Removable or Fixed Implant Dentures

If you grew up wondering why there was a disembodied set of teeth floating in a jar next to your grandparents bed, then you’re completely aware of what most people think of when dentures are mentioned. That little glass of clear solution with its eerie contents doesn’t have to be the future of your dental […]

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How Are Composite Fillings Made?

So your dentist has brought it to your attention that you’re going to be needing a filling and gave you an option between the amalgam and composite options. You’ve been informed that the amalgam is cheaper, which likely has you leaning towards that option. Composite fillings have a lot of benefits over amalgam, and it’s […]

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Dental Implants: What are They?

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who have lost teeth through misadventure, health concerns, or poor oral hygiene, you know how much of a difference just one tooth can make. Every aspect of our lives is affected by our smile, including our advancement in our careers, our feelings of self-confidence, and our social […]

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Maximize your Dental Benefits

HAPPY NEW YEAR!   We expect this year to be full of opportunities for all who require dental treatments. It was a pleasure taking care of so many patients in the 2018 year and look forward to caring for many more in 2019. TIP FOR 2019 As you may or may not know any dental […]

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Dental Hygienists: Your Oral Health Guru

As we were growing up most of us were taught the basics of dental health care. Be sure to brush at least twice a day, floss your teeth after every meal, and use mouthwash to help eliminate the germs that cause bad breath. We were warned about cavities and abscesses and root canals, and that […]

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Take Your Mouth To The Spa In The Dental Aisle

  It’s finally time for you to settle down and relax, and you’re considering what exactly you can do to pamper yourself this weekend. You’ve considered stopping by your local bath and body store to get bath bombs and body lotion, and maybe a manicure and some new nail polish from your favorite salon. Have […]

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Dentophobia: The Facts and Fiction Of Dental Fear

We’ve all heard people talk about how they’re utterly afraid of the dentist, or certain aspects of the dental experience. With so many people who find going to the dentist a generally unpleasant experience, it’s hard to take those who talk about it like it’s their worst fear seriously, and it often begs the question […]

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Equipment You May See In Your Dentist’s Office

When you visit the dentist’s office you’re likely to see a broad range of strange-looking equipment, and that’s before they pull out the tools used for doing an examination. While many of us just take it in as part of the environment and leave concerns about what these things are to the professionals, some of […]

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Why Do We Have Wisdom Teeth?

Everyone has heard about Wisdom Teeth and the common need to have them removed, but one question often eludes them.  If these teeth are so often a problem for us, why do they even exist and why are they so commonly removed? The answer lies in our evolutionary past and the transition of our diets […]

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What is a Cone Beam Image?

A cone beam image is taken using dental cone beam computed tomography technology. These images are three-dimensional pictures of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways, bone. Cone beam images are only used when regular x-ray images don’t suffice because the radiation associated with cone beam images is slightly higher than regular dental x-rays. Because of […]

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A Checklist For Your Next Dental Appointment

A Checklist For Your Next Dental Appointment

Going to the dentist can be a stressful event for some individuals. The day of the appointment, you may find yourself so flustered that you forgot some important details. To avoid forgetting these important details, and to make the most of your dental appointment, it helps to do some prep work ahead of time. By […]

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What is Impaction?

If you are considering having your wisdom teeth removed, the term impaction may be popping up in your research. But, what exactly is impaction? Impaction refers to wisdom teeth that are unable to properly erupt into the mouth. In an ideal wisdom teeth eruption, the teeth would erupt entirely from the jaw in a straight […]

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Why Do I Need a Bone Graft?

If you are in need of a tooth extraction or dental implant, your dentist may recommend that you also get a bone graft. While this may sound a little extreme at first, bone grafts are sometimes an essential element to dental treatments. Depending on your specific case, bone grafts may increase the success rate of […]

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Am I Too Old To Have My Wisdom Teeth Extracted?

Nearly 50 million Americans will need to remove their wisdom teeth on or before the age of 25. Patients often do not even know if their wisdom teeth have arrived. If this is similar to your case, it may be time to consider your next oral consulting. And the good thing is that no one is too old to have his wisdom teeth removed.

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When should wisdom teeth be removed?

Wisdom teeth are the teeth that grow at the back of your mouth. They’re one of the most common causes of complaints regarding pain and can cause other issues like crowding or intermingling of tooth roots. There’s no perfect time to have your wisdom teeth removed, however, we prefer to remove them as early as […]

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Common Dental Emergencies and First Aid

When you have a broken arm or experience a fall, you head to the ER. But what do you do if you experience a dental emergency? Things like breaking a tooth, having a tooth knocked out, or experiencing extreme pain are all dental emergencies that need immediate attention. When you find yourself in a dental […]

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Welcome to Alameda Dental Group

Thank you for visiting the blog of Alameda Dental Group. Don’t forget to check in periodically to see our latest posts.

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