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Pacifiers: Do We REALLY Need Them?

Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Agoura Hills, CA As a new parent, the need to comfort our babies is our top priority. I know for myself as a first timer, we do not always know what to do right away, so we result to the quickest thing that is going to soothe our babies the fastest. That way our anxiety …

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Tongue Tie in Adults

Thousand Oaks and Agoura Hills, CA If you have a tongue-tie, you probably have many questions that need answers. I am 45 years old and was told I have a tongue tie… what is the big deal since I have lived with it this long? What exactly Is a tongue-tie? How do I know if I have one? Isn’t all …

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How to Tell if my Child has TOT

Thousand Oaks and Agoura Hills, CA No two people are alike. The same refers to instances of tethered oral tissue, also known as TOTs, which occurs when a tongue tie or lip tie exists. Living with tethered oral tissue can cause significant problems for a person that will not go away on their own. It is especially important to detect …

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I am a Recovering Addict. Now, What?

Thousand Oaks and Agoura Hills, CA Recovering from addiction is a tremendous step, yet you may be wondering what comes next. A visit to the dentist is a good place to start. Addiction has devastating effects on the body, including your mouth. Most drugs cause damage to teeth and gums that may lead to cavities, damaged teeth, gum disease, and …

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What Causes Child to Have Gapped Teeth

Thousand Oaks and Agoura Hills, CA What do you see when your child smiles? Do you notice a gap between their front teeth? If so, this is common. More than 50 percent of children between the ages of 6 and 8 years old have such a gap, also known as a maxillary diastema. In many cases, this gap resolves itself …

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Help! My Baby Won’t Breastfeed

Thousand Oaks and Agoura Hills, CA   You have left the hospital, and are at home with your new baby. One problem, you cannot get your baby to breastfeed. This can be a nightmare for any mother of a newborn. Your baby depends on you to be fed, so what are you to do if your baby refuses to latch? …

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What Your Lips Say About Your Oral Health

Thousand Oaks and Agoura Hills, CA Ever heard the expression that “loose lips sink ships”? When it comes to your oral health, loose lips—meaning not being able to keep your lips and mouth closed—can be more detrimental than you may realize. This inability to maintain a lip seal is known as lip incompetence. It occurs when a person cannot maintain …

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Look Younger Without Surgery

Thousand Oaks and Agoura Hills, CA It is said that a person’s smile is the first thing that we notice when we look at others. How does that make you feel? Most of us are not born with a perfect smile or beautiful straight teeth. Maybe the lack of good oral hygiene has caught up to you and left you …

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Tongue Tie Day

Thousand Oaks and Agoura Hills, CA Did you know that October 11 is Tongue Tie Day? A tongue-tie, which occurs when the labial or lingual frenum is restricted, can cause problems for your oral health and overall health that will not go away on their own. Only a fully trained and experienced dental professional can diagnose and treat a tongue-tie. …