December 10, 2019
Dental anxiety exists and is more common than you think. About 20% of Americans have some form of it.
Why is the fear of the dentist in Alhambra one of the most common and some people experience it to the degree that they avoid going to the dentist at all cost?
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October 16, 2019
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are titanium posts that are planted in the
bone of the jaw. Because titanium naturally works in harmony with bone, this
allows new cells to grow and adhere to the surface of the dental implant. This
unique ability allows the bone and implant to fuse together, creating a strong,
Implants are permanent, strong and esthetic solutions for
What is a bone graft?
It is a procedure to build the bone in the area of the
missing tooth in order to make it strong enough to create a solid base for the
July 25, 2019
Does drinking wine make my teeth sensitive?
It could. Wine can cause erosion of the protective layer of
How does Enamel protect your teeth?
Enamel is kind of like an eggshell. It’s the hardest
substance in our body and protects the softer part of the tooth inside.
What is Tooth Erosion?
However, decades of biting, chewing, crunching, and
clenching starting to cause irreparable damage. Enamel can be chipped or
cracked. Unlike bone, it can’t grow back on its own.
Our mouth is constantly consuming something throughout the
day. Frequent exposure to acids (foods, sports drink, and juices) can lead this
hard strong layer of the teeth to erode, make it thinner or missing completely
in some areas.
Teeth with damaged enamel can react to heat or cold. Eating
ice cream or sipping hot coffee can be a pain, or at least unpleasant.
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May 22, 2019
Health conditions in other parts of the body can impact your
oral health in significant ways.
What is GERD (Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease)?
This is a chronic disease that occurs when stomach acid gets
a wrong direction and flows up into the esophagus (a tube that connects stomach
with the mouth), the throat and even into the mouth. Acid reflux and heartburn
more than twice a week may indicate GERD.
Normally, the ring of muscles at the top of the stomach is
strong and prevents acids from leaking. However, if the sphincter is not
working properly, the acid can move up causing erosion on the walls of your
esophagus, your mouth, gums, and teeth. This medical condition affects
approximately every fifth adult in US.
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April 24, 2019
What is a Single Visit Dentistry?
Single visit dentistry is a recent technology allowing
dentists to fabricate crowns, veneers, onlay within the duration of a single
It’s also called CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and
computer-aided manufacturing). It consists of variety of technology and
specialized dental software, all to scan, design and mill custom restorations
during one visit to the dentist.
There are several different companies that use CAD/ CAM
technology. My evaluation and overview is based on my experienced with CEREC®
(stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic).
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