People’s teeth can tell a lot about them. Dentists know if they grind their teeth while sleeping by looking for abfractions (loss of tooth structure located along the gum line) in the teeth. These are caused by Bruxism, an oral parafunctional activity caused by excessive teeth grinding or jaw clenching that occurs in a person’s sleep.
Irvine, CA, October 9, 2018 – Sedation and Implant Dentistry will be offering complimentary consultations and second opinions in our Irvine office located at 113 Waterworks Way, Suite 220, Irvine, CA 92618. Join us this Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. for a complimentary endodontic and orthodontic exam and to meet our specialist.
The best food choices for the health of your mouth are cheeses, chicken or other meats, nuts, and milk. These foods are thought to protect tooth enamel by providing the calcium and phosphorus needed to remineralize teeth (a natural process by which minerals are redeposited in tooth enamel after being removed by acids).
Irvine, California, April 2, 2018 – Oral cancer kills nearly one person every hour and dentist Thomas Gonzales D.D.S. knows that early detection can save lives. April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month and all month long Dr. Gonzales is offering free oral cancer screenings at Sedation and Implant Dentistry Irvine, located 113 Waterworks Way, Suite 220, Irvine, CA 92618.
The prevalence of myths and old wives tales about toothaches have led some people to believe some strange things. While many of these myths are harmless, others could actually cause you to make poor decisions regarding your oral health. By identifying some of the strangest things that people believe about toothaches, you can take steps to keep your mouth healthy.
If It Stops Hurting, You’re Fine
Some people believe that if they have a toothache but it stops hurting, they are in the clear. This is an especially attractive myth to people who would like to avoid a trip to the dentist, but unfortunately, tooth pain that lasts for several days before disappearing mysteriously isn’t a great sign. Additionally, the oral health issue that caused the toothache in the first place won’t simply go away, as your teeth aren’t able to heal themselves, so you should still follow up with your dentist.