Is it Safe to Visit the Dentist during COVID?

Categories: General Dentistry
safe to visit dentist during covid

SCOTTS VALLEY, SANTA CRUZ CA COVID-19 had a huge impact on every aspect of our society. It’s changed the way we work, go to school, and socialize. People are thinking about their health and wellness more than ever before, but in 2020, dentists saw an approximate 30 percent drop in the total number of appointments. […]

Is it a Good Idea to get more than One Implant at the Same Time?

Categories: Dental Implants
more than one dental implant at a time

SCOTTS VALLEY, SANTA CRUZ CA Dental implants are a standard solution for replacing missing teeth and restoring the functionality of your bite. You may need to replace a single or multiple missing teeth with implants. So, today on the blog, our experienced implant dentists in Scotts Valley discuss whether getting more than one dental implant […]

What’s it like to get Dentures?

Categories: General Dentistry
whats it like to wear dentures

SCOTTS VALLEY, SANTA CRUZ CA Dentures are a part of life for many people who suffer from total tooth loss. Your dentist may advise you to consider dentures as a viable tooth replacement option. Denture wearers everywhere regain their ability to speak, eat, and smile with confidence. Having an idea of what to expect for […]

8 Oral Health Tips for Christmas

Categories: General Dentistry
oral health tips for christmas

SCOTTS VALLEY, SANTA CRUZ CA Christmas is a season where smiles abound, so it is crucial you know how to care for your teeth while spreading holiday cheer. You can indulge in your mom’s famous coffee cake or your grandmother’s homemade pie without feeling too guilty about the effects of sugar on your teeth with […]

Forget the CPAP, how Oral Appliances help Manage Sleep Apnea

Categories: Sleep Disorders
oral appliance for sleep apnea

SCOTTS VALLEY, SANTA CRUZ CA Sleep apnea is a serious, potentially life-threatening condition that requires medical treatment. In most cases, patients diagnosed with sleep apnea use a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine while sleeping to help the body get the oxygen it needs for optimum performance. However, CPAP machines are not the best treatment […]

Scotts Valley TMJ Dentists Share Best Practices to Relieve Jaw Pain

Categories: TMJ/TMD
relieve jaw pain

SCOTTS VALLEY, SANTA CRUZ CA Experiencing jaw pain for the first time or regularly can be frustrating. The sensations that radiate from your jaw could be due to jaw muscle strain or temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). TMJ is a condition that can cause neck pain, headaches, earaches, or shoulder strain. The symptoms often urge people […]

4 Best Practices for Healthy Teeth During the Holidays

Categories: Oral Health
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

Categories: Oral Health
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 […]