Dental & Orthodontic Pleasanton http://implantdentistpleasantonca.com Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:09:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Treating Bad Breath http://implantdentistpleasantonca.com/dental-care/treating-bad-breath/ http://implantdentistpleasantonca.com/dental-care/treating-bad-breath/#comments Thu, 09 Jul 2015 22:18:34 +0000 http://implantdentistpleasantonca.com/?p=1027 Woman suffering from tooth loss and bad breathThe Bad Breath Institute estimates that approximately 35-45 % of people in the world suffer from bad breath at some point in the day. Bad breath can be an embarrassing issue for many people to deal with and it can frequently mean that an underlying health condition is the cause. Bad breath, also known as halitosis, can be a side effect of failing or missing teeth. Fortunately, restoring your smile and oral health doesn’t have to include the discomfort or short lifespan of other treatments like dental bridges and dentures. Dental implants provide a long-lasting smile that will look and act just like natural teeth. Dental implants use artificial tooth roots fused to the jawbone to serve as an anchor for the crown, making the restoration as stable as natural teeth. If you’re dealing with chronic bad breath, dental implants can improve your oral health and any missing teeth. Today, Dr. Sjoberg is blogging from Pleasanton, CA to discuss the causes and remedies for bad breath.

What Causes Bad Breath?

Sometimes it can simply be the food choices we make that affect our breath. Food like garlic or onions can leave a potent smell even after consumption. In this case, it’s important to brush and floss to remove any particles of food that may be affecting your breath. In other instances, it’s an underlying health condition that causes chronic bad breath. Here are a few typical reasons you may be suffering from bad breath.

  • Dry Mouth: Saliva is important because it is responsible for getting rid of food particles left in your mouth. If you suffer from dry mouth, it’s important to increased water consumption and eat foods that promote saliva production.
  • Gum Disease: The buildup of bacteria can irritate the gums and cause bad breath. Frequently having a bad taste in your mouth or bad breath is usually a sign of gum disease.
  • Smoking: Tobacco can be detrimental to your health and cause bad breath. Tobacco also increases your risk of gum disease, which can further worsen your breath.

Treating Bad Breath

Depending on the cause of your bad breath, treatment for bad breath can vary. Here are a few tips to stop the embarrassment of bad breath.

  • Visit Your Dentist: Often times, oral issues may not seem noticeable until it’s too late. Bad breath can be a sign of more serious oral issues, so consult with your dentist to address your concerns.
  • Brush and Floss Effectively: Even if you think you’re consistent with your oral hygiene routine, there are many times you may actually be ineffectively cleaning your teeth. Switch over to an electric toothbrush because the bristles will remove plaque more efficiently and the timer on the toothbrush will ensure you’re brushing for the recommended two minutes. Don’t forget to floss at least once per day to remove bacteria from in between your teeth as well.
  • Stay Hydrated: Drink more water, especially after eating, so the water can help remove food particles from your mouth. Drinking milk can also help to deodorize bad breath.

Contact Our Office

If you’re concerned your bad breath may be caused by your missing or failing teeth, contact our office. Take the first step to taking care of your oral health with dental implants by scheduling your free, no-obligation consultation.

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Keep Your Jawbone Whole with Dental Implants http://implantdentistpleasantonca.com/dental-implants-news/jawbone-dental-implants/ http://implantdentistpleasantonca.com/dental-implants-news/jawbone-dental-implants/#comments Fri, 05 Jun 2015 10:00:48 +0000 http://implantdentistpleasantonca.com/?p=1020 Our Pleasanton, CA area patients know that failing to restore their missing teeth quickly with dental implants can result in jawbone deterioration.The reason why dental implants are capable of providing such a comfortable and natural feeling solution to missing teeth is because, much like your natural teeth, implants are fused to your jawbone. Through a process called osseointegration, your dental implants are accepted by your body as a natural piece of your jaw structure. Naturally, to get results this good it is important that your jawbone is strong enough to support your implants. This standard can be hard to meet because your jawbone actually begins to deteriorate after you lose a tooth. Today, Dr. Craig C. Sjoberg is blogging from Pleasanton, Livermore, and Dublin, CA to talk about jawbone deterioration, its effects, and what can be done about it.

