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5 Reasons You Should Get Digital X-Rays and See a Modern Dentist

If you’re still going to a dentist who takes film X-Rays, you’re not getting any of the benefits of modern dentistry! The use of digital X-Rays, or radiography, greatly increases a dentist’s ability to evaluate the health of your teeth in record time. Not only can a dentist like Dr. Perlaza, who uses the latest…

Bio-Hazard and Biomedical Materials Handling

Categories: Health & Safety
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Our patients may have noticed the bio-hazard or biomedical waste symbol during visits to the office. It may be scary or intimidating at first, but you’ll see why we’re actually proud of it!  It is a badge that represents our commitment to your continued good health, the health of our staff, and the protection of…

Dental Implants – What Do I Need to Know?

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Dental implants are the modern alternative to bridges or dentures, which used to be the only solution for missing teeth. Tooth loss due to injury, or even tooth decay and gingivitis affect millions of Americans every year. If you suffer from whole tooth loss, then dental implants are the most modern and natural tooth replacement…

Have a tongue piercing? Thinking of getting one?

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Dental problems related to piercings have risen while tongue and lip piercings have grown in popularity amongst young adults. It may be cool and set you apart, but you’re asking for trouble too if you’re not careful. It may not happen right away, but one study showed that within four years of wearing a tongue…

DOZENS OF WAYS YOGA BENEFITS YOUR HEALTH

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You might think that exercise is just monotonous and boring, and hard to do all the time, and just becomes rote after a while, but have you tried Yoga? Yoga can benefit you and your body’s well-being in many many ways you wouldn’t think of, and it’s multitude of poses and focus on self improvement…

Laser Periodontal Treatment – Good for Your Gums

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Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a serious problem that affects an estimated 80 percent of American adults. If your teeth feel sensitive or loose, or if you experience swollen or bleeding gums this could be a sign that you have periodontal gum disease. Periodontal gum disease can cause chronic and permanent bad breath. If…

Give Your Smile the Gift of a Makeover with Porcelain Veneers

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This holiday season treat your smile right and bright with a smile makeover. Porcelain Veneers can help most problems you have with your teeth, whether cosmetic or not. They can even help straighten your teeth without the need for braces, and also cover up cracked, damaged and discolored teeth, and considerably brighten your smile. Just…

Is Chocolate Better for Your Teeth Than Flouride?

Categories: Oral Hygiene
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Well, not really, but it does appear that a chemical found in cacao extract may be a powerful aid to improve dental hygiene through good brushing practices. You can’t brush your teeth with chocolate or eat it to improve the health of your teeth, but you may soon be able to brush your teeth with theobromine…

HALLOWEEN CANDY CAN HELP AND HURT YOUR SMILE

Categories: Oral Hygiene
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When it comes to snacking on sweets, it’s how often, not how much, that has worse effects on your oral health. If you can’t wait to gorge on your Halloween plunder, that might not be a bad idea at all! You might think that moderation is best – best for your waistline and for your…