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Dr. Stanley Lin

Dentistry
Sunnyvale, CA
18 years experience male

Locations

Office

Sunnyvale, CA

Address

1296 Kifer Road, Suite 609, Sunnyvale, CA
Directions

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Dental Benefit Providers, Inc

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UnitedHealthcare

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About

Bio

I earned my Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) from New York University and is licensed to practice in both New York and California. I also received advanced clinical and didactic training by completing a General Practice residency at the Veteran's Affairs Hospital in Palo Alto. I grew up in the Bay Area and went to school in Cupertino and earned my B.S. degree from U.C. Berkeley in Engineering. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my wife and three daughters.

Specialties
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Dentistry

Languages spoken

Mandarin

Doctor Q&A

60 Answers
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry 18 years experience
Several causes: Bad breath could be from a sinus infection, gastric reflux, or gum disease.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry 18 years experience
Bleeding gums: Bleeding gums with brushing or flossing, pain or tenderness in the gums, inflamed (puffy) gums, gum recession, gums that are not firmly attached to th... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry 18 years experience
Floss, see dentist: More than likely it is not your teeth that are bleeding when you brush. It is most likely the bleeding is from your gums. You should floss daily if yo... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry 18 years experience
Cavities, bone loss: Depending on the angle or position of the radiograph (x-ray), dentists are looking for cavities, bone loss (gum disease), root resorption, infections,... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry 18 years experience
Smoking, drinking: Oral cancer can be from excessive drinking and smoking, including smokeless tobacco, and excessive sun exposure (use sunscreen and lip balm). There i... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry 18 years experience
Both: Tetracycline staining causes staining both unborn babies as it can cross the placenta and children of developing teeth. From looking at the area of ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry 18 years experience
Trauma to teeth: Discoloration of permanent teeth could be from having a root canal done on the tooth or a tooth that has had trauma to it in the past. Sometimes the ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry 18 years experience
To prevent infection: After a root canal through a tooth with a crown, the endodontist normally will place a temporary filling. Sometimes the temporary filling can be repl... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry 18 years experience
Depends on your bite: Usually the height of the teeth can be aligned with braces but your orthodontist would need to look at your bite to see how the opposing teeth fit tog... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry 18 years experience
Usually lidocaine: Most people still refer dental anesthetics as novacaine but most dentists no longer use novacaine because there is a higher incidence of allergies. M... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry 18 years experience
Pain, swelling: Common signs of infection after a root canal could be pain on biting, swelling on the area. If the root canal was recently completed, it may still ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry 18 years experience
Full zirconium crown: Bruxzir is the brand of a crown made of solid zirconia. Most traditional crowns are made of a porcelain layer (tooth colored) and a metal underneath ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry 18 years experience
Until tooth erupts: The space maintainer should stay in the mouth until the tooth erupts into position. The purpose of the space maintainer is to hold the space so that t... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry 18 years experience
TMD: Tmj refers to the tempomandibular joint which everyone has. Tmd refers to tempomandibular disorder which is when people have their jaw lock or pain i... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry 18 years experience
Antibiotics: You may need more than just pain medication / antibiotics if you are having severe tooth pain. It might be from an infection from a large/deep cavity... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry 18 years experience
Floss,tongue scraper: Sometimes flossing will help reduce the amount of bacteria that causes the bad breath. A tongue scraper is also useful in cleaning the tongue more ef... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry 18 years experience
Depends : It depends on the orthodontist and how much the teeth have shifted but usually the retainer will not correct or move the teeth back into place. Somet... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry 18 years experience
Yes: There is now a dental anesthetic reversal agent, oraverse, that can be used after your dental procedure has been completed. It is administered the sa... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry 18 years experience
No: For people that floss daily and have healthy gums, it should not bleed while flossing. However few people do have bleeding even if they are flossing ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry 18 years experience
Trigeminal neuralgia: Tegretol or Carbamazepine is an anticonvulsant and mood-stabilizing drug used primarily in the treatment of epilepsy and bipolar disorder, as well as ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry 18 years experience
See your dentist: Your dentist can help you get your amalgam filling removed. Usually you will need to have your tooth anesthetized and then the amalgam filling can be... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry 18 years experience
A different guard: You may want to try using a different type of night-guard. If you are currently using a soft night-guard, sometimes people will grind more with it on... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry 18 years experience
Floss,tongue scraper: Depending on the cause of the halitosis but flossing usually helps reduce the amount of bacteria under the gums that can cause bad breath. A tongue s... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry 18 years experience
Gum disease: It is possible that the bleeding is coming from your gums. Inflammation on the gums can cause the gums to bleed easily. The gums might look "puffy" a... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry 18 years experience
