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Blue Coast Dental Group Blog

4 Bad Habits with Dentures

June 6, 2023

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a denture

Investing in dentures to replace several or all missing teeth across an arch is a big step towards improving your health and quality of life. That’s because living with gaps in your smile has been shown to increase your chances of developing depression, social anxiety, and can even impact your ability to maintain a nutritional diet. Once you get your new replacement teeth, it’s important to take proper care of them to ensure they last as long as possible and continue serving you. Read on to find out four common bad habits that can impact your dentures so you can take the proper steps towards quitting them.


4 Useful Tips for Talking with Dentures

May 1, 2023

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a group of people talking

Dentures are a tried-and-true solution for replacing missing teeth, and many patients have turned toward them to rebuild their smiles and restore their oral functionality. And while the prosthetics are great for helping patients eat and speak once more, it doesn’t just magically happen—it takes some practice to get there! Here’s more about how dentures can impact one’s ability to speak and some useful tips to help counter these speedbumps.


What You Need to Know About Interproximal Cavities

April 1, 2023

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a dental exam

A cavity that forms between two teeth is called an interproximal cavity, and just like any other type of cavity, it results from the enamel being worn away and bacteria causing decay. But since they form between your teeth, they can sometimes go unnoticed. Keep reading to learn more from your dentist about how interproximal cavities are detected and treated and some tips for preventing them.


A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Invisalign Cleaning Crystals

March 10, 2023

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Invisalign cleaning crystal packets on table

Over the past few years, Invisalign has become one of the most popular orthodontic treatments – and it’s easy to see why! The clear aligners allow you to discreetly and comfortably get the straight smile you’ve always wanted. If you recently started your journey, you may not know what to do if your trays are looking a bit yellow or discolored. Well, you can use your Invisalign cleaning crystals to give them a deeper clean! Read on for a brief guide on how to use them properly.


4 Ways to Maintain a Healthy Heart and Smile

February 17, 2023

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woman making a heart with her hands

Does cardiovascular disease run in your family? If you’re concerned that your heart may be at risk for serious damage, you might immediately think of ways to change your diet and incorporate more exercise into your daily routine. But have you considered your smile? If you want to learn how to keep your heart healthy with your smile, a dentist shares four things you can do to enjoy longer life and vibrant, beautiful pearly whites.


Can I Kiss Someone While Wearing Dentures?

February 2, 2023

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happy older couple with dentures

Have you recently replaced your missing teeth with dentures? Do you enjoy the way they feel, how they look, and your ability to feel more confident in your appearance? Traditional dentures have been helping patients feel good about their smiles for decades and even centuries, but one question you may not have an answer for just yet is, “Can you kiss with dentures?” To uncover the truth, a dentist is here to set the record straight.


3 New Year’s Resolutions to Boost Your Smile

January 27, 2023

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a person’s healthy smile

If you’re like one of the millions of people who establish New Year’s Resolutions each year, you probably have some of the most common aspirations listed. These might include losing weight, starting a new job, or traveling to your ideal vacation spot. No matter what you want to achieve this year, remember that self-care is a must. And part of that is maintaining your teeth and gums. To ensure your oral health doesn’t take a backseat this year, here are three New Year’s Resolutions for a healthier smile.


4 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Smile This Valentine’s Day

January 17, 2023

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a couple hugging each other

Is your smile hurting your love life? Many people wonder if their teeth make potential dates automatically swipe left. As Valentine’s Day quickly approaches, you don’t want to succumb to another evening at home, watching a rom-com and eating ice cream from the tub. Whether you still need a Valentine’s date or already have one on the calendar, your smile can stand out for all the right reasons using these four tips.


3 Reasons Why Teeth Whitening is the Perfect Gift

January 6, 2023

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before and after teeth whitening

Although the major gift-giving holiday has already passed, there are still many opportunities to show family and friends just how much you care. With birthdays, Valentine’s Day, and other special occasions and holidays ahead, why not consider a present that is unlike anything you’ve given before? Instead of a toy, tie, or another material object that is fun for a short while, this article will explain why teeth whitening is the perfect gift to give someone you love.


Full Mouth Reconstruction: How Your Dentist Can Rebuild Your Smile

December 4, 2022

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patient smiling after their full mouth reconstruction in Torrance

Your smile is often the first thing that people notice about you—so if you desire a brighter and healthier smile, a full mouth reconstruction is one of your best options! This involves your dentist in Torrance utilizing a variety of procedures to help you achieve the smile of your dreams! Here’s a little more about the process and some of the things that go into it.

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