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January 21st, 2016 | Blog | 3 Comments

Root canal: How to deal with dental infections

Root canal treatment is the process of disinfecting the root area of the teeth to prevent the nerves from dying and teeth from falling. There are many misguided beliefs of what a root canal is and what are the side effects, to understand the procedure better, let`s go back to...

January 15th, 2016 | Blog | 1 Comment

Amalgam removal: taking the right precautions

Amalgam removal can be tricky, in Los Algodones we care a great deal for your health and safety, that’s why me offer a safe replacement for amalgams (mercury-based fillings) using the latest safety protocols and technology available. Due to the highly toxic nature of mercury, the less time it takes...

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...

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