At Floor Dental Group in Cupertino CA, one of the dental issues we see most often is that of chipped teeth. In most cases treating them is a straightforward procedure. And half the time, they’re a reminder to always wear a mouthguard when playing sports.

It can be frightening to have a piece of a tooth break off. The way it’s treated depends on how severe it is. If it only involves a small piece of enamel then a simple filling is usually enough, and in just one office visit you’re good to go.

For larger chips we’ll probably use a procedure called bonding, especially if it’s a front tooth. In most instances bonding is a fairly simple procedure. The chipped area is prepared with a liquid or gel that roughens it so the bonding material adheres better. Then the bonding material, which is a resin that we can match to the color of the tooth, is applied and shaped like a natural tooth. Once that’s done we’ll harden it with an ultraviolet light.

Even larger chips may be treated with a dental crown. A crown covers the entire visible portion of the tooth to strengthen and protect it.

At Floor Dental Group in Cupertino CA we have treated countless chipped teeth with cosmetic dental bonding. People from Saratoga, Campbell, and Sunnyvale also come to us for complete cosmetic dentistry. Contact us today!

Contact Floor Dental Group

408-255-4500

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

10055 N Portal Ave # 100
Cupertino, CA
95014

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Most people know that flossing is an important part of oral health. As we like to remind our patients at Floor Dental Group in Cupertino CA, its value has been proven time and time again. Flossing is your chance to remove the food debris that a toothbrush can’t reach.

Which Kind Is Best?

When it comes to what dental floss to use, there is a lot to choose from. Flavored or unflavored? Waxed or unwaxed? Wide or thin? No single type of floss is right for everyone. You might even benefit from having more than one kind in your medicine chest. With a little trial and error, you can narrow down your choices to find what works best for you.

A study showed there really isn’t much difference in the effectiveness of the different types of dental floss. Here are some things to consider:

One word of caution: we recommend traditional string floss that you can pull out in a long strand, as opposed to a flossing pick. Those little picks are handy, but not as effective as string floss. They’re okay when you’re on the go, but be sure to use regular floss as part of your dental hygiene routine before bedtime. Whatever your preference may be, the important thing is to floss at least once each day.

At Floor Dental Group in Cupertino CA we like to see you for a checkup every six months. People from Saratoga, Campbell, and Sunnyvale come to us for general and restorative dentistry. Contact us today!

Contact Floor Dental Group

408-255-4500

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

10055 N Portal Ave # 100
Cupertino, CA
95014

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Most people brush their teeth every day- at least we hope so! However, there are many who brush incorrectly, not realizing it may be contributing to oral problems. Here are some smart brushing tips from Floor Dental Group in Cupertino CA:

One of the most important things to remember is to use a gentle touch when you brush. Brushing too aggressively can actually damage your gums, especially if you’re using a hard-bristle toothbrush.

Other important things to remember:

At Floor Dental Group in Cupertino CA, we want the best possible dental health for all of our patients. Patients from Saratoga, Campbell, and Sunnyvale come to our office for general and restorative dentistry. Contact us today.

Contact Floor Dental Group

408-255-4500

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

10055 N Portal Ave # 100
Cupertino, CA
95014

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What makes up a perfect smile? White teeth? Straight teeth? Teeth with pleasing proportions relative to one another? A stunning smile may be more than the sum of its parts; it can reveal your unique personality. We can help you get that perfect smile with cosmetic dentistry from Floor Dental Group in Cupertino CA.

Cosmetic dentistry are procedures that address the various parts of a smile: the structure of the teeth, their whiteness, and their alignment. Here are some of the things we can do to improve yours:

With cosmetic dentistry from Floor Dental Group in Cupertino CA, you’ll get a revitalized smile that looks great and helps express the real you. We’ve improved the smiles of people from Saratoga, Campbell, and Sunnyvale, who also come to us for complete general dentistry. Contact us today!

