Understanding Your Oral Microbiome: Why Your Mouth’s Microbial World Matters

We believe in a functional approach to dental care—understanding that oral health is intricately linked to overall well-being. One of the most crucial aspects of this connection is the oral microbiome. This complex ecosystem, consisting of billions of bacteria, fungi, viruses, and other microorganisms, plays a pivotal role in maintaining both oral and general health. … Continued

Optimizing the Harmony of Joints, Teeth, Muscles, and Bite

The harmony between our joints, teeth, muscles, and bite plays a crucial role in overall health and well-being. This finely tuned system, known as the stomatognathic system, ensures that we can perform essential functions such as chewing, speaking, and swallowing effectively and without pain. However, when one component of this system is out of balance, … Continued

Why CBCT Scans?

We prioritize your oral health and the precision of your treatments at Santa Teresa Smiles. This is why we utilize Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) scans, a cutting-edge imaging technology that significantly enhances our diagnostic capabilities and treatment planning. Superior Imaging with Less Radiation One of the standout benefits of CBCT scans is their ability … Continued

PH Levels in Your Mouth—Why does it matter?

The pH level in your mouth plays a critical role in maintaining oral health. It serves as a delicate balance that, when disrupted, can lead to a variety of dental problems including tooth decay, enamel erosion, and periodontal disease. Understanding the factors that influence mouth pH and how to maintain a balanced oral environment is … Continued

Integrative Dentistry: Muscle Function and Oral Health

Muscle function plays a crucial role in maintaining oral health, yet its significance often goes unnoticed in traditional dental care. Research highlights the connection between muscle function and various oral health conditions, including sleep-disordered breathing, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, malocclusion, and more. Understanding the role of muscle function in these conditions is essential for providing … Continued

Understanding the Vital Difference Between Airway and Airflow for Optimal Health

The terms “airway” and “airflow” are frequently used. While they might seem synonymous at first glance, they represent distinct aspects of our respiratory and oral anatomy, each playing crucial roles in our overall well-being. Understanding the difference between these two concepts is essential for comprehending their impact on health, particularly dental health. The difference between … Continued

The Importance of Tongue Brushing

While oral hygiene primarily focuses on the care of teeth and gums, the tongue often remains an overlooked player in the narrative of oral health. As a biological dental office, we know the importance that the whole body plays on our overall health, and the tongue is integral to both oral and overall health. The … Continued

Dr. Noha Oushy Is Now a Fellow of the American Laser Study Club

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Noha Oushy has been honored with the title of Fellow of the American Laser Study Club (ALSC). This remarkable achievement not only highlights Dr. Oushy’s dedication to her craft, but also underscores her commitment to delivering exceptional care to her patients. The American Laser Study Club is renowned … Continued