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Destination Dentistry – Are the Savings Worth the Risk?

April 13th, 2018

Ah, vacation. The sun, the sand, the… gauze in your mouth? Dental work and recovery might not be your preferred use of your precious vacation days, but some people are packing their bags and heading to exotic locations for dental work in hopes of saving money. As medical education and technology improve all around the […]

DDS vs. DMD: A Dental Degree Breakdown

March 27th, 2018

If you are looking for a dentist in Pleasant Hill, you may have picked up on the fact that there are two types of dental degrees – DDS and DMD. Perhaps you’ve noticed that there are far more of one than the other, or maybe they are split 50/50. Either way, you’re probably wondering what […]

A New Smile in One Day!

March 22nd, 2018

We were thrilled to meet a new patient recently and help him achieve a smile he can feel confident flashing. He was passing through on his commercial truck route and gave us an opportunity to help him with his smile goals. As a self-proclaimed non-smiler, we hope that he will find himself smiling more now. […]

The Tooth About Teeth Grinding

March 13th, 2018

Headaches in Pleasant Hill are a dime a dozen. We all know the frustration of having your day interrupted by throbbing, shooting pains in the head. If you suffer from frequent headaches that never seem to go away, Dr. Chad, Dr. Jon, and Dr. Emily would like you to know about bruxism, or teeth grinding. […]

How Baby Teeth Help Mouths Grow Up Right

February 27th, 2018

Every Pleasant Hill parent remembers seeing their baby’s first teeth emerge, watching the rest pop up, and finally cheering as their child loses their first baby tooth, all in the blink of an eye! In fact, baby teeth come and go so quickly that some people are led to believe they don’t have an impact […]

Dry Mouth: Nothing to Spit At

February 13th, 2018

Can you imagine a 2-liter bottle of your favorite soda? Now imagine that same bottle filled with spit. That’s approximately how much saliva the average adult produces in their mouth every day! It may be gross, but it’s definitely important. Saliva is a normal body fluid that’s crucial for oral health and overall wellness. If […]

Teaching Your Kids to Brush & Floss

January 27th, 2018

As a parent, you will have numerous opportunities to teach your children valuable skills and each one will yield priceless memories. Your child’s first step, your child’s first word, your child’s first bike ride, your child’s first unassisted brushing and flossing session… well, maybe that last one won’t be as memorable, but Dr. Johnson, Dr. […]

Could White Teeth Help You Land a Job Interview?

January 13th, 2018

A recent, three-part study by Crest® puts numbers to what most of us already knew – white teeth are beautiful and powerful! The study used both qualitative and quantitative measures in multiple settings to determine what effect white teeth can have on a person’s life. In a portion of the study on employment, researchers found […]

Crack Down on Cracked Tooth Syndrome

December 27th, 2017

Cracked tooth syndrome (CTS), also known as cracked cusp syndrome or split tooth syndrome, is a painful condition that results from a crack in one of your teeth. CTS can mean anything from a tiny hairline split in the crown to a fracture that goes all the way to the root. If you have a […]

This Story Gives Us A Smile

December 14th, 2017

Veranda Dentistry believes in “Doing Good While Doing Good”   This school year, an elementary school teacher in our area contacted Veranda Dentistry and asked if we ever did dental work for kids in need. One of her students broke his front teeth when he fell off his bike, and his teacher witnessed his discomfort […]

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