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What Does a Cosmetic Dentist Do?

What Does a Cosmetic Dentist Do?

The term "cosmetic dentistry" is misleading. While one of the primary focus areas is on improving the appearance of the smile to enhance overall facial appeal, the improvements also affect dental health as a whole. To understand the role of a cosmetic dentist, we need to know what it is that she does.


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What Happens During a Dental Exam?

Dental Checkup in San Jose

Medical checkups are often skipped either because people are too lazy to go for them or they do not have the time. Even in the case of dental examinations (or checkups), these reasons hold, but there is another major cause - people are scared. Although it is no longer valid, many still believe dental exams are long and painful procedures.


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Treating Gum Disease

Treatment for Gum Disease

If your gums are swollen, sensitive to touch, or bleed when brushing your teeth, you may have gum (or periodontal) disease. Gum disease is among the most common oral health issues and should never be ignored. If not diagnosed and treated early, the condition can cause infections and other medical conditions that could spread from the mouth and affect other body parts.


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How to Prepare for Orthodontic Treatment

How to Prepare for Orthodontic Treatment

Dental treatments can vary from a quick lunchtime dentist appointment, after which you return to work, to major oral surgery. Thankfully, few people have to undergo the latter, but almost everyone has to make the occasional trip to the dentist for check-ups or orthodontic treatment.


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Dental Implants - What They Are and What They Do

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Dental implants are metal frames or posts that are surgically implanted into the jawbone and used as the base for the positioning and securing of artificial teeth that replace damaged or lost natural ones. Implants have been around since 1952 and are today the standard and most common procedure for the fixing of prosthetic teeth.


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How to Find a Good Dental Office

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There are those who know the importance of regular dental check-ups and make regular visits to the dental office and then there are those who ignore their teeth until something goes wrong, at which time they rush in agony to the nearest dentist.


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Dental Care and Dental Treatment for Seniors

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Many senior citizens can be heard bemoaning the fact that they are not able to eat and enjoy food the way they used to when they were younger. In some cases, it may be because of digestive disorders or other related health problems.


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Your Mouth, Your Smile, And Your Health

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The new year is the time for making resolutions. Everyone comes up with resolutions, but many will not follow through. However, that does not mean that it is a pointless exercise. Making resolutions means knowing what your priorities should be in the coming year.


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Understanding Common Dental Treatments

Common Dental Treatments

Dental treatment can range from the most basic and common teeth cleaning to the most complex of surgeries. Understanding what dental service entails and why it may be required will help dispel much of the needless fear that many people have when it comes to dental procedures.


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When Does a Dental Condition Turn into Emergency Dental Care?

Emergency Dental Care in San Jose

Everyone knows that dental problems can be very painful, incapacitating, and frightening if there has been an injury because of the extensive bleeding that may occur. What many do not realize is that dental conditions can turn into severe and possibly life-threatening health concerns. This applies especially to dental emergencies.


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What Is the Best Crown Type for the Front Teeth?

Emergency Dentist in San Jose

There are several reasons why you may need a dental crown to be put in place. The most common are:

• A tooth has been severely damaged or has broken

• It has suffered extensive decay

• It has undergone a dental procedure such as a root canal


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Why Don't Emergency Rooms Handle Dental Emergencies?

Benefits of Having a Family Dentist

Anyone who has had a dental emergency knows how terrible it can be. The pain can be excruciating, the bleeding copious and the swelling frightening to look at. The cause may be something as simple as a broken tooth or a wound in the mouth, but the results could be bad.


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5 Benefits of Having a Family Dentist

Benefits of Having a Family Dentist

A family is an organic entity - the people in it from the youngest to the oldest, are always changing. Their dental needs also keep evolving. The dental needs of a baby, a young child, a teenager, an adult and a senior are different and a family dentist will be familiar with the dental care and treatment needs of each family member.


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5 Common Types of Dental Emergencies

5 Common Types of Dental Emergencies

When someone in the family sustains a major injury or has a sudden health issue, he/she is taken to the emergency room. The reason is that the sooner medical attention is provided, the less that damage and the faster the recovery.


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Laser Dental Treatment: The Way to the Best Dental Care

Laser Dental Treatment in San Jose

Senior citizens will remember the jokes and stories about patients' pain and discomfort when receiving dental treatment. Those days have long since gone, and a visit to the dentist is no longer a frightening experience. Among the major changes in dentistry is the use of lasers.


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5 Things Every Person with Dentures Needs To Know

5 Things you need to know about Dentures

We are told about the importance of good oral hygiene to keep our mouth and teeth healthy and breath fresh from childhood. However, even with the best care, losing teeth due to old age, dental disease, or accidents is common.


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What are the Most Common Dental Diseases?

What are the Most Common Dental Diseases?

Dental problems can range from minor and straightforward to severe ones, which could have an unpleasant effect on your overall health and well-being. A toothache can leave you incapable of doing anything.


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What Is a Mouthguard?

What Is a Mouthguard?

A mouth guard is designed to protect your teeth and gums. The guard fits over your teeth and gums and acts as a shield that protects from excessive wear. There is no age at which the use of mouth guards should start.


