Category Archives: Dental Health

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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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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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Your Teeth Affect your Health

You may feel that your teeth are strong and invincible, but it’s really the fact that you’re taking care of your teeth with your Simi Valley dentist that is keeping them looking so good. And, your good dental health may actually be improving your overall health. Keep reading to learn what brushing and flossing is […]


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Commonly Misunderstood Dental Facts

Even though so many of us visit the dentist like clockwork (every six months, on the dot), there are still so many common misconceptions we all carry with us about the dentist. Whether it’s about food, cavities, or how veneers work, we all can stand to learn a little more about how dentists really do […]


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The Three Types of Cavities

Cavities can creep up on us almost without warning, so it’s important to see your dentist on a regular basis. We can help you identify cavities before they get too big and painful, which can also cut down on the cost of cavity repair. Keep reading to learn about the three types of cavities you […]


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Eating For Dental Health

Though genetics play a part in our dental health, did you know that the foods you eat can help influence how healthy your teeth are? Our teeth help us chew and enjoy food, but the food we eat helps keep our teeth strong (or give them a little more work to do). It never hurts […]


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Robert D. Bankhardt, DDS, Inc.
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