Dental Health

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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Foods to Avoid If You Have Sensitive Teeth

Have you experienced a sudden twinge or prolonged bout of tooth sensitivity? Cracked or fractured teeth, worn tooth enamel and receding gums all expose the nerves and lead to sensitivity. Now that you know the cause, you probably want to know what you can do to minimize sensitivity. According to Pacific Beach dentist Ricardo Hernandez,

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What You Should Know About Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to appear in the mouth. They are the third row of molars that typically appear between the ages of 17 and 21. Called “wisdom teeth” due to the fact that they come in relatively later in life, they can create a host of dental and oral health problems if

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How to Get Rid of Bad Breath for Good

A study featured on the Crest website showed that 37 percent of people considered bad breath a “downer” when meeting someone new. If your breath is less-than-fresh, don’t let it introduce you before you enter a room. By following these tips from Pacific Beach dentist Ricardo Hernandez, you can eradicate bad breath for good and

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Are You Unknowingly Hurting Your Teeth?

If you are part of the 30 percent of Americans that flosses daily — and you brush twice a day and schedule regular appointments with your dentist — your teeth are probably in great shape. However, brushing, flossing and regular dental appointments are not the only things you must consider if you wish to maintain

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How to Get Your Kids Excited about Dental Hygiene

Oral hygiene habits rooted in childhood can last well into adulthood. Give your child the best chances for lifelong oral health by instilling regular healthy habits when they are young. In this blog post, Pacific Beach dentist Ricardo Hernandez suggests a few ways to get your children excited about dental hygiene.

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Why Straight Teeth Are Important for Looks and Health

Did you know that straightening your teeth can not only improve your appearance, but also lead to better oral and overall health? Dr. Ricardo Hernandez of Pacific Beach Smile Studio is the local authority on teeth straightening treatment invisalign and its myriad benefits. Here, the San Diego doctor explains why straight teeth are important not

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Signs You Need to See a Dentist

It is normal to have the occasional tooth pain or bout of bad breath. Sometimes these symptoms last a day and resolve on their own, and sometimes they persist longer. It can be difficult to tell what is merely irritating and what could be an indication of a more serious problem.

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