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Huntington Beach Periodontics Blog

Educate Yourself This Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April 26, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — hbperiodontics @ 5:29 pm
a person receiving an oral cancer screening

Oral cancer is a serious disease that’s estimated to affect over 54,000 adults in 2023 and about a half a million people worldwide. While there are several risk factors that can impact your odds of being diagnosed with oral cancer, anybody can get it, which is why routine screenings and knowing what signs to look out for is crucial. This April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, making it the perfect time to educate yourself about the condition and how to catch it early.  


This Tax Season, Invest Your Refund into Your Smile

April 18, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — hbperiodontics @ 6:18 pm
a tax refund check and a W-2 laying on a computer keyboard

April 15th was the last day to file your taxes, so if you hit the deadline, you’re likely receiving your tax refund in the mail soon! Instead of spending it on an object that will give you a spark of joy or excitement, consider investing in your health and smile. Not only can replacing missing teeth or making your grin look less gummy provide you with a life-changing confidence boost, but the results last for decades or even a lifetime, making it a great investment. Read on to learn about specialized treatments offered by your periodontist and how they can benefit you.


Sedation Dentistry for People Without Dental Anxiety

March 30, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — hbperiodontics @ 12:23 am
patient getting nitrous oxide treatment

If you have dental anxiety, you have probably heard of the many benefits that sedation dentistry can offer. Dentists have a wide variety of drugs that are available to help patients, and each of them can make a huge difference in how you feel during routine dental care.

However, sedation dentistry isn’t just for dental anxiety—it comes with all kinds of other benefits too! Here are some other reasons you may potentially benefit from some kind of sedation at the dentist’s office.


What Makes Dental Implants So Great?

March 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — hbperiodontics @ 12:16 am
dentist holding out a model of a dental implant

If you’re looking for good ways to replace your teeth, there are quite a few. Dentistry has no shortage of ways to fill the holes in your mouth, so you can spend quite a long time figuring out the best option for your particular situation.

However, one tooth replacement option stands apart from the others: dental implants! If you want to know why that is, here are a few reasons why dental implants are considered the gold standard of tooth replacement.


When Will You Be Able to Return to Work After Getting Dental Implants?

February 27, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — hbperiodontics @ 2:23 pm
Woman in a denim jacket smiling in an office

When you schedule an appointment to have dental implants surgically placed in your mouth, you’ll need to start planning for the recovery process. Naturally, you can expect to need to take a few days off of work – but exactly how many days will that be? The exact answer varies from patient to patient depending on a number of factors. Here’s what you should keep in mind before you commit to dental implant surgery.  


Gum Disease in Children: What Parents Need to Know

February 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — hbperiodontics @ 1:11 pm
Close-up of a child in a camo shirt smiling

Some people think that only adults have to worry about gum disease. In reality, while the condition isn’t as prevalent in children, it’s still very much a possibility. Fortunately, there are plenty of steps that parents can take to keep their little ones’ smiles safe. Here’s what you need to know if you want to help your child avoid the worst consequences of gum disease.


What Can You Expect at Your Dental Implant Consultation?

January 23, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — hbperiodontics @ 2:39 am
a woman smiling during her dental implant consultation

Did you know almost half of Americans are missing at least one tooth? According to the American College of Prosthodontists, roughly 178 million Americans are lacking at least one pearly of their whites. Missing teeth make a difference in your appearance, and your overall quality of life can also be affected. These are both important to you, so you finally scheduled your dental implant consultation! Here are four things you can expect for your upcoming appointment.


5 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthier Smile!

January 1, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — hbperiodontics @ 5:59 am
a woman smiling with healthy teeth and gums during 2023

A new year has arrived, and you may be still thinking about what you would like to improve in the coming months. In fact, it’s estimated that about 50% of Americans make resolutions. Oftentimes, these goals are related to your physical well-being. Why not include your oral health, too? If you would like a healthier, happier smile in 2023, here are five resolutions to help you achieve one!


6 Tips to for a Healthy Holiday Smile

December 22, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — hbperiodontics @ 9:53 pm

Woman in winter clothing holding a giftYou might believe Halloween is the worst time of the year for your smile, but the weeks following can take a toll on your dental health. More snacking, traveling, and deviating from your daily routines during the holidays can mean bad news the next time you visit your dentist. The holidays don’t have to come back to haunt your smile. Here are 6 tips to safeguard your pearly whites during the weeks ahead. 


5 Reasons to Invest in Dental Implants

December 19, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — hbperiodontics @ 1:50 am

Single-tooth dental implantYou have more options than before to replace missing teeth. Whether you’ve lost a single tooth, multiple teeth, or an entire arch, dental implants provide the next best thing to your natural smile. However, they are attributed to a hefty price tag. Are they really worth the added expense? Yes! You can’t put a price on the benefits you’ll gain by investing in dental implants. Here are 5 reasons they are worth every penny.


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