1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Tooth Fairy Ideas

    by Jennifer A. DiGiovanni Although many countries around the world have unique traditions to mark the loss of a child's baby teeth, the tooth fairy legend is believed to have originated in the United States in the early part of the 1900s. This custom has remained popular, and even today, many parents search for fun and creative ideas about how use the tooth fairy story to celebrate the loss of a c…Read More

  8. Types of Fillings

    Amalgam Made of: A mixture of silver, tin, zinc, copper and mercury. Mercury is nearly 50% of the mixture. Types: Traditional (non-bonded) Used for: Fillings in back teeth Lasts: At least 10 years, usually longer Costs: The least expensive type of restorative material Advantages Amalgam fillings are strong. They can withstand the forces of chewing. They are less costly than the alternatives. Amalg…Read More

  9. Baby Teething: Signs and Treatment

    by Emily Boge, RDH, BS, MPAc One of your baby's milestones during his or her first year of life is the appearance of the first tooth, yet baby teething can be a scary time for parents. Often baby can become cranky or irritable as he experiences tooth eruption. Soothing baby as he copes can be a challenging but manageable task. When Does Teething Start? The first tooth generally appears around the …Read More