1. Tips for Children’s Oral Health

    Children's Oral Health Overview   Cavities (also known as caries or tooth decay) are one of the most common chronic diseases of childhood in the United States. Untreated cavities can cause pain and infections that may lead to problems with eating, speaking, playing, and learning. Children who have poor oral health often miss more school and receive lower grades than children who don’t. About 1…Read More

  2. Pediatric Dentist in Menlo Park

    PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY MENLO PARK When it comes to pediatric dentistry, we feel that it is important for your child’s first visit to the dentist to be as comforting and even as fun as possible. For this first visit, we usually schedule a “meet and play” appointment to give your child a chance to become familiar with us and with the surroundings. In future appointments, our family dentist will…Read More

  3. Oral Health for Older Americans

    Oral Health for Older Americans Facts About Older Adult Oral Health By 2060, according to the US Census, the number of US adults aged 65 years or older is expected to reach 98 million, 24% of the overall population.1 Older Americans with the poorest oral health tend to be those who are economically disadvantaged, lack insurance, and are members of racial and ethnic minorities. Being disabled, hom…Read More

  4. What Can Adults Do to Maintain Good Oral Health?

    Oral Health Tips What Can Adults Do to Maintain Good Oral Health? You can keep your teeth for your lifetime. Here are some things you can do to maintain a healthy mouth and strong teeth. Drink fluoridated water and brush with fluoride toothpaste. Practice good oral hygiene. Brush teeth thoroughly and floss between the teeth to remove dental plaque. Visit your dentist on a regular basis, even if yo…Read More

  5. About Us!

    ABOUT OUR DENTISTS! Edit Page DR. MARISA WALKER, DDS, DENTIST Dr. Marisa Walker grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where she attended dental hygiene school and worked with several internationally known practitioners, including Dr. Rory Hume, Dr. Paul Abbott and Dr. Geoffrey Heithersay, whose research she helped organize, write and publish. Dr. Walker later moved to the US to attend school at th…Read More

  6. What Happens During a Teeth Cleaning?

    Many people dread teeth cleanings. Between the prodding, strange noises, and occasional jaw discomfort, it’s easy to understand their apprehension. But for most, a teeth cleaning is simple and painless. Knowing exactly what is going on during the process can help ease your stress and allow you to better enjoy the minty-fresh results. STEP 1 1. A physical exam Most teeth cleanings are performed b…Read More

  7. How Do I Care for My Infant’s Teeth?

    How Do I Care for My Baby's Teeth? Good oral care starts from the beginning of your child's life. Even before his or her first teeth emerge, certain factors can affect their future appearance and health. For instance, tetracycline, a common antibiotic, can cause tooth discoloration. For this reason, they should not be used by nursing mothers or by expectant mothers in the last half of pregnancy. S…Read More