News and Oral Health


The latest information oral health, dental care, dental implants and oral hygiene. Tehachapi dental news, press releases and announcements from Sedation and Implant Dentistry of Tehachapi.


July 5, 2023 Health0

A smile is a form of communication. It elicits benefits to the giver and recipient of the smile. A smile can evoke feelings of friendliness, compassion, empathy and trust. The simple gesture of smiling can be life changing. There are several health benefits to smiling.


January 19, 2023 HealthTips0

A lifetime of chewing, grinding, and general wear and tear can take its toll on your teeth. Add complications from certain medical conditions and medication side effects, and oral health becomes more important than ever for senior citizens. Prevention, by way of daily brushing and flossing and regular trips to the dentist, is the best defense.

However, proper oral care can become more challenging with age, leading to minor or major dental problems. Here is a list of common dental procedures for seniors and how they help address common geriatric dental concerns.


January 5, 2023 Health0

Anyone can be affected by bad breath, also known as halitosis. It can be embarrassing but the good news is that it is usually treatable! Let’s get down to the facts on bad breath.


April 12, 2022 Health4

Tooth loss is very common, but you can try to prevent your teeth from falling out. Let’s evaluate whether or not you’re doing everything you can to keep your teeth for as long as possible. Here are the 8 most common causes of tooth loss. 


March 31, 2022 Health0

Work, school, soccer games, whatever it is, these life events can cause preventive health care to fall by the wayside. Then a painful symptom reminds you it’s been a while since your last checkup. It’s tempting to put off seemingly minor dental issues until your schedule lightens up. But the warning signs below shouldn’t be taken lightly. This is especially true if you’re managing a chronic condition, like diabetes. Oral health should not be neglected.


January 21, 2022 Health1

Have you heard the saying, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”? That couldn’t be more true when it comes to scheduling your routine dental checkup. It’s easier to stop something from happening in the first place than to repair the damage after it has happened.


December 15, 2021 Health0

Diabetes affects your whole body and oral health, especially your teeth and gums. People with diabetes have a higher chance of getting gum disease and Periodontitis. Periodontal disease can lead to chronic bad breath, difficulty eating, pain and even tooth loss. Diabetes can also slow down healing, so it can interfere with treatment of periodontal disease. The effect is even greater when your blood sugar is not well controlled, making it harder to fight bacterial infections.


November 11, 2021 Health0

Your mouth is full of bacteria that continues to build up on the teeth in a sticky layer, which is referred to as plaque. The foods and drinks you consume contain sugars that form bacteria in your mouth. Digesting these sugars form acids that eventually cause the enamel of your teeth to weaken. If this acid stays there for a longer period of time, it results in decaying of the teeth.

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