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How To Get Rid Of Bad Bacteria In The Mouth: 6 Ways To Inactivate The Harmful Bugs

The human mouth is full of bad bacteria, here are 6 ways you can conquer the bugs.

As the world is currently in the midst of managing the Coronavirus outbreak, much attention has been given to disinfection and how to eliminate unwanted bacteria.  Dentists have a unique position when our job as a dentist entails that we are in close proximity with an abundance of aerosols.  This means, that at any given moment, a dentist is covered in bacteria from other people’s mouths! 

Did you know that the mouth is one of the dirtiest places of the human body with over 600 species of bacteria thriving in the naturally warm and humid environment 1?  Dentists works with their patients to help lessen the amount of potentially harmful bacteria in ...

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Why I Am Happy To Be A Hall Crown Dentist

Does dental treatment make your child anxious? The Hall Crown Technique may be the answer!

It’s been just about two years now since I sat front row in a lecture, completely captivated by the dentist who was speaking about minimally invasive dentistry for children.  The speaker had such a passion for the subject, her eyes shiny and bright with enthusiasm.    It turns out, I was just as enthusiastic listening to her, my ears hanging on to every bit of information she was providing, and my heart swelling with hope.

You see, it is absolutely no surprise that children don’t love getting dental cavities treated, and that is something that weighs on me emotionally.  Yes, pediatric dentistry is my passion, and I would not want any other ...

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The Novel Coronavirus And What It Means For Your Dental Appointment

Should you go to your dentist during the coronavirus outbreak? We share precautions and tips.

March 23,202 Edited To Add: California dentists have been recommended by both the ADA and CDA to close normal operations and triage only dental emergencies at this time. Please call your dental provider before your regularly scheduled appointment to confirm their protocol as it will differ from state to state.

Do you have a dental appointment coming up?  Are you frightened by what you have been hearing on the news concerning the coronavirus?  Chances are, if you have answered yes to both of these questions you may be very anxious for your upcoming dental visit.

Here in Orange County public officials have declared a local health emergency due to the virus, however ...

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How Does A Night Guard Prevent Clenching And Grinding? 7 Facts You Should Know

Does a night guard prevent clenching and grinding and 6 more of your night guard questions answered!

In the last few decades, much attention in dentistry has been devoted to both the airway/sleep apnea and parafunctional habits such a clenching and grinding of the teeth.  These two topics are, in fact, inter related.  Many people can grind or clench their teeth at night due to stress, but there are also many people who may develop these habits due to a narrow airway and sleep apnea.

Whatever the cause, I think we can all agree that tooth grinding and clenching is not great for your teeth and is also something that can lead to uncomfortable symptoms.  This is why every single patient in our office gets asked questions pertaining ...

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A Naturally Derived Oral Health Detox Routine For The New Year

Here are 7 easy ways to incorporate a natural oral health detox routine into your daily life

It always seems that with the start of a new year everyone feels that urge to renew their health with a clean slate.  Health and body detox are usually at the top of internet searches every January, and with good reason.  Over time, your body holds onto toxins and unnecessary chemicals from everyday products we place on our bodies or consume.  Detoxing the body is a way to release those unwanted elements and start fresh.

Oral health is much more than trying to avoid cavities and toothaches.  Just as unwanted bacteria in your stomach can effect your body and health overall, so too can unwanted bacteria in your mouth.  Oral bacteria ...

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The 2019 Holiday Event List For Mission Viejo And Orange County

A list of holiday and Christmas events in Mission Viejo and Orange County for 2019.

With the snow capped mountains appearing in Mission Viejo, it seems the appropriate setting to begin holiday celebrations!  Our family is very excited to take part in several events in the community to get our spirits ready for Christmas Day! Several events and celebrations can be found around the county but we have listed a few of our favorites below.  However you choose to spend your holiday season we wish you a very, very happy one!

Mission Viejo Santa Arrival

When: Sunday December 1, 2019 from 3:00 – 6:00 PM

Where: Mission Viejo Civic Center

200 Civic Center Drive, Mission Viejo

Details: The whole family will enjoy musical and dance performances, activity and game booths ...

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White Vs. Silver Fillings: The Modern Dental Debate

Do you ever wonder if white or silver is better for dental fillings?Let's talk pros and cons today.

You will be hard pressed to find someone that has never fallen victim to a cavity in their lifetime.  Yet as universal as cavities are, there is not just ONE universal type of filling material.  For decades the standard of dentistry fillings was amalgam, in fact many of you reading this may have an amalgam (silver filling) currently in your mouth.  As the new millennium has progressed and the search for a more biocompatible and esthetic filling material has evolved, white fillings have become more and more mainstream.  While exceedingly common, we get asked often by patients what the difference between silver and white fillings actually is (other than the ...

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