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Diabetes and Your Dental Health


Diabetes is a disease that affects over 9% of the American population. There are 29.1 million people living in the United States with diabetes, and approximately 1.7 million new cases are diagnosed each year. What is even more troubling is 8.1 million people living with diabetes don’t even know they have it. Diabetes affects every [...]

Diabetes and Your Dental Health2022-01-04T20:09:08+00:00

Is Charcoal Toothpaste Effective?


Charcoal is one of the biggest current trends in wellness and cosmetics. Activated charcoal — the type used in beauty products and toothpaste — is a fine grain powder made from wood, coconut shells, and other natural substances that are oxidized under extreme heat. It’s become a trendy ingredient in commercial face masks and scrubs, [...]

Is Charcoal Toothpaste Effective?2021-09-29T09:59:06+00:00

Handling Halitosis:


What To Do When You Have Chronic Bad Breath Mints, mouthwash, gum… if you have chronic bad breath, you have probably tried it all. But chronic bad breath, also called Halitosis, is something that mints, or even a good brushing, just can’t solve. Chronic bad breath is different from standard “morning breath” or the [...]

Handling Halitosis:2021-08-26T14:08:31+00:00

Our Five Favorite Tips for Flossing


At Affinity Dental of La Mesa, we encourage our clients to brush teeth twice a day and floss once daily. Many of our clients ask us about proper flossing techniques, and we often hear from people who feel they do not know the right way to do it. We are always happy to discuss best [...]

Our Five Favorite Tips for Flossing2021-07-12T18:29:42+00:00

Beware of Enamel Erosion!


How Affinity Dental Can Help You Prevent Tooth Erosion Tooth enamel is very tough, in fact, it’s the hardest tissue in the human body. Even tougher than bone, enamel makes up the outer layer of your teeth and is the first line of defense against physical and chemical damage. Although very tough, enamel doesn’t have [...]

Beware of Enamel Erosion!2021-05-25T17:52:04+00:00

The COVID Connection to Your Oral Health


These days, the COVID-19 pandemic is on everyone’s minds, and we are all mindful of mitigating our risk to avoid the deadly disease. Like most people, you have probably been practicing social distancing, wearing a facial covering or mask, and increasing your sanitation and hygiene practices. With every action you take, you are trying to [...]

The COVID Connection to Your Oral Health2021-02-17T17:04:35+00:00

What is Dry Mouth (Xerostomia)?


Affecting as many as 10% of all people, dry mouth, also called xerostomia, is a condition that results from a decreased volume of saliva in the mouth. This condition tends to be more prevalent in women than men, and occurs most often in the elderly and in those taking prescription and non-prescription medications. Dry mouth [...]

What is Dry Mouth (Xerostomia)?2021-01-13T18:51:07+00:00

Aging and Dental Health


Maintaining your oral health as you age There are plenty of challenges that come along with aging, and it is important to take good care of yourself and your overall health as you age. Taking good care of your oral health is especially important; if you want to feel good, look good, and stay healthy [...]

Aging and Dental Health2020-12-09T15:06:58+00:00

Fluoride Fights Cavities!


Keep your Teeth Healthy with Topical Fluoride Applications at your Regular Dental Visits    Are you familiar with fluoride? From an early age, many of us have been told by our dentists about the importance of fluoride. But what is fluoride, why is it so important, and how do we best benefit from it? Fluoride has [...]

Fluoride Fights Cavities!2020-10-28T11:04:29+00:00
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