What does it mean if my gums hurt and bleed when I brush my teeth?

In order to properly care for your smile each day, you need to brush and floss your teeth after every meal. However, what happens if brushing your teeth is painful? What do you do if you notice bleeding when you brush, and experience sensitivity of the gums? If you suspect... Read more »

The advantages of CEREC same day dentistry

In most dental practices, the process of creating and placing restorations such as crowns, veneers, and bridges was an extensive progression that took several days, even weeks, to complete from start to finish. However, continued advances in dental technology allow Dr. Darren Gonzalez and his team in Santa Rosa, California... Read more »

How to protect your smile from periodontal disease?

We’ve all heard from our dentist the importance of brushing and flossing the teeth every day—preferably after every meal. However, did you know that conditions such as periodontal disease can also be avoided with routine dental visits? In addition to caring for the teeth and gums at home each day,... Read more »

Boost your smile’s brilliance with teeth whitening

Patients often equate a whiter smile as a healthy smile, though it’s just one piece of the oral health care puzzle. Men and women who have discoloration and stains on their teeth may be hesitant to show off their smile to others in social situations, often avoiding smiling or hiding... Read more »

What is prophylaxis?

  Taking care of the smile to ensure it stays healthy and beautiful for life requires a patient to routinely have their teeth cleaned and examined by a dental professional. Visits to the dentist every six months are encouraged by Dr. Darren Gonzalez in Santa Rosa, California. These appointments, sometimes... Read more »