• Protect Your Munchkin’s Teeth this Holiday Season

  • Why Wisdom Teeth Need to Be Removed

  • Fillings: Which Do You Choose?

  • ‘Tis the Season for Dental Hygiene

  • What Possibly Caused Your Gingivitis

  • Get Your Child School Picture Ready

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Protect Your Munchkin’s Teeth this Holiday Season

With all sorts of sugary treats available this time of year, it’s a tough time to police what your child is putting into their tummy. And unless we live in a world where sugar improves oral health, letting your little one have all the sugar they want...

Dec 19th, 2017
Why Wisdom Teeth Need to Be Removed

Did you get your wisdom teeth? Did they hurt like no other coming in? They call them wisdom teeth, but if they get infected or some other affliction, you need to see a Castro Valley dentist as soon as possible.

Dec 1st, 2017
Fillings: Which Do You Choose?

When we find out that we need a filling, chances are our poor attention to our dental hygiene is to blame. In fact, it seems that the only real headache in getting a filling is which type of filling to get. Made from a mixture of mercury, silver, tin and..

Nov 19th, 2017
‘Tis the Season for Dental Hygiene

Want to know a fun dental fact? October is known as National Dental Hygiene Month, which is also the beginning of two very sweet holidays – Halloween and Christmas. So, let’s celebrate this month with a few reminders about taking care of your pearly whites

Oct 18th, 2017
What Possibly Caused Your Gingivitis

Gingivitis, or inflammation of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth, is a common result of poor dental hygiene. While very common, it varies widely in severity. Characterized by red, swollen gums that bleed easily when teeth are brushed or....

Oct 7th, 2017
Get Your Child School Picture Ready

Now that we are back to school schedules and after-school activities here in San Leandro, now would be an ideal time to schedule a dental appointment. After all, summertime is full of cool drinks and sugary sweets. Once the checkup is done and you have...

Sep 29th, 2017
How We Naturally Fight Away Tooth Decay

Growing up, we are taught that the way to keeping your smile pretty is to brush and floss every day. What we didn’t know was that we are naturally given a tooth decaying weapon – saliva. Tooth decay is something that happens when bacteria feeds off the...

Sep 19th, 2017
Taking Care of Your Little One’s Teeth

We know dental hygiene is important, but for San Leandro parents, the best way to prevent cavities in your children is to encourage them to practice good oral hygiene at home. It’s important that you also set a good example as well. For older children...

Aug 29th, 2017
Orthodontists Are Ideal for More than Braces

Your Castro Valley orthodontist is the go-to dental practitioner for the proper application of cosmetic and dental braces. More than a straighter and much brighter smile, though, there are plenty of reasons why you should go and visit an orthodontist.

Aug 18th, 2017
Why Do We Get Wisdom Teeth?

Officially called as the third molars, nobody really knows why wisdom teeth develop so late or why we have them, in the first place. The name “wisdom” is taken from how these teeth often come in between the ages of 17 and 25, which is called by many...

Jul 31st, 2017
Painless Dental Visits Are Possible

If you are a patient suffering from dental anxiety, it is possible to be sedated throughout the whole procedure to help you rest at ease while your procedure is taking place. Make sure to voice your concerns so your visit can go as smooth as possible...

Jul 20th, 2017
Summertime Smiles and How to Keep Them Healthy

If there is any time of year children love the most, it’s the summer in Castro Valley. From ice cream to fun county fair foods, summertime has the tastiest treats. Junk food is running rampant and your child’s teeth are unfortunately going to end up becomi

Jul 1st, 2017
Which Braces Are Best for You?

Not everyone is lucky enough to be born with perfectly aligned teeth, but hope is far from lost. If you’re having problems with your teeth, your San Leandro orthodontist may recommend any one of the four following types of braces. Here is a quick rundown w

Jun 15th, 2017
Prevention Is the Key to Oral Health

When it comes to oral disease, prevention is always the key to keeping your mouth as healthy as possible. By visiting your dentist regularly, you not only have your teeth checked and cleaned, but will also be kept informed techniques that may help...

May 31st, 2017
May 23rd Is National Taffy Day

If there is ever a time of year that taffy is ideal, it is the warm days that spring has to offer. Walking along the beach or at a county fair, popping in a piece of taffy is the perfect sweet treat. Unfortunately, if you have the pleasure of wearing brace

May 24th, 2017
The ABCs of Wisdom Teeth

Officially called the third molars, nobody really knows why wisdom teeth develop so late, or why we have them in the first place. Theories have been thrown around as to why exactly we have these teeth. One theory is that the early humans needed the extra r

May 1st, 2017
Does Odontophobia Keep You from Your Best Smile?

Are you one of those people that does anything to prevent yourself from going to the dentist? Does the sound of a dentist’s drill give you a relentless sense of dread? You aren’t alone. Dental anxiety is actually quite common. So much so, it’s officially..

