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Learn about the Consequences of Living with a Tongue-Tie

Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village, CA Can you identify your lingual frenum? This is a small piece of tissue that connects the underside of the tongue to the floor of the mouth. We all are born with this frenum, but sometimes, a person has a frenum that is too short and limits the tongue’s range of motion. This …

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How to Prevent Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village, CA Did you know that tooth decay is one of the most widespread chronic diseases among children in America? According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 42 percent of children between the ages of 2 and 11 develop at least one cavity in their primary teeth. You might be surprised …

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How Holistic Dentistry can make you look Younger without Surgery

Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village, CA Are you wishing for a more youthful appearance? Maybe you have considered a facelift but don’t want to go through surgery. There’s a new, non-surgical way to enjoy some of the cosmetic results of a facelift, and it’s provided somewhere you wouldn’t expect: your dentist’s office. If you want to look younger, …

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Dry mouth can cause big problems for your Oral Health

Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village, CA In “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” Dumbledore drinks a potion known as the Drink of Despair, which makes him completely insane and unquenchably thirsty. This extreme thirst leads him to fall victim to a trap. Don’t trap yourself into suffering from a dry mouth. Sipping water may wet your pallet, but …

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Too much Processed Food can harm your Oral Microbiome

Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village, CA At Integrative Dental Arts, Dr. Kathleen Carson and her staff practice the philosophy of biological dentistry. This is a more holistic approach to dental health that focuses on treating and improving the overall health of our patients, rather than focusing solely on problems occurring in the mouth. Your mouth is the window …

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Living with Chronic Headaches? How your Dentist can Help

Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village, CA Nothing can spoil your day like a headache, but unfortunately, many people experience these frequent pains. Are you dealing with headaches like these? Do you always have a bottle of aspirin or Ibuprofen on hand, prepared for the worst? You may think your headaches are due to stress. You may even have …

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Is your Child an Athlete? Make sure they always Wear a Mouthguard

Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village, CA The majority of school-age children and adolescents participate in some sort of sport or athletic endeavor, according to a study conducted by Project Play in 2016. Is your child one of them? If so, you want them to be protected against injury. That’s why, for every game and practice, your family dentists …

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Lesser-known ways to Manage Sleep Apnea

Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village, CA If you’re one of the 22 million Americans living with untreated obstructive sleep apnea, you need to seek treatment. Sleep apnea is a severe medical condition. Taking a “wait and see” approach, or thinking the problem may go away on its own, is the worst decision you can make for your health. …

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If you have Sleep Apnea, CPAP isn’t your only Treatment Option

Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village, CA Sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea affect more than 22 million Americans. Sleep apnea is a very prevalent, and very serious sleep-breathing disorder that disrupts your rest and can have a major detrimental effect on your life. It can leave you exhausted and struggling to focus during your day-to-day activities. Sleep …

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Answering your Questions about Pediatric Dentistry

Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village, CA As a parent, you want to protect your children from harm. That also should include protecting their health and their oral health. Instilling proper hygiene habits and emphasizing dental care as early in life as possible sets up your child for a lifetime of good oral health. The American Dental Association recommends …