See your dentist: It could be that the gums are infected or have not healed properly after the extractions. Another possibility is that there could be a residual root i... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry 18 years experience
Switching toothpaste: Some people are sensitive to certain types of toothpastes. Try switching to toothpastes that do not contain sodium lauryl sulfate (sls), such as senso... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry 18 years experience
Veneers, crowns: You can have your dentist see if you are a candidate for veneers, crowns, or composite bonding to make the teeth look bigger.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry 18 years experience
Trauma / loose teeth: Splinting teeth would be required when there is trauma to a tooth or in some cases where a tooth may be loose from severe gum disease then the tooth m... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry 18 years experience
Ask your dentist: Sensitivity from whitening your teeth is the most common side-effect. If you have sensitivity, try wearing your whitening trays every other day. You ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry 18 years experience
Maybe: Heat sensitivity does not necessarily mean you need a root canal. Depending on the length of time the heat sensitivity lasts and how it responds to h... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry 18 years experience
Yes: Depending on how much you teeth need to be aligned you can use invisalign which are a clear type of appliance that is worn over the teeth much like a ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry 18 years experience
Depends: Sometimes teeth will feel like they are more loose than normal since the teeth have been moving during your orthodontic treatment. They will tighten u... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry 18 years experience
Adult 32, Child 20: Most adults have 32 teeth and most children have 20 teeth. Some people have extra teeth or are missing teeth.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry 18 years experience
Visit your dentist: You should visit your dentist as soon as possible. If your crown or filling is loose, the longer you wait, the more bacteria or cavity may grow which ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry 18 years experience
No: Some people do feel sick after getting the Fluoride treatment. It is not mandatory during every cleaning visit but is helpful for preventing cavities... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry 18 years experience
Possibly: If the tooth feels rough, it could be from clenching or grinding which might have chipped the tooth. If the crown or cap was recently placed, it woul... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry 18 years experience
Non-fluoride paste: You can use any of the Fluoride free toothpastes. It will usually say on the box, "safe to swallow" and will contain xylitol which is an alternative ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry 18 years experience
Probably: Yes, because the nose ring is made of metal and would should up on the x-ray as a white ring which may cover or block the tooth / root that your denti... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry 18 years experience
Crown: Usually a crown would be recommended for cracked tooth syndrome. In some cases, you may need a root canal too if the crack has progressed close enoug... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry 18 years experience
Fluoride: You should have some Fluoride trays made by your dentist which are similar to whitening trays except you put Fluoride in the trays. You can also use ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry 18 years experience
Fracture of tooth: By not filling a cavity, the cavity will get larger and the tooth becomes weaker. At some point, the cavity will reach the nerve which will cause mor... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry 18 years experience
Normal : Sometimes the bleeding can be from the gums because of the rubber dam clamp that goes around the tooth during the root canal procedure. The gums migh... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry 18 years experience
Map-like appearance : Geographic tongue, also known as benign migratory glossitis) refers to an inflammatory condition in which the tongue has a map-like appearance due to... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry 18 years experience
Yes: Yes, Clindamycin 300mg, every 6 hours for 1 week is a good choice for an infection. It will usually work better than amoxicillin. Some people may ge... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry 18 years experience
Ask your dentist: Every situation / patient is different, so you may need to ask your dentist. Depending on the size of the infection and the condition of the tooth you... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry 18 years experience
Pregnancy gingivitis: Sometimes the gums may be more likely to bleed during pregnancy (pregnancy gingivitis) so your dentist was probably saying that your gums looked great... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry 18 years experience
Tooth vitality test: There is a test called a pulp vitality test which tests if a tooth is "alive" or "dying" from a cavity, crack or trauma. The test involves passing a s... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry 18 years experience
Depends on the tooth: If you are looking at the front 4 teeth (incisors), the adult tooth will usually have little ridges on the edge, called mamelons which aid in eruption... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry 18 years experience
Naturally missing: Some people are naturally missing some teeth while some people will actually have additional teeth. If the baby upper canines become loose and fall ou... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry 18 years experience
Yes: Yes you can still get a gingivectomy while wearing braces. Sometimes the gingiva (gums) will become inflammed (puffy) because it is more difficult to... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Lin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful!
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Using Biotene toothpaste and rinse now.
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Thanks for your quick reply!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

NYU
Graduated 2004MD

Awards

HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American Dental Association
California Dental Association
Invisalign Certified
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