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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
We are open and here for you!
We appreciate your support during this time. We are excited to inform you that we are able to open our dental office for treatment effective May 18th, 2020. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety and health!