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5 Signs Your Dentist Will Recommend a Tooth Extraction

5 Signs Your Dentist Will Recommend a Tooth Extraction Tooth extractions are one of the most common dental procedures. The procedure is carried out by two different methods: a simple extraction or a surgical extraction. Usually, the healing time after an extraction is up to 7 days with little or no complications. Although a simple…
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Who Can Tooth Loss Impact?

You may have some very clear ideas about tooth loss and the types or groups of people it impacts. You may guess that only people in their golden years deal with the loss of teeth and the need for replacements. You may assume that the main time this type of serious oral health concern occurs…
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Travel Tips For Your Teeth

A weekend getaway or longer trip doesn’t give you a vacation from your oral hygiene routine. On the contrary, it’s tremendously important to keep up your good habits while you’re on the road. While many aspects of oral hygiene are the same when you’re traveling as they are at home, there are a few considerations…
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Do you need a smile makeover?

A smile makeover can absolutely change your life, but how do you know when you need one. Sometimes dental work can get expensive, but the benefits of having a beautiful smile can change your life drastically in ways you wouldn’t normally expect it. Having a beautiful smile can help increase your job prospects, and help…

Porcelain Veneers or Invisalign®?

Are you debating whether you should get porcelain veneers or Invisalign®? Both of these treatments can significantly help straighten a person’s teeth, improve their smile, and provide life-changing results. By choosing the most appropriate cosmetic dental procedure for your needs, you can achieve the straight, beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. Porcelain Veneers Porcelain veneers are…
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Exciting New Dental Technologies

Technology is a big part of our day-to-day lives. It seems like new advances are made all the time, and they benefit every facet of our society. Dental technology is no different. Advances made in many different areas allow for shorter, more comfortable, and more accurate dental treatments. Hopefully, such improvements will help patients be…
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Everything You Need to Know About Teeth Whitening

Our smile can say a lot about the appearance of our teeth and how we take care of them. Poor dental hygiene, enamel erosion, certain foods and drinks, and even smoking can dull and discolor your teeth. If not careful, your teeth can be permanently damaged and stained when you do not give them the…
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Why Dental Issues Don’t Require Stress! 

Of course, it’s the first thing that happens when you realize something has changed with your oral health. You may not do it intentionally but you might immediately find that your muscles tense up and you feel yourself stressing. Our Cerritos, CA dental surgery team understands that when there’s new territory involved (or you’re faced…

Should I Get Clear Braces or Invisalign?

Irvine, CA – Orthodontic treatment has evolved over the years, and with new alternatives for discreet treatments such as Invisalign or clear braces, one of the most frequent questions we receive is “should I get clear braces or Invisalign?”  Dr. Updike will discuss each option and explain their advantages. Invisalign vs Braces Each patient’s case…
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Winter Holiday Time: Make Use Of It For Your Smile! 

The winter holidays are a time for fun, a time for gift giving, for gathering, for parties, and more! With that said, if our Cerritos, CA team were to ask you to come up with a list of the top 50 things the holidays mean to you, we have a sneaking suspicion your list might…