Sleep Apnea and Snoring

What is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a common and serious sleeping disorder that happens when your regular breathing is interrupted during sleep. Snoring is common among patients with sleep apnea but not all snorers have sleep apnea. There are two types of sleep apnea....

Bad Brushing Habits to Break in 2019

 As we begin the New Year, it is common to have resolutions to follow to break harmful habits especially when it comes to making changes in our lives to stay fit and healthy. Not only should we start eating and living healthy, we should also try to incorporate these...

Health Risk The Truth about Hidden Sugars

 We are all aware of the added sugars in sodas, sports drinks, baked goods and snack foods. But do you know that your salad dressing, soup, bread, pasta sauce and yogurt may contain added sugars? Even food marketed as “healthy” may have the added sugars added to these...

Cancer and Oral Health

 When we hear the word cancer, it is often associated with Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy. We take for granted the negative impact of cancer treatment on oral health. Management of patients with cancer presents a lot of challenges to the dental professionals...

Oral Health and Pregnancy

 Finding out that you are pregnant is such an indescribable feeling. You are filled with joy, happiness and excitement. There is so much to think about after getting the good news. Sharing the news with family and friends, scheduling prenatal appointments, guessing...

What is Xerostomia?

 Xerostomia, more commonly known as dry mouth is caused by inadequate function of the salivary glands. Most people suffer from dry mouth and think it is normal. We all get dry mouth sometimes-when we are upset, under stress, or frightened. Dry mouth is most commonly...

It’s that time of Year… Use It or Lose It!

 Just a friendly and helpful reminder that most companies start their Open enrollment in October/November. This allows you to carefully select your medical and dental insurance carrier. If you are not sure which group to sign up for, please do not hesitate to call the...

Dentinal Hypersensitivity

Most often than not, patient’s chief complaint is sensitivity. It is a common dental problem that is often under reported or misdiagnosed by dental professionals. Dentinal hypersensitivity is a global oral health issue and is a challenge because it is difficult to...

Bruxism

 Most commonly known as teeth grinding, it is the involuntary grinding or clenching of teeth. It is usually an unconscious activity whether the individual is awake or asleep. Grinding your teeth is often associated with fatigue, stress, anxiety, fear or occlusion...

Does Charcoal Toothpaste Really Work?

 The use of charcoal toothpaste has been the rage all over social media now. A lot People swear by it claiming it can give you a whiter and brighter smile. Activated charcoal has been used for many things for thousands of years. Brushing with activated charcoal can...

Now Offering Botox and Dermal Fillers!

 Botox and Dermal Fillers have become the most common elective cosmetic procedures over the last ten years. The first question you might ask is, “Don’t Botox and dermal fillers procedures belong in a specialist office, such as a plastic surgeon or dermatologist...

The Damage Caused by Holiday Indulgences

Holiday foods and drinks are not just an assault on the waistline; they can also attack your teeth. Everyone knows sugars are commonly associated with dental cavities. Other carbohydrates, especially starches, such as in pasta or chips, may also damage teeth, although...

Want More “Bling” for the Holidays?

 There are so many reasons to smile this time of year. Think of all the family photos you’ll be smiling for this holiday season. Why not make sure your smile is dazzling! We are happy to announce we now offer Zoom Whitening, a one-day in-office whitening treatment....

Are you Throwing Away your Insurance Benefits?

 The end of the year is closing in on us! If you have pending treatment that your doctor has recommended, and you do in fact have dental insurance, you may want to think about taking care of the dental work before your insurance benefits expire! While some dental...

The Scary Tooth

 The Surgeon General calls tooth decay as being the single most common chronic disease of childhood, five times more common than asthma and seven times more common than hay fever. Over 16 million U.S. children have untreated tooth decay. Forty-two percent of children...

Back to School Dental Exams

 With summer creeping to an end, and school sessions being right around the corner, now is a good time to get your child in for their “back to school dental exam”. Our schools in the Santa Clarita Valley require dental exams for children who are starting pre-school or...

Straight Teeth: Pretty or Necessary?

 Most people find a beautiful smile adds to their self-esteem, confidence and can lead toward career and personal advantages. We live in a competitive world and a perfect smile can be rewarding in more ways than one. The goal of orthodontic treatment is a beautiful...

