Blog Archive

I've Never Had a Digital Impression — What Should I Expect? Jun 1st, 2022

If you’ve ever had orthodontic treatment, dentures, a crown, a veneer, or a bridge, you’ve probably also had an impression using a tray full of soft, sticky putty.  Impressions aren’t exactly a pleasant experience, but they are essential for many types of dental treatments. That’s because impressions act as a mold or model that helps...

What to Consider Before Getting Dentures May 1st, 2022

Roughly 41 million Americans wear dentures, replacing one, several, or all of their teeth. The Glen Dental is a leading provider of beautiful dentures using state-of-the-art materials, helping our patients in San Jose, California, improve their oral health and feel more confident after tooth loss.  One of the biggest benefits...

I'm Embarrassed About Having a Few Teeth Missing Apr 5th, 2022

Millions of American adults are missing at least one tooth — roughly 36 million, in fact. But just because missing teeth are common, that doesn’t mean they’re easy to deal with — or that they don’t make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. Fortunately, today, you have more options than ever...

What Bruxism Does to Your Teeth Mar 3rd, 2022

Grinding your teeth might seem like nothing more than a bothersome habit, but it’s actually a lot more than that. Over time, bruxism (the medical term for teeth grinding) puts a lot of wear and tear on your teeth, and without treatment, these habits can lead to some serious problems...

Why You Should Never Ignore a Missing Tooth Feb 2nd, 2022

About half of American adults — roughly 120 million people — are missing at least one permanent tooth, according to data from the American College of Prosthodontists. Now, losing a single tooth might not seem like a huge deal — but the fact is, loss of just one tooth can...

Crowns vs. Veneers: Which Is Best? Jan 1st, 2022

Crowns and veneers are popular restorations for women and men who want to dramatically improve the way their smiles look. But while both options are widely used in smile makeovers, crowns and veneers do have some significant differences. At The Glen Dental, our team offers beautiful, durable crowns and veneers...

Not Your Grandparents' Dentures — How Modern Dentures Enhance Your Smile Dec 8th, 2021

More than 40 million Americans wear dentures to restore their smile and their confidence after losing some or all of their natural teeth. If dentures are in your future, you might be worried about how they’ll look, feel, or work. The good news is, today’s dentures are a far cry...

Bothered by a Misshapen Tooth? Consider These Solutions Nov 9th, 2021

It’s probably no surprise that your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, so it makes sense to want your smile to always look its best. If you have a misshapen tooth, it can dramatically change the way your smile looks — and take a toll...

The Dental Implant Process: What to Expect Oct 7th, 2021

About 120 million American adults are missing at least one tooth, and 36 million men and women have no natural teeth at all, according to the American College of Prosthodontists. For those women and men, replacing their teeth isn’t just about looking good — it’s about being able to eat...

3 Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Options for a Radiant Smile Sep 6th, 2021

There’s a saying: You only have one chance to make a first impression. Since almost all first impressions involve face-to-face meetings, having a dazzling smile is critically important for making sure that impression is a positive one. In fact, in a recent survey, roughly half of all respondents said a...

How Long Does Invisalign Take to Straighten Teeth? Aug 10th, 2021

“How long will I have to wear these?” It’s one of the first questions our patients ask when they begin Invisalign® treatment at The Glen Dental. That’s not surprising. The Invisalign system can dramatically improve your smile — so who wouldn’t be eager to see the final results? Aman Bhullar,...

Help! My Teeth are Yellow Jul 14th, 2021

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. If your teeth are yellowed or dingy, it can leave a pretty unfavorable impression on friends, coworkers, and acquaintances. Fortunately, it’s not hard to whiten a dingy, stained smile. The key is knowing what’s causing your tooth discoloration...

The Dangers of Gum Disease Jun 20th, 2021

Unless you’re a kid expecting a visit from the tooth fairy, it’s safe to say that no one wants to lose a tooth. Yet, if you have untreated gum disease, tooth loss could be in your future.  In fact, the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research says gum disease...

What's Better — Veneers or Implants? May 10th, 2021

Modern dentistry has many methods for improving the appearance and restoring the function of your teeth. Whether you have crooked, chipped, missing, or discolored teeth, our care team at The Glen Dental of San Jose, California, has a solution for your smile. Some of the most popular selections from our...

What to Expect If You're Getting a Crown Apr 8th, 2021

Dental crowns are a popular and versatile restorative treatment for people with badly damaged teeth. Each year in the U.S., millions of crowns are placed, helping people of all ages relieve painful symptoms, protect their oral health, and feel more confident and attractive. At The Glen Dental, Aman Bhullar, DMD,...

Adjusting to Life With Dentures Mar 1st, 2021

Dentures have a reputation for being bulky and cumbersome, but they’ve evolved over the years. Today’s dentures are easier to get used to and easier to live with long term because they are lighter and more natural-looking than ever before.  Aman Bhullar, DMD of The Glen Dental in San Jose,...

