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Crack Down on Cracked Tooth Syndrome

December 27th, 2017

Cracked tooth syndrome (CTS), also known as cracked cusp syndrome or split tooth syndrome, is a painful condition that results from a crack in one of your teeth. CTS can mean anything from a tiny hairline split in the crown to a fracture that goes all the way to the root. If you have a […]

This Story Gives Us A Smile

December 14th, 2017

Veranda Dentistry believes in “Doing Good While Doing Good”   This school year, an elementary school teacher in our area contacted Veranda Dentistry and asked if we ever did dental work for kids in need. One of her students broke his front teeth when he fell off his bike, and his teacher witnessed his discomfort […]

Why Wisdom Teeth Are Not So Wise

December 13th, 2017

Most Pleasant Hill and Altoona folks have had some exposure to the concept of wisdom teeth. Perhaps you have had yours removed, are considering a removal, or Dr. Chad and Dr. Emily have just shown you our state-of-the-art 3D imaging with the dreaded third molars creeping into view. It’s common to hear patients ask HOW […]

Baby Dentistry: Teething and Other Joys

November 27th, 2017

It’s easy to think that baby teeth aren’t that important. They make their grand entrance (however painfully) and leave your baby’s mouth soon thereafter. But your baby’s oral health is very important, both in the present and to set the stage for a lifetime of health. Today, Veranda Dentistry would like to talk about those […]

The Importance of Dental X-Rays

November 13th, 2017

The technology of dental medicine is advancing by the minute. There are now sophisticated techniques for diagnosing and tracking oral cancer, correcting crooked teeth in less than a year, treating periodontitis (advanced gum disease) without surgery, and much more. Yet, when it comes down to diagnosing issues and creating an effective treatment plan, nothing beats […]

Do Whitening Strips Actually Work?

October 27th, 2017

Whitening strips are among the most popular health and beauty products in Pleasant Hill. Brightening up your pearly whites is a great way to give your smile a boost, and with all the over-the-counter options, there’s no reason not to pick one up and try it out. Dr. Chad and Dr. Emily want you to […]

A Guide to Cavity Prevention

October 13th, 2017

Imagine this- you have come to see Dr. Chad or Dr. Emily for a cleaning and routine check-up. The cleaning goes well, but then Dr. Chad or Dr. Emily tell you that you have a cavity. You’ve been dreading the possibility of this news and now you fear that something must be wrong since you […]

The Latest @Veranda – October 2017

October 11th, 2017

We understand that a visit to the dentist may be a little stressful! To make your experience at Veranda Dentistry even more comfortable we are excited to offer massage with our licensed massage therapist, Ella Jenson, LMT.  We are able to schedule 30, 60, 75, or 90-minute massages before or after your dental appointment. Ella […]

Gum Disease & Birth Defects

September 27th, 2017

What is Gum Disease? The short answer: Gum disease is a common gum infection that can become very problematic, but you can prevent it! The long answer: All over your body, tissues have a self-defense mechanism called “inflammation.” When bacteria build up in your mouth, your gum tissue will inflame to try and kill it. […]

Comprehensive Oral Healthcare Includes Cosmetic Dentistry

September 25th, 2017

A Beautiful Smile is a Powerful Thing At Veranda Dentistry, we’re passionate about helping patients achieve optimal oral health, which means that along with gentle, thorough cleanings, we provide a good deal of oral hygiene information for patients to sink their teeth into. That being said, we also want our patients to feel confident about […]