October 13, 2018
If you’ve noticed your gums feeling tender or red for a long time, it’s likely that you haven’t felt it was necessary to seek treatment. You’re only putting your teeth and oral health at risk if you leave them untreated, even if they don’t bother you now. In fact, gum disease has been linked to several other systemic conditions unrelated to the mouth, including heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
Learn why putting off your periodontal therapy to treat gum disease in Pasadena could be critical to your long-term health!
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July 31, 2018
Dental implant procedures are complex and several considerations must be made to ensure that they look and function properly. Of chief importance is having adequate bone and periodontal (gum) tissue to support the implant posts. In cases when the latter is lacking, a connective tissue grafting procedure can help restore what has been lost and cover up an exposed tooth’s root. Keep reading to learn more about how it works from the team patients trust for dental implants in Pasadena.
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June 4, 2018
Dentures can replace several teeth and even entire arches quickly and effectively, but they never truly feel quite the same as natural teeth. Dental bridges can also work to replace teeth and prevent shifting from occurring, but they won’t last forever. When it comes to tooth replacement, there truly is only one solution that mimics the feel, function, and aesthetic you had before: dental implants.
Dental implants in Pasadena offer a solution to tooth loss that is unmatched. To see if you’re a candidate, keep reading.
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May 23, 2018
Dental crowns have been around for a long time, but if you’ve never needed one, you might still have questions about this tried and true treatment. What exactly is a dental crown in Pasadena? What is a crown made of? What problems do crowns fix? Knowing the answers to such questions is important so that, if you ever do need a crown, you can go into your procedure as a confident and informed patient.
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April 4, 2018
To bring awareness to the community and help protect patients, your dentist in Pasadena is offering free oral cancer screenings with routine cleanings during the month of April! Over 50,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer every year. Many of these cases can be treated, but only if it’s caught early. By visiting your dentist, she can catch oral cancer in it’s earliest stages and provide the necessary treatment before it’s too late.
Keep in mind that your dentist is in a very unique position to protect patients from oral cancer. She’s got the technology to confirm it!
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June 27, 2017
When it comes to the battle of the sexes, women have men beat at maintaining oral health. It’s a proven fact that men are less likely to take good care of their teeth. According to the American Academy of Periodontology, men are 26% less likely to floss their teeth on a daily basis compared to women. Just by not flossing your teeth, you’re missing 35% of your smiles surface, leaving plaque to harden into tartar and decline your oral health. On average, women are more than 8% more likely to brush their teeth twice a day than men are. It’s time to even the playing field. Men, follow these basic oral health tips from your Pasadena dentist to keep your teeth strong and breath fresh!
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May 1, 2017
Today, diabetes is one of the most common diseases in the United States, affecting about 29 million people (that is nearly 10% of the entire population!) While the average person has a decent idea of the health risks associated with the disease, a statistic many do not know is that 1 in 5 cases of tooth loss is actually linked to diabetes. How does this work? How can a problem with your blood sugar affect your smile? Today, Dr. Linda Sierra, a dentist in Pasadena, discusses how this condition can negatively affect your teeth. (more…)
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November 7, 2016
So if having your third molars extracted is the smart thing to do, then why are they called wisdom teeth? Good question! The reference became common in the 17th century. Wisdom teeth, or “teeth of wisdom” as they were once called, usually appear between the ages of 17 and 25. Thus, researchers believe they’re called wisdom teeth because they mark the transition from childhood to adulthood. And how that science has proven that the human brain is not fully developed until the age of 25 or 26, calling them wisdom teeth may be entirely appropriate. But no matter what they’re called, wisdom tooth extraction in Pasadena is an important and healthful rite of passage for patients at Sierra Cosmetic and Family Dentistry.
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October 9, 2016
To you, one of the greatest inventions of all time isn’t the computer, but rather its ability to print off tickets. Life is too short to wait in line for movies, plays, and concerts, and you’re happy to skip them every time. You get to enjoy yourself without the wait. You can now skip the wait when it comes to fixing your damaged teeth, too. Your dentist in Pasadena at Sierra Smiles can give you same-day crowns thanks to CEREC. (more…)
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October 2, 2016
A quality run can do so much good for a person, not just physically, but mentally as well. You can feel accomplished even after the most relaxed of days, or blow off steam from a stressful one. Time seems to stand still and all is right with the world for those few miles. You wish fixing your smile could be as easy as going for a run. You have so many different things wrong with it, you don’t think it can be helped. The team at Sierra Smiles would love to prove you wrong with porcelain veneers in Pasadena. (more…)
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