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The Link Between a Healthy Mouth and Increased Immunity Jun 16th, 2020

WE GET IT! There has been a lot of bad news flooding the mainstream media the past couple months in regards to health and precautions needed to avoid the spread of Covid-19.  In the office, we utilize THREE key methods to help boost immunity on a daily basis. 1. ROUTINE...

How We Are Combating Covid-19 Jun 8th, 2020

The Smudde Family has been in dentistry for almost a century, and have always protected the ones in our care from all of the latest viral outbreaks, and Covid-19 is no different.    In early March, we began a deep cleaning and disinfection effort to protect our patients from the...

Straighten Your Smile for the New Year! Are You a Candidate for Invisalign? Jan 1st, 2020

Do you hide your smile because you’re embarrassed by your crooked teeth? Are you searching for a quick way to straighten your smile? Then it may be time to consider Invisalign®. It might sound too good to be true, but the innovative clear aligners can fix almost any smile flaw,...

Waking Up With Headaches? You Might Need a Night Guard Dec 5th, 2019

Waking up with a headache is a terrible way to start your day. While you might be dehydrated, it’s also possible that your morning headaches — which can last well into your day — could stem from problems in your jaw.  Bruxism — the clinical term for teeth grinding —...

How to Extend the Results of Teeth Whitening Nov 12th, 2019

As you get older, your teeth naturally yellow as part of the aging process. But that doesn’t mean you have to live with dull, stained teeth for the rest of your life.  At Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry in Valencia, California, our highly-skilled providers offer professional teeth-whitening treatments. Advancements in dental...

Here's What Your Dentist Is Looking For During Your Cleaning Oct 17th, 2019

If you’re like most people, getting your teeth cleaned probably isn’t high on your priority list. But there’s a lot more to these visits than meets the eye. That’s because dental cleanings play a vital role in your oral health and your overall health.  Here’s what you can expect during...

Spotting the Warning Signs of Oral Cancer Sep 1st, 2019

About 53,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year, and only about half of those people will live more than five years after their diagnosis. Oral cancer isn’t particularly deadly, but it tends to be discovered late in its development. It’s important to get an early diagnosis of...

Straight Teeth Are Healthy Teeth: Why Alignment Matters Aug 6th, 2019

Dental health is an important component of your overall health. Often, because of the high cost of dental health care and because many orthodontic issues are considered cosmetic, we ignore many serious dental issues.  Crooked teeth are one such serious dental problem that’s often considered a cosmetic nuisance at best....

Adjusting to Life With Dentures Jul 9th, 2019

Dentures have a reputation for being bulky and cumbersome, but they’ve evolved over the years. Today’s dentures are easier to get used to and easier to live with long term because they are lighter and more natural-looking than ever before.  Our dentists at Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry in Valencia, California...

Summer Selfies: Another Reason to Have Your Teeth Whitened Jun 15th, 2019

Over time, teeth can develop stains from food, drinks, and poor hygiene. These stains can cause your teeth to take on a dirty yellow or brown color. This discoloration looks unattractive, and may cause you to hide your teeth when you smile or talk. This is especially not cool in...

Regular Fluoride Treatments Are Important For Kids As Well As Adults May 21st, 2019

Proper dental care starts early on, as early as one year, and continues throughout our lives. Part of this care includes ensuring that you take in enough fluoride to keep your teeth strong and healthy. At Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry, our dentists work with patients — children and adults —...

Are You a Night-Time Teeth-Grinder? Why You Need a Night Guard Apr 24th, 2019

Even if you don't notice any teeth grinding during the day, you may be grinding your teeth in your sleep. This issue, which is also known as bruxism, can lead to serious problems if left untreated.  What is bruxism? The term bruxism refers to any incidence of grinding or clenching your teeth....

What Causes Teeth Sensitivity And What You Can Do About It Mar 1st, 2019

For many, the jingle of the ice cream truck is the sound of summer. But it's no longer fun when you drop your ice cream cone and gasp in pain on your very first bite. If you can relate, you're one of many people with teeth sensitivity. Sensitive teeth are...

5 Tips For Keeping Your Child’s Teeth Healthy Feb 12th, 2019

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and there’s no better time to focus on keeping your child’s teeth healthy. The good habit of oral hygiene is forged in childhood, and will serve your youngster throughout their life. Oral health can affect your overall health, and by establishing routines that...