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5 Reasons Why Baby Teeth are Important

5 Reasons Why Baby Teeth are Important

If you have been patiently waiting for your baby's cute toothy smile, then wait a little while for his/her teeth to show up. Meanwhile, here is some crucial information for you. Did you know that when a baby is born, 20 primary teeth are already there in the jaws, and they start appearing when the baby is 6 months to 1 year old?


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Dental Care During Winter - Ways to Protect your Teeth

Dental Care During Winter - Ways to Protect your Teeth

When winter comes, we get our houses and cars ready for it. We change our wardrobes. We take precautions to avoid colds and the flu. But we forget about our mouths and teeth. They, too,feel the effect of the change of seasons. When you feel cold, you put on a jacket to end the problem. In the case of the teeth and gums, the discomfort is noticeable by the time the problem may have grown to where dental treatment is necessary. It's time to think about the special care that your mouth needs in winter.


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Grinding and Clenching Teeth – The Harmful Effects

Grinding and Clenching Teeth - Bruxism

Most people clench and grind their teeth once in a while - especially when they are under stress. As long as it is infrequent and of short duration, it usually is harmless. However, if the problem is chronic - meaning that it is severe and frequent or constant, it often results in damaged teeth and jaw disorders. This condition is known as Bruxism.


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New Trends in Dentistry and What They Mean For Patients

New Trends in Dentistry

There was a time, not so long ago, when the fear of going to the dentist was the subject of jokes and cartoons because the dread was so real. No longer. Technology, procedures, and systems are changing the way that medicine is being provided today. Dentistry is a part of that change, and some of the innovations offer a lot of comfort and convenience to patients. Here is what you can expect from a dentist that provides patients the cutting edge in dental services and procedures.


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Importance of Orthodontic Treatments

Dental Blog - Importance of Orthodontic Treatments

Orthodontic treatment is the term that denotes dental procedures and the use of braces and other devices to straighten the teeth. The process is a common one and involves no risk, pain, or downtime. Many people think that these treatments are purely cosmetic and do not want to undergo the process. While the improved appearance that results from straight and even teeth cannot be questioned, there is much more to orthodontic treatments. These benefits include better physical and mental well-being.


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Importance Of Properly Aligned/Straight Teeth

Importance Of Properly Aligned/Straight Teeth

A great smile is a vital part of a person's appearance, his or her self-confidence, and one of the pillars of human interaction, personal, social, and professional. One of the main reasons people have their crooked teeth straighten and aligned is to improve their appearance. However, having straight teeth is also incredibly beneficial for both dental as well as overall health.

Fights Tooth Decay

When your teeth are straight and evenly spaced, with no gaps between them, they become a barrier against the germs that cause decay and cavities. If there are no gaps, it becomes hard for food particles, and the germs they carry, to find a place to adhere to and grow.


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How Stress Affects Dental Health

How Stress Affects Dental Health

Visits to the dentist are no longer nightmarish experiences. A trip to a modern dental clinic is the same as a visit to any doctor - you go, get examined, are treated for any problems that may exist, and go home. All this is done while ensuring the patient's comfort and safety. However, there are still many unsupported myths about dental treatments, and among the most common of these are those relating to dental X-Rays - they are unsafe and not essential.


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WHO'S AFRAID OF DENTAL X-RAYS?

Precautions to be Taken When Visiting Your Dentist

Visits to the dentist are no longer nightmarish experiences. A trip to a modern dental clinic is the same as a visit to any doctor - you go, get examined, are treated for any problems that may exist, and go home. All this is done while ensuring the patient's comfort and safety. However, there are still many unsupported myths about dental treatments, and among the most common of these are those relating to dental X-Rays - they are unsafe and not essential.


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Precautions to be Taken When Visiting Your Dentist

Precautions to be Taken When Visiting Your Dentist

The COVID 19 quarantine/lockdown is slowly being relieved. People will now be able to leave their homes and try to return to at least a semblance of "normal' life. But what is normal now is different from the past. Take, for example, visits to the dentist. This is something that must be done, either to pre-empt dental problems from arising or to deal with any that may have occurred. Your dentist is a highly specialized medical professional and will know what needs to be done to keep patients protected from infection during their visits. If you take the necessary precautions and follow any instructions you receive from the dentist's office, you will be safe and protected during your visit and will have no reason to worry.


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Diet, Oral Hygiene and Pregnancy - What You Need To Know

Diet, Oral Hygiene and Pregnancy - What You Need To Know

Pregnancy is a special time in a woman's life. If you are pregnant, you know that this is when you need to take special care of yourself and the new life growing inside you. There is a considerable volume of information available on what you need to do and how to do it. While it is important not to let information overload confuse you, the more you know, the better you can care for yourself. One area that often does not receive the importance it deserves is the importance of your diet and oral hygiene in keeping you healthy.

What to Eat

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, these basic guidelines should help you to eat properly:


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COVID 19 - What You Need To Know

COVID 19 - What You Need To Know

Many coronaviruses have been in existence for many years. However, the strain that has caused the COVID 19 pandemic is different because it is so highly contagious and causes a severe, often fatal illness.


