4 Ways Vaping Affects Your Oral Health

August 16, 2023

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Man blowing out smoke from his vape

You’ve probably heard of the negative effects smoking can have on your oral and overall health. Some smokers have made the change to electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes or vapes) because they believe they are a safer option. As a result, e-cigarettes are now the most popular tobacco products among children and adolescents. However, vaping is not without health risks, contributing to various oral and overall health problems. To put things in perspective, here are 4 ways vaping affects your smile.

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Does Invisalign Work Only on the Top Teeth?

July 13, 2023

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Woman's smile.

Some people might worry about the alignment of their top row of teeth while being perfectly happy with the one on the bottom. They might ask, “If I get Invisalign do I really need to do both rows?” With a single arch treatment, you can wear aligners to straighten out one problematic row of teeth. While only an orthodontic provider is qualified to determine if it is advisable, a single arch treatment can cut the number of aligners and the money you need to spend. Read on to find out more.

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Indicators That Your Dental Crown Should Be Replaced

June 7, 2023

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someone brushing off a dental crown

Dental crowns are some of the best ways that your dentist can repair cracked, damaged, or otherwise broken teeth. They’re also incredibly realistic, meaning that if you have one, you may have even forgotten that it was there.

However, one day, you may start to notice that your dental crown doesn’t quite feel the way that it ought to. The fact is that no piece of dental work lasts forever—here are a few signs that yours could need to be replaced.

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3 Minimally-Invasive Ways to Enhance Your Smile

May 3, 2023

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a patient visiting their dentist for cosmetic dentistry

Your smile is one of the first features that strangers will notice about you—and it’s also the first thing that your friends and family will notice, too! This means that you should want your teeth to always look and feel their best; fortunately, cosmetic dentistry can assist with this. But you might have doubts about committing to cosmetic dentistry, and you’d prefer to pledge to a treatment that is minimally invasive and not daunting in the slightest. Here are three possible ideas your trusted cosmetic dentist thinks you should consider.

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Why Is My Toothache Worse at Night?

April 21, 2023

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Woman with a toothacheIf you have a toothache that seems to get worse at night, you may not be imagining it. Toothaches can intensify after you go to bed, but you don’t have to spend the night tossing and turning. Here’s how you can avoid a sleepless night from dental pain until you can see your emergency dentist.

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Get the Facts About Dental Implants and Pregnancy

March 27, 2023

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Pregnant woman holding her bellyYou want to look your best when your little bundle of joy arrives. The last thing you should be worried about when smiling for your first family photos is a missing tooth. Dental implants are a great option to treat tooth loss because they offer the most predictable and reliable results. Not to mention, they can last for decades, but you can’t get them while you’re pregnant. Here’s why it’s better to wait until after delivering to fill the gap in your smile.

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Sugar Substitutes & Oral Health

February 7, 2023

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containers of different types of sugar substitutes

Many people love the taste of sugar. Whether it’s a sweetened coffee to start off the day or a slice of your favorite cake after dinner, there’s no denying what a large part sugar plays in many of our lives. Unfortunately, sugar can do a lot of harm to your teeth. Foods and drinks that contain it feed bacteria in the mouth, which then release acids that weaken your enamel and make your teeth more susceptible to decay. For this reason, you may want to switch to sugar substitutes. But are they really a better option? Keep reading to learn how they affect your smile.

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4 Reasons to Schedule Your Checkup & Cleaning Early in the Year

January 23, 2023

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a calendar with a dental appointment reminder written on it

Starting 2023 off right can look a lot of different ways, whether that’s spending more time caring for yourself, taking your career to new heights, or other goals you’ve made. There may be one important visit you’re not considering, though! When you schedule your first bi-annual checkup and cleaning with your dentist earlier in the year, you can get the most out of your insurance coverage, have the peace-of-mind of a clean bill of health, and more! Read on to learn four reasons to call your dentist now and schedule your routine cleaning.

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4 Tips to Keep Your Smile Healthy During the Holidays

December 14, 2022

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people smiling while gathering during holidays

The holidays are a time of celebration with your family and friends. This includes a lot of food, fun, and busy schedules! Unfortunately, these special times can wreak havoc on your oral health if you are not mindful of your dental habits. Here are four tips from your dentist in Sunnyvale to keep your smile healthy and happy throughout the holiday season!

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4 Things to Remember About Dental Insurance

November 9, 2022

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Dental insurance form on deskMore Americans than ever have dental insurance, but less than 3% of people reach or exceed their annual limits. Every month you pay premiums for your dental benefits, so why not use them? Dental insurance can be confusing, but you don’t have to throw money down the drain if you don’t understand your policy. Here are 4 helpful tips to remember about your dental insurance in Sunnyvale to make the most of your investment.

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