These days we are seeing people raving about the use of charcoal toothpaste to clean their teeth, much like their ancestors did (ancient ones going waaaaay back). Currently a popular trend, charcoal toothpaste has a reputation for binding itself to bacteria, tartar, tooth stains and even viruses to keep your smile healthy. As a toothpaste, it uses activated charcoal in... read more »VIEW POST
Constantly having to figure out a "new" normal, which really has no semblance of normal, has given 'being busy' a whole new meaning. And while people are dealing with plenty of differences in their lives, one would think with a world-wide pandemic, you'd have an excess of leisurely time. That, however, does not seem to be the case. Between figuring... read more »VIEW POST
Staying healthy is a top priority for everyone now. And yet, many people are doing the one thing that is likely to land them a trip to the ER — putting off seeing your dentist. At Exceptional Dentistry in Palmdale, CA, Dr. Powell and our experienced team understand that people are hesitant to step outside their comfort zones right now... read more »VIEW POST
Did you know that tonsils can be problematic? Particularly for breathing in early childhood, which is why many doctors recommend that the child have them removed. These two oval-shaped lymph nodes hanging out at the back of the throat work as a defense mechanism to prevent oral infections. They are supposed to disappear for adults. However, for those who carry... read more »VIEW POST
With fall just around the corner, sports activities are ramping up again making you or your kids vulnerable to oral injury. But sport season means havoc for your dental health in more than one way. So being aware and prepared can help you keep yours and your family's smile healthy, strong and beautiful. Let's talk about important tips to keep... read more »VIEW POST
Could you imagine smiling without teeth? Your teeth do a fantastic job every day of completing your smile so you look your best. They actually do a lot for you. Your teeth help you speak properly so that you can have confidence communicating with those around you in your day-to-day interactions. Not to mention they are necessary for you to... read more »VIEW POST
You brush your teeth, you floss them too, and you see your dentist on a regular basis. If you're taking all of these actions, then you are doing a great job keeping your smile healthy! You get a gold star from us. However, even when you're following those steps, it doesn’t always counteract habits that harm your teeth. Here are... read more »VIEW POST
We know these are unprecedented times. As health care providers we've been monitoring the situation over the past few months closely, and we'll continue to do so. We believe in being alert and not anxious. So you can rest assured that we're taking extra precautions. However, over the years dentists have been practicing with the assumption that patients may be... read more »VIEW POST
If you're one of those folks who grind their teeth compulsively or clench their jaw repetitively, you likely suffer from a condition called bruxism. Bruxism affects about 10% of the population and can occur while you're awake or asleep. People often don't know they have it because 80% of it happens while you're snoozing! Bruxism during the day involves repetitive... read more »VIEW POST
Can we get a show of hands for those of us who cannot function well without sleep? Our hands are definitely up. Getting good quality sleep is an absolute must, and yet, sleep apnea is a significant health issue in the United States. In fact, it's estimated that 22 million American adults are suffering from sleep apnea and keeping their... read more »VIEW POST
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