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Dr. Badwalz
08 Jan 2016

Helping the Community with Free Dental

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CDA Cares Helping Out Last October our office staff drove down to Fresno to volunteer at a CDA (California Dental Association) Cares event. This event provides free dental services to the community, helping out almost 2,000 patients each time! Patients travel from all around the state to receive extractions, fillings, dentures, cleanings and other procedures … Continue reading Helping the Community with Free Dental Read More

21 Dec 2015

Toys For Tots

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Toys For Tots

  Merced, CA Nov. 20, 2015 –   The dental practice of Dr. Badwalz in Merced participated with MGE Management Experts Inc. and the U.S. Marines in support of the Toys for Tots Literacy Campaign at the National, November Owner’s Conference in Tampa Bay, celebrating reaching over one million children just from this group in the … Continue reading Toys For Tots

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07 Nov 2015

Some Surprising Facts About Your Saliva

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Saliva

Facts About Your Saliva Saliva has many important functions in our mouth. Besides helping us eat, speak, and protect our teeth from cavities and decay, it also can help detect health problems. Here is a list of a few surprising facts you may not have known about saliva. Saliva is 99% Water It is important … Continue reading Some Surprising Facts About Your Saliva

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06 Oct 2015

Tricks for Cavity Free Teeth This Halloween

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Cavity Free

It is that time of year where it is crucial to keep cavity free!  Halloween is the most fun holiday for children and adults who have a sweet tooth. Little ghosts and goblins will go trick or treating and gather enough candy to last until the New Year. Here are some tips and tricks from Pearl … Continue reading Tricks for Cavity Free Teeth This Halloween

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15 Sep 2015

Hidden Sugar That Cause Cavities

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Sugar

Hidden Sugar in Your Food Sugar is known to be the main leading cause of cavities, but it can also lead to other health related problems such as diabetes and weight gain. Limiting the amount of sweetener that we eat will keep both our teeth and body healthy and happy. Processed foods are everywhere at … Continue reading Hidden Sugar That Cause Cavities

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11 Aug 2015

Tips on Keeping Your Toothbrush Clean

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Toothbrush

Keeping Your Toothbrush Clean Toothbrushes help to keep your teeth clean and healthy so it’s important to keep them clean and sanitary as well! Here are some ways to keep them clean free of germs and bacteria. Store Your Toothbrush Upright After you’re done brushing your teeth make sure to stand it straight up. This will … Continue reading Tips on Keeping Your Toothbrush Clean

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03 Aug 2015

What is Tartar?

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Tartar

Think You Have Tartar? Tartar is a hard calcified deposit that forms on teeth. What Causes Tartar & Where Does It Come From? Tartar is mainly caused by bacteria and calcium build-up in our mouths. Bacteria in our mouth mixes with food and other proteins to create a sticky film called plaque that coats our … Continue reading What is Tartar?

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30 Jul 2015

Mistakes You Make When Brushing Your Teeth

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brushing your teeth

Small Mistakes You May Be Making While Brushing Your Teeth Think you might be making some small mistakes when you are brushing? Check out this blog for some quick tips and helpful hints. You Only Brush in the Morning Everyone brushes their teeth in the morning, but a lot of people skip brushing their teeth … Continue reading Mistakes You Make When Brushing Your Teeth

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26 Jul 2015

Sensitive Teeth?

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Sensitive Teeth

Think You Have Sensitive Teeth? Do you ever feel a small sharp pain when you eat or drink something hot or cold? Or maybe you feel it when you open your mouth and expose it to cold air? Sensitive Teeth can be a warning sign that there may be a problem.   All-Over Sensitivity The most common … Continue reading Sensitive Teeth?

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22 Jul 2015

Temporary At-Home Toothache Remedies

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A Toothache Can Happen for Many Reasons Whether it be because of an infection, gum disease, cavities, trauma, or tooth eruption (in small children) having a toothache is not fun. Here is a list of a few temporary at home ways to relieve toothaches at home. Remember that these are meant to just temporarily relieve … Continue reading Temporary At-Home Toothache Remedies

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18 Jul 2015

8 Ways You Might Be Ruining Your Teeth Without Even Noticing

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Teeth

We all know that there are certain foods and things that can cause damage to our teeth. Here is a list of a few surprising things that can ruin your smile. 1 – Drinking Sugar-Free Fizzy Drinks Think you’re not causing damage to your teeth by opting for the sugar-free fizzy drink? Sorry, but it … Continue reading 8 Ways You Might Be Ruining Your Teeth Without Even Noticing

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14 Jul 2015

Morning Breath: Why We Get It & What We Can Do About It

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Morning Breath

Have you ever wondered why you wake up with a sour breath every morning? 65% of Americans have halitosis, or what is more commonly known as morning breath. It occurs at night because that is the time when saliva production is low in the mouth. A dry mouth becomes a bacteria’s favorite place because they … Continue reading Morning Breath: Why We Get It & What We Can Do About It

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10 Jul 2015

Popular Teeth Whitening Myths

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Teeth Whitening

  When it comes to teeth whitening, there are many different “at home” techniques that are commonly known. But do these techniques really work? Here is a list of a few popular methods that many believe are true, but actually aren’t. Baking Soda Myth: “Use Baking Soda to Whiten Your Teeth.” If you try to … Continue reading Popular Teeth Whitening Myths

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06 Jul 2015

Are Cavities Contagious?

