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Botox® Cosmetic: A Perfect Finishing Touch for Your Smile

January 13th, 2019

Botox at the Dentist!? Botox Cosmetic is a prescription medication injected strategically into specific facial muscles to temporarily soften the appearance of moderate to severe forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, and frown lines between the eyebrows. This minimally invasive facial rejuvenation treatment has become extremely popular and is offered at many types of businesses that cater […]

Do You Need a Tooth Extraction?

December 27th, 2018

We’ve all had a toothache at some point or another. While you should always consult your Pleasant Hill dentist, it’s not always a serious problem. Often, the issue can be fixed with a filling or a root canal. However, many Pleasant Hill residents have found themselves in a situation where the tooth is not salvageable, […]

Mouthguards – Do They Really Work?

December 13th, 2018

Sore jaw? Restless nights? Play sports? If any of these apply to you, you might be surprised to hear that you could use a mouthguard! Functions of Mouthguards Mouthguards are solid pieces of plastic that keep your teeth and jaw in a specific resting position. The basic function of a mouthguard is protection. Mouthguards help […]

Stop Brushing After You Eat – Do This Instead

November 27th, 2018

For a long time, we’ve been told to brush our teeth right after we eat, but conventional wisdom might be changing on that. Thanks to your mouth’s powerful and natural ability to clean itself, rinsing with water might actually be the best way to freshen your breath and prevent cavities after you eat. In addition […]

Can Bleeding Gums Cause a Heart Attack?

November 13th, 2018

What is the Oral-Systemic Link? You’ve always heard that it’s important to take care of your teeth. Brush and floss every day, and see the dentist for good oral health. But did you know that your oral health could directly affect your overall health? And the road goes both ways—problems with your overall health show […]

Dental Insurance Trends

October 27th, 2018

Above any other medical need, people are more likely to skip a seeing the dentist because they can’t afford it. Many people choose not to buy dental insurance because it’s an added cost without a lot of perceived value. For some reason, people simply feel more comfortable taking this risk because they don’t fully understand […]

Updating Health History May Help Save Your Teeth

October 13th, 2018

Although you may think of general health and dental health as two completely unrelated categories, they are much more connected than the average person suspects. Just as the information you share with your general practitioner assists them in keeping you healthy, your Pleasant Hill dentists Dr. Chad and Dr. Emily depend on your input for […]

Sleep Apnea in Children

September 27th, 2018

You may think being exhausted simply comes with the territory of being a parent (and it does), but there may also be a serious medical condition causing your child to wake up often throughout the night—sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is most commonly found in adults, but in rare cases can also affect children. Dr. Chad […]

Hate Flossing? – 5 Flossing Alternatives

September 13th, 2018

There are two kinds of people in this world: those who floss, and those who don’t. Diligent flossers everywhere inspire those of us who live with them or know them. Flossing may not be an actual virtue, but it’s certainly high on the list of qualities amongst people who “have it together.” Read more information […]

An Alkaline Diet for Oral Health

August 27th, 2018

Acids and bases might sound like something from far back in your memory, like middle school science class, but the concept is still very applicable to every aspect of life today. The foods and beverages you consume daily have a very big effect on your oral health and overall health, for better or worse. You […]