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According to The American Academy of Periodontology, those suffering from rheumatoid arthritis can also have a tendency to be more vulnerable to having periodontal disease. Rheumatoid arthritis is a weakening of immune system that causes inflammation affecting the strength of the muscles, joints, and bones. Periodontal disease is the inflammation of the gums that makes […]

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Dear patients, colleagues, friends and family, Let’s talk about your teeth expectations. What did you say, teeth expectations? Yes, that is precisely it. What are your expectations in regards to your teeth? Here are some questions for you to consider: Do you believe within that you can keep your natural teeth for your lifetime? Or, […]

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Excellent customer service does not always have to look the same from individual to individual. I believe that each person has something unique to give that no other person can give. That special unique touch is you, if you choose to share yourself with others. Sharing the little touches and nuances that make you, you, […]

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Wow…where to begin talking about a trip to the Holy Land-specifically Jerusalem? The pilgrimage began with humble prayer asking God to open our hearts- my mom’s, my sister’s, and mine  so we could perceive Jesus in the nuances and the aromas of walking, eating, and praying in the same places He walked, ate, and prayed […]

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In life it is all about relationships, developing and nurturing them. It is about using and developing our God given gifts to make our life count by contributing to peoples’ well-being. I opened my periodontal practice in Santa Maria, CA, and I saw my first patient on November 7, 2006. Today I begin my 7th […]

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For this blog posting I would like to share a personal story about my dental implant. I am doing this to help people understand exactly how it can help and how great I honestly think dental implants are. Even before I started working in a dental office I would show it off to all my […]

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Oral piercings and piercings in general have become very popular in recent years.  As a dental professional who works in a periodontal office I must strongly advise against all oral piercings as they can cause serious damage to your teeth and gums. Some of the documented complications with tongue piercings can actually lead to life […]

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If you are reading this it is highly likely that you or someone you know has missing tooth or even missing teeth. Replacing a missing tooth is not cheap, and it shouldn’t be. It is a long term (lifetime) investment in your overall oral health. Replacing missing teeth is much more than just cosmetic. When […]

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Need a Dental Implant?

Published on February 24, 2012 by in blog

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Dental implants have become very popular in recent years. If you’ve already done some research on dental implants you might have found out that there are various manufacturers and different types of dental implants available today. You might wonder why there are so many options out there. Everyone’s mouth and clinical case is unique, one […]

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History of Dental Implants

Published on February 18, 2012 by in blog

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Dental implants have been around for a lot longer than you might think. Over a thousand years ago the Maya used shell fragments which they shaped like teeth and then implanted into the jawbone to replace missing teeth. If we go back sixty years to the 1950s we can see the beginnings of dental implant […]

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