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Posted March 22, 2018 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

A New Smile in One Day!

We were thrilled to meet a new patient recently and help him achieve a smile he can feel confident flashing. He was passing through on his commercial truck route and gave us an opportunity to help him with his smile goals. As a self-proclaimed non-smiler, we hope that he will find himself smiling more now. […]

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Posted March 13, 2018 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

The Tooth About Teeth Grinding

Headaches in Pleasant Hill are a dime a dozen. We all know the frustration of having your day interrupted by throbbing, shooting pains in the head. If you suffer from frequent headaches that never seem to go away, would like you to know about bruxism, or teeth grinding. At Veranda Dentistry, we love spreading the […]

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Posted February 27, 2018 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

How Baby Teeth Help Mouths Grow Up Right

Every Pleasant Hill parent remembers seeing their baby’s first teeth emerge, watching the rest pop up, and finally cheering as their child loses their first baby tooth, all in the blink of an eye! In fact, baby teeth come and go so quickly that some people are led to believe they don’t have an impact […]

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Posted February 13, 2018 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

Dry Mouth: Nothing to Spit At

Can you imagine a 2-liter bottle of your favorite soda? Now imagine that same bottle filled with spit. That’s approximately how much saliva the average adult produces in their mouth every day! It may be gross, but it’s definitely important. Saliva is a normal body fluid that’s crucial for oral health and overall wellness. If […]

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Posted January 29, 2018 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

Invisalign® Case Study: More than Just a Pretty Smile

At Veranda Dentistry, we want all of our patients to have the healthiest, most beautiful smiles possible. That’s why we love being able to straighten teeth quickly and discreetly with Invisalign! Many folks think Invisalign is purely a cosmetic treatment, but what you may not know is it can also help minimize bone loss and […]

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Posted January 27, 2018 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

Teaching Your Kids to Brush & Floss

As a parent, you will have numerous opportunities to teach your children valuable skills and each one will yield priceless memories. Your child’s first step, your child’s first word, your child’s first bike ride, your child’s first unassisted brushing and flossing session… well, maybe that last one won’t be as memorable, but want to remind all […]

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Posted January 13, 2018 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

Could White Teeth Help You Land a Job Interview?

A recent, three-part study by Crest® puts numbers to what most of us already knew – white teeth are beautiful and powerful! The study used both qualitative and quantitative measures in multiple settings to determine what effect white teeth can have on a person’s life. In a portion of the study on employment, researchers found […]

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Posted December 27, 2017 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

Crack Down on Cracked Tooth Syndrome

Cracked tooth syndrome (CTS), also known as cracked cusp syndrome or split tooth syndrome, is a painful condition that results from a crack in one of your teeth. CTS can mean anything from a tiny hairline split in the crown to a fracture that goes all the way to the root. If you have a […]

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Posted December 13, 2017 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

Why Wisdom Teeth Are Not So Wise

Most Pleasant Hill and Altoona folks have had some exposure to the concept of wisdom teeth. Perhaps you have had yours removed, are considering a removal, or have just shown you our state-of-the-art 3D imaging with the dreaded third molars creeping into view. It’s common to hear patients ask HOW they are removed, but we […]

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Posted November 27, 2017 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

Baby Dentistry: Teething and Other Joys

It’s easy to think that baby teeth aren’t that important. They make their grand entrance (however painfully) and leave your baby’s mouth soon thereafter. But your baby’s oral health is very important, both in the present and to set the stage for a lifetime of health. Today, Veranda Dentistry would like to talk about those […]

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