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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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A Guide To Leftover Halloween Candy: 11 Ideas That Don't Involve Eating

What to do with extra Halloween candy, ideas for the Mission Viejo and Orange County area

So, you have made the decision of what you want to dress up as for Halloween – but have you thought about what to do with the mounds of candy your house will accumulate over this holiday?  If you are looking for some great ideas of what to do with extra Halloween candy we have got some great ideas for you, many specific to the Mission Viejo and Orange County area!  Of course, Halloween means indulging a bit on our favorite treats, but here are a few ways you can use up that candy without adding calories to your body or sugar to your teeth!

Operation Gratitude

Many dental offices ...

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What Are Dental Veneers? 5 Of The Most Common Questions Answered

Answering common questions such as how much do dental veneers cost, are dental veneers safe and more

Dental veneers.  You’ve seen them in the magazines, you have heard your friends or co workers talk about them, maybe you have even thought about them.  What exactly are dental veneers and are they a treatment option that will work for you?  Today we will answer some of your most common questions regarding dental veneers so that you are able to better understand exactly what goes on behind the scenes of those Hollywood smiles.

5 Of The Most Common Dental Veneer Questions Answered

What Are Dental Veneers?

Simply put, tooth veneers are esthetic coverings of the portions of the teeth that are visible when a person smiles.  Not only can veneers make a ...

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Rising Athletes Subject To Rising Tooth Decay: Are Sports Drinks To Blame?

Are sports drinks really good for you? As athletes begin to see a rise in decay, we evaluate why.

A recent study by the British Dental Journal reports that elite athletes have a high incidence of oral disease despite brushing and flossing regularly 1.  While these results may not be exactly the same for athletes everywhere, a closer look at the habits of athletes reveals why these results make sense.  Athletes need fuel, and what does “fuel” typically translate into?  That’s right, many times, these elite athletes are being fueled by sugar and carbohydrates.  But are sports drinks really good for you?  Let’s look at the details.

Are Sports Drinks Good For You?

Have you ever really considered what is in a sports drink?  Other than the refreshingly tangy ...

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Fluoride And IQ: Is There A Connection?

Does fluoride lower IQ in children? One study suggests so, let's break down the details.

You may have noticed an article circulating online about a recent study published by the Journal Of American Medical Association Pediatrics regarding prenatal fluoride exposure and child IQ. The conclusions of this study did show that there was an association between prenatal fluoride exposure and a lower IQ in those children exposed.  Scary and thought provoking right?  Well, let’s look at this in a but more detail.

 First of all, let me say that I find it very important to stay up to date with the latest research, and I am happy that more research is being done on fluoride.  With that said, I think that each research study needs to ...

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