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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, ...

Foods for Maintaining Good Dental Health

Posted in Dental Health on Monday, October 12th, 2015 by admin


Are brushing and flossing your teeth enough to ensure optimal oral health? They're a great start, and an important additional ingredient is also right under your nose: food.According to the American Dental Association, fluoridated water helps make teeth more resistant to the acids that can cause cavities. And simply drinking water from your own tap can help prevent dental problems.Milk, ...

About the Prevalence of Early Childhood Caries in Young Children

Posted in Dental Health on Monday, July 20th, 2015 by admin


The most common chronic medical condition young children is early childhood caries (ECC). Also known as chronic tooth decay, it is more prevalent than asthma and diabetes combined.  Children actually have a fivefold greater chance of developing early childhood caries than they do of contracting asthma.This is even more startling in light of findings linking good oral health to overall ...

SmileTree Comes to the Aid of Nepalese Earthquake Victims

Posted in News on Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 by admin


Following Nepal's second devastating earthquake, which compounded the structural damage sustained by buildings in April's event, time was of the essence to help the area rebuild and strengthen remaining structures. Doing so will help ensure that fewer structures will be lost in future earthquakes and will put residents on a much firmer footing going forward.The Sri Mangal Dvip School that ...