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January 8th, 2016 | Blog | No comments

Why you shouldn´t be nervous about dental surgery

If you need to replace any missing teeth, dental implants are the best option. The implants are durable, looks completely natural and perfectly fit your teeth. But in order to enjoy the many benefits of dental implants, you’ll need to have dental surgery, because is only through surgery that the small...

December 17th, 2015 | Blog | 1 Comment

Xylitol: the good kind of sugar for your teeth

As we all know, one of the most common advices we hear for oral hygiene and decay prevention is to avoid sugar and corn syrup, since they are directly correlated to bacterial growth and in turn cavities. Of course, using artificial sweeteners is an option, but a lot of people...

December 15th, 2015 | Blog | No comments

A word of advice on Mini-implants

Mini-implants can be extremely problematic, let me give two examples from patients who recently came to Los Algodones. The first one had 10 mini-implants placed on the upper arch and a full reconstruction done to the mouth, unfortunately the procedure came loose in less than a year, logically; the patient was...

December 11th, 2015 | Blog | 1 Comment

Can bad oral hygiene be related to heart attacks?

Heart attacks are one of the biggest causes of death in the United States, with a yearly average of 610.000 people (roughly 1 in every 4 deaths), it comes as no surprise that health research has focused heavily on finding the causes behind heart disease. What may come as a...

December 8th, 2015 | Blog | 2 Comments

Dental implants: why the growing interest?

No one can argue that dental implants have been increasing in popularity for the last few years, ever since the discovery in the 1950s that bone and titanium merge in a process known as bone fusing, medical procedures have been developed to take advantage of this biological perk, one of...

December 3rd, 2015 | Blog | No comments

Dental implant related diseases and how to prevent them

A dental implant is one of the safest medical procedures out there, at least for the most part. Sometimes, there is a very small probability of post-surgery complications, let´s talk a little about that today, and what you can do treat it or better yet, prevent it. In broad terms, implant related...

December 1st, 2015 | Blog | No comments

Are dental implants really as painful as people think?

It’s a common belief that getting dental implants involves a great deal of pain; people often think of discomfort, swollen cheeks and sleepless nights when they imagine what dental aftercare is like. While some procedures may prove uncomfortable, and outright painful, no two procedures are alike, for example, patients often report...

November 26th, 2015 | Blog | 2 Comments

The side-effects of dentures

One of the first things people will tell you when you lose a set of teeth is to get a denture as fast as possible, since not getting one could lead to bone loss and other health related issues, well, the truth is a little more complex than that. Dentures and...

November 24th, 2015 | Blog | 3 Comments

Turning your life around with All-on-4 dental Implants

Permanent tooth loss is not just about aesthetics; the area between teeth can easily become a deposit for food residue which could in turn lead to infections, and other health issues. Fortunately, if you have suffered from tooth loss, there are dozens of methods out there that can help you, but...

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