Tooth Whitening And Your Dentist

Tooth Whitening And Your DentistTooth whitening has become one of the most popular dental procedures in California. It seems that everyone in Lodi is whitening their teeth to help their smiles look younger and brighter. Many residents in the Sacramento area are turning to over-the-counter solutions to whiten their teeth, however their can be dangers and pitfalls to this approach.

Here is some basic advice on tooth whitening from The Lodi Dentist:

First, we encourage you to visit our office in Lodi before starting a tooth whitening system. It is a good idea to have your teeth checked and analyzed before starting a tooth whitening program.

Drs. Neal, Kalapsa and Khan at The Lodi Dentist can help you determine whether your teeth can be whitened safely and effectively. We can also recommend tooth whitening solutions that will work best for you. There are many pitfalls to be aware of when whitening your teeth. Over-the-counter teeth whitening products available in the Lodi area will provide varying degrees of effectiveness on your teeth. If used improperly, tooth whitening solutions can cause problems including tooth sensitivity, over whitening, damage to your tooth enamel, and irregular coloration. Whitening too much can even have a reverse effect, making your teeth look gray.

Most tooth whitening product manufacturers recommend that you visit your local Lodi dentist when things go wrong with your over-the-counter tooth whitening solution. We recommend you begin with the patient-centered professionals at The Lodi Dentist to get started with a tooth whitening solution that will give you the best tooth whitening results.

Our office is located at 1104 S Fairmont Ave, Lodi, California 95240. Please give us a call or stop by to make an appointment to discuss your tooth whitening plans. We are eager to help you make the best decision about your tooth whitening.

Our patient-centered is available to discuss tooth whitening solutions, explain tooth whitening options, and check your teeth to make sure you will get the tooth whitening results you want.

I look forward to seeing your beautiful bright smile.

—David Neal and Mary Hoff, tooth whitening for the Lodi community. Call us at (209) 369-3657.

Developing Good Dental Habits In Galt

Developing Good Dental Habits In Galt

Benjamin Franklin once said:

It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.

This holds true for almost everything in life, including dental care. For parents in the Galt, Lodi and Stockton areas, teaching your children good oral hygiene techniques early in life will help them avoid the lifelong consequences.

If you wait too long to teach your child how to brush and floss, or if you don’t make sure they are doing it enough, you’re setting yourself up for a lot of work down the road.

It’s very hard to convince an older child that they should be spending two or three times longer brushing their teeth each morning and night. But, if they’ve done it for as long as they can remember, then their habits should be sufficient to avoid excessive dental decay or the need for children’s cosmetic dentistry in Lodi.

We’re Drs. Neal, Kalapsa and Khan, dentists serving the Galt area. We know that helping children learn proper oral hygiene is a critical indicator of future oral health, and we want to help parents teach these habits to their children.

If you are looking for quality dental care in the Galt, Lodi, or Stockton area, give us a call here at The Lodi Dentist. We are currently accepting new patients, and we would love to help you learn how to teach kids good brushing habits or answer questions you have have about cosmetic dentistry or smile makeovers.

Dr. Neal
The Lodi Dentist
1104 S Fairmont Ave
Lodi, California
(209) 369-3657

What Can Fluoride Do For You, Galt?

Hello, and welcome to the Lodi Dental Blog. Today we will be answering questions about fluoride: “What is it exactly, and why is it so beneficial to your dental health?”

Fluoride is a mineral, plain and simple. Fluoride occurs naturally in different foods as well as in water. Fluoride is also added to many of the oral care products sold in Galt, Lodi, and Stockton stores. This makes it possible for you to apply fluoride to your teeth when you brush your teeth or use mouth rinses.

And why would you want to put fluoride on your teeth? Because it will help to prevent tooth decay, of course! Fluoride does this by giving the teeth increased resistance against the acid attacks brought on by plaque bacteria as well as sugar in the mouth.

Fluoride is especially important for kids. Between the ages of 6 months and 16 years old, both the primary and the permanent teeth come in, therefore fluoride exposure is extremely beneficial. But, stay tuned, adults: the benefits of topical fluoride are available to you as well!

This miracle mineral is also applied to teeth during routine cleanings at Galt and Lodi dental offices.

We’re Drs. Neal, Kalapsa and Khan and we have a full-service dental practice in Lodi. Helping our dental patients maintain optimal dental health is important to us, and so is helping them achieve the smile they want through cosmetic dentistry procedures such as veneers, teeth whitening and complete smile makeovers.

Our practice, The Lodi Dentist has been serving the Galt, Lodi, and Stockton areas since 2013, and we would like you to be our next satisfied patient. Please contact us at (209) 369-3657 so we can make an appointment for you.

Dr. Neal
The Lodi Dentist
1104 S Fairmont Ave
Lodi, California
(209) 369-3657

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Is Malocclusion Causing Your Headache?

Lodi Headache Relief Are you a Lodi adult who suffers with chronic headaches? Have you tried Imitrex, diet adjustments, and chiropractic treatment? Perhaps the cause is not stress-induced tension, spine alignment or eyestrain. Maybe the culprit is right under your nose.

