Gift Yourself and Your Loved Ones With a Healthier Smile

Your daily brushing and flossing routine is crucial to thwarting dreaded cavities and gum disease from invading your smile, but by itself, it’s still not enough to maintain top-notch oral health. There is a reason we recommend regular dental cleanings and exams! Seeing our dental team for routine dental checkups... Read more »

The Difference Between Full and Partial Dentures

Do you know the important differences between full and partial dentures? Our team is happy to review both versions for optimal tooth replacement to help you better understand how they can restore your smile. Below we will review the main types of dentures, which are full and partial dentures, and... Read more »

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Dental Hygiene Month

October is here and fall has officially begun, bringing with it Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as National Dental Hygiene Month. This is a time to raise awareness for both and help to prevent problems by monitoring your health and being mindful of your lifestyle choices. Whether you are... Read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to... Read more »

Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body.... Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which... Read more »

Battling Bruxism

Stress is just a fact of life. Everyone experiences it from time to time. Stress can come from paying bills, getting stuck in traffic, an illness and even from your own family. As a wise person will tell you, what matters is how you deal with stress. If you find... Read more »

Shedding Some Light on Root Canal Treatment

Root canal therapy is often misunderstood. Because of this, many people are nervous about having this treatment performed on a tooth. To clear the air, Dr. Brett Lent and our team would like to correct some common misconceptions about root canal treatment. Myth 1: Root Canal Therapy Is Unpleasant. The... Read more »

Restore Your Smile With Dental Bridges

Due to problems associated with lost or missing teeth, it is important to have them replaced as soon as possible. If a missing tooth goes untreated, it can lead to issues with your oral hygiene, your bite distribution, and issues with gum destabilization and teeth drifting out of position. To... Read more »

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Here at Santa Monica Bay Dental, we endeavor to use our new blog as a regular means for publishing valuable content for our community through monthly blog posts. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we’re able to further explore some of the most important topics pertaining to our industry... Read more »