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Oct
29

In LA and looking for fun and festive things to do this Halloween? Check out our list of top Los Angeles attractions and events that celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year.

Many of these attractions are great for the whole family (although some are definitely scarier than others – use caution when bringing small children) and they’re the perfect way to celebrate Halloween, LA-style.

1. Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood- Select Nights

2.Knott’s Scary Farm at Knott’s Berry Farm – September 21 – October 31

3. Dark Harbor at The Queen Mary- Fright Fest at Six Flags Magic Mountain

4. The Dungeon of Doom

5. The Hollywood Museum

6. Boo at the Zoo – Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens

7. Los Angeles Haunted Hayride at Griffith Park

8. Harvest Festival And Corn Maze

9. Forneris Farms, Mission Hills

So there you have it. Our list of some festive and spooky things to do for Halloween in Los Angeles this year.

Pacific dental group wish everyone Happy Halloween!

Sep
24

For weeks, summer has slowly been slipping away. The days are getting shorter, the nights longer, and the first days of cool, crisp weather roll in. For many, it’s the best time of year: On September 22, the Fall Equinox for 2018 has arrived.

The season may be dominated these days by pumpkin-spiced everything, but the roots of the Fall Equinox go much further back than Starbucks. For thousands of years, the Fall Equinox has been celebrated as a time when the harvest comes to an end, when the fruits of a year’s worth of work become available, and when everyone must get ready for the coming winter. The period was always associated with a time for parties and and gathering with friends and family, which explains why there is such a strong autumnal spirit to this day. So head outside or huddle up inside and appreciate the changing of the seasons!

Pacific dental group state that after a long summer of travel and adventures, sometimes what sounds best is a reason to stay inside on the couch all day. A dreary autumn day is the perfect time to catch up on the latest Netflix shows you’ve been missing out on, and falling asleep while watching your favorite gridiron team on Sundays is also totally acceptable. That’s what fall is for.

Source from nationaltoday.com

Apr
22

Here are simple and easy tips to help you go green, protect the earth, save money and make every day Earth Day. You can make a difference!

  1. Join a local park, river or beach clean-up.
  2. Use environmentally-friendly, non-toxic cleaning products.
  3. Replace inefficient incandescent light bulbs with efficient CFLs or LEDs. Reduce your carbon footprint by 450 pounds a year.
  4. Carpool, ride your bike, use public transportation or drive an electric or hybrid car. Reduce your carbon footprint by one pound for every mile you do not drive.
  5. Keep your tires properly inflated and get better gas mileage. Reduce your carbon footprint 20 pounds for each gallon of gas saved.
  6. Change your car’s air filter regularly.
  7. Teleconference instead of traveling. If you fly five times per year, those trips are likely to account for 75% of your personal carbon footprint.
  8. Stop using disposable plastics, especially single-use plastics like bottles, bags and straws.
  9. Recycle paper, plastic and glass. Reduce your garbage by 10% and your carbon footprint by 1,200 pounds a year.

Saving our earth is not only by saying it loud, but also need to take action. As the climate change become more manifest every day, Pacific dental group hope everyone can provide more attentions on how to saving and protecting our earth. Let’s make our earth mother happy again together.

Oct
22

Pregnancy and dental work questions are common for expecting moms. Preventive dental cleanings and annual exams during pregnancy are not only safe, but are recommended. The rise in hormone levels during pregnancy causes the gums to swell, bleed, and trap food causing increased irritation to your gums.

Preventive dental work while pregnant is essential to avoid oral infections such as gum disease, which has been linked to preterm birth.

What about other regular dental work during pregnancy?

Dental work while pregnant, such as cavity fillings and crowns, should be treated to reduce the chance of infection. If dental work is done during pregnancy, the second trimester is ideal. Once you reach the third trimester, it may be very difficult to lie on your back for an extended period of time.

The safest course of action is to postpone all unnecessary dental work until after the birth.

However, sometimes emergency dental work, such as a root canal or tooth extraction, is necessary. Elective treatments, such as teeth whitening and other cosmetic procedures, should be postponed until after the birth. It is best to avoid this dental work while pregnant and avoid exposing the developing baby to any risks, even if they are minimal.

What about medications used in dental work during pregnancy?

Currently, there are conflicting studies about possible adverse effects on the developing baby from medications used during dental work. Lidocaine is the most commonly used drug for dental work. Lidocaine (Category B) does cross the placenta after administration.

