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Do I Need a Crown or a Tooth-Colored Filling? Oct 9th, 2020

The numbers surrounding tooth decay are nothing short of eye-opening. Notably, 91% of Americans ages 20 and over have had cavities at some point in their lives and 27% of adults have untreated caries.  At Peninsula Dental Excellence, our team, under the direction of Dr. Jeff Yoshihara and Dr. Colin...

Help! My Teeth are Yellow Sep 14th, 2020

It’s no secret that a winning smile is one that’s backed by bright teeth, so you do your best to keep your pearly whites, well, white. Despite your efforts through daily care, yellowing begins to creep in, leaving you with a lackluster smile that doesn’t dazzle as it once did....

Who Needs Temps? We Offer Same-Day Crowns Aug 31st, 2020

Once your adult teeth come in, they’re designed to provide a lifetime of service, but life often throws curveballs that jeopardize your dental health. Whether an accident, decay, or disease has compromised your tooth (or teeth), the odds are that a dental crown can play a pivotal role in restoring...

What Does a Smile Makeover Entail? Jul 13th, 2020

Your smile is your greeting card so you want to make sure you’re sending the right message. Unfortunately, if your smile is marred by broken, missing, or yellowing teeth, it can undermine your confidence and leave the wrong impression. Thankfully, the road to a winning grin isn’t all that difficult...

Most Common Dental Emergencies and What to do While Enroute to Our Office Jun 26th, 2020

Each year in the United States, about five million teeth are knocked out in both kids and adults. While this is one of the more common dental emergencies, millions more people experience cracks, lost fillings, and toothaches that also require prompt care. While we endeavor to provide our patients with...

How Periodontal Disease Negatively Impacts Other Parts of Your Body May 22nd, 2020

While dental problems may seem like just an issue with your mouth, some dental problems can be far-reaching, especially when it comes to periodontal disease, also called gum disease. As infection- and decay-causing bacteria wreak havoc on your gums and teeth, they may also affect other areas of your body,...

Welcome to Peninsula Dental Excellence May 14th, 2020

WELCOME TO PENINSULA DENTAL EXCELLENCE  OUR SKILLED DENTISTS 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. They will do everything they can to ensure your visit is comfortable...

The Top 5 Benefits of Dental Implants for Your Oral Health May 14th, 2020

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 unique benefits.  1. BETTER NATURAL FUNCTION Compared to alternative treatments like a fixed bridge...

What Do I Do if My Dental Bridge Feels Loose? May 13th, 2020

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? The team at Peninsula Dental Excellence is here for...