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Mothers Day Gifts Everyone Will Smile About

Mothers Day Gifts Everyone Will Smile About

General Dentistry Pinole

This year get the mother figure in your life a gift that shows them how much you love their smile! Pinole dentist Dr. Perez-Salinas has a couple suggestions that will promote oral health that they will love.

A Reusable Straw

A reusable straw is an inexpensive way to help support oral health and our environment. Using straws helps protect your tooth enamel from the negative effects caused by sugars, acids or syrups found in many beverages . Having a plastic free and reusable utensil helps eliminate plastic pollution threatening our oceans and aquatic friends.

A Healthy Dessert

Spoil them with treats that will satisfy their sweet tooth and won’t compromise their oral health. Pinole dentist Dr. Perez-Salinas suggest fresh berries, because they packed with vitamin C and fiber. But if candy is a must, pass on hard candies and chewy taffies and choose chocolates instead! Chocolate dissolves fast, minimizing the amount of time it stays on teeth.  

An Electric Toothbrush

Give them a gift of perfectly clean teeth everyday. Some clinical studies have shown that an electric toothbrush removes plaque from your teeth and gums 21% more effectively than manual brushing. If you choose to gift them a new electric toothbrush, Pinole dentists Dr. Perez-Salinas suggests making sure the brush is round, and has an oscillating head. Plus an electric brush with a 1 or 2 minute timer can be helpful to ensure they are brushing for the appropriate amount of time, everytime.

A Convenient Travel Size Oral Health Kit

Put together an small kit of everyday essentials like sugar free gum, floss, and a travel toothbrush. This is an easy way to show you care about their health and want to help make their daily routine easier.

Give your Pinole dentist Dr. Perez-Salinas a call today at 510-243-0213 to schedule an appointment or to get more dental tips!

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March into Spring with a Smile!

March into Spring with a Smile!

Cosmetic Dentistry Pinole

Spring has sprung and it’s time to do some spring cleaning! And just like your home, your smile could use a refresh this season! Pinole cosmetic dentist Dr. Perez-Salinas wants to help make sure your smile stays just as bright while also helping you achieve your cosmetic dental goals.

Are there things you wish you could change about your smile? Pinole cosmetic dentist Dr. Perez-Salinas will work with you to customize a treatment plan to correct all the issues impacting the appearance and function of your smile.

Common treatments may include:

Porcelain veneers: With veneers, there is no reason to put up with gaps between your teeth, teeth that are stained, badly shaped, or crooked. A veneer placed on top of your teeth can correct these maladies, simply and quickly and help you achieve a beautiful smile! The ultra-thin porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to coffee, tea, or even cigarette stains. Porcelain Veneers can also last well over a decade.

Dental bonding: Pinole cosmetic dentist Dr. Perez-Salinas has a simple remedy for tooth chips, small cracks, uneven spacing, and other cosmetic problems. Dental Bonding is the perfect solution for minor enamel issues that have been holding your smile back. Your Pinole cosmetic dentists can complete several tooth bondings in just one visit to help you achieve a more attractive, balanced smile.

Dental crowns: Pinole cosmetic dentist Dr. Perez-Salinas can offer dental crowns for patients who have teeth that need more protection and reinforcement than a filling can provide. Think of a dental crown as a way to protect a badly damaged tooth, a kind of armor for weakened enamel. A crown may also be used for cosmetic reasons to hide flaws like chips, cracks, or discoloration.

Tooth whitening: A full range of cosmetic dentistry is available to Pinole cosmetic dentist Dr. Perez-Salinas’ patients, including professional teeth whitening. Teeth whitening is the #1 requested and performed cosmetic dental procedure. Teeth whitening is a procedure that brightens teeth and helps to remove stains and discoloration.

Tooth Colored Fillings: There are many advantages to tooth-colored fillings; mainly that the color matches the rest of your teeth but also these types of restorations strengthen your teeth. Resin onlays are bonded to the teeth creating a tight, superior fit to the natural tooth. Pinole cosmetic dentist Dr. Perez-Salinas uses restorations like this in instances where much of the tooth structure has been lost.

To learn more about all the cosmetic procedures Pinole cosmetic dentist Dr. Perez-Salinas offers or to schedule an appointment call 510-243-0213 today!

