1. What Happens When You’re Late for a Dentist Appointment

    We’ve all been there: That dentist appointment you knew was coming up slipped your mind or didn’t quite get planned for correctly; whatever the case, you get that sinking feeling that comes with knowing you’re going to be late. What do you do? What happens? How does this influence the dentist’s office? Today, we’ll take a look at this multi-sided issue that seems to be an unavoidable, ev…Read More

  2. Why Dentists Actually Recommend Sugar-Free Gum

    How many things have dentists recommended to you in your life that didn’t involve brushing or flossing? Not many, right? Well, what if we were to tell you that sugar-free gum is recommended by most dentists - and not just as an alternative to sugared gums. Sugar-Free Gum is Surprisingly Good for Your Teeth You heard it right; sugar-free gum isn’t just acceptable from a dental perspective, but …Read More

  3. Not a Gum Pimple: Must-Know Abscess Information

    The term abscess is used to describe two distinctly different conditions in dentistry; it refers to either a periapical abscess in the tooth or a periodontal abscess along the gumline. Today, we’ll discuss some general abscess information, especially regarding the sudden pimple-like growth on the gumline that is a telltale indicator of a periodontal abscess. Importance of Treating the Underlying…Read More

  4. The Best Foods for Your Teeth

    While there is certainly overlap between the foods that are best and healthiest for your teeth and those that are just generally good for you, there are a few exceptions. Today, we’ll give you a few examples of tooth-healthy foods, explain the “why” behind them, and even tell you how some otherwise healthy foods can be somewhat tooth damaging. What Makes Food Tooth Healthy? If you’ve been …Read More

  5. Investigate Your Dentist Before Scheduling

    In our previous blog, we talked about how to use online reviews to find a new dentist for your family. But what do you do after you find that dentist? Online reviews or a tip from a friend isn’t enough to ensure that the office you’ve chosen is actually right for you - you’ll need to do just a little more digging. Getting the Answers You Need for Great Dental Care When you contact a dentist…Read More

  6. Using Review Sites to Find a Dentist

    The so-called “Age of Information” has some incredible benefits and tools to take advantage of. For instance, if you’re looking to use just about any service imaginable, you can now hop online and find out what people are saying about that business or service. This availability is changing the way that many people connect with businesses and services in their area - even in healthcare. Judgi…Read More

  7. Getting a Second Opinion

    If you keep up with our blog regularly, you’ll notice that we don’t communicate quite like most dentists. Maybe this comes from the fact that we see ourselves as a business second and patient resource first or maybe we just like being different. Either way, today we’ll do tell you something that very few dentists and patients talk about: It’s okay to get a second opinion. Nobody’s Perfec…Read More

  8. What Does Dental Insurance Cover?

    One question we get all the time from patients in the Encino and Lake Balboa area is about their own insurance, especially those wondering exactly what their insurance covers. In today’s blog, our staff will teach you a few of the must-know things to read and consider about your current dental insurance policy, plus what to look for in any new coverage. Explaining Dental Insurance Coverage There…Read More

  9. Why Water is the Best Drink for Your Teeth

    In our previous blog, we talked in-depth about the benefits that certain foods can provide your teeth; in reality, no food is entirely beneficial for your teeth, and only one beverage can claim that right: Drinking water. The Many Tooth & Mouth Benefits of Water It should come as no surprise that water reigns supreme as the ultimate oral health-conscious substance, as water is life. It is than…Read More

  10. Do Electric Toothbrushes Work Better?

    One question we get asked all the time is about whether or not people should choose to use an electric toothbrush over their manual counterparts. At Balboa Victory Dental, we always strive to answer questions from our patients as thoroughly as possible, so here we go! Should You Get an Electronic Toothbrush? If you’re torn between the choice of an electronic toothbrush upgrade or sticking to the…Read More