomatic; this means many patients that have the disease may not even know it. As a precaution and preventative measure, every person who visits our Glendale dental office is screened for oral cancer.

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Gum Inflammation, How Serious Is It?

Often overlooked as an important concept of dental hygiene, gum disease is a serious problem that up to 35 percent of adults face in their lifetime. When people focus solely on taking care of their teeth and cavity prevention, gums can suffer. If left uncorrected, your gums can become swollen and painful, and lead to gum inflammation and even bleeding.

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10 Habits Are Damaging Your Teeth

Oral hygiene can seem easy to understand, but it is still a health issue that many people struggle with. While brushing can seem like an obvious way to improve your dental hygiene, you may be committing a dental faux pas that can harm rather than help. According to the most trusted office and dentist Glendale can offer, there are many habits that people get wrong.

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Dental Technology in Glendale

We pride ourselves in providing the best dental care possible to our patients, and one of the aspects that we focus on is dental technology. Thanks to research and new trials, modernized equipment has been developed that has changed the way dentists treat their patients, which often provides better results in less treatment time.

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Why Are My Dentures Becoming Uncomfortable When They Used to Feel Great?

The greatest benefit that dentures provide to patients is the fact that they allow them to enjoy the advantages of having a full set of teeth again. Going through the horrible experience of losing teeth or getting them extracted and then having no teeth, can have a grave impact on your self-esteem and emotional health.

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How to Avoid Cavities on Halloween

Halloween is by far one of the days of the year when it is seemingly impossible to avoid candy! Everywhere you look in homes and grocery stores, there are piles and piles of sweet, tasty candy. We all know that too much sugar is bad for both your teeth and your overall health, but we do understand that many may want to indulge just on this day. And, truthfully, having candy every now and then is not going to do too much harm.

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Cerec Dentistry: Complete Your Dental Treatment in a Single Visit!

Studies show that one of the main reasons patients refrain from visiting the dentist is because of the time commitment and having to go to multiple appointments just to finish treatment. Luckily, advanced dentistry has allowed for a new form of dental treatment called CEREC.

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What Is the Minimum Age to Get Dental Implants?

Although dental implants may be an option for patients of any age, our dentist in Glendale recommends that they only be placed in adult patients. This is because children and teenagers lack the adequate bone support and are still growing, which will often work against dental implants.

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10 Tips: What to Do If You Have Sensitive Teeth

Over 60 percent of Americans have reported teeth sensitivity. The bottom line is that having sensitive teeth is not fun. Tooth sensitivity is caused by worn enamel that causes nerves to become vulnerable to the painful throbbing pain that is usually caused by hot or cold temperatures. We’ve come up with 10 tips on how to live through having sensitive teeth …

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How Should Mothers Brush Their Children's Teeth

Establishing good oral care habits in your children is essential to promote excellent oral health later in life. Often, children are resistant to oral care and routine brushing because it is not something they are used to doing. Brushing your child’s teeth and showing them how to do so, is crucial to their development and wellbeing.

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How Can I Protect My Child's Oral Care at Home?

Protecting your child's oral health is essential to promoting excellent oral health throughout his or her lifetime. Many patients believe that baby teeth may not be very important considering that we begin to lose these teeth in childhood. However, this common misconception is not accurate because baby teeth play an essential role in our oral health even into adulthood.

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Do Aligner “Braces” Work to Straighten Teeth?

Yes. Clear aligner trays or dental appliances have been used to perfect the smiles of thousands of patients across the United States. As an orthodontic treatment, these removable, clear plastic trays help to perfect dental issues like misalignment, overbite and underbite, and gaps between teeth.

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How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

With a new year underway, many of our patients want to improve themselves. This includes their smile. We often see celebrities in the media flashing enviable pearly white smiles and leave us asking “how do they do it?” Well, we’re sure they have an awesome dentist by their side, and this is what we can do for you! But, how does it work?

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Foods to Avoid During the Holidays

The holiday season usually means you’ll be surrounded by delicious and often unhealthy treats. While foods like these are tasty, they can often take a toll on your smile. Instead of waiting to find out you’ve developed a cavity or two in the New Year because of your unhealthy habits during the holidays, we’ve come up with some food choices you should avoid. So, you can smile bright well into the New Year!

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