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. 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

  6. 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

  7. Five ways to look after your teeth this Christmas

    Written by Karen Coates With Christmas just around the corner, everyone is ready and geared up for the festivities to get underway. Mince pies, champagne, selection boxes and umpteen bags of sweets will no doubt make their way into our festive diets. It's a thoroughly enjoyable time of year, but spare a thought for your teeth. Constant snacking, drinking and eating of sugary foods and drinks over …Read More

  8. Should we blame our genes for the bacteria behind tooth decay?

    By Catharine Paddock PhD The composition of our oral bacteria when we are very young is predominantly influenced by our genetic background. But as we age, this heritable factor wanes and non-heritable ones such as diet and oral hygiene play a stronger role in shaping the oral microbiome. This idea is supported by a new study - led by the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) in La Jolla, CA - which …Read More