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The Difference Between a Neuromuscular Guard and a Mouth Guard

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA The American Dental Association recommends that any athlete of any age who participates in contact sports should wear a mouth guard for protection, whether it be in competition or practice. At Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry, athletes in the Bay Area now can obtain the finest sports guards on the market by having our team of …

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Help Your Child Develop Healthy Oral Hygiene with These Tips

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA As a parent, you make sure your kids complete their homework, practice good behavior, and eat right, although there are many more things you teach your child. This parenting journey can be difficult at times. Among the laundry list of stuff that parents must teach their children, least we forget about healthy oral hygiene …

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Teething Babies Need Oral Hygiene

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA Teething is a challenging time in life both for the child and the parents. A baby who is teething is prone to irritability, fussiness, insomnia or decreased appetite. A low-grade fever also is common. No two children are alike when it comes to teething. Typically, baby teeth begin to emerge from the gum line …

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Why Does the Hygienist Poke My Gums?

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA When you get your teeth cleaned at the dentist’s office, the hygienist probably pokes your gums and reads off numbers, and then records those findings in your chart. What exactly is the hygienist doing? It is called probing, which is done so by the hygienist during your cleaning appointment. The hygienist measures the depth …

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Special Event

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA Do you suffer from constant fatigue? How about pain or discomfort from TMJ disorder or embarrassment from an imbalanced facial profile? If the answer is “yes,” then relief is just around the corner. Monday, January 16 and Tuesday, January 17 from 8:30am-5:00 pm, Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry will be hosting a special event. During this …

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Why are you Chewing on Pencils?

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA You may think that gnawing on pencils is just a nervous habit or something you do out of boredom, but there may be more to it than just an unexplained habit. A recent study by the National Institute of Health indicates that people who chew on pens or pencils do so as means of …

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The Dirty Secret About Dental Insurance: Will my Insurance Cover This?

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA One of the more frequent questions we hear in the dental office is, “will my insurance cover this?”  It’s no secret these days that healthcare is expensive, and that those costs are only rising.  What is not rising, unfortunately, is the percentage at which dental insurance covers dental treatment.  You may not know this, …

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The Dirty Secret About Dental Insurance: Why We’re Not Part of the Plan

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA This is the second installment in a 3-part series. See the first part here. Have you been to the doctor’s recently?  How much did that visit cost? You probably just paid your insurance co-pay.  But have you ever examined the Explanation of Benefits from your insurance company that arrives weeks after your office visit?  …

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What Could be Causing my Bad Breath?

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA Bad breath, clinically referred to as Halitosis, is no laughing matter, especially for those that are close to you. Did you know that bad breath is an easy fix? It is finding out what is causing your bad breath that can be the challenge, but once you cross that hurdle, you can give bad …