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Connecting the Dots: How Gum Disease Links to Alzheimer’s

February 9, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkarenho @ 7:48 pm
Older man brushing his teeth to prevent gum disease

Gum Disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a common condition affecting millions of patients worldwide. While it’s normally associated with oral issues like dental decay and tooth loss, research has discovered another connection—Alzheimer’s disease. But what does gum disease have to do with a condition that affects memory and cognitive function? If you’re curious to find the answer, continue reading to learn more.


4 Tips for Keeping Your Smile Healthy While Traveling Over the Holidays!

December 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkarenho @ 7:09 am
Man smiling outside

Are you taking a trip away from home during the holiday season? Whether you are visiting family members across the country or just getting away from it all, you have plenty to look forward to. However, you don’t want your smile to fall behind while you’re away from your usual routine. Here are some tips that can help you keep your smile in good health during your holiday vacation this year.


5 Reasons Cosmetic Dentistry is So Popular

October 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkarenho @ 6:36 pm
Woman with brown hair in dental chair looking at her teeth with tooth shaped mirror

In years past, dentists were generally only considered when you had an issue like a cavity, toothache, or other oral health concern. Today, however, your dentist can improve your appearance as well as your well-being! Cosmetic dentistry has gained popularity over the past decades as more people discover the benefits. Keep reading to learn 5 reasons why this discipline continues to grow.


Think Twice Before Chewing on Ice

August 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkarenho @ 9:34 pm

Would you chew on the gravel on the side of a driveway? Of course not! Everyone knows that those rocks would easily and painfully wreck your teeth with chips, cracks, and fractures. What many people don’t know is that water counts as a mineral when frozen. This means that chewing on ice is literally the same thing as chewing on a rock. Read on if you need any further explanation as to why you should quit chewing ice.


4 Reasons Why Summer is Perfect for Teeth Whitening

June 9, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkarenho @ 3:21 pm
Three young women smiling in the summer sun on a beach

Summer is the best time to gather with friends and family and capture those special moments. What better way to start the season off than to boost your confidence with a radiant smile? Whiter teeth can make you feel more confident, smile more freely, and improve your general mood and interactions. Whether you’re going on a trip with family or friends or just enjoying the outdoors, a bright smile can keep you looking and feeling your best while making summer memories.


Dental Implants: The Ultimate Solution for Replacing Natural Teeth

May 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkarenho @ 7:07 pm
dental implants against a blue background

Dental implants have revolutionized the field of restorative dentistry by offering a superior solution for tooth loss. Their remarkable strength, unmatched durability, and unique ability to mimic natural teeth make them arguably the best solution for replacing lost pearly whites. But are they truly superior to your natural teeth, even so to the point that they’re stronger than them? If you’re considering dental implants to replace your lost teeth, here’s what your dentist wants you to know!


What Can’t You Eat With Dentures?

March 26, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkarenho @ 10:29 pm

Man with dentures biting an appleAdvancements in materials, techniques, and technologies allow dentures to look and feel more natural than ever before. Your new set of teeth will fit your mouth like a glove; however, it will take a few days to get used to your dentures. In no time at all, you’ll be speaking, laughing, and chewing like a pro, but dentures have their limitations. There are a few foods you may want to avoid to save yourself from embarrassment and to protect the lifespan of your new smile.


Kissing & Dentures: Pucker up!

February 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkarenho @ 7:16 am
two older people kissing while on a date

Confidence is an important factor for many things in life, including dating! Having a complete smile with dentures can allow you to freely smile and interact with someone you are interested in. However, you may have some worries about how your prosthetic will affect becoming physically closer to that special someone. Your dentist in Campbell is here to give you some helpful tips for your dating life and kissing while wearing dentures.


Should I Get Teeth Whitening or Veneers?

January 27, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkarenho @ 5:28 pm
young woman with a beautiful smile

There’s nothing like showing off a big, shining smile. People whose teeth have started to yellow might wish that they had that, and cosmetic dentistry can make that wish a reality. In fact, the only choice you’ll have to make is which cosmetic procedure to use.

Teeth whitening and veneers are two radically different treatments, but both of them can give you a beautiful smile. Here’s a guide to the differences between these two conditions, along with which one is right for you.


4 Tips on How to Keep Your Teeth Healthy During the Holidays

December 16, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkarenho @ 5:40 pm
people with healthy smiles during the holidays

As the holiday season approaches, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement and indulge in all the delicious treats and drinks that come with it. However, you and your family can still partake in the celebrations while maintaining good oral hygiene. As you enjoy the festivities, it’s important to remember that sugary and acidic foods and drinks can be harmful to your teeth. Here are some tips on how to enjoy this special time while keeping a bright, healthy smile!

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