James Block Dentistry Blog

Which Toothbrush is Best for Me?

December 27, 2017

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Woman brushing her teeth.Hard bristles or soft bristles? Manual or electric? There are pros and cons to every toothbrush option, so how do you decide which one is right for you? Your dentist in Fremont shares pertinent information about the differences between electric and manual toothbrushes so you can decide what’s best for your needs.

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Teeth Whitening Options in Time for the New Year

December 15, 2017

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A smiling man. Are you ready to take 2018 by storm? You might be surprised at the confidence a whiter, brighter smile can give you to help you achieve your goals. Whitening your teeth is a cost effective way to give your smile an upgrade, and the best part is you’ll see results right away! Here are your options for teeth whitening in Fremont.

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Want to Know the Best Option for Replacing Missing Teeth?

December 5, 2017

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Man sitting on a park bench and thinking.You’ve eaten your last bowl of soup! Your tooth is failing, and it hurts to eat most foods, and you have finally accepted that it will have to be extracted. However, now that you’re faced with the reality of a missing tooth, it’s time to learn about your replacement options. Here is why dental implants in Fremont are your best choice.

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Here Are Some Reasons You Might Be More Prone to Cavities

November 25, 2017

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A woman having a dental examination.Have you ever wondered why some people are more prone to cavities than others? Why is that some people who brush and floss religiously still develop tooth decay, while others who are not so diligent do not? Your dentist in Fremont explains why this might be the case, and what you can do to keep cavities at bay.

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Tips for Maintaining Your Oral Health During the Holidays

November 20, 2017

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Christmas cookies and milk.Christmas parties, family dinners, and gift shopping are all festive activities you may participate in during the holiday season. You may also find yourself indulging in foods and treats that you normally wouldn’t eat. Some of these goodies can be harmful to your teeth, so your dentist in Fremont has compiled some tips for protecting your oral health during the holidays.

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Ideas to Help You Stay Calm During Your Next Dental Visit

November 15, 2017

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Smiling woman in the dental chair.For some people, going to the dentist feels uncomfortable and even scary. Dental fear or anxiety affects millions of Americans so if you feel this way, you are not alone. Unfortunately, anxiety can keep patients away from the dentist and much needed dental care. The good news is that your dentist in Fremont has some ideas to help you feel more at ease during your next appointment.

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Is Sedation Dentistry Right for Me?

October 28, 2017

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woman with nitrous oxide sedationWhen was the last time you saw the dentist? If you’re following doctor’s orders, then the answer to that question is a date in the last six months. The American Dental Association recommends that everyone have at least two dental checkups per year. However, if you’re one of the millions of Americans who simply cannot overcome their dental anxiety, then your last appointment may be a distant memory. In that case, consider sedation dentistry. With this safe and effective treatment, you can have the dental care you need so your smile is attractive and your mouth is healthy.

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Eat These Foods for Healthier Gums

October 14, 2017

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woman biting an appleGums are the unsung heroes of your smile. They keep your teeth in place, protect the underlying bone structure and fight bacteria every day. And while brushing and flossing are important, there’s more you can do simply by eating foods that support gum health. Read on to learn about the foods you should be eating for your gums.

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Dental Implants: Know What Your Dentist is Talking About

October 1, 2017

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diagram of dental implnat“It’s all Greek to me.” If you’re about to have a conversation with your dentist about dental implants, then that phrase should not be what comes to mind. Instead, you should know the dental jargon your dentist uses so that you understand exactly what happens during a dental implant procedure. Here’s a list of words you’ll need in order to carry on a knowledgeable conversation that provides information and will probably make you less apprehensive about the procedure.

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Is Flossing Still Recommended? Your Dentist in Fremont Comments

September 20, 2017

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Woman with dental floss.You might have heard a recent report released by the Associated Press that flossing is not reliable or helpful when it comes to your oral health. While many people may be excited to hear that they no longer have to waste time flossing, what does your dentist in Freemont have to say about this issue? First, sadly Associated Press did their own study, which may not have been completely accurate. Second, dentists across the nation have been outraged about the haphazard report that could negatively impact their patients’ oral health. Here is the truth about flossing.

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James F. Block, DDS James Block Dentistry offers restorative, cosmetic, general, and sedation dentistry to patients in Fremont, CA. (510) 793-0801 DentalBlock@yahoo.com