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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Dental Care, General Dentistry, Preventative Care, Santa Cruz Dentist

Dental Exams with your Santa Cruz Dentist

Although we are lucky to have modern dental techniques that can solve a variety of our oral emergencies, these dental issues often start small and grow into painful situations. Taking the time to invest in preventative maintenance can be a small investment in keeping your teeth healthy, you smiling, and your hard earned money in your… Continue reading Dental Exams with your Santa Cruz Dentist

Dental Care, General Dentistry, Santa Cruz Dentist

Are Dental X-Rays Safe? Your Santa Cruz Cosmetic Dentist

Are you worried about getting dental x-rays?  Is the fear of radiation keeping you from getting the x-rays that your dentist has recommended? Worry no more- all of your burning questions about the safety and uses of dental x-rays are answered!  Before scheduling your next visit to your Santa Cruz Cosmetic dentist, take a few minutes… Continue reading Are Dental X-Rays Safe? Your Santa Cruz Cosmetic Dentist

Bad Breath, General Dentistry, Oral Health, Santa Cruz Dentist

What is Gingivitis?

You just left your dentist and the news wasn’t great. What you thought was a simple case of brushing too hard, has now been diagnosed as gingivitis. Like most people, you wonder if you could have done more to prevent this. You may also be wondering just what exactly gingivitis is. Look no further, we… Continue reading What is Gingivitis?

Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Implants, Santa Cruz Dentist

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

Holistic Dentist, Preventative Care, Santa Cruz Dentist

Stop Night Teeth Grinding – Santa Cruz Family Dentist

  Do you wake up with a throbbing headache and aching in your jaw? Does your bed partner complain about the crunching or grating sound you make at night? If so, you might be grinding your teeth at night. Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, can be caused by a variety of factors. Most grinding… Continue reading Stop Night Teeth Grinding – Santa Cruz Family Dentist

Cosmetic Dentistry, General Dentistry, Santa Cruz Dentist

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?