Blog Archive

Crowns and Bridges: Why You Should Consider Tooth Replacement Feb 1st, 2020

Did you know that about 120 million Americans are missing at least one of their teeth? Because of the high cost of dental care, especially for those who don’t have insurance, people are usually hesitant to replace their missing teeth, especially if they’re molars that are hidden.  Unfortunately, neglecting to...

Transform Your Smile in the New Year with Cosmetic Dentistry Jan 2nd, 2020

We all want to improve ourselves for the new year, and this includes adjusting our appearance to boost our self-confidence and how we present ourselves to others. This might mean fixing an issue with your teeth that prevents you from smiling the way you want to.  All areas of Contra...

Straight Teeth are Healthy Teeth: Why Alignment Matters Dec 1st, 2019

Your smile is an important part of the way you look. Having a healthy smile can give you more confidence, which can have a positive impact on many aspects of your life. But if you weren’t blessed with naturally straight teeth, you might think that it’s not a big deal....

Why You Should Never Ignore a Missing Tooth Nov 1st, 2019

There are many ways to lose a tooth. Maybe you took a blow to the jaw, bit down on a cherry pit, or suffered from a cavity that went too long untreated. In any case, you’ve lost a tooth (or had one extracted), and now you’re thinking it isn’t such...

Non-Cosmetic Reasons to Consider Veneers Oct 1st, 2019

Cosmetic dentistry can do a lot to improve your smile, and dental veneers are a popular choice when it comes to hiding flaws. But most people don’t realize that veneers also play a role in better dental health. Lovely Manlapaz Teodoro, DDS, at The Dental Center of Hercules helps her...

Do Wisdom Teeth Always Need to be Removed? Sep 1st, 2019

Not everyone has wisdom teeth — or third molars — but most people have at least one. These teeth grow in the very back of your mouth and are usually the last ones to come in, typically in the late teens or early 20s.  When your wisdom teeth emerge healthy...

Invisalign: Get a Hollywood Smile Without the Mouthful of Metal Aug 16th, 2019

Malocclusion, or tooth misalignment, is on the rise in the United States. In 1998, about 20% of the population had significant malocclusion, enough to need braces. Today, 50-70% of American children need orthodontic intervention before adulthood. Traditional metal braces have been used for decades, but they aren't the ideal solution....

Why Dental Implants are the Top Choice for Replacing Missing Teeth Jul 9th, 2019

Concern over your missing teeth is not about being vain, it’s about your oral and overall health. What many people don’t realize is that when you lose teeth, there are consequences to your anatomy. You may experience bone loss in your jaw, and your facial features may change.  Dr. Lovely...

Forget the Temps: Our Advanced CEREC® Technology Delivers Same-Day Crowns Jun 26th, 2019

Decayed or misshapen teeth can cause emotional distress, make it difficult to eat the foods you love, and prevent you from smiling or talking in front of others from fear of showing the imperfections in your mouth. If your smile could use some enhancing, both to preserve oral health and...