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December 2017

12 tips to keep your smile bright and healthy throughout the season

By |December 19th, 2017|Brushing & Flossing, Cavity Prevention|

The holiday season is here in Solvang and the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley and we want to wish all our patients a happy holiday season. Here are 12 tips to keep your smile bright and healthy throughout the season. #1 Be cautious of candy canes – Hard candy is tasty and readily available at the holidays [...]

November 2017

When should your child start regular dental check ups?

By |November 29th, 2017|Brushing & Flossing, Cavity Prevention, Pediatric Care|

It is a good idea to begin a regular dental regimen once a child reaches two years. Whether they still have baby teeth or are growing permanents, the state of the teeth throughout each stage of development is one of the most important aspects of a child’s overall health. Regular checkups allow parents to stay informed on [...]

October 2016

What is the best Halloween candy for your teeth?

By |October 31st, 2016|Brushing & Flossing, Cavity Prevention|

Let's start with the Worst Halloween Candy for Your Teeth! Some Halloween candies are worse for your teeth than others. The worst Halloween candies for your teeth are ones which contain the most cavity-contributing acids namely: 1. Sour Candies 2. Chewy Candies 3. Hard & Nutty Candies These types of Halloween candy tend to stick to [...]

The Daily 4 – Starting the conversation about Dental Hygiene

By |October 19th, 2016|Brushing & Flossing, Cavity Prevention|

October is National Dental Hygiene Month! Are you ready to start the conversation? We are talking about the Daily 4! Understanding the importance of keeping a regular oral health routine that works for you. The Daily 4 The Daily 4 represent the foundation for healthy smiles. Incorporating these steps into a regular oral health routine can have [...]

May 2016

When to brush your teeth – Before or after a meal?

By |May 27th, 2016|Brushing & Flossing, Cavity Prevention|

A quick internet search will pull up thousands of sites that tell you to "brush after meals."  But if you ask a dental hygienist this question you'll get a different answer. When you brush your teeth, you help remove food and plaque — a sticky white film that forms on your teeth and contains bacteria. After you eat [...]

March 2016

Tooth Friendly Easter Basket Fillers

By |March 26th, 2016|Cavity Prevention|

HEALTHY SNACKS Carrots Carrot sticks are an Easter Bunny favorite—plus, they’re great for your teeth. Carrots boost saliva production, which can wash away sugars in your mouth. Eggs Colorful, hard-boiled Easter eggs are the ultimate way to brighten up your basket and limit sugar acid attacks. Plus, they’re rich in vitamin D, which can help keep your teeth strong. Apples Apple slices [...]

Coming March 21, 2016 – Radiation / X-RAY FREE cavity detection

By |March 17th, 2016|Cavity Prevention|

Introducing DEXIS CariVu a transilluminating cavity detection device using near-infrared light. What this means for you: If you do not wish to have X-rays taken, CariVu is an alternative diagnostic method that allows you to take comfort in knowing our cavity detection is XRAY / radiation FREE. Dr. A. Art Kaslow DDS is the first and [...]

October 2014

Tooth Enamel

By |October 9th, 2014|Cavity Prevention|

Tooth enamel is the hard outer surface layer of your teeth that serves to protect against tooth decay. In fact, TOOTH ENAMEL is considered the HARDEST mineral substance in your body, even stronger than bone! — at A. Art Kaslow DDS.

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