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…

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…

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…

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…