Remember Lucy from the Peanuts? Snoopy would kiss her all the time and she would go nuts because she thought she had dog germs. Well, there is no doubt that dogs have germs. They have as many bacteria in their mouth as humans do and humans have over 700 different varieties of bacteria hunkering down in their oral cavities. Yet, many people believe that a dogs’ mouth is cleaner than a humans. Is that true? Did Lucy really need to worry about getting dog germs?
You may not be surprised that there is dental floss that boasts whitening powers. In fact, you may figure it was only a matter of time since tooth whitening has become a multi-billion dollar business. But you have to wonder how it works and if it works. Teeth whitening whether it is done professionally or with over-the-counter whitening kits, does not last forever and it can be a real challenge keeping your teeth white between whitenings, but is whitening floss for real?
The dental term orthodontics brings to mind the “correction” of dental irregularities such as crooked teeth. But orthodontics is not only about the correction, it is also about the prevention of dental problems. Perhaps you didn’t know that your dentist or orthodontist can help prevent problems from developing with your child’s teeth. Imagine preventing them from coming in crooked. Imagine the expense and inconvenience bypassing braces would prevent. Preventive orthodontics can waylay a variety of issues.
Live theater is engaging regardless of the season, and here in Vista CA you can enjoy theater year round. Moonlight Stage Productions provides two seasons of live theater. In the summer the theater venue is outdoors and by moonlight, and features four live productions. The winter season is held at the AVO Playhouse in Vista, and features three live productions. Moonlight Stage Productions has also announced the expansion of its amphitheatre programming in 2016 with the creation of Moonlight Presents.
Is aphthous ulcer just a big name for a mouth sore? We have all had mouth sores at one time or another. The term aphthous ulcer sounds scary, but are these types of mouth ulcers serious? Although not overly common, you have probably had one before. It may have lasted a few days, healed itself and when it went away you promptly forgot about it. Take our true or false quiz below to find out whether or not mouth sores and aphthous ulcers are the same.
Did you know that you have seven trillion nerves in your body? That’s probably not common knowledge. There are nerves in your brain, spinal cord, cranium, and there are sympathetic nerves. You have twelve pairs of cranial nerves and thirty-two pairs of spinal cord nerves. Your nerves are like a highway system branching off into other nerves which in turn branch off into other nerves and so on and so forth. One those nerves is a major nerve that travels through your face and to your jaw. It is called the trigeminal nerve.
Do you have children with a lot of energy? Are you looking for something outdoors, fun, and healthy for them to do? Look no further. When it comes to outdoor fun, Boomers Vista is the go-to place. An adventure land for all ages that won’t break the bank, they feature group packages, special rates for school programs, team-building packages, buffet packages, corporate consignment programs, day camps, and more.
Cosmetic dentistry is a science. When you discuss a smile makeover with your dentist, he or she does not subjectively decide how your smile should look. The natural law of beauty that dates back to the Egyptians and the Greeks is a scientific principal that is applied to the whole face. It is all about balance and proportion, and whether or not your smile naturally fits your face and jaw based on its size, shape, and contour, as well as the size, shape, and contour of the teeth within the smile. Do you have the Golden Proportion?
Most people feel strongly about achieving a white, dazzling smile. However, that does not mean every patient who visits us feels comfortable asking about the incredible benefits of teeth whitening. We find that this is often the case simply because they are not sure whether they qualify as candidates for this cosmetic treatment. Rather than feeling shy about options to improve your smile and your confidence, we always encourage you to ask questions. Even if one option isn’t suitable for your needs, we will strive to create a care plan that will guide you toward achieving your smile goals. As for our professional whitening systems and your candidacy, consider the following questions and answer for clarification:
Braces can make caring for your teeth a challenge. Teeth with braces can become discolored; decayed; or develop overgrown, swollen, or infected gum tissue. Not any of these conditions are pretty, and not any are wanted. That’s why it is important to diligently care for your teeth when you have braces. There are a few extra steps to take in order to brush properly with braces. In today’s blog, we discuss the proper way to brush with braces.