Why Does My Child Continue to Wet the Bed?

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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
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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 […]

How Can a Dentist help My Child Sleep Better?

Categories: Sleep Disorders
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SANTA CRUZ, SCOTTS VALLEY CA We have a few questions to about the quality of sleep your child is getting: Does your child ever seem to struggle to breathe at night? Does s/he snore, take pauses in breathing or make choking or gasping noises as if s/he has momentarily stopped breathing? Is s/he still wetting […]

Desperate for Chronic Headache Relief? Don’t Miss this Advice!

Categories: TMJ/TMD
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SANTA CRUZ, SCOTTS VALLEY CA Chronic headaches can be a nightmare, affecting every aspect of your life from your ability to sleep at night or function daily, and significantly impacts your energy and mood. Unfortunately, over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers only do so much at relieving the pain and aren’t much good at treating the frequency […]

6 Tips to Maintain a Healthy Smile this Spring

Categories: General Dentistry
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SANTA CRUZ, SCOTTS VALLEY CA For many of us, the arrival of spring brings with it feelings of renewal and rejuvenation. Spring also represents an ideal time of year to refresh your smile. Just follow this six-step guide from your Scotts Valley dentists to maintain a healthy smile this spring. Tip 1: Review your brushing […]

4 Common Cosmetic Dental Procedures in Scotts Valley

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry
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SANTA CRUZ, SCOTTS VALLEY CA You turn on the TV or go online and what do you see? Celebrity after celebrity, all of whom have smiles full of dazzling white, perfectly-shaped teeth. We have a secret to share; those flawless-looking smiles are attainable for almost anyone. Cosmetic dentistry makes it possible. Read on, as today […]

Ways to Fix Crowded Teeth

Categories: General Dentistry
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SANTA CRUZ, SCOTTS VALLEY CA Crowding in the mouth can occur from any one of a variety of factors: genetics, tooth loss, jaw problems, tongue thrust, excessive pacifier use as a child or an issue with a restoration such as a crown or filling. No matter what the cause of crowding, if you or someone […]

How TMJ Disorder Could be Causing your Chronic Pain

Categories: TMJ/TMD
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SANTA CRUZ, SCOTTS VALLEY CA The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 20.9% of adults in the United States live with chronic pain; that’s more than one out of every five Americans. If you are one of the people who suffer with chronic pain, we know how important it is to find relief. […]

The Top 4 Challenges in Cosmetic Dentistry

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry
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Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA You turn on the TV or browse online and see celebrity after celebrity with a mouth full of perfect-looking, dazzlingly white teeth. Guess what? It’s almost impossible for someone to naturally have such a great-looking smile. Those celebrities used cosmetic dentistry to get the smile they wanted, and so can […]

Tips to Help you Adjust to your New Dentures

Categories: Dentures
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Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA Dentures and partials are a popular replacement option for missing and decayed teeth, usually among our elderly population. Dentures help with self-confidence and offer an improved smile. They also improve a patient’s nutrition because they restore the ability to eat a wide variety of foods with different textures. At the […]