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Santa Monica Dentistry Discusses Benefits of Drinking From a Straw

Have you ever heard the saying, “You are what you eat?” When it comes to your teeth, that is especially true. Whatever you eat or drink stays in your mouth, and may cause issues such as gum disease, tooth decay, staining, cavities, etc. However, there are easy tips that we give to our Santa Monica dentistry clients at their appointments that can help with preventing these problems and improving their smiles. One of the […]

How to Floss Properly

When patients come in to our Santa Monica dentistry, we always teach them the three steps of good oral health: brush, floss and use mouthwash. However, when our patients still came in with food deposits and plaque on their teeth, yet they swore that they followed the three steps twice a day, we realized that some people don’t know the correct way to floss. In addition to brushing your teeth for two minutes with […]

Oral Health is a Predictor of Your Overall Health

If you’re one of those people that skip out on regular dental checkups, then you must read this article. Many individuals are not aware that oral health is a great predictor of overall health. Visiting your Santa Monica dentist twice a year is vital to keeping up with the health of your mouth and screening for other serious health issues. Did you know that oral health is tied to diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, […]

Why Sugar Causes Tooth Decay

Little kids are not the only ones that love candy! Americans love sweets – from desserts to soda – we tend to eat huge amounts of sugar every day. Our Santa Monica dentists always tell patients that sugar is not their friend, and can cause issues for their oral health. Even the early Greeks knew that sugar can cause tooth decay. The Accidental Scientist writes that: “It was the ancient Greeks who first noticed […]

How a Dentist Can Help With Sleep Apnea

Millions of Americans suffer from sleep apnea. Sadly, sleep apnea doesn’t only affect the person who has it, but also other people in the household. If you, and/or your family members are losing sleep as a result of sleep apnea, your local Santa Monica dentist can help!

What is sleep apnea? 

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services defines sleep apnea as “a common disorder in which you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow […]

What is Invisalign?

Did you know that almost four million people in the United States wear braces, according to the Pennsylvania Dental Association? Those of us, or those of us whose kids, had braces in the 90s or early 2000s know how unattractive and uncomfortable traditional, metal braces were. However, medical advances have now brought us a way to straighten our teeth without anyone even knowing what we’re doing. That is thanks to the creators of Invisalign, […]

Types of Dental Fillings

When patients come to our office for help with tooth decay, one of the most common procedures our Santa Monica dentist does is placing or replacing dental fillings. At these appointments, we spend time with our patients to explain the different types of fillings available today. With advances in medicine, there are different options, from old-fashioned gold and amalgam fillings, to modern and natural looking porcelain and composite fillings.

What are dental fillings?

If you have […]

Emergency Dental Tips

Many of us take precautions when it comes to our health and our family’s health. We prepare for emergencies by learning CPR, and finding the location for the nearest emergency room. At Hale & Hale, DDS, we always like to instruct our patients what to do in a dental emergency. Therefore, we decided to put our emergency dental tips online, so that not only our Santa Monica dental office patients know what to do, […]

What is a Dental Cleaning?

We all know that it is important to go to a regular check-up at a doctor’s office annually. It is surprising to us that some of our new patients have not heard that a dental cleaning is just as important. Seeing your dentist twice a year is vital for the health of your teeth, and your overall health.

Why a dental cleaning is important?

At our Santa Monica dental office, we are constantly educating our patients […]

Ways to Get Affordable Dental Care in Santa Monica

We truly hope all our patients know that proper dental care is very important. Even if you are keeping up with brushing, flossing and using mouthwash twice a day, you still need to see a dentist regularly. Usually, people keep up with their regular doctor appointments yearly, and the same practice should be kept up with dental check-ups. Dentists don’t just check your teeth and mouth; we also screen for diseases, such as gingivitis, […]