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Do I Always Need To Remove Wisdom Teeth?

October 13 , 2017

Wisdom teeth get their name for a pretty specific reason - because they come into our lives at a time when we think we have all the wisdom (hint: when we're teenagers). But as our dentists in Downey, CA understand - true wisdom is knowing when to ask the right questions. Recently, one of the questions we received from a patient was one such good...

3 Ways to Improve your Teeth and Your Body at the Same Time

October 12 , 2017

In our day and age, it's not uncommon for someone to want to improve something about their body. Whether you want to shed a couple pounds, feel more comfortable in your bathing suit, or get back in shape for your favorite sport - there's plenty of ways to do it. But while advice about shedding pounds or bulking up can be found pretty much everywhere - advice about giving your teeth a boost is...

Preparing Your Children for The Dental Dangers of Halloween

October 11 , 2017

When it comes to Halloween candy, there's a common joke that parents proclaim they need to "Take a look at your candy to see if it's safe" for a much different reason. Because they want to get first pick on some of the best goodies. Many times, patients assume that dentists hate Halloween. But the truth is that hate is a very strong word. Our d...

Can Food Stuck in Your Teeth Become a Problem?

October 10 , 2017

We've all been there before - you just bit into a big piece of juicy steak or, if you're a vegetarian - maybe you bit into a nice crispy piece of asparagus. Both of these foods can easily become stuck in your teeth. But what happens when you can't get the food out of your teeth? Whether you can actually see the piece of food or you can just feel it - it is important to try and keep...

How Veneers Can Give you Perfect Teeth

October 9 , 2017

If there's one thing you should believe about your teeth  it's this: healthy is perfect. But sometimes, for some patients - healthy perfection just isn't enough. They need perfection in every aspect. For those patients, the dental world has invented what we call porcelain dental veneers. Dental veneers are an incredibly effective and popular method of ...

What to Do If Your Gums Are Bleeding

July 24 , 2017

Our dental office in Downey, Ca frequently sees the same thing. It goes kind of like this: we're going through our general questions at the start of any check-up and everything is going great until we get to the question about flossing, and then the patient pauses. His eyes, shift around looking for an answer - and he blurts out something like "a couple times a week. I promise!" It's okay to tell the t...

Vaping: Not 100% Healthy for your Body. Our Downey Dentists Weigh-In on the Growing Trend

July 24 , 2017

For countless individuals across the country, portable electronic vaporizers - sometimes referred to as "e-cigs" have become a very viable way to gradually reduce a dependence on nicotine. With "vape shops" showing up in towns across the country, and a drastically growing catalog of products and flavors - the "smoking cessation" technique has also developed into something of a passion and hobby for man...

Are Sugar Substitutes Just as Bad as Sugar?

May 13 , 2017

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Got a Chipped Tooth? Don’t Delay With Treatment (or It Could be Trouble)

May 13 , 2017

Every once in a while, our dentists in Downey, California get a question about chipped teeth.  So first, let us get one thing out of the way: chipping a tooth can be a scary ordeal. First, you have the telltale "crack" or "crunch" that occurs when you either bite into something you really wish you hadn't - or run into something you also really wish you hadn't. But the good...

How Bacteria Helps and Hurts Your Mouth

May 9 , 2017

Have you ever been shopping int he grocery store, and then you get to the yogurt aisle and suddenly begin seeing product advertising things like "pro-biotics"and  lactobacillus. What you might not realize is that bacteria can be good for you just as much as it can be bad for you. For example, the lactubacillus type of probiotic contains over 80 species - one of which is "acidophil...