Mark Burhenne
Dr. Mark Burhenne DDS is a Silicon Valley family and cosmetic dentist of over 25 years. He's the creator of, whose mission is to help people take control of their dental health, get out of pain, and get unbiased answers about their teeth.

You can get all of Dr. Burhenne's oral health advice by following Ask the Dentist on Facebook or Twitter. You can also find Dr. Burhenne on YouTube, where he gives explanations of dental procedures and how-to advice on oral hygiene.

Entries by Mark Burhenne

Paleo People Didn't Need Dental Check-Ups, But You Do

(0) Comments | Posted October 9, 2013 | 1:43 PM

It's strange that we have to have teeth cleanings every six months, isn't it? Animals in the wild don't get teeth cleanings and humankind is certainly older than dentistry, so before the modern of age technology, how did humans prevent their teeth from falling out? Seeing as our ancestors depended...

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How to Make Flossing a Habit

(2) Comments | Posted February 28, 2013 | 5:15 PM

Why is it so tough to remember to floss? I rarely run into a patient who can't remember to brush their teeth twice a day, but even the most conscientious among us come to their hygiene appointment anxious and awaiting the hygienist's lecture about flossing.

Flossing can be icky and...

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Suffering From Anxiety? Why Sleep Apnea Might Be the Culprit

(7) Comments | Posted January 28, 2013 | 5:16 PM

Most people carry a lot of stress on their shoulders. A common trend I see amongst my stressed-out patients is anxiety. They're worried and anxious about a lot of things -- but the stress is always a constant, everyday factor.

If you ever feel sleepy at any point during the...

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10 Dental Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

(6) Comments | Posted January 24, 2013 | 5:24 PM

Sometimes tooth sensitivity or bad breath are just symptoms of a flu bug that will go away when your flu does. But sometimes, these symptoms that show up in the mouth are the body's way of letting you know that something much more serious is going on elsewhere in the...

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