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Pediatric Dentistry – San Jose, Saratoga & Cupertino

Products For A Healthier, Brighter Smile

Tooth Products

THE ELECTRIC WHITENING TOOTHBRUSH PRODUCT What is incredible about SNOW is that it’s a brand that approaches oral care with a 360-degree philosophy, and when they mean 360-degrees, they truly mean it. While SNOW is known for professional-grade teeth whitening products, within in the product range SNOW addresses everything from […]

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Do Babies Get Tooth Decay?

Babies

Tooth decay (dental caries) is one of the most common chronic childhood diseases in the United States. The good news is there are ways to prevent it. Even the tiniest teeth can decay. There are habits you can start now to keep your baby’s teeth healthy. And when that first […]

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Cavities In Baby Teeth? Why Some Kids Get Them

Cavities in Baby Teeth

What Causes Cavities in Baby Teeth? Several factors can influence a child’s chances of developing cavities. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, “tooth decay [and, in turn cavities are] caused by bacteria and other things. It [cavities] can happen when foods containing carbohydrates (sugars and starches) are left on the teeth. […]

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Get Your Pearly Whites Whiter With Whitening Toothpaste

Whitening Toothpaste

The best teeth whitening toothpaste and products can offer serious results In selecting a whitening toothpaste, you should consider that they have little beads in them that polish your teeth, so it’s going to be abrasive. If you are a big lemon water drinker or tend to eat a lot […]

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Keeping Your Child’s Teeth Healthy and Happy This Halloween

Halloween

Trick or Teeth! Halloween can play some major tricks on your child’s teeth if you’re not careful. We don’t discourage anyone from treating their sweet tooth this time of year, but we want to help make Halloween not so scary for parents who care about their children’s oral health. What […]

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Toothbrush & Toothpaste Timeline for Children

Toothbrush

You may be wondering what size toothbrush is most appropriate for your child to use based on their age. Though each child is different and their oral development is unique, we’ll walk you through which toothbrush your child should use as they grow up and how much toothpaste to use! […]

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What Is A Knee-To-Knee Pediatric Dental Exam?

Knee-To-Knee Pediatric Dental Exam

The American Association of Pediatric Dentists recommends taking your child to the dentist by their first birthday, or within six months of their first tooth erupting. At their first visit, you may see the dentist perform a knee-to-knee exam, also called a lap-exam, for your little one. What Can I […]

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Five Ways You Can Avoid A Dental Infection

Dental Infection

Dental Infection A dental infection is an infection of the mouth, teeth, gums, or jawbone. Several things can cause it decay trauma surgery poor oral hygiene The most common symptom of dental infection is pain. Other symptoms include: swelling redness tenderness pus discharge A dental infection can spread to other […]

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Mouthrinse (Mouthwash)

Mouthrinse

Mouthrinse may be a helpful addition to the daily oral hygiene routine for some people. Like interdental cleaners, mouthrinse offers the benefit of reaching areas not easily accessed by a toothbrush. The question of whether to rinse before or after brushing may depend on personal preference; however, to maximize benefit […]

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Genetics and Oral Health

Genetics

Many common diseases are not inherited as a single genetics defect but instead result from gene-environment interactions. No gene to date has been identified that has as large an impact on periodontal disease as do environmental influences, such as smoking or diabetes. Genetic Control of Periodontal Disease Periodontal disease, like […]

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