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|

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|

Long In The Tooth

The number of teeth you keep as you get older could indicate just how long you will keep getting older. The main reason for loss of teeth in adulthood is gum disease, called periodontitis. This disease causes bone loss, which leads to loosening and drifting of the front teeth. This leads to the phrase, “long in the tooth,” which implies old age. Aside from periodontitis, recent research has closely related tooth loss to “stress” during a person’s life, including specific [...]

Sugar Eats Away Your Teeth and Your Brain

According to the American Dental Association, Americans consume sugar, particularly in the form of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), at an alarming rate. SSBs are a leading cause of dental cavities, obesity, and type II diabetes. SSBs are sports drinks, energy drinks, fruit drinks, flavored milk, and other beverages that contain added caloric sweeteners. Sadly, new evidence indicates SSBs are also associated brain shrinkage. So, it can be said that SSBs can eat away your teeth as well as your brain. In [...]

2019-07-30T02:37:03+00:00October 11th, 2017|Dental Information|

TEN THINGS NOT TO PUT IN YOUR MOUTH

TEN THINGS NOT TO PUT IN YOUR MOUTH Everyone knows that certain things present high risk of harm when put into the mouth. Tobacco, raw meat, toys, gun barrels or your own foot are some well-known examples. Other not-recommended items are: A toothbrush with too much toothpaste – This may keep you from seeing what you are brushing. Studies show that people who dry brush their teeth first, then brush again with toothpaste, have less gum bleeding and tartar [...]

2019-07-30T02:37:17+00:00July 15th, 2017|Dental Information|

Vitamins For Dental Health

Certain vitamins and minerals are especially beneficial to your dental health. These nutritional building blocks may be essential for keeping your teeth and gums healthy while benefitting your entire body.CalciumThroughout the body, this mineral helps build bones and provide structural support. In your mouth, calcium helps harden your enamel and strengthen your jawbone. Milk, cheese, yogurt, broccoli and salmon are some known sources of calcium.Vitamin DVitamin D helps the body absorb calcium while boosting bone mineral density, so it’s crucial [...]

When your breath is cutting into your social life

Many patients inquire about their foul breath affecting all aspects of their lives: work environment, social interactions, and feeling good about oneself. What is the bad breath coming from and how do you fix it? A few of the factors that affect your breath are the diet you maintain (the food you ingest), the condition of your teeth (if cavities are present or not), as well as the bacteria in your mouth. A variety of foods can cause different [...]