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 […]

Don’t Eat That: A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Mouth

September 13th, 2017

Some foods will help you grow healthy teeth and keep them forever. Some foods will prevent you from growing healthy teeth, or will harm the ones you already have. You can grow and maintain strong, healthy teeth by eating a diet your mouth (and your body) will truly love. Diet is Everything The word diet […]

Dental Bridges 101

August 27th, 2017

A hole in your smile is never a good thing. It negatively affects your appearance, your eating, your speaking, and your overall sense of confidence and well-being. Let Veranda Dentistry bridge the gap between where you are with your smile and where you want to be! A missing tooth or teeth can also cause jaw […]

Chocolate is Good for Oral Health – True or False?

August 13th, 2017

Most of us were taught when we were kids that sweets like chocolate will rot your teeth. While this may remain true for some types of our favorite sweet snack, that doesn’t mean we have to take it off the menu altogether. In fact, recent studies have found that dark chocolate, containing high percentages of […]

Cosmetic Dentistry – A Beautiful Smile is a Powerful Thing

July 27th, 2017

There is a law of nature that “function follows form.” It’s a saying that means that how something looks actually determines how it works. For example, you may own many screwdrivers of different sizes and shapes (form) to loosen all different kinds of screws (function). Think of a watering can with a long spout that’s […]