1. Are electric toothbrushes REALLY better than manual toothbrushes?

    Our experts weigh the pros and cons of each type of toothbrush. May 24, 2017 By Renee Knight Many patients don’t realize just how important it is to use the right toothbrush. They typically rely on the sample they get after their 6-month dental visit or pick up a cheap option at their local grocery store. To them, all toothbrushes are basically the same, and they don’t see a reason to invest i…Read More

  2. How to Brush Your Teeth Properly: A Quick Guide

    by AM Hopkins Everyone knows that brushing their teeth plays a major role in their overall health, but they may not be aware of the correct way to brush their teeth. The American Dental Association recommends that you brush your teeth at least twice each day; here is a quick guide to ensure you know how to do it properly. Purchase the right toothbrush. Before you even begin the process of brushing…Read More

  3. Happy New Year Family and Friends

    We hope the holidays were filled with family, fun and great memories in the making. We here at Dr Walker and Yarborough’s office had festive activities during the holiday season. A lot of you helped us by voting for your favorite Pumpkin and Christmas wreath. We also want to thank those who helped us with our can food drive. We collected 80lbs and brought it to San Carlos Second Harvest Food Ban…Read More

  4. Discolored Teeth: Five Foods that Cause Stains

    by Margie Monin Dombrowski Proper oral hygiene is of course indispensable for maintaining a bright smile, but there is one other important bit of advice: Watch what you eat and drink. Certain foods and beverages can discolor teeth. If you want to protect your pearly whites, read on for some common culprits that stain your teeth. Pasta Sauce Because of their acidity, bright red hue and tendency to …Read More

  5. Restorative Dentistry Menlo Park

    Dr. Walker and Dr. Yarborough believe that the best dentistry is a collaborative process between the dentist and the patient. Restorative dentistry focuses on restoring health, aesthetics and function to teeth that are broken, worn down or missing. A comprehensive examination and thorough dental cleaning will help us to identify any hidden problems such as tooth decay, gum disease or occlusal (bit…Read More

  6. Black Hairy Tongue Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

    What is Black Hairy Tongue? A black hairy tongue is a temporary and harmless condition that is often caused by an overgrowth of bacteria in your mouth. Certain types of bacteria accumulate on the papillae (the small projections that cover the tongue) and create red blood cell pigments, which can make the tongue look black. And if the normal shedding of the outer layer of cells on the tongue is inh…Read More

  7. Diastema (Gap Between Teeth)

    What Is It? A diastema is a space or gap between two teeth. It appears most often between the two upper front teeth. However, gaps can occur between any two teeth. A mismatch between the size of the jaw bones and the size of the teeth can cause either extra space between teeth or crowding of teeth. If the teeth are too small for the jaw bone, spaces between the teeth will occur. If the teeth are t…Read More

  8. Teeth Grinding: How to Stop Grinding Your Teeth at Night!

    Do you ever wake up from a night's sleep with sore teeth and jaws? You could be grinding your teeth. Grinding your teeth is known as bruxism. This rhythmic clenching of the jaws and grinding of the teeth may develop at any age. Teeth grinding is usually done unconsciously in your sleep, but it can also occur when you are awake. During the day, a person who is concentrating on a task will often pla…Read More

  9. Toothache Causes, Remedies and Relief

    What Causes Tooth Pain? You’ve probably experienced tooth pain at some point, whether from a loose tooth, impacted wisdom tooth, or sensitivity when you bite into an ice cream cone or a hot potato. If you notice consistent pain in a tooth that lasts for more than a day or two, see your dental professional; you may need some dental work. Tooth decay causes pain in children, too, so the same rules…Read More

  10. A Predictable Immediate Denture Conversion Technique

    INTRODUCTION The emotional and functional challenges of maxillary removable complete dentures are culturally well-documented. More patients with remaining periodontally healthy mandibular teeth and fully edentulous patients, in all age groups, are seeking fixed alternatives. However, current protocols for conversion of a maxillary denture to an implant-supported prosthesis are often time-consuming…Read More