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April 15, 2014

Dental Implants: Are They the Right Choice for You?

There is a lot of hype about dental implants these days. As techniques improve, more and more people are beginning to consider dental implants as an option to replace missing teeth from injury, periodontal disease, or another cause. In past times, people relied on uncomfortable and often unnatural appearing dentures or bridges to replace lost teeth, however, with the improvement of dental implants, patients of our Newport Beach cosmetic dentist office now have the option of beautiful, natural looking dental implants. Continue reading

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March 25, 2014

The Difference Between Dental Bonding and Dental Veneers

dental-veneers-newport-beachAt The Center for Reconstructive Dentistry we often have patients ask us what the difference is between dental bonding and dental veneers. While both materials are attached to the front of your tooth for a beautiful, cleaner appearance, there are some real significant differences in which purpose each method is intended for. Understanding the difference can help you decide which procedure is your best option at your next visit to our Newport Beach Dental Office. Continue reading

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March 19, 2014

World Oral Health Day

If they say the eyes are the window to the soul, then the mouth must be the window (and door) to your health… March 20th is World Oral Health Day and health professionals across the globe reminded us about the importance of taking care of your dental health for improved quality of life in addition to better overall health. Dental health is a significant indicator of a person’s general health. In the United States so many have access to dental care and hygiene products that can help maintain your dental health. What are some basic tools and practices that can help maintain excellent dental health? Continue reading

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February 23, 2014

Can a Woman’s Hormones Cause Gum Disease?

For women who have wondered why their gums and teeth have taken a hit during different points in their life, the answer may be related to your hormones. Researchers at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine recently shared a finding that may explain why a woman’s mouth is more prone to bacteria at certain times than others. According to the study, hormone changes can cause conditions in the mouth to be more hospitable to damaging bacteria. If the conditions are right, bacteria can grow more rapidly in the mouth, enter the blood stream, and even cause problems with bone loss in the jaw, resulting in missing teeth. How can you make sure your teeth remain healthy and free from periodontal disease? Continue reading

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February 12, 2014

Surgeon General Gives New Warning About Tobacco and Dental Health

Light up a cigarette and you may be increasing your risk of developing gum disease, lung cancer, and a host of other associated illnesses. However, recently the Surgeon General has further updated the list of illnesses “causally associated” with tobacco use to include alternative products that deliver nicotine through other means. As more Americans reach for e-cigarettes, damage to their teeth is expected to rise. Continue reading

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January 28, 2014

How to Treat or Prevent Bad Breath

Nearly everyone has had the pleasure of having a conversation with a person who suffers from halitosis, A.K.A. bad breath. It’s unpleasant. Even worse is if you have been the offender. Beating bad breath is not just important for social functions and great conversation, bad breath may also be an indicator of dental health issues that need to be addressed. Knowing what is causing your bad breath is key for correcting the problem. But what if you do not know what is causing your bad breath? Dr. Sherri Worth’s Newport Beach dental office shares some insights on the causes of bad breath: Continue reading

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January 24, 2014

Can Obesity Affect Dental Health?

Dr Sherri Worth DDS – It’s the new year and people are considering their goals for the next 12 months- while personal resolutions like learning a new language, traveling to a new country, or paying off debt are all common New Year’s goals, the main resolution that many people choose is weight loss. It’s no surprise, considering nearly 35% of Americans are overweight or obese. And while it may seem surprising to see the topic of obesity on a dental blog, the effects of excess weight go beyond the known health risks like diabetes and heart disease. Continue reading

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December 27, 2013

New Year’s Resolutions That Can Benefit Your Teeth

At this time of year it seems that everyone is recovering from the holiday madness and the overload of tasty treats we’re tempted with daily. The end of December is a time for reflection, to consider your year and what you would like to improve upon next year. The top most common resolution for the New Year is to lose weight, and while that can be a great goal, there are other areas of the body that would thrive with a little TLC as well. Consider another goal for this New Year, consider a goal to give your teeth a little extra attention in 2014- chances are they already coincide with another goal you’re setting for yourself. The Center for Reconstructive Dentistry offers a few suggestions for great dental health goals that can keep your teeth gleaming and healthy through next year and beyond. Continue reading

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December 18, 2013

The Toothbrush: A Gift that Keeps on Giving…

Perhaps it’s not the most exciting gift. It’s definitely not the most popular gift (especially once you learn that more people on this planet own cell phones than toothbrushes). However, it is one of those practical gifts that keeps on giving! We think nothing is better than spoiling those pearly whites to a sparkling perfection. So what better investment to make on yourself this holiday season than a new toothbrush?


With so many toothbrush options, where do you begin? Manual brushes seem so diverse; soft bristle, hard bristle, long neck, narrow head. And power toothbrushes seem so complex. It’s difficult to have any confidence (or desire) in purchasing a quality toothbrush. Our skilled hygienists can answer any questions at your next dental cleaning in Newport Beach. However, in the meantime, let’s get down to the basics and hopefully define the contributing factors that make a toothbrush worth its price. Continue reading

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November 12, 2013

Diabetes Can Effect Your Dental Health

Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes. The reality is that as obesity continues to rise, diabetes diagnosis’ will continue to rise as well. The month of November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and though it would seem that diabetes and dental health should have no connection, the health of your teeth can be greatly affected if you have been diagnosed with diabetes. At our Newport Beach dental office, our goal is to help our patients understand the importance of caring for your teeth, especially for our diabetic patients who may need more dental attention. Continue reading

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About dr. Sherri Worth

Dr. Sherri Worth is best known for her exceptional work in cosmetic dentistry and participation in Fox's hit show, "The Swan," where she helped over 40 different women. Read more about Dr. Worth

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