Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19

What is coronavirus? Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some causing respiratory illness in people and others circulating among animals. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can evolve and infect people and then spread between people. Previous coronavirus outbreaks have included Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). COVID-19 is the disease caused…

Is Your Breath Cringe-Worthy?

Categories: General Health

It’s common for people to wake up sometimes with foul morning breath. It’s not normal, however, for a people to cringe, wince, or cover their nose when you’re talking to them. No one wants to be that person with chronic bad breath — but what if you didn’t realize your breath is buzz-killing every social…

The Chronic Childhood Condition That’s 100% Preventable

Categories: General Health

Did you know that cavities are four times more common than childhood asthma? Did you also know that 20% of children ages 5 to 11 have untreated tooth decay? Tooth decay the most common chronic condition in children — and it’s 100% preventable! Influencing Factors of Childhood Decay You may have heard that bad teeth…

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…