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Cost, benefits, and purpose of the Oasys sleep apnea oral appliance in Berkeley, California

Sleep Apnea Oral Appliance of Transcendentist in Berkeley, California Area

Patients in the area of Berkeley, California, who struggle with conditions such as chronic snoring, obstructive sleep apnea, or upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS), may be told by their primary doctor that they require a solution such as a CPAP machine. However, many patients find this device to be difficult to use and travel with while being incredibly uncomfortable to sleep with. Instead, patients are often excited to hear about a cost-effective alternative that is more comfortable and easier for compliance: the Oasys sleep appliance. What is Oasys? The Oasys is a specialized oral appliance and nasal airway device that … Continue reading

Berkeley, CA patients ask, “Do Invisalign clear braces work?”

Invisalign Clear Braces in Berkeley CA Area

A straight, even smile is beautiful and healthy. Getting and maintaining the smile you deserve takes work. For many teens and adults, the thought of wearing traditional metal braces to straighten the teeth is unappealing. Thankfully, wearing clear dental braces gives patients an alternative orthodontic option. The team at Transcendentist in Berkeley, CA offers Invisalign clear braces to help patients achieve straight, beautiful smiles. Does Invisalign work? Invisalign clear braces are BPA-free plastic aligner trays. Each patient receives custom trays created from impressions of his/her teeth. This ensures the trays fit snugly, yet comfortably around the teeth without shifting. Since … Continue reading

Berkeley dentist discusses the cost and benefits of dental implants

Dentist Discusses the Cost and Benefits of Dental Implants in Berkeley Area

Even with the best intentions of keeping the teeth healthy, trauma, illness, and/or poor oral hygiene may lead to tooth loss. The loss of a single tooth or multiple teeth detracts from the smile’s appearance and function. Dental implants replace missing teeth to complete the smile. Choosing a dentist at Transcendentist in Berkeley can help you discover the cost and benefits of dental implants. Our teeth have roots and crowns. While the crowns sit visibly above the gumline, the roots are below. The roots have the crucial job of stimulating and keeping the jawbone healthy. They preserve the natural balance … Continue reading

Replace missing teeth with dental implants for a natural-looking smile in Berkeley, CA

Replace Missing Tooth at Transcendentist in Berkeley, Ca Area

Tooth loss is not just a problem for seniors, it can affect anyone at any age. When you are facing the loss of permanent teeth, it’s important to find a replacement option that will restore oral health and your ability to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. At Transcendentist in Berkeley, CA, we work with our patients to find a tooth replacement option that fits in with your lifestyle, goals, and budget. Dental implants are one option that many of our patients love because they are the gold standard in natural function and feel. If you are missing teeth, we … Continue reading

Dental Myths Debunked!

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Berkeley Dentists Dr. Ruhi Sangha & Dr. Praj Kamat 1. “It doesn’t matter what time of day I brush.” Brushing at certain times of the day does have an impact on your oral health. Brushing your teeth at night prevents food particles from sitting on our teeth which contributes to tooth decay over time. Brushing teeth in the morning fights bad breath and decay. It is recommended that you brush right after consuming foods that are high in sugar and carbohydrates to prevent cavities. 2. “Diet sodas are okay to drink because they don’t have sugar in them.” The acid … Continue reading

Dentophobia Tips

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Berkeley Dentistry  Fear of visiting the dentist or undergoing dental procedures is very common but some people experience anxiety or fear so severe that they avoid going to the dentist all together. This fear is called Dentophobia and people who experience these anxieties are less likely to maintain regular dental check-ups and cleanings which will inevitably lead to negative effects on their oral health.  Thankfully, Berkeley dentists Dr. Praj Kamat and Dr. Ruhi Sangha are trained to accommodate fearful patients, and their passionate dental team will work to ensure your anxiety is relieved throughout your appointment. Here are a few … Continue reading

Fall Foods That are Great For Your Teeth

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General Dentistry Tips Berkeley The holidays are filled with lots of laughter over shared meals with the people you love and with so much to be thankful for this time of year, your oral health should one of them! Here are some delicious fall indulgences that both your mouth and your Berkeley dentist Dr. Praj Kamat and Dr. Ruhi Sangha will thank you for! Know Your Seasonal Fruits Fall produces some delicious seasonal fruits, like pears, persimmons and apples, to name just a few. These fruits are high in fiber, and their crispy, crunchy bite help naturally clean plaque from … Continue reading

Dental Emergencies: What to Do

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Emergency Dentistry Berkeley Dental emergencies can be scary, especially if you feel underprepared for how to respond in the situation. Ignoring dental emergencies can lead to painful and costly issues in the future, so being prepared to handle issues that arise upfront can be the best solution to save you time, money, and pain! Toothache Having a toothache is absolutely no fun; it usually occurs when a cavity is close to and irritates a nerve, and often requires a dental crown or sometimes a root canal. To take the edge off of some of your immediate pain, consider taking a … Continue reading

Dental Phobias Resolved

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General Dentistry Berkeley Fear of the dentist is not uncommon, but Berkeley Transcendentists Dr. Praj and Dr. Ruhi want to make sure you’re well prepared and care free coming in to your next appointment. Dental phobia and avoidance of the dentist can lead to serious oral health problems like gum disease, that can ultimately result in tooth loss, or even more seriously, stroke or heart disease. Thankfully, Dr. Praj and Dr. Ruhi are trained to accommodate fearful patients, and everyone at your Berkeley Transcendentist will work to ensure your anxiety is relieved throughout your appointment. Here are a few tips … Continue reading

New Year’s Pledge to Our Patients

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General Dentistry Berkeley The American Dental Association, or ADA, has a code of Ethics and Professional Conduct that each and every dentist agrees to abide by. While each dentist may each have his or her own style or professional opinions, the ADA code ensures that dentists act in such a way as to uphold their ethical obligations to society. Our Berkeley dentists Dr. Praj and Dr. Ruhi live by the values set forth by the ADA, and want to take their promise to society one step further by reevaluating their pledge to clients, and highlighting the key pillars they strive … Continue reading