Defend Your Jawbone with Dental Implants

The thing that many people don’t seem to realize about the jawbone is that it is much like a muscle in the way that it requires constant exercise to stay healthy and strong. This exercise typically comes from the vibrations caused by the food we eat impacting with our teeth. These vibrations travel down our tooth roots and into the jawbone. When you lose a tooth, the area of the jawbone that tooth was connected to will no longer be getting the exercise it needs and will begin to deteriorate as a result. If you wait too long before restoring your missing tooth, the affected area of your jawbone may be too deteriorated to support an implant.

Jawbone deterioration can actually have many effects on your facial appearance. This is because it is our teeth and jawbone that structure much of our faces. When your jawbone begins to deteriorate, your face loses much of the support that allows it to maintain its shape. As a result, you may end up with hollow cheeks, resulting in a “sunken appearance”. It is also common for the skin around your jawline to prematurely wrinkle. People suffering from jawbone deterioration tend to be described as appearing aged or unhealthy.

If you are suffering from jawbone deterioration, it may still be possible for you to pursue treatment with dental implants. Using bone grafting, it is possible for us to restore your jawbone back to a point where it can provide the foundation needed to support dental implants. Bone grafting is a procedure that takes bone samples taken from another part of your body, usually your hipbone, and grafts them to the deficient areas of your jawbone. If you are uncomfortable using samples taken from your own body, it is also possible for us to use synthetic or heavily sterilized animal bone instead.

Call and Schedule a Consultation in Pleasanton, CA

It is for the reasons above that we recommend our patients suffering from missing teeth pursue treatment with dental implants as soon as possible. By doing so, they can move forward with the implant procedure without having to have bone grafting done beforehand. If you would like to learn more about bone grafting or the dental implant process, we encourage you to contact us and schedule a no-obligation consultation with dental implant provider, Dr. Craig C. Sjoberg, today.

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Dental Implants and Your Oral Health http://implantdentistpleasantonca.com/dental-implants-news/dental-implants-oral-health/ http://implantdentistpleasantonca.com/dental-implants-news/dental-implants-oral-health/#comments Fri, 01 May 2015 10:00:57 +0000 http://implantdentistpleasantonca.com/?p=1017 Our Pleasanton, CA area patients know that failing to restore their missing teeth with dental implants can result in tooth decay.It would shock our many teeth restoration patients to discover just how many people every day choose to go on without restoring their missing teeth. It seems that these people believe that if a missing tooth is not causing them any pain or cannot be seen, then there is no reason to restore that missing tooth. What they don’t realize is that the empty spaces left behind by missing teeth are opening your mouth up to many different potential conditions. Today, Dr. Craig C. Sjoberg is blogging from Pleasanton, Livermore, and Dublin, CA to talk about some of the conditions you may face if you fail to restore your missing teeth.

Defend Your Oral Well-being with Dental Implants

When you lose a tooth, all that you are left with is the empty spot where that tooth used to reside. We call these empty spaces “food traps” because of how easy it is for food to get caught in these areas. It is important to keep these spots free of debris as it is possible for bacteria to be attracted to them. This bacteria can cause an infection in your gums, which we refer to as gum disease. Some symptoms of gum disease include chronic bad breath, bleeding or swollen gums, painful chewing, and gum recession.

Another potential problem that can come about because of food traps is called tooth decay. You see, our teeth work together to keep each other locked firmly in place. When you lose a tooth, the teeth that surrounded it can begin to lean into or move into the empty space left behind. We call this teeth drifting and the teeth that go through it tend to fall into positions that make them hard to keep clear of plaque. If you are unable to properly maintain your teeth, you open yourself up to tooth decay, some symptoms of which include chronic bad breath, off color spots on your teeth, and gum disease.

It is to prevent these conditions that we highly recommend our patients suffering from missing teeth fill their food traps with dental implants. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are fused to your jawbone through a process called osseointegration. This process is only possible because dental implants are made from titanium, which is a metal that your body does not recognize as unnatural. Through this process, we are able to provide beautiful replacement teeth that work and feel just like natural teeth.

