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

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

Progression of Sleep Disordered Breathing: From Low Tongue Posture to Sleep Apnea

Sleep is a cornerstone of our well-being, yet for many, it’s a battleground fraught with challenges. One such challenge is sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), a spectrum of conditions ranging from subtle disturbances to potentially life-threatening disorders. Understanding its progression is crucial for early intervention and prevention. In this post, we’ll explore the phases of SDB and … Continued

Functional Frenuloplasty: A Comprehensive Overview

Functional frenuloplasty, an integrative approach to addressing tethered oral tissues, has become a cornerstone of success in contemporary practices that focus on whole health. The essence of this method lies in its ability to provide a thorough and effective release of oral tethers while incorporating a multidisciplinary protocol. This protocol seamlessly integrates myofunctional therapy, and … Continued

Functional Airway Evaluation: Screening Tool and How We Use It

A good night’s sleep is crucial for overall health and well-being, and disruptions in sleep patterns can have far-reaching consequences. Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is a common issue that can affect people of all ages, leading to various health complications if left untreated. To address this concern, healthcare professionals and researchers have developed effective screening tools, … Continued

What’s really causing my cavities?

Cavities have long been attributed to the consumption of sugary treats and poor oral hygiene. While these factors undoubtedly play a role, there’s a culprit beneath the surface that often goes unnoticed in mainstream discussions—the intricate interplay between bacteria and oral health. Embracing an integrative and biological dental standpoint allows us to delve deeper into … Continued

Minerals for Oral Health

Minerals play a critical role in both oral health and your overall health. Here are some key minerals you need to make sure you are getting to protect your teeth, but also to keep your body healthy as a whole. Calcium for Tooth Enamel Calcium is a building block for teeth, contributing to their structure … Continued

Why Do You Need to Remineralize Your Teeth?

Remineralization of teeth is crucial for overall oral health, and it can have broader implications for your general well-being. Here’s why remineralization of teeth is important: Prevents Tooth Decay Remineralization helps repair the enamel of your teeth, which is the protective outer layer. When enamel demineralizes due to acids produced by bacteria in your mouth, … Continued