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408-255-4500

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

10055 N Portal Ave # 100
Cupertino, CA
95014

At Floor Dental Group in Cupertino CA, we improve smiles with cosmetic dentistry every day. From the questions that some patients ask, though, it seems there are some myths about what cosmetic dentistry can and cannot do. So we’re using this blog post to clear up a few of them.

Myth #1: Cosmetic Dentistry is Never Necessary for a Healthy Smile

Many “cosmetic” dental procedures are not solely cosmetic. Procedures such as tooth replacement prevent potential issues like tooth movement, bone loss, and difficulty chewing and speaking.

Myth #2: A Dental Bridge is the Only Way to Replace a Missing Tooth

Dental bridges have been used for many years with success. However, dental implants are often a better choice for replacing one or more missing teeth. Dental implants have many advantages. They feel like natural teeth, they are stronger, and they are easier to clean than dental bridges. Implants can also be used to anchor dentures or partial dentures.

Myth #3: At-Home Teeth Whitening is as Effective as Professional Whitening

Commercially purchased whitening systems cannot compare to professional-strength teeth whitening treatments. They may remove surface stains, but do not provide the best results.

Myth #4: Dental Bonding is the Best Way to Fix a Chipped Tooth

Dental bonding can restore the shape of a tooth, but may not be the best long-term solution. If you have a damaged tooth, you may be a good candidate for porcelain veneers.

Myth #5: Braces are the Only Way to Correct Crooked Teeth

Invisalign® clear braces can transform a smile, even in adults. However, if your teeth are only slightly crooked, porcelain veneers can reshape your teeth and help you get a beautiful smile.

At Floor Dental Group in Cupertino CA, we want the best possible smiles for all of our patients, who come to us from Saratoga, Campbell, and Sunnyvale. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Contact us today!

Contact Floor Dental Group

408-255-4500

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

10055 N Portal Ave # 100
Cupertino, CA
95014

Americans spend millions of dollars every year on teeth whitening products. Everyone, it seems, would like to have whiter teeth, and it’s easy to see why: a healthy, white smile is pleasing to see on others, and an asset in social and professional settings. At Floor Dental Group in Cupertino CA, we can help you get the smile of your dreams.

Have you been down the oral care aisle at the store lately? There is so much to choose from. There are toothpastes and whitening strips and mouth rinses, and gels that you wear overnight. What these products have in common is a bleaching agent that works on the surface stains of your teeth. To be fair, some do a pretty good job whitening teeth. But who wants to settle for “pretty good”?

Toothpaste

Whitening toothpastes can remove minor stains, but don’t do much to change the overall color of your teeth. The whitening agents in them are not potent enough.

Whitening Strips

Whitening strips have a couple of drawbacks. Here too, the whitening agent it is not very potent. They also do not whiten between teeth because the strips only touch the front surface.

Teeth Whitening Gels

Whitening gels are painted onto teeth with a small brush. One problem with whitening gels is that they only stick to dry teeth. If any saliva gets on the teeth during treatment, the gel is more likely to slide off.

Professional-grade teeth whitening at Floor Dental Group in Cupertino CA can whiten teeth by several shades in a single office visit. It is the safest, most convenient way to achieve a fabulous white smile. People from Saratoga, Campbell, and Sunnyvale also come to our practice for additional cosmetic dentistry services. Contact us today!

Contact Floor Dental Group

408-255-4500

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

10055 N Portal Ave # 100
Cupertino, CA
95014

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Do you have a missing tooth that is detracting from your otherwise pleasant smile? At Floor Dental Group in Cupertino CA we can fill the gap with a dental bridge, and help you get back your sensational smile!

A dental bridge could be the perfect answer for your missing tooth. It not only restores your smile: it can help you chew and speak properly!

Implant-supported bridges are strong enough to replace a missing molar. In order to get one, you need to have natural teeth on each side of the gap left by the missing tooth. These teeth are prepared by removing their enamel so there is enough room for the crowns that are cemented on top of them. These two crowns support the artificial tooth.

We also offer traditional dental bridges, for patients who wants a less invasive, less involved process. These add structural integrity to your smile and easily replace missing teeth, without the need for the surgical process associated with their implant-supported counterparts. They are also more affordable!

