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Why Should I Get My Teeth Cleaned Regularly?

Dental exams and teeth cleanings are part of maintaining good oral health. Keeping your teeth and gums healthy isn't just a matter of brushing and flossing—although they are significant components of it. Many aspects of keeping your mouth clean are hard to achieve at home and require dentist assistance. No matter how diligent you might be about brushing and flossing, plaque and tartar still accumulate and can only be removed by your dentist. 

During routine dental appointments at our San Jose dental office, we will visually inspect your teeth and gums to check for cavities, gum disease, and tooth decay. We also check your neck, face, and surrounding areas for any ...

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Deep Cleanings and Me

We’re all familiar with dental cleanings.  You go in to the dentist’s office and lay back in the dental chair while your teeth are cleaned and polished.  However, some of you may have been told that you need a “deep cleaning.”  What exactly is a deep cleaning, and how does it differ from a regular one?  How will you know which option is the best one for you?  Below, we will discuss everything you need to know about deep cleanings and how they are diagnosed.  But first, to understand the treatment, you must understand the main culprit: calculus.

 

The Biology of Calculus

 

Calculus (not to be confused with the dreaded math class) ...

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What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

Dental implants are one of the most popular permanent tooth replacement solutions for missing or damaged teeth. You may be wondering why dental implants in San Jose, CA are so popular, and if they're right for you. While there are other restorative tooth options like dentures and bridges, some patients prefer dental implants because of the following benefits:

Dental implants can last a lifetime

Because dental implants are anchored in your jawbone, they can last a lifetime if you care for them properly and visit your dentist at least every six months for dental exams and cleanings. 

Dental implants don't shift

Imagine worrying about your teeth slipping in the middle of a conversation or ...

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Customize Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry

At Advanced Dentistry by Design, we offer many different cosmetic dentistry options that improve and strengthen your smile. From braces to straighten your teeth to dental crowns to protect them, our patients have a large variety of dental procedures from which to choose. 

Dental Crowns Provide Permanent Results

Dental crowns are a San Jose, CA patient favorite because they not only enhance the beauty of your smile, but they also strengthen weakened or compromised teeth. Dental crowns cover the entire surface of the tooth and fit over it comfortably. Dr. Victor Woodlief customizes your dental crown to match and blend in with your existing teeth. 

Dental crowns appear natural and are a popular option if ...

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Why You Should Quit Smoking

The more we learn about health and how things affect our bodies, the clearer it becomes just how pervasive and dangerous tobacco use is. We've all heard about the cancer risks of smoking, but many patients are not aware of how tremendously bad it is for our oral health. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), nearly 40 million American adults smoke tobacco, and the effects it has on your oral health are staggering. 

Smoking and Gum Disease

Smoking tobacco affects your immune system and makes it harder to prevent or fight off gum disease. Once gum disease has taken root, smoking makes it harder for your body to heal. 

What Happens If ...

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3 Cosmetic Treatments That Will Improve Your Smile

Are you tired of hiding your smile? Do you feel ready to uncover a new, improved look you can feel good about?

At Advanced Dentistry by Design, we believe everyone deserves to have a smile they can fall in love with. This is why our talented San Jose cosmetic dentists will work with you to determine the best treatment plan.

If you are ready to begin your cosmetic dentistry journey, consider the following three cosmetic dentistry treatments that can help your smile:

1. Professional Teeth Whitening

Yes, it's true you can purchase a teeth whitening kit at the grocery store. Store-bought teeth whitening treatments, however, are not customizable and are not designed to fit ...

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3 Benefits of Invisible Braces

At Advanced Dentistry by Design, we strive to offer the most modern, up-to-date dental treatments available to our San Jose, CA dental patients.

One of our most commonly requested dental treatments is invisible braces. We offer two popular name-brand invisible braces treatments: Invisalign and ClearCorrect. Both treatments have many benefits and several advantages over traditional metal braces.

Below, three of those benefits are discussed in greater detail:

1. Normalized Speech

Often, traditional braces can affect the way you speak and can make it difficult to be understood. It takes time to adjust to having the clunky, thick metal wires around your lips, teeth, and tongue. With invisible braces treatments such as Invisalign, the slim ...

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