There are significant new developments in California dentistry: stronger, natural-looking materials; improved techniques; more effective diagnostic methods; and more precise instruments. Combine these with the experience and expertise of Doctor Wes Yemoto and you’re left with less of what used to make people dread going to the dentist.
Less Pain Improved painkillers, lasers, and unprecedented techniques take the pain out of dental procedures.
Less Inconvenience Laser dentistry, which employs powerful beams of light, has significantly reduced the time required to complete dental treatment.
Less Time Needed To Heal Laser dentistry lessens recovery times for procedures such as dental implants, root canals, smile redesigns, and other types of oral surgery.
Less Risk The overall success rate of many dental procedures, including dental implants, has increased.
Less Loss of Healthy Tooth Structure Dental procedures such as decay removal, inlays, porcelain veneers, and crown restoration can be performed with less loss of healthy tooth structure.
Wesley P. Yemoto DDS, a well-respected local practice is located 4680 Cherry Ave Ste F in San Jose. We are currently accepting new San Jose area patients to our state-of-the-art facility. We offer advanced general and cosmetic dental procedures. Ask us about dental implants, teeth whitening, sleep apnea/snoring and general dentistry. We look forward to meeting you. Call us today at 669-255-2764 to schedule an exam, cleaning or consultation.
Hello! I’m Wes Yemoto, DDS, of Wesley P. Yemoto DDS in San Jose. I have been practicing quality general and cosmetic dentistry since 1980. Today’s post focuses on malocclusion, or bad bite.
Malocclusion is the dental term for a problem in the way your top and bottom teeth come together. The ideal bite is when the upper teeth are slightly forward of the lower teeth. You have probably heard of “overbites” and “underbites” but the two arches can be misaligned in many other ways as well. Crowded teeth can also cause a bad bite, as well as the opposite situation – teeth that are too far apart.
If the misalignment is very slight, there are often no related issues. However, if the malocclusion is moderate to severe, the patient is at risk for many other health issues such as difficulty chewing and speaking, headaches, hearing problems, increased decay, jaw pain, and gum disease.
The domino effect of these problems can get pretty serious. For example, chewing difficulty can trigger ulcers and gum disease increases the risk of stroke and heart disease. Consider also how these problems can impact a patient’s emotional well-being and power to perform their job.
Putting health issues aside, these problems can get pretty pricey to treat.
There are several effective treatments for malocclusion, but first you need a diagnosis. If you suspect that you have a misaligned bite, I hope this post has given you some good reasons to communicate with Doctor Wes Yemoto. Call 669-255-2764 to schedule a consultation and exam.
Do you find that biting down hard is painful or awkward? There are ways to find the source of the trouble and there are ways to make it right.
Let Wes Yemoto Esthetic Dentistry in San Jose, California help you with that everyday chewing luxury most of us take for granted. Let us get you back to chewing pleasurably every meal of the day.
As we examine your mouth and survey the damage, we will remain gentle and forthright. We can guarantee an extraordinary view of our ceiling. And if you haven’t already, come check out our caring staff. Call now while you’re thinking about it: 669-255-2764
Wes Yemoto DDS remains the dental provider in San Jose most worthy of your trust. We, of course, offer cosmetic dentistry. When we schedule you for cosmetic dentistry, you can be secure and confident that we’ve got it handled. We also encourage our San Jose friends to consider sedation dentistry as an option with us.
When it comes to dental restoration, improving your smile, instilling confidence, offering gentle care, and generally providing affordable cosmetic dentistry throughout the 95118 area, Wes Yemoto Esthetic Dentistry is going to drill this home every time- Distinguished Dentistry in San Jose
Maintaining healthy teeth is an important concern for our local San Jose dental patients. As your Doctor, I’m committed to helping you care for your teeth and keep them healthy. Everyone knows that maintaining healthy teeth requires thorough daily brushing and flossing. Regular visits to your local San Jose dental practice is also necessary for preventing cavities and maintaining proper dental hygiene.
We typically forget that maintaining a healthy diet can also be beneficial to your teeth. A diet that includes foods that help your muscles and bones will also help you develop healthy gums and healthy teeth. Examples of local San Jose foods to include in your diet include foods rich in vitamin B such as breads and cereals. Foods rich in vitamin C, usually fruits and vegetables, help improve the health of your gums. Zinc and magnesium are also good for the health of your teeth and are found in foods like lean beef, fish, and poultry.
Saliva is essential to healthy teeth because it aids in maintaining the pH balance in your mouth. Foods high in fiber also encourage saliva production as does the chewing of sugar-free gum. Gum, however, can damage unhealthy teeth or pull out dental fillings, so always use caution when deciding whether to chew gum.
