Does It Hurt to Get a Dental Crown?

March 3, 2022

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Cartoon tooth with crown.

You’ve finally made it to the dentist’s office after a long week, and you’re really hoping it’s a quick visit. After taking a brief look inside your mouth, your dentist informs you that you’re going to need a dental crown. Even though a crown is the logical solution to your problem, your unfamiliarity with the process makes you feel a little nervous. But you have absolutely nothing to fear; here’s why.


How Does Exercise Affect Oral Health?

January 4, 2022

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Working out can help you strengthen your body, reduce stress, build muscle, sleep better, and improve your overall health. However, exercising regularly can also have some not-so-positive impacts on your oral health. Before you just headfirst into a new exercise routine, read on to learn about the ways it can impact your oral health as well as what you can do to protect your mouth from harm.


Candy Consumption Tips for Trick-or-Treating

October 4, 2021

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children in Halloween costumes trick or treating

Your child is likely getting prepared to set the North American candy consumption record this Halloween. You, and probably their dentist, would prefer that the old record remain intact.

As parents are well aware, it is up to them to save their little candy consumers from themselves. Here are some Halloween oral health tips to consider as the big night draws near.


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.

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