Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis

Dentistry
Danville, CA
39 years experience male

Locations

Office

Danville, CA

Address

3880 Blackhawk Rd, Danville, CA
Directions

About

Bio

We specialize in professional, detailed, and punctual dental servivces, providing care for all ages...from 2 to 102! Dr. Jarvis has training in general as well as comsetic dentistry and is a graduate of the prestigous Las Vegas Insitute of Advanced Dentistry. In addition, Dr. Jarvis has completed his mini-residency at UCLA in non-surgical treatment of snoring and sleep apnea. (Memer of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine). Dr. Jarvis is a long time resident of Danville, California, and established his practice in Blackhawk in 1985, serving patients from the Danville, San Ramon, Diablo, and Blackhawk areas. Dr. Jarvis also holds a degree in Entomology (the study of insects) from the University of California at Davis

Specialties
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Dentistry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

315 Answers
100 Agrees
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 39 years experience
Deep sleep: You sleep more soundly than you think. In the light stages of sleep, you are easily aroused and awakened. In the deeper stages of sleep (rem) you are ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 39 years experience
$$ Assistance: Dental insurance is like medical insurance in that an insurance company, in return for a premium payment, helps pay for some of your dentistry. Many ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 39 years experience
Depends on the cause: If you have primary snoring only, without sleep apnea (sa), try simple things like weight loss, sleep on your side, avoid sedatives and alcohol prior ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 39 years experience
It can be: If you are a robust snorer, you should first have a sleep study to make sure you don't have sleep apnea. If not, an appliance made by a dentist who ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 39 years experience
On your side: Sleeping on your back generally makes snoring worse, as it is easier for the tongue to fall back and restrict/block the airway. Try sleeping on your ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 39 years experience
Various reasons: The first one you should investigate is the possibility of having diabetes, or maybe one of a few common syndromes. See your md for simple tests. Y... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 39 years experience
Sleep study: Consider a sleep study to determine if you have just run-of-the-mill snoring or something more serious called sleep apnea. If so, you may benefit fro... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 39 years experience
Yes, but managable: Typically, valium and versed is used in IV conscious sedation for dental treatment, though sometimes just oral meds may be used. Your family history ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 39 years experience
Safe? Probably: It's probably safe, but i can't imagine it would be very effective. A bigger question is why are your nails discolored? Have your md check this out.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 39 years experience
Stay indoors :): Seriously, the best way is to not go where ticks live. The next best strategies are to wear appropriate clothing...Long pants, long sleeves, hat, and... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 39 years experience
Yes: It has been published that it affects 4% of men and 2% of women, but personally, i think it is much higher. Unfortunately, it has been given lower pr... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 39 years experience
Depends: Depends on the cause, location, severity of the lesion, and what bacteria are present. But remember, the antibiotic is not the cure, seeing the denti... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 39 years experience
Go for it: I'm not sure i understand your question, but if you are used to an empty bed, and you now have a partner, it can be a little bit of a challenge initia... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 39 years experience
Possible: It is possible to feel sinus pressure after having an upper wisdom tooth removed, but it doesn't usually feel that way. Contact your oral surgeon or ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 39 years experience
Why not?: Mosquitoes are attracted to the co2 that we exhale. While i don't have scientific data to support this, I have 50 years of experience with mosquitoes... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 39 years experience
Management: Unless caused by obesity, and rectified by severe weight loss, you probably will not cure your sa. It's a litte like having diabetes in that you stil... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 39 years experience
Safe? Yes..but...: Yes, it is safe, but not effective. Only natural enamel will bleach.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 39 years experience
It won't: It may moisten it, but won't cure it. Only perscription antiviral meds, topical and oral, can improve a true cold sore. And even then, the meds needs... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 39 years experience
Not sure: I'm sorry but i don't know, but i understand that it can be very frightening. I would start by seeing your primary cary physician, who may refer you ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 39 years experience
Nothing: Everyone is different and having a rough or fissured tongue is very common and can be quite normal. If you have any concern, see your dentist or oral... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 39 years experience
Different: It's complicated, but they are different sleep disorders with different causes and treatments. One does not cause the other. See your md for a sleep ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 39 years experience
Not really: I'm sure you can find something on the internet that says that insect repellants are killing us all, but I use them. Some people feel that an ingredi... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 39 years experience
No problem: While it won't cure dental decay, it might improve the gum health. Just be sure you rinse and spit. It is not a substitute for treatment of gum dise... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 39 years experience
Stop the cause: Thie first thing to do is to stop whatever is causing the erosion. Usually those things are drinks that areh ighly acidic, such as carbonated sodas, ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 39 years experience
Yes, it's possible: Most attended sleep studies (where you spend the night at a sleep center) are very accurate. The take-home types of study are helpful for screening, ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 39 years experience
