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Tips To Keep Your Teeth Clean Between Meals

Keeping your teeth healthy and white would also require you to keep your teeth clean between meals. You can do this by various factors including: 1) Snacking wisely: You’d be surprised how snacking patterns can affect teeth negatively especially when paired with foods like potato chips. Chips leave starch between teeth causing plaque buildup. Opt […]

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The Secrets Behind Your Tongue

Your Tongue Aids in Digestion and Mouth Cleaning According to the National Center of Biotechnology Information (NCBI), the tongue starts the process of digestion by transporting food during mastication, otherwise known as the chewing process, to be swallowed into the stomach. The tongue is attached to a fold known as the frenulum. However, the “apex” of […]

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Secrets to a Healthier Smile

1. Visit the dentist more frequently. Most people that visit the dentist office go twice a year. Surprisingly, this isn’t enough because bacteria starts growing back after only 3 months. Going to the dentist frequently might be more expensive especially if you pay out of pocket, but health should always come first. 2. Scared of pain from […]

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8 Tips To Break Your Sugar Addiction

We all have crazy sugar cravings, from downing a pint of ice cream or just drinking a large fruit smoothie with heavy sugar content. Here are 8 tips to help you break out of these cravings. 1) Plan Your Meals. When it comes to bad sugar habits, it results from impulsive behavior to suddenly crave […]

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Invisalign vs. Braces

Invisalign and Braces both have the same effect of straightening teeth and improving conditions like overbite where the teeth are misaligned. Braces have the disadvantage of exposing metal wires and rubber bands along your teeth which might simultaneously hurt teeth when chewing certain types of food. Another major disadvantage is that it is irremovable until […]

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5 Tips To Find Your Best Dentist

When choosing a dentist, there’s a variety of factors you need to consider such as how effective they are in their treatment procedures and how other patients feel about them. We discuss some tips on how to make sure that you find an effective dentist. 1) Reviews Their dental website may look great and they […]

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Dirty Mouth from Braces? Clean It Up

Braces have been around for decades, with even our parents reminiscing about days of having to wear headgear to school in addition to their mouths full of metal. And although technology has made braces more attractive and less of a monstrosity, braces still require a good amount of upkeep and care to make sure they […]

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The Scariest Halloween Teeth In History

If you’re a horror movie buff, you’ve likely seen your fair share of vampires with pointy fangs ready to attack their next victim. From dracula himself to the clown called IT, these horror movies are filled with scary teeth that will leave you and your family wanting to brush your teeth just one more time […]

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How to Get Straight Teeth Without the Brace Face

Nightmares of junior high school filled with headgear, painful braces, and emotional taunting are all things of the past. If you are an adult who needs to straighten your teeth but you don’t want to have to sport a noticeable mouth full of metal, there are several options for you to choose from, including Invisalign. […]

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Pain from TMJ? 4 Tips to Help

Dealing with TMJ involves a lot of achy jaw pain and sometimes can even exhibit itself all the way up into the ear canal. If you are suffering from TMJ and just don’t know how to make your jaw feel better or more relaxed, try these three remedies.   Ice and Heat It’s true what […]

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Travel Like You Mean It: 4 Oral Health Tools to Travel With

Just like you wouldn’t leave for a vacation without underwear and deodorant, you shouldn’t leave for a vacation without packing some top oral health essentials. Whether you’re packing for a vacation to Mexico or for a weekend getaway in Palm Desert, it’s a good idea to pack some basic oral hygeine essentials with you. Flossers […]

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Botox: The New Dental Tool

Yes, Botox is a great way to treat unwanted crows feet around the eyes and forehead wrinkles caused by old age, but did you know that Botox can also be used for dental purposes? From treating TMD to helping with jaw tension, Botox is a great way to help alleviate oral pain and discomfort. Read […]

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Rock-a-Bye Baby in the Dentist’s Chair

You may not be in the treetop, but you are in the dentist’s chair and you certainly are anxious. What are your options? One of the most soothing and calming things that can happen at the dentist’s office is sedation dentistry. Whether it is merely being used as a painkiller or it is being used […]

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A Brief History of Dental Filling Materials

