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4 Summer Activities That Can Damage Your Smile

July 15, 2021

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Protect your smile in swimming poolsSummer is finally here, which means plenty of time soaking up the sun and cooling off in the pool. The last thing you want to deal with is an unplanned trip to your dentist. Although there’s never a good time for a dental emergency, a sudden oral health issue can quickly halt your summer plans. While you can’t completely prevent one from occurring, there are several steps you can take to protect your smile. Here are 4 summer activities you’ll want to skip to avoid time in the dental chair.


Best and Worst Foods to Eat with Sleep Apnea

May 25, 2021

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Woman with sleep apnea in bedIf you struggle to feel well-rested in the morning because you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea, the right treatment is crucial to restoring your quality of life. Whether you use a CPAP or an oral appliance, keeping your airways open while you’re sleeping is essential. Besides sleep apnea therapy, did you know there are other factors that can influence your symptoms? Believe it or not, the foods you eat can inhibit your breathing pathways. Here are the best foods to eat to help you breathe better, so you can get the rest you need.


The Health Dangers of Not Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

March 12, 2021

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woman who needs sleep apnea treatment in Calimesa falling asleep at her desk

Do you always feel tired even after sleeping for more than eight hours? Has your partner complained about loud snoring coming from your side of the bed? If so, you may have a condition called sleep apnea, which interferes with your ability to get a good night’s rest. Since National Sleep Awareness Week (March 14-21) is coming up, now is the perfect time to talk about the importance of getting enough sleep, and why, if you need it, you should get sleep apnea treatment in Calimesa as soon as possible.


4 Thanksgiving Side Dishes That Are Bad for Your Oral Health

November 19, 2020

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family of four enjoying a Thanksgiving meal

Thanksgiving is almost here, and it’s the perfect time to spend time with family members you rarely see and enjoy delicious foods you rarely eat. However, you don’t want your holiday to be ruined by an excruciating toothache that requires you to make an emergency appointment with your dentist. To keep your smile in good shape this Thanksgiving, keep an eye out for these four traditional side dishes that are bad for your oral health.


Your Smile Doesn’t Have to Be Scary Just Because It’s October

October 22, 2020

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adults dressed up as witches and vampires and taking a picture together

Halloween is right around the corner, but this year, you’re probably going to celebrate differently. Since you won’t get to hand out candy to all of the little ones in your neighborhood, you’ll have plenty of time to carve out a little “you” time to do everything you want. To get a smile worth showing off after you take off your costume and slip into your regular get-up, use that extra time that you’d normally spend on planning the perfect Halloween trick-or-treating night on creating a beautiful grin! Read on to learn about a few not-so-spooky ways your cosmetic dentist in Yucaipa can transform your smile.   


Direct Bonding VS Porcelain Veneers: Which is Best?

September 18, 2020

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If you struggle with confidence issues because of aesthetic concerns involving your teeth, you don’t need to live with a less than perfect smile. Your cosmetic dentist can transform your teeth and your self-esteem using a personalized plan. Among the most popular treatments are direct bonding and porcelain veneers. Although both produce amazing results, which is the right option for you? Here’s what you need to know to make the best choice to achieve the smile of your dreams.


4 Back-to-School Oral Hygiene Tips

August 17, 2020

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Mother and son at children’s dentist

Whether your kids are going back to the classroom or completing their work online, it’s fair to say that they will likely become busy with new assignments and homework soon. But being busy doesn’t mean that it’s okay to slack on oral hygiene. This could mean bigger problems and more time getting dental work done in the future. Your children’s dentist shares some tips to help your family as you’re getting back into the swing of things.


3 Advantages and Disadvantages of Dental Bonding

July 22, 2020

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Woman undergoing a dental bonding procedure

Are your teeth radiant, bright, and seamless, or does it look dull, uneven, and less than impressive? If your smile is leaning toward the latter, then you are not alone. In fact, the NY Post recently cited that 62% of American adults cover their mouths when they smile or laugh to hide their teeth. Fortunately, patients today can opt for dental bonding, which effectively fills gaps or chips, corrects discoloration, and reshapes small mishaps in the teeth. However, it is important to know both the advantages and disadvantages of dental bonding to ensure you are left with results that keep you smiling.


The Signs Of A True Dental Emergency

May 16, 2020

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Woman in pain considers visiting an emergency dentist.

People are doing their best to limit the amount of time they spend outside of their homes during the coronavirus pandemic. However, when unexpected dental issues strike, it can be tempting to go to your local emergency room for assistance. Medical professionals are advising people to only visit a hospital for situations that truly require emergency care so that the staff there can focus their limited resources on COVID-19 patients. But how do you know if the pain in your mouth truly is a dental emergency? Your emergency dentist in Calimesa has identified several symptoms that you can look for to make the distinction. Keep reading to discover these important warning signs.


How Your Smile Can Impact The Quality of Your Life

April 22, 2020

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Clean smile provided by a cosmetic dentist.

You’ve probably heard the saying about not judging a book by its cover. While it’s a good thought to live by, it doesn’t really hold up when examining normal human behavior. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 85% of people believe an unattractive smile makes a person less appealing, and 88% find it easier to remember someone with a great one. If you have an imperfect smile, you may be living with a quality of life lower than the one you deserve. Read on to find out what you might be missing out on as a result of a poor smile.

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