James Block Dentistry Blog
July 9, 2017
After a recent outing with your friends, one of them has posted pictures online for everyone to see. It was a great time had by all, but you certainly wouldn’t be able to tell just by looking at your face. All the people around you are smiling broadly, showing off their teeth, but your lips are clamped shut. You swear you enjoyed yourself, but you couldn’t tell by looking at these pictures. The truth is, you’re extremely self-conscious about your smile. Some of your teeth are crooked, stained, and you even have a gap between your front teeth. As sullen as you look in these photos, you’re just happy none of them actually show your teeth.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could be confident about your smile? Wouldn’t you rather not have to hide it whenever a picture is taken? If so, you’re like millions of other Americans who could benefit from seeing a cosmetic dentist. In the right hands, you can take away everything you don’t like about your smile and get the one you’ve always wanted. This sounds great, of course, but how can it be done? With just a few simple treatments and a couple of appointments, you can get the kind of smile that you’re always ready to show off. (more…)
July 7, 2017
Missing teeth are a problem for over 178 million Americans right now, and in the past, the only way to replace them was with a removable denture or a dental bridge. While these treatments can be effective and are still used today, they leave a lot to be desired when it comes to looks, function, and stability. Fortunately, there is now a new, better way to rebuild the smile so it can last a lifetime: dental implants.
Dental implants are the latest and greatest effort dentistry has to offer to replace missing teeth, but if you’re hoping to get rid of the gaps in your smile, are they right for you? Here are the 5 most important things you should know about dental implants. (more…)
July 2, 2017
Dentists do fantastic work around the country every day, but the fact of the matter is that 99.9% of a person’s dental care actually happens at home with daily brushing and flossing. Basically, no matter how great your dentist might be, it’s really what you do at home that determines if you will have a healthy, beautiful, and problem-free smile or not. To make sure your smile stays bright and shining between dental appointments, here are a few simple every day tips directly from your dentist. (more…)
June 26, 2017
Although the American Dental Association recommends that everyone over the age of two has a professional cleaning and checkup twice a year, only 64% of adults scheduled an appointment last year. If you are among those who did not see their dentist in Fremont within the last 6 months, you are placing your oral health at risk. It is not uncommon to skip scheduling an appointment because you feel that your teeth and gums are healthy because you brush and floss. As a result, you might feel like you only need an appointment if a problem develops, but this is not the case. If you do not have routine appointments, you are opening the door to dental issues.
June 16, 2017
Your teeth are an important asset to your confidence, but if they are dark and discolored, you probably feel insecure. To restore a bright smile, you have probably tried over-the-counter whitening products but were left disappointed because you did not achieve any real results. These products are ineffective because they do not contain professional-grade whitening agents. The only way to get the drastic, lasting results you want is with your dentist. At James Block Dentistry, we offer professional teeth whitening in Fremont. We will help you restore your self-esteem with a radiant smile.
June 6, 2017
Are you tired of staring at an incomplete smile in the mirror? Maybe you miss eating your favorite foods? If so, it is time to replace your missing teeth. While you could choose a traditional option like a dental bridge or dentures, they will never look or feel natural. Now, you can choose a permanent solution that closely looks and functions like natural teeth. With dental implants in Fremont, you will make a true investment in your confidence and quality of life by regaining a complete smile that will last a lifetime. At James Block Dentistry, we will give you a rockin’ smile.
May 26, 2017
Do you notice some blood in your bathroom sink when you brush your teeth? If you think that’s normal, it’s not. Bleeding gums signal gum disease–mild gingivitis or more advanced periodontitis. Either way, your dentist in Fremont, Dr. James Block, diagnoses and treats gum disease so your smile–and your systemic well-being–stay strong for life.
May 16, 2017
For many people, going to the dentist is as easy as a stroll in the park, but for others, it’s an almost earth-shattering experience. These individuals suffer from dental phobia, and it impacts their psychological well-being and their oral health. What can be done about this paralyzing fear?
James Block DDS and his caring team offer sedation dentistry choices in his Fremont office. If you shake and quake just thinking about going into a dental treatment room, seek help from James Block Dentistry.
May 6, 2017
Your dentist in Fremont, Dr. James Block, tells his patients that how your smile looks, feels and performs rests on what you eat and drink. In fact, a nutritious diet keeps tooth enamel and gums vibrant. But, what about popular sodas and sports drinks–are they good or bad for your teeth? Learn why sugary beverages are just plain bad for your teeth and how you can change your daily diet to a tooth-friendly one.
April 25, 2017
Prevent problems with those important baby teeth by seeing your pediatric dentist in Fremont early on in your child’s development. Dr. James Block and his team love caring for children, ensuring they are comfortable with routine dental care and showing them that brushing and flossing is important.