Dental Anxiety: Definition, Causes, Symptoms, Statistics, and Allievation

A study conducted by the Health Policy Institute and American Dental Association (ADA) reported that 22% of people that had not been to the dentist in the last 12 months stated that they avoided the dentist due to fear and nervousness. Dental anxiety manifests in a multitude of manners and... Read more »

What To Look For When Searching For a Dentist?

Whether you are moving to a new city or changing dentists for another reason, finding a new dentist is an important step in establishing your roots in an area. Primary factors in choosing a dentist office to become a regular client are the following; proximity to home, client reviews and... Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

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The Basic Causes of Sensitive Teeth

There are many reasons why you can’t enjoy your favorite coffee or ice cream anymore without experiencing sharp or sudden pains. Sensitive teeth can occur for any number of reasons but understanding the reason is the first step in finding the solution to the problem. Our dentist, Dr. Feriel El... Read more »

You Need to Brush Your Teeth Every Morning and Night

Consistent oral hygiene habits play an important role in preventing cavities and chronic problems with gum disease. An effective routine calls for brushing your teeth each morning and night as well as remembering to thoroughly floss between each of your teeth and along the gumline. The areas behind each of... Read more »

A Bone Graft Procedure Can Improve Your Oral Health

Do you know what a bone graft is? A bone graft is a procedure that can be used to strengthen your jaw and improve your oral health. If your jawbone is weak or unable to hold a dental implant, then you may need a bone graft may to restore the... Read more »

Dental Crowns Can Save Your Tooth

If you are looking to save a tooth, perhaps you can consider dental crowns. Dental crowns can provide a healthy smile and restore your oral health from a weak or damaged tooth. Furthermore, to help you understand all about dental crowns, our dentist, Dr. Feriel El Ghaoui with Tara Hills... Read more »

Remember That a Temporary Dental Crown is Temporary

The process of placing a dental crown to repair a tooth that is damaged, decayed or cosmetically flawed usually requires two separate visits to Tara Hills Dental, and this means you may need to wear a temporary dental crown. Keep in mind that because a temporary dental crown is, in... Read more »

Why Your Dentist Tells You to Floss

Do you understand why your dentist tells you to floss? Did you know there are different kinds of flossing tools? To help you know more about floss, our dentist, Dr. Feriel El Ghaoui with Tara Hills Dental in Pinole, California, is happy to share the differences the flossing options have... Read more »

Showing Love and Care for Your Dentures

Dentures give you back a good set of teeth after you lose all or most of your natural ones. Even so, dentures require a lot of care. To ensure you give them the best of care, try these suggestions. First of all, remember that dentures are not entirely sturdy. Dropping... Read more »