Call and Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Sjoberg

We understand that the reason why many patients fail to restore their missing teeth is because of the costs associated with teeth restoration procedures. It is for this reason that we are happy to offer a large variety of different financing options that can help fit dental implants into any patient’s budget. If you would like to find out whether or not you might be a good candidate for treatment with dental implants, we encourage you to contact us and schedule a no-obligation consultation with dental implant provider, Dr. Craig C. Sjoberg, today.

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Dental Implants: The Natural Choice http://implantdentistpleasantonca.com/dental-implants-news/dental-implants-natural-choice/ http://implantdentistpleasantonca.com/dental-implants-news/dental-implants-natural-choice/#comments Fri, 03 Apr 2015 10:00:55 +0000 http://implantdentistpleasantonca.com/?p=1014 Our Pleasanton, CA area patients know that dental implants offer a superior treatment for missing teeth. For the longest time, dentures have been the go to treatment for missing teeth. This is because dentures provide a restoration that is both quick and affordable. However, dentures also have a reputation for being uncomfortable and unreliable. It is for these reasons that more and more patients are choosing to use dental implants for their teeth restoration treatment instead of dentures. Only dental implants provide beautiful replacement teeth that are permanent and stable. Today, Dr. Craig C. Sjoberg is blogging from Pleasanton, Livermore, and Dublin, CA to talk about exactly what it is about dental implants that makes them a better treatment for missing teeth than dentures.

A Better Solution for a New Age

What sets dental implants apart from dentures is the fact that, much like your natural teeth, implants are directly fused to your jawbone. During the implant procedure, an implant fixture is placed in the empty space left behind by your jawbone. While healing, a process called osseointegration causes your implant fixture to be integrated into your jaw structure. This process is only possible because dental implants are made from titanium, which is a metal that your body doesn’t recognize as unnatural. Through this process, your body learns to accept your dental implants as being no different from any of your natural teeth.

Dental implants receive many exclusive benefits because of osseointegration. For instance, your implants should never get loose or move out of place because they are held permanently in position by your jawbone and gums. And, implants manage to stay in place with no additional work on your part. Dentures, on the other hand, sit uncomfortably on your gums and can require a messy adhesive in order to stay in place. Even with this adhesive, dentures can still fall out of place, which can actually damage your remaining natural teeth if you are not careful.

Not only will you most likely have to purchase an adhesive for your dentures, but you will also have to put out the money for the cleaning solution that you will be required to soak your dentures in every night. Even with this additional care, your dentures will still need to be replaced about every seven years. With dental implants, you will not need to do anything extra to keep your teeth healthy. You will simply brush and floss your teeth regularly like you always would. And, so long as you keep your maintenance routine up, your implants can end up lasting you a lifetime.

Call and Schedule a Consultation in Pleasanton, CA

As you can see, the treatment offered by dental implants simply cannot be matched by dentures alone. However, implants can actually be used to support dentures, allowing them to provide many of the benefits that come from osseointegration. If you would like to learn more about why you should choose to restore your missing teeth with dental implants, we encourage you to contact us and schedule a no-obligation consultation with dental implant provider, Dr. Craig C. Sjoberg today. We look forward to helping you restore your beautiful smile soon!

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Treatments Available Using Dental Implants http://implantdentistpleasantonca.com/dental-implants-news/treatments-dental-implants/ http://implantdentistpleasantonca.com/dental-implants-news/treatments-dental-implants/#comments Fri, 06 Mar 2015 10:00:18 +0000 http://implantdentistpleasantonca.com/?p=1010 Our Pleasanton, CA area patients know that there are many different treatments available using dental implants that can fit their needs. Dental implants are quickly becoming the most popular method for restoring missing teeth. This is because implants offer beautiful replacement teeth that are both comfortable and reliable. And, dental implants can even work with other restoration methods, providing our patients with a choice in how they move forward with their treatment. For every treatment performed in the past that relied on dental bridges or dentures, there is a better treatment offered by dental implants that can take its place. Today, Dr. Craig C. Sjoberg is blogging from Pleasanton, Livermore, and Dublin, CA to talk about some of the treatments using dental implants that we offer here at our practice.

