MI Paste Palo Alto

MI paste is a tooth cream that can be applied to teeth daily to ensure your child’s teeth are receiving essential nutrients such as calcium and phosphate. MI paste is water based and sugar-free.   What are the Benefits? Pediatric dentist, Dr. Michelle Haghpanah in Palo Alto, recommends MI paste to relieve tooth sensitivity and…

Air Abrasion Palo Alto

Air abrasion is an alternative method of removing cavities or discoloration. Rather than “drilling” teeth, a stream of aluminum oxide, baking soda or silica is placed on the tooth with a “pen-like instrument”. The air abrasion acts like a mini-sandblaster.   Air abrasion is a great alternative to drilling for young children and patients with…

Silver Diamine Fluoride Palo Alto

Many parents have asked us about the use of Silver Diamine Fluoride after the New York Times article, “Cavity-Fighting Liquid Lets Kids Avoid Dentist’ Drills.” published on July 11, 2016.   What is this magic liquid that everyone is talking about? Silver Diamine Fluoride or SDF is a clear liquid that once applied to teeth…