At Floor Dental Group in Cupertino CA, the dental health of our patients is our number one priority each and every day. We hope that goes without saying! How do you measure dental success? A check-up with no cavities? A perfect smile? A crown that looks as natural as the surrounding teeth?

It could mean all those things and many more.

What are your goals for your smile? What is the current state of your oral health? At Floor Dental Group in Cupertino CA, our goal is complete patient satisfaction. We’ve improved the dental health of people in Saratoga, Campbell, and Sunnyvale, who come to our practice for 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

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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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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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Floor Dental Group in Cupertino CA is staffed by committed health care professionals who want the best possible dental health for every one of our patients. With daily home care and regular checkups in our office, your teeth can last a lifetime.

As you may know, the link between dental health and overall health is well-established. That means good dental health has benefits that last.

Regular Checkups

Twice-yearly dental appointments allow us to keep track of the overall health of your teeth and gums. We’ll also do regular screenings for oral cancer.

We promote preventative dental care and education, and view them as the keys to good dental health. That is why we encourage all our patients to see us for a cleaning and checkup every six months.

At Floor Dental Group in Cupertino CA, our entire staff wants each one of our patients to have a positive experience in our office. Patients from Saratoga, Campbell, and Sunnyvale come to us for 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

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You’ve been doing it since you were five. You switch to autopilot morning and night and get it done. But Floor Dental Group in Cupertino CA has a question: are you doing it right?

We ask this in all seriousness. There is always room for improvement, even in something as basic as brushing your teeth.

Essential Dental Health

Brushing, after all, is an important part of any daily dental health routine. We recommend brushing your teeth twice a day, and with a soft-bristled toothbrush. We strongly recommend flossing, too. Before or after you brush? The jury remains out on that one. We think before is better, but the most important thing is that you do it.

Be sure to get all over your teeth: the front and the sides, inside and out, and the tops. When you do the sides, be sure you brush along the gum-line. Use a gentle touch, and hold the brush at a 45-degree angle. As you do the front and side surfaces, move the brush in gentle, circular strokes.

Brushing

Use a pea-sized blob of fluoridated toothpaste – be sure to use enough! Also ensure that the head of the toothbrush isn’t too big, especially if you have a smaller mouth. It needs to fit easily between your cheeks and gums. The handle is less important, but make sure it feels comfortable in your hand. Replace your toothbrush every three months, if not more often.

Tooth Massage

Plaque is soft and loose, so you don’t have to scrub very hard to remove it. Think of it not so much as brushing, but massaging your teeth and gums. With that in mind you should you be able to keep a light touch.

Finally, brush for at least two minutes. If you’re running late, and are tempted to cut it short, resist. If it helps, use a stopwatch. You’ve probably got one on your smart phone.

At Floor Dental Group in Cupertino CA we want the best possible dental health for all of our patients. People come from Saratoga, Campbell, and Sunnyvale for complete general and restorative 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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Cupertino sedation dentistry

For the best possible dental health, you should see us at Floor Dental Group in Cupertino CA twice a year for a cleaning and exam. It’s our chance to make sure you’re brushing and flossing properly, and your chance to discuss any dental health concerns you may have.

During the checkup we 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.

Remember: if the eyes are the window to the soul, then your mouth is a window into your general health. Poor dental health has been linked to various diseases and conditions, such as heart disease, premature birth and low birth weight, and diabetes.

At Floor Dental Group in Cupertino CA, the dental health of each patient is our primary focus every single day. 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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oral cancer signs Cupertino

This message from Floor Dental Group in Cupertino CA focuses on a very serious issue: oral cancer. Oral cancer claims tens of thousands of lives each year, which is why we offer oral cancer screenings at each checkup. Early detection can make all the difference!

At home, you can pay attention for any of the following:

If you notice anything unusual, be sure to tell us or your doctor. We perform basic screenings. If we notice anything suspicious, there is no immediate cause for alarm. We won’t know right away if we’re looking at is cancerous, but will probably refer you for additional testing.

Early detection through an oral cancer screening at Floor Dental Group in Cupertino CA can make all the difference, and only takes a few minutes. People from Saratoga, Campbell, and Sunnyvale also come to our practice for complete general 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 can’t do enough to stress the importance of dental health. It’s more than having healthy teeth and gums: the link between dental health and overall health is by now well-established.

This means that brushing and flossing your teeth each and every day, without fail, is essential to your overall well-being. Brushing twice a day is better, and after every meal is best of all.

There are lots of different types of toothbrushes out there. Choosing one is largely a matter of personal preference: something that fits easily into your mouth and feels good in your hand are important considerations. Manual or electric? Both do a good job, though people with agility issues like arthritis may do better with an electric brush.

Whatever style you choose, we strongly recommend a toothbrush with soft bristles. They are the easiest on your teeth and gums and still do an excellent job of removing plaque and food debris from the surfaces of your teeth.

Alternatives

But nothing is ever easy any more, is it? More and more people are choosing alternatives to traditional plastic brushes. According to one source, more than one billion plastic toothbrushes end up in landfills every year in North America alone! It takes hundreds of years for these plastics to decompose.

Because of this, non-plastic toothbrushes are becoming more popular. Manufacturers make them out of sustainable materials like bamboo, wood, recycled paper, and recycled plastics. Some companies even have programs to recycle their used toothbrushes.

At the end of the day, the choice of toothbrush is yours. At Floor Dental Group in Cupertino CA we think brushing is the important thing, along with regular checkups. 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

To have the best dental health, it helps if you develop a plan: a plan you stick to no matter what. Part of that plan should be regular checkups at Floor Dental Group in Cupertino CA, but there’s more to it than that.

Here are some things you can consider for your dental plan.

So, what’s your plan? At Floor Dental Group in Cupertino CA, we can help you design one that fits your need and schedule. People all over Saratoga, Campbell, and Sunnyvale come to our practice 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