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Porcelain Veneers: FAQ

Porcelain Veneers: FAQ

Porcelain Veneers: FAQ

Cosmetic Veneers Pinole

 

Would you believe that veneers have been around since the 1920s?! They debuted in Hollywood, no surprise, but porcelain veneers have come a long way from the red carpet and are surprisingly more common and more natural looking today than you might suspect.

 

Between the 1920s and the 1950s regular people outside of Hollywood started getting veneers to help improve the look of their smile. The veneers we think of today came about sometime around the 1980s, as veneers became more affordable and easier to place with bonding agents that allowed dentists to make them more permanent and even more attractive.

 

Today’s options for dental veneers include traditional and no-preparation veneers. If you select the traditional route, Dr. Dalia Perez-Salinas will shave off enamel from the tooth or teeth receiving the veneer, then take an impression of your slightly shaved tooth so the veneer can be crafted to fit your tooth exactly. Though it will take around three weeks for your veneer to be ready once Dr. Perez-Salinas sends out the impression, there are temporary veneer options you can wear in the meantime, so you don’t have to worry about an unsightly, “shaved” smile while you wait for your custom veneer. No-prep veneers are fitted directly over your existing smile, and do not require any shaving of your natural teeth.

 

Today’s veneers can last anywhere between 10 and 30 years, and can be the solution to the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Dr. Dalia Perez-Salinas takes time and care to craft a smile that will match the shape and style of your natural teeth to give you a smile that looks almost perfect and totally real.

 

For more information about porcelain veneers, or to schedule your next appointment with Pinole cosmetic dentist Dr. Dalia Perez-Salinas, call 510-243-0213 today!

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CEREC Same-Day Dentistry

CEREC Same-Day Dentistry

Same-Day CEREC Dentistry

Restorative Dentistry El Sobrante

 

If you’re interested in dental restoration, but dread multiple, timely visits to your local dental office, then we have the solution for you! In our El Sobrante office, Dr. Dalia Perez-Salinas offers same-day CEREC dentistry, so that you can leave our office with a new smile, often after only one appointment!

 

CEREC technology allows us to create a new cap or implant for your damaged tooth in a short amount of time, so that after just one appointment, Dr. Perez-Salinas can not only take the first steps towards tooth restoration, including injecting the area with anesthesia and taking an impression for a new tooth to be made, but can also create that new tooth and restore your mouth to the strong, beautiful smile that you want and deserve.

 

Dentists without CEREC technology risk sending their patients home with fragile, temporary crowns that place harsh restrictions on diets and lifestyles until another appointment for a custom-designed tooth can be implanted. With CEREC same-day technology, Dr. Perez-Salinas can personalize your smile within hours, and send you back into the world with a smile stronger than the one you came in with.

 

CEREC technology is proven and reliable technology serving hundreds of confident dentists and thousands of happy, smiling patients. The ceramic restorations created by CEREC technology are metal free, biocompatible, plaque resistant, and specially designed to expand and contract at rates similar or exact to your natural teeth, ensuring that neither your implant nor the teeth surrounding it will crack or become damaged due to the implants inconsistency with your smile’s natural patterns.
To learn more about the safety, practicality, resilience, and convenience of CEREC same-day technology, or to schedule your CEREC appointment with Dr. Dalia Perez-Salinas call 510-243-0213 today!

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Are Silver Fillings Safe?

Are Silver Fillings Safe?

Are Silver Fillings Safe?

Restorative Dentistry El Sobrante

tooth-colored-fillingsOver the last several years, people have talked amongst themselves about the benefits and the dangers of dental fillings: the facts are in, and studies show you likely have nothing to fear, regardless of what material your fillings are made from!

For over 150 years, millions of dental patients have received fillings made from a mixture of silver, copper, tin, and mercury. This substance, known as dental amalgam, has recently become a topic of hot discussion amongst those who are weary of mercury intake, as mercury has become well known for its damaging and debilitating properties when ingested in significant quantities.

Both the FDA as well as the American Dental Association (ADA) have studied amalgam time and again, and both organizations have released statements explaining that the trace amounts of mercury released into the body by way of these dental fillings is nowhere near enough to cause adverse effects in the body. These results have been researched and re- researched so that dentists who have been using amalgam fillings can still confidently provide these safe and affordable dental solutions to their patients. Amalgam fillings are the tried and true method of dental repairs, and are the most affordable solution for patients in need of a dental filling. Depending on the preexisting damage in a patient’s mouth, a dentist might even recommend an amalgam filling over all other options, as it is the strongest and most long-lasting of all filling materials.

