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…

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,…

Infection Control Practices and Cleanliness

Dear patients, Many patients ask and wonder about cleanliness at their dental office, and some express concerns that in today’s world, they worry about the cleanliness and safeness of places they visit, particularly dental and medical offices, and their sterilization and cleanliness procedures. My staff and I want to put your minds at ease and…