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Why you must say 'yes' to Fluoride

Why you must say 'yes' to Fluoride

Fluoride is your teeth's best friend. Research has shown that when fluoride is present in small quantities in the food and water we consume, it can help fight cavities and maintain your dental health. That is why; your local dentist recommends toothpaste with fluoride in it.


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Harmful Habits for Your Teeth

There are many habits most people have which are bad for the teeth and jaw- bad habits. Done consciously or unconsciously these can lead to expensive dental bills.

1. Nail Biting: This nervous, compulsive habit is more common in children and can lead to chipping of teeth.


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Importance of Straight Teeth

SMILE IS YOUR SIGNATURE.

Often this question comes up, "Why I need braces, my teeth are just fine and don't bother me".

It is true you need straight teeth, not only for improving your looks but for other health reasons too.


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Gum Disease and Systemic Health

There has been a lot of research and studies been done, which shows a direct relation between gum disease and other systemic disease in the body. Therefore, treating inflammation may not only help periodontal diseases but may also help with the other systemic chronic inflammatory conditions.

DIABETES:

Patients with diabetes are more prone to having periodontal disease and more susceptible to contracting infections, which in turn can increase blood sugar and complications.

Research has suggested that the relationship between diabetes and periodontal disease goes both ways.


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Teens and Teeth

Being a mother of two adolescent can sometimes become challenging when it comes to Oral health, so I decided to write about Teens and Teeth in this blog.

Teens or Adolescent are kids between the ages of 11-19 years.

Teens and Preteens at this age are at a high risk of caries, injuries and gum diseases.


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Why Baby Teeth are Important

Many times, I come across this comment from the parents," Anyways He/ She would be losing this tooth, so why worry about saving it".

So, in this blog we will discuss how baby teeth are so important.


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Fluoride and Teeth

A very common question asked is, how I can make my teeth strong, so I don't get cavities or I don't feel sensitive.

Answer to this is Fluoride.

The outer layer of tooth is called enamel and is strongest in the body.


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Implant VS Bridge:

Many times I come across this question, "Dr what is the difference between Implant and Bridge?"

Until few years back, if you were missing some tooth / teeth, bridge was the only available option. The teeth adjacent to the missing tooth are prepped by removing enamel and create room for the bridge to sit on.


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MEN AND DENTAL HEALTH

June is Men's Health Month and Father's Day and is dedicated to focus attention to men's health needs, encouraging men to go to yearly dental and physical check-ups.

Good oral health is linked with longevity and a better quality of life. Men tend to ignore their physical health more than women.


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Women And Oral Health

There are many stages we go through in our life and every phase of our life affects our health in a different way. In this newsletter, we will discuss the affects on oral and dental health of women.

There are five stages a female goes through :

1. Puberty

The drastic change in the hormones makes the gums swollen and sensitive, sometimes also leading to mouth sores and increased plaque build-up.

2. Oral Contraceptives:

Females using oral contraceptives which contain estrogen and progesterone can lead to gingivitis. When getting procedures like dental extractions,


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How Smiling And laughing Affect Your Health


Smile is your signature. Smile is a curved line which straightens up many things. The quality of your smile affects your mood and confidence in general. It also has some great physical and mental benefits.


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RECENT POSTS

>> What Does a Cosmetic Dentist Do?

>> What Happens During a Dental Exam?

>> Treating Gum Disease

>> How to Prepare for Orthodontic Treatment

>> Dental Implants - What They Are and What They Do

>> How to Find a Good Dental Office

>> Dental Care and Dental Treatment for Seniors

>> Your Mouth, Your Smile, And Your Health

>> Understanding Common Dental Treatments

>> When Does a Dental Condition Turn into Emergency Dental Care?

>> What Is the Best Crown Type for the Front Teeth?

>> Why Don't Emergency Rooms Handle Dental Emergencies?

>> 5 Benefits of Having a Family Dentist

>> 5 Common Types of Dental Emergencies

>> Laser Dental Treatment: The Way to the Best Dental Care

>> 5 Things Every Person with Dentures Needs To Know

>> What are the Most Common Dental Diseases?

>> What Is a Mouthguard?

>> 5 Reasons Why Baby Teeth are Important

>> Dental Care During Winter - Ways to Protect your Teeth

>> Grinding and Clenching Teeth – The Harmful Effects

>> New Trends in Dentistry and What They Mean For Patients

>> Importance of Orthodontic Treatments

>> Importance Of Properly Aligned/Straight Teeth

>> How Stress Affects Dental Health

>> Who's Afraid of Dental X-Rays?

>> Precautions to be Taken When Visiting Your Dentist

>> Diet, Oral Hygiene and Pregnancy - What You Need To Know

>> COVID 19 - What You Need To Know

>> Why you must say 'yes' to Fluoride

>> Importance of Straight Teeth

>> Gum Disease and Systemic Health

>> Teens and Teeth

>> Why Baby Teeth are Important

>> Fluoride and Teeth

>> Implant Vs Bridge

>> Men And Dental Health

>> Women And Oral Health

>> How Smiling And laughing Affect Your Health


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