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Blog by Long Beach Dentist – Dr. Steven Pakiz, DDS

Itero Element 2 Scanner: Cutting Edge Tech For Your Smile

Itero Element 2 Scanner: Cutting Edge Tech For Your Smile

Dentists specialize in cleaning teeth and filling cavities, but they’re also oral health advocates who utilize advanced technology to protect and enhance your smile. At Long Beach Dental in Long Beach, California, Dr. Pakiz is committed to using state-of-the-art technologies such as the iTero Element 2 Scanner to improve his patients’ dental care and address […]

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PerioProtect: Fighting Gum Disease Without Surgery

PerioProtect: Fighting Gum Disease Without Surgery

Why Is PerioProtect Important? PerioProtect makes it possible to fight gum disease without surgery. To understand the real significance of PerioProtect, you first have to appreciate the significant threats posed by gum disease.  Gingivitis Gingivitis is the mildest form of periodontal disease. It’s your mouth’s warning sign that you must make changes to protect your […]

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4 Reasons Your Dentist is Safe During COVID

4 Reasons Your Dentist is Safe During COVID

  The coronavirus pandemic has fundamentally changed life as we know it, even inside the dentist office. It has left you wondering whether your dentist is safe during COVID. Indeed, the coronavirus poses unique threats to our health and safety. This makes it more important than ever before for dental offices to implement strategic precautions […]

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Everything You Never Knew About Laser Dentistry

Everything You Never Knew About Laser Dentistry

Laser eye surgery and laser hair removal are well-known services that make the most of laser’s powerful capabilities to improve human health and cosmetics. But did you know that laser therapy plays an incredible role in dentistry as well? Laser dentistry has advanced significantly over the last decade to offer sophisticated, cutting edge dental treatments. […]

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5 Important Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry

5 Important Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry

We all want a radiant, attractive smile. After all, it’s one of your most defining features. Yet if your teeth are stained, crooked, damaged, or missing entirely, you probably avoid smiling at all costs.    You deserve to smile wide and with confidence, and cosmetic dentistry can make it happen! Cosmetic dentistry is a dental […]

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4 Reasons You Should Get an Oral Cancer Screening

4 Reasons You Should Get an Oral Cancer Screening

You have many different reasons to visit the dentist at least twice a year. From cavity fillings and root canals to fluoride treatments and crowns, your dentist offers the specialized attention you need to maintain an attractive, healthy smile. Just don’t forget about your oral cancer screening as well. Nearly 50,000 cases of oral cancer […]

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Try Laser Teeth Whitening For Results in 20 Minutes

Try Laser Teeth Whitening For Results in 20 Minutes

A bright white smile is the ultimate cosmetic goal, but it’s not always easy to achieve. Nearly 40 million Americans used tooth whitening products in 2017 to fight the signs of tooth coloration, but not all of them had success. Many over-the-counter whitening kits don’t deliver on their promises. Instead, they cause intense tooth sensitivity […]

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The 5 Most Important Parts of a Dental Exam

The 5 Most Important Parts of a Dental Exam

You could try to cut your own hair, but only your hairdresser can achieve the style you want. You could try to repair your own car, but only a mechanic has the tools and knowledge to get you back on the road. The same is true for your dentist. While brushing and flossing are essential […]

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All About Straightening Your Teeth With Invisalign

All About Straightening Your Teeth With Invisalign

Crooked teeth are difficult enough to fix as a child, but battling crowding and spacing issues as an adult is even worse. Yet only 35% of all American adults have well-aligned teeth, and at least 20% of adults need orthodontic treatment.   If you count yourself among the adults who need to fix crooked, misaligned […]

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Preparing For a Root Canal? Here’s What You Need to Know

Preparing For a Root Canal? Here’s What You Need to Know

Nearly every adult knows what it feels like to experience tooth pain, but some discomfort is so severe that it can’t possibly be resolved with a few Ibuprofen. Significant tooth pain is often the cause of extensive decay that can only be alleviated with a root canal.  Nearly 15 million people undergo root canal therapy […]

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