What’s the real story on fixing bad breath?

Do you (or someone you know) have bad breath? It’s a sensitive and embarrassing issue that causes problems at work, in social situations, and at home. Except for certain medical conditions, chronic bad breath is almost always a dental problem that can be solved. Bad breath comes from bacterial plaque that accumulates between the teeth,…

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What’s the real story on dental insurance?

Dental insurance is a nice benefit to have, especially if your employer is paying for it. But many people don’t understand how dental insurance works. Dental insurance is unlike medical insurance, because dental insurance has an annual maximum benefit that is typically limited to $1,500. So even if you need every tooth treated, insurance will…

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I often wonder how people become afraid of the dentist

I often wonder how people become afraid of the dentist. Without a doubt, many patients have had traumatic experiences. But yesterday, I witnessed the origin of fear in a young boy. Bear in mind, I don’t typically see children in my practice. In the past, I would speak to the parent in advance and advise…

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Charity Dental Work at All New Smiles

Charity work occupies a significant portion of our efforts here. Whether it’s restoring the teeth of battered women, improving the dental health of new immigrants, or raising money for UCSF Cardiology Council, we take great pleasure and pride in our charitable contributions. 2 years ago, a close friend died suddenly of a heart attack, more…

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Dental Implants Blog

I have my 30th dental school reunion next month! Hard to believe! Back then, “cosmetic dentists” and “implant dentists” were laughed at! Now it seems that every dentist says they are a “cosmetic” dentist, even those that have not had extensive post-doctoral training in this field! Training and experience count! Cosmetic Dentistry is a fantastic…

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What Separates Our Dental Practice From the Others?

Piedmont is a wonderful community here in the Oakland/Berkeley/San Francisco Bay Area. Piedmont is also a great place to practice our unique style of dentistry. Wait, what’s so unique about our “style” of dentistry? Aren’t all dental practices pretty much the same? Far from it! Aside from personality differences, there are many individual ways to…

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