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How Long Do Crowns Last? Sep 6th, 2020

Dental crowns preserve natural teeth or fix alignment issues. They can address discoloration, missing teeth, or an oversized cavity. They’re typically made from high-performance materials like metal or porcelain, as well as composite resin, ceramic, or a combination of substances. At the dental practice of William M. Schneider in Walnut...

What Does Professional Teeth Whitening Feel Like? Aug 17th, 2020

Did you know your smile affects your brain? And researchers across the globe also have evidence that smiling is beneficial to your mental and emotional health. A great smile even makes you look younger and thinner. These are just a few of the reasons why it can be difficult to...

Make the Most of Invisalign: 4 Essential Steps Jul 20th, 2020

Invisalign® is an innovative, state-of-the-art approach to orthodontics that uses clear aligners to straighten teeth, remove gaps, and address a crowded mouth.  Clear aligners are better than traditional braces because they’re made of soft plastic, so you won’t cut your mouth on metal. Invisalign aligners are also transparent, so you...

Chronic Snoring: Do I Have Sleep Apnea? Jun 17th, 2020

Do others complain about your loud snoring when you sleep? It could be a sign of sleep apnea, a sleep disorder that affects almost 22 million Americans. The American Sleep Apnea Association estimates that 80% of those people have moderate to severe sleep apnea that’s undiagnosed. For over 20 years,...

Set Off your Summer Tan With Professionally Whitened Teeth May 26th, 2020

Are you concerned about your summertime smile? If yellow or discolored teeth have you hiding your not-so-pearly whites, it’s time to consider having your teeth professionally whitened. Drugstore remedies leave you with lackluster results that won’t last over time. Plus, professional whitening is safer for your teeth. At his practice...

Signs You May Need to Replace Your Crown Apr 20th, 2020

A crowned tooth doesn't require any special care or treatment. Its lifespan depends on your oral health habits and dental checkups. But even if you floss and brush daily, your old crown could need replacing. Dr. William M. Schneider offers comprehensive dental care at his practice in Walnut Creek, California....

Bridging the Gap with Replacement Teeth Mar 4th, 2020

A dental bridge is one of the many prosthetic devices dentists use to improve oral health. If you’re dealing with mouth pain or missing teeth, bridgework offers you a lot of advantages by literally bridging gaps in your teeth. At his practice in Walnut Creek, California, Dr. William M. Schneider...

Get Straight Teeth at Any Age with Invisible Clear Aligners Feb 5th, 2020

There are a lot of advantages to having straight teeth. A bright smile brings happiness and confidence and also helps you avoid oral health problems. Metal braces are the traditional way kids have achieved straight teeth, but there’s a better alternative. Invisalign® invisible clear aligners are widely available, and they...

How a Tooth-Colored Filling Can Be Vital to Your Oral Health Jan 1st, 2020

Tooth-colored fillings are used to fill cavities. They’re made with a composite resin that blends with your natural tooth color. What many patients don’t know, however, is that fillings play a large part in your oral health. They can prevent further tooth decay, tooth loss, and much more. Read on...

Dental Implants: Why There’s No Better Choice for Replacing Missing Teeth Dec 6th, 2019

Losing your teeth When you lose a tooth, you lose much more than is visible to the natural eye. Each of your teeth has roots that go deep into your jawbone. This is what gives your teeth their strength and stability. The bone tissue in your jaw is in a...

Non-Cosmetic Reasons to Consider Veneers Nov 1st, 2019

Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic dental treatment for adults who want to improve the aesthetic value of their teeth. But, did you know custom veneers can also improve a variety of non-cosmetic oral health issues? Maybe you thought veneers were simply a way to get a perfect, movie-star-quality smile,...

Straight Teeth Are Healthy Teeth: Why Alignment Matters Oct 1st, 2019

Having straight teeth can feel like a purely cosmetic issue, but strong alignment brings significant health benefits, too. Properly aligned teeth can make oral hygiene breezier while lowering your risk for numerous oral health issues, from plaque buildup to tooth loss. William M. Schneider, DDS is pleased to provide a...

Why You Should Never Ignore a Missing Tooth Sep 3rd, 2019

Missing a tooth is very common in adulthood. On average, people ages 20-64 have three or more missing or decayed teeth, according to the American Dental Association. A tooth can fall out because of injury, infection, or decay, bringing issues that go beyond aesthetics.  If you’re missing a tooth and...

How to Maintain the Results of Teeth Whitening Aug 1st, 2019

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures in America, and it’s easy to see why. Whitening your teeth can erase stains and signs of aging and give you a welcoming smile. So if you’ve invested time and money into whitening your teeth, you may be wondering...

Here’s How Your Dentist Can Help Treat Your Sleep Apnea Jul 1st, 2019

Sleep apnea occurs when your upper airway becomes blocked while you sleep, resulting in an interruption of airflow, which causes you to stop breathing. When this happens, you may react by snoring or choking loudly as you gasp for air. In most cases, you wake up as your brain and...

Tips for Taking Care of Your Invisalign® Trays Jun 1st, 2019

Once you've got your custom-made clear Invisalign® trays, shaped from a 3D image of your unique teeth, it's important to take care of them properly. Taking good care of your trays will help them last longer. Dr. William M. Schneider, DDS, supports patients in the Walnut Creek area of Northern...

How Much Whiter Can I Get My Teeth? May 2nd, 2019

It’s clear that a brilliant smile with dazzling white teeth isn’t just for models or the selfie generation. With the global teeth whitening products market expected to reach a staggering $7.4 billion by 2024, nearly everyone wants to achieve that picture-perfect smile. If you’ve already tried the over-the-counter teeth whitening...

Veneers Are a Quick Way to Remedy Many Common Smile Flaws Apr 9th, 2019

One of the first things that people notice about you is your smile. When you greet people with a warm and friendly smile, they feel at ease and comfortable, and this goes for both business and personal connections. It makes people attractive to others. A smile is a great way...

Dental Implants: There's Never Been a Better Replacement for Missing Teeth Feb 20th, 2019

For decades, conventional dentures and bridges have been the go-to choice for patients who have lost their natural teeth. These removable options have their drawbacks, though. The most notable drawback is they’re not always comfortable. No matter how well a set of dentures may fit when they’re first put in,...