James Block Dentistry Blog
July 30, 2016
Going to the dentist can take time out of your busy day, which may feel frustrating and you may not want to go, however did you know that your six-month cleaning and check ups are more important than ever? Physicians and dentists alike agree that our oral health is connected to our overall health and well being. By maintaining optimum oral health, you are also ensuring the good health of your entire body. This is why your dentist in Fremont reminds you not to miss your six-month check up!
July 29, 2016
You may have heard people talking about oil pulling over the past year or so. What is this seemingly new phenomenon? And should you be oil pulling? What’s the point of it, and how do you oil pull, anyway? Dr. James Block, your dentist in Fremont, explains more about oil pulling.
July 11, 2016
Attending your regular cleaning and check up appointments every six months has never been more important as oral health has now been linked with your overall health. Known as the oral systemic connection, it’s been discovered that periodontal (gum) disease can contribute to other serious health concerns such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular disease and vice versa. Your dentist in Fremont is actually able to detect gum disease much earlier than you can because there’s not a lot of pain or symptoms associated with it at first. Detecting gum disease in its early stages will ensure that you have the best chance for a successful treatment, but the first question is, are you at risk for gum disease?
June 27, 2016
School’s out for summer and this is a great time to get your child updated on all of their healthcare appointments. Instead of waiting until right before school starts to schedule your child’s regular dental cleaning and check-up, why not schedule now at the beginning of summer? This will ensure that your child doesn’t have any oral health issues as you embark on camps, summer vacations, and other fun activities. Schedule your summer check-ups now with your children’s dentist in Fremont, and here are some other tips for maintaining your child’s oral health throughout the summer.
June 18, 2016
Summer is upon us and there’s no better time to update your look! Did you know that whitening your teeth is one of the quickest and most cost effective ways of enhancing your smile? You’d be surprised at what a huge impact a whiter, brighter smile can make. Your dentist in Fremont invites you to brighten your smile this summer with teeth whitening.
June 5, 2016
When you’re missing most or all of your teeth many activities become challenging. Talking and smiling may feel embarrassing, which affects your confidence and your relationships. Biting, chewing and eating the foods you would normally enjoy becomes increasingly difficult, causing your diet and nutrition to suffer. When you have missing teeth it also affects your oral health and puts you at an increased risk for more tooth loss. Life can feel pretty hopeless in this situation! At James Block Dentistry, we want you to know that there is hope, and you don’t have to struggle with missing teeth any longer because we have a number of great options for dentures in Fremont.
May 30, 2016
At James Block Dentistry, we understand not everyone enjoys visiting their Fremont dentist. We understand that everyone has unique needs, pain tolerance levels, and fears when it comes to visiting the dentist. We provide sedation dentistry in Fremont to make your time in our office more comfortable. Sedation can be used to help patients with an array of needs, such as those who have dental fears, anxiety, high gag reflexes, or low pain thresholds. No matter the reason you avoid the dentist, we will make the visit more enjoyable through the use of sedation.
May 27, 2016
Dental implants are now the most preferred option for treating tooth loss when compared to traditional prosthetics, such as bridges and crowns or dentures. Dental implants allow you to permanently replace missing teeth using a prosthetic that’s surgically inserted into your jawbone. You’ll regain your ability to eat and speak with a complete smile that looks natural. As a result, you’ll help promote your oral health and bone density by giving your oral structures the support and stimulation they need. If you’re considering dental implants in Fremont, we have everything you need to know about the procedure.
May 16, 2016
Have you been experiencing jaw pain and feeling popping sounds when you move your jaw? Maybe you’ve been having headaches? The jaw symptoms and headaches may actually be related. TMJ disorders cause a wide range of symptoms, including soreness, popping, and headaches. A TMJ disorder occurs when pain and discomfort occur in the temporomandibular joint where the jaw connects to the skull. Usually the root cause is our facial muscles, because 90% of the pain we have has a muscular origin. While many believe the symptoms only impact the jaw joint, symptoms can radiate to the head, neck and even shoulders. If you’re experiencing symptoms of the disorder, you’ll need to see Dr. Block for TMJ treatment, in Fremont, to help identify the underlying cause for effective treatment.
April 21, 2016
Too often, people put off going to the dentist until after a problem has developed because they don’t understand the importance of a regular 6-month checkup. Just as brushing and flossing are an important part of preventative care, so is your 6 month checkup. At each appointment, we do so much more than just clean the teeth and check your oral hygiene habits. We run a full analysis of your oral health to look for areas of concern. With early detection, we can intervene promptly to reduce the severity of damage, allowing you to maintain healthy teeth longer. If it has been a while since your last visit to the dentist, here’s why you need to schedule an appointment right away.