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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 […]

Restoring a Missing Tooth

Posted on February 26th, 2019

Sometimes missing one tooth may not seem like a really big deal as after all you probably have 27 more even if you had your wisdom teeth extracted when you were younger. In many situations that is not the case as one missing tooth can have detrimental effects on the […]

Dealing with Dental Anxiety

Posted on February 26th, 2019

Very few days go by that I do not walk into the examination room and find the patient on the edge of the dental chair. The next thing that happens is that I get told, “Doctor please don’t be offended, but I am afraid and don’t like the dentist.” Many […]

How to Improve Your Oral Health

Posted on February 26th, 2019

Once dental disease develops, it causes a domino effect and leads to more significant damage. You can take steps right now to dramatically reduce your risk of such common problems as gum disease, tooth decay, and dental trauma with proper dental hygiene. Good Dental Hygiene The ADA recommends brushing with […]

How Your Oral Health is Affected by Stress

Posted on February 26th, 2019

Stress affects your heart in several different ways, but you may not know that it can also affect your smile. Your body is designed to handle stress with a series of hormonal reactions that trigger the fight or flight response, but when the stress is prolonged or constant, it can […]

Deep Cleaning: Scaling and Root Planing

Posted on February 26th, 2019

Many patients arrive at the office expecting to get a regular cleaning done, then surprised to find out that they will require deep cleaning, a procedure called Scaling and Root Planing, that is a lot more invasive and expensive. Deep Cleaning Since the infection is below the surface of the […]

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