FAQs

Q. How often should I see a dentist?

Q. What should I expect during my appointment?

Q. What does “painless dentistry” mean?

Q. What if I have an emergency?

Q. Are payment plans available for my dental treatment?

Q. Can the dentist whiten my teeth?

Q. What if I have a gap in my teeth, a chipped tooth or teeth that do not respond to normal bleaching methods?

I’ve Heard of Deep Cleaning — What Is That?

Oral Health Tips From Thousand Oaks Dentists Drs. Joseph & Janice Beierle

Sometimes patients ask if it’s really necessary to have their teeth cleaned every six months. Yes, it is, and here’s why. Without regular cleaning by a trained hygienist, something called “pockets” can form. There is normally some depth of gum tissue between the tooth and the gum, with up to three millimeters being normal and healthy, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR). If the depth is five millimeters or more, they are called pockets, and that’s where bacteria can easily form. (more…)

High-Tech Oral Health

Oral Health Tips From Thousand Oaks Dentists Drs. Joseph & Janice Beierle

Have you heard of Fitbit? It’s a popular item that you wear like a wristwatch. It measures your heart beat, steps taken and all sorts of activities. But did you know there are also high-tech products that help you keep track of your oral health? (more…)

Happy Halloween! No, Really, We Mean It.

Oral Health Tips From Thousand Oaks Dentists Drs. Joseph & Janice Beierle

Woo hoo, it’s Halloween! Okay, as dentists, we admit it: Halloween is frightening! The sugar in all those goodies can really play some tricks on your teeth.

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Seven Tips For Avoiding Bad Breath

Oral Health Tips From Your Friendly Thousand Oaks Dentists

Anybody can have it – bad breath. It’s embarrassing, and if you’re lucky a friend or spouse will gently let you know there’s a… problem.

Medically, it’s called halitosis, and it can be the result of poor dental health habits or, worse, a sign of a possibly serious health problem. What you eat can make the problem worse. (more…)