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Should I Go to the ER for a Dental Emergency?

February 3, 2023

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broken tooth being whisked away on a stretcher

When you’re dealing with a lot of pain due to a dental emergency, it can be hard to orient yourself so that you can get the treatment you need. You may not even know whether you should talk to a dentist or not.

Both the ER and an emergency dentist can be useful in dealing with a painful dental emergency, and both can be ideal for different situations. If you’re dealing with a dental emergency, here’s which one you should go to.


Foods to Eat After Your Wisdom Teeth Are Removed

December 11, 2022

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3-D diagram of a wisdom tooth

Wisdom teeth are always an unwanted hassle, so the day after you’ve got them out, you might want to celebrate. However, if you’re planning on having a feast, you’ll have to think a little bit about what you’ll be able to eat.

You’ll be restricted as to what you can eat for a few days after your wisdom teeth removal. Here are some foods you ought to avoid, and what you can eat instead.


Why Do You Have Wisdom Teeth?

August 4, 2022

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young man with puzzled look

Sometime between the ages of 17-21, most adults will start to experience a dull, constant pain towards the back of the jaw. It usually happens when the third set of molars develops, also commonly called wisdom teeth. They’re called that because they’re the last set of teeth to emerge. In most cases, these molars will require extraction to prevent any severe dental problems. Since they’re removed because you don’t need them, you might be wondering – why do people develop them in the first place? Read on to find out.


3 Reasons to Get Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

May 10, 2022

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X-ray of dental patient with wisdom teeth

If you’ve never heard of them, “wisdom” teeth may sound like something good. You might even think they have some unique benefits. However, the truth is often the exact opposite — your dentist will probably tell you to consider wisdom tooth removal if you get them.

Assuming you want to learn more, here’s a summary of wisdom teeth and three reasons to get them removed.


Tips on Recovering From a Wisdom Tooth Removal

February 5, 2022

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woman recovering from wisdom tooth extraction in Los Gatos

Getting your wisdom teeth extracted can be a great relief for your smile, especially if your other teeth are being affected. By taking them out, you help prevent a crowded bite, and it can be easier to clean in the back of the mouth! Once the procedure is completed, however, you’ll have to maintain good oral hygiene while the extraction site heals. But how long does this take, and what can you do to help the process? Read on to learn what you can expect from a wisdom tooth removal recovery and tips for protecting yourself.


4 Ways to Care for Your Teeth During Six Month Smiles Treatment

August 23, 2021

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woman wearing Six Month Smiles

If you recently started your Six Month Smiles treatment, you’re probably wondering how you can take proper care of your teeth during this time. Yes, brushing, flossing, and rinsing are key, but trying to maneuver around brackets and wires can be tricky. Fortunately, your dentist will provide you with clear instructions and helpful tips to help you safeguard your smile. Here are 4 ways you can continue to improve your oral health while your teeth move into perfect alignment.


Do I Really Have to Get My Wisdom Teeth Taken Out?

May 27, 2021

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man holding his cheek in pain because he needs wisdom teeth removal

Has your dentist recommended that you get your wisdom teeth removed? It can be hard to understand why you need to go through this procedure, especially if these teeth aren’t bothering you. However, wisdom teeth removal is a common procedure, and your dentist wouldn’t suggest it unless they believed that it would save you a great deal of money, time, and pain in the long run. Here’s what you need to know about wisdom teeth and what can happen if you don’t get them taken out.


Give Your Partner a Night of Snore-less Sleep

February 27, 2021

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Man with sleep apnea snoring next to partner.Is your spouse constantly poking you in the sides at night because of your loud snoring? Although you’re getting the rest you need, your partner might be losing sleep. Although everyone snores occasionally, if the problem is chronic, it could indicate an underlying issue, like sleep apnea. Not only is your loved one not sleeping well, but you might also be placing your general health at risk if you have the sleep disorder. Why not give the gift of better sleep for Valentine’s Day? Your sleep specialist can treat chronic snoring and sleep apnea, so both of you can feel well-rested in the morning.


New Year, New Smile!

December 17, 2020

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list of new year's resolutions

The new year has just begun, and you’ve probably heard the phrase “new year, new you,” a time or two already. If you’re like many others, you probably have some sort of list of resolutions that you’d like to achieve this year. Have you considered adding the smile of your dreams to that list? If you’re ready to feel confident about your smile again, keep reading to learn what your Los Gatos dentist has to share about all the ways you can transform you smile in 2021.


Will I Need Gum Disease Treatment Before Getting Cosmetic Work Done?

November 19, 2020

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Woman checking her teeth and gums in mirror

Do you want to whiten your teeth? Correct some chips or gaps? Undergo a complete smile makeover with veneers? With the new year just around the corner, there is no time like the present to take the next step toward your dream smile. However, if you have gum disease, all other work, including cosmetic services, needs to be put on hold until the problem is fixed. Read on to learn why from a dentist!

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