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Are Cavities Contagious?

Do You Think Cavities Are Contagious? The Answer Will Surprise You! According to many researchers, cavities are in fact contagious. Cavities are caused by bacteria that cling to your teeth and eat away at leftover food particles. During this process an acid is released that slowly causes tooth decay. These cavity-causing bacteria can spread from … Continue reading Are Cavities Contagious?

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02 Jul 2015

Foods That Are Good for Your Teeth

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Teeth

Foods That Are Good for Your Teeth Everyone knows there are certain foods that are bad for our teeth. Foods high in sugar and acid are always known as the bad guys that ruin our teeth. Here is a list of some foods that seem like they would be bad but surprisingly aren’t! In fact, … Continue reading Foods That Are Good for Your Teeth

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28 Jun 2015

Things the Dentist Can Learn About You From Your Mouth

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Going To The Dentist   When people go to see a dentist, they assume that only something teeth related will be discovered, like a cavity or gum disease. This is not always the case though. In fact, dentists are able to diagnose many other things just by taking a look at the inside of your … Continue reading Things the Dentist Can Learn About You From Your Mouth

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24 Jun 2015

7 Ways to Control Bad Breath

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Bad Breath Bad breath can be an embarrassing thing to deal with especially when you are socializing and talking with other people. Here are some tips to help freshen up your breath: 1 – Brush and Floss Your Teeth Trapped food and plaque are a breeding ground for bacteria. Brushing and flossing your teeth not … Continue reading 7 Ways to Control Bad Breath

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20 Jun 2015

Are X-Rays Dangerous?

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X-Rays The Debate When it comes to digital x-rays, especially dental x-rays, there is a large debate on whether or not they are necessary. X-rays are taken to detect damage and disease in the mouth that are otherwise not visible to the eye. Depending on how well you take care of your oral health, you … Continue reading Are X-Rays Dangerous?

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16 Jun 2015

Children – When to Visit the Dentist

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Children

When Should I Make My Child’s First Dental Appointment? Their First Birthday The best time to take your child to the dentist is either at the age of 1 or within 6 months of their first tooth erupting from the gums. The first visit is more about getting your child used to being around a … Continue reading Children – When to Visit the Dentist

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12 Jun 2015

Facts About Veneers

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Veneers

  Dental veneers, also known as porcelain veneers, are thin custom-made shells that are placed on top of a tooth’s surface. The porcelain is made of teeth colored material to match or improve your smile. Veneers are an option if you have chipped, crooked, decayed, stained /discolored teeth, or a large gap in between teeth. … Continue reading Facts About Veneers

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09 Jun 2015

Dentist May See 6 Health Problems

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Six Concerning Health Problems Your Dentist May Find When Dr. Badwalz takes a look inside your mouth at your teeth, gums, and lips, he isn’t just looking at whether or not you have cavities. Dentist can help find serious health problems that a regular doctor or person may not be able to see. A closer … Continue reading Dentist May See 6 Health Problems

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05 Jun 2015

Surprising Importance of Good Oral Hygiene

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Oral Hygiene

Importance of Good Oral Hygiene Many of us know that good oral hygiene is important. Not only is it necessary to prevent things such as tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath but it can also prevent more serious illnesses. At Pearl Family Dentistry in Merced, it is our job to educate every single patient … Continue reading Surprising Importance of Good Oral Hygiene

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28 May 2015

Wind Talkers Open Up

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Wind Talkers Open Up

In 2005 Dr. Badwalz did his externship for Boston University at Fort Defiance, Arizona which is located right next to the city of Window Rock, capital of the Native American Navajo nation. During his externship he had the opportunity to work on a real-life hero, a Navajo code talker.   The Veteran came into the hospital at … Continue reading Wind Talkers Open Up

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10 May 2015

5 Habits That Wreck Your Teeth

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Habits

5 Habits That Wreck Your Teeth Playing Sports with No Mouth Guard Playing a contact sport like hockey or football without a mouth guard can lead to severe mouth injuries. A mouth guard is a piece of molded plastic that protects the upper row of teeth. Players who go out on to the field without … Continue reading 5 Habits That Wreck Your Teeth

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28 Apr 2015

UC Merced Innovate to Grow Capstone

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UC Merced

UC Merced Capstone Dr. Badwalz is teaming up with local students from UC Merced to design and innovate a new way to floss. Every year UC Merced hosts an annual showcase of students’ creativity. With fresh minds and Doctor as their mentor, it will be exciting to see where the project goes! Team 14 – … Continue reading UC Merced Innovate to Grow Capstone

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28 Mar 2015

Why Do We Get Cavities?

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Why Do We Get Cavities

Do you have excellent oral hygiene but still tend to get cavities? Why in the world would that happen!? Could it be in your DNA or just what you eat for dinner? What is a Cavity? Cavities are a result of tooth decay. Tooth decay affects the outer coating and inner layer of your teeth. … Continue reading Why Do We Get Cavities?

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We are located just seconds away from Olive Ave just down the street from Hibachi Grill on Collins Drive. Look for our big sign just in front of the office. Having trouble finding us? Call us at 209-383-6133!

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