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2018 New Year's Resolution: Out with the Old, IN with the NEW

9 Jan 2018 18:11

Keeping Your Toothbrush for Too LongThe ADA recommends changing your toothbrushevery 3-4 months, so make a resolution to changeyour toothbrush with every season this year.Frayed and broken bristles won’t keep your teethclean—these are signs it’s time to let go. Whenyou’re shopping, look for one with the ADA Sealof Acceptance.Not Brushing Long EnoughSpeed demons, listen up! Your teeth should bebrushed for a full two minutes, twice per day.Most of us fall short [...]

Christmas 2017 Gifts

21 Dec 2017 18:27

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Keep Your Smile Bright This Holiday Season

14 Dec 2017 22:39

Smile-Friendly Stocking StuffersYour stocking forecast this year will almost certainlyinclude a dusting of sugar. (The National ConfectionersAssociation says 77% of people include candy inholiday gifts.) Giving candy? Consider chocolate. Itwashes off your teeth more easily than stickier sweetslike candy canes. And when you’re stuffingthose stockings full of chocolate Santas, don’t forgetto include an ADA-Accepted toothbrush or toothpaste!Carol While You Clean Yo [...]

Santa's Veneers at Velasquez Dental

8 Dec 2017 18:07

Patient just had upper front teeth veneersand he said he got his first gift from Santa​this year,his new smile.He also said you guys are awesome, anothersmile saved  at Velasquezdental.com.Your Long Beach Dentist, Dr.Jeff Velasquez [...]

Thanksgiving Foods : Is It Good for Your Teeth?

13 Nov 2017 19:18

Turkey​The Good: This main course is packed with protein. The Bad: "Turkey can be difficult to eat because it sometimes           gets stuck between your teeth," says ADA spokesperson Dr. Kim Harms. "That’s where flossing can help."  The MouthHealthy: It's the star of the Thanksgiving table.                               Gobble it up!Cranb [...]

Dental Health Guide for your Loved Ones

7 Nov 2017 20:04

If you’re one of the 44 million family caregivers in the United States, you’ve got a lot on your mind. However, keeping your loved one’s mouth healthy is important for their dental health, overall health and so much more.“It’s also about comfort, safety and self-esteem,” says ADA dentist Dr. Judith Jones. “Keeping your mouth and teeth clean can prevent sensitivity or pain in your teeth. In terms of safety, there might be broken teeth, broken parti [...]

Association between Medications, Tooth Decay & Gum Disease

2 Nov 2017 17:15

You may wonder why you’re suddenly getting cavities when you haven’t had them in years. As we get older,we enter a second round of cavity prone years. Onecommon cause of cavities in older adults is dry mouth.Dry mouth is not a normal part of aging. However, itis a side-effect in more than 500 medications,including those for allergies or asthma, high bloodpressure, high cholesterol, pain, anxiety or depression,Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. Thi [...]

Trick or Treat Candies: Dental Health Survival Guide

20 Oct 2017 07:00

​With Halloween comes ghosts, goblins and goodies--and the sugar in those treats can play some unwantedtricks on your teeth if you’re not careful. Here’s why: The bacteria in your mouth are probablymore excited to eat Halloween candy than you are.When the bacteria eat the sugar and leftover food in your mouth, a weak acid is produced. That acid is what can contribute to cavities. But don’t hang up your costume just yet.“Halloween is a [...]

New Full Upper & Lower Denture

12 Oct 2017 22:40

Patient was pleased with her new Smile & asked "How do you like my smile now?She wanted to have her denture make her look younger and when she saw it, she was satisfied.by VbaV [...]

Emergency Patient before his Wedding

29 Sep 2017 19:36

Did you know that.... when your front tooth is Broken before your wedding. It can stop you from smiling & creating good memories on your big day? But Dr. Velasquez can help.​This was an emergency case. He came in when he brokeone of his front tooth few weeks before his wedding. It was a series of treatments, and definitely the processtook time. But thanks to him & his vision that had aligned toours, with the goal in mind which is to fix the brokentooth,we [...]

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