• My teeth don't line up any more. Why?
    If your teeth don't line up like they used to any more, you may be suffering from temporomandibular joint disorder, often called TMD. This is a term that can actually Read more
  • Keeping Our Teeth Healthy as We Age
    Decades ago, it was just expected that getting older meant losing teeth. But today’s dental practices and treatments help us defy expectations. How can we keep our teeth healthy as Read more
  • The Start of Valentine’s Day
    Valentine’s Day, also known as Saint Valentine’s Day, has been said to originate with a Catholic priest named Valentine several thousand year ago. Valentine defied the emperor at the time Read more
  • I’m on a diet and getting MORE cavities!
    Health gurus rave about replacing unhealthy food choices with healthy ones in your diet. If you want to maintain your beautiful smile as well as your waistline, choose foods that Read more
  • What are dental implants?
    Do you have a space where a tooth used to be? Were you born with a missing tooth? Are you getting ready for dentures? You may be a good candidate Read more
  • What is gingivitis, and how can I treat it?
    Gingivitis is an early stage of gum disease that results when bacteria in your mouth cause inflammation in your gums. This is a common condition, and you can treat it Read more
  • Healthy Gum, Healthy Mouth
    “Shouldn’t that be healthy gums,” you’re thinking? And, of course, you’re correct. Healthy gums are extremely important not only for our dental well-being, but for our overall physical health. But that’s Read more
  • Proper Flossing Techniques
    Of all the dental hygiene techniques you can use at home to promote clean teeth and good oral health, flossing is likely to be the one that troubles most people. Read more
  • Make this the Year You Stop Smoking
    It’s a new year, and it couldn’t come fast enough for many of us! Let’s do our part to make this a better year in every way—and you can start Read more
  • Five (Easy-to-Keep!) Dental Resolutions for the New Year
    It’s a new year! A blank calendar! A traditional time to make a few changes that could change your life for the better. And while we applaud big goals like Read more
  • Periodontics and Pregnancy
    Periodontal health — which refers to the condition of the structures that support your teeth — is an important part of your oral and overall health. However, periodontal health becomes Read more
  • Should I use mouthwash?
    Mouthwashes are commonly used as a part of a daily oral care regimen. Not only do they freshen breath, but some are capable of improving dental health too. Using a Read more
  • Happy Holidays! Healthy Holidays!
    It’s the holiday season! With so much to do and so much going on, you want to be at your best. We have some ideas to help make your season Read more
  • Seven Foods that will Give You a Smashing Smile
    As the saying goes, you are what you eat. But did you know that what you eat also affects your smile? Chow down on these seven tasty treats, recommended by Read more
  • Thanksgiving Trivia
    At Designing Smiles By Dr. Diaz we love learning trivia and interesting facts about Thanksgiving! This year, the doctor wanted to share some trivia that might help you feel a Read more
  • Common Emergency Visits: From lost fillings to broken dentures
    You never know when you're going to experience a dental emergency, but if you do, it should give you peace of mind to know that emergency dental care is available Read more

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