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The Best Way to Replace Missing Teeth

September 13th, 2019

We all remember losing our teeth as children and being delighted to find money from the tooth fairy under our pillow, but it’s just not as much fun losing teeth as an adult. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, adults between the ages of 20 and 64 have an average of […]

Can Dry Socket Be Deadly?

August 27th, 2019

The dreaded words of warning for anyone who has a tooth extraction: dry socket. A dry socket is a painful complication after a routine treatment like an extraction, but it can be avoided if you’re careful, and it definitely won’t kill you. Read more below from Pleasant Hill dentists Drs. Chad Johnson and Emily Flesner […]

Dental Implants – A Security System for Your Smile

August 13th, 2019

Your mouth is an intelligent system made to work with every piece doing its part. When you’re missing a tooth, the empty spaces are more than unsightly; they can be dangerous. Your other teeth, your gums, and even the bones in your face rely on you having a full smile. Enter: dental implants. Thanks to […]

Dental Insurance FAQ: The Basics

July 27th, 2019

At Veranda Dentistry, we understand that dental insurance can be a tricky thing to navigate. Evaluating dental plans and considering deductibles, benefits, which treatments are covered, and the mountain of other information insurance companies provide can be a headache in and of itself. Dr. Chad and Dr. Emily want every patient to have the power […]

Stop Tooth Pain & Sensitivity Now!

July 13th, 2019

Why Are My Teeth Sensitive? There are many specialized toothbrushes and types of mouthwash and toothpaste available to people who suffer from sensitive teeth. It is a very common problem that lots of products claim they can solve, but have you ever wondered why it exists? Today, Veranda Dentistry would like to explain what causes […]

Can Poor Oral Health Cause Diabetes?

June 27th, 2019

Diabetes is a chronic and complicated disease that affects how your body processes sugar—its main source of energy. Diabetes symptoms mostly affect your heart, eyes, nerves, and kidneys, but it can affect your whole body, including your mouth. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), more than 29 million Americans have diabetes, and almost 2 […]

Veneers Can Give You Back Your Smile!

June 13th, 2019

Having a great smile is a privilege that everyone should enjoy. The confidence that comes from having genuine pride in your pearly whites is irreplaceable. However, many of us struggle with imperfections in our teeth. Broken, chipped, cracked, stained, and crooked teeth can really put a damper on your smile. At Veranda Dentistry, we know […]

Fluoride: Good or Bad?

May 27th, 2019

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the fluoridation of drinking water is ranked among the ten greatest public health achievements of 20th century America. However, a quick search of the internet tells us that fluoride can actually be toxic if ingested in large enough quantities. So which is true? Do the health […]

HPV & Oral Cancer: What You Need to Know

May 13th, 2019

We love to talk about the fun and interesting sides of oral health, but today, there is something much more serious on our minds. We care about the health of everyone in Pleasant Hill, and as dental care professionals, we feel it our duty to educate you on how to be as safe and healthy […]

I’d Rather Have a Root Canal

April 27th, 2019

Have you ever heard someone say, “I would rather have a root canal”? Most of us in Pleasant Hill are used to hearing root canals compared to some genuinely unpleasant circumstances, but Dr. Chad and Dr. Emily would like to set the record straight and talk about how root canals can do some serious dental […]