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Smile Therapy: Jaw and Facial Pain

Typically, if you ever feel any aches or pains in your body, it’s very likely linked to some sort of damage or condition that has occurred.

Jan 28th, 2018
What are Pregnancy Tumors?

You may know about pregnancy tumors, but they’re most likely different than what you’d expect. With a tiny bit of help from our team, you can foil or treat pregnancy tumors, depending on your oral health.

Nov 30th, 2017
Maintain Optimum Oral Health with Dental Floss

Have you effectively been employing dental floss to keep your teeth and gums clean? Even if you brush your teeth twice a day as you’re supposed to, it will not be enough to keep your smile completely safe from harm.

Nov 28th, 2017
Do You Have a Distressed Dental Filling?

The general passage of time combined with poor oral hygiene practices can gradually start to degrade the relationship between a dental filling and the surrounding tooth enamel. This is even more likely to occur with large fillings.

Oct 30th, 2017
Expecting? Implement These Oral Hygiene Tips.

Good parents watch out for the best interests of their children. During pregnancy, the oral hygiene behaviors you practice (or don’t practice) can have a vast impact on the health of your child — and we’re talking about more than their pearly whites.

Oct 22nd, 2017
Prevent Cavities before Halloween

Halloween is coming. That means lots of discounted candy, parties, and trick or treating for the kids. One thing you don’t want in your family is a cavity.

Sep 30th, 2017
A Timeline on Toothpaste

Humans have been using toothpaste for thousands of years. Even before the age of dentistry began, we have been naturally concerned with the cleanliness of our teeth and mouth.

Aug 14th, 2017
Your Oral Health is Linked to Tooth Decay

Did you know, your oral health is linked to tooth decay? Well, it’s true! Having proper oral health is important, which is why our team here at Hansen Dental Care in Pasadena, California, is happy to talk to you about your oral health.

Jun 28th, 2017
TMJ Disorder Prevention Tips

Are you starting to feel tightness in your jaw? Do you clench your teeth at night? You may be on your way to a TMJ disorder.

May 30th, 2017
Mouthwash Potpourri

Are you aware of the many varieties of mouthwash designed for a wide variety of oral ailments? Not only are mouthwashes designed to enhance the smell of your breath, but they can clean your teeth, strengthen your tooth enamel, and even brighten your smile.

Apr 28th, 2017
Use Sugarless Gum to Stimulate Saliva Flow

One of the most common threats to our smiles remains cavities and tooth decay. Tooth decay is caused by digging away at our tooth enamel that protects our teeth.

Mar 21st, 2017
Is Your Teeth Whitener Safe?

Is your teeth whitener safe? Many teeth whitening products are not regulated or approved by a governing body to ensure they are what they claim.

Feb 23rd, 2017
How to Floss Properly

Flossing properly has been a debate that has raged on for as long as flossing has existed. Everybody seems to have their own preferences as to what techniques work best, and even which type of filament works best as well.

Feb 13th, 2017
Zoom! Whitening: The Fast Way to a Whiter Smile

Do you want a whiter and brighter smile in a quick and easy way? If so, Zoom! Whitening is for you! Zoom! Whitening in Pasadena, California, is a painless and fast process of whitening your smile.

Jan 10th, 2017
Fight Bad Bacteria With Therapeutic Mouthwash

Mouthwash can be beneficial to your teeth if you are using the right products. Many brands of mouthwashes aim only to conceal bad breath, and not actively fight the bacteria that cause bad breath.

Nov 28th, 2016
Cool Teeth Facts

At Hansen Dental Care Robert E. Hansen Jr., DDS and our team want our patients in Pasadena, California, to know how important your smile is.

Nov 11th, 2016
What is Plaque?

You’ve probably heard about plaque before–especially if you’ve ever visited a dentist–but do actually know what it is? Do you know what you can do to keep plaque at bay, stop it from forming, and the effect plaque can actually have on your smile?

Oct 14th, 2016
How to Love your Smile Again

If you’re not happy with your smile, you’re not alone. Millions of people undergo some sort of cosmetic dentistry procedures each year, and there’s nothing wrong with fixing up your smile.

Sep 26th, 2016
First Aid for a Broken Tooth

Unfortunately, there are also times when something like a hard fall or blow to the face, can impact with such force that it cracks, shatters or otherwise breaks the tooth.

Aug 22nd, 2016
Understanding Your Cosmetic Restoration Options

Our highly trained team of dental professionals can assess the imperfections in your smile and help you understand your cosmetic dentistry options for the winning smile you’ve always wanted.

Jul 27th, 2016
How to Feel More Comfortable in the Dental Chair

If you are nervous or anxious about your upcoming dental appointment, our Hansen Dental Care team is happy to give you the tips you need to finally feel more comfortable in the dental chair!

May 25th, 2016
How Dental Veneers Can Enhance Your Smile

Have you considered dental veneers to enhance your smile? Dental veneers are thin-as-wafer shells which are custom made to cover the front portion of the teeth to correct your smile.

May 12th, 2016
The Link between Periodontitis and Disease

A spokesman for the American Dental Association noted that people with serious gum disease were 40% more likely to have a chronic health condition as well. This happens when bacteria in the mouth builds up and causes infection.

Mar 4th, 2016
Flossing Tips

Flossing at least once every day is essential to optimal oral health. But what is the correct way to floss? Here are a few tips to help you properly and effectively floss.

Feb 2nd, 2016
Healing the Mouth With Salt Water

If you have recently had any kind of dental surgery, or have a sore throat or sores on the gums, you may benefit from using a salt water rinse while you heal. Saltwater has been used for centuries by the Egyptians and the Greeks, and the Chinese have been

Jan 5th, 2016
Can Veneers Brighten Your Smile?

Dental veneers have been around since the beginning of the film industry. They were originally created by a Hollywood Dentist in the 1920’s.

Nov 5th, 2015