Are Root Canals Painful?

Posted on February 26th, 2019

Root canal treatment is a procedure that removes infected or diseased tissues from the tooth. At one time, teeth that were severely damaged or infected would need to be extracted, which could affect other teeth. Today, these treatments allow us to save teeth that never would have survived a hundred […]

What to Eat to Avoid Cavities

Posted on February 26th, 2019

Did you know that a healthy diet can help prevent cavities and gum disease? While good dental hygiene and regular dental visits form the backbone of your dental health regimen, a balanced diet builds your teeth from the inside. A healthy diet provides your teeth and gums with the nutrients […]

Protecting Your Kids from Dental Cavities

Posted on February 26th, 2019

Parents are advised to bring their children into their first dental checkup by the time the children are a year old. Regular checkups are recommended every six months to prevent dental cavities. There are many things that you can do in between dental checkups with Dr. Kanuga to help keep […]

Implant Dentistry

Posted on February 26th, 2019

Dentistry evolved a long way since wooden dentures were used to replace George Washington’s teeth! Nowadays, when you are missing one or more teeth, there are a variety of methods to replace them, including removable implants, appliances, and fixed bridges. What Are Implants? Dental implants gained wider and wider acceptance […]

What to Do with Yellow Teeth

Posted on February 26th, 2019

Yellow teeth can really age you and take away from the natural beauty of your smile. You may feel self-conscious about smiling in pictures or social situations. You might try to cover your smile with your lips or your hand. Our Thousand Oaks cosmetic dentist can help you kiss your […]

Dental Sealants

Posted on February 26th, 2019

Dental Sealants are plastic material that is placed in the grooves of the posterior teeth to prevent decay. Around the age of 6 and 12, the first and second molars erupt. These teeth are very far back and have intricate deep pits and grooves that are very hard to clean […]

How Tooth Grinding Affects You

Posted on February 26th, 2019

Bruxism, or excessive teeth grinding, is a common dental health issue often associated with stress, anxiety, stomach problems or misalignments. Bruxism often occurs at night and is characterized by tooth grinding, clenching, or biting. Sometimes people are unaware of their habit unless a partner notices and mentions it. Our dentist […]

Onlays, Crowns, and Composite Fillings

Posted on February 26th, 2019

Onlays are lab fabricated restorations that have many advantages over crowns and fillings, depending on the situation. According to Dr. Gordan Christenson from cliniciansreport.com, whom is one of the most highly regarded experts on cosmetic and general dentistry, a large composite filling that extends between the teeth has an average […]

How Cheap Whitening Treatments Damage Teeth

Posted on February 26th, 2019

Teeth whitening is becoming extremely popular, and you are probably even able to find inexpensive kits at your local drugstore or whitening kiosks at your mall. Unfortunately, the cheap whitening may come at a high cost. Our Thousand Oaks cosmetic dentist can help you find the whitening product or treatment […]

Is Dental Extraction a Better Option to Root Canal

Posted on February 26th, 2019

Dental extraction is the process of removing a tooth from its socket. This is necessary when a tooth fails to erupt properly, is diseased, or is extremely damaged. However, it is not the first-line treatment in most cases. Once a tooth is removed, it needs to be replaced. If it […]