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5 Cavity Basics for Lost Altos, CA Patients

The desire to prohibit decay is one of the main reasons individuals visit us at the Peninsula Center of Cosmetic Dentistry. Today we are going to consider 5 things you need to know about cavities in the Los Altos area. 1. Cavities are also called caries or tooth decay. When a tooth is permanently damaged… Continue reading 5 Cavity Basics for Lost Altos, CA Patients

15 Things Most Los Altos Residents Don’t Know About Teeth

At the Peninsula Center of Cosmetic Dentistry in Los Altos, CA, we want all our dental patients to be informed. Check out our interesting oral facts below: Children’s teeth are soft until about age 10. A tooth with a crown can get a cavity. Your gum tissue is as important as your teeth. Some prescription… Continue reading 15 Things Most Los Altos Residents Don’t Know About Teeth

3 Ways To Keep Your Mouth Happy in Los Altos, CA

Dr. Joseph Field is an experienced dentist here in Los Altos. At Peninsula Center of Cosmetic Dentistry, we enjoy helping patients have optimum oral health. Today’s article focuses on something mouth-related that doesn’t get as much attention as cavities or cosmetic dentistry: our sense of taste. A happy mouth is not only a healthy mouth… Continue reading 3 Ways To Keep Your Mouth Happy in Los Altos, CA

If My Gums Bleed, Should I Stop Flossing?

This is a key question occasionally asked by patients at the Peninsula Center of Cosmetic Dentistry. The answer, however, is “No!” Bleeding is probably a sign that you need to clean your teeth and gums more thoroughly—not leave them alone. It is practically impossible to clean effectively between teeth without using floss or an interdental… Continue reading If My Gums Bleed, Should I Stop Flossing?

How To Manage Acid Levels When You Juice Daily

Diets with significant amounts of fruits and vegetables promote good oral health. However, some fruits – especially citrus fruits – are acidic, which can lead to enamel erosion and the spread of harmful bacteria when consumed in excess or not countered with oral health practices. Drinking juices, smoothies, and related fruit beverages can aggravate the… Continue reading How To Manage Acid Levels When You Juice Daily

Drinks That Keep Your Mouth Properly Hydrated Without Causing Damage

At one time or another, we’ve all experienced a dry mouth or chapped lips. More often than not, this is due to a lack of hydration. Dehydration can occur for a number of reasons. Even healthy activities like a morning run or an intense yoga session can cause you to sweat enough to require a… Continue reading Drinks That Keep Your Mouth Properly Hydrated Without Causing Damage

How Exercise Can Affect Your Oral Health

The effects of having a regular exercise routine have benefits beyond your physical body, and exercise can actually keep your mouth healthy.Those who exercise lower their risk for gum disease – this is good news because gum disease can cause more issues throughout your entire body as well as your oral health. Just a few… Continue reading How Exercise Can Affect Your Oral Health