Archive for 2021

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One Vitamin You Might Not Realize Your Teeth & Gums Need

As a healthy mouth depends on a healthy body – and vice versa – everything you do to keep your body healthy, strong, and resilient also supports your oral health. There really is no separating the two. Even so, there are some nutrients that have come to be strongly associated with oral health. Think vitamin […]

How to Avoid Becoming an Oral Cancer Statistic

Cancer deaths are falling – well, except for a handful of cancer types. Unfortunately, that handful includes cancers of the mouth and throat. Those continue to trend upward, according to the latest annual report from the CDC and prominent cancer organizations. Analyzing data collected between 2001 and 2017, the researchers found that the death rate […]

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Why We Need to Take X-rays (& How We Do Them Safely)

When a patient reaches out to make an appointment with us for the first time, they sometimes ask if we HAVE to take a full mouth series of x-rays. If they don’t have good quality x-rays that have been taken within the last 12 months, the answer is, invariably, yes. Without them, Dr. Yoshida can’t […]

Healthy Gums for a Healthy Brain

Healthy teeth require healthy gums and bone to support them. Periodontal (gum) disease puts all three at risk. But that’s hardly the only reason to stay diligent about healthy eating, good home hygiene, regular dental appointments, and the rest. Gum disease also raises your risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, rheumatoid arthritis, lung diseases, some […]

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Considering Dental Implants? Consider a Dentist Who Also Uses Ozone & PRF When Placing Them

When we help restore or improve our patients’ smiles with ceramic dental implants, there are special procedures we include to provide extra support for their long-term success. After all, even with good dental insurance, implants can be a major investment – a worthwhile one, to be sure, but an investment nonetheless. When you get them […]

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Why It’s Time to Get Back into the Habit of Regular Dental Visits

As the world continues to reopen, you might be thinking about the pleasure of eating indoors again. Or being able to go to the movies. Or attending an A’s or Giants game. Or simply getting together with friends and family face-to-face for the first time in a long time. We would suggest you also add […]

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You Really Should Brush Your Teeth Before Drinking Coffee or Wine. Here’s Why.

There’s another hazard to drinking tea, beyond the fluoride issue we looked at last month – one that’s shared with both coffee and wine: It can really stain your teeth. Not only is this unsightly; it can actually make you look…well…old. Yet, also like tea, coffee and wine may have some real oral health benefits, […]

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Tea Can Mean a Healthier Mouth (but Beware the Extra Fluoride)

Just about a thousand years ago, tea drinking started to become a thing in Japan – thanks to a Buddhist priest named Eisai and a book he wrote called Kissa Yōjōki (喫茶養生記), or Drinking Tea for Health. It’s good for the heart, he said. It’s good for energizing body and mind. Drinking tea before meditation, […]

Are You Breathing Through Your Mouth or Your Nose? The Answer Matters

Think “nutrition,” and you probably think of food. But in a broader sense, it can encompass anything we provide to our body to fuel it, sustain it, and, ideally, keep it in good working order. Think exercise. Or sleep. Or water. Or the air we breathe. One thing you might not realize, though: How you […]