Cosmetic Dentistry, General Dentistry, Santa Cruz Dentist

8 Myths of Root Canals

1 - A root canal treatment is a painful procedure False. A root canal does not cause pain. In fact, root canals are performed to relieve pain caused by inflammation of the pulp chamber (where the nerve is located) or a dental infection. Most of the “pain” comes from ignoring a trip to the dentist, causing the… Continue reading 8 Myths of Root Canals

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Spark Joy In Your Smile

As you get ready for your day, look in your mirror, smile and ask yourself “does this spark joy?” This can be part of your spring cleaning routine. It’s time to get rid of any clutter, throw out broken or non-working items, and remember to get a breath of fresh air - literally or figuratively.… Continue reading Spark Joy In Your Smile

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Is Mouthwash good?

A question that many of our patients ask us is “Why should we be using a mouthwash?” The fact is, mouthwashes may conceal the existence of dental or other health problems. The most common of these is bad breath (halitosis), which can be caused by a range of causes, including poor oral hygiene, decay, infection or xerostomia (dry mouth). If NOT having bad breath is a priority, make sure to contact… Continue reading Is Mouthwash good?

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What is Restorative Dentistry?

What is Restorative Dentistry? Santa Cruz Restorative dentistry is a combination of managing dental health and fixing any existing dental problems that are interfering with your mouth’s look, feel, and functionality. Essentially, restorative dentistry aims to return teeth to their healthiest state- and keep them looking and feeling great. Restorative dentistry encompasses a vast range… Continue reading What is Restorative Dentistry?