Dr. Gauri Patil Family Dentistry Blog

Why You Should Pick a Tooth-Colored Filling Over an Amalgam Filling

November 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — gauripatil @ 7:14 pm
a patient smiling while visiting their dentist

After spending a few minutes brushing your teeth this morning, you might’ve noticed that one of your teeth felt a little sore—and you’re now pretty sure that you have a cavity! This means that it’s time to visit your dentist for treatment, and one of the go-to solutions for these situations is a dental filling. However, these days fillings can come in both metal and metal-free varieties; so how are you supposed to know which is best for your smile? Here’s some useful information about why dental fillings are necessary, along with some reasons you should consider a tooth-color option over a metal amalgam one.


How to Safely Celebrate National Coffee Day

September 18, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — gauripatil @ 7:47 pm
closeup of woman drinking coffee

As the calendar flips to September 29th, coffee lovers in the U.S. and Canada rejoice, for it marks the celebration of National Coffee Day. There’s no denying the warm embrace of a cup of joe, the aroma that awakens the senses, and the boost of energy it provides. However, it’s crucial to approach this beloved beverage with caution, as it can pose risks to your dental health. Below, you’ll learn some tips on how to savor your coffee while ensuring your smile remains healthy and radiant.


More Than Aesthetics: 4 Additional Benefits of Invisalign

July 19, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — gauripatil @ 3:54 pm
Woman smiling while holding Invisalign aligner

Today, more than 12 million patients have straightened their teeth with Invisalign, making it one of the most popular orthodontic treatments on the market. Naturally, the clear aligners are one of the biggest perks since they are virtually undetectable while you’re wearing them. While this is certainly a noteworthy advantage, it’s far from the only one. If you’re interested in learning about the non-cosmetic benefits of Invisalign, read on!


4 Tips to Keep Your Smile Bright & Healthy in Your Senior Years

May 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — gauripatil @ 1:55 am
a senior citizen couple smiling with healthy and beautiful teeth

Growing older has its benefits; it usually brings more wisdom, time to do the things you like, and an appreciation of the small things. However, your health does change in your senior years, including your oral health. As you progress in age, you can be more susceptible to dental issues if you are not mindful of caring for your teeth and gums. Read on to learn four tips to keep your smile healthy and thriving as you enjoy your twilight years.


Will It Hurt to Have Your Teeth Cleaned?

March 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — gauripatil @ 2:04 pm
Male dental patient laying back in chair

If it has been a while since you last saw your dentist, you might be thinking of scheduling a cleaning to make sure your smile stays in good shape. However, some people are reluctant to set up a dental visit because they’re afraid it might hurt. Can you expect discomfort during your next teeth cleaning? And is there anything you can do to prevent it? Your dentist is happy to provide the answers.


KOR Whitening: How Does It Work?

December 15, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — gauripatil @ 3:24 pm
Man with a bright white smile after KOR teeth whitening

There are plenty of over-the-counter teeth whitening products that promise to make your smile more dazzling. Unfortunately, many of them tend to fall short of expectations and don’t deliver consistent results. Fortunately, your dentist has a much more reliable way to brighten your grin: KOR teeth whitening. Here’s what you need to know about how this procedure works and how it can benefit your smile.


7 Commonly Asked Questions About Invisalign and Their Answers

October 31, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — gauripatil @ 11:24 pm
Invisalign in case

Not all of us naturally developed the perfectly straight smile we were hoping for, but that doesn’t mean that you need to settle for misalignment. You don’t need to sport a mouthful of metal brackets and wires either. With Invisalign, you can achieve a straighter smile by using a series of clear aligners to gently shift your teeth into their aligned positions. The best part is that they are very difficult to detect, so no one will even know that you’re wearing them! Here are some common questions about the treatment process and their answers so you know what you can expect!