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The average Californian’s life follows the same basic pattern: food, work, sleep, repeat. There might be a variation or two — perhaps a little recreation added. Hopefully, one other regular element is your routine of oral care, including brushing your teeth for two minutes twice...

Ancient Dental Accessories in the Modern Era People like to make statements. That’s one of the reasons that hairstyles, tattoos, and fashion trends become so popular. It’s not surprising that adding a trendy look to your teeth might gain a following. One of those ongoing trends...

It's Music to Your Teeth! It’s rare that you find a song that features dentistry. Granted, there are a few comedic songs and parodies that put the dental industry to music, but they seldom sing the praises of visiting the dentist. That’s fine. Humor is a...

Dental Care for Dogs Many people have pets as part of their family. The top two most popular pets are cats and dogs. Of those two types, dogs are the most likely to share food with their families. The typical American diet, however, can be just...

Is DIY Worth the Risk? In the ongoing quest to find methods for making teeth a few shades whiter, both R&D labs and diehard do-it-yourselfers periodically develop ideas that they fully endorse. They practically swear on products that apparently make your breath fresher or make your...

The American Association of Endodontists in Chicago recently produced a survey that focused on the effects of COVID-19 restrictions and dental care for the average American. The results show a significant reduction in general oral health practices. Results of the survey include: 31% of individuals...

Have you ever caught someone breathing into their cupped hand? Perhaps you’ve done it yourself. This is a quick way to test the smell of your breath. It’s typically done before meeting someone of importance, like a date, your client, or the boss. We merely...

According to the California Department of Water Resources, California has a history of enduring 5-year droughts on a regular basis. The last one spanned from 2011 to 2016. The current dry spell began in 2020. That means we may have 3 more years of dry...

Brush for two minutes, twice a day, with daily flossing. This routine is important for oral health! Some individuals keep to the program religiously, while others have difficulty forming the habit. Some unfortunately take it to the other extreme – brushing excessively. But is it...