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


Take 5: Straight Talk About Braces

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Having braces in San Jose uncovers unique concerns.

Hello, I’m Doctor Wes Yemoto at Wes Yemoto Esthetic Dentistry. I support healthy oral hygiene and regular, consistent check-ups. Hygiene for braces is a bit different.

Here are five critical concerns to keep in mind with braces:

1. Be Careful What You Eat

Sweets and extra food stuck in hard-to-notice spaces may lead to plaque and yellowing around the appliances in your mouth. Avoid sweets, juices, sodas, anything that will stain your teeth. Also, sticky things like gum and caramel can break the equipment in your mouth.

2. Consider a Mouthguard

Sports are the center of life for many San Jose families. We’re an active community. I love that. A quality mouthguard provides important protection for both your teeth and braces.

3. Take Time for Gum Health
Maintaining healthy gums requires deliberate brushing and flossing. In the past, two minutes of quality brushing was acceptable. Braces are trickier to clean. What’s another minute to make sure every nook and cranny is taken care of?

4. Check the Mirrors
Humans are exceptional at noticing flaws. Check your smile often in a mirror to keep your braces free of obvious food particles.

5. Smile with Confidence
At first, people will notice the change in your smile. But if you’re relaxed about your new braces, soon your friends will simply look past them without even noticing.

Thanks for visiting my blog today, hope it helps.

I’ve been treating patients in San Jose, Cupertino, Campbell and beyond since 1980. You name it – sedation dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, porcelain veneers – we do it.

I’ve got the expertise, experience, tools, and team you need to maintain a healthy smile. I deal daily with dental implants, general dentistry, teeth whitening, prepless veneers, and sleep apnea/snoring. The cost of a smile makeover, cosmetic dentistry, and celebrity-caliber teeth may be more affordable than you think.

Meet with me today and we can go over the possibilities and straightforward options to meet your needs. Can’t wait to see you!



Contact Wes Yemoto Esthetic Dentistry:


Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4680 Cherry Ave Suite F
San Jose, California