Alternatively to amalgam fillings, composite resin has also become a popular choice for dentists and patients alike who value the aesthetic invisibility that this tooth-colored solution provides. This more recently developed and increasingly popular dental filling material not only helps to strengthen and repair a damaged tooth, but also contributes to enhancing a smile post dental- work, as composite resin is completely invisible to the naked eye. Those who value the beauty of a natural- looking smile may be more inclined to opt for this new standard in modern dentistry when considering their options for a dental fillings, and a dentist might recommend composite resin as a solution for those who wish not to disclose their little (silver) dental secrets.

For more information about dental fillings and the best options available to you, call your El Sobrante dentist Dr. Dalia Perez-Salinas today at 510-243-0213

 

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Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry El Sobrante

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What is your confidence worth? At Advanced Dentistry El Sobrante, we believe that there is no better time than the present to take a step towards the comfort and convenience of a beautiful smile, achievable through specialized and expert crafted dental implants.

A dental implant is a specially engineered, titanium tooth root that occupies the space in your mouth where your natural tooth used to exist. This implant creates a permanent space for a replacement tooth, as well as stabilizes the jawbone so that bone density is maintained, and bone loss is prevented. Today’s sciences and technologies allow for dental implants to be minimally invasive, while still being strong and long- lasting embellishments upon your smile’s appearance. They don’t require reducing other teeth like a dental bridge might, and are rapidly becoming the new standard for replacing a missing tooth, because of their success and satisfaction rates among patients. Furthermore, dental implants aid in improving your oral health and overall well-being. The obvious and immediate benefits, including a beautiful and natural feeling smile, improved speech, and convenience eating, are second only to the inescapable self- esteem boosts patients are bound to experience with their extraordinary smile.

You may find yourself questioning whether or not you’re a qualified candidate for dental implants. Do you have a missing tooth or teeth? Do you have trouble biting or chewing? Has your speech been altered due to your missing tooth or teeth? Are you committed to the process of finding a long- lasting and durable solution to your current oral situation? Then a dental implant is probably right for you! Make sure to discuss any ongoing health problems you may have with El Sobrante Dentist Dr. Perez-Salinas, and after a thorough consultation, she will determine if you’re a good candidate for this life- changing procedure. It’s also important to remember that the cost of your specific treatment plan will depend on the specialized care for your individual mouth; these implants are a long-term investment that can last a lifetime when properly cared for. Dental implants can take care of one or two missing teeth, or recreate the whole foundation for a new smile altogether!

Still not sure if a dental implant is right for you? Make an appointment to come visit our friendly and knowledgeable staff, and let us talk you through what your specific treatment will look like. Call Dr. Dalia Perez-Salinas of Advanced Dentistry El Sobrante at 510-243-0213 today, and get ready to take a bite out of life again.

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Is Your Smile Ready For Summer?

Is Your Smile Ready For Summer?

Teeth Whitening El Sobrante

El Sobrante Affording Dental Veneers

Your smile creates an immediate, subconscious, visual impact on people you meet. A brighter smile gives the impression of youth, vitality, radiant health, happiness, and warmth. A bright smile is perceived as a healthy smile.

TYPES OF TEETH WHITENING
There are various ways to whiten your teeth, but the two most common are in-office treatment and the do-it-yourself approach, with over the counter products.

IN-OFFICE TEETH WHITENING
El Sobrante Dentist Dr. Dalia Perez-Salinas offers Professional teeth whitening services, this is the preferred whitening method because even though stronger agents are applied, the rest of the mouth, including the gums, is protected from these materials. The best whitening systems feature a buffer in the gel that protects the tooth enamel from damage, are extremely effective,and can transform teeth in a single office visit. Your teeth can literally brighten up to 10 shades in about an hour.

In-office whitening affects only the front eight teeth and is a great jump start for take-home whitening, which is always part of an effective whitening program.

El Sobrante Dentist Dr. Dalia Perez-Salinas is best qualified to handle any issues that may arise from whitening treatments, such as tooth sensitivity. Today most tooth sensitivity cases are easily managed.

