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Athletes, get the Secret to Better Performance

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA Whether you are competing in a sport at a high level, or you are just a weekend warrior who participates on a recreational basis, there’s a secret to raising your A game: shut your mouth. Read on as Drs. Max and Ariana Ebrahimian explain why a closed mouth can improve your athletic performance, no matter …

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Learn about the True Value of Implant Dentures

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA If you have lost some of your teeth, you may feel embarrassed about it. You shouldn’t; tooth loss is more common than you might think—especially as you age. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 20 percent of Americans over the age of 65 have lost all their natural teeth. And, by …

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Is Sleep Apnea in Children really a Thing?

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA Most people associate sleep apnea with overweight, middle-aged men. However, did you know that children also can develop this sleep-breathing disorder? Sleep apnea doctors in Scotts Valley at Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry want you to be aware of the dangers of pediatric sleep apnea, and what you can do about it if you think that your …

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What’s Causing all these Cavities

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA Do you know what causes cavities? Most people would respond with facts such as not taking care of one’s teeth, or consuming too much sugar, but there’s another culprit that you probably never thought of – breathing. Of course, breathing is a necessary part of life, but it’s not the act of breathing that could …

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Time for your Child to kick their Thumb Sucking Habit

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA Most babies suck their thumbs or fingers. This usually is seen as an endearing or precocious habit that most children have broken by the time they begin school. Did you know, however, that prolonged thumb sucking could cause dental damage? In this blog, your Los Gatos family dentists at Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry will explain the …

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Your Dental Checkups may help Prevent Cancer

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA Going to the dentist is quite unpopular by a lot of people in the U.S., mostly due to a fear of the dentist or financial constraints. However, a new study published by the Journal of the National Cancer Institute states that regular dental checkups help prevent gum disease, which has been linked to cancer. Researchers …

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Tired of getting Sick? Stop Smoking!

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA We already are aware of the many health danger of smoking, and the fact that tobacco use is one of the worst things for your teeth and gums. It increases the risk of gum disease, which inevitably means you’re more likely to lose your teeth. In fact, smokers have about double the risk of developing …

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How your Scotts Valley Dentists are helping Save Lives

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA Discovering oral cancer early on means better survival rate, here’s how your Scotts Valley Dentists are helping save lives. The American Dental Association recommends that everyone see their dentist twice per year, or every six months, for a check-up that should include a dental cleaning and an examination of your oral health. Did you know …

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How Crooked Teeth can be bad for your Health

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA Survey after survey shows the same thing: Your smile plays a major factor when making a first impression. For many people, how they feel about their teeth can be complicated—especially as modern society seems to become more and more about image. Maybe your teeth do not look the way you think they look, especially as …

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How Sleep Loss Affects your Immune System

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA Does it seem as if you are always sick, or that you get over an illness only to contract a new one right away? The answer to your health problems actually could be found in your bedroom. New and evolving research continues to show a link between sleep deprivation and a compromised immune system. In …