Is Your Mouthwash Burning Your Mouth? Here’s Why

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry

Many of us reach for mouthwash to beat bad breath or to put an extra shine on freshly-brushed teeth. But do you ever experience a burning sensation when using mouthwash? If so, it could be cause for concern. Types of Mouthwash There are two common types of mouthwash found in stores: Cosmetic mouthwash: These control bad…

The Clock is Ticking on Your Year-End Flex Account Benefits!

2019 will soon be coming to a close, and so will your flex spending account benefits! Sherman Oaks Dentistry wants to remind you to schedule your cleaning, exam and any other dental procedures as soon as possible in order to fully utilize your 2019 dental benefits. These benefits may expire at the end of December. Unlike…

Is Your Electric Toothbrush Damaging Your Teeth?

Categories: Oral Hygiene
Can electric toothbrush ruin teeth?

We don’t want to knock electric toothbrushes. They can be really great, even better than regular toothbrushes, at reducing gum disease and removing plaque. Unfortunately, though power toothbrushes can also have the potential to damage teeth. Dentin Wear and Tear A team of researchers examined this issue with four types of toothbrushes: a rotating-oscillating power…

4 Reasons Why You Should Use an Oral Appliance for Sleep Apnea Therapy

Categories: Sleep Apnea
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There are many dental appliances available for treating a wide range of issues and problems, many of which serve different functions and purposes.  Granted, the term “dental device” may conjure up thoughts of orthodontic appliances such as braces or dentures. However, there are oral appliances that were specifically designed and developed for the treatment of…

Sleep Apnea FAQs and How a Dentist Can Help

Categories: Sleep Apnea
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In recent years, the dental industry has taken an active role in the treatment of OSA or Obstructive Sleep Apnea.  In fact, many sleep apnea sufferers today have chosen to use oral appliances as an alternative to CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure).  For those individuals who are afflicted with OSA, the following FAQ’s may answer…

Good Dental Hygiene During the Holidays

Happy Holidays from the staff at Sherman Oaks Dentistry! The holiday season is a great time to spend time with loved ones while spreading holiday cheer through charity work and gift giving. It’s a time to eat, drink, and be merry. But of course, much of that eating and many of the gifts you will…

Evidence of the Importance of Good Dental Hygiene

As National Dental Hygiene month concludes, we’d like to bring your attention to a couple of studies that reinforces the importance of good dental hygiene. The first study was conducted in 2010 by researchers from NYU. They determined that there is a link between Alzheimer’s disease and gum inflammation. Though the study was relatively small,…