Friday, July 26, 2019

Summers Smiles in Long Beach

Summer smiles are in full effect in Long Beach! Did you know the average American spends 38.5 total days brushing their teeth over a lifetime? Dental hygiene and visiting the dentist is so important for our overall health. Here are some of our incredible smiles so far this summer.

Dr. Santos Cortez, Dr. Estela Sanchez, and Dr. Ana Planells, as well as our team, are committed to supporting and educating our patients to care for their teeth and gums and help in the prevention of dental disease. We strive to achieve this goal in an environment that is soothing and welcoming to both parents and children of all ages.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

3 Dental Summer Tips

Summer in Long Beach is finally here! That means summer vacation, kids are at home and some free time for your family. Summer is the perfect time to schedule dental appointments or to begin any dental work in kids. Summer can also be a hard time to keep up with oral hygiene routines. According to a nationwide survey by Delta Dental, nearly 30% of parents say summer vacation is the most difficult time to get their children to keep up good oral health.

Here are three tips to help keep your smile and teeth healthy all summer long in Long Beach.

Replace Your Toothbrush - Toothbrushes should be replaced every 3-4 months, so summer is the perfect opportunity to get a new one. A new toothbrush will help you ensure your teeth are being brushed and cleaned properly.

Stock Healthy Snacks - With kids at home and some free time, sugary treats are bound to end up in our diet. Stay ahead of the curve and stock some healthy snacks such as fruits and vegetables already cut up and within reach. Additionally, avoid sugary drinks such as soda, lemonade and sports drinks which can damage your teeth.

Travel Set: Heading to LAX or a road trip, grab a travel-size toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss to keep handy for vacations, slumber parties, and day trips.

We have been serving patients in Long Beach and surrounding cities for over 30 years. We look forward to meeting you and welcoming your children into the Pediatric Dental Specialists family!