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Posted November 13, 2017 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

The Importance of Dental X-Rays

The technology of dental medicine is advancing by the minute. There are now sophisticated techniques for diagnosing and tracking oral cancer, correcting crooked teeth in less than a year, treating periodontitis (advanced gum disease) without surgery, and much more. Yet, when it comes down to diagnosing issues and creating an effective treatment plan, nothing beats […]

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Posted October 27, 2017 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

Do Whitening Strips Actually Work?

Whitening strips are among the most popular health and beauty products in Pleasant Hill. Brightening up your pearly whites is a great way to give your smile a boost, and with all the over-the-counter options, there’s no reason not to pick one up and try it out. want you to be informed about every aspect […]

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Posted October 13, 2017 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

A Guide to Cavity Prevention

Imagine this- you have come to see for a cleaning and routine check-up. The cleaning goes well, but then tell you that you have a cavity. You’ve been dreading the possibility of this news and now you fear that something must be wrong since you have been brushing and flossing regularly. At Veranda Dentistry, we […]

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Posted September 27, 2017 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

Gum Disease & Birth Defects

What is Gum Disease? The short answer: Gum disease is a common gum infection that can become very problematic, but you can prevent it! The long answer: All over your body, tissues have a self-defense mechanism called “inflammation.” When bacteria build up in your mouth, your gum tissue will inflame to try and kill it. […]

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Posted September 25, 2017 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

Comprehensive Oral Healthcare Includes Cosmetic Dentistry

A Beautiful Smile is a Powerful Thing At Veranda Dentistry, we’re passionate about helping patients achieve optimal oral health, which means that along with gentle, thorough cleanings, we provide a good deal of oral hygiene information for patients to sink their teeth into. That being said, we also want our patients to feel confident about […]

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Posted September 13, 2017 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

Don’t Eat That: A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Mouth

Some foods will help you grow healthy teeth and keep them forever. Some foods will prevent you from growing healthy teeth, or will harm the ones you already have. You can grow and maintain strong, healthy teeth by eating a diet your mouth (and your body) will truly love. Diet is Everything The word diet […]

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Posted August 27, 2017 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

Dental Bridges 101

A hole in your smile is never a good thing. It negatively affects your appearance, your eating, your speaking, and your overall sense of confidence and well-being. Let Veranda Dentistry bridge the gap between where you are with your smile and where you want to be! A missing tooth or teeth can also cause jaw […]

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Posted August 13, 2017 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

Chocolate is Good for Oral Health – True or False?

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 […]

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Posted July 27, 2017 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

Cosmetic Dentistry – A Beautiful Smile is a Powerful Thing

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 […]

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Posted July 13, 2017 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

Choosing the Right Dentist

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 […]

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If you have trouble seeing web pages, the US Social Security Administration offers these tips for optimizing your computer and browser to improve your online experience.

If you are looking for mouse and keyboard alternatives, speech recognition software such as Dragon Naturally Speaking may help you navigate web pages and online services. This software allows the user to move focus around a web page or application screen through voice controls.

If you are deaf or hard of hearing, there are several accessibility features available to you.

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Closed captioning provides a transcript for the audio track of a video presentation that is synchronized with the video and audio tracks. Captions are generally visually displayed over the video, which benefits people who are deaf and hard of hearing, and anyone who cannot hear the audio due to noisy environments. Most of our website’s video content includes automated captions. Learn how to turn captioning on and off in YouTube.

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Your computer, tablet, or mobile device has volume control features. Each video and audio service has its own additional volume controls. Try adjusting both your device’s volume controls and your media players’ volume controls to optimize your listening experience.