Bite misalignment or malocclusion is a common Lodi problem that often goes undetected. Nature intended the front teeth to fit slightly forward from the lower teeth. With a perfect bite, the molars fit together like precision gears.

Malocclusion can cause headaches, tooth loosening, tooth fracture, and in extreme cases, difficulty chewing, speaking or breathing.

Lodi braces are an effective solution for most bite problems. Braces not only move teeth, they can also correct the position and function of the joints, muscles and bones in the jaw. In cases of extreme malocclusion, jaw surgery in Lodi may be necessary.

Not all Galt and Lockeford family dentists treat bite problems. At The Lodi Dentist we treat all types of malocclusion including overbite, underbite and crossbite. For an affordable Lodi dentistry consultation, call us at (209) 369-3657.

The Lodi Dentist offers technologically-advanced dentistry in a friendly environment. We offer smile whitening, veneers, tooth-colored fillings and dental implants. To learn more about our dental philosophy and available procedures, see

Why Aren’t You Smiling?

Hello, we’re Drs. Neal and Hoff. Our dental practice is called The Lodi Dentist. We are located at 1104 S Fairmont Ave in Lodi (95240), and you can reach us by calling (209) 369-3657.

You can probably imagine why we look at smiles everywhere we go in the Lodi, Galt, and Stockton areas. Whether we’re working with a dental patient, having dinner at a restaurant, or attending a sporting event, we notice whether the people around us smile. Whenever we encounter someone with obvious tooth problems, we want to tell them about the procedures that can completely transform their frown into a healthy and beautiful smile.

Are you one of those people who doesn’t want to show their teeth? We would love to talk to you about a smile makeover. Whatever your excuse is for not seeking dental treatment, We can discuss all of your concerns with you during a free consultation.

Perhaps the cost of Lodi cosmetic dentistry is holding you back. Our patient-centered staff will be happy to talk to you about financing plans. It is important to remember that if your teeth are decayed, postponing treatment will cost more money in the long run. Filling a cavity is far more affordable dentistry than a root canal procedure or, in the case of an extracted tooth, a dental implant.

You can contact our office at (209) 369-3657 or online at:

We can transform your smile into one that you will want to show all the time!

David Neal and Mary Hoff

5 Ways To Floss Daily In Lodi

Hello Lodi! If you want to floss regularly but are too tired at night, this post is for you. In our The Lodi Dentist blog, we want to give you a few ideas for unique times to floss and keep your teeth and gums healthy.

1. If you’re an early riser, try flossing in the morning right after you brush.

2. Try just after lunch, but before you go back to work.

3. Before or after you exercise. Your oral health is just as important as your physical fitness. Keep some floss in your gym bag and give your teeth and gums some attention along with the rest of your body.

4. During the nightly news.

5. While taking a bath. Any task is more enjoyable if it can be done while relaxing in a warm tub. Light some scented candles, play some soothing music and turn off your cell phone for an at-home spa experience.

Flossing is essential for anyone in Lodi who wants to have a healthy smile. I hope this gives you some ideas to help you make flossing part of your daily routine. Just before bedtime, however, is still the best choice. Food particles left on teeth can turn to plaque while you sleep. The bacteria in plaque erodes enamel, creates cavities, and adversely affects gum tissue.

If you want to improve your smile, look into cosmetic dentistry procedures such as teeth whitening, invisible braces or porcelain veneers.

We are Drs. Neal, Kalapsa and Khan. Our practice is located in Lodi. Helping our dental patients establish good habits is important to us, as well as helping them achieve the smile they want with cosmetic dentistry procedures such as veneers, porcelain crowns, and complete smile makeovers.

We are currently accepting new patients, so give us a call at (209) 369-3657 to make an appointment!

Dr. Neal
The Lodi Dentist
1104 S Fairmont Ave
Lodi, California
(209) 369-3657

Lodi Cosmetic Dental Artistry

Lodi Cosmetic Dental Artistry Lodi cosmetic dentistry is part science and part art.

We’re Drs. Neal, Kalapsa and Khan of The Lodi Dentist and we enjoy using our extensive dental training and specialized artistic skills to design treatment plans unique to each of our Lodi cosmetic dental clients.

In order to achieve an attractive, yet natural looking result, we do much more than recommend specific procedures. We consider the shape, alignment, color and condition of the teeth. In order to create a balanced look, the facial shape and coloring is taken into account. The Sacramento dentistry client’s age, health condition and lifestyle all influence the plan.

At The Lodi Dentist, there is no one size fits all treatment plan.

Our artistic abilities have been perfected over several years of creating smile transformations for our Galt and Lockeford cosmetic dentistry clients. We are constantly receiving the latest training in new techniques and materials.

Even fairly recent cosmetic dental procedures such as teeth whitening and porcelain veneers have advanced considerably. Dental implants are a truly remarkable solution for our California dental clients who have lost one or more teeth.

We would love to design a personalized smile makeover for you. When the work has been completed and you are enjoying your new look, it will only be obvious to those who see you all the time. Others will assume you have always been blessed with a naturally beautiful and healthy smile.