Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Don't let Halloween Candy be a Nightmare!

If your kids are like most, they're going to come home from trick-or-treating with lots and lots of candy. And who doesn't love Halloween candy? But we all know that the sugary candies at Halloween bring tooth decay in their wake. By following these simple steps, your family can have all the fun of Halloween without harming kids' teeth in the process!
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  • Teach your kids the importance of moderation with sweets. They don't need to gorge themselves on Halloween candy all night.
  • Make sure your children are brushing their teeth at least twice a day.
  • Remember to give your children fluoridated mouthwash every evening.
  • Having extra dental flossers around the house is a great way to help kids remember to floss.
  • Remember that sticky, chewy candies can cause the most tooth decay! Limit candies like jelly beans, taffy, candy corn and caramels.
  • When it comes to gum: choose sugar free! Not only do sugar-free chewing gums neutralize the effects of sugary candy - they help combat cavity-causing plaque!
By teaching your children good oral hygiene, Halloween can be a fun and worry-free holiday! Moderation and good oral hygiene practices are key in helping your kids have a fun and healthy Halloween.
Schedule an appointment with our dentist in Huntington Beach at (714) 848-4247.

Have a happy Halloween!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Dental Implants, the Solution for Missing Teeth!

Millions of Americans suffer from tooth loss, thanks to the many advances in dentistry; dental implants have become one of the best options to replace missing teeth. Here at Sea Cliff Dental, our dentist in Huntington Beach, CA, specializes in implant dentistry

There are a few reasons why dental implants are becoming a good and natural way to replace missing teeth and are the preferred choice of our dentists:

  • Enjoy what you eat. With dental implants you can easily chew your food just like with natural teeth.
  • Long Duration. Dental implants could last forever with excellent care.
  • Comfortably use. Forget about removing your dentures and using adhesives to put them in place.
  • Feel better about yourself. Dental implants will help you recover your beautiful smile and confidence, they look and feel like your own teeth and allow you to speak without worrying about slippery dentures.
  • Oral Health Improvement. They eliminate irritated and painful gums, because they are individually placed so you can have easier access between your teeth and improve your oral hygiene.
  • Esthetic. Dental implants look more esthetic than dentures in the way they look, feel and function like natural teeth.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Dental Emergencies - What to do?

What to do if you have a broken tooth?
Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean the area. Use cold compresses on the area to keep any swelling down. Call your dentist immediately. This is a dental emergency that is best dealt with by a dental professional.

What to do if you have a toothache?
Toothache is a common dental emergency. In the event of this problem, rinse the mouth out with warm water to clean it out. Gently use dental floss or an interdental cleaner to ensure that there is no food or other debris caught between the teeth.

Never put aspirin or any other painkiller against the gums near the aching tooth because it may burn the gum tissue. If the pain persists, contact our dentist in Huntington Beach.

What to do if objects get caught between the teeth?

Try to gently remove the object with dental floss; avoid cutting the gums. Never use a sharp instrument to remove any object that is stuck between your teeth.
If you can’t dislodge the object using dental floss, contact our dentist in Huntington Beach.

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