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By Foothill Square Dental Center
February 21, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Sealants  

Sealants from your dentists in Milpitas, California can help protect your child’s smile.

Did you know that the minute the first tooth erupts in your child’s mouth, your child is at risk of tooth decay? It’s true. Tooth decay is caused by oral bacteria mixing with the sugars in the foods and drinks your child consumes. That means the juices, sodas, candies, and other sweet foods all put your child at risk of tooth decay.

Fortunately, there is an important weapon in the fight against tooth decay. It’s called dental sealants. Dr. Neha Roy and Dr. Roshni Patel at Foothill Square Dental Center in Milpitas, California offer a wide variety of dental services, including dental sealants to help protect your child’s smile.

Brushing and flossing are a great start to prevent tooth decay, but they are not enough. That’s because bacteria and food debris can hide in the deep grooves and crevices in your child’s teeth. That’s where dental sealants come in. They provide a hard coating on the chewing surfaces of teeth.

Dental sealants are one of the most popular children’s dental services because:

  • They are pain-free, requiring no anesthetic
  • They are discreet, using clear or white material
  • They are effective, reducing the incidence of tooth decay dramatically
  • They are inexpensive
  • They are quick, because the treatment only takes a few minutes per tooth

Dental sealants should be placed on the first permanent molars when your child is between the ages of 5 and 7, and on the second permanent molars when your child is between the ages of 11 and 14.

Your child deserves to enjoy a lifetime of smiles without worrying about tooth decay. Dental sealants can help. To find out more about what dental sealants can do for your child, talk with the experts. Call Dr. Neha Roy and Dr. Roshni Patel of Foothill Square Dental Center in Milpitas, California at (408) 263-2252. Call today.

By Foothill Square Dental Center
December 26, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Veneers  

Do your eyes automatically drift to your dental flaws every time you look in the mirror? Whether the imperfections occurred over time or have always been present, dental veneers offer a simple way to revitalize your smile and take care of its aesthetic issues. Here at Foothill Square Dental Center in Milpitas, CA, your dentists, Drs. Neha Roy and Roshni Patel, use this premier cosmetic treatment to boost patients' looks—read on to learn more!

How veneers tackle flaws

Veneers keep imperfections or discolorations hidden behind a layer of plastic or porcelain. The restorations are designed to improve the appearance of your teeth subtly and are made from an impression of your mouth to ensure a perfect fit. Veneers cover the fronts of teeth where imperfections are most noticeable.

Veneers are available in many shades of white and don't require extensive dental work. In fact, the removal of minimal tooth enamel is the only preparation needed. Once your veneers are ready, your Milpitas dentist checks the fit, then cements them to your teeth.

Veneers are an excellent option if you have these smile imperfections

Bumps, chips, and cracks in tooth enamel are visible every time you smile and can make you feel a little self-conscious about your appearance. Veneers conceal these and other flaws, offering a discreet smile upgrade.

Teeth aren't always completely uniform. In fact, it's not unusual to have one or two teeth that don't blend in with your smile. Veneers completely change the shape of problem teeth, concealing twisted teeth and making crooked teeth look straight.

Tooth length can be a problem if you grind your teeth, for nightly grinding wears down your teeth, gradually shortening them over time. Fortunately, veneers can restore your natural structure. (If you grind your teeth, you'll need to wear a custom-made nightguard after your receive your veneers to avoid damaging your restorations or your teeth.)

Do you dislike the slight gaps between your teeth? Adding a few veneers will close the spaces, providing a noticeable smile upgrade.

Discolored teeth also benefit from the addition of veneers. These restorations are a good choice if you have a discolored tooth due to large fillings, dental issues, or use of the antibiotic tetracycline. When all of your teeth have become dull, veneers offer a long-lasting way to whiten your smile.

Interested? Give us a call

Enhance your smile with dental veneers! Call your Milpitas, CA, dentists, Drs. Neha Roy and Roshni Patel of Foothill Square Dental Center, at (408) 263-2252 to schedule your appointment.

By Foothill Square Dental Center
October 24, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign  

Want straighter teeth? An attractive smile can change everything. Your self-esteem. Your outlook. Your life. Invisalign is the clear Invisalignalternative to metal braces. Invisalign straightens teeth using nearly invisible, removable aligners that are custom-made specifically for your teeth. Led by Dr. Neha Roy and Dr. Roshni Patel, Foothill Square Dental Center (located in Milpitas, CA) offers orthodontic treatment with Invisalign to their patients. Read on to find out how Invisalign treatment works.


What are the aligners made of?

Invisalign aligner trays are made of a patented, transparent thermoplastic material created exclusively for the Invisalign treatment plan. Invisalign aligner trays are approved by the FDA. Your Invisalign aligner trays will be custom-made specifically for your teeth.


How does Invisalign treatment work?

You will wear each set of aligner trays for about 2 weeks. Invisalign aligner trays straighten teeth through the placement of controlled force on the teeth. Your teeth will gradually move over time. You will only remove your aligners to brush, floss, eat, and drink. The average patient wears between 18 and 36 sets of Invisalign aligners during their treatment.


