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When to Consider Dentures Jan 6th, 2021

More than 30 million Americans have dentures, but they aren’t necessarily an unavoidable part of growing older. Good oral hygiene and regular dental visits can help. In some cases, though, circumstances outside your control can impact whether you need prosthetic teeth.  The experts at Santa Monica Bay Dental in Santa...

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore a Cracked Tooth Dec 1st, 2020

Tooth decay and gum disease lead to loss of teeth. You may be surprised that next on that list is cracked teeth. Cracks are the third-leading cause of tooth loss.  The expert team at Santa Monica Bay Dental in Santa Monica, California, wants you to enjoy healthy teeth and a...

Hybrid Dentures - What’s the Deal? Nov 12th, 2020

In 2019, slightly more than 41 million Americans used dentures. Many circumstances can lead to the loss of your teeth, and more than ever, you have options as to how to replace them.  At Santa Monica Bay Dental in Santa Monica, California, our team of experts can help you decide...

Tips for Adjusting to Life With Dentures Oct 13th, 2020

In 2019, more than 41 million Americans used dentures. If you’re new to having dentures, you’re probably wondering about a few things — like comfort. Will dentures always feel uncomfortable?  The highly skilled dentists at Santa Monica Bay Dental in Santa Monica, California, have helped hundreds of people get their...

Why Wait? Explore Our Same-day Dentistry Services Sep 15th, 2020

Lots of dental services can be done in a relatively short appointment. For example, your regular checkup probably doesn’t take up your whole day, and cleanings are usually pretty quick. Other services must be performed over a series of appointments and can take several weeks to complete.  Getting a crown...

5 Signs Your Gums May Be in Trouble Aug 18th, 2020

The Journal of the American Dental Association reports that there’s a high prevalence of gum disease among American adults, with nearly half having some degree of periodontitis. Gum disease is caused by bacteria and can lead to a cascade of oral health problems, beginning with bleeding or sore gums and...

Dental Bonding: The Quick, Easy Way to a Great Smile Jul 29th, 2020

If you’re unhappy with your smile, is the idea of spending hours in the dental chair stopping you from improving it? Dental bonding can be a fast and easy way to get the smile you want!  At Santa Monica Bay Dental in Santa Monica, California, our dentists understand the impacts...

What Lifestyle Changes Help Treat TMJ? Jun 26th, 2020

At Santa Monica Bay Dental, our providers see patients with a telltale set of symptoms: jaw pain, a clicking or popping sound in the jaw, a swollen jaw, ringing in the ears. These symptoms are often an indication of a temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ).  Your temporomandibular joint and muscle are...

What Are Composite Dental Fillings, and Why Do You Need Them? May 26th, 2020

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 30% of adults between the ages of 20 and 44 have untreated tooth decay. If you have cavities, you’re certainly not alone!  At Santa Monica Bay Dental, in Santa Monica, California, our experts are highly skilled at saving teeth...

Here’s Why Drugstore Whitening Products Don’t Work as Well as In-Office Treatments Apr 20th, 2020

Yellowing or graying teeth yellowing are a normal part of aging, but one that surprises many people. We just don’t expect our smiles to lose their sparkle! But, you can restore your smile so that it reflects how you feel better.  The experts at Santa Monica Bay Dental in Santa...

The Many Benefits of All-on-4 Dental Implants Mar 10th, 2020

More than 175 million Americans are missing at least one tooth, and around 40 million are missing all of their teeth. So, if you need replacement teeth, you’re certainly not alone.  At Santa Monica Bay Dental in Santa Monica, California, our providers understand the social and aesthetic problems that come...

Am I a Candidate for Full Mouth Reconstruction? Feb 1st, 2020

The dental professionals at Santa Monica Bay Dental, in Santa Monica, California, are dedicated to making sure that each patient gets the individualized care they deserve. If you choose full mouth reconstruction, our team works with you and with each other to create a plan that will result in the...

Brighten Your Smile With Our Zoom!® Teeth Whitening Treatment Jan 5th, 2020

At some point in your life, you’ve probably heard someone say that there is no beauty without pain. In a modern context this often applies to cosmetic treatments like Botox or a facelift; patients endure the pain of the treatment for the beautiful results. Or maybe you’ve heard you have...

Non-Cosmetic Reasons to Consider Veneers Dec 26th, 2019

Veneers are a versatile dental application that not only can transform your smile, but also can benefit your overall oral health. When you think of veneers, the sparkling, beautiful smiles they create likely come to mind, but there are non-cosmetic reasons that make veneers a good choice, too. In some...