Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to... Read more »

Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body.... Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which... Read more »

What Should I Do for a Lost Baby Tooth?

Losing teeth is a part of growing up. Kids usually have their first full set of teeth by the time they are three, and as they get older, those teeth naturally fall out as the permanent teeth come in. “Naturally” is the key word, since the baby teeth fall out... Read more »

What Does Saliva Do?

This isn’t a topic that everyone always thinks about, but it’s something that we’ve all definitely wondered at one point in our lives - what exactly does all that saliva in our mouths actually do? Is there a reason it’s there? After all, most everything else that occurs naturally in... Read more »

Keeping Your Smile Safe

Do you want a top-notch smile and oral health? If so, you need to protect your teeth and gums from the many things that can damage them. The more you protect them, the better off you’ll be. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to keep your smile safe.... Read more »

Dentistry in Motion: Plaque Buildup Prevention

Are you familiar with the risks associated with plaque? Plaque is a sticky film of debris and bacteria that lay on your teeth and is known to contribute to cavities and gum disease. If left untreated, it can eventually cause tooth loss and severe gum tissue infections. In fact, plaque... Read more »

Oral and Pharyngeal Cancer Symptoms Shouldn’t Be Ignored

Brushing your teeth twice each day with fluoride toothpaste as well as remembering to floss every evening is important for removing food and bacterial deposits from your mouth. With consistency this daily routine can significantly reduce your chances of suffering from cavities and gum disease. Having a dentist like Dr.... Read more »

Bruxism is a Threat to Your Smile

Do you clench your teeth when you sleep? Perhaps you grind your teeth at night while you are resting? If so, then you could be suffering from bruxism. Dr. Rakhi Jani here at Smiles Unlimited in Livermore, California, understands this condition and is happy to help provide some details about... Read more »

A Dental Filling Can Help Treat a Minor Cavity

Inconsistent oral hygiene practices or putting off your regularly scheduled dental checkups at Smiles Unlimited can result in deposits of plaque and bacteria in your mouth. This can increase your chances of suffering from gum disease and other oral health maladies. In time the persistent build up of acids could... Read more »