Month: August 2014

Dental Implants in Your 30s, 40s, and 50s

We’ve come a long way since the days when dentists replaced patients’ missing teeth with those of dogs, baboons, and even cadavers (not even kidding). And while there have been remarkable advances in the materials, function, and fit of dental prosthetics and implants, not everyone realizes how many different groups of people can benefit from… Read more »

Community Spotlight: Asian Food and Crafts at the 626 Night Market

What’s the best part about having healthy teeth and gums? For some people, the answer is a beautiful smile. Others appreciate a life without fear of cavities or root canal treatments. Us? We love being able to eat our favorite foods, something that’s a serious challenge for someone with missing teeth or a bad toothache…. Read more »

Are You Prepared for a Dental Emergency?

Think about the last time you treated a minor burn or a skinned knee. If you’re like most people, you headed immediately to your home first aid kit. Gauze, antibiotic ointment, bandages – you’ve got it covered. Now, think about what you would do if you or a family member breaks or chips a tooth…. Read more »

Brushing Your Teeth With Bacon Toothpaste and Other Funky Flavors

If you were to walk into your bathroom right now, what oral care products would you find? Toothpaste and a toothbrush, perhaps dental floss and mouthwash. And it wouldn’t be much of a stretch to assume that whatever you use, it tastes like mint: fresh mint, peppermint, spearmint, or any one of several variations on… Read more »

Lipstick, Lip Gloss, and…Is Your Beauty Regimen Missing Something?

From neon eyeliner to contouring, makeup and beauty trends are forever changing. Even so, a healthy, attractive smile has timeless appeal. Dr. Shawn Hofkes, whose expertise has made him invaluable to anyone who has a desire for a more appealing smile, explains that porcelain veneers in Cerritos, CA are a must-have for any beauty routine…. Read more »

What You Need to Know About Sugar, Sweets, and Silver Fillings

Sugar. It’s everywhere you look, not to mention half of the places you wouldn’t even think to look. It’s become a huge part of what Americans eat and drink, which means it’s also become a major determinant of our oral health. With the Yelp! Simply Sweet event gearing up in nearby Los Angeles on August… Read more »

Flashback to the 1800s: Oral Hygiene Then and Now

It’s always fascinating to see how far we’ve come over the past hundred years or so. Other than fashion, nowhere are these changes more obvious than in matters of health and hygiene. Modern dental technology and improved access to professional dentistry have made it easier than ever to maintain a higher quality of oral health,… Read more »