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Got Braces Eat this not that

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA Most braces-wearers are well informed about what they should not eat to keep their brackets and wires securely in place. However, if you are new to having braces, or your child has just gotten braces for the first time, it’s important to understand what foods to avoid, and what foods should be encouraged to …

what your lips say about your oral health

What your Lips have to say about your Oral Health

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA For a highly trained dentist, reading lips is about more than interpreting what a person is saying. Your Scotts Valley oral health experts at Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry can “read” your lips and identify many problems with your oral health even before you open your mouth. Our dentists, Drs. Max and Ariana Ebrahimian, achieve this …

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Untreated Tongue Tie can Lead to these Health Dangers

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA Does your child have a tongue-tie? If so, this frenum restricts the range of motion in the tongue, which can affect nutrition, speech development and even the growth of your child’s face and jaws. There is a school of thought that a tongue-tie will go away on its own but, in reality, this is …

OSA in children

New Epidemic–Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA Sleep-disordered breathing (SBD) is a term used for breathing difficulties that occur while sleeping. SBD may include loud snoring or episodes of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), which involve partial or complete airway blockages that impede airflow during sleep. OSA results in an increased blood pressure, lower oxygen levels in the blood, and it wakes …

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Talk to your Child’s Orthodontist about Myofunctional Therapy

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA These days most orthodontic routines involve the standard process of braces, which include brackets and wires, often elastics, and sometimes additional devices to assist in the repositioning of the teeth or jaws. However, there is one aspect of your child’s orthodontic treatment in Scotts Valley that may be missing – myofunctional therapy. Here’s why …

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Get rid of Ear Pain with this Natural Remedy

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA If you ever have lived with an earache, you know this can be a unique and highly unpleasant experience. However, you may not know that certain causes of ear pain and earaches have nothing to do with your ears themselves. In fact, about 10 percent of all patients who seek the care of an …

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Philosphy of Functional Orthodontics and how it may help your Child

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA Standard orthodontics focuses on straightening teeth, with treatment usually taking place during adolescence. However, practitioners of functional orthodontics like the orthodontists at Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry can achieve other goals, in addition to straightening your child’s teeth, that may benefit the health and well being of your child. The principles of functional orthodontics The philosophy …

orthodontics without pulling teeth

Orthodontics without Pulling Teeth

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA Many orthodontists opt to remove permanent teeth before beginning a treatment program such as braces or Invisalign. These extractions are performed to create more room in the mouth for straightened teeth. However, certain practitioners of orthodontics in Scotts Valley like Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry believe positive results often can be obtained without having to pull …

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Teeth Worn Down Check out these Options

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA Do your teeth appear to be getting shorter? Are your teeth becoming flat on the chewing surface? Worn down teeth can happen as we age. After all, our teeth do a lot of chewing throughout the years. However, one major cause of premature teeth wear is bruxism, a condition in which a person clenches …

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Look out for these Dental Issues in your Child

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA If you are a parent, you probably spend a lot of time worrying about the health and well-being of your child. You also need to monitor your child’s dental health. Detecting any problems as early as possible makes treatment easier, and can save you time and money—while also sparing your child the need to …