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4 Ways to Care for Your Teeth During Six Month Smiles Treatment

August 23, 2021

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woman wearing Six Month Smiles

If you recently started your Six Month Smiles treatment, you’re probably wondering how you can take proper care of your teeth during this time. Yes, brushing, flossing, and rinsing are key, but trying to maneuver around brackets and wires can be tricky. Fortunately, your dentist will provide you with clear instructions and helpful tips to help you safeguard your smile. Here are 4 ways you can continue to improve your oral health while your teeth move into perfect alignment.


Do I Really Have to Get My Wisdom Teeth Taken Out?

May 27, 2021

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man holding his cheek in pain because he needs wisdom teeth removal

Has your dentist recommended that you get your wisdom teeth removed? It can be hard to understand why you need to go through this procedure, especially if these teeth aren’t bothering you. However, wisdom teeth removal is a common procedure, and your dentist wouldn’t suggest it unless they believed that it would save you a great deal of money, time, and pain in the long run. Here’s what you need to know about wisdom teeth and what can happen if you don’t get them taken out.


Give Your Partner a Night of Snore-less Sleep

February 27, 2021

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Man with sleep apnea snoring next to partner.Is your spouse constantly poking you in the sides at night because of your loud snoring? Although you’re getting the rest you need, your partner might be losing sleep. Although everyone snores occasionally, if the problem is chronic, it could indicate an underlying issue, like sleep apnea. Not only is your loved one not sleeping well, but you might also be placing your general health at risk if you have the sleep disorder. Why not give the gift of better sleep for Valentine’s Day? Your sleep specialist can treat chronic snoring and sleep apnea, so both of you can feel well-rested in the morning.


New Year, New Smile!

December 17, 2020

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list of new year's resolutions

The new year has just begun, and you’ve probably heard the phrase “new year, new you,” a time or two already. If you’re like many others, you probably have some sort of list of resolutions that you’d like to achieve this year. Have you considered adding the smile of your dreams to that list? If you’re ready to feel confident about your smile again, keep reading to learn what your Los Gatos dentist has to share about all the ways you can transform you smile in 2021.


Will I Need Gum Disease Treatment Before Getting Cosmetic Work Done?

November 19, 2020

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Woman checking her teeth and gums in mirror

Do you want to whiten your teeth? Correct some chips or gaps? Undergo a complete smile makeover with veneers? With the new year just around the corner, there is no time like the present to take the next step toward your dream smile. However, if you have gum disease, all other work, including cosmetic services, needs to be put on hold until the problem is fixed. Read on to learn why from a dentist!


Everything You Need to Know About Pregnancy and Gingivitis

October 22, 2020

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Pregnant woman brushing her teeth in bathroom

Your world forever changes for the best when you see the little plus sign or smiley face appear on your pregnancy test. Almost instantly, your world-view shifts to what you can do to make you and your little one as happy and comfortable as possible.

One of the most important factors (that you may not initially consider) is how the hormonal changes can significantly impact your oral health. In fact, expecting mothers have a higher risk of oral health concerns, like pregnancy gingivitis. Read on to learn the common symptoms, prevention tactics, and how your dentist can help.


Can Alcohol Negatively Impact Sleep Apnea? Read to Find Out!

August 29, 2020

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Woman who is having trouble sleeping

If you’re like most, you probably have a nightly routine that gets you ready for bed. Some people have a drink or two, a nightcap, to help them fall asleep easier. Afterall, alcohol helps you relax. Unfortunately, alcohol and sleep apnea don’t mix too well. In fact, alcohol can exacerbate your sleep apnea, keeping you from the rest you deserve. Read on to learn more about alcohol’s effects on sleep apnea and what you can do to get a better night’s rest.


Viva la Sleep! Discover Better Sleep with Vivos

July 28, 2020

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Woman waking up refreshed thanks to sleep apnea treatment

Are you sick of not getting the high-quality sleep you deserve? If you have obstructive sleep apnea, you might use a CPAP machine to cope with your condition. Certainly, CPAP therapy is effective. However, it has some major drawbacks. Not only is it inconvenient and often uncomfortable, but it also does nothing to correct the root cause of the problem. It only addresses the symptoms. The Vivos protocol is different. This unique sleep apnea treatment can help you find permanent relief from sleep disordered breathing.


What Happens During A Teledentistry Appointment

April 22, 2020

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A computer used by a dentist.

The emergence of COVID-19 has forced dentists to look at new ways of providing care for patients while minimizing the spread of disease. Teledentistry is a service that allows your dentist to provide you with some dental services without ever stepping into their office. All you need is an internet connection and webcam to make it work. If you’re unfamiliar with this service, this article will show you how it works.


New to Dentures? 7 Tips for Eating with Your New Smile

March 11, 2020

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Smiling woman with apple and dentures in Los Gatos

Congratulations on your new dentures in Los Gatos! These dental devices are an excellent way to quickly restore your missing teeth and get back to enjoying a full smile. While you’ll be enjoying your new look right away, it may take a little time to get used to them completely. To make the process easier, keep these seven tips in mind as you learn to navigate your daily diet with your new teeth.

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