All-on-Four Dental Implants Guide

If you are considering all-on-four dental implants, you probably have plenty of questions. Whether you have already met with a dentist and need more information, or you are still in the exploratory phase, this guide will provide you with enough knowledge to determine if all-on-4 implants could be a solution…

The Dental Diet: Tips for Healthy Teeth

The food you eat greatly affects the health of your teeth and gums – for bad or good. While a diet rich in vegetables and fruits, grains and lean proteins benefit your overall health, there are also some specific foods and nutrients that can help prevent tooth decay and different…

Going To The Dentist After A Long Break

Whether you haven’t been to the dentist in a while due to the coronavirus pandemic, or for different reasons altogether, returning after a hiatus can be a little scary. Many people feel embarrassed about the state of their oral health, afraid that they won’t be able to afford the work…

Everything You Need To Know About Dental Implant Care

Dental implants are a great way to restore your natural smile and mouth function. A dental implant is a small post made of titanium that typically features a ceramic tooth that is designed to match your natural teeth. The implant is attached to a screw that is placed into the…

YES…It’s SAFE to go to the Dentist!

As the world begins to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, one question that I’m often asked is “Do you think it’s safe to go to the Dentist?” My immediate answer is an overwhelming, “YES!” Dental offices are one of the SAFEST places you can be. Dentistry is a profession of obsessive-compulsive cleaners. Dental…

What Is The Best Type Of Toothbrush To Use?

As dentists, we are often asked “what is the best type of toothbrush to use”? The answer in short, is that any kind of toothbrush is better than no toothbrush. The ADA (American Dental Association) recommends brushing your teeth for two minutes, twice per day. The type of toothbrush that…

What to Expect at a Dentist Appointment

Planning a dental visit? If you are nervous about visiting a new dentist for the first time or haven’t had dental care in several years, it can help to know what to expect at a dentist appointment. No matter what your current dental health situation is, we can help you…

What To Do When You Need a 24-Hour Emergency Dentist

A dental emergency is no fun for anybody. The need for an emergency dentist can be obvious when something has happened like a getting an object stuck between your teeth or when there has been trauma like a knocked-out tooth or chipped or broken tooth. Other dental emergencies can be…

Should I Get Dental Implants?

Wondering if dental implants are for you? This post may help you decide if you are a good candidate for a dental implant procedure. What Are Dental Implants? Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth. Whether you have been missing a tooth for a long time, or have recently…

Can smoking cause dental implant failure?

The short answer is yes. In addition to the other known ill effects of smoking, studies have shown that smoking increases the risk of dental implant failure. At Elite Dentistry of Simi Valley we recommend smoking cessation prior to receiving dental implants. A dental implant is a device that is…

Tooth Extraction and Smoking: Here’s What You Need To Know

Getting a tooth pulled is not something that is usually on the top of anybody’s list. Whether you need to have your wisdom teeth (third molar teeth) pulled or perhaps another molar needs to come out, one thing in certain, tooth extractions are not very fun. The good news is,…

Nighttime Dental Care Tips

While it is important to have regular visits to your dentist and keep a healthy diet, that’s only half of the battle. The time between dental visits is crucial to your dental care. A lot is happening to your teeth while you are peacefully sleeping. But, there are some simple…

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