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Tooth-Colored Fillings — Checking All the Boxes

Fillings have long been one of the most valuable workhorses in dentistry, but our ability to make them blend seamlessly into your mouth raised the bar even higher. Here’s why tooth-colored fillings excel in so many areas.
Oct 4th, 2023

My Gums Are Bleeding — Should I Be Concerned?

Seeing blood when you’re doing something as harmless as brushing your teeth can be disconcerting. But it can also be a wake-up call. Here’s a look at when you should be concerned about bleeding gums.
Sep 1st, 2023

The Truth About Mouthwash

You’re anxious to do the best you can to take care of your teeth and gums at home, but you’re unsure where mouthwash fits in and whether it’s even necessary. Here are some points to consider.
Aug 1st, 2023

 Are Dental Implants Always Better Than Bridges?

You’re missing a tooth or two and want to explore your replacement options. While dental implants have certainly taken restorative dentistry by storm, other options exist, including the tried-and-true dental bridge.
Jun 30th, 2023

5 Telltale Signs of a Dental Emergency

Maybe you’re used to just toughing things out, or you’re not sure what constitutes a medical emergency when it comes to your teeth and gums. To help, here are five signs that you could really benefit from expert dental care.
Jun 1st, 2023

When to Consider Veneers Over Teeth Whitening

It’s no secret that a great smile is usually backed by white, bright teeth. If you’re falling short on the white and bright parts, we have several options and compare two here — at-home teeth whitening and veneers.
May 8th, 2023

3 Benefits of Getting Same-Day Crowns

Time is one commodity that always seems to be in short supply, so we offer services that save time, namely our ability to create same-day crowns. Here’s a look at the many advantages of CEREC crowns.
Apr 1st, 2023

4 Early Signs of Periodontal Disease You Shouldn't Ignore

If you think you don’t need to worry about gum disease, think again. Nearly half of adults over the age of 30 have some degree of periodontitis. To stay one step ahead of this disease, here are four symptoms you shouldn’t ignore.
Mar 1st, 2023

How Teeth Cleanings Help Whiten Your Teeth

Regular dental cleanings are your first line of defense against tooth-threatening problems like tooth decay and gum disease. While tooth and gum health are our top priorities, these cleanings also do a great job whitening your teeth.
Feb 1st, 2023

Give Your Smile a Makeover This Year

Some minor problems stand between you and your dream smile; this is the year you want to address them. Here’s a look at how we can turn good smiles into great ones.
Jan 8th, 2023

Dental Implants vs. Bridges: Here's What to Consider

Like millions of others, you’re missing a tooth or several teeth and weighing your options for replacement. Here, we compare dental implants to dental bridges the essential points to consider when choosing.
Dec 1st, 2022

How to Whiten and Brighten Dull and Dingy Teeth

Your teeth used to be much whiter, but recently, you notice they’re becoming increasingly dull, dingy, and discolored. The good news is that there are solutions that can whiten and brighten your teeth.
Nov 1st, 2022

Here's How to Brush and Floss Properly

You were likely instructed on best practices for cleaning your teeth when you were younger, but it’s always a good idea to revisit this all-important process, especially if you’re teaching your children now.
Oct 4th, 2022

Bonding or Veneers: Which Is Best for Me?

You want to give your smile a makeover, and you’re exploring your options. When it comes to whitening and correcting minor imperfections, both dental bonding and veneers are good options, but there are some differences.
Sep 1st, 2022

You Don’t Have to Live With a Gummy Smile

When you flash a grin, you want it backed by healthy rows of teeth, but you feel your gums are hogging the spotlight. Read on to learn about solutions for gummy smiles that can put the focus back on your teeth.
Aug 1st, 2022

The Importance of Taking Care of Your Gums

The leading drivers of tooth loss in the United States are tooth decay and gum disease, which means the care you provide your gums is equally as important as that which you provide your teeth. Here’s a look.
Jul 1st, 2022

Is My Toothache Considered a Dental Emergency?

Seeking help for a toothache sooner rather than later is always a good idea. Not only can emergency dentistry relieve your pain, it can also preserve your teeth, especially if there’s infection present.
Jun 1st, 2022

How Do Same-Day Crowns Work?

Modern technologies have enabled us to get dinner in minutes, glasses in an hour, and, yes, same-day dental crowns. Here’s a look at how your smile won’t skip a beat thanks to CEREC dentistry.
Apr 1st, 2022

What Should I Do If I Have a Dental Emergency?

Life is full of accidents and when something goes wrong inside your mouth, you’re understandably worried, not to mention likely in some discomfort. Here’s what you should do next.
Mar 1st, 2022

I Don’t Like My Short Teeth: Can You Help?

