Skipping Your Dental Checkup Could Lead to a Developing Toothache

The American Dental Association advises you to have a routine checkup performed by a dentist twice each year. Each of these basic appointments is designed to clean away tartar and other bacterial matter, while also examining your mouth for any early signs of gum disease and cavities.   If you... Read more »

Don’t Neglect Your Smile If You Are a Nursing Mother

If you have been putting off your dental care because you have a nursing infant, we have some good news! Dental materials are safe for nursing mothers and shouldn't harm your infant. This means sedation for you and laser dentistry are safe without your breast milk needing to be pumped and dumped.... Read more »

Are There Alternatives to Dentures?

We occasionally get asked if there are alternatives to false teeth. The first thing we say is that brushing your pearly whites twice a day is a good alternative to false teeth, as is flossing per day! If you really think dentures might not be right for you, please let... Read more »

What You May Not Know About Cavities

Cavities are holes that develop in the teeth when bacteria and acid attack. Typically, cavities form when you have poor oral hygiene, you forget to visit Dr. Stephen Henry twice a year, or you eat many carbohydrates, like candy, cake, soda, bread, and cereal. Many people think children are the... Read more »

Caring for Sensitive Teeth with Oral Hygiene

Sure, you've most likely felt tooth sensitivity before. But what did you do about it? Did you know that you can stop by our office for tooth sensitivity procedures? Here are a few things you can do to keep your chompers feeling solid and healthy after professional treatments from our... Read more »

Basic Oral Health Tips for Caregivers of Those with Physical Disabilities

Taking care of someone with a serious disability requires patience and skill. That includes caring for their oral health. If you are new to this experience, Dr. Henry and our staff is happy to offer you some tips to get you on the right track. Like everyone else, people with... Read more »

All About Burning Mouth Syndrome

As you may have already surmised, the main characteristic of Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS) is a burning pain in the mouth. This can occur every day for months or even longer. Other symptoms may consist of numbness, dry mouth and an altered taste in the mouth. BMS is tricky to... Read more »

Beautify Your Smile With Veneers

Do your smile flaws make you embarrassed, or even ashamed of your smile? If you dream of a more attractive, radiant smile, Dr. Stephen Henry may recommend veneers in Foster City, California. What Are Dental Veneers? A veneer is a thin piece of porcelain or ceramic that is placed on... Read more »

Are Dental Problems Genetic?

Have you ever heard someone say that the reason that they are prone to cavities or gum disease is because of their genetics? For example, they might say “My dad has bad teeth, so it makes sense that I would get so many cavities.” Do you ever wonder how much... Read more »

The Basics of Cold Sores

So you’ve got a cold sore. You’re not alone. Cold sores, also called fever blisters, are common viral infections that are spread from person to person by way of close contact. About 90% of adults worldwide test positive for this virus, even if they’ve never experienced the symptoms. Cold sores... Read more »