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Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis

Dentistry
Danville, CA
38 years experience male

Locations

Office

Danville, CA

Address

3880 Blackhawk Rd, Danville, CA
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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 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Good oral hygiene: It's really quite simple...Keep your teeth, gums and tongue clean and you are likely to have a very healthy mouth. Don't smoke, or use smokeless tobac... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Several ways: If you are just a snorer, try simple things like sleeping on your side (they sell t-shirts with tennis balls on the back), avoid alcohol and sedatives... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Uvula: You are probably referring to the "punching bag" shaped tissue hanging down at the back of your mouth. This is called the uvula. It is important for... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 38 years experience
You really can't: Some insect and spider bites have a characteristic appearance, though generally you really can't tell what bit you unless you have the critter or the ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Can't hurt: Antibiotics aren't very selective in the bacteria they kill. In the gut, for one area, they can upset the natural flora balance and make your stomach... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Give him a nudge: If he snores softly, intermittantly, and purrs quietly, he may only need a nudge to sleep on his side. But, if he is a loud or robust snorer, and esp... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Short term ok: If you don't have access to dental care right now, extending with a refill of the same antiobiotic from the same healtchare provider is usually not a ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 38 years experience
See below: Depending upon the complexity of your sleep study equipment and whether it is done at home or at a sleep center, many things are measured....Cardiac p... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 38 years experience
No: Per the ada and the cdc, amalgam fillings are still considered to be a safe and cost effective filling material, and millions are placed each year in ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Sure, but....: It won't hurt anything, but it won't do much. Taking benedryl is better. Ice, topical anesthetics and calalmine lotion on the bite itself can also h... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Follow-up study: If you haven't already done so, consider getting another sleep study done with the CPAP machine in place. The study will show if the machine is prope... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Sleep Apnea: Your husband's concern is well founded. You are likely suffering from sleep apnea which can lead to a host of health problems including high blood pr... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 38 years experience
See a dentist: Dull ache 10 days after filling redone is not normal. Please return to the dentist to make sure the bite is correct, and everything is intact. It is ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 38 years experience
You don't: You don't know, because they don't look or feel any different. So it you get sick soon after being exposed to mosquito bites, be sure that you tell y... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Need them out: It is not normal for a 2 yr old to snore. It sounds like his tonsils are so large that he has a compromised airway, and possilbly sleep apnea as well... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Geographic tongue: You are probably referring to a condition called "geographic tongue" or migratory glossitis. It is a benign condition, due to personal variation. It... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Elbow grease: The most effective way is good old fashioned elbow grease. Scrub it with a toothbrush and tooth paste. There are several types of fizzy tablets on t... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 38 years experience
You really can't: You can't self-diagnose SA because you sleep through it. It is usually the bed partner who gets clues of hearing gasping, choking, or moments of no br... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Several things: Two things to consider....Are you grinding your teeth? Your dentist will be able to tell. Make an appt. Second, do you snore loudly? This could b... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 38 years experience
See your MD: Wow, that's a long time without sleep. Get a ride (don't drive) to your md to try to determine why this is happening. Also, have good sleep hygiene,... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Yes, sort of.: There are many websites devoted to this. Common natural repellants are lemon eucalyptus oil, citronella, thyme, fennel, clove oil, b-1 vitamins and ot... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Possibly for you: Techically, there may not be any proven clinical efficacy, but anything that relaxes you is good! if it puts your mind and body at a more calm and re... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Several ways: See your dentist to discuss splint therapy, physical therapy, biofeedback, orthodontics, neuromuscular treatment, imaging of the joint, and some simpl... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 38 years experience
I wouldn't: Assuming you have had a sleep study yourself, and a CPAP has been recommended for you, and you have had the old machine cleaned and adjusted to fit yo... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Likely: If the person has an active visible lesion, and you shared a drink, it is very likely that you were in contact with the virus. You may already have i... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Mosquito bourne: West nile virus (wnv) is carried by mosquitoes that have fed on infected birds. They transmit the virus to humans when you are bitten. So stay indoor... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 38 years experience
They shouldn't: It is not normal to have throbbing gums after you run. It is possible that you have a periodontal (gum) infection. Have your dentist evaluate this r... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Brush/ floss/see DDS: Sore gums is not normal, and may be a sign of gum disease. Gum disease destroys the fibers and bone that hold your teeth in. It is very treatable, e... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Yes: Try ensure which is available at your grocery store . High is calories and nutrients, and several good flavors.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Several reasons: Root canal therapy is often successful, but not always. Not all teeth can be saved. An endodontist might give up on doing a root canal for several r... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 38 years experience
See his MD or ENT: Make an appt to see his md who will do several things....Discuss potential allergens, physically inspect his nose and throat for abnormalities, and po... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Depends: Great question, but only your dentist will be able to tell you. An xray and examination will be needed to determine your problem, your treatment opti... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Depends: Depends on the severity. If you are just a primary snorer, some of those things can work. For instance, they make sleep shirts that have tennis balls ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Not really: They are not the cleanest places around, and not very conducive to the rest needed for the difficulties of travel these days. But they are relatively... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Reason for concern: It is not normal for a 2 year old to snore loudly. It is a sign of a resticted airway. Please talk to your pediatrician, who may recomment an ENT to e... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Hard to say: If you have a gap that you want to close, you basically have 3 options. Here are some ranges of cost. #1-composite bonding to close space (about $200... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Cure? No. : Unless you are morbidly obese, and lose a lot of weight, you can't cure sa. You can manage it though. CPAP works very well, but can be hard to get use... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Sure: Many patients with sleep apnea (sa) get a full nights restorative sleep. Some have CPAP machines, and if you are having any problems with mask fit etc... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Bites?: It's possible that you might have a bed-bug infestation. They can live in your bedding, mattress, or carpeting, and are nocturnal. They emerge at ni... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Possibly: Like any metal (buttons, zippers, necklaces) if there is enough mass to register on the machine, it is possible that your piercings will activate the ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Talk to your dentist: Not enough details to say, but if you had corrective jaw surgery, i suspect that you have an orthodontist, an oral surgeon, and a general dentist as a... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Maybe....but !!!!!!!: It might cost less initially, but i would not ever recommend this. You never know what kind of materials are being used, what kind of sterilization ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Not necessarily: I can't speak for the "drink a lot" comment, but i can say that experience is a very valuable thing. Assuming your dentist has kept up with current m... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Several: The most common are pain, bleeding, and nerve damage. But remember, there may be significantrisk factors in not removing your widsom teeth as well. ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Hard for you to do..: But your dentist can help. Call for an appointment to make sure you don't have a cavity, a gum infection, or a problem with a wisdom tooth. If it al... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Stay inside: Seriously, the best defense is to stay away from them. By that i mean avoiding twightlight hours, and areas where they thrive. Second best is wear ap... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 38 years experience
No, but ok to use: Usingng breath right strips can open your nostrils for more air flow, but it's not going to change the snoring. Snoring occurs as a result of an obst... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Ideally, yes.: CPAP is the gold standard treatment for osa, and it works very well. Try it, and hang in there...You can get used to it over time. If you just canno... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 38 years experience
No, but doesn't work: Tooth whitening is dependant upon 2 things, first, the concentration of the bleaching agent, and second, the duration of exposure to the tooth. White... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Yes.: Yes, the stages of sleep are identified through eeg. Stages w (wakefulness), n1, n2, n3, and r (rem). You sleep study will be able to measure the tim... Read More
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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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