You feel like your smile is affected by teeth that look quite small, so you’ve learned to smile with your mouth closed. We can help you grin more openly with cosmetic dentistry options that make small teeth look longer.
Jan 1st, 2022

5 Reasons Veneers May Be Right for You

A beautiful smile is enviable. Gapped, stained, and chipped teeth are, however, a fact of life. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry treatments like veneers can transform a less-than-perfect smile into a movie star smile.
Dec 1st, 2021

How Do You Treat Gum Disease?

Your treatment options for gum disease can range from a simple cleaning to surgery, which is why it’s important to recognize this very common problem and the importance of early intervention.
Nov 1st, 2021

The Importance of Preventive Dentistry

You rely on healthy teeth to chew and talk, not to mention their role in that great smile of yours, so you want to preserve them as best you can. That’s exactly what we can accomplish with preventive dentistry.
Sep 1st, 2021

Benefits of Same-day Crowns

Each year in the United States, millions of people turn to dental crowns to restore, strengthen, and protect their teeth. Now, you can get your dental crown in just one visit thanks to CEREC technology.
Aug 1st, 2021

How to Care for Your Veneers

You’ve decided to improve your smile with dental veneers and you’re thrilled with the results. To help you protect and prolong that dazzling new smile, here are a few tips for caring for your dental veneers.
Jun 7th, 2021

What’s the Difference in Gingivitis and Periodontitis?

Nearly half of adults over the age of 30 have some form of gum disease. Catching gum disease in its earliest stage — gingivitis — can mean the difference between preserving your teeth or losing them to periodontitis.
Apr 18th, 2021

5 Benefits of Dental Bridges

If you’re missing one or more teeth, you need to find a replacement option that functions well and looks great, which certainly describes dental bridges. Here are five benefits that will give you something to smile about.
Mar 14th, 2021

You Don't Have To Hide Your Smile

Behind most great smiles are healthy teeth that excel in both form and function. Whether you’re struggling with chipped teeth, missing teeth, or yellowing teeth, we’ve got the tools you need to smile with confidence.
Feb 9th, 2021

3 Types of Preventive Dentistry

One of the best ways to handle a health issue is to avoid it in the first place, which is certainly true when it comes to your dental health. Here’s a look at three ways preventive dentistry answers the call.
Jan 11th, 2021

Who Needs Dental Sealants?

When your adult teeth come in, they’re designed to last a lifetime. While dental hygiene can go a long way toward accomplishing this goal, why not go the extra mile with dental sealants? Here’s who can benefit from this extra layer of protection.
Dec 10th, 2020

Is Fluoride Safe?

There has been some controversy surrounding fluoride for decades, even linking it to cancer. In the following, we explore what fluoride is, how it benefits your teeth, and whether there’s any cause for concern.
Nov 9th, 2020

Do I Need a Crown or a Tooth-Colored Filling?

A whopping 91% of Americans over the age of 20 have cavities, leaving them to figure out the best solution when it comes to preserving their teeth. Two of the most effective options are tooth-colored fillings and dental crowns.
Oct 9th, 2020

Help! My Teeth are Yellow

You’re vigilant about the daily care of your teeth, yet they’re still yellowing despite your best efforts. Here’s a look at why your teeth can become discolored and, more importantly, what we can do about it.
Sep 14th, 2020

Who Needs Temps? We Offer Same-Day Crowns

Dental crowns are true workhorses in the dental field as they protect, support, and replace damaged teeth. Now crowns are even more efficient as we can provide them in just one visit, rather than waiting for weeks.
Aug 31st, 2020

What Does a Smile Makeover Entail?

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, so why not make it one that they’ll remember? With a smile makeover, we can turn your smile into one that exudes confidence, great health, and vitality. Here’s how.
Jul 13th, 2020

Welcome to Peninsula Dental Excellence

At our office we are proud to have three amazing doctors. Dr Au, Dr. Fazeli, and Dr. Yoshihara are experienced and skilled doctors that have your best interest at heart.
May 14th, 2020

The Top 5 Benefits of Dental Implants for Your Oral Health

Since they were first used several decades ago, dental implants have become the “gold standard” for replacing missing teeth. Dental implants are preferred over alternative treatments like dental bridges and partial dentures because they have a number of...
May 14th, 2020

What Do I Do if My Dental Bridge Feels Loose?

If you have a dental bridge or you’re thinking about restoring one or more missing teeth with a bridge, you may be wondering what you should do if your bridge ever becomes loose. What does it mean, and do you need to see your dentist?
May 13th, 2020