A dental bridge is just one of the tooth replacement options available at Floor Dental Group in Cupertino CA. People from Saratoga, Campbell, and Sunnyvale also come to our practice for other restorative dentistry options. Contact us today!

Contact Floor Dental Group

408-255-4500

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

10055 N Portal Ave # 100
Cupertino, CA
95014

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Are yellowing teeth getting you down? If so, you are not alone! Everyone, it seems, would like to have whiter teeth and a better smile. Teeth whitening at Floor Dental Group in Cupertino CA may be just what what you need.

Of course, there are plenty of over-the-counter products you might want to try. Any grocery store will have plenty of options in the dental care aisle: every major brand of toothpaste, it seems, offers a whitening version.

Whitening toothpastes work by adding chemical agents that can gently polish and whiten teeth. They do a fairly good job, and the abrasives in them are no harder on tooth enamel than ordinary toothpastes. However, these products can only remove stains that are on the surface. This generally results in whitening by roughly one shade.

Professional whitening, on the other hand, can whiten your teeth up to eight shades. We have two options:  Zoom!® in-office teeth whitening, and a set of take-home trays. Both are safe and effective. The in-office version can whiten your smile in just one visit!

Professional teeth whitening at Floor Dental Group in Cupertino CA is just one of our cosmetic dentistry options. People throughout Saratoga, Campbell, and Sunnyvale trust us with their smiles. Contact us today!

Contact Floor Dental Group

408-255-4500

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

10055 N Portal Ave # 100
Cupertino, CA
95014

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Cavities can be filled, but it is better to prevent them in the first place. If your dentist seems to conjure up cavities at every visit, then it’s up to you to break the cycle. At Floor Dental Group in Cupertino CA, we are here to help you do that!

How can you lift the cavity curse? Call our office to schedule a checkup! Along with daily brushing and flossing, regular cleanings and checkups are the best way to ensure you have good dental health. That means clean teeth with no cavities, and pink healthy gums.

A cleaning removes any built-up plaque. Plaque is that sticky, filmy stuff that forms on teeth. It is the main cause of tooth decay and gum disease.

After the cleaning, it’s time for the checkup itself. We’ll look for any new cavities that may have appeared since your last visit. We might take X-rays, although this is not done at every visit. We’ll examine your gums, too, for any signs of gum disease.

Finally, we’ll look at your tongue, throat, face and and head, and your neck. We’re checking for swelling or redness, or any signs of cancer.

Dentists never conjure up cavities, but we take care of any that might be there. The reason for this misconception is simple: our advanced dental technology makes us able to identify and analyze minuscule cavities that you may not be able to see with your naked eye. So, when you show up to the cleaning, it seems they have only just appeared. In truth, you are right on time to fill them and avoid more uncomfortable procedures like a root canal!

At Floor Dental Group in Cupertino CA, prevention is always the best medicine. People from Saratoga, Campbell, and Sunnyvale come to us for general and restorative dentistry. Contact us today!

Contact Floor Dental Group

408-255-4500

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

10055 N Portal Ave # 100
Cupertino, CA
95014

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At Floor Dental Group in Cupertino CA, we deliver dental miracles every day. Regardless of the number of teeth affected, we use cosmetic dentistry to re-design smiles and correct problems.

In order to achieve an attractive, yet natural looking result, we do more than recommend specific procedures. We consider the shape, alignment, color and condition of your teeth. The shape and coloring of your face is also taken into account. So are you age, health condition and lifestyle.

In other words, there is no one-size-fits-all treatment plan. Even one procedure, such as teeth whitening, can make a big difference in how you see yourself, and how the world sees you.

Your teeth take a lot of wear and tear over the years. But cosmetic dentistry from Floor Dental Group in Cupertino CA can restore your smile. Patients from Saratoga, Campbell, and Sunnyvale also come to us for general and restorative dentistry. Contact us today!

Contact Floor Dental Group

408-255-4500

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

10055 N Portal Ave # 100
Cupertino, CA
95014

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