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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 …

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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 …