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2191 Mowry Avenue, Suite 600B
Fremont, California 94538 US
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  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Dental: DDS, New York University College of Dentistry
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: General Dentistry, Gujarat University, India

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Going Swimming? Shield Your Teeth!

Summer isn’t much fun if you can’t take a few plunges into a swimming pool, but, as we all know, pool water can dry out our skin and hair. What most people don’t know is that it can also permanently stain and erode our teeth. One study, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology back in 1986, concluded that, out of 747 competitive swimmers surveyed, 39 percent suffered from enamel erosion of their teeth. In a more recent paper, in May 2011, dentists from the...

Can a Baby Really Be Born With Teeth?

Last month, here in Fremont, the newborn son of a family friend surprised his parents by coming into the world with two perfectly normal front teeth in his lower jaw. If the child had been born several hundred years ago, he might have had something to worry about, because there were old wives’ tales regarding natal teeth, such as that a baby born with teeth would be selfish, or that such a baby was a vampire. Fortunately, we are enlightened enough not to to worry about the baby’s...

Ready, Set, Smile—It's Your Wedding Day!

I was having lunch recently with a good friend who is also a well-known wedding planner, and she was talking about one of the weddings she was planning. She said she would love to see her bride and groom have their teeth-whitened prior to the wedding. The conversation got me thinking about the smile menu...

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Invisalign Express After Crowding from Regular Braces?

Yes, Invisalign is usually a good choice for the cases which starts to relapse after traditional braces. As long as your daughter has stable posterior... READ MORE

Should I Replace my Veneers? (photo)

I agree with you on how only upper six teeth shows when you smile. This is because of arch being narrow and the veneers were only done for six teeth.... READ MORE

Is Dental Bonding Right for Me? Is my Gap Too Big to Make the Bonding Look Natural? (photo)

You are right, gap between your front two teeth is too large for the bonding to look natural. Bonding will make your teeth appear more `wider' then... READ MORE

Plastic Crown, Porcelain or Extraction (Root Canal)?

Root canal treated teeth are weaker and more fragile. However, if your dentist said he could place a crown (either Porcelain or Plastic) on the tooth,... READ MORE

Candidate for Invisalign or Are Traditional Braces More Suitable? (photo)

Traditional braces will work the best for you. You have multiple issues, which cannot be corrected completely by Invisalign. Please look for an... READ MORE

Do I Need to Remove my Bridge? (photo)

Hi, First of all, you do not have Implants. Bridge you have is supported by your own teeth. X-rays are not of a diagnostic quality, but there seem to... READ MORE

Emax Veneers Vs Zirconia Veneers?

Emax, no question about it. Zirconia is used for crowns. Zirconia crowns look opaque and don’t have natural translucent enamel-like appearance. READ MORE

Would Invisalign Be Suitable for Me? (photo)

Thanks for the photos. You have an open anterior bite with severe lower anterior crowding. Traditional braces will be your best choice for treatment.... READ MORE

Should I Get Veneers, Dental Bonding for My Small Teeth? (photo)

You may need gum shortening (gum lift) and/or orthodontic (braces) to expose more teeth prior to veneers or bondings for optimum esthetics. Please... READ MORE

Will Medical Cover Invisalign and is It Ok to Get Invisalign While Pregnant?

Medical Insurance will not cover your Invisalign Treatment. Being pregnant is not a contraindication to getting Invisalign treatment; however, it is a... READ MORE

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