The Real Dangers of Delaying Dental Care

You noticed a tooth with a cavity, or your gums are swollen. Do you make an appointment with your San Mateo dentist right away? Or do you consider waiting until it really starts to bother you before talking to your dentist? It doesn’t hurt, do you need to take time to...

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Vaping and Your Oral Health

Recently, vaping and electronic cigarettes have become more popular. The popularity stems partially from the promise of fewer health risks than regular cigarettes. But most people do not consider the negative effect vaping can present to oral health. It is true that...

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Taking Care of Your Mouth During Cold and Flu Season

The cold and flu season is upon us. Hopefully, you won’t catch either one. But if you do, you’ll be focused mostly on feeling better and getting back to normal as quickly as possible. Taking care of your teeth may be the last thing on your mind, but it’s important to...

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What Patients Need to Know About Tooth Extractions

While no one wants to think about a tooth extraction, they are necessary sometimes. Of course, if it is at all possible, Dr. Dustin Lee will use methods to save a damaged tooth or one with decay. There are plenty of options for preserving natural teeth, especially if...

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How to Keep Tooth Enamel Strong

Tooth enamel is the surface of the teeth that helps protect them from decay and damage. Dr. Dustin Lee suggests ways to keep the enamel strong and maintain a healthy mouth. Here are a few ways to protect your enamel. Proper diet You should consider limiting your...

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What Parents of Active Kids Need to Know About Mouthguards

Mouthguards are crucial in helping to prevent broken teeth and injuries to soft tissues in the mouth. Dr. Dustin Lee says that the gear can help protect children who participate in various activities. Wearing a mouthguard when engaging in sports like football and...

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How to Treat a Cracked Tooth

It's easy to overlook a crack in your tooth. Many cracks are invisible to the naked eye, and some hairline cracks are so small that they might not show up on an x-ray. And yet, a cracked tooth can become a serious problem if it isn't fixed quickly by your San Bruno...

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The Link Between Obesity and Oral Health

In some countries of the world, the U.S. included, obesity is considered to be at epidemic levels, and it has captured the attention of government officials. Recently, a connection has been discovered between obesity and oral health. For instance, periodontal disease...

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Dealing with Gingivitis

Healthy teeth need healthy gums. That’s why you shouldn’t delay if you notice even mild symptoms of gingivitis. According to Dr. Dustin Lee, when gingivitis is left untreated, it can rapidly become a full-blown case of periodontitis, a serious gum disease that causes...

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