Best Foods for your Oral Health

Categories: Oral Health
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? […]

5 Dental Habits to Break

Categories: General Dentistry
bad dental habits

SANTA CRUZ, SCOTTS VALLEY CA You’ve probably heard the saying, “Old habits die hard.” That is often the case with many habits, including ones related to your oral health. You could be doing detrimental things to your oral health without even realizing it. Today on our newest blog, our family dentists in Scotts Valley at […]

Know the Signs of Tongue Thrust

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SANTA CRUZ, SCOTTS VALLEY CA Tongue thrust is a common condition, especially among young children. This disorder occurs when the tongue pushes against your teeth from inside your mouth. Without proper diagnosis and treatment, tongue thrust can impact nutrition, oral health, and overall wellness. That’s why it’s important to know the symptoms of tongue thrust. […]

6 Reasons to Smile More Often

Categories: General Dentistry
smile more often

SANTA CRUZ, SCOTTS VALLEY CA According to a recent study, more than three out of every four respondents said that a smile is the most important physical trait they evaluate when making a first impression of someone. People that smile more are prone to success, both personally and in the workplace. But did you know […]

Most Common Causes of a Toothache

Categories: General Dentistry

SANTA CRUZ, SCOTTS VALLEY CA You’re just going through your daily routine when, suddenly, it hits: tooth pain. It might be a dull ache, a steady throb, or a sharp, stabbing bolt of agony. By any name, tooth pain can have a major impact on you and your day-to-day life. It can affect your ability […]

3 Ways your Morning Cup of Joe Ages your Smiles

Categories: Oral Health
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 […]

What Other Health Conditions are Associated with Dental Care

Categories: Health
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SANTA CRUZ, SCOTTS VALLEY CA There are many reasons why proper dental care is important. One of these is easy to see, because it involves something easy to see: the smile. Making sure that teeth are clean, cared for, and properly aligned will result in a smile that is straight and white. Furthermore, excellent dental […]

Smile Restoration after Tooth Loss

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry
Smile restoration

SANTA CRUZ, SCOTTS VALLEY CA Loss of a tooth A missing tooth (or missing teeth) can have a number of consequences, from mere inconvenience to serious health risks. A dentist will always recommend replacing teeth that are missing. Why is this? And how can a tooth be replaced? Personal and health consequences of tooth loss […]

What is Fluoride?

Categories: General Dentistry

SANTA CRUZ, SCOTTS VALLEY CA Fluoride is a naturally occurring ionic compound of the element Fluorine. Since Fluorine is the thirteenth most abundant element in the earth’s crust, it is fairly common and is present in most water and plants in varying but usually small amounts. Since the 1950s, the United States government has made […]

The Real Cost of Tooth Loss

Categories: General Dentistry
cost of missing tooth

SANTA CRUZ, SCOTTS VALLEY CA A rite of passage for any developing child is the loss of baby teeth. Most adults can remember this part of their childhood: the odd feeling of a loose tooth, the various means to get a tooth out (the string tied to the doorknob springs to mind), and the temporary […]