If dental work is needed, the amount of anesthesia administered should be as little as possible, but still enough to make you comfortable. If you are experiencing pain, request additional numbing. When you are comfortable, the amount of stress on you and the baby is reduced. Also, the more comfortable you are, the easier it is for the anesthesia to work.

Dental work often requires antibiotics to prevent or treat infections. Antibiotics such as penicillin, amoxicillin, and clindamycin, which are labeled category B for safety in pregnancy, may be prescribed after your procedure.

Pacific dental group provide best services and we have extra care if you are pregnancy, it’s important to keep your oral health while pregnant and also important to make sure your baby’s health.

 

Sep
09

Have you ever stopped to think about what your teeth are mad of? And what’s inside of them? How strong they are?

 

Teeth are lots more complicated that they appear on the outside. The art you can see – called the crown- is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to your teeth. There are all sorts of things going on below the surface.

 

Although it looks like you can see a lot of your teeth, all you really see is the hard exterior known as the crown. The crown is covered with a super-hard, shiny substance called enamel. The enamel is like body armor for your teeth, protecting their inner parts from damage. How hard is enamel? In fact, the enamel on your teeth is the hardest substance in your body; it is even harder than your bones.

 

Underneath the enamel is another hard substance called dentin. Most of the tooth is made up of dentin. Dentin isn’t quite as hard as enamel, but it’s still quite hard and does a good job of protecting the innermost part of the tooth, called the pulp. Dentin is about as hard as your bones.

 

Now that you know a bit more about makes up your teeth and how strong our teeth are. However, Pacific dental group hope everyone take care of their teeth, although they are the strongest part in our body, but they are also very important and easy to destroy by bad bacteria.

 

Source from Wonderopolis

Jun
17

Does the third Sunday in June ring a bell with you? Probably not, although it has been celebrated every year for almost a century as Father’s Day.

We seem to have a day for almost everyone and everything to be honored, so why not fathers? Ironically, the idea for Father’s Day all started when a lady heard a Mother’s Day sermon and decided that she didn’t want all that her dad had done for her to go unrecognized. When you think about Father’s Day, what comes to your mind? Can you relate to the lady who was concerned about taking her father for granted?

Honoring fathers is important. After all, the Bible commands us to honor them; but, this year, think of Father’s Day with a new twist. Take some time to consider all your Heavenly Father has done for you and how you might be taking Him for granted.

Things you can do to make this Father’s Day special

  • Write a letter or make a phone call just to say, “thanks.”
  • Try to get into his world for a change and spend time doing something with your dad that he enjoys.
  • Have a conversation that doesn’t have anything to do with getting money from him.
  • Focus on all the positive things he has been in your life so far. Realize that God has placed that person in your life for a reason and be thankful.

 

 

Pacific dental group wish all the fathers happy fathers day!

 

Source from lifeway.com

Jun
10

No matter how thoroughly you brush your teeth, it’s impossible to reach the plaque and food debris that lodge under the gum line between your teeth. Using dental floss every time you brush not only makes your teeth cleaner, it also stimulates gums, polishes tooth surfaces, prevents buildup of plaque, and reduces gum bleeding. And flossing can help you prevent gum disease.

How many people heed the message that flossing is important for good dental health? Not enough, according to a 2008 survey sponsored by the American Dental Association. Only half of American adults claim to floss at least once a day, and one in 10 say they never floss.

Flossing is simple, and synthetic fibers make it easier to floss between closely spaced teeth. Flavored flosses make the experience tastier, too. In addition, a variety of other products are available to help clean between teeth and under the gum line. Your dentist or hygienist can advise you on which one is right for you.

 

Unwaxed floss

– Thin nylon yarn composed of 35 strands twisted together for strength

– Can be inserted between closely spaced teeth, but more likely to break or fray than the waxed variety.

 

Waxed floss

– Basic dental floss coated with a light layer of wax

– More resistant to breaking than unwaxed floss. Wax may make it harder to use in tight spaces.

 

Polytetrafluoro-ethylene floss

– Floss made from the same synthetic fiber used for high-tech rain gear (Gore-Tex). One brand is Glide.

– Useful for cleaning around gums and between closely spaced teeth.

 

Dental tape (waxed or unwaxed)

– Broader and flatter than traditional floss

– More effective than traditional floss for cleaning between teeth that are not tightly spaced.

