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Johnson Family Dental Gives Back for the 10th Year in a row!

  • Nov 15, 2017

Santa Barbara County (November 15th, 2017)- Following their desire to support the community, Johnson Family dental has donated over 700 pounds of candy to Santa Barbara’s Unity Shoppe. The Unity Shoppe serves the Santa Barbara County as a safety-net for low-income families, their children, seniors and the disabled totaling 19,000 individuals annually. The company-wide initiative was spearheaded by Dr. Steven Johnson, owner of Johnson Family Dental, as he has been involved with the Cash for Candy program since its formation, 10 years ago. Each year, Dr. Steven Johnson has asked the community to donate their Halloween candy to Johnson Family Dental. This years’ event took place November 1st through November 8th at all of the four Johnson Family Dental locations. Children 12 and under received $2 for every pound of candy, up to $10. Donations were also given to local schools who donated bulk amounts of candy from their students. "It's great for me to see that there are children who are practicing preventive dentistry," Johnson says. "They are applying exactly what all the hygienists and other dentists are prescribing to the children in our area. And they are learning about giving back to our community. So really it is...
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Why choose Johnson Family Dental

  • Nov 09, 2017

When it comes to choosing a dentist, we know that you have many options. Personalized, gentle, comprehensive patient care is our number one priority! Here are the top 5 reasons why Johnson Family Dental has been voted the BEST Dentist on the Central Coast, 5 years in a row! 1. Absolute BEST customer service & team. We are here to serve you and give you the smile you want and serve! 2. Absolute BEST financing and flexible payment options (including FREE New patient Exams and X-Rays & second Opinions). 3. Absolute BEST membership discount plan for you and your family. NO insurance, NO Problem! 4. Absolute BEST in-house dental care. Dental Implants, Invisalign, Braces, Sedation and ALL other dental services under one roof. 5. We offer SAME DAY emergencies. SAME DAY appointments & SAME DAY cleanings.
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Do I Really Need a Crown?

  • Nov 02, 2017

During your regular examination at Johnson Family Dental, our Doctors might discuss that one or more of your teeth need a crown. While we all think we need a crown …more like the jeweled one that sits on top of our head, our Johnson Family Dental dentists want you to know some common reasons they recommend crowns. First off…. What is a Dental Crown? Like it’s royal counterpart, a dental crown encompasses a full circle around the tooth it’s covering. It is typically made of a ceramic/porcelain material. Second… Why do I need a crown? Here are the top 5 reasons our Johnson Family Dental dentists recommend you need a crown 1. Broken filling: Most of us at some point in our lives had a silver alloy (amalgam) filling placed. These restorations tend to be stronger than the surrounding tooth structure and cause fracturing in the remaining tooth structure. These fractures can cause breaking and lead to more problematic and costly treatment in the future. Composite or white fillings can also break or lead to minimal tooth fracturing and require a crown as well. 2. Big Cavity: Sometimes when a cavity gets big enough, by the time our dentists remove all the infected tooth structure, there isn’t much lef...
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What is the Best Age for Braces?

  • Nov 01, 2017

One question that many people, especially parents face is what is the best age for braces? Get them too early and further treatment might be required later in life; get them too late and they may need to be worn for a longer period of time or cause additional problems for the already angst-ridden teenage years. There’s no universal right answer to this question, but we can draw from our years of experience to provide some advice on factors to consider when deciding the best age for braces. Early Intervention: Ages 7-9 We recommend having a child evaluated for braces as early as age 7. This does not mean that braces will be applied that early, but it can give you a roadmap of what future treatment might look like. By age 7, most baby teeth have started to come out and an orthodontist can get a good sense of what the alignment of permanent teeth will look like. In some cases, braces or partial teeth aligners may be applied at this stage if a child is having difficulty talking or eating due to poor teeth alignment. A child is also a candidate for early braces if he or she has protruding teeth, a crossbite, or tooth crowding. Catching and treating these symptoms early can prevent them from becoming worse as more permanent teeth ...
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How Diabetes Affects Oral Health

  • Oct 31, 2017

THE AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION estimates that 23.1 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes (whether it be type 1, type 2, or gestational). At least another 7 million remain undiagnosed, and that doesn’t include the additional millions who are considered pre-diabetic. But what does diabetes have to do with oral health? Unfortunately, quite a lot. Diabetes And Gum Disease Diabetes is a chronic disease that either means the pancreas doesn’t produce insulin (type 1) or that the body doesn’t use it effectively (type 2 and gestational), both of which cause elevated blood glucose. The most serious impact elevated blood glucose has on oral health is that it simultaneously weakens the immune system and provides more food for the bacteria that attack teeth and gums. This two-pronged attack is why 22% of diabetics also have gum disease, whether in the early stages of inflammation (gingivitis) or in the advanced stages (periodontitis) that threaten the teeth, gums, and supporting bone. The bacteria that cause gum disease can also travel through the bloodstream and make it even harder to regulate blood sugar. In addition to increasing the risk of gingivitis and periodontitis, uncontrolled diabetes can also lead...
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