80% of People Want to Improve their Smile

Most people are concerned about the appearance of their smile. In fact, in one survey, 80% of participants wanted to improve their smiles. We can give you a more attractive smile with procedures like porcelain veneers, gum sculpting, and dental implants. But first things first..

Appearance and oral health are inextricably linked. Pink, healthy gums and a strong, supporting bone structure – both key to optimal periodontal health – are essential before any cosmetic procedure will have the desired dramatic impact.

How Periodontal Disease Occurs

Periodontal disease occurs when the number of oral bacteria increases, and the balance tips from harmless bacteria to harmful bacteria that form a film called plaque. Without regular brushing and flossing, plaque accumulates and will transform into rock-hard tartar that can only be removed by dental professionals. Periodontal pockets develop and house an over-proliferation of bacteria which wreak havoc on your oral health.

Periodontal disease may be an autoimmune disorder in which immune factors in the body attack a person’s own cells and tissue. This may explain its link to systemic diseases including diabetes, cardiovascular disorders, cancer, and osteoporosis. Obesity, stress, poor nutrition, and smoking are all contributors to periodontal disease.

For more information on periodontal disease see video:

Dentist Visits are the Building Blocks of a Healthy Smile

Brushing, flossing, and regular checkups are the building blocks behind a healthy mouth and an appealing smile. We are always happy to discuss your cosmetic dentistry options, but first, we want you to have a healthy foundation.

Joseph A. Whitehouse M.S. D.D.S.
(510) 881-1924 |
3603 Jamison Way Castro Valley, CA 94546


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