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By: dro123
Pacific Coast Smiles
If you need a dentist, Pacific Coast Smiles is where you need to go! When you walk in, you feel calm, rather than tense. I suppose it's the decor/ atmosphere, but that's a GOOD thing in a dental office! The dentists there are both quite good; I've seen them both. The hygienists are all three very friendly, although I've only seen one, and she is the best! I have been tense and nervous before at other offices, which makes me not numb as easily, I believe. They seem to get the job done in 1/2 the time of other offices; they're pretty organized. I am recommending to all my friends - I love coming here!
By: Christy H.
Advanced Smile Design Santa Maria
Excellent dentist! From beginning to end! Very fast and attention to every detail in the work. No pain during the work and no mentionable discomfort afterward. Both the Doctors Nolan are in a class by themselves !! They even have a CT scanner for your mouth!??! What!?!! Very cool! If you want the best, go here. My 85yr old mom and I felt respected and cared for and we will be back without fear of the dentist anymore! Thank you, all.
By: Cheryl G.
Dr. Ryan Allen, DO
Dr. Allen is caring, listens to you, has a great bed side manner and finds the best course of action to help you get better. He is the best Doctor in Santa Maria, Ca. I give him a five star rating out of five stars. His office is comfortable, beautiful and you get right in to see him. I am lucky to have found such a great top notch Doctor. He is just wonderful ! ! !
By: Tammy B.
Aegis Treatment Centers LLC
I Have been with Aegis Goin on my 3rd time (due to moving) and of ALL the clinics ive been on Aegis Santa Maria is by far my FAVORITE! They are friendly and accommodating. They treat me with thee utmost respect. Im thankful for Aegis SM....they litrtally saved my life!! THANK YOU AEGIS
By: Russ R.
Dr. Tushar Chandrakant Yadav, MD
Dr Yadav is one of the finest Doctor's that I have ever met. He is very thorough and cares greatly about his patients. I have been a patient of his for several months now and I couldn't be happier.
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By: Jose A.
Murphy Chiropractic
Dr. Murphy and support staff were friendly, helpful and professional. Treatment and service's were excellent. I was very satisfied with visit. I highly recommend it if you are in pain.
By: Richard H.
Urgent Care Medical Group
Had to go here when I was out of town. Place was empty when I got there. Only one other. 2 hours later I was leaving. The doctor was outstanding. Very knowledgeable
By: Jorge Z.
Elwood Grant D DDS - Grant D Elwood DDS
Went in for the first time.made me feel at ease and feel like family.excellent service.dental work was excellent and a fair price.
Tips & Advices
The most common dental problems in children are:
  • Cavities
  • Bad breath
  • Gum disease
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Grinding
  • Canker sores
  • Missing teeth
  • Extra teeth
  • Bite and alignment issues
Thumb sucking is not specifically a dental problem, but it can cause a malocclusion, a condition where the top and bottom teeth don't line up correctly.
To clean a baby's teeth, use a small, soft-bristled toothbrush designed specifically for infants. Apply a tiny amount of non-fluoride toothpaste - about the size of a grain of rice - and gently brush all sides of the teeth and the tongue. Before the baby's first teeth emerge, use gauze or a wet washcloth wrapped around the finger to wipe the gums. This motion doesn't necessarily reduce bacteria, but it does help the infant to get used to the sensation of having his or her teeth cleaned.
Children should visit their pediatric dentist every six months. This recommended frequency does not change throughout a person's lifetime.
No, wisdom teeth do not need to be removed unless they cause pain, lead to dental issues, or are aligned incorrectly.
Yes, dental sealants prevent cavities by filling in deep grooves in the teeth. Without them, bacteria can collect in these areas and cause tooth decay, which can happen with children.

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