3 Ways Restorative Dentistry Renews Your Full Smile

Submitted on January 20, 2022

A damaged smile can wreak havoc on your oral health and may prevent you from flashing a grin altogether. Whether it’s severely cracked teeth or gaps left by missing teeth, your smile’s function and cosmetic appeal can impact all areas of your life. Our dentist, Dr. Ashwini Bhave, is a prosthodontist specializing in restoring a… Read More »

Protecting Your Teeth With Mouth Guards

Submitted on April 8, 2021

Mouth guards are smile-savers. On the athletic field, they protect your teeth and even shield your jaw, joints, tongue and lips from injury. Off the field, night guards keep airways open during sleep, and help prevent tooth movement or grinding.  Here, experienced San Jose, Los Gatos and Campbell dentist Dr. Ashwini Bhave reviews the range… Read More »

When Root Canals Are Necessary

Submitted on March 9, 2021

Root canal is usually a tooth’s last chance, one final opportunity to save a tooth that has become infected and inflamed.  It is the clearest illustration of what the best dentists routinely do — focus on root causes. Although root canals will never be pleasant, experienced San Jose, Los Gatos and Campbell dentist Dr. Ashwini… Read More »

Why You Should Not Live With Missing Teeth

Submitted on February 8, 2021

Replacing missing teeth is not simply a matter of restoring aesthetic appeal to your smile — filling gaps is also important to the overall health and function of both mouth and jaw. Here, experienced San Jose, Los Gatos and Campbell dentist Dr. Ashwini Bhave discusses the changes that occur when a tooth is lost, and… Read More »

Choosing Dental Sealants

Submitted on December 10, 2020

When your child enters the cavity-prone years, ages 6 to 11, dental sealants can provide a powerful defense against sugar, snacking and infrequent brushing. Sealants lock in tooth integrity with a thin liquid coating that is hardened into a strong protective barrier with light or chemical activation. Below, experienced San Jose, Los Gatos and Campbell… Read More »

Basics of Preventive Dentistry

Submitted on November 10, 2020

Skilled dentists like Dr. Ashwini Bhave don’t look forward to telling patients they need extractions, root canals, crowns or periodontal interventions. They prefer to help patients maintain ideal oral health with habits and lifestyle choices that preserve a full set of gleaming teeth, framed by firm pink gums. That is what makes the techniques of… Read More »

Benefits of Invisalign

Submitted on October 11, 2020

Some things are better left to nostalgia. Bell bottoms, 8-track tapes and lime-green American Motors Gremlins are a few cultural relics we’d all like to leave in the past. Add to the list the gleaming metal braces that were once a rite of passage for many teens. Thankfully, they’ve been rendered largely obsolete by Invisalign,… Read More »

Smile Makeover Choices

Submitted on September 11, 2020

Sparkling smiles, straight teeth and natural jaw profiles have many physical and emotional benefits, including greater self-confidence. Smile makeover is an effective way to restore optimal oral health, while turning up the wattage on your brilliant smile. Experienced San Jose dentist Dr. Ashwini Bhave uses a comprehensive approach in designing the ideal smile makeover for… Read More »

Scaling and Root Planing

Submitted on August 12, 2020

As serious as periodontal disease can be, most adults don’t think much about the health of their gums. People tend to associate oral health with exams, routine cleanings, fillings, crowns and root canals. Even dentures, the possible end result of periodontal disease, typically generate more curiosity than the health and integrity of the gum line.… Read More »

Tips to Calm Your Nerves About Dental Treatment

Submitted on May 14, 2020

Going to the dentist is not on many people’s lists of favorite things to do. Still, it is necessary to keep teeth healthy and aid overall health. If you find yourself becoming anxious before a trip to the dentist, the practitioners at Bay Area Dental Specialists provide advice about overcoming dental visit nerves. Tell the… Read More »