How to Tell Whether You Have Healthy Gums

Submitted on July 15, 2023

Do you have healthy gums? Are you sure? Many patients do not give a lot of thought to their gums even though it is a vital component of having strong oral health. It helps to know what healthy (and unhealthy) gums look and feel like so you can monitor your own mouth for any potential… Read More »

How Soon Do You Need to Replace a Missing Tooth?

Submitted on June 15, 2023

After the age of 13, your teeth are meant to last the rest of your life. However, infections and injuries may make it so that one or more of your natural teeth can no longer survive. In these situations, it is a good idea to visit a dentist as soon as possible. San Jose prosthodontist… Read More »

Do Dental Visits Make You Nervous? Sedation Dentistry Can Help

Submitted on May 16, 2023

If you have apprehension about seeing a dentist, you are not alone. According to research, about one in three adults in the United States has a fear of going to the dentist, with 12% of the U.S. population having what amounts to “extreme fear.” For many, this fear is significant enough to make them avoid… Read More »

Stains: How Teeth Can Lose Their Bright White Color

Submitted on April 16, 2023

Do you ever wonder why your teeth are not as sparkly white as they used to be? Even with good brushing habits, you may find that over time your teeth look more yellow than you would like. Unfortunately, teeth staining affects most people at some point during their lifetimes. As a specialist in cosmetic dentistry,… Read More »

Why You Need to See the Dentist at Least Twice a Year

Submitted on March 17, 2023

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends dental exams and professional cleanings every six months to maintain a healthy mouth and sparkling smile. Some people may need more frequent visits if they have areas prone to plaque buildup or gum disease. While it can be challenging to fit biannual visits into your family’s busy schedule, these… Read More »

Are You a Candidate for Full Mouth Rehabilitation? Renew and Restore Your Smile

Submitted on February 15, 2023

Many people struggle with unsightly tooth imperfections and missing teeth that affect their oral health and ability to chew, eat or speak. Full mouth rehabilitation is the term for a comprehensive dental treatment plan that aims to address several tooth, jaw and gum concerns at once. Full mouth rehabilitation (sometimes known as full mouth reconstruction)… Read More »

How Diabetes Management Impacts Your Oral Health

Submitted on January 16, 2023

Most people with diabetes understand many of the ways the disease can affect their bodies, but some are unaware that high blood sugar can have a tremendous impact on oral health. At Bay Area Dental Specialists, we want patients with diabetes to understand how disease management can lead to a healthier mouth.  High blood sugar… Read More »

Adults and Teens Rave About Invisalign Clear Braces: Are You a Candidate?

Submitted on December 16, 2022

Clear braces have become the premier option for straightening misaligned teeth and bite concerns, and Invisalign clear aligners offer a better-looking and functioning smile without unsightly metal braces. Many people with overcrowding and other alignment problems believe their case is too severe to qualify for Invisalign. However, Invisalign can address a range of orthodontic issues… Read More »

5 Warning Signs Teeth Grinding Is Affecting Your Oral Health

Submitted on November 16, 2022

Teeth grinding, clenching or gnashing is called bruxism and can severely impact your oral health. Many people are unaware of their tendency to grind their teeth, whether they develop the habit when awake or tend to clench their teeth while they sleep. Mild bruxism may not have a noticeable effect on your teeth. Ongoing, severe… Read More »