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Tips for staying flu-free and healthy

Flu season is not the only time of year to be concerned, even though some years promise to particularly threatening. Staying healthy and keeping family healthy year around is important to everyone including Dr. Perry Patel, family dentist in Grover Beach. Dr. Patel has assembled a list of 10 ways you can keep your family…
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How medications can affect dental health

Dr. Perry Patel, dentist in Arroyo Grande, advises patients to let the dentist know what kinds of medications they are taking; both prescription and over the counter. Medications can have quite a bit of influence on conditions in mouth and on oral health. Since germs and bacteria can enter the body through the mouth, good…
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Dental care for campers and backpackers

Enjoying the wild open spaces is no reason to leave good dental care and oral hygiene back in civilization. Dr. Perry Patel, family dentist in Avila Beach, has a list of easy to follow dental care practices for the wild woman or man. There's a big concern for both keeping up with your oral hygiene…
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Colds, flu and your toothbrush—tips to keep you healthy

–Dr. Perry Patel, the family dentist in Grover Beach, has a few tips to help you keep your toothbrush cleaner and mouth happier. Illness can be spread by saliva, which can carries and spread viruses and bacteria. One of the ways we get sick is from saliva and nasal fluid spreading on surfaces we come…
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