How Much Does Invisalign Cost in Cupertino, CA?

Team Invisalign

We see many patients for Invisalign in Cupertino, and it’s easy to understand why—Invisalign is a more comfortable, convenient, and discreet alternative to conventional orthodontic braces. Unlike traditional braces, which use a system of brackets and wires to push and pull teeth into place, Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners that gently shift teeth into alignment. Below, we answer some of …

How Much Do Dental Implants Cost in Cupertino, CA?

Team Dental Implants

Cost is one of the primary concerns patients have about dental implants. Even before asking about what the process involves or how long it takes, many people want to know, “How much do dental implants cost?” We understand that dental implants are a significant investment, but we think they’re one worth making. Below, we answer some of the most common …

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Baby Pacifiers: Fears vs. Facts

Team General Dentistry

Pacifiers are a subject that causes many parents to be on the defensive, but the reality is that sucking is a natural reflex for babies. Infants start sucking their thumbs while still in the womb and the action continues to soothe them once they’re born. Sucking on a thumb or pacifier comforts them in times of stress and relaxes them …

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How to Save a Knocked Out Tooth

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Whether it’s your own tooth or your child’s, it’s hard not to panic when you’re dealing with a knocked out tooth. You may be surprised to learn that if the proper steps are taken, it’s very easy for us to place the tooth back into the socket and repair the damage, but acting quickly is crucial. Here are the steps …

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Toothpaste for Sensitive Teeth: Does It Make a Difference?

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Sensitive teeth are a problem that can cut into your daily life and make eating excruciating. If you have sensitive teeth, your dentist may suggest switching to a toothpaste made for sensitive teeth. Many manufacturers have a sensitive toothpaste that should help protect and minimize the discomfort of sensitive teeth. However, many people are not convinced that sensitive toothpaste is …

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The Long Term Benefits of Regular Dental Visits

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There are many short-term benefits of visiting the dentist regularly. The patients who see us often usually have brief visits because plaque and tartar haven’t had much of a chance to accumulate. Because regular dental visits are one of the best ways to prevent cavities and gum disease, usually their 6 month exams and cleanings are the only time they …

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Fluoride Myths and Facts

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Aside from vaccinations, there is no public health issue more controversial than fluoride. Fluoride has been added to most public water supplies in the United States for the past 70 years and many of our patients, particularly parents, worry about overexposure when fluoride is in the water we drink, the toothpaste we brush with twice a day, and in the …

3 Reasons to Upgrade to an Electric Toothbrush

3 Reasons to Upgrade to an Electric Toothbrush

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You’ve heard the recommendations. You’ve seen the commercials. Maybe you’ve even had one of our hygienists tell you all about the benefits of upgrading to an electric toothbrush during your last dental cleaning–but you still haven’t taken the leap. In a world full of gadgets and new technologies, it’s easy to see why many of our patients are skeptical about …

How Dry Mouth Affects Your Oral Health

How Dry Mouth Affects Your Oral Health

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Estimated to affect up to 64.8 percent of the population, dry mouth is quite common. It results from an insufficient amount of saliva in the mouth. The condition, which is formally called xerostomia, can be caused by a number of factors, such as dehydration, medicinal side effects, or smoking. Even stress can impact your salivary production. Although dry mouth may …