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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.


May 1, 2017

Dentist in Los Gatos On Maintaining Oral Health Between Visits

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Dentist in Los Gatos discusses good dental hygiene. Your dentist in Los Gatos, Dr. Patricia Phan, recommends two preventive visits per year, the checkups and cleanings during which we remove plaque and tartar and look for issues like cavities, failing dental work, and gum disease. These routine appointments are an important component of good oral health, but they’re not the only thing. Equally (or perhaps even more) important is what you do in between these trips to Los Gatos Family Dentistry. Below we’ve listed some of the basics of healthy smiles — how are you fairing in your hygiene habits?


April 3, 2017

Eco-Friendly Dentist in Los Gatos Honors Earth Day

It’s warming up outside! In addition tAt Los Gatos Family Dentistry you’ll find the eco-friendly dentist Los Gatos trusts with its teeth. Learn how we’re caring for the planet this Earth Day!o welcoming the start of spring, April is when we celebrate Earth Day (on April 22 this year). The holiday marks the beginning of the environmental movement in 1970, when people started placing environmental concerns at the forefront. At Los Gatos Family Dentistry, we make caring for the environment a big focus of our practice all the time. For our efforts, we are certified as a Green Business by the County of Santa Clara! Learn more about your dentist in Los Gatos’ commitment to the environment and your dental health, then schedule a “green” checkup and cleaning to celebrate Earth Day!


March 6, 2017

The Complete FAQ for Dental Crowns in Los Gatos

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Dental crowns in Los Gatos can fix your broken teeth.

You were enjoying the movie until you accidentally bit into a popcorn kernel. As soon as you realized that you did, it was already too late and you were looking at a piece of your tooth in your hand. The question now is, what should you do to get it fixed? In most cases like yours, dental crowns are exactly what you need. You might be asking, “What is a dental crown?” Dr. Patricia Phan can answer this question and many more so you know just how dental crowns can help restore your smile.

February 10, 2017

Get Your Smile Back with Teeth Whitening in Los Gatos, CA

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_phan @ 10:27 pm

How does teeth whitening in Los Gatos, CA work?

Nothing caps off the end of the week like a nice full glass of wine. At that moment, the only thing you have to worry about is what to have with it…at least that was the plan. As you’re brushing your teeth that evening, you notice that they are distinctly yellow. What happened? Unfortunately, wine is one of the most common things that can stain your teeth. However, you can get your bright, white smile back with teeth whitening in Los Gatos, CA.

January 5, 2017

Needle-Free Dentist Provides Comfortable Dental Care

needle-free dentist treats with oraqix

Certain deep cleaning cases are treatable with Oraqix, which your needle-free dentist uses to provide comfortable care.

We know visiting the dentist isn’t anyone’s favorite activity. Some adults may even experience significant fear or anxiety at the thought — but when you need dental care, your oral health demands you face your fears. Visiting the needle-free dentist can help you relax in the dental chair at long last.

It’s not uncommon to dread dental work due to a fear of needles. At Los Gatos Family Dentistry, Dr. Phan offers care with Oraqix, a liquid anesthetic that works in just about 30 seconds and lasts for about 20 minutes. Non-injectable anesthesia is changing the way we perform gum disease treatment, especially.

Scaling and Root Planing with Oraqix

Also known as a deep cleaning, scaling and root planing is a common form of treatment for moderate levels of gum disease. To rid your gums of the bacteria that cause infection, your dentist uses special tools to clean above and below the gumline. Scaling removes plaque, bacteria, and tartar buildup. Planing smooths the root to reduce the chance of reinfection. Liquid anesthesia Oraqix makes the process comfortable from start to finish.

Oraqix is a unique blend of lidocaine and prilocaine. Combined with a patented thermosetting system, the solution numbs the treatment area when applied topically. It works in just 30 seconds and lasts up to 20 minutes, or the amount of time needed for fast, efficient scaling and root planing. Oraqix is FDA-approved and has a well-established safety profile.

Some of the most significant benefits of Oraqix are:

  • Needle-free dentistry
  • Fast onset
  • Comfortable periodontal therapy
  • FDA approved

While patients who are hypersensitive to local anesthetics are typically not eligible for treatment with Oraqix, most people are well-suited for liquid anesthesia.

Don’t Put Off Gum Disease Treatment

Gum disease treatment can’t wait. If you know you have periodontal disease but are delaying professional attention because of a fear of needles or the dentist, Oraqix is the good news you have been waiting for.

Consider the fact that left untreated, gum disease has been linked to serious heart conditions, respiratory problems, and pregnancy complications. People who have gum disease are also more likely to have uncontrolled diabetes and certain types of cancer. Fortunately, the condition is easily treated with improved hygiene at home, or scaling and root planing in its later stages.

Signs you may be dealing with gum disease include:

  • Bleeding, red, tender gums
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Gum recession
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Loose teeth

There’s no reason to put off visiting the dentist for periodontal care now that you know needle-free dentistry is available at Los Gatos Family Dentistry. So what are you waiting for?

Schedule an Appointment Today!

Dr. Phan is happy to be known as the “Los Gatos pain free dentist” thanks to Oraqix and her friendly, careful approach. Please request an appointment for gum disease treatment or a general checkup and cleaning today!

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