Remedy a Gummy Smile With Veneers Feb 3rd, 2021

A confident smile goes a long way in imparting confidence and engendering goodwill.  So when you cover up a gummy smile, you’re doing more than hiding your gums from the people around you. You’re also depriving them of your natural radiance, and you’re depriving yourself of a complete and genuine...

Chronic Bad Breath? It Could Be a Sign of Periodontal Disease Jan 1st, 2021

Have you noticed you have bad breath a lot of the time? Has it become an embarrassing issue that causes you to reach for gum or mints more often than you think you should? In many cases, bad breath has a direct cause, such as the things you eat or...

Do You Need a Crown or a Bridge? Dec 1st, 2020

A crown or a bridge is often necessary when you’ve damaged or lost a tooth. But crowns and bridges are best suited to different situations. Aman Bhullar, DMD of The Glen Dental in San Jose, California, explains what you need to know about crowns and bridges and which is right...

The Importance of Not Missing Your Bi-Annual Dental Cleanings and Checkups Nov 5th, 2020

Everyone should get a dental checkup every six months. People who get regular checkups are less likely to develop dental disease and serious dental issues. A routine checkup involves two parts: a dental examination and a cleaning. If any issues are found, your dentist will create a treatment plan to...

5 Tips for Overcoming Dental Anxiety Oct 7th, 2020

Lots of people suffer from dental anxiety. It's one of the most common phobias in the United States. Dental anxiety can make you want to put off or avoid dental visits. But, it's important to get regular dental care to keep small problems from developing into serious ones.  At The...

How Does IV Sedation Dentistry Work and Is It Right for You? Sep 1st, 2020

If you’re among the 15% of U.S. adults who avoid the dentist because you think that dental procedures are painful, then you haven’t yet experienced sedation dentistry. Whether you have a cavity, a tooth that needs to be pulled, or another problem that must be resolved to preserve your oral...

Don't Let Anxiety Prevent You from Taking Care of Your Teeth: We Offer Sedation Dentistry Aug 2nd, 2020

We’ll be the first to admit that spending an hour in the dentist's chair isn’t nearly as enjoyable as passing the same time with friends, but these short visits do provide you with something to smile about.  If your fear or anxiety over visiting a dentist is causing you to...

Invisalign Makes it Easy to Get Straight Teeth at Any Age Jul 2nd, 2020

Few people are born with perfectly straight teeth. The most common way to straighten teeth is with metal braces that are bonded to the teeth and linked with metal wires. Unfortunately, braces can be clunky, take years to work, and affect the wearer’s self-esteem. Fortunately, there is a better way...

Non-Cosmetic Reasons to Consider Veneers Jun 8th, 2020

You might associate dental veneers with the bright, white, picture-perfect smiles you see on your favorite celebrities and TV personalities, but dental veneers do more than enhance your appearance. At The Glen Dental in San Jose, California, Aman Bhullar, DMD and his experienced team of dental professionals provide dental veneers...

When Dentures Are Your Best Option for Replacing Teeth May 15th, 2020

Keeping your natural teeth for a lifetime is ideal, but for many people, injury, illness, or severe periodontal disease can leave you without all of your healthy teeth intact. When this happens, there are a variety of solutions, including dentures. Under the direction of Aman Bhullar, DMD, the experienced team...

Sink Your Teeth into Dental Plans that Fit the Bill Mar 23rd, 2020

Not only is your dental health important for keeping your pearly whites dazzling and decay free, but the condition of your mouth can also affect the health of your body. Researchers have discovered that periodontal (gum) disease is linked to a number of other illnesses including heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis,...

The Importance of Replacing Missing Teeth Feb 11th, 2020

A reported 1 in 5 Americans over age 65 have none of their original teeth left. This is a large portion of the senior population, and many other elderly Americans suffer from other forms of tooth decay and gum disease, which can lead to a complete loss of teeth. Accidents...

Dental Implants Look and Function Just Like Natural Teeth Jan 9th, 2020

When you’re missing teeth, normal activities, like eating and talking, can be challenging or embarrassing. But there is a solution. Because they look and function like your natural teeth, dental implants have fast become the preferred fix to missing teeth.  At The Glen Dental in San Jose, California, Aman Bhullar,...

Veneers: They're an Easy Solution to More Smile Flaws than You Realize Dec 12th, 2019

If only you were born with a perfect smile. The truth is, most people have tooth imperfections that affect the appearance of their smiles. Whether due to genetics, an accident, or too much coffee, having crooked, chipped, or stained teeth is a common cosmetic concern that many people hide behind...

6 Reasons to Consider Invisalign for Your Orthodontic Needs Nov 17th, 2019

Millions of smiles around the world come compliments of Invisalign®. The FDA-approved system straightens teeth using a series of individually designed, removable, clear plastic aligners. Since 1998, this innovative system has been used to correct a wide- range of orthodontic issues, including, underbites, overbites, and overcrowding.  At Glen Dental in...