Monday, 30 March 2015

Clear Dental Braces

Discreet Correction – So You Don’t Have to be Self-Conscious!

Technology is always changing in the field of dentistry, and the reality of braces has advanced as well. The traditional metal braces that wrapped around a tooth are now replaced with brackets that are bonded just to the front surface of the tooth. These brackets can be clear or tooth-colored, so they are less visible. Wires are much thinner and not as obvious as they gently move teeth to a new position.

There are also lingual braces, which are positioned on the back of teeth and are completely unnoticeable. These work well for adults who need a very professional look for their job or community commitments.


Lim and Yabu  
Geraldine Lim, DDS & Eric Yabu, DDS   
4174 Park Boulevard, Suite A  
Oakland, CA 94602  
(510) 530-7000  
OaklandLaserDentist.com

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Tooth Bonding

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about tooth bonding.



The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

Lim and Yabu  
Geraldine Lim, DDS & Eric Yabu, DDS   
4174 Park Boulevard, Suite A  
Oakland, CA 94602  
(510) 530-7000  
OaklandLaserDentist.com

Monday, 23 March 2015

Children's Orthodontic Care

Starting Early with a Full Range of Orthodontic Options

We follow the American Association of Orthodontists’ recommendation for children to have an orthodontic evaluation by age seven. Our doctors have expertise in craniofacial growth and development that let them identify any teeth and jaw problems when a child still has a mix of baby and adult teeth.

Early correction can prevent extractions of permanent teeth and save thousands of dollars for correction later in life. Our doctors focus on crowding, crossbites, and mismatched upper and lower jaws. These problems can be corrected in 6 - 18 months if treated before a child reaches teen years. Early treatment is referred to as interceptive orthodontics and will give your child a beautiful smile before they reach the age of high school plays, proms, and yearbook photos. 


Lim and Yabu  
Geraldine Lim, DDS & Eric Yabu, DDS   
4174 Park Boulevard, Suite A  
Oakland, CA 94602  
(510) 530-7000  
OaklandLaserDentist.com

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Great Ways to Improve Your Smile # 6

Implants
Dental implants are a popular and effective way to replace missing teeth. Surgically placed in the upper or lower jaw, they function as a sturdy anchor for replacement teeth. Made of titanium and other materials, implants are designed to hold restorations like crowns or bridges blend in with your other teeth, and are a long-term option for restoring your smile. 

The above article is from: MouthHealthy.org

Lim and Yabu  
Geraldine Lim, DDS & Eric Yabu, DDS   
4174 Park Boulevard, Suite A  
Oakland, CA 94602  
(510) 530-7000  
OaklandLaserDentist.com

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Great Ways to Improve Your Smile # 5

Braces
While orthodontic work that begins while a child is growing helps produce optimal results, that doesn’t mean that adults can’t have braces. Thanks to advances in orthodontic treatments, metal brackets are not your only option. Removable aligners, or invisible braces,î or clear plastic brackets can all be used to straighten crooked or crowded teeth.

The above article is from: MouthHealthy.org

Lim and Yabu  
Geraldine Lim, DDS & Eric Yabu, DDS   
4174 Park Boulevard, Suite A  
Oakland, CA 94602  
(510) 530-7000  
OaklandLaserDentist.com

Monday, 9 March 2015

White Dental Fillings

Natural-Looking, Strong Fillings
Amalgam fillings have been the standard used in dental practices for many years. The silver-mercury restoration has shortcomings, as metal does not bond well to teeth, eventually allowing decay to begin. The appearance of a dark metal in light teeth is not appealing and can be very noticeable when laughing or talking.

Today, we use modern materials of composite resin that can be made to match the shade of your teeth. It bonds tightly to your tooth and adds strength while diminishing the chance of decay setting in. 


Lim and Yabu  
Geraldine Lim, DDS & Eric Yabu, DDS   
4174 Park Boulevard, Suite A  
Oakland, CA 94602  
(510) 530-7000  
OaklandLaserDentist.com

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Great Ways to Improve Your Smile # 4

Bonding
Not happy with the way your teeth look? Bonding may be the answer. For some, it can help restore the natural look of your teeth. Bonding is a process where the dentist attaches or “bonds” materials directly to your tooth. Your natural tooth enamel and dentin are fused together with bonding materials such as porcelain and resins to create a strong structure that looks great.

The above article is from: MouthHealthy.org

Lim and Yabu  
Geraldine Lim, DDS & Eric Yabu, DDS   
4174 Park Boulevard, Suite A  
Oakland, CA 94602  
(510) 530-7000  
OaklandLaserDentist.com

Monday, 2 March 2015

Snap-On Smiles Dentist

Beautiful Smiles without Shots or Drilling
You look at magazines and see people with gorgeous smiles and wish your smile was just as attractive. You are hesitant to take on a permanent cosmetic makeover, but would like to have a great smile. We can offer you a solution for this dilemma with Snap-On Smile™. It is an appliance that requires no drilling, shots, or tooth preparation. It very easily fits over your teeth and can be worn or removed while eating. It can last for years but is a temporary solution that is very affordable. The patients who have tried Snap-On Smile have been very pleased with the results, and we know you will be too!

Lim and Yabu  
Geraldine Lim, DDS & Eric Yabu, DDS   
4174 Park Boulevard, Suite A  
Oakland, CA 94602  
(510) 530-7000  
OaklandLaserDentist.com