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 »

What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?

Submitted on April 14, 2020

If you are in need of new teeth, consider having implant-supported dentures placed rather than conventional dentures. Dentists from Bay Area Dental Specialists discuss how these two options compare, and the many advantages of implant-supported dentures. Implant-Supported Dentures Unlike conventional dentures, implant-supported dentures are permanently set in the mouth via a series of posts. You… Read More »

Common Causes of Tooth Discoloration

Submitted on March 15, 2020

No one wants discolored teeth, and yellowish, grayish or brownish stains are an issue for many people. Top San Jose dentists at Bay Area Dental Specialists discuss the causes of tooth discoloration, and ways to prevent it. Diet  Certain food and drink, consumed regularly over time, lend themselves to tooth discoloration. Among them are some… Read More »

How to Prevent Periodontal Disease

Submitted on February 14, 2020

Periodontal disease is caused by a build-up of bacteria and can lead to inflamed gums. If left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to more serious problems, such as tooth loss. In this post, the team at Bay Area Dental Specialists discusses how to prevent periodontal disease. Practice Good Dental Hygiene Regular brushing and flossing are… Read More »

Unique Advantages of Dental Implants

Submitted on January 15, 2020

Dental implants can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. The titanium root is implanted to provide support for a dental crown, dental bridge or denture. Dental implants offer many advantages over other tooth replacement options. In this post, the team at Bay Area Dental Specialists discusses some of the unique advantages of… Read More »