Don't see why not: I can't imagine the magnetic aspect of your mattress would interfere with the operation of your CPAP machine. Shouldn't be a problem.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 39 years experience
Not ideal: Some people get immediate relief and feel terrific after using their cpap....But not everybody. See you md to make sure that you are using it correctl... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 39 years experience
Better sleep hygiene: Habits that are not conducive to good sleep quality are intake of caffeine, alcohol, nicotine or excess food too close to bedtime. Also physical exer... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 39 years experience
Simple stuff: You can first try simple things, like sleeping on your back (they sell sleep shirts with tennis balls on the back), avoid alcohol and sedatives, and l... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 39 years experience
Tongue can fall back: The sound we call snoring occurs due to air passing through a narrowing of the airway, causing the tissue to "flutter" and make noise. Narrowing can o... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 39 years experience
Spray: You can call a professional exterminator, or you can try those aerosol spray "bombs" that you set off while you are away for a few hours. Not recomm... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 39 years experience
Likely: You should speak to your dentist right away so that he/she knows and can follow your progress. But in general, this can happen after removal of a low... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 39 years experience
Go see your dentist: Sometmes the gum can get infected around an errupting wisdom tooth, or sometimes it just errupts into the wrong position, causing the cheek biting. E... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 39 years experience
Quickly: A bee's stinger is barbed and frequently remains stuck in your skin. The stinger apparatus has venom in it and will continue to pump it in after the b... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 39 years experience
Shouldn't be: Any drug can be fatal in rare situations, but versed can be used quite safely, even if you have sleep apnea. Be sure your surgeon and anesthesiologis... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 39 years experience
No such thing: I'm sorry to tell you, but use of baking soda will not ever be as effective as professional bleaching gel. Here's the best formula--get your teeth cl... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 39 years experience
Xylitol: I'm not sure which kind lasts longer, but I am sure that you want to chew the kind that has xylitol as the sweetener. Always buy sugarless, and go wi... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 39 years experience
Many many types: There are many conditons that can produce ulcerations of the mouth, some more serious than others. A common one is called a canker sore, which will cu... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 39 years experience
Good sleep hygiene: Establish good sleep hygiene and patterns. Go to bed a the same time at night, avoid excess alcohol, food, and exercise prior to sleep, make sure you... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 39 years experience
Stay away from them: It sounds silly, but stay away from where they are. If you must go there, wear appropriate clothing (long sleeves and pants, and use insect repellant... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 39 years experience
See a dentist: She will need to see a dentist who will take an xray and determine the cause of her pain. Then you can discuss your treatment options. Don't delay, ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 39 years experience
Define recover: Depends on your definition of recover....If you mean "when can i go back to work?", the answer is the next day--you will be sore, but quite functional... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 39 years experience
Indirectly yes: The snoring isn't necessarily a sign of a heart problem, because lots of people who snore have good hearts. But it is true that people who snore robu... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 39 years experience
Absolutely: The root canal procedure eliminates the infection and the pain, but does not give immunity from decay. Even with a crown, which is commonly needed af... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 39 years experience
No: Get whatever you need done, done. If your insurance doesn't cover it, will you just leave the infection? Of course not. Do whatever you need to do to ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 39 years experience
No: It is not a must, but if you have large tonsils blocking your airway it might be a great idea. Many people who have sleep apnea, don't even have tons... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 39 years experience
It could: The "spacer" is creating or holding a space that is needed for your expander appliance. If the spacer is lost, and the space closes again, this may... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 39 years experience
Personal differences: A high or "vaulted" palate is not uncommon. It is not ideal though, and can be associated with airway issues, and and dental/orthodontic bite proble... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 39 years experience
Gentle rinse: No over the counter meds will fix your problem if it really is infected. Try warm salt water, gently rinsing. You may have what is called a dry-socket... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 39 years experience
Certainly: If you mean local anesthetic, like numbing of the tooth, this is commonly done so your dental treatment is very comfortable. If you mean general sedat... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 20, 2015
Great Doc!!
Aug 9, 2012
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Jarvis is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I have to have teeth removed, Im so upset brcause Im an attractive female witj beautiful teeth. Cant afford implants, Im devastated,
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Thank you for your help! This was a huge help, and of coarse its nice hearing it from someone who for sure knows what they're talking about!
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Your answer was very helpful, thanks! Severe obstructive sleep apnea. Tonsils and adenoids removed. Thanks!!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Univeristy of the Pacific, School of Dentistry
Graduated 1984MD

Residency

UCLA

Awards

Most Influential, Third Place, Contra Costa County, CA - Winter
2013
Top Dentist, First Place, Contra Costa County, CA - Winter
2013
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