Just as certain diet choices in the San Jose area can be beneficial to the health of your teeth, others can be dangerous. Foods and drinks that are high in sugars – especially soda and energy drinks – are more likely to form the acids that attack your teeth and result in decay. And while table sugar is often associated with the formation of cavities, other sugars such as glucose, fructose, and maltose are also causes, and are often found in juices and sodas. Limiting the consumption of sugars to mealtimes lessens the amount of time your healthy teeth are exposed.
Making good diet choices and limiting between meal sugar consumption can improve the health of your teeth and gums. If you would like to learn how to better care for your healthy teeth in the San Jose area, contact Wes Yemoto Esthetic Dentistry at 669-255-2764. We would love to hear from you.
San Jose men and women with missing teeth know that chewing can be difficult and painful. If you are looking at the cost of dental implants in San Jose and feel uncertain whether this is the step you ought to take, come see Wes Yemoto DDS at Wes Yemoto Esthetic Dentistry to learn all about tooth implants. Dental implants are usually the best permanent tooth replacement for San Jose people whose missing teeth make it hard to chew and eat.
Improving a smile beyond just the functional needs can also be explored during an informative consultation with Wes Yemoto. Doctor Wes Yemoto of Wes Yemoto Esthetic Dentistry in San Jose offers the Los Gatos, Cupertino, and Campbell areas straightforward advice about restoring your smile while still keeping it comfortable in the pocket book. Come explore the possibilities, including the cost of a smile makeover. Call to set up a personal consultation today: 669-255-2764
With experience in general dentistry, sleep apnea/snoring, prepless veneers, and even dental implants, Wes Yemoto Esthetic Dentistry serves their new San Jose, and Campbell patients by answering all of their questions without a hard sell approach. The choice has always been with the patient.
If you have missing teeth, come see our experienced team and let them improve your eating experience. (Haven’t you waited long enough?)
Patients often come into our San Jose, California dental practice and complain about ‘a toothache the size of San Jose’. I understand this kind of pain, and realize that when you describe it like that, it really hurts. I can help.
Toothache pain for anyone in San Jose can be unbearable. At the very least, toothache pain can cause you to avoid eating certain foods. Severe toothache pain can be downright debilitating, forcing patients to go to extreme measures to alleviate the pain.
Around San Jose, the most common causes of a toothache include tooth infection, decay, injury, or loss of a tooth. This could mean you need a root canal. Tooth pain can also occur after a tooth has been extracted or following oral surgery.
I can help you better understand the source of your toothache, and in most cases can provide a nearly immediate remedy. In severe cases, I am equipped to council you on possible resolutions.
Of course, the best way to avoid toothache pain is to visit your San Jose dentist often, and to care properly for your teeth including a regular regimen of brushing and flossing. If you are experiencing toothache pain, and just can’t stand it any more, please give me a call; I am standing by to help.
1. Take your time. It’s understandable. You want to get it over with and go to bed. Proper teeth cleaning takes time and careful attention. Time yourself the next time you brush – you might be surprised at how promptly you finish. The process should take at least take two to three minutes. It can also be helpful to take a different route around your mouth every few days. By changing your process, you approach areas from a different, and possibly, better angle.
2. Don’t forget to floss. No matter how agile you can be with your brush, it’s challenging to expel the plaque from all those narrow gaps between your teeth. That is where bacteria can easily propagate and start the decay process.
3. Use the right toothbrush. It is ironic that some people impair their enamel or gums because they brush too forcibly with a stiff brush. Doctor Yemoto advises patients to only use a soft brush. If you’ve had gum grafts, you may want to use an extra soft brush.
4. Don’t keep your tooth brush near the toilet. This is horrible to think about, but each time the toilet is flushed, bacteria is sent far into the air – even if you close the lid. Keep your toothbrush in a clean place and let it to air dry.
5. Use fluoride toothpaste. This may seem like a no-brainer but you may be surprised that some oral care products don’t contain fluoride. And you may think it’s only for youth. Not true. Your enamel is consistently under assault from acidic foods and drinks and fluoride helps it remineralize.
