Common Myths: Cosmetic Dentistry in San Jose

Common Myths about San Jose Family Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is thought of as the dental procedures meant to improve the appearance of your teeth and your smile. But at Dr. Wesley Yemoto DDS in San Jose, our understanding goes a little deeper than that. We want to dispel a few common myths about cosmetic dentistry.

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

Many cosmetic dental procedures are not solely cosmetic. Dental implants, for example, prevent serious problems such as 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 important advantages for Campbell dental patients. They feel like natural teeth, they are stronger, and they are easier to clean than dental bridges. Tooth implants can also be used to anchor dentures or partial dentures.

Myth #3: Over-the-counter Products are as Effective as Professional Teeth Whitening

We offer our patients teeth whitening treatments that are generally more effective than what you’ll find at the grocery store. Toothpastes and whitening strips may remove surface stains, but they do not provide optimum results and can often lead to uneven coloring.

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: Metal Braces are the Only Way to Correct Crooked Teeth

Traditional braces are still though of as the best way to straighten teeth. But Invisalign clear braces can correct most misaligned bites, are not very noticeable when you’re wearing them, and can be removed for meals and brushing.

Dr. Wesley Yemoto DDS in San Jose provides a range of cosmetic dentistry procedures for his patients. We also provide general and restorative dentistry.

Contact Wesley P. Yemoto DDS:


Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4860 Cherry Ave Ste F
San Jose, California


Make Brushing Count! General Dentistry in San Jose

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Our patients at Wes Yemoto Esthetic Dentistry in San Jose schedule appointments for lots of reasons. They may need their six month checkup or a cavity filled; they may just need a cleaning. Most really want to know if they are brushing their teeth correctly. These are all functions of general dentistry.

Having patients come for treatment and leave with questions answered – from which toothpaste to use, to proper tools and techniques – is our business. At Wes Yemoto Esthetic Dentistry, we’re all about educating our patients.

1 Soft Bristle Toothbrush

Gentle brushing will obtain the best results. In fact, we recommend against hard or medium bristle toothbrushes, which can damage your gums. For best results, wet your soft bristle toothbrush to be sure the bristles are pliable before brushing.

2 Minutes of Brushing and Flossing

Split the mouth into fourths and spend a good 30 seconds in each quarter. Hit the chewing surfaces, the inside surfaces, the outside surfaces, and gently massage the gums. Be sure to pay attention to the far side of the back tooth that is never visible but can collect food and allow tooth decay to begin.

Take two minutes to floss after brushing in the evening to remove any remnants and to clean any build-up. You have approximately 32 teeth and 32 gaps to floss clean. Two minutes should do the trick, but adding an extra minute for good measure can’t hurt.

3 Times a Day

Brushing after every meal should be the goal. This is difficult for many who are not home for the midday meal. To achieve amazing dental hygiene, brushing is priority one.

There are as many toothpaste choices as there are teeth. Toothpaste acts as the vehicle that collects the debris, keeps the bristles pliable, fluoridates the mouth, freshens the breath, and a myriad of other side jobs. Even if you don’t use toothpaste after lunch, a quick brush can keep your teeth free of buildup.

At Wes Yemoto Esthetic Dentistry, we understand that nature has provided few of us with perfect teeth. When you schedule an appointment with Dr. Yemoto, you will be advised on ways to improve your smile.

We provide our patients with general and cosmetic dentistry, prepless veneers,  teeth whitening, and much more. If you’re in San Jose or the surrounding area, call today to schedule an appointment.

Contact Wesley P. Yemoto DDS:


Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4860 Cherry Ave Ste F
San Jose, California


Dental Veneers: 7 Fast Fixes For San Jose Smiles

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Hi! Welcome to the Wesley P. Yemoto DDS dental blog where we take the time to answer some of the questions dental patients in the San Jose area are curious about. Today we are focusing on fabulous veneers, which are used extensively in cosmetic dentistry.

