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 […]

Dry Mouth: Nothing to Spit At

February 13th, 2018

Can you imagine a 2-liter bottle of your favorite soda? Now imagine that same bottle filled with spit. That’s approximately how much saliva the average adult produces in their mouth every day! It may be gross, but it’s definitely important. Saliva is a normal body fluid that’s crucial for oral health and overall wellness. If […]

Teaching Your Kids to Brush & Floss

January 27th, 2018

As a parent, you will have numerous opportunities to teach your children valuable skills and each one will yield priceless memories. Your child’s first step, your child’s first word, your child’s first bike ride, your child’s first unassisted brushing and flossing session… well, maybe that last one won’t be as memorable, but Dr. Johnson and Dr. Flesner […]

Could White Teeth Help You Land a Job Interview?

January 13th, 2018

A recent, three-part study by Crest® puts numbers to what most of us already knew – white teeth are beautiful and powerful! The study used both qualitative and quantitative measures in multiple settings to determine what effect white teeth can have on a person’s life. In a portion of the study on employment, researchers found […]

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 […]