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Where Did The Woven Dental Floss Go?

Many dentists and dental hygienists recommend woven dental floss for our patients.  Its fibrous texture does a great job of removing the plaque which can cause irritated gums, which we call gingivitis, and bone loss around the teeth, which we call gum disease.  For...

Affordable Dental Care For Seniors

“Getting old is not for sissies.”  One of the many challenges facing our growing senior population is how do we keep our teeth and gums healthy through our golden years?  When we retire and lose our health insurance, Medicare is there to pick up the slack...

Where Did The Woven Dental Floss Go?

Many dentists and dental hygienists recommend woven dental floss for our patients.  Its fibrous texture does a great job of removing the plaque which can cause irritated gums, which we call gingivitis, and bone loss around the teeth, which we call gum disease.  For...

Dental Treatment OK During Pregnancy

Back in 1985, when I graduated from UCLA Dental School, dentists were taught that we should postpone all non-critical dental treatment until after delivery of the baby. Any emergency dental treatment of infected teeth should be done right away. And any critical, but...

America’s Most Notorious Dentist?

  I just read a great article at DrBicuspid.com  about John Henry “Doc” Holliday, “America’s most notorious dentist”.  “Wyatt Earp’s brother Virgil described Doc Holliday as ‘gentlemanly, a good dentist, a friendly...

Happy National Tooth Fairy Day!!!

August 22 is National Tooth Fairy Day.  (Apparently, so is February 28.)  And it would seem our fabled colleague has a rather long history. According to Spear Education– “Centuries ago in Europe, the tradition of “hiding” a child’s primary tooth that fell...

How To Save Money At The Dentist

Let’s face it, dentistry is not cheap.   While you’re likely to spend far more on cars than you do on your teeth and mouth during your lifetime, it takes more than pocket change to get your teeth fixed.  So how can you save money at the dentist? First and...

Returning To The Dental Fold…

“Yamamoto and Lee is a family dental office dedicated to providing top quality dentistry and overall service to our patients.” (from our mission statement) We take our mission very seriously and always do our best to live up to it.  Yet despite our best...

Our Latest Patient Appreciation Winner

Congratulations again to Karen Y for winning Yamamoto and Lee, Roseville Family Dentist’s latest Patient Appreciation Drawing.  She won a $100 credit off dental services and 1 free month at Fitness MD in Rocklin.  Thanks to all of you who make your appointments, keep...

Halloween Candy Anyone?

As a kid, Halloween was one of my favorite holidays- not quite as good as Christmas, but way better than Thanksgiving.  I still enjoy Halloween, but as a dentist I realize it can be hazardous to the health of our teeth.  Candy sales approach $2 billion every...

Are Dental X-rays Safe?

This is one of the most common questions dentists get, and it’s a good one.  Our exposure to x-rays is cumulative over the course of our lives, meaning it constantly adds up and never goes away.  Dentists have known this for many decades (long before we entered...

Top Dentists 2011

Here’s an update.  As previously blogged, we were voted by our dental colleagues as one of the Top Dentists in Roseville, according to www.usatopdentists.com.  At that time, we did not know how much of an honor that really was.  For all we knew, 90% of the...

LumaDent LED Headlight

Lately, dentists have been using headlights to better see their dental work.  I’ve always felt they were way overpriced (some cost over $1,000) and not really necessary.  But since Dr. Lynn and our dental hygienists have been happily using dental headlights for...

Voted Top Dentists in Roseville!

“We are pleased to inform you that you have been selected by a vote of your peers to be included in the 2011 database of topDentists.” We just received this letter from topDentists, LLC.  Our listing will be published in the September issue of SACRAMENTO...