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Chocolate is Good for Oral Health – True or False?

August 13th, 2017

Most of us were taught when we were kids that sweets like chocolate will rot your teeth. While this may remain true for some types of our favorite sweet snack, that doesn’t mean we have to take it off the menu altogether. In fact, recent studies have found that dark chocolate, containing high percentages of […]

Cosmetic Dentistry – A Beautiful Smile is a Powerful Thing

July 27th, 2017

There is a law of nature that “function follows form.” It’s a saying that means that how something looks actually determines how it works. For example, you may own many screwdrivers of different sizes and shapes (form) to loosen all different kinds of screws (function). Think of a watering can with a long spout that’s […]

Choosing the Right Dentist

July 13th, 2017

It’s no secret that Pleasant Hill residents are careful about how they choose medical professionals for their family, but sometimes it’s not easy to find everything you want in a dentist. We at Veranda Dentistry understand that choosing a dentist is no small feat, so we’ve put together this guide to picking a dentist for […]

If You’re Avoiding the Dentist

June 27th, 2017

We’ve all got our reasons. Money. Time. The fear of pain. Juggling insurance. Facing one more reminder that we really should be flossing more. Any of these might cause us to avoid and put off regular visits to the dentist. Has it been so long since your last dental appointment that you’re not even sure […]

How to Clean Teeth Like a Dentist

June 13th, 2017

Oral hygiene is the foundation of good dental health. Brushing and flossing regularly is the best way to keep your Pleasant Hill smile healthy and clean. Consider this your personal tutorial on the art of dental hygiene, instructed by Dr. Chad Johnson, Dr. Jon Karch, and the expert hygienists at Veranda Dentistry. If you have […]

The Story of Caries Prevention

May 13th, 2017

If we told you that your mouth is the site of a constant battle between teeth and bacteria, would you believe us? Alright, maybe it’s not that dramatic, but the fact that Pleasant Hill teeth are always at risk of developing dental caries is no exaggeration. In case you’ve never heard about caries, Dr. Chad […]

Why You Can’t Afford to Ignore Bleeding Gums

April 27th, 2017

One of the most common and destructive myths about dental hygiene is that it’s normal for gums to bleed. Dr. Chad Johnson would like everyone in Pleasant Hill to know that this is not the case! Imagine if we weren’t talking about gums- should any part of your body start to bleed whenever you touch […]

Bacteria: The Good, The Bad & The Neutral

April 13th, 2017

Living in a land of antibacterial gels, soaps, plastics and even fabrics, it might surprise you to hear that tons of bacteria live in your mouth every day, and they aren’t all bad! In fact, some play an important role in keeping up your overall health. Some oral bacteria, however, can cause serious problems and […]

Adult Dentistry: It’s Never Too Late

March 27th, 2017

Good News for Grown Ups “Adulting” can be hard. Between rent, bills, kids, a career, and other responsibilities, it can be hard to make time for yourself. But independence, parenting, fulfilling work, and the wisdom that comes with age can be pretty fantastic, too. So how does your oral healthcare fit into a grown-up lifestyle?

Ice Cravings – A Sign of Something Worse?

March 13th, 2017

We all know someone who asks for extra ice just so they can chew on it. And we’ve probably all heard that chewing ice is not healthy for your teeth. So what’s the truth? Is it best to put a stop to ice chewing? Absolutely, and for more reasons than most people are aware of. […]