A Treatment That Fits Your Needs

No matter how many missing teeth you might be suffering from, we have a treatment using dental implants that can fit your needs. Some of these possible treatments include:

Single Tooth Restoration

For our patients who are suffering from a single missing tooth, we can perform a single tooth restoration for them. For this method, a single implant fixture is placed in the empty spot left behind by the missing tooth. During the recovery period, osseointegration occurs, which causes your body to accept your implant fixture as a natural part of your body. Once this process has worked its magic, an abutment will be attached to your implant fixture and the replacement tooth attached to that, completing the restoration.

Multiple Teeth Restoration

For our patients suffering from multiple missing teeth, we can perform a single tooth restoration for each of their missing teeth. However, if you are suffering from multiple missing teeth that border each other on the same arch, an implant supported dental bridge may be a better option. For this method, at least two implant fixtures are placed, one of the first missing tooth in the row and one for the last missing tooth in the row. Once healed, an abutment is attached to each and the dental bridge connected, completing the restoration.

Full Arch Restoration

For our patients suffering from a full arch of missing teeth, it is still possible to replace each and every missing tooth with a single tooth restoration. However, this can be incredibly expensive, and an implant supported overdenture may be a better treatment option. For this method, four to six implant fixtures are placed along the arch. Once healed, an abutment is attached to each fixture and the overdenture connected at all points, completing the restoration.

Call and Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Sjoberg

From a single missing tooth to a full arch of missing teeth, dental implants can provide a solution that will fit your needs. Only dental implants provide permanent replacement teeth that work and feel just like natural teeth. If you would like to learn more about the treatments using dental implants that we can perform at our practice, we encourage you to contact us and schedule a no-obligation consultation with dental implant provider, Dr. Craig C. Sjoberg, today. We look forward to working with you soon!

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Top Five Foods for Healthy Teeth http://implantdentistpleasantonca.com/dental-implants-news/top-foods-healthy-teeth/ http://implantdentistpleasantonca.com/dental-implants-news/top-foods-healthy-teeth/#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:00:17 +0000 http://implantdentistpleasantonca.com/?p=937 Enjoy healthy tooth foods with the Pleasanton Farmers MarketEvery day our patients in Pleasanton, Livermore and Dublin CA are constantly bombarded with ads that promote sugary, salty, or carbohydrate heavy foods. While most folks do keep these in moderation for the sake of their health, little attention is often paid to finding healthy food for your teeth. In fact, there are some foods out there that may come as a surprise in terms of what they can do for your teeth. Some of these foods are also right in your backyard, at your local farmers’ market.

The Pleasanton Farmers’ Market

The Pleasanton Farmers’ Market runs every Saturday, year round, offering fresh produce and local harvest for all visitors. Take the family for a fun day of seasonal foods, activities and more, right here in our beautiful town of Pleasanton CA.

What’s more is that vendors and organizers also offer cooking demonstrations both online on their Facebook page and in person. You not only have access to some great local cooking advice, but also have access to food that will make your teeth sing.

Top Five Foods for Healthy Teeth

Here we’ve compiled the top five foods for health teeth, and why they should make their way to your dinner table soon.

Water – While it may seem obvious, water is the principal supplier for your saliva which is essential for washing away bacteria and leftover food particles. With a good amount of water, comes a reduction in risk for dry mouth or cavities. If your family is less enthusiastic about constantly drinking water, try making pitchers of fruit-infused water, such as strawberries, raspberries, light lemon, orange and more. It will also be a nice break from harmful sodas and citrus juices.

Tea – While we generally advise against copious amounts of coffee or wine due to the stains they could leave on your teeth, surprisingly tea is the opposite. One study from the University of Illinois in Chicago found that test subjects who drank black tea were found to have less plaque than those who only drank water.

Raisins – Raisins have natural sweetness without the risks of harmful added sugars, and are a source of phytochemicals that can fight off cavities and bacteria. It’s a perfect alternative snack to crackers or chips.