Apr 20th, 2017
When Visiting an Orthodontist Is the Right Choice

When we have a tough time just getting a dental check-up, the idea of going to another dental professional generally leaves us with a sense of dread. But what is the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist and when is it important to choose one...

Mar 28th, 2017
Battle Royale: Dentist vs. Orthodontist

Most people often mistake dentists for orthodontists and sometimes, it’s the other way around. And, while it’s true that both professionals work in the same field, their specialization and expertise set them widely apart from each other. But what’s the dif

Mar 13th, 2017
Are You Taking Good Care of Your Teeth?

We all know it’s important to take care of our teeth if we want to keep our smile. But are you doing enough? There are times we aren’t taught the proper way to do something, even if it’s important. With that in mind, here are a few reminders about taking c

Mar 1st, 2017
Straight Teeth Are More Important than You Think

Smile imperfections are natural. In fact, it’s more natural to have an imperfection than it is to not have one. Braces, veneers, dental implants – these dental options are great options to fix our smile. And it’s important to get these imperfections fixed

Feb 14th, 2017
Which Style of Braces Is Best for You?

Not everyone in San Leandro is born with perfectly aligned teeth. If you’re having problems with your teeth, your orthodontist may recommend that you get braces. These are four types of braces available: Traditional braces. Traditional, stainless steel...

Jan 31st, 2017
How to Improve the Health of Your Gums

As an adult, you’ve probably learned how important it is to take proper care of your teeth. For starters, how often do you think about not just taking care of your teeth and gums, but actually improving their health? Your gums are an important part...

Jan 20th, 2017
Dental Sealants Can Improve Your Child’s Dental Health

A daily thorough brushing and flossing are two of the most important things one can do to help remove food particles and plaque from their mouth and teeth. Unfortunately, this dental routine can’t reach all the grooves and depressions of the teeth.

Dec 29th, 2016
Keep Your Teeth Healthy During the Holiday Season

The holiday season has to be one of busiest times of year here in Castro Valley. Between decorating your home, shopping for gifts and attending holiday parties, we are so busy that it’s easy for some of our day-to-day things to fall to the wayside. One thi

Dec 17th, 2016
The Orthodontist: Why You Need to Visit One

The first thing you correlate the word orthodontist to is braces. They are, after all, the one that we visited for years to get our teeth straightened. The orthodontist is the go-to dental practitioner for the proper application of cosmetic and...

Nov 29th, 2016
A Parent’s Guide to Pediatric Dental Care

Many Castro Valley parents believe that the best time to establish good dental hygiene habits is right when their child’s first tooth appears. And even then, they fall out after a while so they can’t be that important, right? In actuality, the best time...

Nov 16th, 2016
Are Halloween Treats Tricking Us?

As parents, we want to give our children the world. If it’s possible, we want it to happen. But if we cater to their every whim, they would eventually become wild animals. They would never be clean and their diet would be atrocious...

Oct 21st, 2016
How Do I Get Rid of My Bad Breath?

We’ve all been there. You’re having an in-depth conversation with someone for hours in the finest Castro Valley restaurant. You are having a great time with this person and you lean in for the kiss, only to be met with an adverse reaction. What happened?

Oct 1st, 2016
When You Are Too Scared to Visit the Dentist

If you ask anyone to name one of their biggest issues are regarding the upkeep of their health, a large percentage of them will say, “I hate the dentist”. If you ask why that is, chances are the response will be one of two things: the needles or that...

Sep 16th, 2016
Back to School Preparations

As we embark on the next school year in San Leandro, we have to begin to think about how we should convert our kids from summer mode to school mode. A most dreaded time for the kids, but also an important time to start them off on the right foot...

Aug 31st, 2016
Headaches and Toothaches

We’ve all been there before…you take a bite of your favorite food and WHAM! A shooting pain overwhelms your entire mouth and you can no longer look at your favorite food the same. It seems you’ve gotten yourself a whopper of a toothache...

Aug 3rd, 2016
Orthodontics Are Your Teeth’s Best Friend

The orthodontist, to put it simply, is the go-to dental practitioner for the proper application of cosmetic and dental braces. More than a straighter and much brighter smile, though, there are plenty of reasons why you should go and visit an ortho...

Jul 22nd, 2016
Summertime Dental Care for Kids

If there is any time of year children love the most, it’s the summer in San Leandro. No more school, fun times in the sun with your friends, and everywhere you look, you see yet another delicious summertime snack. From ice cream to fun county fair foods...

Jul 14th, 2016
How Dental Implants Save Your Smile…and Your Bones

Not only does a missing tooth cause you to feel a bit self-conscious to smile, if left untreated it also can affect the way you eat or speak. But did you know that having a missing tooth for a long period of time can also affect your bone growth?

