Month: January 2016

How To Help Your Dental Anxiety

Do you avoid seeing your dentist because you fear the cleanings and check ups? Is it unbearable to sit in your dentist’s chair for lengthy periods of time while they work on your teeth? We understand, and we’re here to help. Patients who have anxiety surrounding the dentist often have to break up their longer… Read more »

Patients Guide To Preparing For Oral Surgery

The word “surgery” paired with anything can be intimidating and scary. It’s never any dentists first choice treatment option because there are many less-invasive procedures that have become so advanced that they’re able to do much more without surgery than they used to. But, if you have a dental problem that requires surgery – severe… Read more »

5 Surprising Dental Implant Benefits

If you’ve ever lost teeth, you know how difficult normal, daily tasks can become. You’re probably also familiar with the dangers of leaving a gap between your other teeth. However, if you’re not – your other teeth can begin to shift if you leave a gap where your tooth used to be, misaligning your entire… Read more »

Top 3 Events Around Cerritos, CA

Isn’t this winter weather just gorgeous in Cerritos this year? Especially this upcoming week, it looks like we’re guaranteed some sun every day! If you haven’t made plans around the city for this weekend, you’ll want to keep reading for the top 3 events around Cerritos, California. Even if you wanted the kiddos to tag… Read more »

How To Avoid Sleep Apnea

Snoring and sleep apnea are sleep disorders that disrupt your quality of sleep throughout the night. There are two types of sleep apnea; obstructive and central. Both forms of the sleep disorder cause you to lose oxygen flow throughout your body while you’re asleep. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when your throat muscles relax, physically blocking… Read more »

What Can An Oral Biopsy Tell Us?

A big part of preventive dentistry is how often you visit your dentist. Throughout these visits, your dentist will look for any visible signs of oral cancer, disease, or damage in your mouth. Periodically, they’ll recommend an x-ray scan that will help them to see anything they’re unable to with their naked eye. If your… Read more »

Are Your Gums Bleeding?

Often times, when blood is drawn from your gum line when you brush your teeth, it can be a sign of a larger problem. Your gums shouldn’t be bleeding just from the act of you brushing or flossing your teeth. Many patients ignore this first warning sign and wait too long before they have their… Read more »

How Are Sleep Disorders Diagnosed?

Sleep disorders like sleep apnea or sleep bruxism can be difficult to diagnose because the patient is usually unaware of the condition. There are signs that issues throughout the sleep cycle may be occurring, however, but they vary depending on the condition. How are sleep disorders diagnosed? If you believe you’re having trouble throughout the… Read more »

How Do You Check For Oral Cancer?

Visiting your dentist throughout the year is crucial to your oral health – and not just because they professionally clean your teeth. When your dentist looks inside your mouth, they’re looking for things like infections or signs of oral cancer. How do you check for oral cancer? The exam your dentist performs is easy and… Read more »

What Causes Gum Disease?

Gum disease (also known as periodontitis) can negatively affect your oral health if left untreated. As with many other illnesses, the earlier you can catch the disease, the easier it will be to treat. Your dentist may recommend several different treatments depending on the severity of your condition. What causes gum disease? Bacteria, known as… Read more »