Posts By: Shawn Hofkes

Give Dental Implants Your Attention!

Have you ever considered dental implants for your missing teeth? Is this news to you because though you have heard of implants before, you never really knew what they were, so you never thought about selecting them for yourself? Whether you are new to tooth loss or you have been wearing a traditional prosthetic for… Read more »

Aspects Of Your Smile That Shouldn’t Hurt

There are those things that you expect to hurt because, technically, it’s par for the course. For instance, a broken tooth or a cavity will probably feel uncomfortable. A sore may hurt. However, there are some things that should not cause pain. When discomfort is present, it tells you that something is wrong with these… Read more »

Why Skip OTC And DIY Whitening?

If you’re already scratching your head because you don’t know what all of these abbreviations mean in terms of teeth whitening or anything else for that matter, let’s clear it all up for you! First, remember that OTC stands of over-the-counter and DIY stands for do-it-yourself. Now, apply that to dental care. What our Cerritos,… Read more »

Is This A Good Time For Porcelain Veneers?

You might have a little knowledge in terms of what porcelain veneers can do for your smile. In short, you know that they can offer wondrous esthetic improvement, so your smile looks dramatically different in very little time! However, you may wonder if this is a good time for you to consider them. Of course,… Read more »

Smile Emergencies: Don’t Worry About It!

When the topic of smile emergencies comes up and our Cerritos, CA team tells you not to worry about them you may find yourself feeling puzzled. Don’t worry about it? Shouldn’t you be worried, though, if your tooth is dislodged from its usual resting place, if your tooth is broken, if you are experiencing a… Read more »

Bruxism: Helping You Feel Better

Bruxism disorder is something that can make you feel not-so-lovely in a variety of ways. You may feel disappointed to learn that your smile isn’t in exceptional health at the moment! You may feel a little alone, as well, if you think that this concern is only happening to you (spoiler alert: it isn’t!). Then,… Read more »

3 Things Patients Forget About Dental Surgery

When patients require dental surgery, there are often some self-imposed obstacles that keep them from receiving essential care! While you may find this somewhat shocking at first glance, you may also find that you’ve been overlooking some of your very own roadblocks! Let’s discuss some details, so you realize that when your smile requires a… Read more »

Tooth Loss: When You’re Trapped In Indecision

It doesn’t matter if you have lost just one tooth or multiple teeth or if you’re currently looking to replace all of your teeth. What matters is that you are dealing with a situation that can feel stressful, that offers you what may feel like an overwhelming number of solutions, and that you are probably… Read more »

Have A Problem? Let Us Repair It.

You will hear this from our Cerritos, CA team quite frequently! When you have a problem with your oral health, of course, there are so many paths you might take in terms of your response. However, the path we always suggest you take is allowing us to repair it. Before you make any assumptions about… Read more »

Where’s That Bad Breath Coming From?

One day you’re just going about your business and your breath is the last thing on your mind. The next, you realize your breath is a little yucky. Then, you find yourself dealing with a case of full-fledged bad breath (which we also refer to as halitosis) that you cannot seem to shake. You rinse,… Read more »