Why Dental Hygiene Is Critical Before a Dental Implant Procedure

Submitted on July 19, 2022

Poor dental hygiene and gum disease are primary causes of tooth loss. Once a tooth is lost, oral health falls into more disrepair as the jawbone degrades and the remaining teeth shift to fill the gap. A missing tooth often begets more missing teeth. When it comes to restoring a healthy mouth with dental implants,… Read More »

Why a Dentist Should Be in Charge of Your Sleep Apnea Treatment

Submitted on June 19, 2022

Some dentists, like Dr. Ashwini Bhave of Bay Area Dental Specialists, have the training, skills and experience necessary to treat your sleep apnea. It is important to understand the seriousness of sleep apnea to fully appreciate why a dentist like Dr. Bhave should be in charge of your sleep apnea treatment. This article will discuss… Read More »

How TMJ Disorders Are Linked to Your Ears, Neck and Shoulders

Submitted on May 20, 2022

TMJ stands for “temporomandibular joint.” The temporomandibular joint gets its name because it connects your lower jaw (the mandible) and the side and base of your skull (the temporal bone). Your jaw joints and the attached muscles are important for everyday actions like talking, chewing and yawning. Unfortunately, when you have an issue with your… Read More »

Porcelain Veneers Can Fix These 8 Tooth Flaws

Submitted on March 21, 2022

When you flash a smile in the mirror, you may feel embarrassed about tooth imperfections such as gaps, cracks or chips. Despite having a healthy mouth, these cosmetic flaws stop you from showing your teeth at social events or in your workplace. Dr. Ashwini Bhave wants you to enjoy pearly whites you’re proud to show… Read More »

Why Preventive Dentistry is the Key to Long-Term Oral Health

Submitted on February 19, 2022

Taking good care of your teeth and gums will directly improve your overall health. Several health conditions are linked to poor oral health. For example, gum disease is connected to diabetes and heart disease. Preventive dentistry seeks to maintain healthy teeth and gums through regular dental care at home and in the dentist’s chair. 

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 »