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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...

Are you storing your toothbrush correctly?

April 10 , 2017

Think about your toothbrush right now. Sitting, lonely - in a dark bathroom. Did you put it away wet? Did it get dipped in a puddle of invisible bacteria? Did you give it the quick *TAP TAP TAP* to flick off the water and...hopefully...make it a bit more sanitary? Maybe you did, maybe you didn't. But a very simple and effective tip for better, healthier teeth is to make sure that you're keeping the bacteria in you...

Easter Tips for Better Teeth This Spring

March 18 , 2017

With Spring just around the corner, we're all starting to see the season's signature candies slowly showing up on grocery store shelves. As more creme filled eggs,  jelly beans, chocolate bunnies, and more find their way into grocery baskets across the country - our dentists in Downey, California want to remind our patients and everyone else to be carefu...

Working Out: Good for Your Body, But What About Your Teeth?

March 17 , 2017

Everyone knows that keeping your body fit is a great way to prolong your life. But what about your teeth? Studies have shown that regular exercise can have a marked impact on your teeth. But you might not realize that the effects can be both positive and negative - so, it's best to understand what to look out for and how to take the best care of your teeth. In 2005, a dental study found that regula...

Can Cough Syrup Hurt My Teeth? And other questions…

March 16 , 2017

Many times, our dental patients in Downey, California are great about brushing their teeth, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash. As you probably know, these are the absolute basic foundations of a good, healthy dental hygiene routine. What you might now know is that there are many foods that are bad for your teeth, even foods (and "substances") that you would otherwise think are good ...

Loose Teeth and Bleeding Gums: What’s Happening, and What to Do

March 15 , 2017

The preservation of your teeth is equal parts preparation and observation. Preparation, of course - is preparing your teeth for a lifetime of abuse, because that's all they're going to see, constant abuse from everything you eat and all of the side effects of aging. But the good thing is that your teeth are designed to be able to withstand the abuse, they just have a much easier time if you're t...