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Prevention vs. Treatment of Oral Health

June 27th, 2018

The World Health Organization defines health as “A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Sadly, in our fast-paced culture, many of us settle for less-than-healthy or even truly sick conditions every day. We allow ourselves to be tired, achy, stressed and in pain more […]

Counting Sheep: Sedation Dentistry for Kids

June 13th, 2018

Is Sedation Safe for Kids? Sedation dentistry for clients of all ages has steadily gained popularity in recent years due to its effectiveness reducing anxiety during dental treatments. Children’s dentists—who train for two or three additional years to learn safe sedation techniques—may suggest sedation for children who have difficulty staying still, elevated stress levels, strong […]

Could Brushing & Flossing Prevent a Heart Attack?

May 27th, 2018

A lot of healthy lifestyle choices benefit more than one system within your body. Eating well, exercising, good sleep, and fresh air all support a lot of your physical needs. So, it shouldn’t be surprising that what hurts one area of your health can easily hurt another area, too. An important (though less known) connection […]

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s…Invisalign®!

May 13th, 2018

If you have a crooked tooth, odd spaces between your teeth or a poor bite, you might be considering all of your orthodontic options. Orthodontics is a specialty in dentistry that realigns your bite and teeth for the best possible look and function. Did you know that our ancestors actually had naturally larger jaws? This […]

The Science of Tooth Decay

April 27th, 2018

If you’ve visited our blog before, you know that we love to talk about tooth decay. The chances are, everyone has had or will have tooth decay at one point. It is classified by the National Institutes of Health as the most prevalent disease in the world. Today we’re going to talk about a few of […]

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 and Dr. Emily would like you to know about bruxism, or teeth grinding. At Veranda Dentistry, […]

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 […]