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Why Get A Checkup?

Why Get A Checkup?

At Gateway Dental Care in Pleasanton, California we want you to know the many reasons why it’s important to get your regular dental checkup. Keeping up with preventative dental care has many benefits to your appearance, long term health, and overall wellbeing. See how Dr. Kitagawa and your favorite hygienist can keep you smiling with […]

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Senior Dental Tips

Senior Dental Tips

If you no longer see the dazzling smile of your youth when you look in the mirror, Gateway Dental Care in Pleasanton, California has some senior dental tips to help take care of your teeth. As a senior, you know that getting older can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience. But there are physical changes […]

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Benefits Of Mouthwash

Benefits Of Mouthwash

To keep your dental visits down to the standard recommendation of two per year, Gateway Dental Care in Pleasanton, California highly recommends that every patient takes advantage of the daily benefits of mouthwash. Our team of dental professionals aims for you to experience superior oral care both inside the office and at home, which is […]

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Tips For Bad Breath

Tips For Bad Breath

At Gateway Dental Care in Pleasanton, CA we cover all aspects of oral care, including giving clients our top tips for bad breath management. If you live in the area and would like to develop an effective oral hygiene practice to reduce or eliminate your struggles with halitosis, contact our office to get started on […]

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Oral Cancer Exams

Oral Cancer Exams

You may be at risk for oral cancer and not know it, so Gateway Dental Care in Pleasanton, CA encourages you to visit our offices for a thorough and expert oral cancer exam. With the proper screening, your dentist becomes your first line of defense. If detected early, oral cancer can be more successfully treated. […]

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Dry Mouth

Dry Mouth

If you’re suffering from dry mouth, the professionals at Gateway Dental Care in Pleasanton, California can help you reduce the discomfort and embarrassment caused by this frustration condition. At our office, we focus on quality care with a gentle touch and our clients comfort is our top concern. The Deal With Dry Mouth Dealing with […]

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Teeth Whitening Toothpastes

Teeth Whitening Toothpastes

If you’re between dental visits and want to keep your teeth at their brightest, Gateway Dental Care in Pleasanton, CA can help shed some light on the best choices among whitening toothpastes. To maintain a great smile and combat all the discoloring foods and drinks that come in contact with your teeth throughout the day, […]

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Gum & Heart Disease Links

Gum & Heart Disease Links

At first glance, it may seem quite improbable for a correlation between gum disease and heart disease to exist, but the staff at Gateway Dental Care in Pleasanton, CA knows otherwise. We regularly communicate to our patients the compounding effects that periodontal disease can have on heart disease and its relationship to stroke. The Link […]

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How To Floss

How To Floss

Dr. Kitagawa of Pleasanton’s Gateway Dental Care sees the result of improper flossing all too often and understands how important it is that every patient knows how to floss properly. By executing the proper technique for dental flossing, you can drastically improve your gum and oral health – and it’s an easy and cost-effective solution […]

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Composite vs Amalgam Fillings

Composite vs Amalgam Fillings

Understanding the differences between composite and amalgam dental fillings is important. If you have a cavity, chipped tooth or dental gap, Dr. Francine Kitagawa and our staff at Gateway Dental Care in Pleasanton, California can help you choose the treatment that is right for you. Each type of filling has many benefits, as well as […]

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