Oral Health Surprises: Tooth Hazards

ffective oral health care routines and oral hygiene habits are essential for removing bacteria and debris that may develop on your teeth. By limiting plaque buildup and the risk of dental erosion, you can help lower your risk of enamel wear. However, you also need to be aware of tooth hazards in your life that can cause immediate dental injuries and oral accidents that can occur. If you are involved in any habits or activities that are potentially putting your teeth at risk, eliminate them as necessary.

Often, damage to your smile includes always being aware of potential health risks in your life. By chewing on ice constantly or biting into cough drops or any other products that can easily chip and crack your teeth, you run the risk of damaging your teeth. Rather than taking chances, avoid biting into hard products altogether. Various bad habits include biting your nails and chewing on pen caps or any other inedible products that may be used as stress-relieving tools

Are you aware of the risks that can sometimes arise by using unhealthy products such as smoking or chewing tobacco? Now only can tobacco stain your teeth or lead to bad breath, they can also cause various oral health risks including tooth loss and cancer. Avoid unhealthy products and stay away from the use of mouth jewelry that can easily damage your smile. Mouth jewelry is dangerous because it can cause permanent nerve damage if they are placed incorrectly. Mouth jewelry can lead to chipped teeth, infections and lead to choking hazard, so it may be best to avoid these products altogether.

Do you wish to learn more about tooth hazards and their effect on your smile? If so, please call 408-266-4690 to schedule an appointment with Almaden Plaza Dental Care at our dental office in San Jose, California, for your oral health care treatments. Dr. Haleh Karimian and our expert team want to ensure your teeth remain clean for a lifetime to come.

Discussing Dentistry: Tooth Decay Prevention and Care

Are you aware of plaque buildup, its effect on your smile and its connection to tooth decay? Tooth decay arises when your tooth enamel is slowly worn down. Because plaque buildup consists of a thin layer of bacteria and debris in your mouth, it can convert substances including sugars and starches into harmful acids that may chew through your tooth enamel. Thus, to effectively prevent tooth decay, you need to make sure that plaque buildup is eradicated from your life.

The best way to remove plaque buildup is through an effective oral hygiene routine. By brushing your teeth twice daily with a nonabrasive toothbrush and toothpaste along with cleaning between your teeth with an interdental set of dental floss, you can drastically improve your oral health and lower your risk for plaque buildup. Furthermore, you should focus on saliva-building treatments including the use of sugarless chewing gum after meals, as saliva can neutralize harmful acids in your mouth and wash away any debris that may be present. For additional help with your oral health care in regard to tooth decay, visit our Dentist for a professional cleaning every six months.

If you are ready to take the next step to eliminating tooth decay in your life, schedule an appointment with Almaden Plaza Dental Care at our dental office in San Jose, California, by calling 408-266-4690. Dr. Haleh Karimian and our team look forward to having you as our guest soon.

Could You Benefit From Dental Bonding?

Is one of your teeth damaged or is discolored? Are you trying to find a way to fix it that may be more affordable than some of the other options? We are pleased to offer our patients dental bonding, which is so named because the material actually bonds to the tooth, to help restore their smile’s health and aesthetic appeal.

Dental bonding uses a composite resin that can be shaped and polished to match your smile. Many patients might select this therapy because of its cosmetic benefits. The resin can be used to cover blemishes, alter a tooth’s shape, or even to close small gaps in your teeth.

To match your smile, our Dr. Haleh Karimian and Lily Patil, can use a guide to help them select a shade of resin. One of our team may then roughen the surface of the tooth slightly and apply a light coating of a liquid that can help the resin material bond to your tooth better. Then the resin can be applied, shaped, smoothed and hardened with either a light or a laser.

To find out more information about dental bonding in San Jose, California or to schedule a consultation at Almaden Plaza Dental Care, you can call us on 408-266-4690. We would love to help improve your dental health in any way we can.