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What Happens When You Don’t Floss

What Happens When You Don’t Floss

Not only do dentists recommend flossing but they advise doing it at least once a day. We can all take a one to two-minute break from our Instagram account to floss, right? If you’re not willing to sacrifice two minutes of your screen time, you’ll definitely want to consider otherwise. Here’s why: What REALLY Happens […]

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Dental Implants: Are They Right For You?

Dental Implants: Are They Right For You?

Whether it was by natural tooth decay, an accident, a periodontal disease, or an extreme injury—however you lost your teeth—life without them can be extremely difficult. Thankfully, there are several options to replace missing teeth. One of those is dental implants. Dental implants provide one of the most permanent solutions to replace missing teeth. Since […]

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What to Eat and Drink to Help Strengthen Your Teeth

What to Eat and Drink to Help Strengthen Your Teeth

There’s a strong correlation between nutrition and teeth (including your gums). It makes complete sense when you think about it. Since everything you put into your mouth first goes through your teeth and gums, on the surface it affects the enamel of teeth and the tissue of the gums. It is precisely why dentists advise […]

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3 Dental Health Resolutions to Make and How to Keep Them

3 Dental Health Resolutions to Make and How to Keep Them

Happy New Year! We’re thankful for a new year of providing you with reliable dental care and we know that this year will be even better than the last. A new year bring new opportunities. The opportunity to lose weight, land our dream job, meet new people, and most importantly, to improve our health. Here […]

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Routine Exams and Teeth Cleanings for the Entire Family

Routine Exams and Teeth Cleanings for the Entire Family

It’s a rule of thumb that you should have your teeth cleaned once every six months but the reality is that for many of us, scheduling even one cleaning per year is difficult. We’re here to help change that. At Ricardo Chavez, DDS General Dentistry, we place a commitment on teeth cleaning and routine exams […]

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Why a Pediatric Dentist is the Best Choice for Your Child

Why a Pediatric Dentist is the Best Choice for Your Child

Did you know that teeth start growing immediately in the first six months of life? Most children cut their first tooth between 4 to 7 months of age. Baby teeth, or milk teeth, are your child’s first set of teeth, but that doesn’t mean that they do not require the right amount of dental care […]

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Cavities in Kids: How to End this Terrible Cycle

Cavities in Kids: How to End this Terrible Cycle

It may seem inevitable but your child does not have to suffer the recurring pain of cavities. We often assume that at some point our child will develop a cavity given the nature of this ongoing battle. And while yes, cavities are more prevalent in children, you can incorporate methods of prevention early on. Since […]

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How to Whiten Your Teeth, The Right Way!

How to Whiten Your Teeth, The Right Way!

There are so many myths regarding teeth whitening, it’s hard to keep up. When shopping for toothpaste or a new toothbrush, you’ll quickly notice the large amount of ‘teeth whitening’ products that fill the shelves. Everything from whitening toothpaste that promises whiter, brighter teeth in 2 weeks to whitening strips that range from $20 to […]

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5 Issues for Which You Should See Your General Dentist

5 Issues for Which You Should See Your General Dentist

Our teeth are important, serving more of a purpose than to just give us pearly white smiles. So when we experience issues with them, it’s important to visit our general dentist for a checkup. Ricardo Chavez, DDS is a dedicated dentist who can help you keep up with your regular dental checkups and handle any […]

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How To Create Healthy Brushing Habits

How To Create Healthy Brushing Habits

The path towards lifelong oral health starts when your baby’s first teeth appear. By getting your children used to the act of brushing, they will see it as something that’s second nature, eventually doing it by themselves when they have the ability to. But, for now, it’s up to you to make sure your child […]

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