consequences of sleep loss

The Serious Consequences of Sleep Disruption

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA You probably have seen public service announcements warning against the dangers of distracted or drowsy driving. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that driving while sleepy contributes to approximately 100,000 automobile accidents every year. These accidents lead to about 71,000 injuries and 15,500 fatalities. Increased risk of a crash is …

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Stand Down Event Blog

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA This past weekend, Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry came together with more than fifty professional volunteers to provide the utmost care for veterans at the Monterey County Homeless Veterans Stand Down event. Every two years, this two-day event helps countless homeless veterans, and struggling veterans who have a home, receive much-needed services all in one place. …

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Treating TMD Without Surgery

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA Are you experiencing unexplained pains in your jaw joints? You could have temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). For years, TMD has been treated by jaw surgery. Luckily, there is a non-surgical alternative! Treatment for TMD can be as comfortable and convenient as wearing a custom made orthotic. TMD is a condition in which the jaw …

protect your teeth with this diet

Protect your Teeth With This Diet

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA You brush and floss your teeth regularly, and you never miss a dental checkup, yet your teeth still are not in the best of shape. What gives? Many people often disregard the fact that their diet significantly impacts their oral health. Here are some foods that can help keep your teeth healthy, and foods …

a safer alternative for fillings

A Safer Alternative for Fillings

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA A recent growing movement is steering patients away from amalgam fillings. Old metal fillings contain mercury, and studies have linked many health-related conditions to these silver fillings. If you have some of these silver fillings, they release mercury vapors every time you bite or chew, which can enter your bloodstream and travel throughout your …

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Closing Gaps

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA One of the more common concerns we hear when it comes to the appearance of someone’s smile is the presence of gaps between teeth.  Many people want the spaces closed, and there are different ways to do that. Critical things to consider before you decide to close the spaces. Think of the size of …

DIY: Is Your Child’s Face Growing Favorably?

If you’ve ever wondered whether your child’s face is growing favorably, you can find out with a very easy test. And if caught early enough, there is a solution that can help guide your child’s facial growth so that you can help prevent later orthodontic work and optimize facial esthetics by addressing problems such as a deep overbite, an under-bite, mouth breathing and other problems that can possibly affect long …

tight tongue

A Tight Tongue or Tongue Tie

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA As dentists, we are most often focused on the health of the teeth and gums.  But one of the most important parts of your mouth is actually the tongue!  From birth, the tongue is largely responsible for an infant’s ability to latch during breastfeeding.  The development of a proper swallow during breast feeding then …

over breathing

Over-Breathing

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA If you experience anxiety, runny/stuffy nose, asthma, fatigue, insomnia, heart problems, and even obesity, you may be falling victim to one of the most rarely identified obstacles to optimal health: over-breathing. The vast majority of us take in far too much air than required, typically by mouth breathing, which can contribute to or even …

should i close my gap

Should I Close The Gap Between My Teeth?

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA One of the more common concerns we hear when it comes to the appearance of someone’s smile is the presence of gaps between teeth.  Many people want the spaces closed, and there are different ways to do that.  However, there are some critical things to consider before you decide to close the spaces. Think …