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Oral Health & Diabetes

We all know that diabetes is a serious condition and can cause all sorts of other health problems. Not only can the disease affect our internal organs, high blood sugars can also affect our teeth and oral health. Therefore, if you or someone you know suffers from diabetes, there are a few things that you need to be aware of.

Below, we’re going to look at just a few of the ways that diabetes can have an impact on your teeth and gums, as well as a few ways to prevent any problems from worsening.

Dry Mouth

One of the most common symptoms of diabetes is a persistent dry mouth and constantly feeling ...

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Four Things To Know About Invisalign Before You Start

Invisalign in Carlsbad has become a very popular and well-known treatment for achieving straighter teeth without the need of wearing braces. For many people, this has made the dream of a more attractive smile a reality, allowing them to achieve straighter and healthier teeth relatively quickly and discreetly since the aligners are essentially undetectable while being worn. The list of benefits to Invisalign goes on and on: less potential damage to the teeth, it’s easier to keep the teeth clean while using Invisalign, and of course, the aligners are easily and conveniently removable.

Before you jump into Invisalign treatment, there are some important things that your Carlsbad dentist wants patients to ...

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What to Expect (about Your Teeth) When You're Expecting

Did you know that by the fifth or sixth week after conception, a child’s teeth have already begun taking shape inside their tiny jawbones? And, by the time baby is ready to be delivered, all 20 baby teeth should be nearly completely shaped and ready to start erupting.

As a mother, one of the best things you can do is to understand the importance of taking care of your own dental health. This involves eating a well-balanced diet and avoiding sugary or acidic foods. By eating a healthy diet, you’ll be providing your baby with the necessary nutrients needed to develop strong teeth and healthy bones.

Still, many expecting mothers will have ...

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3 Things Keeping You from Your Dentist

Going to the dentist is, without question, one of the least desirable things to do for most people. Nearly one-third of Americans do not receive any dental care at all. The reasons may be different, but the consequence is the same: not getting regular dental care can result in serious health issues that extend beyond the mouth. Most of these issues can be detected very early and treated simply and without pain with the help of your Carlsbad dentist. Let’s talk about some of the common reasons people avoid dental care and how to overcome these obstacles. 

Dental Fear
Dental phobia is the most obvious culprit, as many people are simply afraid ...

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3 Reasons You Might Need Your Teeth Whitened

Tooth whitening is one of the most commonly requested dental procedures. It is no secret that almost everyone would like their teeth to be bright white, as this is generally considered a sign of health and beauty. This is not to imply, of course, that teeth that are not bright, glowing white are not healthy. Healthy teeth can have many distinct colors and shades. Still, today, popular opinion seems to be “the whiter the better.” If tooth whitening is something that has never crossed your mind, these 3 reasons may be worth considering with the help of your dentist in Carlsbad, Dr. Nguyen.

 

Your Teeth Aren’t as White As They Used ...

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What to Know about Charcoal Toothpaste

Lately, using charcoal toothpaste has been a trending theme in the world of DIY beauty tips. Chances are that you’ve seen posts on social media sites on using activated charcoal for facial masks, as a supplement or even as a replacement for your regular toothpaste.

The recent popularity of charcoal comes from the fact that is an excellent detoxification agent and works great for whitening your teeth. However, there are proponents on both sides of the fence on the topic. Therefore, your Carlsbad dentist came up with this quick guide that explains the risks associated with using charcoal toothpaste.

 

The So-Called "Pros" of Charcoal Toothpaste

Using charcoal toothpaste has become a trend due ...

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Things You Save by Visiting Your Dentist

Your mouth is a vital part of who you are. It helps you to breathe, eat and speak each day, so it's important to invest the right amount of time, energy and sufficient funds to make it long-lasting. Visiting your dentist in Carlsbad might actually help you save a few things! Here’s why we think it's important to keep up with your routine visits.

Save Money

It is tempting to hold off on dental treatments when you don’t have the money, but that could cause more harm than good. For example, take a simple cavity. It could cost a couple of hundred dollars to have this cavity repaired. In addition, you’ll save ...

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