Don’t Want Implants? Hopeless Teeth Can be Saved | Alhambra Dentist

A combination of traditional techniques and latest technology can save teeth previously diagnosed as hopeless. This innovative approach can often save seemingly loose, hopeless front teeth and prevent tooth loss. If a patient presents with teeth that have hardly any bone left due to periodontitis (gum disease), this new approach would offer the stabilization of the loose teeth with the traditional method of splinting. The latter calls for bonding (gluing) wiring on the back (lingual) side of the teeth [...]

2019-07-30T02:33:57+00:00June 12th, 2019|Cosmetic Dentistry|

Coming Soon: Get a Sniff of Novacaine, Rather than a Shot | Alhambra Dentist

Since its introduction in 1844 by dentist Dr. Horace Wells, the use of nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to the medical world as a means for inducing conscious sedation for surgery, dentists have been in the forefront in discovering, testing and applying new techniques and materials for obtaining anesthesia for their patients. In 1884, Carl Eihorn introduced cocaine for use as an anesthetic. This was widely used until the addictive quality of cocaine became evident. The first successful cocaine substitute, called Stovaine, [...]

2019-07-30T02:34:04+00:00June 6th, 2019|Sleep Dentistry|

Acid Reflux | Alhambra Dentist

Teeth are so hard you would think they would be indestructible and that they would not be adversely affected by anything. Due to the strength of enamel and bone, they should remain the same from the day the teeth come into the mouth to the day they are no longer needed. Unfortunately, this is far from true. While we would like to think of teeth as being strong and unchanging, most people know that teeth can be damaged by [...]

2019-07-30T02:33:38+00:00May 31st, 2019|Dental Information|

7 Reasons Why Sugar Is Bad For You

Refined sugar or added sugar is said to be the most harmful ingredient in the Standard American Diet (SAD). Its harmful effects on metabolism may be traceable to many other diseases. Below are 7 of the reasons for you go sugar-free for 2018:Sugar, as we all know, is bad for your teeth. What you may not know is that it is also bad for your gums. Bacteria which cause gum disease and loose teeth can metabolize sugar in its pure [...]

2019-07-30T02:33:46+00:00May 10th, 2019|Dental Information, Family Dentistry|

10 Fun Facts About Tooth Brushes

1. When selecting your toothbrush, look for the ADA Seal. The ADA Seal of Acceptance is the gold standard for toothbrush quality. It’s how you’ll know an independent body of scientific experts, the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs, has evaluated your toothbrush to make sure bristles won’t fall out with normal use, the handle will stay strong and the toothbrush will help reduce your risk for cavities and gum disease. 2. The toothbrush is 5,000 years old. In various forms, [...]

2019-07-30T02:34:14+00:00April 28th, 2019|Dental Information, General Dentistry|

Abscessed Teeth Increases Risk of Heart Attacks

In a study carried out at the University of Helsinki in cooperation with the Heart and Lung Centre of the university and published in the Journal of Dental Research a dental abscess ( infection at the root tip of a tooth ) increases the risk of coronary artery disease, even if there no pain. The study states, “Acute coronary syndrome (heart attack) is 2.7 times more common among patients with untreated teeth in need of root canal treatment than among [...]

2019-07-30T02:34:27+00:00April 2nd, 2019|Dental Information, General Dentistry|


For mild to moderate pain after surgery, patients are asked to take over-the-counter (OTC) pills. There are basically two kinds of OTC pills. One is represented by pain pills such as Tylenol and is called acetaminophen. The other is represented by Advil, and is called ibuprofen. For quite some time now many doctors have advised their patients to take both acetaminophen and ibuprofen together, in the belief that taken together brings about more relief from pain than just taking one [...]

2019-07-30T02:34:36+00:00March 11th, 2019|Family Dentistry|


Abnormal inflammation within the brain is thought to play a pivotal role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), according to a study in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. The study further states that inflammation from the body may worsen that brain inflammation. Specifically gum disease, being a chronic infection associated with elevation of serum inflammatory markers, such as C-reactive protein, has been found to be associated with several systemic diseases, including AD. This study reports on the mechanisms through [...]

2019-07-30T02:34:56+00:00February 22nd, 2019|Family Dentistry|


Research has found that the use of antidepressants increased the odds of implant failure by four times. Each year of antidepressant use doubled the odds of failure. More than one in 10 Americans over the age of 12 use antidepressants, making it the second most prescribed type of drug in the U.S., according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and IMS Health. And the rate is increasing. Antidepressant use has surged 400 percent between the [...]

2019-07-30T02:35:07+00:00January 21st, 2019|Family Dentistry, General Dentistry|

Cannibas Use and Gum Disease

Recreational use of Cannabis is permissible in some states, including California. Anecdotal and observational reports have pointed to Cannabis use being involved with receding gums and gum disease. An analysis of the data from the National Health and Nutritional Examination indicated the following: Periodontal (Gum) disease, one of the most common chronic conditions in the United States, is a major cause of tooth loss among adults. Although periodontitis has a genetic component, factors such as increased age, gender, chronic conditions [...]

2019-07-30T02:35:16+00:00January 16th, 2019|Dental Information, General Dentistry|