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Getting Used to Dentures: Everything You Need To Know Dec 1st, 2019

You’re not supposed to lose your teeth. Under ideal circumstances, you keep them for a lifetime. Unfortunately, life’s not ideal, and people lose teeth. In fact, a lot of people lose teeth: 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. And some people lose more than one; 40 million...

Straight Teeth Are Healthy Teeth: Why Alignment Matters Nov 1st, 2019

We all know the drill: If your teeth are crooked, you have to get them straightened with braces or Invisalign®. This isn’t cheap, and it isn’t quick, so you may wonder if it’s really necessary to have straight teeth? Sure, you have a better smile if your teeth line up...

Non-Cosmetic Reasons to Consider Veneers Oct 1st, 2019

Perhaps when you think of veneers, you think of flashing a bright, beautiful, Hollywood smile — certainly one of the many reasons to consider veneers. Without a doubt, they have an aesthetic quality that can transform your teeth from dull to dazzling. Many people get veneers on their teeth to...

How to Extend the Results of Teeth Whitening Sep 1st, 2019

Do you want to improve your smile with a whitening treatment? You aren’t alone. Professional teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic treatment for tooth discoloration. It’s quick, easy, and you see the results right away. But teeth whitening treatments only last for so long. Many outside factors, like what you...

Tips for Taking Care of Your Invisalign® Trays Aug 1st, 2019

Now that you’re wearing Invisalign® trays to create a lovely smile, be sure to take good care of the aligners. Dr. Vilderman, a leading provider of the Invisalign system, can show you how to maintain aligners so they remain clear and odor-free.  What is Invisalign? Invisalign is a flexible, plastic...

Why Regular Dental Exams Are So Important Jul 1st, 2019

Your regular dental checkups are your first defense against an array of oral health problems that can be painful and affect your whole future health picture. It’s tempting to put your dental exam off as you review your endless to-do list, but please don’t. For the little time and effort...

Understanding When Dentures Are a Better Option Than Implants Jun 1st, 2019

For a long time, dentures and bridges were the only means available to replace missing teeth. Bridges typically replaced single teeth, while dentures were used to replace many teeth or a full set of teeth. In the 1960s, the first patients received dental implants — teeth replacements permanently fixed into...

Periodontal Disease Has Been Linked to Alzheimer's Disease May 1st, 2019

Periodontal, or gum, disease can wreak havoc on your dental health, leading to tooth and bone loss, but the health effects can reach beyond your mouth. A recent study just showed that periodontal disease may affect the human brain and could possibly be linked to Alzheimer’s disease. At our San...

What You Should Know About Periodontal Disease Apr 5th, 2019

Nearly 80% of adults have periodontal disease, and many don’t know they have it. Periodontal disease is a broad term that describes two common oral conditions: gingivitis and periodontitis. These conditions damage the tissue and bone around your teeth, leading to decay and other complications. Gingivitis, a gum infection, is...

3 Amazing Benefits Of Invisalign Mar 1st, 2019

Invisalign is a popular system that uses clear plastic aligners to gradually straighten your teeth. Whether you’re considering orthodontic treatment later in life or you’re still in your teens, Invisalign is a convenient and effective method for achieving a straighter smile. More than 6 million men, women, and teenagers have...

How Dental Implants Can Improve Your Oral Health and Your Confidence Feb 12th, 2019

Everyone wants a bright, confident smile. But sometimes damaged or missing teeth can make your smile look less than perfect. Whether you’ve lost a tooth due to injury, decay, or something else, your smile might be a source of embarrassment instead of confidence. Missing teeth can also impact your oral...

Start The New Year Off With Whiter Teeth Jan 3rd, 2019

If you want whiter teeth, you’re not alone. Whiter teeth can make you feel better about yourself and make you less afraid to smile for your friends or in front of the camera. Social experts say if you want to be the most attractive version of yourself, you should smile...