Vitamin-Rich Food – When we say vitamin-rich foods, it’s actually quite a wide range. The best vitamins for your teeth are vitamin A, C, D and phosphorous, and these can easily be found in beef, chicken, fish, beans, eggs, and green, leafy vegetables. Check out the Pleasanton Farmers’ Market for fresh options of these foods.

Dairy – Cheeses and other dairy products are superb sources of calcium and vitamin D, which strengthens teeth. Another study also theorized that chewing hard cheeses could also reduce plaque acid.

What Happens if I Lose a Tooth?

Despite our best abilities to keep our teeth, sometimes accidents happen. You slack in your oral care and cavities emerge; you play contact sports and lose a tooth when a ball hits your mouth; regardless of how it happened, let us help you fix that. At Amador Dental and Orthodontic we offer quality dental implants as an ideal tooth replacement option.

Dental implants have a host of hidden benefits, from healing your weakened jawbone to offering a strength to tackle any food, even the choices from the farmers’ market. This is due to the process of osseointegration, and is the reason that dental implants have gained popularity. If you’ve lost a tooth, let us help you revitalize your smile. Contact us today to find out more about dental implants and to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sjoberg.

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Tooth Loss: What Happens When I Lose a Tooth? http://implantdentistpleasantonca.com/dental-implants-news/tooth-loss-lose-tooth/ http://implantdentistpleasantonca.com/dental-implants-news/tooth-loss-lose-tooth/#comments Fri, 20 Feb 2015 07:00:00 +0000 http://implantdentistpleasantonca.com/?p=941 smilingandteethHave you lost multiple teeth or are at risk for losing one or more teeth? Sometimes an accident or rampant disease can result in a lost tooth and be a huge blow to your self-esteem. For our patients in Pleasanton, Livermore, and Dublin CA we encourage them to address their tooth loss as soon as possible. If not, results such as the ones listed below could arise and negatively impact your overall health, and how dental implants can help.

Speech and Eating

When you lose a tooth, it can affect the way you chew and speak. Some patients find it more difficult to eat their favorite foods or are embarrassed if they have a lisp and misspeak as a result of their lost tooth.

When you receive a dental implant, filling the space with a viable tooth replacement can improve your comfort with speaking and eating. Dental implants are strong enough to fill the gap in your smile and restore your bite.

Self-Esteem

When our patients have lost a tooth, it can be a blow to your self-esteem. Some of our patients have admitted to being afraid of leaving the house or of socializing with friends or family, for fear of being judged for their missing teeth. One study linked tooth loss to serious condition such as depression or anxiety, and one other study had subjects admitting that they felt like they had lost a limb when they lost their teeth. Because our smiles are as a part of us as our limbs, it’s easy to see how losing your teeth could affect you.

Overall Health Effects

If you have lost a tooth to disease, it’s often an indication that your overall bodily health may not be in the best shape either. The mouth is the gateway to your health, and nowadays doctors will check the state of your mouth as an indication of what’s going on inside. To them, bad breath could mean something else entirely from simply neglecting to brush twice a day.

Without a tooth replacement, the spot where you lost a tooth could weaken and lead to facial collapse. Some patients may consider this to be even more unsightly their lost teeth. By letting your jawbone weaken and become susceptible to infection or disease, it could spell trouble for your bodily health down the road.

Costly to Heal

The longer you wait to replace your tooth, the more damage could be done in the long run. It can be costly to replace multiple teeth and improve your oral health if treatment is issued later rather than sooner. We understand that the cost of dental implants may hinder your decision on treatment, but know that at Amador Dental and Orthodontic we want our patients to have access to financing options to help offset the burden of cost. Contact us for more information on financing dental implants.

Take Your First Step Today

The solution to your tooth loss is not as far away as you think, especially if you live in Pleasanton, Livermore or Dublin, CA. Contact us today at Amador Dental and Orthodontic to learn more about dental implants and what they can do for you. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Sjoberg and discover for yourself if dental implants are best for you and your smile.

