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Gateway Smiles
Dental Implant Specialists & Prosthodontists located in Poway, CA
Dental Implant Specialists & Prosthodontists located in Poway, CA
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There's still time to make this year yours! Take a week out to plan your goals, it’s important to figure out all the steps you need to take to successfully achieve your them – plan your months, and include every detail. By thoroughly planning out your goals, you’ll be more likely to achieve them! Good luck from Gateway Smiles!

#NewYearNewYou #NewYearsResolutions #Happy2019
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What Is Local Anesthesia?
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Local anesthesia is a type of anesthesia that numbs only a specific area of the body being treated. Lidocaine is the most common local anesthetic used in dental care. If you need local anesthesia, your dentist will dry a portion of your gums with air or gauze, numb the area with a topical ointment, and then inject lidocaine into your gum. Lidocaine typically lasts for three or four hours. As it begins to wear off you may experience some swelling or discomfort, but this should subside within a day or two of your treatment.

#localanesthesia #sedationdentistry #PowayCA
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If My Gums Bleed Because Of Gingivitis Should I Stop Brushing And Flossing Them?
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No. If you've been diagnosed with gingivitis, your gums may bleed and remain irritated for weeks or even months. Don't be discouraged; continue to brush and floss them regularly. Eventually these practices will reduce the amount of plaque in your mouth, improving the overall health of your gums.

#gingivitis #oralhygiene #PowayCA
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Can Sleep Apnea Be Addressed Through Lifestyle Changes?
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Yes. Individuals who are living with mild or moderate sleep apnea may be able to make lifestyle changes at home that improve their symptoms, enabling them to get a better night's sleep. For example, losing weight, avoiding alcohol prior to bed, and changing sleep positions to increase air flow are all effective ways to reduce snoring.

If sleep apnea is negatively impacting your quality of life, contact Dr. Vakili at Gateway Smiles today. Using innovative sleep apnea treatments, Dr. Vakili can help curb your symptoms once-and-for-all.

#sleepapnea #sweetdreams #PowayCA
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What Is Considered "Good" Tooth Brushing Technique?
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When brushing your teeth, it's important to angle your toothbrush correctly. The Mayo Clinic recommends holding your toothbrush at a slight angle and pointing the bristles where your teeth meet your gums. Gently brush with back-and-forth motions and clean all surfaces of your teeth including the back, front, and sides.

#toothbrushing #oralhygiene #PowayCA
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Who Is Invisalign Treatment For?
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Invisalign is an innovative type of orthodontic treatment ideal for adolescents and adults alike. If you're suffering from a bite or alignment issue, Invisalign can make a significant improvement without interrupting your busy lifestyle.

Don't put off orthodontic treatment because you're worried about the threat of brackets, rubber bands, or wires. Thanks to modern teeth-straightening techniques like Invisalign, achieving a Hollywood-worthy smile is possible. Dr. Vakili and the team at Gateway Smiles can help. Contact us today!

#invisalign #straightteeth #PowayCA
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6 Sure Ways to Reduce Your Wait Time for a Doctor's Appointment
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No one likes waiting in a waiting room to be seen by the doctor. But, sometimes that's the case. Here are six ways you can make sure your wait time to see the doctor is in your hands.

#PatientAwareness #doctorappointments #waittimes #doctips #PowayCA
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What Are The Side-Effects Of Sedation Dentistry?
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The majority of patients who undergo sedation dentistry experience no problems whatsoever. In rare cases, allergic reactions occur as a result of anesthesia. When this happens, the most common side-effects are vomiting and nausea. To lower your risk of a problem like this occurring, make sure to let your provider know about any medications you're allergic to and be honest about your medical history.

#sedationdentistry #dentalanxiety #PowayCA
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How Can I Prevent Cavities?
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Unfortunately, there's no way to prevent cavities entirely. However, if you practice good oral hygiene and brush and floss on a daily basis, you're much less likely to experience a problem. Electric toothbrushes, in particular, are an effective way to reduce plaque and food particles on the surface of your teeth and between your gums. In fact, they're scientifically proven to combat smooth surface cavities, chewing cavities, and root cavities.

#cavityprevention #oralhealth #PowayCA
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It's always good to remember that prevention is better than cure. Screenings and regular check-ups have been proven to increase life expectancy, especially among people between 30 to 49 years old. It's highly beneficial to spread awareness and start young and early; check this list to see what you can do!
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#PatientAwareness #Screening #CheckUps #HealthTips #PowayCA
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