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Do Vegans Get More Cavities?

A VEGAN DIET IS SAID TO HAVE NUMEROUS OVERALL HEALTH BENEFITS; HOWEVER, IT IS ESSENTIAL FOR VEGANS TO BE MINDFUL OF HOW THIS LIFESTYLE CHOICE AFFECTS THEIR ORAL HEALTH. Through the elimination of specific food groups, vegans potentially risk missing out on key nutrients that are vital for good oral health. SHOULD VEGANS BE CONCERNED ABOUT ORAL HEALTH? Many vegans are well-informed about maintaining healthy nutritious diets by consuming [...]

November 10th, 2017|

HOW DOES SMOKING EFFECT YOUR TEETH?

WE ARE ALL AWARE OF THE FACT THAT SMOKING AN UNHEALTHY HABIT, BUT WERE YOU AWARE OF THE FACT THAT IS A MAJOR CONTRIBUTOR TO DENTAL PROBLEMS AS WELL? EFFECTS ON TEETH AND ORAL CAVITIES Tobacco use and smoking can cause bad breath, stained teeth, and a weakened sense of taste. Smoking can also hamper your immune system over time creating concerning side-effects like a reduced ability to recover [...]

October 12th, 2017|

9 COMMON CAUSES OF TOOTHACHES

DO YOU EVER FIND YOURSELF WONDERING WHY YOU KEEP GETTING TOOTHACHES? THERE ARE A VARIETY OF FACTORS THAT CAN AFFECT THE HEALTH AND SENSITIVITY OF YOUR TEETH. THIS ARTICLE YOU WILL HELP YOU BETTER IDENTIFY THESE ROOT CAUSES SO THAT YOU CAN HAVE GREATER INSIGHT INTO YOUR HEALTH AND SEEK THE NECESSARYTREATMENTS. ROUGH BRUSHING You should be changing your toothbrush every 3-4 months. Using old toothbrushes and [...]

September 14th, 2017|

AVON39 – THE WALK TO END BREAST CANCER

The Avon 39 mile walk is an event that us very close to all of us at our practice. This year, our team of two walked 39 miles to raise funds in support of the fight against breast cancer. Two of my close friends and colleagues, Samantha Besser and Renata Kruk (pictured above), walked 39.3 miles in a span of 2 days in the Avon39 walk in Santa Barbara, [...]

September 13th, 2017|

4 CLUES YOUR TEETH CAN GIVE YOU ABOUT YOUR SLEEP PATTERNS

ARE YOUR TEETH HIDING IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR SLEEP PATTERNS? Dental sleep medicine is a section of dentistry that studies the connection between oral applications and sleep disorders. This practice has been around for over 40 years, but not all dentists bring attention to it. Dentists are finding that symptoms of abnormal sleep patterns can be seen in your oral health. CHECK OUT YOUR TEETH IN THE MIRROR NEXT [...]

August 17th, 2017|

5 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR SMILE

Your smile can affect the way you are perceived. A 2008 study revealed that people with whiter teeth are viewed as more attractive and smarter than those with darker teeth. DR. DEAN SALO KNOWS THAT LOVING YOUR SMILE IS IMPORTANT, SO HERE ARE 5 TIPS THAT WILL HELP YOU IMPROVE YOURS. 1. BAD BREATH Causes of bad breath include gum disease, poor oral hygiene, mouth sores, chronic inflammation of the [...]

July 17th, 2017|