Are Migraines Related to Dental Health?

Categories: Oral Health
migraines and dental health

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA If you suffer from chronic headaches or migraines, you may be surprised to know that the problem could be rooted in your mouth or jaw. Today our Santa Cruz family dentist is taking a look at some of the potential dental culprits that could be behind your migraines. The good […]

3 Most Popular Benefits of a Smile Makeover

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry
smile makeover benefits

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA Through the use of one or more dental procedures, our cosmetic dentist in Santa Cruz can completely transform your smile and the confidence you have in yourself and your appearance. Increasing your self-confidence can help you feel more comfortable in your skin, and it can lead to positive changes in […]

Care Tips for Dental Implants

Categories: Dental Implants
caring for dental implants

SANTA CRUZ, SCOTTS VALLEY CA Have you received a dental implant to replace your missing tooth? If so, congratulations are in order! You’ve made a great choice for your oral health and self-esteem. No other method of tooth replacement looks and feels more like a real tooth and, with proper care, your implant should last […]

5 Surprising Facts about TMJ Disorder

Categories: TMJ/TMD
TMD TMJ disorder

SANTA CRUZ, SCOTTS VALLEY CA Do you know where your temporomandibular joint is? This small round joint connects the jaw to the skull on both sides. You probably never think about your temporomandibular joint unless you develop a problem with it. Temporomandibular joint disorder (also referred to as TMJ disorder or TMD) occurs when the […]

A No-Strings-Attached Solution to Sleep Apnea

Categories: Sleep Disorders
no string solution to sleep apnea

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA Sleep apnea is a dangerous sleeping condition that the American Academy of Sleep Medicine estimates affects 25 million adults in the U.S. It is characterized by pauses in breathing when a person’s airway becomes blocked or collapses while sleeping. Often caused by excess weight or heavy consumption of alcohol, common […]

What is the Recovery after Dental Implant Surgery?

Categories: Dental Implants
dental implant surgery

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA Dental implants are a groundbreaking way to restore missing teeth, whether they’ve been lost by tooth decay, gum disease or trauma or they need to be extracted because of damage or infection. Perhaps you’re curious about dental implants to replace missing teeth, or maybe you’ve already made up your mind […]

6 Signs of Sleep Apnea that you Shouldn’t Ignore

Categories: Sleep Disorders
Sleep apnea signs

SANTA CRUZ, SCOTTS VALLEY CA Sleep apnea is a sleep breathing disorder that causes reduced airflow, which interrupts your sleep and can be harmful to your health. This condition can affect anyone of any age, even children and physically fit adults. Therefore, it’s essential to identify sleep apnea symptoms and address the condition as soon […]

Protect your Health by Keeping your Mouth Clean

Categories: Oral Health
oral health

SANTA CRUZ, SCOTTS VALLEY CA It’s said that a person’s oral health is a window into his or her overall physical health. There’s a reason for that. Our mouths — the entry point for our digestive and respiratory systems — harbor a lot of mostly unharmful bacteria. But without proper oral care, the bacteria increase. […]

4 Ways to Tell if a Smile Makeover is Right for You

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry
smile makeover for you

SANTA CRUZ, SCOTTS VALLEY CA Most people are more giving to others than they are themselves. And it’s common to put your own needs or desires on the back burner if you’re a parent. However, when was the last time you did something for yourself? Your smile is the first thing that others notice about […]