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How to Determine if You Need a Permanent or Temporary Crown

You’ve likely read that you need to schedule a visit to your dentist’s office at least twice a year. However, recent studies show that getting your mouth checked out every six months may not be enough. Especially with cosmetic dentistry and smile solutions surging in popularity, people are spending more time at the dentist’s office

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Why Preventative Dentistry is a Must for Children

Is you son or daughter afraid of the toothbrush? Do they avoid floss at all costs? Here is why preventative care is a must for children. It can be difficult to convince your child to brush and floss their teeth. Small children don’t understand why they should brush their teeth. Toothbrushing can be a stressful

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How Oral Hygiene Has an Influence On Quality of Life

Are you a person that plays down the importance of oral health? Well you shouldn’t according to this study how oral health has an influence on quality of life. Oral hygiene could be the difference between great and poor general health. It’s not all about cavities and tooth extractions. Your oral health could determine other

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E-Cigarettes On Par with Tobacco in Damage to Oral Health

Have you bought into the myth that e-cigs are less damaging the cigarettes? New research shows that. e-cigarettes are on par with cigarettes for oral health. Are you a smoker? Perhaps you were, and you managed to kick that habit by moving over to e-cigarettes. They were, after all, the healthy alternative to smoking.  Right? 

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The Most Sought-After Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

Cosmetic dentistry is more popular than ever as more people discover the benefits of rejuvenating their smile. A smile makeover is great for boosting confidence; many people also find a beautiful smile integral to pursuing new social and professional opportunities. Dr. Ricardo Hernandez, a trusted cosmetic dentist in Pacific Beach, reveals the most sought-after cosmetic

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What Causes Gingivitis?

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, half of all American adults ages 30 or older have some form of gum disease. In adults over the age of 65, the rate increases to 70 percent. When left untreated, gum disease destroys the gums and the bone that supports the teeth. In this

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How Romantic Relationships Influence Oral Health

Dr. Ricardo Hernandez has some happy news for lovebirds celebrating Valentine’s Day this month. According to research from the University of Queensland, people in healthy romantic relationships are more likely to have good oral health. Keep reading for more details about this exciting discovery.

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Can Regular Dental Visits Prevent Pneumonia?

If you have been lax about scheduling regular cleanings at your dentist’s office, the results of a new study may spur you into action. Doctors from Virginia Commonwealth University have found evidence that regular dental visits may decrease the risk of developing pneumonia by reducing harmful bacteria in the mouth. Dr. Ricardo Hernandez has the

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