Blog Archive

How Teeth Cleanings Help Whiten Your Teeth Feb 1st, 2023

There’s no simpler, more effective way to stay on top of your dental health than through regular dental cleanings. While preventing conditions like tooth decay and gum disease are our top priorities, these cleanings have the added benefit of whitening and brightening your teeth. And this occurs in some obvious...

Give Your Smile a Makeover This Year Jan 8th, 2023

Entering a new year is a great time to make changes, especially those that give you something to smile about for years. If you have a few imperfections standing in the way of your dream smile, the odds are good that we can address them.  At Peninsula Dental Excellence, Drs. Colin...

Dental Implants vs. Bridges: Here's What to Consider Dec 1st, 2022

You’ve lost a tooth or a couple of teeth, and you need to decide how to replace these teeth so that you can continue to chew, talk, and smile confidently. You’re not alone — about 178 million people in the United States are missing at least one of their teeth...

How to Whiten and Brighten Dull and Dingy Teeth Nov 1st, 2022

There’s no mystery regarding the power of white, bright teeth. 99% of people consider their smile their most important social asset. Unfortunately, life has other plans for your teeth; they’ve become dull, dingy, and discolored, forcing you to be more tight-lipped. The good news is that there are solutions for transforming your...

Here's How to Brush and Floss Properly Oct 4th, 2022

Dental caries (cavities) created by tooth decay remain the number one chronic disease in both kids and adults in the United States. To illustrate this point, nearly 60% of adolescents between the ages of 12 and 19 have at least one cavity, and a whopping 92% of adults between the...

Bonding or Veneers: Which Is Best for Me? Sep 1st, 2022

Your teeth are in fairly good shape, but some minor imperfections or discoloration stand in the way of the smile of your dreams.  Through our cosmetic dentistry services, the dental experts here at Peninsula Dental Excellence, including Drs. Colin Au and Jeff Yoshihara, have the tools you need to meet...

You Don’t Have to Live With a Gummy Smile Aug 1st, 2022

Your smile is incredibly important in how the world perceives you, so you want it to be a winning one. Unfortunately, you feel that your smile is long on gums and short on pearly whites — known as a gummy smile.  There are solutions that put the focus back on...

The Importance of Taking Care of Your Gums Jul 1st, 2022

We want to begin this blog with two important statistics: Nearly 178 million people in the United States are missing at least one tooth and nearly half of people 30 and older have gum disease. The link between these two statistics is a direct one as gum disease and tooth decay are the two...

Is My Toothache Considered a Dental Emergency? Jun 1st, 2022

Your tooth is causing you considerable pain and you’re not able to function (or sleep) all that well. Seeking our help sooner rather than later in these situations is always a good idea as we can not only resolve your discomfort, we can also safeguard your teeth and gums against...

The Link Between Certain Medications and Tooth Discoloration May 1st, 2022

You need an antibiotic to clear up an infection or you’re taking antihistamines to combat spring fever. These are two examples in which the medications you take may lead to staining in your teeth. In this month’s blog post, the team here at Peninsula Dental Excellence, led by Drs. Jeff Yoshihara and Colin...

How Do Same-Day Crowns Work? Apr 1st, 2022

From communicating with friends in an instant to dinner in minutes, we’ve grown accustomed to having our needs met and problems solved far more quickly these days. In the world of dental health, we’ve also benefited from advanced technologies that allow us to accomplish more in less time, including providing...

What Should I Do If I Have a Dental Emergency? Mar 1st, 2022

Health emergencies are part and parcel of life and being prepared can make all the difference, which holds true for dental emergencies. To help you navigate the next dental emergency, the team here at Peninsula Dental Excellence, including Drs. Jeff Yoshihara and Colin Au, decided to pull together a list...

When a Dental Bridge Might Be the Right Choice for You Feb 1st, 2022

You’ve lost a tooth, or several in a row, and you want to explore your options for restoring your smile, as well as your ability to easily chew and talk. Fitting all of these bills is the dental bridge, which is a reliable and popular option for missing teeth. Finding...

I Don’t Like My Short Teeth: Can You Help? Jan 1st, 2022

You’re tight-lipped when it comes to smiling thanks to small front teeth and you’re tired of hiding your great grin. Luckily, there are several options we can use to make the teeth in your “smile zone” appear larger and more right-sized. At Peninsula Dental Excellence, we pride ourselves on offering...

