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Professional Dental Cleaning: The First Step to Healthy Teeth and Gums Sep 9th, 2020

Are you among the 100 million Americans who skipped a dental cleaning this year? Dental cleanings can be easy to push to the bottom of your schedule — especially during all that’s going on due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.  But at Avalon Dental in San Ramon, California, Dr. Cliff...

How Dental Crowns Preserve Your Teeth Aug 5th, 2020

Did you know that more than half of American adults have lost at least one tooth? And many have lost even more. Fortunately, dental crowns offer a way to preserve your teeth and maintain your oral health.  According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, over 15 million people in...

Is Invisalign Right For Your Child? Jul 12th, 2020

Over 8 million people have selected Invisalign® to straighten their teeth, but is this advantage in orthodontic technology the best straightening option for your child? Dr. Cliff Broschinsky and our experienced care team at Avalon Dental can help you decide. Teeth with spacing issues and crooked teeth can lead to...

How to Handle the Most Common Dental Emergencies En Route to Our Office Jun 10th, 2020

When you realize you’ve got a dental emergency, it’s only natural to feel worried or afraid. It can be hard to see inside your mouth to determine what’s really going on. Dental emergencies are accompanied by pain, discomfort, or bleeding, making a bad situation even worse.  At Avalon Dental, we...

How To Prevent Bad Breath May 5th, 2020

Do you find yourself using sprays, mints, gum, or mouthwash to cover up your bad breath? If so, we have good news! By taking the time to understand what’s causing your bad breath, you can take steps to prevent it.  At Avalon Dental, we help our patients in San Ramon,...

How to Extend the Results of Teeth Whitening Mar 16th, 2020

More and more people get their teeth whitened every year. In fact, teeth whitening has become a standard service at many dental practices, and growth in the industry is expected to increase by 4% from 2017-2021. Most of this growth is thanks to patients who are deciding to have their...

5 Common Mistakes Parents Make With Their Kids' Oral Health Feb 6th, 2020

February is known for Valentine’s Day, chocolate, and candy. That means there’s no better time to think about your child’s oral health! In fact, the American Dental Association has named February National Children’s Dental Health Month to help promote better dental care for kids. At Avalon Dental in San Ramon,...

Preventive Dental Care Can Go a Long Way toward Safeguarding Your Teeth and Gums Dec 31st, 2019

Preventative dentistry focuses on keeping your teeth and gums healthy, as well as catching and dealing with problems before they can develop into something potentially serious. In addition to taking good care of your oral health on a day-to-day basis at home, Cliff Broschinsky, DDS and our care team at...

Can a Cracked Tooth Be Saved? Dec 11th, 2019

Whether you developed a cracked tooth from biting on something hard or from years of grinding your teeth, saving your tooth may depend on the type of crack you have and how long you wait to get care. The goal of Dr. Cliff Broschinsky and his team at Avalon Dental...

Dental Implants: Your Optimum Replacement for Missing Teeth Nov 14th, 2019

Face it: When you think about missing teeth, the image of the nice old man with the sunken face in the grocery store line pops into your head. But the reality is that missing teeth are a fact of life for the old and young alike.  Accidents, gum disease, and...

Dental Implants are The Gold Standard for Replacing Missing Teeth Nov 1st, 2019

Face it: When you think about missing teeth, the image of the nice old man with the sunken face in the grocery store line pops into your head. But the reality is that missing teeth are a fact of life for the old and young alike.  Accidents, gum disease, and...

Getting Used to Dentures: Everything You Need To Know Sep 17th, 2019

Your teeth are designed to provide a lifetime of service, but disease and decay may have other plans. In fact, 178 million people in the United States are missing at least one tooth, and an incredible 40 million are missing all of their teeth.  The problem only gets worse with...

Gum Disease Can Negatively Affect Your Overall Health Sep 1st, 2019

Gum disease can be a serious threat to your dental health and your smile; however, there are many overall health risks that can accompany gum disease. Treating gum disease in its early stages is extremely important to prevent more serious threats to your health. Dr. Cliff Broschinsky and our team...

Straight Teeth Are Healthy Teeth: Why Alignment Matters Aug 1st, 2019

Dr. Cliff Broschinsky and his expert staff at Avalon Dental specialize in providing fabulous smiles their patients are happy to show off. They’re also highly invested in keeping your smile healthy. Straight teeth can deliver the extra edge you need for maintaining excellent oral health and that beautiful smile you...

Everything You Need to Know About Laser Dentistry Jul 17th, 2019

Many people may feel anxious about visiting the dentist due to the sound of the drill or the discomfort of a procedure. Fortunately, laser dentistry offers another option to keep your mouth healthy, your smile radiant, and your stress levels low.  Here at Avalon Dental in San Ramon, California, Dr....

How to Extend Your Teeth Whitening Results Jun 19th, 2019

Who doesn't want a brighter, sparkling smile? Thanks to teeth whitening, it's never been easier to get your teeth looking their best. Whether you choose our Zoom in-office teeth whitening procedure that can be completed in just two appointments or elect to use an at-home teeth whitening kit over a...

Tips for Getting the Most out of Invisalign May 20th, 2019

Invisalign® is a revolutionary, nearly invisible, and comfortable custom-designed tooth alignment system that gives you a radiant, healthy smile in half the time and with none of the inconvenience of traditional, painful metal bracket-and-wire braces. Though Invisalign works passively — gradually shifting the position of your teeth thanks to small...

What to Consider When Choosing Between Dentures and Implants Apr 5th, 2019

If you have missing teeth from decay, disease, or an accident, replacing them promptly is important for your oral health. There are several options from which to choose, each of which has pros and cons. Following are salient facts about dentures and implants to help you select the most appropriate...

Are You a Good Candidate For a Smile Makeover? Mar 1st, 2019

Your smile is often the first thing people notice about you. And even if you have perfect teeth, it can lose its vibrancy over time. Dr. Cliff Broschinsky and our team at Avalon Dental in San Ramon, California, understand how tooth problems can affect your self-confidence and oral health. If...

What Every Parent Should Know About Kids’ Dental Care Feb 10th, 2019

From their first tooth to when their last permanent teeth come in, your child’s mouth undergoes a fair amount of change throughout childhood. If you want to set your kids on the road to great dental health, vigilant oversight of these transitions is paramount. At Avalon Dental, we believe that...

5 Super Cool Things About Invisalign That You Didn't Know Jan 22nd, 2019

If you ask anyone who went through traditional braces whether they’d prefer an alternative that isn’t paved with messy and uncomfortable metal, we’re sure they would jump at the chance. In fact, more than 5 million people have already transformed their smiles with Invisalign®, including 1 million grateful teens. Here...

Why Dental Implants Are the #1 Choice for Replacing Missing Teeth Dec 18th, 2018

“We won’t be able to save your tooth.” It’s not easy to hear the news that you’re going to lose one of your permanent teeth to decay or as the result of an accident. You may be wondering, “Now what?” At Avalon Dental, in San Ramon, California, we understand your...

Whiten Your Teeth in Time for All of Those Holiday Parties Nov 30th, 2018

Holidays are a time of great joy and laughter — and pictures. Armed with smartphones, everyone’s a photographer. And rather than ending up in an abandoned photo album, your image can be seen across the internet in social media. To make sure your good cheer isn’t overshadowed by dull, yellowing...