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Blog Archive

Dr. Merchant joins Pacific View Smile Center Sep 26th, 2020

Please welcome Dr. Merchant to our practice. He is a highly talented dentist as well as a culinary wizard!  I have had the privilege of watching him work on the most challenging cases at LAC+USC Medical center during his residency with empathy and acute skill beyond his years. I am...

Use it or lose it.... What is the status of your dental insurance? Sep 25th, 2020

As the year closes, it's a great time to review your dental insurance benefits. Make appointments early enough to make sure your family maximizes your hard-earned benefits. Your benefits usually renew annually and are not additive. So if you have 2000 worth of benefits this year and 2000 next year...

What you drink shows in your smile... Sep 19th, 2020

Although Coke caused the most staining OJ was the most acidic and caused demineralization of the shell. Brushing your teeth right after acidic drinks can wear away the enamel because the minerals have been taken away by the acid. Try drinking water to neutralize the acid and wait 30 min...

What's in your cup? Sep 11th, 2020

Hidden acids in common drinks can cause enamel erosion, tooth decay, and sensitivity. Being aware of what you put in your cup and your mouth can be an important way to preserve that beautiful smile and prevent pain and disease. Drinks with very low pH's can pull away minerals out...

How Your Dental Health Connects to Your Immunity Jun 16th, 2020

The Flu and Dental Care: A Closer Look The 2018 flu season has been one of the worst in 15 years. According to the Centers for Disease Control, in the final week of January 2018, 7.1% of all outpatient visits were for flu-like symptoms, an increase of .5% from the week before. This...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Jun 16th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus. But...