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A Thank You Card...

12 Mar 2018 19:58

We received a thank you card/letter from a gratefulpatient after we finished all her treatments. She handed me this card with her big smile,and said "This is for all of you guys." As simple as it is, this are the little thingsthat make so much difference in doing what wedo in the dental office. When our patients aregrateful & happy with the service that theyreceived, we are more grateful to them for theirtrust. Thank you Taylor P. and to all our patients!by vbav [...]

5 Reasons Your Smile Is Stronger Than You Think

6 Mar 2018 23:40

The right smile can leave you laughing, fill you withjoy or make you melt with emotion. But, ultimately,the best smile is one that is healthy and strong.Here are some of the “tooth truths” about howtough your teeth really are – and how to keep themthat way.    1. Tooth enamel is the hardest substancein the body.The shiny, white enamel that covers your teethis even stronger than bone. This resilient surfaceis 96 percent mineral, the highest percentage ofany tiss [...]

6 Ways to Make Your Mouth Extra Kissable for Valentine’s Day

12 Feb 2018 22:22

From the “Kiss Me” messages on tiny candy hearts to romantic songs on the radio, a kiss is probably on your list this Valentine’s Day. Before cozying up to your loved one this year, make sure your mouth is in good health because, as it turns out, a kiss is more than just a kiss. Kissing stimulates saliva, which can help fight cavities. However, if the person you’re kissing has poor dental and overall health, you run the risk of getting unwanted germs, illnesse [...]

Is Sparkling Water Bad for Your Teeth?

26 Jan 2018 22:19

Is the satisfying fizz of your favorite sparklingwater putting you at risk for tooth decay?Because any drink with carbonation—includingsparkling water—has a higher acid level, somereports have questioned whether sippingsparkling water will weaken your tooth enamel(the hard outer shell of your teeth wherecavities first form).So, Is Sparkling Water Affecting My Teeth?According to available research, sparkling water isgenerally fine for your teeth—and here's why.In a study [...]

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 [...]

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