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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...

Can Sensitive Teeth Be Whitened? Of course! Our Dentists in Downey Weigh In

May 8 , 2017

One of the most popular cosmetic dentistry options chosen by patients around the world has always been teeth whitening. However, on top of that - one of the most common ailments experienced by dental patients remains dental sensitivity - which can cause a conflict for some patients. This is something our dentists in Downey encounter all the time. Fortunat...

Sip all Day, Get Decay (and How to Avoid It)

April 17 , 2017

If you've ever read our blog before, you don't need to be told that dental decay isn't something you want to be contending with. In fact, if you're a regular reader you understand very well that dental decay is the beginning of virtually any dental problem. If you're not a regular reader, you may not understand that tooth decay is the earliest sign of the destruction of...

Alcoholic Drinks to avoid for Better Teeth

April 14 , 2017

As spring slowly bleeds into summer, the heat begins to increase - as does our thirst. If you happen to responsibly enjoy the occasional "adult" beverage, you might sometimes wonder which drinks tend to contain the most calories in order to try and avoid unnecessary weight gain. However, have you wondered what your favorite drink might be doing to your teeth? Every year, dentists across the country and ...

Stay Cool and Keep Your Teeth With These Dental Tips for Aquaholics

April 13 , 2017

If you live in Southern California - there's a great chance you're a big fan of the water. From surfing and paddleboarding to swimming and kitesurfing, there's plenty to do on the water - and it's something we should never take for granted. You know something else you shouldn't take for granted? Your Teeth. If you read the other day you might have learned that swimming in a pool that...

Are You a Swimmer? Don’t Forget to Watch Your Teeth!

April 12 , 2017

As the weather gets warmer across the country, you might not realize it but the presence of threats to your teeth begin to multiply. It's nothing to be particularly alarmed about, but remaining vigilant is always a good idea. Unfortunately, some of the summer dental dangers that you might not expect to look out for happen to exist where you least expect them - like when you jump into the pool to cool of...