As long as people have had teeth, they have needed some basic form of dental care. Although preventative dentistry as we think of it today is a much newer concept, restorative dentistry goes a long way back. No matter how rudimentary or ancient, people have been trying to fix and fill up their teeth with […]

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More Than Just Good Reviews: Picking a Dentist

Choosing a new dentist is very important. This is the person you’re entrusting your entire family’s oral health to. All the cavities, the baby teeth, the smiles in the family pictures. It’s a big job. But no matter how qualified and experienced a dentist is, he or she isn’t necessarily the right dentist for you. […]

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What You’re Paying for When You Pay for Veneers

If you’re trying to improve your smile, you have probably looked into veneers. These are like masks for your teeth in that they are cemented onto your original teeth to make them look whiter, straighter, and overall more comely. But veneers can cost anywhere from $800-$2000 per individual veneer. Why are they so expensive? Supply […]

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Fake But Still Useful: the Truth About Dentures

When you were little, you probably looked at people with dentures as failures. I know I thought it as George Washington’s only flaw. How great could he have really been if he had false teeth? The thought of a toothless mouth just grossed me out, and if you were anything like me, you had a […]

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How Can Your Dentist Help With TMD?

TMD, more commonly called TMJ (which is actually the joint TMJ affects), is a jaw disorder that causes your jaw to be extremely tight and tense, resulting in a lot of pain all throughout the head and neck. It is estimated that more than 15% of adults in the US suffer from some version of […]

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Too Much of TMJ: the Symptoms of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

Your TMJ, or temporomandibular joint, is essentially the jaw joint. If you are one of approximately 10 million Americans who suffer from the associated joint and muscle disorders (TMD or TMJD, but often miscalled TMJ), you probably spend a lot of time in pain. While this isn’t a sign of a serious medical problem, that […]

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The 4 Best Drinks for Your Teeth

You should know by now that drinks like coffee or sugary sodas are terrible for your pearly whites. If you want to actually keep them white and in place, you need to carefully avoid drinks with high acid and sugar content, as well as dark drinks that will stain your teeth. So what does that […]

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Finding Your Perfect Toothbrush

The time has come. The free toothbrush you got from the dentist a couple months ago is worn out and now it’s time to buy a new one. You walk into the grocery store hoping to find the exact same toothbrush, but as you get to the personal hygiene aisle you realize that was a […]

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Finding the Right Dental Floss for You

Unlike a toothbrush or toothpaste that may be recommended or prescribed by your dentist, your dental floss choice is all up to you. Most dentists agree that there isn’t really a difference in effectiveness between all the different flosses out there. So if they all do the same thing, why are there so many different […]

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To Sleep Or Not to Sleep?

Sedation dentistry is an complicated topic because there are no strict rules one way or another. Even specific procedures do not specifically need to go one way or another. Most dentists have the guideline that sedation is not for procedures but for patients. This requires dentists to take a more personal look at their dentistry […]

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Trouble With a Capital TMJ

The temporomandibular joint is what connects your jaw to your skull. However, it can be affected by a disorder, TMJ for short, that causes you serious pain; inhibits your speech, diet, and life; and can even lead to other oral health issues. But how do you know that the pain you’re feeling in your jaw […]

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Yes, Your Dentist Can Give Botox Injections

Everyone knows that Botox can treat facial lines and wrinkles, but the injectable made from the botulinum toxin A is also effective for treating headaches, jaw tension, and temporo-mandibular joint disorders (TMD). Botox injections are highly effective, but only if injected into the right locations by an experienced provider. Botox at a dentist’s office? Perhaps […]

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Conservatively Repair Damaged Teeth with Onlay Restorations

Over the years, trauma and decay can wreak havoc on your teeth. However, if you see your dentist soon those damaged teeth can be salvaged with onlays. What are onlays? Onlay restorations are custom-made fillings made of gold, tooth-colored porcelain, or composite material. They are made in a dental laboratory and cemented onto affected teeth […]

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Don’t Be a Metal Mouth

No, we’re not talking about braces. Although composite fillings are becoming the norm, there are still some dentists who use metal fillings to repair cavities and decay. But what’s so bad about metal fillings? Metal No-Nos There are many reasons why metal fillings can be harmful or even dangerous. For example, at the very least […]

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Transform Your Life with a Smile Makeover

Who doesn’t want a beautiful smile? An attractive smile not only improves your appearance, but it also boosts your confidence. At Dr. Solomon’s Los Angeles cosmetic dentistry practice, we can transform your smile and improve your quality of life. All you need is a smile makeover Dr. Solomon combines cosmetic dentistry procedures to transform a […]

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Want Braces Without the Wires? It is Possible!

