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Periodontal Disease & Diabetes

Did you know that periodontal disease is often referred to as the sixth complication of diabetes? Periodontal disease – or gum disease – is a condition that progresses and worsens over time, often leading to tooth loss or worse if … Continue reading

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4 Ways to Get a Brighter Smile

We all want to make a great first impression – and today, a big part of first impressions is your smile! If you have discolored or misshapen teeth, you know just how uncomfortable it can be to carry on a … Continue reading

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Tips & Tricks for Good Halloween Dental Care

With Halloween fast approaching, it’s time for Long Beach parents to brush up on oral hygiene! Many parents grow anxious and worry about this holiday candy bonanza, but many experts agree that this is the perfect time to reinforce good … Continue reading

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3 Unconventional Uses for Toothpaste

While we all know that using toothpaste several times daily is a must for good oral hygiene, there are also quite a few not so common things that toothpaste can be used for. Here are three: 1)      Relief of Pain … Continue reading

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The Secret to Great Teeth

  The secret to keeping your teeth for life is no secret at all. The same methods you use to keep your teeth healthy at age 6 and 36 will be what allow you to keep your natural teeth when … Continue reading

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The Secret to Great Teeth

The secret to keeping your teeth for life is no secret at all. The same methods you use to keep your teeth healthy at age 6 and 36 will be what allow you to keep your natural teeth when you … Continue reading

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Who Invented Cotton Candy?

Have you ever wondered who “invented” cotton candy? A Dentist! As if it wasn’t ironic enough that a dentist invented a treat made of spun sugar and air, it was invented independently by two different dentists–(Was it a plot to … Continue reading

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Dentists in the Movies

Here are some “famous” or “not-so-famous” dentists in the movies. 1986 Little Shop of Horrors………………………Dr. Orin Scrivello (Steve Martin)                   1976 Marathon Man………………………………….Dr. Christian Szell (Sir Laurence Olivier) [This movie set dentiry back 10 years the same way Jaws kept people … Continue reading

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Quick Tips for Good Breath

Rinsing with water after eating if you aren’t able to brush. Chewing a piece of sugarless gum to stimulate saliva flow—nature’s own cleanser. Snacking on celery, carrots, or apples; they tend to clear away loose food and debris during the … Continue reading

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Bad Breath

Nearly 40,000,000 Americans commonly suffer from bad breath, also known as oral malodor or halitosis. Yet, it is usually a curable condition that is generally caused by strong foods such as onions or garlic; poor oral health habits; periodontal disease; … Continue reading

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