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March 1, 2018

11 Causes of Tooth Sensitivity from Your Dentist in Los Gatos

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_phan @ 6:36 pm

A person with tooth pain.Sometimes it can be brief, but other times it can be chronic. What we’re talking about of course, is tooth sensitivity. You might have experienced it after you’ve had a recent dental treatment. Maybe after you took a sip of coffee? Regardless, tooth sensitivity is an incredibly common phenomenon amongst Americans that your dentist in Los Gatos is all too familiar with. Here are 11 causes to watch out for and how to reduce them in the future.


February 16, 2018

How Can You Choose the Right Cosmetic Dentist in Los Gatos?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_phan @ 2:47 pm

close-up of pretty smileThe main focus of dentistry is to help patients enjoy healthy, functional smiles. However, teeth and gums do more than play a role in your oral and overall health. They’re a big part of the way you look, and if you’re dissatisfied with your teeth’s appearance, it might be time for you to consider visiting a cosmetic dentist. But how can you choose the right person to take your grin from so-so to so-stunning? Here are a few tips.


February 1, 2018

Your Local Dentist in Los Gatos Speaks About Over-Brushing

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_phan @ 11:27 pm

woman smiling happyEveryone knows that brushing your teeth is mandatory to keep your teeth and gums strong, healthy, and beautiful. But is there such a thing as brushing your teeth too much?

Believe it or not, your dentist in Los Gatos is here to explain how you can “overdo it” when it comes to scrubbing away dental bacteria within the mouth. Learn more about overbrushing and how to avoid it here!


December 1, 2017

Dear Cosmetic Dentist, What Things Are Staining My Teeth?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_phan @ 3:44 pm

teeth whitening before/afterEveryone wants a dazzling smile that is ready for the red carpet. After all, an attractive face with less than attractive teeth seems incongruous and, well, just incomplete. Unfortunately, it’s too easy for those pearly whites to become dull-looking or even yellow over time. What factors cause teeth to change colors, and is there any simple way to boot those stains out the door and achieve a smile that truly sparkles? Your cosmetic dentist is here to give you some insight.


November 1, 2017

Your Dentist Offers a Quicker, Simpler Straightening Option

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_phan @ 9:52 pm

straight white smile There are many ways patients can care for their teeth to try to ensure good oral health. However, there are aspects of a smile that cannot be controlled no matter how good a patient’s oral hygiene practices are. How straight a patient’s smile is something that is out of patient’s control without professional treatments.

Unfortunately, most straightening treatments require months and months of uncomfortable straightening and embarrassing brackets and wires. The good news is that you can discuss an innovative approach to get a straighter smile with your dentist: porcelain veneers!


October 2, 2017

Restore Strong Smiles with Dental Crowns from Your Dentist

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_phan @ 2:46 pm

tooth colored dental restorationsHas your smile become so decayed that you’ve been considering getting restorations from your dentist like dental crowns or bridges? If so, that may be one of the best decisions you can make for your oral health and the aesthetics of your smile. Dental crowns can:

  • Restore tooth structure to a badly decayed or broken tooth.
  • Strengthen a tooth weakened by a root canal or large filling.
  • Close gaps between teeth or replace a tooth by attaching it to a dental implant.

Let’s explore the ins and outs of dental crowns so that if you do choose to get them, you know the best practices to make them last.


September 5, 2017

Big Risks Associated with Improper Care for Dental Implants

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_phan @ 8:26 pm

close-up of a beautiful smileDental implants are a wonderful investment in your oral health, but they don’t come cheap, Each implant can cost between $1,000 and $3,500, depending on the location of the tooth and if you need a preparatory bone grafting procedure first. But because dental implants contribute to better oral and overall health and can also be expected to last for a lifetime with proper maintenance, most patients agree they are well worth the financial investment over time.


August 1, 2017

Save Money by Visiting Your Dentist in Los Gatos Regularly

Filed under: general dentistry — dr_phan @ 11:01 pm

Visit your dentist in Los Gatos every six months for a cleaning and checkup.The American Dental Association recommends that everyone over the age of two sees their dentist every six months for a cleaning and checkup. However, only 64% of adults followed the recommendations last year. If you are among those who did not schedule a preventive appointment with your dentist in Los Gatos, you probably feel like you do not need regular care. You brush and floss your teeth every day, so why spend the money on an appointment you do not need, right? Although you are trying to save money, you are increasing your risk for a costly and invasive procedure in the future. To keep your dental costs to a minimum, you need to see your dentist twice a year.

July 1, 2017

Teeth Whitening in Los Gatos: At-Home vs. In-Office

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_phan @ 12:41 am

Teeth whitening in Los Gatos reveals dazzling smiles. Summertime is a wonderful opportunity to make your smile really sparkle — and nothing does the job better than professional teeth whitening! Los Gatos Family Dentistry offers both at-home and in-office treatments, so you can whiten at the pace you prefer. The one that is right for you depends on your teeth, lifestyle, budget, and personal preference. Dr. Phan has the details on at-home vs. in-office whitening in this week’s blog post!


June 1, 2017

Dentist in Los Gatos, When Do I Need a Dental Crown?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_phan @ 2:28 pm

Dentist in Los Gatos provides dental crowns. Dental crowns are nothing new — but still, if you’ve never had one, you may not know that much about what they are or how they work. This common restoration fixes teeth that are severely decayed or damaged, but still salvageable. Wondering if you need a dental crown? Learn more from your dentist in Los Gatos, Dr. Patricia Phan, below.


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