HPV & Oral Cancer: What You Need to Know

May 13th, 2019

We love to talk about the fun and interesting sides of oral health, but today, there is something much more serious on our minds. We care about the health of everyone in Pleasant Hill, and as dental care professionals, we feel it our duty to educate you on how to be as safe and healthy […]

I’d Rather Have a Root Canal

April 27th, 2019

Have you ever heard someone say, “I would rather have a root canal”? Most of us in Pleasant Hill are used to hearing root canals compared to some genuinely unpleasant circumstances, but Dr. Chad and Dr. Emily would like to set the record straight and talk about how root canals can do some serious dental […]

History of the Toothbrush

April 13th, 2019

If you had to give up your toothbrush or your car, which would it be? According to a recent survey, 42 percent of adults and 34 percent of teens would rather turn in their keys, computer, cell phone, or microwave than get rid of their toothbrush. It seems that many Pleasant Hill residents love toothbrushes […]

What Happens in Your Mouth While You Sleep?

March 27th, 2019

Ah, nighttime… the end of the day, the ceasing of work, and hopefully a good night’s sleep. But did you know things are still happening in your mouth all night long, even if you’re blissfully unaware of it? Pleasant Hill dentists, Dr. Chad and Dr. Emily shed some light on the world of your mouth […]

How are Dental Savings Plans Different from Insurance?

March 13th, 2019

Understanding any type of medical or dental insurance can be a challenge, especially for uninsured folks trying to find a plan on their own. According to the National Association of Dental Plans, about 74 million Americans had no dental insurance coverage at the end of 2016. One possible solution is dental savings plans (also called […]

Malocclusion: Sometimes It Bites

February 27th, 2019

Malocclusion is the dental term for misaligned teeth, a common condition affecting about 200,000 people in the United States every year. Many seek cosmetic solutions to feel better about their smiles, but there are also negative health consequences including pain and discomfort that result from improperly aligned teeth. The most severe cases may require surgical […]

Dental Inlays & Onlays

February 13th, 2019

Bite. Crack. Ouch! A cracked or broken tooth is a real problem. Unlike other bones in your body, a broken tooth will not heal itself and needs to be cared for immediately. Depending on the extent and location of the damage, your dentist will likely recommend an inlay, onlay, or crown.  All versions of the […]

The Benefits of Composite Fillings

January 27th, 2019

Traditionally, dentists have used what’s known as amalgam, or special metal alloys, to fill cavities. However, modern dental medicine has advanced to the point that Dr. Chad and Dr. Emily can offer Pleasant Hill patients a much better option for filling holes caused by tooth decay: composite fillings. At Veranda Dentistry, we would like to […]

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, […]