Activated Charcoal: Is Black the New White?

Activated charcoal is a purifying agent that absorbs impurities and has been claimed to have many different beneficial uses. Some of those include treatment of poisoning and drug overdose, reduce bloating and gas, and recently has been used to naturally whiten teeth....

Protect Your Smile

 What is a dental night guard? This is an appliance used to treat a condition known as bruxism or teeth grinding. Clenching and grinding can cause temperature sensitivity and pain as the wear can go down to the nerve, cracks in the teeth, receding gums and eventually...

Now Offering Botox and Dermal Fillers!

 Botox and Dermal Fillers have become the most common elective cosmetic procedures over the last 10 years. The first question you might ask is, “don’t Botox and dermal fillers procedures belong in a specialist office, such as a plastic surgeon or dermatologist...

I Just Want My Teeth Cleaning!

 There had been an increase in the amount of new patients requesting to only have a dental cleaning on their first visit. Having necessary digital x-rays taken and a comprehensive exam done by the doctor is crucial on a first visit for multiple reasons. Even if you...

A New Year, A New Smile

 Happy New Year! Hard to believe 2016 is already over and 2017 is upon us. This New Year’s resolution, we should all be focusing on our health. And, I am not just talking about diet and exercise but also the health of our teeth. Hopefully you used up any remaining...

Using Your FSA

 Does your current employer offer a “Flexible Spending Account” as an added benefit? If yes, are you utilizing it correctly? First, let’s go over what a flexible spending account is. Also called a flexible spending arrangement, an FSA may be used for medical expenses,...

Are you Throwing Away Your Insurance Benefits?

 Did you know that if you don’t use all of your dental insurance benefits this year, you lose them forever? That’s right – no dental benefit plan we know of allows you to carry unused benefits over to the following year. If you don’t use them, you lose them! You...

The Scary Tooth

 The Surgeon General calls tooth decay as being the single most common chronic disease of childhood, five times more common than asthma and seven times more common than hay fever. Over 16 million U.S. children have untreated tooth decay. Forty-two percent of children...

Standard Orthodontics Versus Invisalign

 Your teeth should last a lifetime and straight teeth that function well are part of a comprehensive dental health plan to maintain your teeth forever. Early Orthodontics in childhood make it easier to move teeth and guide the growth pattern of the jaws; resulting in...

Preventing Dental Fear at a Young Age

 Do you have a fear of the dentist’s office?  Is this fear due to a scarring experience as a young child?  Would you like your child to experience this phobia?  This fear could be easily prevented if there are positive experiences at the dentist’s office from a young...

Should Your Child’s Teeth Be Polished or Cleaned?

 As parents and professionals we are constantly educating ourselves to make better informed decisions regarding our family’s health.  This year our team has been addressing why so many children in Santa Clarita are seeing a Pedodontist for their dental care.  Although...

“I Just Want My Teeth Cleaning!”

 There had been an increase in the amount of new patients requesting to only have a dental cleaning on their first visit. Having necessary digital x-rays taken and a comprehensive exam done by the doctor is crucial on a first visit for multiple reasons. Even if you...

A New Year, A New Smile

 Happy New Years! Hard to believe 2015 is already over and 2016 is upon us. This New Year’s resolution, we should all be focusing on our health. And, I am not just talking about diet and exercise but also the health of our teeth. Hopefully you used up any remaining...

Caring For Your Teeth During The Holidays

As the holidays are upon us we direct our focus on gifts, cooking, decorating and vacations. We seldom look at the holidays as a time to maintain good health. We more use it as an excuse to pig out during Thanksgiving dinner, or sneak those holiday cookies. Holiday...

Are you Throwing Away your Insurance Benefits?

 The end of the year is closing in on us! If you have pending treatment that your doctor has recommended, and you do in fact have dental insurance, you may want to think about taking care of the dental work before your insurance benefits expire! While some dental...

The Scary Tooth

The Surgeon General calls tooth decay the single most common chronic disease of childhood, five times more common than asthma and seven times more common than hay fever. Over 16 million U.S. children have untreated tooth decay. Forty-two percent of children ages eight...