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TEAM DARK CHOCOLATE

Valentine’s Day is the holiday to celebrate all the treasured relationships in your life. It’s a time to honor love in all shapes and forms with cards, social gatherings, and sometimes even binge eating of sweets.

Feb 14th, 2019
WHEN TO BEGIN DENTAL CARE FOR YOUR BABY

Children’s oral health differs from the needs of adults in many ways. It’s vital for you to understand what your child needs to keep his or her teeth healthy. Dr. Antonio Margiotta and our team are here to answer your questions to set you and your little o

Feb 5th, 2019
SLEEP APNEA: HOW WE CAN HELP

At Dental Artistry Of Walnut Creek, we understand that getting high-quality sleep is vital to maintaining your overall health. Insufficient sleep can lead to an inability to concentrate, motor vehicle accidents, and difficulty performing at work. Since app

Jan 29th, 2019
HOW CAN VENEERS IMPROVE MY SMILE?

Dr. Antonio Margiotta and our team at Dental Artistry Of Walnut Creek know your smile is an important part of your appearance; it can be a source of pride or embarrassment. Everyone deserves beautiful, straight teeth that complement their features, but few

Jan 22nd, 2019
HEART DISEASE AND ORAL HEALTH

Is there a link between oral health and heart health? This is a question that has been receiving a lot of attention in recent studies. While as yet there is no definitive study that proves oral health has an effect on overall heart health, there is also no

Jan 15th, 2019
WHY ADULTS ARE CHOOSING INVISALIGN®

These days, it’s become more common to see adults at our office getting their teeth straightened with Invisalign clear aligners . . . that is, if you can see them! Whether they are seeking to overcome the stigma that “braces are just for kids,” or simply w

Jan 9th, 2019
TOOTH PROTECTION AND WINTER SPORTS

Just because it’s cold out there doesn’t mean you’ll give up keeping fit and active! Winter is the season for some of our favorite team sporting activities, and when you’re donning your protective gear, don’t forget to protect your teeth as well.

Jan 8th, 2019
THINGS YOU PROBABLY DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT NEW YEAR'S EVE

It’s no secret that New Year’s Eve is one of the most widely celebrated holidays in the world. Dr. Antonio Margiotta and our team love it too. It’s a fresh start, another year of surviving the crazy world we live in, a time to refocus on the things we want

Dec 26th, 2018
OVERALL HEALTH CAN BE INFLUENCED BY ORAL HYGIENE

Keeping on top of your oral health is key when it comes to making sure your whole body stays healthy. The bacteria that occur naturally in your mouth can produce harmful bacteria such as strep and staph, which can lead to serious infections and sickness.

Dec 12th, 2018
AMALGAM FILLINGS VS. WHITE FILLINGS

Many varieties of fillings are available at our Walnut Creek, CA office. Most people are familiar with traditional amalgam fillings: those big silver spots on top of teeth.

Nov 28th, 2018
UNDERSTANDING DENTAL INSURANCE TERMINOLOGY

If you have a hard time understanding your dental insurance plan, particularly the treatments and services it covers, you’re not alone. That’s why Dr. Antonio Margiotta and our team have put together a cheat sheet to help you through them.

Nov 21st, 2018
THE HAZARDS OF SMOKELESS TOBACCO

Many smokers believe that chewing tobacco is a safer alternative to smoking cigarettes. This simply isn't the case! In fact, smokeless tobacco can cause serious health concerns.

Nov 14th, 2018
THE FIVE MOST COMMON REASONS FOR EMERGENCY VISITS

An emergency usually evokes panic, and for good reason. Emergencies don’t discriminate when it comes to time or place. They’ll happen during your vacation, at home, while you’re shopping for groceries, at the movies … whenever they can.

Nov 7th, 2018
WHEN TO BEGIN DENTAL CARE FOR YOUR CHILD

Children’s oral health differs from that of adults in a variety of ways. Dr. Antonio Margiotta and our team want you to understand how you can provide the best care for your son or daughter’s teeth.

Oct 31st, 2018
WHAT EXACTLY IS A CAVITY?

We all know how discouraging can be it to hear you have a dental cavity. Knowing how cavities form can help you prevent them from popping up in your mouth.

Oct 24th, 2018
AVOID BRUSHING AFTER EVERY SINGLE MEAL!

Here is some surprising yet worthwhile advice you might be hearing for the first time: Brushing after a meal can be incredibly bad for your teeth if you do it after eating certain foods.

Oct 10th, 2018
WHY YOU SHOULD AVOID ENERGY AND SPORTS DRINKS

In a world where everything moves so quickly and teens and young adults find themselves pulling “all-nighters” or working long hours, energy drinks have grabbed the spotlight. You’ll have one (or three) and suddenly you have the drive you need to keep goin

Sep 26th, 2018
DANGERS OF THUMB SUCKING

It’s common for children to suck their thumb at a young age. Dr. Antonio Margiotta and our team want you to understand the potential issues that can surface down the road if the habit isn’t broken early on.

