As we continue to embrace a new normal
under the current coronavirus pandemic, the threat of the disease is not the
only one we should be afraid of.
Recently, dentists reported a rise of
patients with tooth decay and gum disease since wearing a mask became a
requirement before going outside.
How is it possible?
When wearing a mask, most people breathe
using their nose making the mouth to dry out. When the mouth is dry, it means
the production of saliva is lower than usual. Saliva is very essential because
it neutralizes the acid entering the mouth and it prevent the tooth from
The decrease in saliva may also lead to
periodontal diseases and if not taken care of immediately may result to strokes
or heart attack.
While we still can’t let go of wearing mask
as we may acquire the deadly coronavirus, experts advise everyone to stay
hydrated and do brushing and flossing regularly.
We need to keep in mind that covid-19 is
not the only enemy.
If you have more concerns, Luminous Smile Dental is willing to help. Give us a call now!
have been saying a lot of times that the basic protection for our oral health
is to brush and floss properly and regularly. However, if you want to take that
extra step in taking care of your teeth, mouthwash is very useful.
mouthwash has fluoride, which will help keep our teeth strong and healthy.
is mouthwash really important? Yes. Mouthwash has a lot of benefits as long as
you use it properly.
helps kills bacteria, reduces bad breath, and loosen up the food remains in the
mouth. Gargling the right amount will surely elevate the protection of the oral
make sure not to swallow it as it may harm the internal organs.
thing to keep in mind is that mouthwash is only an addition to brushing and
flossing, not a substitute.
a coffee to start the day has always been a part of our routine, for most of
us. We are also aware that coffee lovers have to refill the cup for more
whether it’s during noon or late at night.
how many should you take per day to keep you away not only from diseases like
ulcer, acidity or heart problems but also from coffee stains that may lead to
is advisable to limit your coffee intake at most twice a day. However, if you
already have decays this will be more problematic. One way to keep the stain
away without stopping drinking coffee is to use straw. By sipping it through
the straw, the coffee will bypass most of the teeth as it will directly head to
the throat downwards.
from what mentioned above, thoroughly brushing the teeth is relatively
important to wash away the remains and stains for it not to cling on the enamel
more tips you can call or visit our clinics located in Newark and San Jose.
Before your dental specialist do its thing
for your teeth, alternatives are consistently there for you to pick upon.
What’s more, before putting your crown you
can pick of what dental crown you would need in your tooth.
Fundamentally, there are three kinds of
This is so far the top-level of dental
crown on account of its life span and appearance. PFM is metal base and is
secured by porcelain to commend to the shade of the teeth. The achievement of
PFM is high contrasted with different sorts of crown.
This is best for beautifiers in view of its
appearance yet it’s not as solid as a metal crown seems to be. Artistic is more
delicate yet is better for the appearance.
Sturdiness is the stay of metal crown. As a
rule, it is made of gold. Be that as it may, some may think that its
unappealing in view of the shading it will bring to the teeth.
Follow this step-by-step guide on how to properly floss your teeth.
Wind 18″ of floss around middle fingers of each hand. Pinch floss between thumbs and index fingers, leaving a 1″- 2″ length in between. Use thumbs to direct floss between upper teeth.
Keep a 1″ – 2″ length of floss taut between fingers. Use index fingers to guide floss between contacts of the lower teeth.
Gently guide floss between the teeth by using a zig-zag motion. DO NOT SNAP FLOSS BETWEEN YOUR TEETH. Contour floss around the side of the tooth.
Slide floss up and down against the tooth surface and under the gumline. Floss each tooth thoroughly with a clean section of floss.
MANUAL TOOTHBRUSH VS ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH
Studies have proven that any oscillating or rotating toothbrush removes more plaque compared to its predecessor the Manual Toothbrush.
But even with that in mind, Manual toothbrush if used proper and frequent can give you the same results. The only difference is that you won’t have that vibrating sensation that you normally get after using a power toothbrush.
We do recommend that if you have poor dexterity and have trouble gripping a toothbrush and/or floss then a power or electric toothbrush might be the right tool for you. We want to help you make the right choice, be sure to raise all your concerns at your next dental exam.
The odor caused by Periodontal Disease is also known as Halitosis. This can be a very embarrassing to have and we do sympathize with you. This can be treated but first we have to make sure if the Halitosis is not caused by a medical problem. After elimination, we can determine with proper dental management your bad breath can be treated.
So before you start wasting your money on expensive toothbrushes or mouthwashes-come to see us first so we may guide you on the proper way to manage your dental health.
How many times have you heard this “ Brush and Floss twice a day” ? So many times that we just chose to ignore it! Brushing once a day just doesn’t cut it. With the numerous times we eat and the rate that bacteria accumulates in the mouth. Having to brush after each big meal is such a small sacrifice to do compared to what is in store for us if we don’t.
FLOURIDE & DECAY PREVENTION
Fluoride that is absorbed by your body when teeth were forming (during mother s pregnancy to early childhood) integrates into the structure of enamel and makes it stronger.
After teeth eruption fluoride that is inside your toothpaste or mouthwash, or what your dentist places on your teeth still have a positive effect on your teeth. It strengthens the enamel and reduces the chance of tooth decay.
If you have children and live in an area that has no Fluoride in its drinking water you should consult your dentist and physician about Fluoride tablets that are available for children.
POST –OP INSTRUCTION FOR EXTRACTION
Be sure to keep the gauze in your mouth with firm pressure for 30 minutes.• If bleeding should start again, place a fresh piece of gauze over the bleeding area. Bite on gauze with firm, steady pressure for 1 hour. Do not chew on the gauze.
For the first 24 hours, brush your remaining teeth 3 times a day. Do not rinse your mouth, or use any mouthwash products.
After 24 hours are up, rinse your mouth with warm salt water (1 teaspoon salt in an 8 ounce glass of warm water). At least 4 or 5 times a day to help keep the extraction clean.
If you experience any pain, take due pain pills as directed on the package or bottle. Be sure to take any medications as directed.
While sleeping or relaxing, it is important to keep your head raised on 2 or 3 pillows. This will prevent any bleeding or swelling.
Be sure to drink plenty of fluids and eat anything you can swallow. Do not eat foods such as nuts, patato chips, or spicy foods, etc.
Do not drink any alcoholic beverages or smoke for at least a 24-hour period.
Our mission is to bring out a family-friendly atmosphere where you are rest assured that everything is done accordingly. We dedicate ourselves in providing individual, personalized attention as we recognize each patient’s concern, preference and dental need is unique.