Did you know that half of all Americans suffer from some form of gum disease? That’s right – from the beginning stages of gingivitis all the way to the progressive phase of advanced periodontitis, this common condition shouldn’t be taken lightly, even though it’s so prevalent. Tooth loss, oral infections, root problems, and severe pain can all result from gum disease, but with LANAP treatment from your trusted laser dentist in Sunnyvale, you can help stop the damage of this dental issue and restore the health, beauty, and functionality of your smile. Learn more about this innovative treatment option from the team at Peninsula Center For Implantology.
Joe A. Provines Blog
May 15, 2017
April 19, 2017
When you look in the mirror, are you happy with your smile? Or do you see a smile that is child-like and excessively gummy? Or maybe your dentist just informed you that you need to address a cavity that’s been hiding below your gum line. The good news is that Dr. Joe Provines knows that you have a full, healthy smile beneath your gums that just needs to be contoured. Crown lengthening in Sunnyvale with our advanced technology at Peninsula Center of Implantology may be the best dental treatment you’ve experienced in a long time.
March 20, 2017
Gum disease doesn’t just affect patients that have bad oral hygiene. It is fairly easy to get gum disease no matter what age or habits you have. Many factors may play into it, even your genetic makeup. For instance, take Tully as an example. He was only 29 when he was diagnosed with periodontal disease (advanced gum disease), and quite distraught. After practicing good oral hygiene, he was still susceptible to bone loss and losing his natural teeth. Dr. Joe Provines and his supportive team at the Peninsula Center for Implantology offer periodontal therapy in Sunnyvale. This offers patients just like Tully the opportunity to get their oral health back on track, hopefully saving their natural teeth in the long run. Our office is passionate about rebuilding the foundation of your smile, let us help you revive your smile!
February 6, 2017
Although it is a sad reality, the fact remains that there are very few lives today that haven’t been touched by cancer in one way or another. When the word cancer is brought up, people usually have an example to relate to whether it be their mother, father, siblings, friends, colleagues, or in some cases just acquaintances. It is important to consider the very realistic chance of you or a loved one having oral cancer. Dr. Joe Provines and our team at the Peninsula Center for Implantology give you the information you need to keep your mouth healthy. While many patients who develop oral cancer have a history of tobacco use and/or excessive alcohol consumption, a quarter of all cases occur in patients who have never engaged in these hazardous behaviors. That is why it is imperative to have Dr. Provines run an oral cancer screening in Sunnyvale, in hopes to catch any signs of it at its earliest stages.
January 15, 2017
You’re running for City Council in Fremont, California and you’re confident in your campaign. You have great ideas, a great team behind you, and your husband and kids give you their full support. You’ve got the chance to make your city better, and you know the public respects you. You’ve even got a smile made for public office – since you had braces as a kid, your teeth are perfectly straight. You were recently on the front page of The Fremont Tribune, but something is off. In the picture, your teeth are noticeably yellow, especially when compared to your rival. It must be all the coffee you’ve been drinking to push through the long hours. Thank goodness Dr. Joe Provines at Peninsula Center for Implantology offers superior teeth whitening in Fremont. (more…)
January 3, 2017
Did you know that up to 15% of Americans avoid dental care because they’re scared of the dentist for one reason or another? That’s just about 1 out of every 6 people. Dental anxiety is a real condition that affects many patients across the nation and the world. Even though you deal with this common fear, you’re lucky to be in the Fremont area, because you can work with Dr. Joe Provines at Peninsula Center for Implantology, the preferred sedation dentist in Fremont. In this article, find out what general anesthesia is and why it’s a great option for people with severe dental anxiety and other common issues. (more…)
December 28, 2016
Everyone needs a dentist who can provide much needed oral and dental health care. But what if you have a special circumstance, such as a missing tooth? In this case you should see Sunnyvale implantologist Dr. Joe Provines. Unlike a dentist who may have limited education and experience in the fields of implantology and periodontics, Dr. Provines has made these areas his life’s work. With a doctorate in medical dentistry from Washington University in St. Louis, a certificate in periodontics from Boston University, Goldman School of Dental Medicine and 30 years of specialized experience, Dr. Provines is uniquely qualified to rebuild smiles with dental implants and restore periodontal health.
December 16, 2016
Did you know that it’s possible to brush your teeth too hard? Many patients think that brushing vigorously is the key to removing the most plaque, however it’s also removing your gum tissue, and unfortunately it won’t grow back, and surgery is the only way to restore it. Loss of gum tissue can also be caused by periodontal (gum) disease, and it can cause a host of issues. Dr. Joe Provines is here to discuss gum grafting and what you can expect from gum surgery in Sunnyvale.
November 27, 2016
If you’re missing one, two or even all of your teeth, don’t despair. Do something positive by exploring dental implants from the Peninsula Center for Implantology in Sunnyvale. Lifelike, long-lasting and durable, dental implants are superior to traditional tooth replacements in every way. Chances are good you qualify for these amazing dental prosthetics.
November 14, 2016
You take a fall and knock out a tooth on a sidewalk in Sunnyvale. This is a dental emergency. Do you know what to do? Contact Dr. Joe A. Provines of the Peninsular Center for Implantology. This experienced and highly skilled dentist will give you the right advice and prompt treatment. Your oral health and comfort are very important to him and to his team.