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Teeth Cleaning While Pregnant

Posted in General on Friday, November 18th, 2016 by admin


Tooth decay is common among pregnant women for a number of reasons. Pregnancy cravings can drive pregnant women to consume more carbohydrates, while regular brushing becomes more difficult thanks to morning sickness and an increase in bleeding gums. Since pregnancy is so hard for some women, it's understandable why so many put off going to the dentist for cleanings and ...

Bacteria On My Toothbrush?

Posted in Dental Health on Monday, October 31st, 2016 by admin


We live surrounded by billions of microorganisms, some of which live on our bodies and even in our oral cavities. Most of them are harmless, but some pose a threat to health, which is why our bodies have evolved natural defenses. Skin and mucous membranes block them from entering our bodies, while white blood cells, antibodies, and other active mechanisms ...

What Special Oral Issues Should I Know About As A Senior

Posted in Dental Health on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 by admin


Even if you brush and floss, you are still at risk for developing a number of oral health issues as you get older. Certain medical conditions, medications and wearing dentures are some of the challenges that many seniors face. The good news is that your dentist and doctor can help you cope with those challenges. Cavities Older adults are more likely to ...

How do I know if I have Gum Disease?

Posted in Gum Health on Monday, August 29th, 2016 by admin


How do I know if I have gum disease?Gum disease or periodontitis includes the following symptoms:Swollen, red or tender gums Gums that bleed during and/or after brushing Deep pockets that develop between the teeth and gums Receding gums that make the teeth look longer A persistent bad tastes in the mouth and/or bad breath Pain while chewing Loose teethIf ...

What Could Be Causing Your Bad Breath

Posted in Overall Health on Sunday, July 31st, 2016 by admin


Your breath can signal underlying health conditions. For example, fishy smelling breath can indicate kidney problems, and fruity smelling breath can be a sign of uncontrolled diabetes. You could be susceptible to health conditions that cause bad breath if your gut flora is not optimal. Having a healthy digestive system can help you avoid bad breath and its underlying conditions. ...

New ADA Teeth Whitening Standards

Posted in News on Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 by admin


From white strips to whitening toothpastes and rinses, people are using teeth whitening products more than ever, which has prompted the ADA to develop new safety standards for these bleaching agents.Some of these safety requirements regard toxicity, proper usage instructions, as well as assurance that the products are safe for soft tissue, and that they will not soften or erode ...

Managing Your Oral Health

Posted in Dental Health on Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 by admin


Gum diseases and dental caries (more commonly known as tooth decay) continue to be a hot topic for oral health researchers. Only after gathering data from individual cases can accurate numbers be released and new treatment and diagnostic methods be tested. For example, salivary studies are now a preferred method of investigating oral health problems, as saliva has been discovered ...

The Role of the Teeth and Gums in Overall Nutrition

Posted in Overall Health on Friday, April 29th, 2016 by admin


The American Dental Association stresses the roles that your mouth, teeth and gums play in digestion and your overall health.Choosing healthy foods in the correct portions benefits the entire body, including your teeth and mouth. Poor food choices are often immediately apparent to your dentist, who is trained to recognize the effects on your teeth and gums.Best Nutritional PracticesYour dietary ...

Get Your Teeth Shining and Your Gums Smiling

Posted in Overall Health on Saturday, March 26th, 2016 by admin


Here is our professional advice for you and your teeth.First, we recommend that you chew sugar-free gum containing Xylitol after eating or drinking, especially after eating sugary foods. This helps protect your teeth and gums between brushing. According to WebMD, Xylitol is a sugar alcohol that comes from birch tree bark, and it is also found in many natural vegetable ...

Dr. Greenman receives prestigious designation

Posted in News on Friday, March 18th, 2016 by admin


On 9/30/15, Dr. Steven Greenman of Westlake Village, CA became one of a select group of dentists to be awarded the designation of Diplomate of The American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM). The designation is awarded only to dentists who undergo a rigorous and lengthy program of classroom training, literature review, successful completion of at least 15 clinical cases, ...