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Want a Better Body? Get More Sleep

Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Agoura Hills, CA Have you been doing everything “by the book,” trying to lose weight but to no avail? The common weight loss regimen includes eating a balanced diet that is rich in lean proteins and vegetables, exercising at least three days a week for 30 minutes, and limiting your intake of unhealthy foods. Maybe …

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Cavity Reduction Ideas

Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Agoura Hills, CA When tooth decay becomes chronic, it can lead to other issues such as gum disease and more serious oral health problems. Brushing, flossing and making regular trips to your dentist for cleanings and examinations are all part of a good regimen of preventive care. Sometimes, other natural remedies can help fight the …

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Are You Harming Your Child with a Baby Bottle?

Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Agoura Hills, CA Babies and toddlers are at risk for tooth decay. The culprit is what’s in their bottle. As a parent, you have probably been there; you long for sleep, yet your baby is not happy until you give him a bottle to soothe himself to sleep. This approach makes for happy parents and …

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Are You Still Snoring?

Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Agoura Hills, CA We have all probably snored at one point or another, whether allergy or cold related. What if you still continue snoring even when there seems to be no apparent reason? Chronic snoring could be a result of a sleep-breathing disorder referred to as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Snoring is more than just …

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Stop Your Gums From Shrinking

Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Agoura Hills, CA If you are like many patients, you may have noticed your gums seem to be shrinking. Gum recession is a common complaint of patients, and it can be caused by periodontal (gum) disease, brushing with too much pressure or the wrong type of toothbrush, missing teeth, grinding your teeth, use of tobacco …

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The Costly Toothache. Why Did I Wait?

Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Agoura Hills, CA If you are like many Americans, you have probably experienced tooth pain at one point in time or another. If not, you likely will at some point. Some people tend not to visit the dentist until they have a toothache. They avoid their regular dental checkups and cleanings, hoping their efforts of …

Dr. Cristina Markiewicz

Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Agoura Hills, CA Westlake Dental Arts formally welcomes Dr. Tina Markiewicz to our team. Dr. Tina will focus her expertise and passion towards providing total oral health care to families, from infancy to young adults. Specifically, she will provide general dentistry and children’s dentistry services, as well as tongue-tie releases for infants and young children. …

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The Fountain of Youth. Losing Your Teeth Means Losing Your Look?

Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Agoura Hills, CA Nearly 30% of Americans suffer from tooth loss, either all of their teeth or a significant amount, are missing. Sadly, their social life may begin to diminish as a result of their tooth loss. This is partly because missing teeth may cause embarrassment for some, or affect their ability to chew properly. …

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I Can’t Sleep, and It’s Depressing Me

Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Agoura Hills, CA We all experience life events that cause us to feel down or a little blue but when lack of sleep is causing you to experience depressive symptoms, there is hope. There are many reasons a person may not sleep well at night. One of the most common causes of sleep interference is …

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Why Can’t My Kid Sleep Well?

Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Agoura Hills, CA Does your child snore, grind their teeth, or breathe through their mouth while sleeping? If so, then your child could suffer from a sleep breathing disorder, which can affect their growth and development. Sleep allows a child to grow and develop their body and mind. If your child is not sleeping well, …