Dental veneers (also called laminates) are custom made to permanently cover the front part of one or more teeth. Wafer-thin, super-strong veneers can correct a variety of problems including:

1. Chips
2. Cracks
3. Stains
4. Teeth that are misshapen
5. Teeth that are too short
6. Teeth that are misaligned
7. Gaps between teeth

When you get veneers, your dentist will first make a model of your teeth. Then, a dental technician uses the model to create the veneers. In some veneer procedures, a small amount of the enamel from the face of the tooth has to be removed so the veneers can be placed. In such cases, the procedure is irreversible.

If you are in the Campbell area and are looking for a family, general or cosmetic dentist, give Wesley P. Yemoto DDS a call. My name is Dr. Wes Yemoto and I have been practicing advanced dentistry in San Jose, California since 1980. The art and science of cosmetic dentistry is my passion.

Please call 669-255-2764 and a member of our experienced staff can answer any questions you have about veneers, teeth whitening, invisible braces, sedation dentistry, pediatric dentistry, general dental care, or smile makeovers.

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Contact Wesley P. Yemoto DDS: 669-255-2764

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4860 Cherry Ave Ste F
San Jose, California


Versatile Veneers For A Vivid Smile

Affordable Cosmetic Dentistry in San Jose Have you ever wished you could quickly attach perfectly shaped, dazzling white front surfaces to your teeth? Guess what? You can! With porcelain veneers, you can eliminate smile imperfections in just one visit to your distinctive San Jose cosmetic dental office.

The revolutionary porcelain veneer is one of the most versatile items in a cosmetic dentist’s toolbox. Veneers turn unattractive smiles into stunning smiles with minimal disruption to existing tooth structure. They are quicker and usually less pricey than complete crowns in San Jose but are made with the same durable, translucent porcelain.

It’s no that wonder that a very large percentage of people in the public eye have porcelain veneers. An actress can receive a perfect smile in the morning and appear on a talk show that evening. A supermodel can permanently remedy a discolored tooth quick and pose for photos right after leaving her dental office. A local television news anchor can have his teeth perfectly aligned in a couple hours and report California news that same day.

I am Wes Yemoto of Wesley P. Yemoto DDS in San Jose, California. I have performed hundreds of veneer placements – alone and in combination with crowns, inlays, onlays, and tooth implants for dramatic smile makeovers. Perhaps you should think about veneers as the best way to achieve your brilliant smile.

Let’s talk. My office can be reached at 669-255-2764


Contact Wesley P. Yemoto DDS:


Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4680 Cherry Ave Ste F
San Jose, California


It’s Not About Vanity

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Since 1980, Wes Yemoto Esthetic Dentistry has been providing confidence and dignity to our amazing San Jose and San Jose patients through cosmetic dentistry and porcelain veneers.

Many San Jose people seem to have it all together with bright eyes and great smiles. We want you to be on the same footing as your friends, colleagues and customers. Wanting to look your best and feel your best is not about VANITY, it’s about reality in the San Jose professional community. A stunning smile creates a favorable first impression and demonstrates polish and attention to detail. These are advantages for San Jose people in every field of work.

Popular ways to achieve such a worthy goal might be found in the services we offer at Wes Yemoto Esthetic Dentistry in San Jose. We offer sleep apnea/snoring, general dentistry, and teeth whitening as ways to improve your confidence and security. Don’t hesitate to ask us about teeth whitening, veneers, sedation, dental implants or any other questions that might be gnawing at you. We’ve got the answers and Doctor Wes Yemoto can set you up with a dental treatment plan that will make your jaw drop!

No matter your age, 35 to 50 – no matter your location from Los Gatos to Cupertino to Campbell – we invite you to see our experienced staff and take the step toward that impressive smile you deserve.

A phone call away at: 669-255-2764. Book a consultation today!


Contact Wes Yemoto Esthetic Dentistry:


Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4680 Cherry Ave Suite F
San Jose, California