How to Avoid Oral Emergencies While You’re Traveling

So you’ve planned the vacation of your dreams. The last thing you want to worry about is a dental emergency. Dr. James Stanford and our dental team have created this mini guide to help you safeguard against any potential oral disasters. Tip 1: If you or your family members need to have a dental procedure,… Read more »

Keeping Your Pearly-Whites Shining Bright

If you’ve had your teeth whitened, you may have noticed that over time, your white smile begins to dull. Why is that? And what can you do to prevent it? Stanford Dental is happy to tell you all about it. Your teeth are white because they are protected by a hard outer layer called tooth… Read more »

What Is Root Canal Therapy?

You’ve likely heard of a root canal, but do you know what it involves? Perhaps you’ve recently learned that you might need one yourself. If so, we want you to feel as comfortable and prepared as possible during your appointment. That’s why we’ve created this short guide on the reason behind and the process of… Read more »

Avoiding Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

As a parent, you want the best for your child. That means taking care of their teeth. However, we at Stanford Dental understand that among all the things you need to do for your child, this can sometimes fall by the wayside. We find that simple education and awareness about various dental issues can help… Read more »

Toothache: Why it Hurts and What to Do

Toothaches can happen at nearly any age. They can mean very little discomfort or intense throbbing. The question is, why does it hurt and what can you do? Within your tooth’s root is a small area called pulp which contains soft tissue. This pulp helps your teeth to grow and stay healthy. A toothache is… Read more »

Floss for a Healthier Smile

Floss to feel decent. Floss to feel healthier. Just floss. Our experts at Stanford Dental are fond of the benefits of flossing. Why? Well, here’s the science of what happens if you don’t floss. In the tight crevices between your teeth, bacteria thrive in a thick and humid environment, feeding on leftover sugars from food… Read more »

What Effects Can Medications Have on Your Smile?

To eradicate pain from oral health care treatments, medications can be used. However, some medications can cause side effects that will affect your smile. For more information about medications and oral health consider the following: – Medications can be received either via prescription or via over-the-counter store-bought goods. – Oral medications that are inhaled can… Read more »

Dental Emergencies Can Hit at Any Time

Life happens. Whether it’s on the game field, in the grocery store, or getting out of bed, a dental emergency can hit your face at any time, with no warning. There are two things that you can do to help with dental emergencies. First, you can prepare to prevent injuries with guards and precautions. Second,… Read more »

Your Basic Oral Function Might Be Replaced with a Set of Dentures

If you’ve struggled throughout your life to maintain good oral hygiene habits, you are likely to have multiple teeth lost or compromised by tooth decay and gum disease. This can leave you with a mouth ill-suited for the task of chewing and processing the foods you eat. In an extreme case, Dr. James Stanford might… Read more »

The Aging Mouth

Aging teeth are even more susceptible to decay, so it’s very important to keep your teeth strong and healthy as you continue to age. This starts with a healthy, daily regimen for you and your teeth, including brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and seeing your dentist biannually. Here at Stanford Dental, we want to… Read more »