Dental X-rays – An Important Diagnostic Tool

“Why do I need x-rays ?” or ” I don’t think I need x-rays” are some of the very common remarks from patients. And as much as we understand and acknowledge the concern about safety from radiation exposure, there are definitive reasons x-rays are an integral part of a complete dental exam. The health and […]

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  • March 13th 2019

Root Canal : A Treatment That Can Save Your Tooth

A tooth that has severe decay or infection can be saved with a Root Canal Treatment. The ADA has enlisted the following guidelines to help understand what the root canal procedure involves and what to expect at your visit. What’s Involved in Root Canal Repair? The pulp is soft tissue inside your tooth that […]

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  • February 4th 2019

Sensitive Teeth – What to Watch Out For

Is the taste of ice cream or a sip of hot coffee sometimes a painful experience for you? Does brushing or flossing make you wince occasionally? If so, you may have sensitive teeth. Here are a few tips from the ADA that can help to understand why we get sensitive teeth and how they can […]

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  • February 1st 2019

The Halloween Candy Dilemma – Simple Tips for a Healthy and Safe Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner, which for most children means a bag of free candy and tons of sweets. No surprise there, but as a parent, Halloween can also present with a variety of health and safety challenges. At Ark Dental Care, we would love to help you plan for a healthy and safe Halloween […]

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  • October 29th 2018

Simple Steps for Sound Sleep

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 50-70 million Americans suffer from a sleep disorder. One of the most common sleep disorders is obstructive sleep apnea. It afflicts at least 25 million adults in the United States. Sleep apnea is a serious disease that can cause you to stop breathing up […]

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  • October 9th 2018

Sleep Apnea Treatment from Ark Dental Care Benefits Sleepless Snorers

Healthy teeth, healthy gums and also…healthy sleep! When it comes to oral health care, patients turn to their dentist for guidance, and many learn that a visit to the dentist can also help improve their sleep. At Ark Dental Care we practice dental sleep medicine, which is a growing segment of dentistry that focuses on […]

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  • October 5th 2018

Warning Signs You’re Losing Shut-eye to Sleep Apnea

Do you routinely catch yourself dozing off in the afternoon? Does your partner constantly complain about your snoring? Are you feeling like you just aren’t sleeping well at night, even though you can’t remember tossing or turning? If so, you may be suffering from a common but underdiagnosed problem known as obstructive sleep apnea.   What […]

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  • September 13th 2018

Gum Disease — Do you have it? What can you do about it?

Gum disease is an infection in the tissues that support and surround your teeth. Bacteria eat away the tooth structure, the bone that supports the teeth and the gum tissue that surrounds the teeth. It is the major cause of adult tooth loss. The bacteria starts as a sticky film, called plaque. This plaque is […]

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  • October 9th 2017

Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies can be a very disruptive occurrence. Quite in addition to the pain that is often involved with them, they can also put one at risk of serious infection if not handled quickly. An URGENT emergency would be one which is causing extreme pain or is bleeding and does not clot after a short […]

What to Do and What Not to Do When Cleaning Your Teeth

Dr. Khetani is a Santa Clara dentist that emphasizes the need for proper home oral care in addition to regular dental cleanings to keep your teeth and gums in good shape. Both are actually needed to keep gum disease at bay. Many people think that cleaning their teeth at home is a simple affair that […]