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Summer Break Means It's Time to Remove Those Wisdom Teeth: We Answer All Your Questions Apr 1st, 2021

Many men and women have trouble with their wisdom teeth. If you’re one of them, the idea of having them removed may send a shudder up your spine. Why do they need to be removed? How are they taken out? What is the recovery process like? Nurpur Gupta, DDS at...

Dos and Don'ts When Your Child Has a Toothache Mar 22nd, 2021

You do your best to keep your child’s mouth and teeth healthy, but now your child is complaining of a toothache. Toothaches in children can cause incessant, throbbing oral pain. Your child’s toothache may be because of erosion or tooth decay. At Perfect Smiles Dental of Pleasant Hill, Nupur Gupta,...

Why Do You Grind Your Teeth at Night? Feb 8th, 2021

Grinding your teeth, or bruxism, can result in a host of dental and oral health problems, from damage to your teeth to pain and deterioration in your jawbone. You can grind your teeth during the daytime, or you might be grinding your teeth at night, without even being aware of...

I’ve Cracked My Tooth — Now What? Jan 1st, 2021

Although your teeth are coated in a hard coat of enamel, harder than any other substance in your body, your teeth can still crack and break. You might not know you’ve cracked a tooth — or the problem might be obvious! No matter what, the experts at Perfect Smiles Dental...

Adjusting to Life With Dentures Dec 6th, 2020

Although dentures have been used to replace teeth for centuries, you should know that this dental technology has changed a lot since your grandparents’ day! Advances in materials and customization mean that your dentures are more comfortable and easy to adjust to than ever. At Perfect Smiles Dental of Pleasant...

How to Help Your Child Prepare for Their Dental Appointment Nov 10th, 2020

Like any good habit, getting dental care with a smile starts in childhood. After one or two baby dental visits, it will be time for your child to start a lifetime habit of regular successful dental appointments. As a parent, your modeling, approach, and preparation make a big difference in...

Tips for Taking Care of Your Dental Bridge Oct 6th, 2020

Dental bridges function to restore your smile, filling the gaps left by any missing teeth. Once your dental bridge is in place, it looks and functions similar to your natural teeth, making it almost impossible to tell you ever had damaged or missing teeth.  The Perfect Smiles Dental of Pleasant...

What Age Is Best To Get My Child Started with Routine Dental Care? Sep 28th, 2020

Teeth can take up a lot of new, or new again, parents’ minds, especially for the first few years, when teething troubles can strike with a lot of noise and fuss. As your baby or child’s mouth changes and develops, you might find yourself wondering, when is the best time...

Should I Get Dentures or Implants? Aug 9th, 2020

If you’re missing one or more teeth, take action right away to maintain your dental and whole-body health. The effects of a missing tooth or teeth can worsen over time. You may struggle to eat and speak properly, and a visible missing tooth may cause you personal discomfort or embarrassment....

What is a Deep Dental Cleaning and Why Would I Need One? Jul 20th, 2020

You only get one set of teeth, and they have to last you an entire lifetime. So, you want to do everything you can to keep your oral and dental health strong. Typically, the expert care team at Perfect Smiles Dental of Pleasant Hill, led by Nupur Gupta, DDS, recommend...

5 Super Cool Facts About Invisalign That You Didn't Know Jun 8th, 2020

Have your friends or family members told you about using a clear dental alignment system, like Invisalign, to straighten out a crooked smile? With InvisalignⓇ, you don’t have to deal with the hassles that come with metal braces. Additionally, the cutting-edge technology used as part of the Invisalign system lets...

Why Root Canals Are Nothing to Fear May 29th, 2020

Root canals have a bad reputation as being the scariest of all dental treatments. Sometimes it seems like we’ve all heard the stories. In reality, a root canal is nothing to be afraid of and can make a positive difference in your dental health. Often, before needing a root canal, you...

How Veneers Can Brighten Your Smile and Boost Your Confidence Apr 23rd, 2020

Your smile tells people a lot about you. A dazzling smile is very becoming. It tells the world you’re brimming with confidence and ready to live your life to the fullest. Damaged teeth can rob you of that confidence. You feel self-conscious, hide behind your hand, and try not to...

The Importance of Bi-Annual Dental Cleanings and Checkups Mar 20th, 2020

You may think a dentist only focuses on fixing rather than preventing problems with your teeth and gums. But at Perfect Smiles Dental in Pleasant Hill, CA, Dr. Nupur Gupta  strives to prevent or catch problems early, when they’re easiest to treat. Dental checkups make that possible. Dr. Gupta can spot...