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Blue Coast Dental Group Blog

Stay on Track: The Do’s and Don’ts of Wearing Invisalign

May 1, 2024

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a woman inserting her Invisalign aligners

The idea of enjoying a straighter smile is what keeps most people on track while wearing Invisalign. Looking ahead to a time when aligners are no longer necessary can be motivation to follow the dentist’s orders. But what can you do to reduce the risk of delaying treatment? Are there certain things you should follow as well as avoid? Keep reading to learn the do’s and don’ts of wearing Invisalign clear aligners.


How Can Gum Disease Affect the Shape of Your Face?

April 3, 2024

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Portrait of elderly man with no teeth

You may expect to see small changes in your face as the years and decades pass, but certain factors can accelerate changes in your appearance. In fact, advanced gum disease even has the potential to significantly impact the way you look! How can gum disease affect the shape of your face, and what can you do to protect yourself from it? This blog post explains some important information.


Before Your Smile Makeover: An Essential Consultation Checklist

March 8, 2024

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Dentist talking to patient about their smile makeover

Are you considering a smile makeover to enhance your teeth and boost your confidence? A series of cosmetic treatments can be a life-changing experience. However, it’s important to be well-prepared before diving into the process. To ensure you make the most of your smile makeover consultation, here are some essential questions to discuss with your dentist.


Why You Need a Healthy Smile Before Beginning Cosmetic Dentistry

February 6, 2024

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Female dental patient smiling and looking at mirror

If you’re feeling self-conscious about the imperfections in your smile, you have probably already considered asking your dentist about cosmetic dentistry. But before you schedule a consultation, take note: your teeth and gums need to be in good health prior to any cosmetic procedures. Below is a brief look at why cavities and gum disease need to be taken care of before you can focus on improving the aesthetics of your grin.


New Year, Fresh Smile: 4 Reasons You Should Schedule a Dental Checkup Early

January 4, 2024

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A man in a dentist's chair smiling after his dental checkup

As a new year dawns, it’s the perfect time to set positive intentions for your dental health, including your teeth. If you have dental insurance, there’s a strategic advantage to scheduling your dental checkup early in the year. Most insurance plans reset their maximum benefits at the first of the year, so now is the time to strike while the iron is hot.

Keep reading to discover the many reasons to prioritize your oral health as soon as possible.


Dental Dilemma: Can You Reinsert a Knocked-Out Tooth at Home?

December 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — bluecoast @ 5:38 pm
A woman smiling with her knocked-out-tooth

A knocked-out tooth is a dental emergency that demands immediate attention. Teeth have a shelf-life of around thirty minutes before the likelihood of reinsertion drops significantly. If you’re scrambling, you may wonder if it’s possible to reinsert the tooth back into its socket by yourself.

To learn the answer and see why it’s important to seek professional help as soon as possible when you have a tooth knocked out, continue reading.


4 Must-Know Tips to Keep Your Dentures in Tip-top Shape

November 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — bluecoast @ 4:42 pm
a patient smiling and holding their dentures

Dentures are among the most tried-and-true of all dental treatments, having assisted countless patients with rebuilding their smiles and restoring their quality of life. That said, as dependable as they are, they require a particular amount of care to remain functional, clean, and most importantly, comfortable to wear! Here are a few must-know tips that your dentist wants you to keep in mind concerning denture care, so that you’re able to get impressive mileage out of your new smile!


The Kinds of Tooth Pain and Their Meanings

October 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — bluecoast @ 7:26 am
A woman facing tooth pain

People don’t often focus on a toothache’s qualities. Instead, most are just concerned that their teeth hurt and look for the quickest fix. Still, the truth is that there are different kinds of tooth pain. Knowing the type you’re facing will thus help with future treatment. Luckily, your Torrance dentist has the scoop on this particular topic. Here are some of the most common types of tooth pain and what they might mean for you.


What Is Dry Socket? How Can You Prevent It?

September 6, 2023

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Woman with mouth pain, possibly suffering from dry socket

Under normal circumstances, most people recover from a tooth extraction within a week or two. Unfortunately, a rare and painful complication known as dry socket can significantly slow down the healing process for some patients. What exactly is dry socket? How can you prevent it? Read on below to discover information that will help you to enjoy a smooth recovery after a tooth extraction.


Your Brief Guide to Preventing Summertime Dental Emergencies

August 1, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — bluecoast @ 6:08 pm
a group of people playing on a beach

Life can come at you pretty fast, and sometimes, unexpected incidents such as dental emergencies can occur out of the blue and when it’s least convenient—they might even pop up during your summer vacation! But you don’t have to live in fear or postpone your summer fun due to concerns about dental-related injuries; with a little knowledge and preparation, these scenarios can easily be avoided. Here are some useful tips from your trusted emergency dentist for preventing dental emergencies this summer so you can focus on having a fantastic time!

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