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Blue Coast Dental Group Blog

Wondering How Long Cosmetic Dentistry Lasts?

May 1, 2022

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Woman pointing at smile.

If you desire a brighter and whiter smile, you aren’t alone—many patients these days seek out cosmetic treatment for the incredible results that are advertised. But you might be wondering how long those results last for; is it a temporary solution, or is that beautiful smile here to stay? Keep reading to learn more about the average lifespans of some of the most popular cosmetic treatments and how you can help to maintain your smile’s new look.


6 Tips for Choosing a Cosmetic Dentist

April 20, 2022

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woman smiling during dental checkup

Are you tired of smiling with your mouth closed? If you have dental imperfections, you may feel self-conscious and hide your teeth any chance you get. Fortunately, you no longer have to live with a smile you don’t love. Thanks to cosmetic dentistry, you can make your dream look a reality! However, it can be difficult to find the right kind of dentist for your particular situation. Read along for some tips on choosing the perfect cosmetic dentist to help you get your desired results.


Have Bad Teeth? Don’t Let It Stop You from Seeing Your Dentist!

April 6, 2022

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patient afraid during dental checkup

While flipping through your monthly planner, you realize you have an upcoming dental checkup. Does the thought of a dentist looking at your mouth fill you with dread? Don’t worry – you’re not alone. If you haven’t been taking proper care of your teeth and gums, you may be ashamed or embarrassed by the current state of your oral health. However, you shouldn’t let that fear of potential judgment stop you from getting regular preventive dental care. Read on to learn why you shouldn’t be nervous about seeing the dentist if you have “bad teeth”.


Is Dry Scooping Bad for Your Teeth?

March 14, 2022

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dry scooping protein powder

A dangerous new trend has emerged among TikTok users called “dry scooping.” Gym-goers are taking pre-workout powders without water on the unfounded notion that dry scooping helps your body absorb compounds faster for a better workout. Is dry scooping bad for your teeth? Keep reading to learn why it is dangerous in general, how it can affect your teeth, plus ways to protect your tooth enamel.


Why A White Smile Isn’t Always a Healthier Smile

March 3, 2022

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young woman smiling

Who doesn’t want a perfect white smile? Many people believe that having one will not only make them more attractive, but significantly boost their self-esteem. Well, studies have proven that having white teeth can improve your quality of life by making you feel happier and more confident. Although a bright set of pearly whites certainly looks great, it’s not necessarily healthier than a discolored set. With that in mind, here’s what you should know about the color of your smile.


Have a Special Event? Here’s When to Start Whitening Your Teeth

February 11, 2022

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Woman with white teeth smiling at wedding

Now that 2022 is here, do you have a special event on the horizon? Whether it’s an important job interview, a class reunion, or your wedding, the last thing you want is for stubborn dental stains to steal the spotlight. Don’t worry – if your teeth have taken on a yellow tinge, teeth whitening can make your smile bright and white once more. But when should you start? Keep reading to find out!


Impress Your Valentine’s Day Date with a White Smile

January 27, 2022

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couple making heart with their hands

Smile! That’s the facial feature people think is most memorable when meeting someone for the first time. Unfortunately, that means teeth are the number one dating dealbreaker as well. If you’re dating or trying to find someone to date, don’t take your pearly whites for granted. They can go a long way in attracting people and help you leave a positive first impression. With that in mind, here’s what you should know about the importance of teeth whitening for dating and your social life.


What to Expect at Your Dental Appointment During the Pandemic

January 12, 2022

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dental checkup during COVID-19

As we’ve witnessed over the past two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed several aspects of our lives. From grocery shopping to connecting with loved ones to visiting the dentist, everything works differently than how it used to. Of course, dental practices are only taking all these additional steps to protect their patients and staff. The good news? It’s working. Studies show that COVID-19 infection rates among dentists are lower than rates for other healthcare workers. With that in mind, here’s what you can expect at your upcoming dental appointment amidst the pandemic.


Wondering If Your Dental Plan Will Cover Sedation Dentistry? Read This!

December 20, 2021

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Dentist and patient reviewing dental insurance information

Do you typically avoid going to the dentist? Whether it’s because of the unfamiliar tools, the loud noises, a previous bad experience, or simply the fear of the procedure being painful, you’re not alone. In fact, it’s estimated that over 50% of Americans struggle with mild to severe dental-related anxiety. Luckily, that’s where sedation dentistry comes in. With calming solutions, like nitrous oxide, patients can get the essential dental work they need without the stress. But is sedation dentistry covered by insurance? Keep reading for the answer!


The 5 Most Common Sedation Dentistry Questions, Answered!

November 7, 2021

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Man wondering about sedation dentistry in Torrance on gray background

People don’t love going to the dentist for a variety of reasons. Some patients struggle with dental anxiety or have had bad experiences in the past. Other patients often find dental work or sitting in the examination chair physically uncomfortable. Thankfully, there’s a trusted and proven way to relax while getting the care your smile needs thanks to sedation dentistry in Torrance! Read on as we tackle some of the most common questions about dental sedation and discover if it could be helpful for you!

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