Why Does Cosmetic Dentistry Matter to Every Practice?

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry
importance of cosmetic dentistry

SANTA CRUZ, SCOTTS VALLEY CA Our smile is one of the first things people notice about us. Think of all the areas in your life in which your smile plays a role: family gatherings, social outings, job interviews and your romantic life, just to name a few. Our smiles can convey our feelings and reactions […]

How Long Do Cosmetic Dental Procedures Take to Complete?

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry
cosmetic dental procedures

SANTA CRUZ, SCOTTS VALLEY CA Time is our most valuable commodity. Of course, when we perceive aesthetic flaws in their  smiles, impacting your self-confidence and potentially affecting your oral health, it’s great to know that there’s a plethora of options available to restore those things that are so important to us. Cosmetic dental procedures are […]

5 Ways Cosmetic Dentistry Improves Self-Image

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry
cosmetic dentistry

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA It’s hard if you’re not proud of your one-and-only smile. Feeling embarrassed of your teeth — whether they’re discolored, crooked or missing, for instance — may keep you from smiling in photos or freely laughing at someone’s jokes. This is no quality of life, and our cosmetic dentist in Santa […]

4 Ways Dental Implants Help your Other Teeth

Categories: Dental Implants
dental implants help

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA Chances are high that if you found this blog post, you’re probably researching options for replacing teeth that are missing or need to be extracted. We’re glad you’re here because we have good news for you! While we have several options for you to consider to restore your smile — […]

Ways to Keep Your Teeth and Gums Healthy as you Age

Categories: Oral Health
healthy gums

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA Aging takes a toll on the human body, and, unfortunately, our teeth are no exception. Strong oral health is important at any age. An oral health regime of brushing twice a day, flossing once daily and visiting the dentist for checkups and cleanings twice a year should be a lifelong […]

5 Ways to Feel More Energized in the Morning

Categories: Sleep Disorders
energized in the morning

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA The world has morning people. Then there’s the rest of us. Is any sound more annoying than an alarm clock in the morning when you’re sleeping peacefully? How many of us hit “snooze” more than once every morning before finally dragging ourselves out of bed? No one wants to feel […]

Don’t Roll the Dice on Mail-Order Orthodontics

Categories: Orthodontics
mail order ortho

Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz CA Thanks to scientific advances, orthodontic treatment is more convenient and accessible than ever. Today, you have the option of receiving orthodontics without ever visiting a dentist–through a mail-order orthodontic company. These companies advertise the ability to send orthodontic treatment directly to your home, without the hassle of in-person appointments. If […]

It’s Not Too Late to Start New Dental Habits

Categories: Oral Health
start new dental habits

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA If you’ve been neglecting your dental health for a while, or if busy schedules or dental anxiety has kept you out of your dentist’s chair, we want to assure you that we can always do something to help, and it’s never too late to get your dental health back on […]

Causes of Bad Breath

Categories: Oral Health
bad breath

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA Bad breath — also called halitosis — can have several underlying causes, but in many cases, the culprit is poor oral hygiene. Of course, eating strong-smelling foods like those containing garlic and onions … or drinking strong beverages like coffee … will cause smelly breath, but this is usually temporary. […]

Worst Foods for Your Dental Health

Categories: General Dentistry
worst foods

SANTA CRUZ, SCOTTS VALLEY CA When thinking about some of the worst foods in terms of their oral health impact, most people automatically say sugar is the worst culprit. But did you know that it’s not just sugar that’s bad for your oral health? While sugar is bad for your teeth, there are also other […]