Our Dental Blog at Southern Cal Smiles

Dental Health Linked to Heart Health

When my Mother was 92, she needed carotid artery surgery for 97% blockage. When I took her to Kaiser pre-op, one of the first things the intake nurse said was, “take out your dentures.” My Mom strongly replied, “these are…
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Making Life Easier at the Dentist’s Office

Of all the healthcare professionals out there, it’s a safe bet to say dentists are people’s least favorite. It might be associated with the pain of having someone invading your mouth or just the uncomfortable sensation of a doctor drilling…
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Updates on COVID and the Dental Office

In the last 9 months there has been a tremendous amount of change in safety protocols in the dental office.  As a result of this, Covid prevalence in dentists has been established to be .09%  (American Dental Assoc) whereas in…
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Dentists and Managing COVID in Their Practices

Research indicates Dentists are doing Great job managing COVID in their Dental Practices. Although findings are based on the last 6 months, they suggest dental professionals were at much lower risk for clinical transmission of coronavirus than feared thanks to…
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The Pandemic and Grinding Your Teeth

Dental professionals are no strangers to global events as we dealt with the AIDS crisis in the ‘80s, when we adopted universal precautions as a way to treat everyone we see. As a result of using those precautions now, the…
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