Oral hygiene is the foundation of good dental health. Brushing and flossing regularly is the best way to keep your Pleasant Hill smile healthy and clean. Consider this your personal tutorial on the art of dental hygiene, instructed by Dr. Chad Johnson, Dr. Jon Karch, and the expert hygienists at Veranda Dentistry. If you have […]
There are lots of ways to deal with missing or damaged teeth. You’ve probably heard one of us at Veranda Dentistry talking about implants, dentures, bridges, and crowns, but have you ever wondered what they are and how they work? Dr. Johnson and Dr. Karch know that folks in Pleasant Hill like to be informed, […]
If we told you that your mouth is the site of a constant battle between teeth and bacteria, would you believe us? Alright, maybe it’s not that dramatic, but the fact that Pleasant Hill teeth are always at risk of developing dental caries is no exaggeration. In case you’ve never heard about caries, Dr. Chad […]
One of the most common and destructive myths about dental hygiene is that it’s normal for gums to bleed. Dr. Chad Johnson would like everyone in Pleasant Hill to know that this is not the case! Imagine if we weren’t talking about gums- should any part of your body start to bleed whenever you touch […]
Living in a land of antibacterial gels, soaps, plastics and even fabrics, it might surprise you to hear that tons of bacteria live in your mouth every day, and they aren’t all bad! In fact, some play an important role in keeping up your overall health. Some oral bacteria, however, can cause serious problems and […]
Good News for Grown Ups “Adulting” can be hard. Between rent, bills, kids, a career, and other responsibilities, it can be hard to make time for yourself. But independence, parenting, fulfilling work, and the wisdom that comes with age can be pretty fantastic, too. So how does your oral healthcare fit into a grown-up lifestyle?
We all know someone who asks for extra ice just so they can chew on it. And we’ve probably all heard that chewing ice is not healthy for your teeth. So what’s the truth? Is it best to put a stop to ice chewing? Absolutely, and for more reasons than most people are aware of. […]