1. If you have kids and your municipal water supply does not have the recommended level of fluoride, talk to your pediatrician about fluoride supplements. Fluoride strengthens both the teeth you can see and the ones still forming in the jaw. 2. Set a timer when you brush to make sure you spend at least two minutes thoroughly (but gently!) cleaning all surfaces. Don’t forget your tongue – it provides a cozy home for bacteria to flourish. 3. Floss before you brush so that tooth bristles can better reach between teeth. 4. If you can’t brush after a meal, chew some sugarless gum with xylitol. Xylitol may curb the growth of bacteria on your teeth to reduce plaque formation. 5. Eat carbohydrates with meals instead of alone as snacks. More saliva is generated while eating a meal and this can lessen the effects of carbs sitting on your teeth. 6. An oral fluoride rinse used right before bedtime adds an extra measure of decay deterrence. Fluoride rinses (not traditional mouthwash) work best when swished over teeth for at least thirty seconds after flossing and brushing. After spitting it out, don’t rinse with water. Let the residue protect and strengthen your enamel all night long. This is especially important for kids – just make sure they don’t swallow it. 7. If you have diabetes, it is important to understand that unhealthy blood sugar levels can increase your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Your dentist can help you maintain oral health in spite of your condition. If you have already experienced dental complications related to diabetes, schedule a consultation with Wes Yemoto by calling 669-255-2764. 8. Beware of the dental risks of chronic dry mouth (xerostomia). Continual saliva production is essential for keeping the mouth lubricated, washing the food from tooth surfaces, and neutralizing the acid caused by plaque. Decongestants, blood pressure medications, antidepressants, and painkillers are some of the medications that can cause dry mouth. Wes Yemoto can help you protect your teeth if you live with this unpleasant condition. 9. Wearing a mouthguard when you participate in sports can prevent tooth injury. Many San Jose dentists offer custom mouthguards that fit perfectly. 10. If you are looking for an excellent dentist in the San Jose area, we invite you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Wes Yemoto at Wes Yemoto Esthetic Dentistry. At Wes Yemoto Esthetic Dentistry, we provide gentle, quality care for children and adults. Talk to us about preventative, restorative, cosmetic, or children’s dentistry. We look forward to serving you.
Proper nutrition can benefit you in a number of ways; increased energy, improved immunity, glowing skin, mental clarity, and a lower risk of heart disease and stroke. How often, however, do you examine how your diet influences your oral health?
Your diet can influence your risk of cavities, enamel health, and gum condition. Healthy foods provide an environment that can prevent inflammation and infection. Vegetables, fruits, legumes, and nuts are the ideal choices for oral health. Calcium-fortified beverages, milk and other dairy products provide vitamins, minerals, and calcium that aids in keeping teeth, bones, and gums healthy. Eating crispy fruits and vegetables, such as apples and celery, will help clean your teeth and gums.
A healthy diet contains all the vital vitamins and minerals, and the most important mineral for teeth is fluoride – especially for youth. Between the ages of 6 months and 16 years old, both the primary and the permanent teeth come in, therefore adequate fluoride is critical.
Don’t forget, however, that too much fluoride is harmful. Dr. Wes Yemoto can guide you on the exact dosage of fluoride for your child, taking into account whether your municipal water is fluoridated.
Even though adults’ teeth have already formed, fluoride assists in remineralizing weakened enamel to a degree. This effective mineral is applied to teeth during extensive dental cleanings at Wes Yemoto Esthetic Dentistry and daily with fluoride toothpaste.
Bacteria that causes enamel-destroying plaque love a steady diet of sugar – from soda, candy, and even fruit juices. When enamel wears away, the teeth become vulnerable to decay, cracks, and discoloration.
Sugary foods that are especially harmful are those that get trapped in the spaces between teeth and the tiny pits and cracks in the molars. Candies that are chewy or hard can lodge in these spaces and allow for the bad sugar to have direct contact with enamel until brushing occurs. Sticky candy can also damage braces and retainers. More than one retainer has fallen prey to sticky caramel or hard taffy.
Be sure to brush after each meal and before bed. Moreover, remember to floss or use a water irrigating method to dislodge food particles trapped in spaces. By eating well, brushing properly, flossing regularly, and avoiding foods that stick to your teeth, you can have a beautiful smile for life. (And, hopefully, the physical vitality to complement that pleasing smile and the energy to enjoy both.)
I’m Dr. Wes Yemoto, and I have a full-service dental practice in San Jose. Helping my dental patients stay healthy is important to me, and so is helping them achieve the smile they want through innovation cosmetic dentistry services such as veneers, teeth whitening and cosmetic dental smile makeovers.
Wes Yemoto Esthetic Dentistry in San Jose has been serving the San Jose area including Los Gatos, Cupertino, and Campbell, since 1980. Please contact us at 669-255-2764 if you are looking for quality dental care from a local San Jose dentist with the experience, expertise and personalized attention you deserve.