How Lasers Are Used to Treat Gum Disease Jan 11th, 2019

Many people are afraid to seek treatment for severe gum disease because they don’t want incisions made in their mouth. If you’re one of these people, there’s good news. Laser dentistry can take care of the problem without invasive incisions. Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry in Valencia, California, uses the iLase®...

Remain Pain and Worry Free with Sedation Dentistry Dec 7th, 2018

For some people, a trip to the dentist can be riddled with anxiety and stress. It’s not necessarily because they’ve had a painful experience, but rather the idea of any physical examination causes a sense of unease. Most people who are anxious about going to the dentist can usually muster...

Why Invisalign Is a Better Option Than Traditional Braces Nov 21st, 2018

If you’re considering having your teeth straightened, the first thing that comes to mind might be a mouth full of metal that’s uncomfortable, unsightly, and can put a damper on living your life the way you want to. Treatment options for crooked and misaligned teeth have advanced by leaps and...

3 Reasons Dental Implants Are A Good Choice Oct 29th, 2018

Tooth loss can be devastating. It’s not just the gaps in your smile but the impact on your self-esteem and confidence that can be difficult to deal with. You have several options to fix your smile, including bridges and dentures. But when you’re looking for a solution that can permanently...

How Veneers Work to Perfect Your Smile Sep 26th, 2018

It can be disheartening when your smile is less than perfect, and you’re too embarrassed to laugh and pose for photos when the occasion calls for it. There’s such a stigma attached with crooked, yellowing, or chipped teeth that having a broken smile can cause embarrassment, shame, and even depression...

5 Awesome Facts About Invisalign That You Didn't Know Aug 27th, 2018

While you might have grown up terrified at the thought of thick metal braces covering your teeth to get them straight and neat, you’ll be delighted to discover that orthodontic technology has jumped leap years ahead since then. Our team here at Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry wants to share some...

How Dental Implants Improve Your Health as Well as Your Smile Jul 25th, 2018

When thinking about dental implants to replace missing teeth, your first consideration may be how they improve your smile. And yes, implants certainly help give you a flawless smile. But dental implants are more than a cosmetic fix -- they also improve your overall health.At Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry, we...

Five Reasons Not to Skip Your Dental Cleanings Jun 22nd, 2018

We know patients would rather spend time at the beach, on the tennis court, or hanging out with friends than in the dental chair. But not having your teeth cleaned every six months can lead to far more unpleasant consequences. Here are five crucial reasons to not skip your next...

How to Get and Keep Your Teeth White May 11th, 2018

No matter how diligent your oral health regimen is, your teeth can become dingy, stained, and discolored over time. But, with a few simple steps, Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry can help restore your white teeth and maintain their brightness over time through their professional in-office and at-home teeth whitening systems...

How Sedation Takes the Fear Out of Dentistry Apr 25th, 2018

From our point of view, we love seeing our patients here at Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry, but we understand if you don’t feel the same way about us. And we want to help.If the thought of going to the dentist leaves you cold or sends you into a tailspin of...

Why Straight Teeth Are About More Than a Pretty Smile Mar 27th, 2018

It’s always rewarding for the team here at Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry when our patients achieve the vibrant and straight smile they’ve dreamed about, sometimes for decades. We’re aware of how great it feels to show the world your personality with a beautiful smile.Because we’re also passionate about keeping your...

Tips for Helping Your Child Overcome Dental Anxiety Feb 12th, 2018

Taking yourself to the dentist can cause anxiety; but when it comes to your kids’ appointments, it can be terrifying. Helping a child overcome their fear of the dentist starts with teamwork from both you, the parent, and a compassionate dental staff. It can also be very helpful to start...

Five Must-Know Myths and Facts About Oral Cancer Jan 18th, 2018

Five Must-Know Myths and Facts About Oral CancerWhen you think of dentistry, you usually think of cleanings, cavities, and all the other procedures that get you on the road to healthy, straight teeth. But did you know that your dentist plays a critical role in the front-line diagnosis of oral...

How Much Exercise Do You Really Need to Get in Shape? Jan 4th, 2018

How much exercise do you *really* need to get in shape?Twenty minutes three times per week? Half-hour per day?And how much is too much?Do you need to sweat for an hour or more every day? We will go over the mysterious amount of exercise that is ideal. Ideal for your health...