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What you should know about tooth decay
What You Should Know About Cavities and the Progression of Tooth Decay
Learn about cavities to better protect your oral health. Cavities are one of the most common and well-known oral health concerns out there, but how much do you really know about them? Since they’re so familiar, it’s easy to assume that there isn’t that much to learn or that you’ve acquired everything you need to…
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Stress and TMJ disorder
Stress, TMJ Disorder, and Poor Sleep: End the Cycle
Breaking The Cycle and Transforming Your Daily Life Even on their own, issues like a bad night’s sleep, stress, and TMJ disorder are never fun to deal with, but did you know that they can often be connected? These issues can start a vicious cycle, feeding into each other and making each other worse. Thankfully,…
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Understanding TMJ disorder
7 Common Misconceptions About TMJ Disorder
Understanding TMJ Disorder The joints of your jaw, called the temporomandibular joints, are strong and mobile. They have to be to allow you to exert the surprising amount of force they use to chew your food. Their mobility is rare among our joints, allowing you to move your jaw up, down, forward, backward, and side…
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Accommodations for concierge dental visits
Dr. Desai’s Favorite Venues for Concierge Dental Visits
Luxury Concierge Dentistry Service in Newport Beach Luminous Smiles’ concierge dentistry services elevate the patient experience to a new level of comfort, luxury, and privacy. Our concierge service is most popular amongst celebrities, busy career professionals, influential figures, and anyone who values privacy and security. Because Dr. Desai has many patients who travel for her…
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What happens after Invisalign
Invisalign Aftercare: Everything You Need To Know
What Happens After Invisalign Treatment Invisalign is one of the most popular teeth-straightening procedures around, and many adults and teens opt for Invisalign thanks to its nearly invisible appearance. Another great advantage is that you don’t need to alter your diet with Invisalign, so you can still enjoy all the foods that you can’t eat…
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How to whiten teeth
6 Ways To Achieve a Whiter, More Brilliant Smile
How To Get a Bright, Confident Smile Your smile greatly impacts your success in life, especially in personal and professional relationships. Having great oral hygiene and fresh breath is the foundation of a great smile, but sometimes teeth need a little extra boost to look their best. Whiter teeth are often considered to look healthier…
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Gum disease treatment
How To Get the Right Treatment for Your Gum Disease
What Gum Disease Is and How To Treat It in Each Stage You may be in the earliest stages of developing gum disease if you’ve got swollen or irritated gums or gums that bleed when you brush your teeth. While this is no great cause for panic, it is something you’ll want to address because…
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Symptoms of periodontal disease
6 Signs and Symptoms of Periodontal Disease
Gum Disease: What To Look Out For When bacteria in your mouth start to grow in greater numbers around the gums and below the gumline, they can cause gum (periodontal) disease. This infection and inflammation of the gums can cause a variety of symptoms of periodontal disease as it progresses through its stages. 1. Bad…
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Risk factors for gum disease
What Are the Top 8 Risk Factors for Gum Disease?
What factors contribute to gum disease? Gum disease (periodontal disease) is a condition where bacteria build up around the teeth and below the gumline, causing a variety of potential complications that can range from bad breath to lost teeth. In the United States, over 47% of adults over age 30 suffer from some form of…
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Choose Invisalign for crowded teeth
Invisalign: The Clear Choice for Fixing Crowded Teeth
What are crowded teeth? There are many ways that your smile can fall short of your expectations, and crowding is one of them. Crowded teeth can cause both aesthetic issues and health issues, so treatment is incredibly important. Invisalign is one treatment option that stands out in terms of results, convenience, and experience. Crowding is…
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Find out how often you should whiten your teeth.
How Often Should You Whiten Your Teeth?
A little teeth whitening can go a long way. Some of us are self-conscious about the color of our teeth. Over time, our teeth can lose their whiteness due to staining from the types of foods we eat or drinks we consume. Our teeth can also get dull from aging. If you want to brighten…
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Be Miss California for Halloween
What If You Dressed as Miss California This Halloween?
How To Recreate the Perfect Miss California Look The Miss California USA beauty pageant is one of the longest-standing of such pageants in the United States, dating back to 1952. This prestigious event crowns one gorgeous and talented woman each year as Miss California USA, and on six occasions, those winners have gone on to…
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