7 Tips For Preventing Bad Breath This Holiday Season Dec 5th, 2018

Bad breath happens to everyone at some point, but it doesn’t have to ruin your holidays. While bad breath can have many different causes, it’s possible to avoid most of them with proper oral care and maintenance. Before you attend any gatherings, review these tips from Nataly Vilderman, DDS, so...

9 Tips for Overcoming Dental Anxiety Nov 21st, 2018

Even though most of us well understand the benefits of seeing a dentist, there are still many people who worry about sitting in a dental chair. For some, it’s more than just a general anxiety. It’s estimated that 9-20% of people around the country avoid going to the dentist because...

Does Age Dull Your Sense of Taste? Oct 16th, 2018

If you find yourself increasingly reaching for the salt or dunking your food into the nearest condiment, you may be experiencing an age-related dulling of your sense of taste. Just as you find yourself needing reading glasses or turning up the volume on the television, your sense of taste isn’t...

Do Adults Still Need Fluoride Treatments? Sep 14th, 2018

Fluoride treatments are a significant weapon in the arsenal of preventing tooth decay in children. We all remember the family dentist doing the fluoride treatment on our bi-annual visits as kids, and usually doing them as a matter of course. The fluoride in gel, foam, or in a rinse solution,...

Why Dental Implants Have Such a High Long-Term Success Rate Aug 23rd, 2018

With good dental care, you may be able to keep your natural teeth your entire life. But, if you’re missing a tooth, you’re not alone. It’s estimated that more than 170 million Americans are missing at least one tooth, while 40 million are missing all of them. Wouldn’t it be...

10 Unexpected Health Benefits of Taking Care of Your Teeth and Gums Jul 20th, 2018

Ignoring your oral health can cause bacteria and plaque to build up on your teeth and gums. When left untreated, plaque hardens into tartar and gingivitis develops. Gingivitis is the earliest stage of periodontal or gum disease. Symptoms of periodontal disease include: Chronic bad breath Red, bleeding, or tender gums...

Smiling in Summer Photos and Other Reasons to Whiten Your Teeth Jun 18th, 2018

Smiling in Summer Photos and Other Reasons to Whiten Your TeethA smile that lights up a room, a winning smile, a blinding smile — however you describe it, a smile full of bright, white teeth is a powerful thing. And professional teeth whitening is an easy way to get that...

Invisalign: A Game-Changer in Giving Adults a Perfect Smile May 22nd, 2018

As an adult, you may feel self-conscious about sporting the metal braces people associate with awkward teen and preteen years. There’s nothing wrong with metal braces; they’re a great way to straighten misaligned teeth, and are sometimes the best choice for complex orthodontic issues. But if given the option, many...

What is Gum Rejuvenation? Apr 20th, 2018

You may think your dentist’s main priority is keeping your teeth white and cavity free, and that’s a big part of the job. However, overall oral health is the real goal. And because your gums help provide the environment your teeth need to remain healthy, it’s only natural for your...

I Still Have Some Teeth, So Can I Wear Dentures? Mar 27th, 2018

Having one or more missing teeth is far from rare. In fact, according to American College of Prosthodontists, 120 million people in the United States are missing at least one tooth, and those numbers are predicted to climb in the next two decades. Fortunately, as more and more people have...

Three Non-Cosmetic Reasons to Choose Invisalign Feb 22nd, 2018

At any given time, approximately four million people in the United States are on the road to straighter teeth with braces or aligners. While the draw of beautifully-aligned teeth and a winning smile certainly drive many people to orthodontics, there’s a lot more to straight teeth than meets the eye.When...

Seven Surprising Ways Oral Hygiene May Affect Your Health Feb 2nd, 2018

Oral hygiene is about more than preserving a sparkling smile -- it has a direct effect on your health. The mouth harbors an enormous amount of bacteria, and when you fail to brush and floss, that bacteria multiplies and affects your whole body. A number of health conditions may be...