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Is Chewing Gum Okay for My Teeth?

Many people know to avoid hard or sticky candies to keep their teeth strong and healthy, but many wonder if chewing gum is harmful to teeth as well. Continue reading to learn if chewing gum is safe for teeth.
Sep 30th, 2021

What is Fluorosis?

If you have noticed white spots on the surfaces of your child’s teeth that do not go away with brushing, you may be wondering what they are and how you can help your child get rid of them.
Sep 16th, 2021
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Smile Makeovers

Here at EZ Dental, we offer a wide range of services for those who are wishing to undergo a smile makeover in San Jose. Continue reading to learn about how we can help you achieve the smile of your dreams.
Jul 22nd, 2021
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Stages of Treating Gum Disease

Gum disease is a bacterial infection of the gum tissues. The type of treatment that is used to address your gum disease will depend upon the progression of your condition; continue reading to learn more about the different stages of treating gum disease.
Jul 7th, 2021
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Everything You Need to Know About Gum Recession

Gum recession is a common dental occurs when the gum tissue that surrounds the teeth begins to wear away and recede, exposing the root of the tooth. Continue reading to learn more about gum recession, its causes, and its treatment methods.
Jun 22nd, 2021
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Everything You Need to Know About Dry Mouth

Dry mouth is an uncomfortable condition that can have a considerable effect on your dental health. Continue reading to learn everything you need to know about dry mouth.
Jun 7th, 2021
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Composite Vs Amalgam Fillings: Why Replace Amalgams?

If you currently have amalgam (silver) fillings and have been recommended by your dentist to replace them with composite (white) fillings, you may be wondering why. Continue reading to learn more about why you should replace your amalgam fillings.
May 19th, 2021
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How Are Joints Affected By Periodontal Disease?

Most people understand that taking care of their oral health is important. What many may not know is that there is a direct link between the health of your mouth and the health of the rest of your body.
May 3rd, 2021
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Stress Effects Dental Health

High levels of stress can have considerable effects on the body as a whole, but it can be extremely damaging to the health of your teeth. Continue reading to learn more about how stress effects dental health.
Apr 22nd, 2021

How COVID Affects Dental Health

Covid-19 has affected almost every aspect of daily life as we know it. As we have learned more about the coronavirus, we have learned how to keep ourselves healthy and safe.
Apr 1st, 2021

How Does Fluoride Help My Teeth?

We’ve all heard it before, both on television and in the dental chair: fluoride is important for keeping your teeth healthy. But you may be wondering; how exactly does fluoride help my teeth?
Mar 4th, 2021
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What Are Root Canals?

The term “root canal” is enough to make anyone nervous, but the truth is that root canals are completely safe and an important part of restoring damaged or decayed teeth.
Feb 3rd, 2021

Does Invisalign Help With Periodontal Disease?

While they may at first seem unrelated, there is a direct connection between crooked teeth and gum disease. Continue reading to learn more about how Invisalign can help treat periodontal disease.
Jan 13th, 2021
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Why Do We Need to Get Fillings on Baby Teeth?

A common misconception is that because baby teeth will eventually fall out, it’s not necessary to restore any damage or decay that occurs. While this theory is plausible, it’s not true.
Dec 15th, 2020

The Importance of Phase 1 Orthodontic Treatment

In order to ensure that your little one does not have any serious issues with the growth and development of their teeth, it is sometimes necessary to have them undergo early and preventative orthodontic treatment.
Nov 19th, 2020

Are WaterPiks as Good as Flossing?

For many people, daily flossing may feel like a bit of a chore. For those on the search for alternative methods of cleaning the spaces in between the teeth, Waterpiks are often a top choice.
Nov 5th, 2020
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What is In a Bone Graft?

Bone grafting is an impressive aspect of modern dentistry that makes it possible for the successful replacement of missing bone structure.
Oct 8th, 2020

Am I a Candidate for Invisalign?

Thanks to advancements made in modern dentistry and orthodontics, achieving a beautiful aligned smile has never been easier or more achievable
Aug 31st, 2020

How Periodontal Disease Affects The Heart

If a recent visit with your dentist has left you with a recommendation to get a check-up with your general doctor or a heart specialist, you may be left confused and wondering where there is a connection between your dental and heart health.
Aug 11th, 2020
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What is a Root Canal?

If you are experiencing a sharp pain in your tooth that is sensitive to hot or cold, you may be in need of a root canal.
Jul 31st, 2020
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Everything You Need to Know About Dental Implants

Dental implants are a shining example of the amazing progression made in the cosmetic dental industry, and have made it possible for millions of people worldwide to build a smile that they love.
Jul 21st, 2020

How Prescription Medications Affect Your Mouth

Modern medicine allows for the successful management of various different health problems with the help of prescription medications. While this is certainly a good thing, it is important to consider how these medications affect your body; specifically your
Jun 29th, 2020

Why is Fluoride Important?

When you return to your dentist’s office twice a year for your cleaning and check-up, your dental hygienist will most likely ask if you want to do a fluoride treatment. Most people are familiar with the term fluoride, but do not truly know what it truly
Jun 29th, 2020

How Lasers Can Change Your Dental Deep Cleaning Forever

Deep cleanings, known clinically as scalings and root planings, are designed to prevent gum disease (periodontitis) from progressing by removing bacteria, calculus, and plaque from both the surface of the teeth as well as underneath the gum line...
Mar 15th, 2020

What Is A Deep Cleaning?

If you have been told that you are in need of a deep cleaning, you may be wondering what it is, how it differs from a regular dental cleaning, and what you can expect during your treatment. Continue reading for a complete breakdown of deep cleanings to...
Feb 27th, 2020

Diabetes & Dentistry

Over the years, as more is learned about the human body, a significant correlation has been found between diabetes and the presence of dental problems. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, it is important to understand the condition’s effect...
Feb 18th, 2020
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Straight Teeth Are Healthier Teeth

Many people work hard and spend large amounts of money to achieve straight, white and perfectly aligned teeth; the “perfect” smile. The truth is that a straight smile’s importance goes far past aesthetics...
Jan 26th, 2020

Bridge Vs Implants

If you have been left with one or more teeth missing in your mouth, you may find yourself looking for treatment options to fill the space in your smile line. Two of the most popular treatments for filling a space in the mouth are bridges and implants...
Jan 12th, 2020
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Your Child’s First Dental Visit

In some cases, it can be quite difficult to get your little one on board with a trip to the dentist. It is perfectly normal for children to feel apprehensive or nervous about their first visit, and it is even more normal for you to feel this way...
Dec 23rd, 2019
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Do You Have Dry Mouth?

Those who suffer with dry mouth, clinically known as xerostomia, can attest to the fact that it can be extremely uncomfortable, and it can make simple everyday tasks, like eating or speaking, relatively difficult...
Dec 12th, 2019
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All About Invisalign

If you are facing the process of straightening or aligning your teeth, you are most likely considering using Invisalign. Since its introduction in 1997, Invisalign has helped millions of people achieve a beautiful and aligned smile...
Nov 25th, 2019
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Deep Cleaning

If your dentist has recommended a “deep cleaning” for you during your last dental visit, you may have been left wondering what exactly that means, and what it may mean for you...
Nov 7th, 2019