Jun 29th, 2016
A Quick Guide to Sedation Dentistry

Some people feel uncomfortable about going to the dentist. Some are so afraid of going into the dentist’s office that they have a hard time relaxing or sitting long enough to receive proper treatment. If you’re one of those people who suffering from...

Jun 8th, 2016
Improving Gum Health As An Adult

As an adult, you’ve probably learned how important it is to take proper care of your teeth. If the dozens, if not hundreds, of commercials haven’t convinced you to brush your teeth two to three times a day and floss after, then it’s probably your early...

May 25th, 2016
Pediatric Cavity Prevention

For parents, the best way to prevent cavities in your children is to encourage them to practice good oral hygiene at home. It’s important that you also set a good example as well. For infants, make sure that you wipe and clean their teeth after each...

May 4th, 2016
The Different Stages of Periodontal Disease

Almost everybody knows that oral bacteria and plaque are the two main suspects behind periodontal disease. This knowledge is common. So too is the fact that the buildup of plaque and bacteria on the teeth and gums can lead to an infection...

Apr 30th, 2016
Why Choose a Family Dentist?

If you’ve ever tried scheduling different dental appointments for you, your partner and your kids, you probably know just how of a hassle it is. However, if you choose a family dentist, you’ll find yourself spending much less time for just as frequent...

Apr 6th, 2016
Saliva: Your Teeth’s Best Friend

Growing up, we are taught that the way to keeping your smile pretty is to brush and floss every day. In fact, we were told to go so far as to do it after EVERY MEAL. As a child, I found it to be incredibly difficult to keep up that promise, but a couple...

Mar 30th, 2016
Why Do We Have Wisdom Teeth and Why Do They Need To Be Removed?

Officially called as the third molars, nobody really knows why wisdom teeth develop so late or why we have them, in the first place. The name “wisdom” is taken from how these teeth often come in between the ages of 17 and 25, which is called by many as...

Mar 9th, 2016
Why Dental Sealants Are Good For Children’s Teeth

Thorough brushing and flossing are two of the most important things one can do to help remove food particles and plaque from their mouth and teeth. However, toothbrushes and even dental flosses can’t reach all the way into the deepest groove...

Feb 29th, 2016
How Porcelain Veneers Can Improve Your Smile

People with healthy and beautiful smiles just can’t help but show them off. But, they’re only a minority, and for the many others blessed with not-so-perfect teeth, smiling isn’t exactly as pleasurable of an experience...

Feb 15th, 2016
The Four Different Types of Braces – EXPLAINED!

Not everyone is lucky enough to be born with perfectly aligned teeth, but it’s a good thing that orthodontists are there to help with that. If you’re having problems with your teeth, your orthodontist may recommend any one of the four following types...

Jan 30th, 2016
What Is Sedation Dentistry?

Are you one of those people who’d rather endure a toothache than sit in a dentist’s chair? Well, if you are, then you’re not alone. There are thousands, if not millions, out there who are suffering from this sort of fear and it’s probably one...

Dec 21st, 2015
Keeping Your Kids’ Teeth Healthy During the Holidays

Heaps of cookies, candies, and all sorts of sugary treats are sure to be on top of your children’s wish list this Holiday season. And, if given the chance, they’d probably be happy to eat such treats all day long. But, unless we live in a world where sugar

Dec 5th, 2015
Benefits of White Fillings Vs Mercury

Made from a mixture of mercury, silver, tin and copper, but mostly made out of mercury, amalgam fillings, along with white fillings are two of the most common options recommended by dental practitioners to restore cavity damaged teeth back...

Nov 30th, 2015
How Do I Take Proper Care of My Child’s Teeth?

Many parents believe that the best time to establish good dental hygiene habits is right when their child’s first tooth appears. But, that’s not exactly true. The best time to start taking care of your child’s teeth is the exact moment that your child...

Nov 18th, 2015
What you You Need To Know About Dental Implants

If you had a dream of your teeth falling out, all you have to do is wake up and everything will go back to the way it was. But, in real life, you don’t just “wake up” once your teeth starts to fall out, you go to the dentist and are presented options...

Oct 14th, 2015
A Month for Your Mouth, Teeth and Gums!

October marks yet another celebration of National Dental Hygiene Month, which is quite ironic since it’s followed by Halloween and Christmas – two occasions where dental hygiene suffers the most, especially those with kids. With that in mind, here are...

Oct 14th, 2015
5 Reasons To Go Visit An Orthodontist Today

The orthodontist, to put it simply, is the go-to dental practitioner for the proper application of cosmetic and dental braces. More than a straighter and much brighter smile, though, there are plenty of reasons why you should go and visit an Ortho...

Oct 13th, 2015
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