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 […]

4 Facts About Dental Implants

August 13th, 2018

Many people will lose a tooth at some point in their lives, but that doesn’t mean your smile needs to suffer. There are numerous ways to fix a lost tooth, but today, Pleasant Hill dentists Dr. Chad Johnson and Dr. Emily Flesner would like to educate you about the best option for a healthy smile […]

5 Common Dental Myths: Fact or Fiction?

July 27th, 2018

When it comes to ridiculous beliefs on dental hygiene and treatment, we’ve heard just about everything. However, the most dangerous ones usually aren’t quite so over the top. Unfortunately, a number of dental myths are floating all over Pleasant Hill, so Dr. Chad and Dr. Emily are here to put an end to the misinformation. […]

Same Day Dentistry – Too Good to Be True?

July 13th, 2018

In a world of same day shipping and same day photo prints, your dental restorations can now be same day services too! This is thanks to CEREC® milling machines and digital imaging technology. CEREC is short for “ceramic reconstruction”. This technology has been around since the early 1980s and it’s only gotten better with time, […]

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 […]