A Complete guide to Dental Implants Process and Timeline

Introduction to Dental Implants If you’re missing teeth, then dental implants can replace them. The implants will look, feel, and function like your natural teeth, so you’ll feel more self-confident. A tooth implant is an artificial tooth that’s anchored to your jawbone by a titanium post, so it won’t slip or move or fall out.…

Why are my Kid’s Teeth Crooked and what can be done...

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA For a child, losing baby teeth is an exciting time. It means he or she is growing up—and can expect a little something under the pillow from the Tooth Fairy. As those permanent teeth erupt from the gum line, however, they might be coming in crooked. These eruptions may...…
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What Does a Periodontist Do?

What Does a Periodontist Do? | Periodontics Procedures In the most basic terms, a periodontist is a dentist who is considered a specialist or expert in the prevention, treatment, and diagnosis of various types of periodontal disease. A periodontist also typically specializes in the placement of dental implants to secure restorative teeth or a permanent…

How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

A dental crown is a cover or cap that a dentist places over your tooth for cosmetic or restorative purposes. The dental crown restores your tooth’s shape, size, and functionality, and it can also cover up aesthetic deformities such as discoloration, stains, and crookedness. If you’re getting a dental crown to save a tooth, or…
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Disinfect your toothbrush if you are sick

If you suspect that you or another member from your household is infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, you should regularly disinfect areas and objects that may have body fluids on them. Toothbrushes may have saliva or blood on them and have been shown to transmit viruses. A recent study discovered that the SARS-CoV-2 virus can stay on the surfaces for up…

Treatment for Tongue-Ties in the Bay Area

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA Have you ever been tongue-tied? That happens to everyone when they get their words mixed up while talking. Having a tongue-tie, on the other hand, is quite different. Clinically known as ankyloglossia, a tongue-tie is a medical issue that affects nearly 3 million Americans every year, according to the...…

See If You Can Replace Teeth With Dental Implants

September is Dental Implant Awareness Month. Join our team as we celebrate this life-changing way to replace teeth in Royal Oak! Why do we love dental implants so much here at North Oaks Dental? The real reason is that our patients love implants so much. They: Are a long-lasting and possibly lifetime solution Restore your…

Why Is It Important to Replace Missing Teeth?

Your dental health affects your face’s general aesthetic value. Having a perfect set of teeth not only allows you to smile heartily and confidently but also improves your social standing and confidence levels. There are many reasons why adults lose one or more teeth. Accidents that result in physical injury or trauma, gum disease, extraction,…

Bay Area Dentists offer help for Managing Sleep Apnea

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA Airway disorders, such as sleep apnea, rob millions of hours of rejuvenating sleep from Americans. Although some people may be unaware that they have an airway disorder, others suffer the symptoms of sleep deprivation and more. Understanding the airway disorder that causes sleep apnea can help in your treatment...…
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USC Mobile Dental Clinic Provides Dental Care to Underserved Communities in...

For over 50 years, the University of Southern California Mobile Dental Clinic has provided dental care to underserved communities in Southern California. Originally developed to help children of migrant workers, the program has served over 80,000 young people to date. Learn more about USC’s Mobile Dental Clinic. Image courtesy of Don BoomerThe USC Mobile Dental…