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 »

Shed Some Light on Dental Veneers

  How would you rank your oral health care? Just as importantly, how would you rank your oral health care in terms of the look of your smile? Although tooth restorations are often used to help restore damage and repair issues that may have occurred, it is also important to... Read more »

Improve the Care of Your Smile with Composite Dental Fillings

To keep your smile safe, always make sure you're receiving the proper oral health care treatments and procedures necessary to protect your smile against the risk of tooth decay and cavities. However, if cavities sneak past your oral health care treatments and manage to eat through your tooth enamel, they... Read more »

A Partial Denture Might Be Needed to Restore the Basic Function of Teeth Lost to Gum Disease

Chronic gum disease problems can lead to a loss of healthy bone structure in your mouth. Along with periodontal complications, this could weaken the roots of your teeth and potentially lead to multiple cases of tooth loss. In a situation like this, the oral care specialists at Tara Hills Dental... Read more »

Fix Chipped Teeth with Dental Bonding

If you’ve had a chipped tooth for some time and would like to fix it, we can help! Read today’s post and learn about tooth bonding and why it may be the perfect solution for you! Tooth bonding is the application of a composite resin that is painted onto the... Read more »

A Dental Bridge Might Be Able to Prevent Future Complications After Tooth Loss

Sometimes when a tooth is lost to a severe dental trauma or required extraction to prevent tooth decay from causing a periodontal infection, the resulting void can prove bothersome. Even if you learn to adapt to any changes in your speech, appearance and basic oral function, the void in your... Read more »

A Fluoride Treatment Can Lessen Your Chances of Suffering a New Cavity

Forgetting to brush your teeth every morning and night, or you are remiss to floss at least once each day, bacterial deposits can persist in your mouth. If this is allowed to continue on a chronic basis the presence of plaque acids and hardened tartar can increase your chances of... Read more »

Ancient Tongue Cleaning

Have you noticed the rise in the popularity of tongue scrapers? Well, believe it or not, tongue cleaning is far from a new trend. To help feed your craving for knowledge of all things dental, here are a few facts on the history of tongue cleaning. In traditional Indian medicine,... Read more »

Are You a Good Candidate for Implants?

If you are missing one or more teeth, you may feel self-conscious in social situations. Missing teeth can allow your other teeth to move in your mouth and begin to strike one another at improper angles. That can damage your teeth and wear away your tooth enamel. Plaque and bacteria... Read more »