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Smoking with Dental Implants http://implantdentistpleasantonca.com/dental-implants-news/smoking-dental-implants/ http://implantdentistpleasantonca.com/dental-implants-news/smoking-dental-implants/#comments Fri, 13 Feb 2015 07:00:55 +0000 http://implantdentistpleasantonca.com/?p=944 Read More»]]> Smoking hinders your oral health, especially with  chain smokersWhile dental implants are one of the best solutions available for patients with missing teeth, not everyone will qualify for them. For patients in Pleasanton, Livermore or Dublin, CA we encourage you to consult with Dr. Sjoberg to determine your candidacy for dental implants, as there are a number of factors that we look for. However, one trait that could hinder your progress is smoking.

What Are Dental Implants?

First, let’s take a look at what makes dental implants so successful. These titanium implants are embedded into the jawbone and undergo a process known as osseointegration. This process fuses the implant to the bone and is what secures the implant in your smile.

The entire surgical process is split into three basic steps, for the three pieces of the dental implant. It also requires up to six months of healing, depending the number of dental implants receiving, and the patient must maintain good oral health to ensure that the health bone and blood accept the implant. However, if you do smoke it could cause bad side effects that could dampen the success of your dental implant.

What Happens if I Smoke?

Some patients experience a condition known as peri-implantitis, which causes inflammation around the pocket where the dental implant was placed. However, this condition is more prevalent in patients who smoke.

Smoking and nicotine could hinder your healing period, as nicotine could affect the blood flow, bone and tissue conditions. Smokers could also be more susceptible to bone loss and periodontal disease, both of which are factors in determining candidacy and the success of dental implants. Also, as it is an open wound, the smoke could harm those tissues even further.

Am I Eligible for Implants if I Smoke?

While many dentists may not consider candidates who are heavy smokers for dental implants, this does not completely eliminate your candidacy. However, this procedure would require for patients to quit smoking during the entirety of the dental implant procedure to ensure maximum success. It is also advisable that patients quit smoking at least one week or more prior to treatment.

To find out if you’re a candidate for dental implants, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sjoberg at Amador Dental and Orthodontic. There are a number of factors that determine your candidacy for dental implants, with smoking and its effects being only a part of that.

Discover Your Candidacy Today

We believe that each patient should walk away with a perfect, bright smile, but it entails cooperation on both sides of the dental chair. If you’re a smoker and are interested in dental implants, please consult with Dr. Sjoberg to determine your candidacy for dental implants. Dr. Sjoberg will evaluate your oral health, discuss your treatment options, cost and financing, and ultimately help decide what’s best for you and your smile.

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Dental Oddities: Debunking Dental Myths http://implantdentistpleasantonca.com/dental-care/dental-oddities-tooth-loss-tooth-care/ http://implantdentistpleasantonca.com/dental-care/dental-oddities-tooth-loss-tooth-care/#comments Fri, 06 Feb 2015 07:00:12 +0000 http://implantdentistpleasantonca.com/?p=933 Don't believe those dental myths and get the care you need. Welcome to the blog of Dr. Craig Sjoberg and staff at Amador Dental and Orthodontic in Pleasanton, CA. We proudly serve patients in Pleasanton, Livermore and Dublin CA, including those who have lost one or more teeth. We offer a variety of services including dental implants for those who’ve lost teeth.

At our office we often get asked some pretty common questions from our patients. However, we’ve noticed that our patients are often fed the wrong information about their dental condition, especially from friends or from the internet. Today we’re going to take a look at some common dental myths we’ve heard and debunk them for you.

Debunking Dental Myths

Does sugar-free gum work?

Sugar-free gum is actually very beneficial. Some studies have shown that chewing gum can help with your concentration and is exercise for your jaw muscles. So long as the gum is sugar-free, you won’t need to worry so much about cavities, or tooth decay, on your teeth.

Cavities are not caused by sugar alone but are actually caused by sugar-eating bacteria that reside in your mouth. The less sugar you eat, the less these bacteria will have to waste and cause cavities.

Can I keep using my toothbrush after I’m sick?

When you’re sick and using the same toothbrush, it is possible for bacteria to remain on the toothbrush. Even if you recover, using the same sickly toothbrush can result in infecting yourself again with the illness. Dispose your toothbrush after a serious illness, and it’ll reduce your chances of getting sick again.

Do I have healthy teeth because I whitened them?

