Are Migraines Related to Dental Health?

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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 […]

Protect your Health by Keeping your Mouth Clean

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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. […]

Ways to Keep Your Teeth and Gums Healthy as you Age

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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 […]

Smiling Through Retirement: The Importance of Dental Care for Seniors

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oral health for seniors

SCOTTS VALLEY, SANTA CRUZ CA Dental health care is an integral component of overall wellness for people of any age, particularly as we get older. Unfortunately, seniors too often neglect their oral health, leading to serious health complications down the road. Retirement can create unique challenges when it comes to managing dental health care. This […]

It’s Not Too Late to Start New Dental Habits

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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

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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. […]

Is Dry Mouth Cause for Concern?

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dry mouth

SANTA CRUZ, SCOTTS VALLEY CA Saliva glands are exactly what they sound like: glands in the mouth that produce saliva. We don’t give much thought or credit to saliva, but it’s incredibly important to physical health, including dental health. Saliva aids in the digestion process by lubricating food and washing away food particles. It also […]

4 Ways Orthodontics Can Improve Your Oral Health

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SANTA CRUZ, SCOTTS VALLEY CA In the United States, few things are considered more attractive in a person’s appearance than teeth that are healthy, white, and strong. This has not always been the case, nor is it the case everywhere: the Japanese once favored ohaguro, or black teeth (especially for women), and the trend there […]

Best Foods for your Oral Health

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food for oral health

SANTA CRUZ, SCOTTS VALLEY CA Maintaining good oral health starts by practicing daily dental hygiene like brushing twice a day for two minutes, flossing daily, and seeing the dentist for checkups and cleanings twice a year. But sometimes, you can do these things and still end up with cavities or develop gum disease. What gives? […]

3 Ways your Morning Cup of Joe Ages your Smiles

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morning coffee

SANTA CRUZ, SCOTTS VALLEY CA For some, it is difficult to imagine surviving a day without a cup of coffee, much less smiling during it. Some people take their coffee seriously, so much so that in Saudi Arabia, a husband who does not provide his wife with enough coffee gives her legal standing for a […]