How long does treatment take?

The average length of your treatment depends on the severity of your condition and can only be determined by your Invisalign-trained dental provider. The average Invisalign treatment time is 9 -18 months. Before you begin treatment, you will know exactly how long your treatment will take and what your teeth will look like at the end.


What are the benefits of Invisalign?

With Invisalign, achieving the straight smile you've always dreamed of doesn’t have to be a big deal. In fact, it barely has to impact your life at all. Invisalign aligners nearly invisible, so hardly anyone can tell you are straightening your teeth. Invisalign aligners are comfortable to wear. There are no metal wires which may cause mouth abrasions during treatment. Invisalign aligner trays are removable, so you can drink and eat whatever you want.


How do I get Invisalign?

Getting started with Invisalign treatment couldn’t be easier. Search for an Invisalign-trained dental practitioner schedule a consultation. For the best results, choosing an experienced dental practitioner can make all the difference. At your initial consultation, your dental care provider will discuss your needs and evaluate whether Invisalign treatment is suitable for you.

You deserve a beautiful smile. Say yes to Invisalign! Call Foothill Square Dental Center at (408) 263-2252 today to schedule a consultation in Milpitas, CA and get the smile you deserve. Straight teeth and a happier you are well on their way.

By Foothill Square Dental Center
June 27, 2019
Category: Dental
Tags: Family Dentistry  

Family DentistryHaving a family dentist is an easy, efficient, and effective way to ensure every member of your family achieves and maintains oral health and a bright smile. From toddler to senior citizen, Foothill Square Dental Center in Milpitas, CA, is here to help with everything from cavities to dentures.

Why do I need a family dentist?

Establishing a family dentist is an important step in taking charge of your oral and overall health. By developing a relationship with a trusted dentist, you and your family members will be more likely to schedule and keep regular appointments and cleanings, as well as feel comfortable addressing concerns or questions. Having a family dentist means all your records will be in one place, and a single location suits the entire family. No more driving around town for your toddlers, teens, and spouses appointments!

Your family dentist in Milpitas is trained to treat both young and permanent teeth and work with your children as they grow.

What can Milpitas Family Dentistry do for my children?

To help your kids develop healthy oral hygiene habits and put them on the path to lasting healthy smiles, your family dentist will provide preventive services like x-rays, exams, deep cleanings, and fluoride treatments on a regular basis. Your family dentist can instruct your child on how to hold their toothbrush, proper brushing techniques, and how to floss. Your family dentist may recommend sealants for prevention of tooth decay, or orthodontic treatments such as braces, Invisalign, or retainers to straighten their permanent teeth. Your dentist may also remove teeth due to overcrowding, or wisdom teeth, which are sets of molars that can become impacted.

What can Milpitas Family Dentistry do for me?

By adulthood, most people have healthy brushing and flossing habits established, but you may need help whitening and aligning your smile or replacing teeth. Your family dentist can offer dental crowns or implants, veneers, and professional strength whitening treatments. If you have lost a significant number of teeth due to injury, decay, or gum disease, dentures can help you restore your smile.

Make an appointment with a family dentist in Milpitas, CA, today for all your oral care needs by calling Foothill Square Dental Center at (408) 263-2252.

By Foothill Square Dental Center
April 19, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Crowns  

How dental crowns from your dentists in Milpitas, CA, can save your smile

Do you have badly damaged, broken teeth, or need fillings? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you need to look into dental dental-crowncrowns! Your dentists, Dr. Neha Roy and Dr. Roshni Patel at Foothill Square Dental Center in Milpitas, CA, offer dental crowns to restore both the strength and the beauty of your smile!


More about Dental Crowns

Dental crowns strengthen your smile by covering the entire visible surfaces of each tooth, above the gumline. They hold your teeth together like a suit-of-armor, protecting your teeth from biting pressure and chewing stress. When you bite down on a crown, the stress is evenly distributed across the entire surface of your tooth, protecting the tooth from breaking and losing tooth structure.

You need dental crowns if you have teeth that are:

  • Badly broken or damaged with significant loss of tooth structure
  • Worn down or eroded from aging, grinding, or bad dental habits
  • Weakened and brittle from past root canal treatment

Dental crowns make your smile more beautiful because many dental crowns are made of pure porcelain, a material that reflects light and looks just like natural tooth enamel. Porcelain crowns blend with your smile, instead of looking artificial. For increased strength, you can also choose porcelain fused to a metal underlay, known as a PFM crown. These crowns are a perfect choice for back teeth where you need more strength for chewing.

Your smile can also become more beautiful with dental crowns if you have teeth that are:

  • Filled with old, crumbling, metal fillings
  • Filled with leaking tooth-colored fillings

To find out more about what dental crowns can do for you and your smile, call your dentists, Drs. Neha Roy and Roshni Patel, at Foothill Square Dental Center in Milpitas, CA, today! Our number is (408) 263-2252

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