Teeth whitening and home whitening remedies are becoming all the rage nowadays. However, while white teeth is certainly appealing and confidence-boosting, it is not a direct indication of healthiness. It’s possible for patients to still get cavities or suffer from gum recession, periodontal disease and more. The symptoms may not be visible on the surface of your tooth either, they could be down in your gums, behind and between your teeth as well.

If I eat a lot of sugar, will I get more cavities?

The answer to this question can be both yes and no. If you consume a lot of sugar, the important thing is to keep your teeth clean as well. The bacterial waste that causes cavities can be prevented if you keep a good oral health regimen. With good oral health comes less sugar for the bacteria to feast on. So yes, you can reach for that cake and candy, so long as you brush at least twice a day, floss, and follow any further instructions from your dentist.

Share Your Dental Myth in Pleasanton CA

If you’ve heard a dental myth that you aren’t sure is true, feel free to ask us. Our experienced staff would be happy to take your question. If you’re missing one or more teeth in Pleasanton, Livermore and Dublin CA we can help you there too. Amador Dental and Orthodontic offers quality dental implants to replace those lost teeth, with a slew of benefits to boot. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sjoberg and learn more about our services and dental implant experience.

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Tooth Decay and Dental Implants http://implantdentistpleasantonca.com/dental-implants/tooth-decay-dental-implants/ http://implantdentistpleasantonca.com/dental-implants/tooth-decay-dental-implants/#comments Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:42:49 +0000 http://implantdentistpleasantonca.com/?page_id=903 Read More»]]> Tooth Decay and Dental Implants in Pleasanton, CA

At Amador Dental and Orthodontic in Pleasanton, CA we’ve seen our patients lose teeth for a lot of reason – contact sports, accidents, and more – but one of the most common reasons that our patients have lost teeth is due to disease, the most common of which is tooth decay. Tooth decay, also known as cavities, reminds most people of children on Halloween after their teeth have suffered through all that candy. However, adults are just as susceptible to this decay, and many also don’t realize that tooth decay can spread. Should you be at risk for losing a tooth to tooth decay, consult with Dr. Sjoberg about dental implants as a possible tooth replacement.

What Causes Tooth Decay?

There are a variety of causes of tooth decay, with many of them being preventable as well. Take a look at the list below of common causes:

  • Neglecting to brush or floss your teeth
  • Foods high in sugar and carbohydrates
  • Lack of fluoride
  • Lack of saliva or dry mouth
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking or other forms of tobacco consumption

Warning Signs of Tooth Decay

If you have found that you may be suffering from the above habits or common causes that are linked to tooth decay, than take a look at the symptoms below.

  • Toothaches and tooth sensitivity
  • Pain when chewing or biting
  • Gum swelling
  • Halitosis, or bad breath
  • Discoloration or stains on your teeth

While these symptoms are the general warning signs of oncoming tooth decay, it can be difficult to tell on your own at home. We recommend that you visit your dentist if you start experiencing these symptoms, in order to get a more definitive answer on whether or not tooth decay is present.

How Do Dental Implants Help?

Dental implants are one of the more popular tooth replacement options available for a myriad of reasons – the strength, longevity, and reliability. For victims of tooth decay, these dental implants also have a healing factor that’s not often found in other tooth replacement options.

Dental implants go a step further than just covering up the gap in your smile, but are embedded deep into the jawbone. This enables the jawbone to fuse with the implant and heal the gap fully, rather than leaving it to deplete more. This strengthens the jawbone and keeps surrounding teeth from shifting or weakening. Tooth decay can be halted in its tracks and prevented from spreading as the wounded tooth is replaced with a dental implant. What’s more, since dental implants are artificial they are not susceptible to organic decay such as cavities.

Discover Dental Implants for Tooth Decay Today

If you are currently suffering from tooth decay or are at risk for losing a tooth to tooth decay, contact us today at Amador Dental and Orthodontic, where we proudly serve patients in Pleasanton, Livermore, and Dublin CA. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Sjoberg and discover if dental implants could be the solution you’re looking for. The consultation will include an evaluation of your oral health, a discussion of the best treatment options, and ultimately you and Dr. Sjoberg will decide if dental implants are the best route for you and your smile.

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