Health and Super Foods

Vitamins, the Spice of Life

“Recommended Dietary Allowances.” “Minimum Daily Requirement.” Do you sometimes feel bullied by vitamin manufacturers and dietitians? Since the science of nutrition got off the ground, 40 or so nutrients vital to our health have been identified. And depending on what they’re selling, we’re told we need more or less of one or the other. In […]

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Woman With Cold Sore

What To Do About Cold Sores?

Shrug Them Off, or Seek Help? Cold sores, aka fever blisters, are known to medical professionals as outbreaks of the herpes simplex virus. Most of us have experienced them at one time or another, on the lips or inside the mouth. They can be spread by kissing or by sharing spoons, cups, or razors with […]

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Toothbrush and Floss

Prevention: A Renewed Commitment

With new materials and procedures, dentistry has evolved from “if it hurts, yank it,” to true preventive medicine. We can thank fluorides for the terrific rate of cavity-free children, and new anesthetics have made dentistry more comfortable than ever. Sealants, safer X-rays, and space-age plastics have all become commonplace in the course of comprehensive care […]

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Glossary

Dental Jargon—into English!

Does it ever seem like everyone you do business with—from the auto mechanic to the attorney to the tax accountant—uses a secret language to describe what you’re paying for? You’d like to know what they’re talking about, but you’re afraid to ask. Maybe it’s over your head. Maybe they don’t really want you to know. […]

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Man With TMJ Headache

Mystery Diagnosis… TMJ

Temporomandibular Joint disorder, or TMJ, often disguises the source of the pain it inflicts. Although it originates in the jaw joint, sometimes the pain appears to emerge from an entirely different part of the head. Many people living with TMJ don’t know what’s behind their suffering. Their teeth themselves feel fine. So they suspect the […]

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Dental Check-Ups

Checkups For Your Smile!

Dental Checkups in Carmichael, California Checkups are an important part of your oral health. Barring injury, your sturdy white teeth should remain healthy and intact for the rest of your life. But just like your car’s engine, which needs its regular oil & lube to keep purring smoothly, your mouth needs a thorough once-over as […]

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Children's Periodontal Health

Kids Can Get Gum Disease Too

It would be comforting to think that gum disease only affected adults, but adolescents and even pre-adolescents are at risk as well. In fact, the condition is so common among teenagers that we call it Localized Juvenile Periodontitis (LJP). What causes gum disease and Localized Juvenile Periodontitis? We usually think of periodontal disease as a […]

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Patient Review

We Want Your Review!

Your Review & Feedback Are Appreciated We are pleased to have you at our practice and hope to continue serving you well! As we strive to deliver exceptional service in a friendly atmosphere, please take a few moments to write us a review! If you’ve had a good experience and would like to share, we […]

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