Gum Disease around Dental Implants Should Be Treated as Usual

Dental implants are the tooth replacement that is most like your natural teeth. They’re so much like your natural teeth that they are threatened by the same disease that most often leads to tooth loss: gum disease. Although there is some dispute about whether gum disease is the same when it affects Read More

“Healthy” Sweet Tooth Recipes May Actually Be Bad for Your Teeth

Most of us have a natural craving for sweet foods that probably served us well when the main source of sugar was whole fruits that are also high in nutrients. And we often had to earn that sugar by walking miles or climbing high into a tree. But now that sugar is so readily available Read More

Fatal Tooth Infection Kills Long-Haul Trucker

Did you know that a tooth ignored can turn deadly? It’s something that happens a dozen times or so a year, and it’s always tragic because these deaths could have been prevented with regular dental checkups. But the recent case of 26-year-old Vadim Kondratyuk, a generally healthy long-haul trucker from Sacramento, is particularly tragic as Read More

Could a Soda Tax Save Teeth in San Jose and Los Gatos?

Although there wasn’t as much publicity as for the larger races, a lot was at stake up the road in San Francisco, Oakland, and Albany when voters decided on new soda taxes. The addition of a new one cent-per-ounce tax on sugary beverages has the potential to dramatically decrease consumption of sugary beverages. Although much Read More

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