Everyday Life Can Dull Your Smile

Over time, our teeth can appear more yellow. It could be stained from food or it could simply be an effect of age. Because our teeth are porous, even if we clean off the surface stains with diligent brushing and flossing, the discoloration can go deeper into each tooth than any toothbrush or whitening toothpaste can reach.… read more

I can see clearly now

I can see clearly now the rain is gone

I can see all obstacles in my way

Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind

It’s gonna be a bright bright sunny day

 

 

These are the opening lyrics to the hit by Johnny Nash written back in 1972. … read more

Happy New Year

All of us Southern California Dental Health Associates hopes that all of you enjoyed the holiday season.  And wait; It’s not over yet.  We got Valentine’s Day coming up in a few weeks…another reason to celebrate with your loved ones.

 

New Year’s comes with resolutions.  … read more

The many worlds of acid and your mouth

The many worlds of acid and your mouth

 

There are many different aspects to acidity that can affect your mouth.  Let’s see if I can make this simple for you to understand.

 

In chemistry neutral is defined as a pH of 7.0, anything below is considered acidic and above is basic. … read more

Any carbonated drink can be harardous to your mouth

At Southern California Dental Health Associates our goal is to also keep you updated with ways to help keep your mouth, and consequnetly, the rest of your body as healthy as poosible.

Recently, I had to opportunity to listen to one of my mentors, Kim Kutsch, on a podcast that he did recently. … read more

I may be old but……….

Kaaboo 2018 was the second time that I have had the opportunity to go to this multi-cultural music/comedy/food/art event.  It takes place at the Del Mar race track just north of San Diego and covers 3 days

 

The first time was two years ago when my younger brother Dan got married and there was all sorts of family there.   … read more

New York with a little Philadelphia thrown in

Sometimes vacations can be as simple as sitting by the pool or beach and just relaxing.  And sometimes vacations can be go go go.  My trip to New York was mostly go go go but there were some memorable moments and some learning on my part that was pretty incredible.… read more

Going Up….a Ballet on the 32nd Floor

Time for a blog on a personal experience I recently had.

 

Until Tuesday of this week I have never even heard of the American Contemporary Ballet.  In fact, anything to do with ballet wasn’t even on my radar.  I know that I saw parts of Swan Lake or The Nutcracker at different times in my life, but I can’t remember going to the theatre just for a ballet.… read more

What drinking soda can do to your body part 2

Last month I wrote about what happens to your body right after you drink a soda.  This month some other interesting facts about sodas.

 

If you think moderation is the key sip on these facts.  One soda a day can double your chance of developing type 2 diabetes and according to The Nurse’s Health Study which followed 90,000 women for 8 years, drinking a soda a day added about 10 pounds of fat in 4 years.… read more

Soda..here is what it does to your body

The following list is what happens when you drink a sugary soft drink kept simple.

  1. 10-12 teaspoons of sugar enter your system (your stomach doesn’t react to the extreme sweet because of everything else in the soda)  Can you say hello cavities and acid erosion
  2. 15-20 minutes later your blood sugar spikes and this causes your insulin levels to react helping promote fat storage in your body.

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