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What is All-On-Four Denture?

A question we get asked on a routine basis is, “I’ve heard of dental implants, but what are All-On-Four® dental implants I’ve been hearing about?”. This gets us excited every time it comes up because it’s something we’re incredibly passionate about. For over three decades, Dr. Henry Chang has been placing dental implants in the Bay Area and has received an extensive amount of special training in the All-On-Four® procedure. Most patient’s want to know about the All-On-Four® process, step by

What is an Amalgam Filling?

Dental fillings are quite possibly the best option when restoring a damaged tooth that has been ridden with decay. When Dr. Henry Chang places your filling, he removes the area of decay and cleans the area to minimize risk of infection. For those of you that were a part of the ‘No Cavity Club’ when growing up probably aren’t familiar with having dental fillings, let alone having the knowledge of what amalgam fillings are made of. Let us help you by

Is Sedation Dentistry Right for Me?

If you’re like the 15% of Americans (around 30 – 40 million people) that fear routine dental visits, you like for the office to make you feel at home and comfortable, especially when in the chair. We absolutely understand that with fear of dental offices is usually paired with anxiety of them as well but that’s where sedation dentistry comes in and saves the day! Get The Scoop on Sedation Dentistry Typically, with most sedation options, we’ll administer a medication prior to

The Best Foods for Healthy Gums

We all know that our gums are the centerpiece of the mouth when it comes to dental health and what it can effect. They work to keep the teeth safe, protect jaw bones, and also act as a barrier when it comes to keeping out common bacteria that occur in the mouth on a regular diet. One of the quickest ways to gum health is the consumption of specific foods that highly benefit gum health and encourage healthy gum growth. Let’s

Should I Go to The Dentist When I’m Sick?

Should I Go to The Dentist When I’m Sick? We all want the best for ourselves when it comes to evolving with life and living our dreams, this is especially the case when it comes to dental care. No one would wish bad dental genes on anyone, this is a serious matter and can directly affect your body’s overall health and wellness. Routine dental appointments are incredibly important but we all know often times that most dental offices take a considerable

Superfood No Nos

Tarnished teeth are just something that can’t be avoided if you’re like most Americans living a busy lifestyle. Even with routine oral health upkeep, your teeth can often wind up stained more often than you’d like. But in this blog we’ll identify some staining suspects that most people may not know about. In this blog, we’ll use a typical grading scale (A+ – F) to identify which superfoods you need to worry about when it comes to potency of staining. Let’s

How Smiling Affects Your Health

Have you ever seen someone with a smile that just seemed to dazzle you for some reason? Could you not get over how bright and straight their teeth were? Often times we find smiles so attractive that we can’t look away. Make no mistake there is a reason for that. As humans we are wired to look for symmetry, and this is no different when it comes to the human face or our smile. We know that when we see

Why Do I Need A Bone Graft?

Have you ever thought about getting a dental implant for a single tooth or multiple teeth in your mouth and have been told you may need a bone graft? Don’t worry – this is common in today’s dental field but like most Americans you probably have never heard this term before your appointment at your dentist’s office.  It’s important to remember you are not alone in this new process of dental implants and the language that comes with it. Common Language:

How Does Nitrous Oxide Work?

If you suffer from anxiety related to the dentist office, despite what you may think, you’re not alone. What most Americans don’t know is that right around 15% of us deal with fear of getting dental work done – that’s about 30 – 40 million people! For our patients, dental fears can come about in many ways but luckily can be easily overcome if treated properly. Through our many years of experience, we’ve seen thousands of patients with dental related anxiety,

Amid Pregnancy

Amid pregnancy, a number of women may encounter an increased amount of sensitivity and puffiness of the gums. Pregnancy causes a modification in the estrogen and progesterone levels that, when combined with plaque which is available in the mouth, can bring about an uncommon or exaggerated type of gingivitis also known as “pregnancy gingivitis” . Depending on the severity, at times the tainted gum can develop into a pregnancy tumor. The pregnancy tumor does not normally require treatment and resolves