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How Can Autoimmune Diseases Impact Your Oral Health?

March 4, 2021

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According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), scientists know about more than 80 different autoimmune diseases. Even if you are not a scientific researcher, you probably are familiar with some of these chronic conditions. For instance, arthritis, type 1 diabetes, and multiple sclerosis are all autoimmune diseases. What you may not realize, however, is how some autoimmune disorders can negatively impact your oral health. Keep reading below to learn more.

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How Gum Disease Can Lead to Heart Problems

February 5, 2021

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It’s February, which means it’s the time of year to appreciate the people you love. As you treat your sweetheart, though, don’t neglect your own heart! Your heart is a powerful muscle that keeps you alive, so it deserves to be taken good care of. Believe it or not, maintaining good dental health can keep your heart in good shape. Oral health problems, such as gum disease, have been linked to cardiovascular complications. Since February is American Heart Month, now seems like the perfect time to discuss how keeping your heart healthy starts with caring for your smile.

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What Does Your Dental Insurance Plan Cover?

December 8, 2020

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About three out of every four Americans have some form of dental insurance, according to the National Association of Dental Plans. However, many people aren’t quite sure how dental insurance works. As a result, they often end up paying much more than they need to for their treatments. In order to make the most of your benefits, it helps to learn about the basics. Continue reading as a dentist breaks down some important dental insurance terms and what you can expect your plan to cover.

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How to Stop Bad Breath in Its Tracks

September 29, 2020

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Have you been struggling with bad breath? So do a lot of other people. Approximately 80 million Americans are suffering from chronic halitosis that usually originates from the tongue or the gums. Even though it is incredibly common, bad breath can be frustrating to deal with and even embarrassing when you have to speak to others. Fortunately, there are many different steps you can take to reduce halitosis and prevent it from even occurring in the first place. Continue reading for some helpful tips from your dentist.

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Can A Brighter Smile Help You Land a Better Job?

August 10, 2020

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Confident man in suit smiles after teeth whitening in Beverly Hills

Everyone wants a beautiful smile that they’re proud to show off. However, a dazzling set of pearly whites can improve your quality of life in numerous ways. From boosting your self-confidence to changing how others perceive your personality, your smile plays a huge role in nearly every aspect of your life. In fact, studies suggest that a brighter set of pearly whites can help you land your dream job, while less-than-stellar teeth can end up hurting your chances of professional success. Read on to learn how teeth whitening in Beverly Hills can help you advance your career with a beautiful smile.

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Safety First: 4 Common Questions from People Who Are At-Risk for COVID-19

May 15, 2020

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The COVID-19 pandemic has led to many people being as cautious as possible, especially if they are considered to be at a higher risk of catching the disease than others. People who are at-risk for developing severe symptoms from the virus need to make sure that they are social distancing and practicing excellent hand hygiene as much as possible. Because there isn’t yet a cure for the coronavirus, many at-risk people have questions about what they should be doing to stay safe. Fortunately, your Beverly Hills dental office has answered 4  of the most common of these questions.

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Are Sensitive Teeth a Dental Emergency During Quarantine?

March 11, 2020

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Tooth sensitivity can be an annoying, uncomfortable, and inconvenient symptom, especially if your dentist is currently only taking dental emergencies because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thankfully, there are plenty of easy ways you may be able to treat this troublesome situation at home during quarantine until their office reopens. However, sensitive teeth are sometimes a warning sign of a larger oral health issue that requires immediate care. Your Beverly Hills, CA dentist explains how to tell if your tooth sensitivity can be treated at home or if it needs urgent dental care right away.

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Discover Your Options for Affordable Dental Care

January 4, 2020

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tooth and money in hand for dental insurance in Beverly HillsEveryone deserves a healthy, beautiful smile; however, only 41% of people feel they have good dental health. While they care for their teeth and gums at home, over 25% of people delay seeing their dentist despite the American Dental Association recommending routine appointments at least every 6 months. Although there are various barriers preventing people from visiting their dentist, 69% of Americans say the cost is a significant obstacle standing in their way. While dentistry can be expensive, there are several solutions to keep your care affordable, like using your dental insurance in Beverly Hills. There are also multiple financing options to help you achieve a healthy smile without breaking the bank.

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Ease Your Dental Anxiety With Sedation Dentistry

December 27, 2019

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According to the American Dental Association, one main reason why adults in America don’t visit their dentist is because they’re afraid to. Fear, anxiety, and worry are three emotions that can have a drastic impact on your mental and physical health and keep you from picking up the phone and receiving the dental care that you need. Fortunately, you’re not alone, which is why your sedation dentist in Beverly Hills offers multiple solutions to help you feel comfortable, safe, and relaxed while getting the care that you need. Read on to learn how sedation dentistry can benefit you.

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6 Reasons Why You Should See Your Beverly Hills Dentist for Checkups Every 6 Months

July 26, 2019

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When was the last time you visited your dentist? The answer should be some time within the last 6 months. If it’s been longer than that, now is the perfect time to schedule your biannual checkup with your Beverly Hills dentist. It doesn’t take very long, and it provides a lot more benefits than just getting your teeth all nice and clean. Keep reading to learn 6 reasons why you should see your dentist at least twice a year.

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