Is a Dental Bridge the Next Step After Your Tooth Extraction?

At Samuel Yee DDS INC, we remove teeth as a last resort to save your smile from a tooth that is too affected by trauma or tooth decay to benefit from root canal treatment. Depending on your needs and preferences, Dr. Samuel Yee DDS may recommend a dental bridge. If... Read more »

Details on Denture Creation

Are you interested in how dentures are made? If so, you have come to the right blog! Our dentist, Dr. Samuel Yee DDS, is happy to explain how he prescribes complete and partial dentures to his patients. For complete dentures, your dentist will extract your remaining natural teeth to create... Read more »

Is it Safe to Visit the Dentist During Pregnancy?

If you’re pregnant, congratulations! If you’re thinking about becoming pregnant, congratulations ahead of time! This time of your life can be the exciting start of a new chapter. As always, and even particularly, it’s crucial to retain your oral health when you’re expectant since your habits are affecting the health... Read more »

Taking Care of Your Toothbrush

Even though you only use it twice, or maybe three times a day, your toothbrush still needs to be cleaned and maintained for it to do a good job of keeping your teeth clean. First, how old is your toothbrush? For a toothbrush to function at an optimum level, it... Read more »

Why You Shouldn’t Open Things with Your Mouth

Though you might feel that your chompers are invulnerable multitools that can accomplish any task, we disagree. At Samuel Yee DDS INC, we’ve seen enough patients to know that using your chompers for anything other than eating food can result in impaired or lost teeth and oral emergencies. Pay attention... Read more »

Tooth Decay 101

Unfortunately, we all get tooth decay, whatever our age. If you still have your original teeth, you may develop cavities. When bacteria (and eventually plaque and tartar) build up on your teeth for too much time, acid grows and eats away at your tooth enamel to make cavities. Luckily, there... Read more »

How to Prevent Tartar Buildup

Tartar is a dangerous and toxic substance that can severely harm your smile. In fact, it can severely irritate your gums, infect your gum pockets, and deteriorate the underlying bone. This substance is usually related to gum disease. It’s best to prevent the growth of tartar on your smile as... Read more »

Dental Crowns and How They Work

Uncorrected alignment problems in your teeth can leave you with more than just a crooked smile. In time the unnatural angle that your teeth meet at can cause an area of tooth enamel to gradually wear away. If the dental attrition isn’t treated the tooth could be at increased risk... Read more »

Your Diet Choices Can Influence Your Dental Health

What you consume affects your dental health more than you may think, so the dentist may caution you on reducing foods containing a lot of sugar. For example: eating acidic foods - especially if you suffer from acid reflux  - can eat away at the enamel of your teeth.  ... Read more »

Dental Crowns or Dental Veneers?

Are you looking to improve your smile, but are unsure of which type of cosmetic dentistry procedure to use? So many options can be overwhelming. Two of the best options available are dental crowns and dental veneers. Let’s look at some advantages of each. Dental crowns fully conceal damaged or... Read more »