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  • My gums are inflamed. What can I do?
    Inflamed gums are a fairly common dental issue, but unfortunately, many people don't take the problem seriously enough. If you ignore inflamed gums and continue your usual routine, you could Read more
  • Does smoking affect oral health?
    By now, everyone knows that smoking is bad for you. But the truth is its broad-reaching health effects are not all known by everyone. This is especially true of oral Read more
  • Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day
    Millions of people, around FREMONT, California and beyond, wear green on St. Patrick’s Day so they can show their spirit for the holiday and avoid getting pinched. While it may Read more
  • Good Nutrition Leads to Healthy Mouths
    At Jeannie Chung, DDS, MS, Inc. Specialist in Periodontics, we know the most common oral health diseases are tooth decay and periodontal disease (or gum disease), and both are Read more
  • Treating Gum Disease with Antibiotics
    Why does gum disease develop? Our mouths are home to bacteria, which form a film called plaque. Plaque sticks to the surfaces of our teeth, at the gumline, and can Read more
  • Discovering Your Roots
    Getting to the Root of the Problem(s) While our roots are well-protected, they’re not indestructible! Several conditions can damage them. But we’re not just about problems—we also have some suggestions to Read more
  • The Transformation of Valentine's Day
    Did you know the actions leading to the beginnings of Valentine's Day were actually centered on the avoidance of war? A Catholic priest named Valentine defied the orders of the Read more
  • Just What Is Plaque?
    From the time you were small, you’ve been warned about the dangers of plaque. Why? Because: It’s an unappealing film that sticks to your teeth It causes cavities It causes gum disease And really, Read more
  • Has Your Dentist Recommended a Periodontal Consultation?
    The best way to protect yourself from gum disease is to be proactive: practice good oral hygiene at home and schedule regular checkups and cleanings in your dentist’s office. How do Read more
  • Women's Hormones and Oral Health
    At Jeannie Chung, DDS, MS, Inc. Specialist in Periodontics, we know that hormones affect a woman's mood, but did you know they can also impact the health of a Read more
  • What’s an intraoral camera?
    One of the greatest features our team at Jeannie Chung, DDS, MS, Inc. Specialist in Periodontics offers is the ability to see first-hand how we can help our patients. Read more
  • Diet Soda vs. Regular Soda: Which is better for teeth?
    When most patients ask the doctor this question, they're thinking strictly about sugar content — cut out the bacteria-feeding sugar that's present in regular soda by opting for a diet Read more
  • My gums are shrinking!
    Have you ever looked in the mirror and noticed that your teeth looked longer? Does it seem like your gums are shrinking? This condition is called recession—many adults have it. Read more
  • 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. the doctor and our team love it too. It’s a fresh start, Read more
  • Clean Toothbrush/Healthy Toothbrush
    We’ve all learned a lot about keeping healthy lately. Thorough hand washing, disinfecting cell phones and keyboards, wiping down shopping carts and door handles—all these low-maintenance cleaning habits can have Read more
  • Wiggle Room
    When you’re pregnant, you expect physical changes. That’s part of the excitement of the journey! What isn’t expected—and not nearly as exciting—is when your familiar smile seems to be changing Read more