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Can Saliva Be Used to Detect Heart Disease?

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For years, dental professionals have been telling patients that proper oral hygiene and regular checkups and cleanings are essential to their overall physical health. Dentists have educated patients about how signs of infection, cancer, or even diabetes can be detected in their oral health, and numerous stories have been featured in national news media attesting to the lifesaving effects of proper dental vigilance.  Now, it appears that another major health concern can be detected through your oral hygiene. Recent studies have begun to look at using trace factors in your saliva to diagnose heart disease early.  Research Into Heart Failure … Continue reading

How Short-Term Orthodontics Change Smiles Quickly

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For a long time, successfully realigning teeth and helping people have a better smile has pretty much meant working with long-term programs like traditional braces or their more streamlined, invisible variations that help keep a low profile during the process. All of these techniques are effective, which is why they have remained so popular over the years, but they all require a significant investment in both time and money. Luckily, the recent technological boom has also helped the oral healthcare field, and now there is a short-term orthodontic program that helps realign your smile without a lengthy commitment.  6 Month … Continue reading

What Options Are There for Sedation Dentistry?

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If you have been searching for options for sedation dentistry, then you need to know that there is more than one way to receive sedated dental work, so even if you are reluctant to use one kind of sedative, you may have options. For those that opt for it, sedation dentistry can lower anxiety, make the procedure go faster, and it can increase the likelihood of timely follow-ups by making it easier for patients who have a hard time tolerating dental procedures for a variety of reasons.  Your Options in Aliso Viego, CA There are three main types of sedation … Continue reading

Quick Guide: Guided Tissue Regeneration

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If you have periodontal disease, you might be in danger of losing your teeth. Claire Cho DDS is here to show you how a dental technology known as guided tissue regeneration can help you retain your teeth and your smile. Let Dr. Claire Cho show you how easy it can be to keep your teeth and improve the overall health of your teeth. What It Is Guided tissue regeneration, also known as GTR, makes it possible for your tissues and bone to grow around the teeth you’re in danger of losing to periodontal disease. What makes this option different from … Continue reading

Gum Recession and the Importance of Treatment

Gum recession

When you see a dentist, a common thing he or she checks is whether or not your gums are recessing. This is often a sign of other dental problems and is a direct result of periodontal disease and gingivitis. That is why Dr. Claire Cho at the Claire Cho DDS always recommends patients with gum recession get treated as soon as possible. This helps reduce the risk of further complications and possibly reverse some of the initial issues. What Is Gum Recession? Gum recession is the term to describe when the soft tissue of the gums begins to separate from … Continue reading

Symptoms of Gum Recession

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Gum recession is a serious disorder and should be treated as such. Thankfully, there are treatment options, such as the Pinhole Surgical Technique ™, that are commonly used to address this issue. If you or a loved one is facing this condition, it is important that you make informed decisions. Take some time to learn about gum recession, its symptoms and proper treatment methods. Gum Recession As the name indicates, gum recession is when the gum tissue recedes away from the tooth. This is a gradual process that occurs after the jaw bone that supports the tissue withdraws. The four … Continue reading

The Dangers of Missing Teeth

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Did you know that tooth loss is much more than a cosmetic embarrassment? Although losing a tooth can have an immediate effect on the appearance of your smile, it can also have a more dangerous, unseen effect. After a tooth is lost, the missing tooth roots no longer stimulate the bone of the jaw. Without this stimulation, bone loss starts to occur. Thankfully, dental implants in Aliso Viejo, CA and Mission Viejo, CA can prevent bone loss from occurring by stimulating the jaw bone where the missing teeth once were. Implants are the only tooth replacement method that offer this … Continue reading


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