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. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Molecule in human saliva has potential for wound healing

    A study published online in The FASEB Journal delves into the mystifying fact that wounds in your mouth heal faster and more efficiently than wounds elsewhere. Until now, it was understood that saliva played a part in the wound healing process, though the extent of its role was unknown. The study examined the effects of salivary peptide histatin-1 on angiogenesis (blood vessel formation), which is…Read More

  9. I Brushed My Teeth With Charcoal For 2 Weeks—Here’s What Happened

    by Christina Heiser As a beauty editor and skin-care junkie, I’m obsessed with trying almost anything that might beautify me, and that includes activated charcoal. In fact, I’ve used this strange-sounding product to help keep my oily skin under control for years. Lately, I’ve noticed that loads of people have been brushing their teeth with activated charcoal in an effort to make their pear…Read More