1. 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

  2. Teeth Stains: Causes, Removal and Whiter Teeth

    How Does Teeth Whitening Work? Teeth whitening occurs in two ways: the first is by removing tooth stains on the outer layer of the tooth as well as below the enamel surface, and the second is by preventing the generation of new stains. It is achieved via stain removal, stain bleaching, and stain protection. Teeth Stain Removal Stain removal on the outer layer of the tooth uses both chemical and ph…Read More

  3. How Often Should You Be Whitening Your Teeth?

    From on-the-go strips to in-office bleaching, teeth-whitening treatments have become easier and more convenient than ever before. But, overdoing them can put your teeth at risk for other issues, some of which can become permanent. The key is knowing how much is too much. Here, we got the expert scoop from New York cosmetic dentist Timothy Chase, DMD, who says "bleachorexia" is on the rise, and …Read More

  4. Comfort and Convenience of Invisalign

    Making the decision to straighten your teeth is much easier when you know that Invisalign® treatment lets you live your life the way you want to. With Invisalign aligners, you don't need to worry about the gum and mouth irritation other teeth-straightening methods can cause. Invisalign aligner trays are not only smooth and comfortable to wear, but they're also removable. That means you can conti…Read More

  5. Sensitive Teeth

    Is the taste of ice cream or a sip of hot coffee sometimes a painful experience for you? Does brushing or flossing make you wince occasionally? If so, you may have sensitive teeth. Possible causes include: Tooth decay (cavities) Fractured teeth Worn fillings Gum disease Worn tooth enamel Exposed tooth root In healthy teeth, a layer of enamel protects the crowns of your teeth—the part above the g…Read More

  6. Gum Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis May Have Common Origins

    By Maureen Donohue Take care of your teeth and they'll take care of you. The origins of this adage are unknown, but modern research has confirmed that oral health and systemic disease often go hand in hand, something physicians have suspected for more than 3,000 years. Hippocrates, the ancient Greek physician who is widely credited as the father of modern western medicine, advocated pulling teet…Read More