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Tongue Scrapers: All You Need to Know

Your tongue collects bacteria all day every day, which can be quite gross, right? Well, it’s natural and it’s nothing to be concerned about. The good news is that you can take measures to keep your tongue clean and fresh! One measure you can take is using a tongue scraper. A tongue scraper is a handy tool that comes in... read more »

What Exactly is Plaque?

Are you aware of what plaque is? Do you know why it’s essential to clean plaque off your teeth each morning and night? If not, you are in the right place! Plaque is a dangerous substance that can cause extreme damage to your smile if left ignored. That is why it is essential to remove plaque regularly. Our dentists, Dr.... read more »

Oral Health: Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are designed to be cemented onto existing teeth or even dental implants to create a secure hold that can drastically improve the look of a damaged tooth and provide additional protection in the future. Dental crowns are known for their durability, and they can easily last multiple decades or potentially for the rest of your life. Even if... read more »

A Dental Bridge Could Replace a Knocked-Out Tooth

Sports injuries, auto accidents and accidents in the home are some of the more common causes of dental trauma. In some of these cases the trauma may be so severe that a tooth can be knocked out of the patient’s mouth, or it may be broken off at the gumline. In the case of a severe dental trauma, our dentist,... read more »

Brushing: The Reasons Why Brushing Your Smile is Important

Brushing is very important if you want a top-notch oral health and smile. This is why your dentists, Drs. Balis and Huddleston, strongly encourages you to brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Brushing can help you in a myriad of ways, so don’t forget to clean your smile... read more »

Holiday Dentistry: Dental Bonding

If you ever suffer an oral accident or injury, you may be worried that a tooth extraction will be necessary. Although tooth extractions may be required if a tooth is severely damaged, there are numerous options to protect your teeth to ensure a damaged tooth can remain healthy for the rest of your life, even after it's been damaged. Dental... read more »

Taking Care of Your Molars with Dental Sealants

A quick glance at the inside of your mouth will show that not all of your teeth have the same shape. That’s because not all of your teeth have the same function. For example, your back teeth, known as your premolars and molars are designed to grind your food to make it easier for you to swallow and digest it.... read more »

How Can I Help My Teenager Have a Top-Notch Oral Health and Smile?

Did you know cavities are most often found in people’s smiles who range from 5 to 17 years of age? Well, it's true, which means your teen is vulnerable to a decayed smile. Fortunately, your teen can maintain a strong and healthy smile with your help. Our dentist, Dr. Gregg Balis, encourages you to do the following things: -Ask your... read more »

All about Cold Sores

Cold sores are symptoms of a contagious viral infection that is very common among the general population. In fact, it is estimated that 90% of adults worldwide carry the virus, whether or not they have ever manifested its symptoms. Cold sores have three general stages.      For a day or so, an itching or tingling sensation is felt – typically around... read more »

Salivary Glands: Winning the War for Oral Health

Did you know that your salivary glands play an essential part in maintaining your oral health? These fantastic glands are often disregarded, but fact is they fight like winners. Our dentist and team in Palm Desert, California, are pleased to report exactly how this works. Many foods you eat have excellent nutrients that uphold the health of your teeth and... read more »