Blog Archive

The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers Oct 13th, 2021

Quick, think of someone you know with a fabulous smile. Got a picture of them in your head? Good, now go smile in front of a mirror. Does your smile look anything like the smile that you admire? If so, great! But if not, and you’re convinced you can never...

What to Expect at Your Teeth Cleaning Appointment Sep 6th, 2021

You no doubt hear all the time that you’re supposed to visit the dentist every six months to have your teeth cleaned. But you might wonder: Is that really necessary if I brush and floss regularly?  The answer, of course, is yes. Regular dental checkups are necessary for a couple...

Who Needs a Sinus Lift? Aug 8th, 2021

According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, about 3 million people in the United States have dental implants, with 500,000 new implants placed every year. Because everyone is unique, the implant process varies from patient to patient. One issue that comes up occasionally is a lack of bone material...

3 Reasons Why You Really Do Need to Floss Jul 1st, 2021

It has happened to all of us. You settle into the dentist’s chair, and the hygienist begins their work. Then comes the question you’ve been dreading: Have you been flossing? If we’re honest, the answer for many of us is, “Not really.” We flossed a few times after our last...

Is Sugar Wreaking Havoc on Your Teeth? Jun 17th, 2021

Most of the oral health tips you hear go something like this: Brush twice a day, floss at least once a day, and don’t skip your regular cleanings at the dentist.  That’s great advice, and we should all follow it. But it’s missing one vital element of good oral health:...

Common Dental Issues We Can Address With a Smile Makeover May 11th, 2021

Are you frustrated or self-conscious about flaws in your smile? From chips and cracks to stains and alignment issues, our team of cosmetic and implant dentists at Silicon Valley Dental Associates in Sunnyvale, California, have you covered this spring. Our complete smile makeover lets you create a custom plan for...

Which Type of Dentures are Right for You? Apr 5th, 2021

Dentures are a simple, effective method of replacing missing teeth — either an entire arch (upper or lower) or just a few teeth. Research shows roughly 41 million Americans wear at least one denture. That includes about 31 million men and women missing all their teeth or all their upper...

Am I a Candidate for a Same-Day Crown? Mar 14th, 2021

A dental crown is basically a protective cap that permanently covers your tooth. It’s shaped exactly like your natural tooth, and it restores the strength, function, and appearance of a damaged tooth. Traditionally, getting a crown means squeezing two dental appointments into your busy schedule. At your first visit, your...

What Every Parent Should Know About Their Child’s Dental Care Feb 1st, 2021

From the eruption of that first baby tooth to that of that final permanent tooth, your child’s mouth undergoes as much change throughout childhood as the rest of their body. Ensuring that your child is on the road to optimal oral health, vigilant oversight of these transitions is key. At...

Help! My Teeth Are Yellow Jan 6th, 2021

Just because your teeth are yellow doesn’t mean they have to stay that way. At Silicon Valley Dental Associates, our top-rated dental professionals are experts in brightening tarnished smiles. We have several options — all simple and all effective. Even if you employ optimum dental hygiene, you still may find...

Why Early Intervention Makes All the Difference in Gum Disease Dec 8th, 2020

The importance of brushing and flossing and coming to see us for regular dental checkups is something you’ve learned practically from the time you’ve had teeth. In fact for many of us, brushing our teeth all by ourselves was probably one of our first rites of passage as children. But...

5 Reasons You Should Consider Veneers Nov 30th, 2020

Did you know that smiling makes you and everyone around you happier? At Silicon Valley Dental Associates in Sunnyvale, California, our team wants you to smile all the time. If you’re hiding your smile because of a chipped tooth or crooked teeth, then you might want to consider veneers. Our...

Professional Teeth Cleaning: Your Gateway to Great Dental Health Oct 12th, 2020

It’s great you brush twice a day for two minutes and that you never skip flossing. But even when you take great care of your teeth, you should never miss regular professional teeth cleanings. That’s because these routine visits play a large role in your oral health. As part of...

The Link Between Your Oral Health and Your Heart Sep 6th, 2020

About half of American adults over the age of 30 have gum disease. It’s a very common condition that develops when bacteria build up on teeth, triggering irritation and inflammation of the gums.  Gum disease hurts your oral health because it can cause inflammation, bone loss, and even tooth loss...

Say Goodbye to Those Dreaded Black Triangles and Smile Again Aug 17th, 2020

If you’re like most of the world, you haven’t been blessed with a perfect smile. Your teeth may be a little crooked, or not as white as you’d like. However, a common problem with smiles you might not know about are black triangles. They aren’t only a cosmetic eyesore, but...

Designing Your Customized Smile Makeover Jul 6th, 2020

Most people aren’t born with perfectly aligned, beautifully white teeth. In fact, nearly 4 million Americans wear braces every year.  But achieving a beautiful smile often goes beyond braces. Whether your teeth are crooked, discolored, or damaged, you know that an imperfect smile can hurt your confidence. If you find...

Forget the Temps: We Offer Same-Day Dental Crowns Jun 16th, 2020

Whether you suddenly chip your tooth while playing your favorite sport, or a longstanding crack finally gives in and a piece of a tooth breaks off, you don’t want to wait weeks for a crown. That’s why we offer same-day crowns at Silicon Valley Dental Associates in Sunnyvale, California. No...

Foods That Are Good For Your Teeth & Boost Your Immune System Apr 27th, 2020

Looking to boost your immunity and defend against common viruses like the flu and the cold? Wondering how you can also keep your teeth healthy? In this guide from Silicon Valley Dental Associates, we’ll discuss a few healthy foods that are good for both your teeth and immune system. Broccoli &...

Restoring Your Smile With Restorative Dentistry Mar 17th, 2020

If you have one or more damaged or missing teeth and are located in Sunnyvale, restorative dentistry from Silicon Valley Dental Associates is the right choice for restoring your smile and your bite. Not sure why you should get restorative care, or what to expect? Our knowledgeable team has the...

Everything You Need to Know About Veneers Jan 31st, 2020

Wondering if veneers are right for you? Curious to learn more details about this cosmetic treatment? At Silicon Valley Dental Associates, our team is always happy to answer your questions to help you understand your options for cosmetic dental treatments. 1. Can Veneers Be Removed? No. While it is technically...

Dental Implants vs. Dental Bridges: What’s Right for Me? Dec 3rd, 2019

If you’re interested in restorative dentistry to replace a missing tooth in Sunnyvale, you may be wondering if dental implants or dental bridges are right for you. What’s the difference between these two treatments, and what’s a better option for you? The team at  Silicon Valley Dental Associates is always happy to...