Sep 19th, 2018
HOW TOOTH-COLORED FILLINGS IMPROVE YOUR SMILE

Today’s crowns, veneers, and tooth colored fillings are very natural looking compared to early counterparts. There was a time when dentists placed silver fillings exclusively.

Sep 12th, 2018
TOP REASONS PEOPLE CHOOSE VENEERS

Dental veneers are a way to correct and transform your smile by using “contact lens”-thin shells of porcelain or ceramic material and bonding them to the front of your teeth.

Aug 22nd, 2018
ASK US ABOUT THESE DENTAL TREATMENTS

There are a few dental treatments that Dr. Antonio Margiotta and our team recommend for all patients to get if they wish to protect their oral health.

Aug 18th, 2018
MY CHILD HAS AUTISM. WHAT SHOULD WE EXPECT AT YOUR OFFICE?

At Dental Artistry Of Walnut Creek, we know that as many as one in 88 children today have some form of autism, a complex brain disorder that affects a child's ability to communicate or form relationships, and makes a child appear distant.

Aug 15th, 2018
PERIODONTICS AND PREGNANCY

Periodontal health — which refers to the condition of the structures that support your teeth — is an important part of your oral and overall health.

Jul 25th, 2018
POST-PROCEDURE CARE

As with any surgery, post-procedure care is of utmost importance after getting periodontal surgery.

Jul 18th, 2018
TELL US ABOUT YOUR SUMMER!

The dog days of summer are upon us, and what better time for Dr. Antonio Margiotta and our team to ask our patients about their summer!

Jul 4th, 2018
WOMEN'S HORMONES AND ORAL HEALTH

At Dental Artistry Of Walnut Creek, we know that hormones affect a woman's mood, but did you know they can also impact the health of a woman’s mouth?

Jun 13th, 2018
JUNE IS NATIONAL SMILE MONTH: SHOW OFF YOUR SMILE!

The community health awareness group Oral Health America has reported that 82 percent of adults are unaware of the role that infectious bacteria can play in tooth decay or cavities, and almost three out of five children aged 12 to 19 have tooth decay.

Jun 6th, 2018
THE PERKS OF DAIRY

We all remember hearing this: “Finish your milk, it’s good for your bones!” If you have kids of your own now, you may catch yourself repeating many of the things you were told growing up.

May 20th, 2018
HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST MOUTHWASH

As we all know, or should by now, the key to maintaining great oral health is keeping up with a daily plan of flossing, brushing, and using mouthwash.

May 16th, 2018
BREAKING BAD ORAL HABITS

The effects of bad oral habits are something our team sees all too often. You might have bad oral habits that stem from childhood, possibly because your parents did not know about proper oral care or force you to follow it.

May 9th, 2018
TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR TMD

Temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD) refers to a diverse range of disorders that relate to muscular function in the jaw and face — the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).

May 2nd, 2018
THE BEST SNACKS FOR A HEALTHY SMILE

One of the most frequent questions that Dr. Antonio Margiotta and our team hear is about what kinds of snacks are best for a child’s dental health.

Apr 11th, 2018
BEST WAYS TO PREVENT BAD BREATH

Nobody likes bad breath, and although it can sometimes be difficult to tell if you have it, it is always better to practice good oral health than risk having a smelly mouth.

Mar 28th, 2018
SURPRISING WAYS TO PREVENT CAVITIES

There are numerous ways to prevent cavities. Some, like brushing your teeth regularly and visiting our Walnut Creek, CA office, are more obvious than others.

Mar 21st, 2018
STEER CLEAR OF THAT CANDY!

At Dental Artistry Of Walnut Creek, we know how tempting candy can sometimes be on our sweet tooth, but it’s important to remember that every candy and sugary treat you consume elevates your risk of developing tooth decay, which can break down your teeth.

Feb 28th, 2018
FAMOUS DENTISTS IN HISTORY

Every six months or so you head down to your local dentist for a teeth cleaning, but have you ever thought that your dentist could one day be famous?

Feb 7th, 2018
ALLEVIATE TOOTH SENSITIVITY

If a sip of ice water, spoonful of ice cream, or piping hot latte is enough to send shivers up your spine from tooth sensitivity, be assured you are not alone.

Jan 24th, 2018
ORAL HEALTH CONCERNS SPECIFIC TO PREGNANT WOMEN

A lot of changes occur in a woman's body during pregnancy. Hormone fluctuations are responsible for many of those changes, including the need for additional attention to the teeth and gums.

Jan 7th, 2018