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Why You Need a Root Canal

August 16th, 2014 (No Comments)

If You Need a Root Canal… Has your dentist or endodontist told you that you need root canal treatment? If so, you’re not alone. Millions of teeth are treated and saved each year with root canal, or endodontic, treatment. Learn how root canal treatment can relieve your tooth pain and save your smile, and find […]

Whittier Dentures Frequently Asked Questions

August 4th, 2014 (No Comments)

Below are a list of Frequently Asked Questions about Dentures and Denture Care. If you have any question which is not covered on this page we invite you to contact us directly and we will be happy to help! Our phone number in Whittier is (562) 309-4433, and our email is info@stmarydental.com. Will Dentures affect […]

How to Brush Your Teeth

July 29th, 2014 (No Comments)

What Is the Right Way to Brush from a Dentist in Whittier? Proper brushing takes at least two minutes — that’s right, 120 seconds! Most adults do not come close to brushing that long. To get a feel for the time involved, try using a stopwatch. To properly brush your teeth, use short, gentle strokes, […]

When Deep Cleanings are Needed

July 26th, 2014 (No Comments)

Dentists agree that dental deep cleanings are the best way to treat patients with chronic gum disease. But some patients and dentists say doctors are recommending the costly dental cleanings when they aren’t necessary. The treatment, also called scaling and root planing, removes plaque and bacteria below the gums to prevent bone loss that can […]

Inlays, Onlays, and Crowns

July 25th, 2014 (No Comments)

Inlays, Onlays & Crowns When more than half of the tooth is missing or the decay is large enough to undermine tooth integrity, a filling is no longer the best treatment choice. In these situations, we through proper training and experience, determine if the tooth needs an inlay, an only, or full crown. What are […]

Whittier Restorative Dentist

July 8th, 2014 (No Comments)

Having a broken tooth, a chipped tooth, missing tooth or dental cavity isn’t ideal for anyone. While there are certain things you can do to avoid tooth decay and tooth loss – like brushing, flossing and seeing your dentist regularly – you can’t always dodge the kind of accidents that might cause physical damage to […]

Dental Implants in Whittier CA

July 7th, 2014 (No Comments)

Despite improvements in dental care, millions of Americans suffer tooth loss – mostly due to tooth decay, gingivitis (gum disease), or injury. For many years, the only treatment options available for people with missing teeth were bridges and dentures. But, today, dental implants are available. What Are Whittier Dental Implants? Dental implants are replacement tooth […]

10 Steps to Floss Correctly

July 7th, 2014 (No Comments)

How to Floss in Whittier, CA Learning how to floss your teeth correctly in Whittier, California, is critical to good oral hygiene. Flossing prevents periodontal disease by removing plaque, helping to preserve the life of your teeth and gums. If plaque is not removed, the bacteria attacks the enamel in your teeth, causing halitosis (bad […]

Your Whitening Options

July 7th, 2014 (No Comments)

Everybody loves a bright white smile, and there are a variety of products and procedures available to help you improve the look of yours. Many people are satisfied with the sparkle they get from daily oral hygiene and regular cleanings at your dentist’s office, but if you decide you would like to go beyond this […]

All About Full & Partial Dentures

July 7th, 2014 (No Comments)

Full Dentures, Partial Dentures – Caring For Your Dentures Dentures are replacements for missing teeth that can be taken out and put back into your mouth. While dentures take some getting used to, and will never feel exactly the same as one’s natural teeth, today’s dentures are natural looking and more comfortable than ever. There […]