San Ramon Cosmetic Dentistry Blog | Sean Michael Anderson, D.D.S.

San Ramon, Pleasanton, Walnut Creek and Dublin, CA

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Nutrition and how it plays in maintaining healthy teeth

How big of a role do you think nutrition plays in maintaining healthy teeth ?

Everyone knows the importance of proper nutrition and a good diet when it comes to maintaining physical health. However, the same level of thinking can also help with our dental health, and having good nutritional and eating habits will contribute to healthy teeth and gums.
A good, balanced diet can help to boost and maintain our body's natural immune system; this can help to reduce the likelihood of developing oral complaints, while also helping to maintain healthy gums and strong teeth.
What we eat and drink can have an effect our oral health. Sweets, for instance, can stick to our teeth and leave behind sticky deposits which if not removed can lead to tooth decay. As such, it is important to maintain a good dental health regime to remove sticky residues that may be left behind. Fizzy drinks, such as Pepsi cola, can erode tooth enamel, due to the acidic nature of the beverage.
It's also important to eat regularly, as research has shown that dental health can be affected by how often a person eats. Regular snacking on sweet or starchy foods can increase the activity of bacteria in a person's mouth; this leads to heightened levels of acid in the mouth, which can erode tooth enamel. The more frequently a person eats, the more bacteria is stimulated, and the more acid is produced. Saliva plays an important part in maintaining our dental health. Saliva can help to neutralize acid caused by eating, so rather than snacking consider combining foods into a larger meal. Saliva is a naturally occurring liquid in the mouth and can wash away food particles which may also be the target of bacteria, as well as helping to replenish teeth with essential nutrients to help withstand acid attacks.
Eating and drinking sensibly, adopting a good dental hygiene regime and making regular appointments with a dentist can all help to ensure that your smile remains healthy and strong, as well as remaining beautiful.

posted by Francine at 10:53 AM

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Smile makeover

Smile Makeovers

When you want to transform your smile, a smile makeover is the solution you are looking for Sean M Anderson, D.D.S performs smile makeovers for people who want to achieve a brand new smile that will compliment the rest of their features and give them a boost of confidence.

A smile makeover is a cosmetic dentistry solution that you can use to correct any number of problems you may have with your teeth and gums, including:

  • Stained teeth
  • Worn teeth
  • Missing teeth
  • Outdated restorations
  • Cracked teeth
  • Cooked teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Poorly-spaced teeth
  • Uneven gum tissue

A smile makeover can correct your teeth so that you can be proud of them. If you find yourself ashamed of the appearance of your teeth, if you avoid smiling, or if you are generally self-conscious about your smile, then a smile makeover may be the perfect dental solution for you.

This popular treatment is more than a cosmetic dentistry procedure. A smile makeover takes all your teeth, mouth and jaw into account to correct your smile and provide you with a dazzling result. A smile makeover can include procedures like:

  • Gum Contouring
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Porcelain Fillings
  • Porcelain Crowns
  • ZOOM! Tooth Whitening

If you would like to have a smile makeover, the cosmetic Dr. Anderson will listen to your concerns and help you determine what cosmetic dentistry procedures will correct those problems and achieve the smile you want.

To learn more about smile makeovers, Sean M Anderson's office  today. During your free consultation, we will answer all of your questions and create a plan that is right for you.


 

posted by Francine at 10:32 AM

Thursday, May 8, 2014

WHY ARE REGULAR DENTAL VISITS IMPORTANT?

WHY ARE REGULAR DENTAL VISITS IMPORTANT?

Regular dental visits are important because they help keep your teeth and gums healthy. You should have a regular dental visit at least every 6 months.

What happens at your visit?

There are 2 parts to a regular dental visit. One part is the check-up. The other is the cleaning.

The check-up

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Healthy teeth and gums
Your dental professional will check for cavities and to see if there is plaque or tartar on your teeth. Plaque is a clear, sticky layer of bacteria. If it is not removed, it can harden and become tartar. You cannot remove tartar with brushing and flossing. If plaque and tartar build up on your teeth, they can cause oral diseases.
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Plaque and tarter build up
Next, your gums will be checked. This will be done with a special tool to measure the spaces between your teeth and gums. With healthy gums, the spaces are shallow. When people have gum disease, the spaces may become deeper.
The check-up should also include your tongue, throat, face, head, and neck. This is to look for any signs of trouble, swelling, or cancer.

The cleaning

Brushing and flossing help clean the plaque from your teeth, but you can't remove tartar at home. During the cleaning, your dental professional will use special tools to remove tartar. This is called scaling.
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Scaling removes plaque and tarter
After your teeth are scaled, they may be polished. In most cases, a gritty paste is used for this. It helps to remove any surface stains on your teeth.
The final step is flossing. Your dental professional will use floss to make sure the areas between your teeth are clean.

What you should do between visits

Be sure to take care of your teeth and gums between regular dental visits. Plaque is always forming on your teeth, but you can get rid of it by brushing and flossing regularly. Here are some tips for good oral care at home.
  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day. Be sure to use a toothpaste that contains fluoride.
  • Floss at least once a day.
  • Use a mouth rinse to help get rid of plaque bacteria. This will also help to freshen breath.

Quick facts about regular dental visits

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  • Regular dental visits are important because they help to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
  • There are two parts to a regular dental visit:
    - The check-up
    - The cleaning
  • During the check-up, your dental professional will check your overall oral health for any trouble areas.
  • During the cleaning, your dental professional will remove any plaque and tartar buildup and may polish your teeth.
  • You should have a regular dental visit at least twice a year.
If you haven't had your dental cleaning this year, give us a call . 925.837.4486

posted by Francine at 9:19 AM

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Sean Michael Anderson, D.D.S
Neuromuscular & Aesthetic Cosmetic Dentistry

1501 Bollinger Canyon Road Suite G
San Ramon, CA 94583

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