Here in Santa Cruz it feels like we are finally in our element: bonfires, bikes and beautiful weather!! This is my idea of paradise.
I would like to extend a HUGE high-five to all the recent graduates! And a good luck to all of our patients that will be heading off to college in the fall. We are all so proud of you! A special shout out to Hailey Roumimper, Sean Goetzl and Trey Peterson!!
Whether you are at the Beach Boardwalk or Bali, I hope you take some time to relax and enjoy paradise. Don’t let this summer slip away. Make it the best one yet!!
To your Health,
Are You a 10?
I ask all of my patients to rate their smile on a scale from one to 10. Although the answers vary, I rarely hear a ten. Why? Is it a misplaced tooth or stains that won’t go away? Do you have a “gummy” looking smile or short looking teeth? Or maybe it is a gap right in the middle? If you are unhappy with how your smile looks, now is the time to do something about it.
One of the simplest solutions I recommend is veneers. They are a great, easy way to permanently whiten or straighten your smile. They are quick, painless and can be done in as little as 2 visits.
I would love for the next time I ask you to rate your smile, your answer to be, “It’s a ten, Dr. Bob!”
How smart are your teeth?
Some have said that ages 17-25 are called the “Age of Wisdom.” This is the same time that young adults get their 3rd molars, which are subsequently called wisdom teeth.
With a break in school, summer turns out to be a busy time of year for wisdom teeth extractions here in our office. However, did you know not everyone needs to have them removed? Some people have room enough in their mouths to keep them. But a lot of people do not.
The crowding of too many teeth in the mouth can cause pressure on adjacent teeth and pain. Sometimes the teeth are unable to fully erupt because of the odd angle they are coming in at and make it uncomfortable. Most often this pressure is felt in the jaw, ears, and side of face. Lots of patients are just fine with local anesthetic like Novocaine, but some people do prefer to be sedated. Either way, most extractions can be done here. Patients usually feel fine to return to work or even summer vacation the next day.
So if you have been putting off the removal of your (or your child’s) third molars, there is nothing to fear! Dentistry has come a long way from the covered wagon and whiskey days of our parents! We have a variety of solutions for patients apprehensive about extractions and the skill to make your experience the most comfortable visit possible.
This quarter enter to win a sail for two on the Chardonnay and a $100 Gift Certificate to Bonny Doon Vineyard!!
Congratulations to last quarter’s winner Marc, who took home a $200 gift certificate to Caress Day Spa