 

Floss threader

– Needle-type device through which floss is threaded.

– “Needle” allows floss to be pushed through spaces in dental work. Similar to Super Floss.

 

Floss holder

– Y-shaped plastic tool that holds a length of floss between two prongs.

– Can make flossing easier for people who have trouble manipulating the floss or fitting their fingers into their mouth.

 

Toothpick

– Common pointed cleaning tool made from wood, plastic, or metal

– Useful for cleaning around gums and between teeth. Use toothpicks made out of a material, such as wood, that is softer than the tooth. Moisten before using. Take care not to press too hard on gums.
Toothpick holder

– Device to hold a toothpick at the correct angle for cleaning.

– Useful for cleaning gum line, gingival pockets, concave tooth surfaces, exposed roots, and areas around fixed bridges. Can be used to apply medications to gum areas.

 

Tip stimulator

– Cone-shaped rubber nub found at the end of many toothbrushes or mounted on a handle of its own

– Useful for massaging gums, freeing trapped food, and dislodging plaque.

 

Wedge stimulato

– Triangular plastic or wooden tool

– Especially useful for removing plaque and reducing inflammation in areas where the gum tissue between the teeth is missing. Moisten wooden stimulators before use and discard when the wood starts to splinter.

 

Interproximal brushes and swabs

– Small spiral brushes or swabs that are pushed in and out of gaps between widely separated teeth or around braces or prosthetic devices.

– Brush should be slightly larger than the space being cleaned. Brushes with special plastic-coated stems are available to avoid scratching implant abutments.

 

End-tufted brushes

– Plastic handle with toothbrush-type bristles on either end.

– Useful for cleaning hard-to-reach areas on the gum line such as the margins of crowns and the insides of the lower back teeth. Used with a paintbrush-style motion.

 

Irrigation devices

– Motorized units that send a steady or pulsating stream of water or mouth rinse through a detachable nozzle to a targeted area of the mouth.

– Good for flushing out accumulated debris from braces, bridges and other restorations, and deep gum pockets. However, irrigation does not completely remove plaque.

 

Pacific dental group suggest you pick one floss that best suit for you and remember to flossing your teeth everyday.

 

Source from Dental Health for Adults: A Guide to Protecting Your Teeth and Gums. Copyright © by Harvard University. All rights reserved.

Apr
07

It may be a while since your grandmother told you to brush your teeth for 2 minutes 3 times a day. Was she right or wrong? It seems like a pretty fair guidepost, but how well does it hold up with the evidence?

 

Dr. Anna Guarna, writing for www.colgate.com, says “Proper brushing technique is probably more important than timing.” The thing to remember is that the point of tooth brushing is to get the teeth clean. Many sources say you can’t do that in less time than two minutes. Others recommend as much as three.

 

It is important to remember that flossing is just as important. Short strokes around every tooth, emphasis on getting inside surfaces too, and flossing can reduce bacteria left on the teeth. Leftover bacteria can lead to gingivitis and periodontitis. Basically, you run the risk of developing diseases of both the gums and the enamel (cavities).

 

Most dentists still recommend at least 2 minutes at a time. Some naysayers have complained that over brushing can lead to erosion of the gum line. The problem turns out to be more a problem of the pressure applied than the length of time spent brushing. Dr. Guarna recommends using the non-dominant hand.

 

Dr. Sesemann from WebMD recommends that you divide the mouth into four quarters, and do each for thirty seconds. He also points out that some electric toothbrushes come with an automatic timer to set you straight. Getting the proper bristles is also important. If they are too stiff they can damage the gums.

 

Sesemann also says “three times is best.” So it may just be your grandmother was right on the money. Since there is evidence to show that plaque on the teeth can indicate plaque in the arteries, proper oral hygiene is essential. The secret is to make sure it is a routine part of your day.

 

Pacific Dental Group suggests you don’t just brush teeth for the length of time; make sure brush all sides of your teeth and gum.

Jul
21

Ideally, you should visit the dentist every six months for routine cleaning and an examination. During the examination at the dentist, your dentist will examine your mouth for any signs of tooth decay. If signs of tooth decay exist, your dentist will work quickly to treat the issues, as well as providing any preventive measures to avoid future tooth decay all together.

Jun
12

The pain, swelling and discomfort that follows wisdom tooth extraction is a normal part of the healing process. How long is wisdom teeth recovery time? When will you be back to chewing crunchy carrots and apples with ease?