Super Bowl Snacks and Oral Health

Super Bowl Snacks and Oral Health General Dentistry Sunnyvale   A super bowl party is a time gather up your friends and family and watch the game, comment on the crazy commercials, and chow down while watching the halftime performance.   Whether you are hosting or attending a party to watch the big game, Sunnyvale…

New Year, New Dental Goals

New Year, New Dental Goals General Dentistry Sunnyvale   The new year marks a new start, and is a great time to set resolutions! You would be surprised at all the benefits improving your oral health routine can have on your daily life and overall wellness. Here are some of Sunnyvale Dentist Dr. Antonious’ top…

Why Plaque is a Threat to Your Oral Health

Though most people are familiar with the terms “plaque and tartar,” not everyone realizes why their dentist is so adamant about keeping them under control. Even if you know that you should brush and floss your teeth every day, you might not realize the consequences of skipping a routine once in a while. The truth is that, though a seemingly minor issue, plaque is one of the biggest and most consistent threats to your oral health. When not properly controlled, it can lead to serious dental problems and the need for extensive dental treatment.

How Gum Disease Forms, and How to Treat It

Gum disease is one of the most common chronic dental health issues, and it’s the most common cause of adult tooth loss in America. Yet, the problem with gum disease isn’t that it’s difficult to treat; on the contrary, timely dental treatment has helped many patients prevent or control their gum disease before significant damage occurs. The problem is that many patients don’t realize that they have the disease until it’s too late, when the damage to your gums and periodontal tissues becomes obvious. By knowing how gum disease forms and the best way to treat it, you can save your smile from tooth loss and other complications that could arise from the presence of gum disease.

3 Dental Treatments that Help Prevent Cavities

Of all the conditions that can affect your oral health, cavities are the most common. In fact, over 90% of adults will experience a cavity in at least one of their permanent teeth. Though there are several options for treating and restoring a cavity-stricken tooth, the best way to protect your smile is to prevent them from forming in the first place. Along with twice-daily brushing and daily flossing at home, there are also several preventive dental treatments that help you prevent cavities by boosting the strength of your teeth’s protective layers. 

Why Are My Gums Bleeding?

It might not seem like a big deal, especially if your teeth and gums feel otherwise fine. But bleeding gums are a more serious warning than many people give them credit for. In most cases, it signifies the presence of gingivitis—an infection in your gum tissues caused by excessive oral bacteria buildup. As gingivitis spreads, it causes rampant inflammation in your gums and will eventually mature into full blown gum disease. If your gums are bleeding, then heed the warning and schedule a visit with your dentist to protect your smile and overall oral health.

Have Questions About Your Dental Cleanings?

Most people know that they should schedule a dental cleaning and checkup at least once every six months. But not everyone sticks to that schedule consistently, which is a major reason why dental issues like cavities and gingivitis are so prevalent. Since your dentist and hygienist are the only ones who can clean harmful tartar from your teeth and gum line, dental cleanings are important to an effective hygiene routine. If you have questions about your dental cleaning, or how to keep your smile healthy between visits, then we’ll be happy to answer them during your next visit!