5 Reasons Veneers May Be Right for You Dec 1st, 2021

Imagine what it would be like if everyone was born with a perfect, dazzling smile. No misshapen teeth. No gapped teeth. No crooked teeth. And definitely, no stained teeth. Okay, back to reality. That world doesn’t exist. But fortunately, advances in cosmetic dentistry can turn fiction into reality. What’s even...

How Do You Treat Gum Disease? Nov 1st, 2021

To call common disease common would be an understatement — more than 47% of adults over the age of 30 in the United States have some degree of gum disease. Not only is gum disease common, it’s also one of the leading drivers of tooth loss, which makes treating this...

The Many Uses of Implants in Improving Your Dental Health Oct 1st, 2021

Whether age, an accident, gum disease, or tooth decay is wreaking havoc on your teeth, you want to preserve your ability to smile, chew, and talk. While we have several tooth-replacement options, dental implants are rising head and shoulders above the others for many reasons, which we discuss here. At...

The Importance of Preventive Dentistry Sep 1st, 2021

It’s hard to overstate the importance of healthy teeth as they play no small role in everything from how you eat and talk to your ability to smile with confidence. So, you want to do everything in your power to protect and preserve your teeth, which is our primary goal...

Benefits of Same-day Crowns Aug 1st, 2021

Of all the incredible tools we have at our disposal for preserving and improving your dental health, the dental crown ranks at the top of our list. Now, this incredible solution for protecting, restoring, and strengthening your teeth is even more beneficial thanks to same-day CEREC technology. At Peninsula Dental...

Here’s How You Can Make Your Teeth Whitening Last Longer Jul 1st, 2021

Nothing can brighten your smile more quickly than our professional teeth whitening services and you want to get the most out of your great results. To help keep your smile sparkling, there are a few steps you can take when you get back home. At Peninsula Dental Excellence, our team...

How to Care for Your Veneers Jun 7th, 2021

There are many ways in which we can improve your smile, and dental veneers are among the most effective as they can cover up a host of imperfections. If you’ve decided that dental veneers are the clear choice for your smile makeover, you want to protect and prolong your great...

When Cosmetic Dentistry is More Than Making Your Smile Look Better May 17th, 2021

As the country gets on track to return to “normal,” it means that our smiles will come out from beyond those masks and be put on full display again. If you want to greet the world again with a mouth full of straight, white teeth, cosmetic dentistry is just the...

What’s the Difference in Gingivitis and Periodontitis? Apr 18th, 2021

So, what is the difference between gingivitis and periodontitis? Technically, there isn’t one. Gingivitis is the first — and most easily treatable — stage of gum disease, which is why recognizing this brewing problem is important. To help in this regard, Drs. Colin Au and Jeff Yoshihara and our team...

5 Benefits of Dental Bridges Mar 14th, 2021

Whether tooth decay, gum disease, or an accident has left you with a gap in your teeth, you want to find a suitable replacement option that will allow you to smile, chew, and talk with ease. Dental bridges fulfill these roles beautifully, which is why we offer them here at...

You Don't Have To Hide Your Smile Feb 9th, 2021

It’s no secret that a great smile is most often powered by great teeth. If your teeth only serve to detract from your smile, compelling you into a closed-lip grin, we can help you smile widely and broadly through our cosmetic makeover services. From dental bonding to dental implants, the...

3 Types of Preventive Dentistry Jan 11th, 2021

There’s an old adage that states, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” and we couldn’t agree more. Consider this: 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth and 40 million are missing all of their teeth. If you want to avoid becoming part of these...

Who Needs Dental Sealants? Dec 10th, 2020

Your teeth are incredibly strong and equipped with protective enamel that helps them provide you with a lifetime of service. Unfortunately, inadequate dental hygiene, genetics, and a sugary diet may have other plans, which can lead to decay and even the loss of your teeth. To help give your teeth...

Is Fluoride Safe? Nov 9th, 2020

Since the 1960s, fluoride has been added to the drinking water of 75% of our population because of its benefits in promoting strong, healthy teeth. As with any action such as this, people raise concerns about whether the substance has any unwanted side effects. At Peninsula Dental Excellence, Drs. Jeff...

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...