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What to Look for When Choosing a Family Dentist in Newbury Park

April 6, 2018

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A smiling family.There’s nothing more frustrating than going through the trouble of choosing a new dentist only to find that they can’t perform the services your family needs. While some dentists are great for handling dental issues common with adults, they might have very little experience working with children who require more patience. They also might not have the expertise or materials to perform orthodontic work your child needs.

When choosing a family dentist in Newbury Park, here are the aspects parents and children value the most (more…)

How to Pack Your Child’s Lunch with Braces in Newbury Park

March 9, 2018

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braces If your child has just started their orthodontic treatment, it can be difficult to help them get used to their braces in Newbury Park. Don’t worry, it’s just the beginning though. Although braces can take some time getting used to, you as the parent can make it an easier transition by packing foods for your child’s lunches that they can actually eat.

Your dentist probably explained that your child now has a restricted diet, so it’s important to follow those instructions to ensure that their orthodontic treatment doesn’t become damaged. Learn ore about how you can pack nutritious, safe foods in this week’s blog post.

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How to Clean and Care for Your New Braces in Newbury Park

February 6, 2018

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A girl smiling with metal braces.Metal braces require a long-term commitment of cleaning and caring for to receive significant results. Luckily, the treatment is worth it: your smile is straight, your bite is healthy, and you’ll have results that should last a lifetime. Before you can reach those results however, you’ll need to learn the best way to keep your braces clean during treatment. Without proper management, your teeth are at risk of decay and your gums can easily become irritated and inflamed.

That’s why your dentist has created a regimen to follow during your orthodontic treatment. By the time you’re finished wearing your braces in Newbury Park, you’ll be happy you took their advice.

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A Dentist in Newbury Park Helps Your Kids Kick the Habit!

January 3, 2018

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Child sucking their thumb

Child sucking their thumb

It’s universal – children everywhere have always sucked their thumbs! This soothing activity can certainly bring a child a lot of comfort and even help them sleep at night. Unfortunately, if it continues for too long it can also lead to oral health problems when they outgrow the habit. While patience is key, the goal is to help them “kick the habit” and feel comfortable leaving their thumbs behind. If you’d like some ideas about how to do this, a dentist in Newbury Park has some great tips and tricks on how to handle this common situation.

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Your Pediatric Dentist in Newbury Park Says Your Toddler’s Teeth Matter

December 12, 2017

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little boy smiling holding toothbrushEvery milestone that your baby crosses will be permanently etched into your long-term memory. The day of birth, first steps and words, and his or her introduction to eating solid foods, are all special moments for you as a parent. Another monumental time is when he or she sprouts those first little teeth. You can tell when that time is approaching because he or she may become a little fussy, but you realize that this is just a part of the process. Your pediatric dentist in Newbury Park wants you to celebrate these times, but not take for granted the importance of stressing proper oral hygiene early. Learn how you can get your young child on the right foot of oral care.

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Advantages of Traditional Braces Over Clear Aligners

November 17, 2017

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Young woman with bracesIf you are ready to stop feeling insecure about your misaligned teeth, you have many different orthodontic treatments available to you. Although you know that traditional metal braces are effective, you have heard plenty of great benefits that are associated with clear aligners. While they are appealing because they are less noticeable and offer quick results, metal braces still provide certain advantages that are not possible with aligners.
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Your Dentist Encourages You to Stop Children’s Thumb Sucking

October 5, 2017

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father daughter laughing smiling happyParents are constantly telling their kids to keep their busy hands out of their mouths. After all, think about all the germs that are cover everything your child encounters. It’s almost like a slow-motion horror scene when you watch their little thumb pop into their mouth when you’re out in public.

Then again, there’s the solace that’s found when your child quietly sucks on their thumb—keyword being quiet. Although moments of silence are rare and should be cherished, your dentist is here to share why you should get your child to kick their thumb sucking habit right away.

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Your Dentist Can Identify and Relieve Your Annoying Jaw Pain!

September 1, 2017

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vector man dental painHave you ever heard someone say something along the lines of,  “so and so is becoming a pain in the neck!” It used to be a lighthearted way to express when something was becoming annoying. Now, you can relate all too well. Your jaw pain is literally becoming a pain in your neck!

If you know what we’re talking about, this post is for you. If you have clicking, sticking, aching jaws, you need to know that you don’t have to suffer any longer. Your dentist is here to help you get to the bottom of your head, neck, and jaw pain and find a solution.

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What Are the Typical Symptoms of TMJ Disorder?

August 22, 2017

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woman with pain in jawIt’s easy to take your jaw for granted. You use it when you speak or eat, and it’s always there for you. But what do you do when it starts to cause you pain or discomfort? You might have TMJ disorder. It’s important that you know the typical symptoms of TMJ in Thousand Oaks so you can address the problem right away and get back to enjoying your life to the full.

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How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

July 10, 2017

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Zoom! Teeth Whitening can do wonderful things for your smile. During your weekly meeting, one of your coworkers gets up to give a short presentation, and as soon as they start talking, you stop paying attention. It’s not because they aren’t interesting, but rather, you just can’t take your eyes off of their teeth. They’re absolutely perfectly white, you can immediately tell something is different. Later, you invite them out to lunch to figure out what their secret is. Fortunately, they’re more than happy to tell you that they visited their dentist and got Zoom! Whitening. You’ve considered getting teeth whitening before, but you’ve always been curious as to how it actually works. What does the process entail? How long does it take? Does it hurt? Today, we’re going to answer all of these questions and more so you can know exactly how to get the brighter smile you’ve always wanted. (more…)

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