Are Stress and Canker Sores Related?

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stress and canker sores

SCOTTS VALLEY, SANTA CRUZ CA Discovering painful lesions in your mouth can be concerning, especially when you’re unsure of the cause. Canker sores form in soft tissues under your tongue, along your inner lips, or on the cheek walls. These small round abrasions may have a white or yellow hue but are generally harmless and […]

Why do Women Struggle with their Oral Health?

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women and oral health

SCOTTS VALLEY, SANTA CRUZ, CA Men and women face varying struggles with their health. And their oral health is no different! Maintaining your oral health consists of sticking to a daily oral hygiene routine, as well as seeing the dentist twice a year. But for some people, women specifically, following all the rules isn’t enough […]

How Slimming your Waistline could Improve your Oral Health

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slimming waistline improves oral health

SCOTTS VALLEY, SANTA CRUZ, CA Achieving a healthy weight is the goal of many individuals. However, it is certainly a goal that is difficult to attain without discipline, eating right, and exercising daily. There are many benefits to shedding excess pounds, including lowering your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers. Plus, living a […]

3 Back-to-School Oral Hygiene Hacks

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back to school oral hygiene

SCOTTS VALLEY, SANTA CRUZ, CA Store shelves are filling with school supplies, a reminder that summer break is winding down. Returning to school can be a bit chaotic as parents hurry to purchase clothes and supplies needed for their child’s return. So sometimes, their child’s oral health is not a priority. To help you keep […]

Why you should get your Oral Cancer Screening this Month

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oral cancer screening

SCOTTS VALLEY, SANTA CRUZ CA April is oral cancer awareness month, so what better time to discuss its warning signs and why you should get a screening. You may not think that oral cancer is common, but it’s just as deadly as any other type of cancer. Thankfully, early detection could help save your life! […]

Oral Hygiene Habits to Start Right Now

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oral hygiene habits

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA We’re already several months into the year, and, likely, any new year’s resolutions are long forgotten. But that doesn’t mean it is too late to start new habits. When it comes to your health and your oral health, you’ll either pay for it now or later. Why not put […]

4 Best Practices for Healthy Teeth During the Holidays

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holiday oral health

SCOTTS VALLEY, SANTA CRUZ CA The holiday season is the best time of year to indulge in festive foods and treats. From the office Christmas party bake-off to mom’s famous peanut brittle, it seems the sweet stuff is everywhere. However, you can protect your oral health and enjoy some of the festive fares as well. […]

Top 4 Reasons to be Thankful for your Smile

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reasons to be thankful for your smile

SCOTTS VALLEY, SANTA CRUZ CA As Thanksgiving approaches each year, it urges people to think about things for which they are grateful. Among the many things you may add to the list, your smile should be close to the top. Healthy teeth and gums not only provide positive oral health but offer additional overall health […]

3 Must-Do Dental Hygiene Practices to do before Bed

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must do dental hygiene before bed

SCOTTS VALLEY, SANTA CRUZ CA Since you were a child, people have been telling you how important it is to brush your teeth every day. So it might surprise you to know that, according to a recent study, 23 percent of Americans replied they had gone two or more days without brushing their teeth. For […]

How to tell if you have Oral Cancer

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Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA Oral cancer isn’t widely discussed but can be just as deadly as other, more well-known cancers. Oral Cancer Awareness Month is in April, and you know what that means; it’s time for an oral cancer screening. Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry wouldn’t be surprised if you had never heard of oral cancer, […]