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Warning Signs of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

November 13th, 2019

Nicknamed for the fact that they come into your mouth and your life by the time you are mature and supposedly “wise”, wisdom teeth are simply the last set of molars that grow furthest back in your mouth. If you’re experiencing some specific pain in your gums and jaw, you may be wondering if you […]

Forget Your Fears with Sedation Dentistry

October 27th, 2019

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dentist! We at Veranda Dentistry know that some folks avoid the dentist’s chair like the plague. According to studies at the Dental Fears Research Clinic at the University of Washington, as many as 8% of Americans are too afraid to go to dentists and 20% are too anxious to visit […]

Types for All Stripes: Teeth Whitening

October 13th, 2019

Whiter, brighter teeth are on the top of everyone’s smile wishlist – and for good reason! White teeth look young and healthy. The good news is that teeth whitening is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to improve your smile, and the results are almost immediate. If you’re already taking good care of your […]

Oral Piercings: Not Cool for Teeth

September 27th, 2019

Remember that guy with the lip ring you had a crush on in high school? I wonder how his teeth are doing now. Don’t get us wrong—at Veranda Dentistry, we’re all about the freedom of self-expression, and if body modifications like tattoos and piercings are your thing, we support you. However, as your dental health […]

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 […]