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Are Charcoal-Activated Toothpastes safe, and do they Work?

Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village, CA Every time you turn around, there seem to be new beauty care or hygiene products on the shelves in stores. Charcoal based products in dental care are all the rage these days, promising to be healthier for your teeth and gums and to whiten your teeth shades brighter. But, are charcoal toothpastes …

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Four Reasons to Consider Metal-Free Dentistry

Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village, CA For years, whether you were looking to repair damaged or decayed teeth or achieve straighter teeth through orthodontics, having dental work done involved getting a mouth full of metal. No longer. At Integrative Dental Arts, your holistic dentists in Agoura Hills believe in maintaining a metal-free practice. Read on to learn four …

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4 Risks of Mail-Order Orthodontics

Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village, CA Mail-order orthodontics has become quite popular. While the idea of being able to achieve straight teeth without ever having to step foot in a dentist’s office may sound appealing to some, especially if you get anxiety at just the thought of going to the dentist, this orthodontic approach comes with risks. Cosmetic …

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Use this Natural Remedy to get rid of your Ear Pain for Good

Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village, CA An earache can be miserable. It could be caused by something such as an infection, an accumulation of wax in the ear, a foreign object becoming lodged inside the ear, or as a symptom of strep throat or a sinus infection. However, there’s one cause of ear pain that has nothing to …

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How Teens can get Straight Teeth without any Embarrassment

Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village, CA Anyone who says that you never get a second chance to make a first impression apparently forgets what it was like to be in school. It doesn’t matter if you’re talking about elementary school, middle school, high school, or even college; each new school year represents a fresh start. Lots of students …

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Poor Posture could be the Culprit behind your Frequent Headaches

Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village, CA “Stand up straight.” Someone probably told you this growing up… likely more times than you wanted to hear it. We hate to break it to you, but they were right. Whether sitting or standing, your posture can have a significant impact on your health and wellness. Poor posture even can be the …

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Put yourself first and get a Smile Makeover

Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village, CA We all like to feel good about the way that we look, right? If you ever fuss over your hairdo, spend too long deciding on an outfit for a special occasion, or watch makeup tutorials online, then you likely agree with our statement. Looking good makes us feel good, and a smile …

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Is your Child Breathing through the Mouth?

Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village, CA As a parent, you probably stay aware of what your child eats and how much sleep they get, but have you ever paid much attention to the way your child breathes? If your child breathes with their mouth open, whether it be when awake or asleep, this can raise the risk of …

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A Natural way to ease your Dental Anxiety

Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village, CA It’s natural to feel a little nervous about your upcoming trip to the dentist. Some people experience high levels of anxiety when it comes to going to the dentist—even feeling fearful or downright terrified. This condition is known as dental anxiety, and it affects millions of Americans, many of whom see their …

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Treating Pediatric Sleep Apnea

Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village, CA What do you think of when you picture someone with obstructive sleep apnea? You may envision someone who is older, overweight or both. The reality is that sleep apnea can affect any individual of any age, including young children. And just like an adult who develops this sleep breathing disorder, a child …