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Gum Disease Awareness Month: The Stages of Gum Disease

Gum Disease Awareness Month: The Stages of Gum Disease

Though many people try to avoid it, gum disease is one of the world’s most common oral health problems. Despite your best efforts, gum disease can occur if you do not brush frequently enough or long enough, skip flossing, or miss your annual cleanings. In honor of Gum Disease Awareness Month, we are putting the spotlight on […]



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What are the early signs of dental problems?

It is vital that you pay very close attention to changes in your oral health. This is because many dental problems can develop without causing any pain or other symptoms. As a result, by the time you actually notice something is wrong, the problem may have already become quite serious. That is why it is […]


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How chewing and smoking tobacco negatively impacts your oral health

Did you know that smoking or chewing tobacco can have a negative impact on your oral health? Tobacco use is the leading cause of oral cancer in the United States, and it can also lead to gum disease and other oral health problems. Dr. Patterson of Simi Valley, CA can discuss with patients the dangers […]


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The problems with dental plaque and tartar

A healthy smile is a smile free from plaque, tartar, decay, and infection. While it might sound like a lot of work keeping the teeth and gums clean, it’s really all about good oral hygiene habits at home and regular visits to the dentist. Dr. Casey Patterson and his team in Simi Valley, CA work […]


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How to treat a cracked tooth

Do you notice sharp pain when you bite into your favorite foods? Do you find that any type of pressure on your tooth causes discomfort? Do you find yourself chewing food on the opposite side of the mouth due to pain on the other side? If you are experiencing problems such as this, you might […]


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The facts of tooth decay

Keeping the smile healthy is easy when you know how to avoid the development of conditions such as tooth decay. Tooth decay, sometimes referred to as dental caries or “cavities,” can negatively impact the smile in a number of different ways. Dr. Robert D. Bankhardt and his team in Simi Valley, California work routinely with […]


Building strong teeth with a proper diet

Along with a proper oral hygiene routine every day and biannual checkups with the dentist, many patients will find that their diet will also play a role in the strength and health of their smile. Dr. Robert D. Bankhardt is a dentist in the area of Simi Valley, California that can educate patients on the […]


How to keep your smile healthy during the holidays

Everyone loves the holidays! Between Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the new year, many get-togethers are planned and alcohol and sugary snacks are at the forefront of the holiday diet. Patients in the area of Simi Valley, California who work hard during the year to keep their smile healthy might be worried about the development of problems […]


Flouride Balance

How much fluoride is too much?

Balance. Life requires balance. Too much of anything can be more detrimental than beneficial in many cases. This includes fluoride. What is fluoride? Fluoride is a natural element that is found on earth. It is also located in the bones and teeth of the mouth. Because fluoride makes up a big part of one’s smile, […]


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Casey Patterson, DDS
Casey Patterson, DDS and Robert D. Bankhardt, DDS
2720 Cochran St, #2b
Simi Valley CA 93065
805.584.1194
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2720 Cochran St #2b Simi Valley CA 93065 (805) 584-1194