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Summer Heat...Cold sensitive teeth?

Summer is here! Don't let the cold sensitivity of your teeth inhibit you from cold drinks and treats of the season. Cold sensitivity can be a sign of a more serious dental problem that can be treated. Give us a call with questions and let us help!
Jul 2nd, 2023

School's Out! and so is the Sun!

As we spend more time outdoors it's important to remember to use SPF protection. Remember the top of the nose, ears and lips since those areas are at higher risk for skin cancer. Come on in for your travel-size sunscreen and sunglasses and a bright smile!
Jun 3rd, 2023

Oral Cancer Awareness

Oral cancer will be diagnosed in about 115 people every day in the US alone. When caught in its early stages, there is an 80-90% survival rate! Here's some information to detect the early stages of oral cancer.
Apr 1st, 2023

Bad Breath.... What to do about it

Bad breath or halitosis is caused by sulfur-producing bacteria in our mouths. The things we eat can cause bacteria to produce sulfur as a by-product. Other things that can cause bad breath are periodontal disease, tonsils, or systemic conditions.
Mar 7th, 2023

Happy 2023!

It's a New Year which means a rollover in New insurance benefits for many who use insurance. This is a good time to get good preventative measures in place. Check out any sensitive teeth.
Jan 12th, 2023

What mouthrinse is best?

There are so many different mouthwashes on the market that is can be confusing. What may be right for you may not be for someone else. Here are some facts to consider.
Nov 16th, 2022

Fall in love with your smile!

As the year winds up, unused insurance benefits are lost for the year. Make sure you utilize your hard-earned benefits to the maximum possible. Come in for your free Invisalign consultation and see what is possible. Call us at 310-453-3747!
Oct 27th, 2022

Is Recession Inevitable...?

While I can't speak to the economic situation at hand... I can talk about your gums! Gum recession can be prevented or at least slowed down. Common causes are: 1) Aggressive brushing. 2) Poor nutrition. 3) Teeth Grinding
Sep 16th, 2022

Straight talk about crooked teeth?

Did you know those straighter teeth are not only highly esthetic but also healthier because they are easier to maintain? Studies show that teeth aligned properly in the bone withstand the pressures of chewing (up to 800 psi) when you have proper support!
Jul 10th, 2022

What about Kombucha?

Kombucha has a reputation for being an aid to digestion and health. It was first brewed in China and then spread to Japan and Russia about 2000 years ago. It has recently become popular here in the US. But... what are the facts?
Mar 17th, 2022

Heart Health Awareness

In honor of Valentine's Day want to remind you to take care of your heart with your smile! Harvard Health states that the chronic inflammatory process from gum disease makes you 3x as susceptible to a heart attack or Stroke!
Feb 10th, 2022

Happy Holidays!

As we approach the end of the year we just want to thank our patients for entrusting us to attend to their dental needs! We wish you and your families a safe and joyful holiday season and a wonderful New Year!
Dec 21st, 2021

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.
Aug 26th, 2021

Show off your Summer Whites~

Quick tips on keeping your smile healthy and white as we get ready to reveal those smiles this summer! Join our Summer Whites Reveal on June 15. Tag us and show us your smile and we will donate $1 for every tag to UCLA Children's Cancer Research Fund!
Jun 11th, 2021

Continuing Education Week for Pacific View Smile Center

This week we have dedicated to learning more to better serve our patients. If you have a dental emergency Dr. Karen Nakagawa is on call and can be reached at 310-395-2383. I am also available on pager 800-233-7231 page id 12356.
Mar 22nd, 2021

We know Emergency's happen..

You never know when you will need to reach your dentist. If you need to speak to Dr. Sakurai or Dr. Merchant regarding a dental emergency, you can reach them at their pager 24/7.
Oct 15th, 2020

Dr. Merchant joins Pacific View Smile Center

Dr. Moheet Merchant graduated from USC Dental school and completed a hospital dentistry residency program at LAC+USC medical center one of the most intense trauma centers in the United States! His talent and care make him the perfect fit for our team!
Sep 26th, 2020

What you drink shows in your smile...

Chronic sipping of your favorite drinks can affect your smile and cause tooth sensitivity. See what can happen to your enamel after sipping 1 of these favorites per day over a month!!! We'll give you some tips on how to counteract the effects too!
Sep 19th, 2020

What's in your cup?

With a wide variety of drink choices, how do these choices affect our teeth and mouths? Check out this experiment!
Sep 11th, 2020

How Your Dental Health Connects to Your Immunity

Your immune system is working hard everyday. We can lend a helping hand with a toothbrush, some floss, and regular check-ups! Check out this article to learn more about the connections between dental health and immunity.
Jun 16th, 2020

May Gray... not in my smile

Summer is around the corner and we've all noticed the tea and coffee stains building up. Especially while on camera in those zoom meetings! What to do about bringing our smiles up a notch? Here are some tips and tricks we found helpful!
May 11th, 2023

Heart Health Awareness Month

February is Heart Health Awareness Month!? Good nutrition, healthy habits, exercise, managing stress, and monitoring your blood pressure, can help you live your best life! Here are some tips to help you on your journey!
Feb 1st, 2023

Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know that there were 53,000 new ases of oral cancer diagnosed in 2019? and 10,000 deaths! Early detection is the key to successful treatment and outcomes. Self examination is in your hands. If you have questions call your MD or Dentist!
Apr 13th, 2022

Nutrition Awareness Month

Frequent consumption of acidic food and beverages is associated with increased erosion of enamel and increased tooth sensitivity. Sugary foods even win fruits can cause the pH of your mouth to drop and cause demineralization and decay.
Mar 11th, 2022

New Year New Surge??? What to do?

The Omicron variant has caused a surge in hospitalizations compared to 1 year ago. It is important to continue using masks, use proper hand hygiene, and stay home if you feel sick. Hydrate, and continue dental home care to preserve your immunity.
Jan 11th, 2022

Use it Lose it!!!

Did you know that your dental benefits can expire at the end of the year? Give us a call to help you maximize yours!
Nov 3rd, 2021

What is growing in your mouth?

Did you know why the dentist recommends brushing your teeth 3 x a day? Streptococcus mutans doubles every 8 hours. So, decreasing the numbers that double gives your immune system less to fight and your loved ones a breath of fresh air!
Sep 16th, 2021

Post Covid Manifestations

As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are realizing a new normal with our oral health status. Wearing masks has kept us safe from pathogens but it also increases the air temperature we re-breathe changing the environment in our mouth! What to do?
Apr 8th, 2021

Which mask?

A common question we get from patients recently is: Which mask gives better protection from viruses and bacteria?
Dec 8th, 2020