Tooth whitening can last for one or more years, depending on how well you take care of your teeth, and if you’re following up regularly with a home whitening product for regular maintenance.

Please contact El Sobrante Dentist Dr. Dalia Perez-Salinas today to schedule your in office teeth whitening appointment.

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Affording Dental Veneers El Sobrante

Affording Dental Veneers El Sobrante

Affording Dental Veneers El Sobrante

El Sobrante Dental Veneers Concord

We’ve all at one time or another wanted that celebrity smile. You know, the one that glows with radiance like the celebrities have as they pace down the red carpet. However, many of us simply can’t afford that million dollar smile. Fortunately, there are some things we can do to financially equip ourselves for that new smile.

The first step you should take in your quest to pay for your veneers is contact your insurance company. Although many insurance companies typically don’t cover cosmetic procedures, some may be able to pay a percentage of it. This is nice considering that veneers can go for as much as $1,000 a tooth.

If you’ve been in some sort of accident that’s somehow disfigured your teeth, it might be worth mentioning it to your insurance company. If you convince them enough, they might empty their pockets and fully cover your dental veneers.

If the insurance route doesn’t go as planned, it might be in your best interest to carefully shop around for another cosmetic dentist. The rates charged for a veneer procedure can significantly vary from dentist to dentist. If you find a price tag you like, make sure you research the dentist plenty before seating yourself in the dental chair.

Finally, it may be worth asking a friend or family member to lend you some money for your dental veneers. Sit down and work out a plan before lending any amount of money. Get a contract together and have both you and the other party sign it. That way, any future problems can be resolved expediently.

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Spring Teeth Whitening El Sobrante

Spring Teeth Whitening El Sobrante

Spring is right around the corner. Are your teeth ready?

El Sobrante Spring Teeth Whitening
The benefits of teeth whitening El Sobrante.

Are you looking to impress at an important job interview? Do you want to make the best impression at an upcoming party? Do you just want to feel better about the appearance of your smile? If you’re looking for a hassle-free and safe way to whiten your smile, the whitening services at Advanced Dentistry El Sobrante may be the solution you are looking for! Our methods of professional teeth whitening are among the most successful services in El Sobrante. Advanced Dentistry El Sobrante provides a safe, effectual, convenient, and cost-effective way to whiten your teeth and give you the flawless smile you were meant to have.

Teeth whitening’s popularity is steadily increasing, and it is quickly becoming the most popular form of cosmetic dentistry on the market. Teeth whitening is gaining such momentum because there are so many benefits associated with this procedure. The most preferred method of whitening among patients is in-office whitening. This method of whitening is performed in the office by Dr. Dalia Perez Salinas. Most patients prefer in office teeth whitening because of the speed. In office teeth whitening is usually finished within one session, and in some cases it can even take less than an hour to complete. Many patients also choose in office teeth whitening because they have easy access to expert advice regarding the procedure and they are being monitored safely by a professional. As an alternative to in office teeth whitening, we also provide home teeth whitening. In this case, the patient is given a series of trays, mouth pieces, and teeth whitening gel that they themselves can apply to their teeth whenever they choose, at their own convenience, and in the comfort of their own homes. This method, however, requires multiple applications over several weeks. Advanced Dentistry El Sobrante will accommodate your needs and preferences to ensure you are provided with the best teeth whitening possible.

There are several benefits that come along with teeth whitening. The most prevalent of course is a better looking smile. Professional teeth whitening removes persistent stains and brightens your smile, leaving you with more self-confidence and less embarrassment about your dingy smile. You will no longer feel the need to smile with a closed mouth or shield your teeth when laughing or talking. You can show your smile off with confidence and finally feel proud of the way you look. Plus, getting your teeth whitening performed by a professional at Advanced Dentistry El Sobrante is much safer and effective than using an over-the-counter whitening product. With the teeth whitening specials that Advanced Dentistry El Sobrante offer, we can bring you affordable teeth whitening.

Call or visit Advanced Dentistry El Sobrante to talk about scheduling a teeth whitening procedure that could change the way you live and to discuss our pricing specials. Advanced Dentistry El Sobrante provides the best dental care and teeth whitening El Sobrante has to offer.

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