Do you wish you had straight teeth, but aren’t exactly excited by the prospect of years of metal bands and wires on your teeth? It could be time to consider another great alternative — Invisalign. What is Invisalign? Invisalign aligners are a modern approach for straightening teeth. Unlike braces, Invisalign aligners are made of clear […]

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What are Mini Dental Implants?

For those considering implant surgery to replace missing or failing teeth, Mini Dental Implants have changed the way dentists can perform this type of procedure. Traditional implant procedures require many dental visits and surgeries, while the procedure for Mini Dental Implants can be completed in one office visit and are non-invasive. How do Mini Dental […]

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Are Porcelain Veneers Right for Me?

Porcelain veneers are a way to restore your bright, white smile by applying a very thin material to the front surface of the teeth. Porcelain veneers are custom made to fit to the shape of the tooth, adding length and shape, as well as color and adding size to small teeth. They can be used […]

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How to Have Straight Teeth Without the Hassle

Having a beautiful smile was once only possible with the use of braces. But not everyone likes the idea of having brackets and wires on their teeth. At CCIND, Dr. Solomon understands the importance of having straight teeth without the need for traditional braces. To correct teeth misalignment, he recommends Invisalign for his patients in […]

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The Benefits of Flossing

If you have been a patient of Dr. Sid Solomon’s for long you have likely heard all about the benefits of flossing your teeth. No matter how often you visit the dentist’s office for professional examinations and cleanings – the single best thing you can do to protect your smile from decay and damage is […]

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Getting to Know Your Teeth Whitening Options

Has your smile lost its sparkle? Are you now dealing with stained teeth? Here at our Los Angeles cosmetic dentistry practice, Dr. Solomon regularly encounters patients who are not happy with the stains on their teeth and who are seeking a treatment that will help them regain their beautiful smile. Dr. Solomon offers two types […]

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How to Care for Your Fillings

If you think that all of your dental problems will be resolved the moment your ceramic fillings have been placed, you’re not quite getting it right. Yes, a problem has been solved, but that does not exempt you from the chances of acquiring the same problems in the future – especially if you are not […]

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Achieve a Beautiful Smile with Porcelain Veneers

A beautiful smile is truly important when trying to make a good first impression. When you have teeth that are damaged beyond repair (at least, that is what you think), consider a smile makeover in Dr. Solomon’s cosmetic dentistry practice in Los Angeles. Your pearly white problems can be easily resolved with the use of […]

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Oral Healthcare Basics

Oral hygiene is only as effective as the routine you plan for it. Here are some tips to help anyone go back to basics and keep up on oral health. Brushing Most dentists will recommend that you brush your teeth at least twice a day, with three times being the ideal. Any more than that […]

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Top 5 Worst Foods and Drinks for Your Teeth

Top 5 Worst Foods/Drinks for Your Teeth   It is easy to eat or drink mindlessly without thinking about our teeth. We simply look at the food in front of us and disregard how it can affect our health. Here we look at the five worst foods/drinks for your teeth, so that next time you’re […]

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Top 5 Reasons to Visit the Dentist Twice a Year

Top 5 Reasons to Visit the Dentist Twice a Year  We know visiting the dentist isn’t most people’s favorite activity, but here are some reasons why it should be a priority. For a beautiful smile – At your professional cleaning, plaque is removed and teeth are polished to let the natural beauty of your teeth shine. […]

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Top 5 Reasons Why Neuromuscular Dentists are More Adept at Doing Cosmetic Restorations than General Dentists

Top 5 Reasons Why Neuromuscular Dentists are More Adept at Doing Cosmetic Restorations than General Dentists: What exactly is a neuromuscular dentist and why should you seek treatment from a neuromusclar dentist instead of a general dentist? Additional Training More Comprehensive Care More Advanced Technology More Precise and Accurate Dental Restorations More Stringent Standards and […]

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