How to Keep your Smile Youthful as you Age

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry
youthful smile

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA Even with the best oral hygiene practices, our teeth, with age, can become dingy, which can negatively affect our self-esteem. Our family dentist in Santa Cruz is sharing today some tried-and-true tips to keep your smile looking radiant and youthful at any age. Read on for more! Prioritize oral hygiene […]

Can a Tongue-Tie be Treated at any Age?

Categories: Tongue Tie
tongue tie at any age

Santa Cruz and Scotts Valley CA Tongue-tied – it’s a common phrase used to describe such moments when words escape us, either due to excitement or distraction. In its more serious connotation, being tongue-tied is more than just an expression that’s commonly used to refer to people who have trouble speaking clearly. This health condition […]

Get Rid of your Headaches this Summer by Visiting the Dentist

Categories: TMJ/TMD

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA Summer is one of the most beautiful seasons of the year as it’s the time of rebirth. However, for some, it’s a period full of chronic headaches that are extremely distressing. Not only do they interfere with your daily tasks, but they can drain your pockets by purchasing over-the-counter […]

5 Tips for a More Restful Sleep

Categories: Sleep Disorders
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Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA It seems that the more we want to rest, the harder time we have getting it. But sleep — no different than drinking water and eating a balanced diet — is an important part of our overall health and well-being. Let’s look today with our sleep apnea dentist in Santa […]

Find out how Untreated Sleep Apnea could Lead to an Early Death

Categories: Sleep Disorders
sleep apnea and death

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA Sleep apnea is a common yet potentially life-threatening condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It is characterized by pauses in breathing or shallow breaths during sleep, leading to a decrease in oxygen levels and disrupted sleep patterns. Despite its prevalence, sleep apnea often goes undiagnosed and untreated, posing significant […]

Does it Hurt to get Dental Implants?

Categories: Dental Implants
do dental implants hurt

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA Dental implants have become an increasingly popular way to replace missing teeth and restore a smile, but the process of getting them can sound a little scary and painful. After all, dental implants require our implant dentist in Santa Cruz to surgically insert an artificial, metal tooth root in the […]

How can a Smile Makeover Improve your Confidence?

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry
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Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA A smile makeover is a comprehensive treatment plan designed to enhance the appearance of your smile through various cosmetic dentistry procedures. From professional teeth whitening to porcelain veneers, dental bonding and orthodontic treatments like Invisalign, a smile makeover can completely transform your smile, and in doing so, it can transform […]

6 Ways to get Better Sleep this Spring

Categories: Sleep Disorders
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SANTA CRUZ, SCOTTS VALLEY CA Nearly 70 million Americans suffer from sleep deficiency, according to the National Institutes of Health. Whether you have a difficult time staying asleep or still feel tired when you wake up, there are many causes to chronic daytime fatigue. Unfortunately, ignoring sleep loss may increase your risk of chronic conditions […]

Why Does My Child Continue to Wet the Bed?

child wetting bed

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA Bedwetting can be an embarrassing problem, especially for older children, and it can be frustrating for parents who feel they are powerless to help. Also called nocturnal enuresis, bedwetting is a common childhood issue that can persist into adolescence and sometimes even into adulthood. Recent research has revealed a surprising […]

Can Prescription Drugs Exacerbate Sleep Apnea Symptoms?

Categories: Sleep Disorders
prescription drugs

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA Prescription drugs are sometimes necessary to manage health conditions, but, unfortunately, they can aggravate symptoms of sleep apnea, a common sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep. The pauses can occur multiple times per hour, interrupting sleep patterns and restricting oxygen that the brain and body need. This […]