Home Remedies for Dental Emergencies

First Aid for a Toothache or Abscess 1. Clean the infected by gently flossing, brushing, and rinsing. 2. Rinse vigorously with warm salt water to remove any trapped food particles. 3. Apply a cold compress to relieve pain and control swelling. 4. Take anti-inflammatory pain reliever. Tooth pain is caused by inflammation so this should… Read more »

Broken or Knocked-Out Tooth

With more than 5 million teeth knocked out every year in children and adults, it’s good to know what to do in case this happens. If you play your cards right, your knocked out tooth can be successfully replanted and last for a long time! A knocked-out permanent tooth that is re-implanted within 30 minutes… Read more »

Tooth Extraction Aftercare

The best place for your teeth is in your mouth. As our dentist, Dr. Milad Nourahmadi, can tell you, it is always a good idea to save a tooth whenever possible. However, there are times when a tooth has become so diseased or damaged that it is no longer viable and unsafe to have in… Read more »

Dental Link for Headaches

Everyone has had headaches. For many people, they can just pop an aspirin and the pain goes away after a few minutes. But what about people with persistent, daily, chronic headaches? There may be more to it than meets the eye. There are a multitude of potential causes for headache, they range from nutritional (lack… Read more »

Content Smiles: Healthy and Unhealthy Foods

Your smile is continually bombarded with risks to your oral health and you will need to think about what you can do to keep your smile safe and avoid the risks of dental damage. This can include aspects of your diet that can drastically hinder your oral health. To keep your smile going strong, understand… Read more »

When to Call the Dentist

When should you make an appointment to see the dentist? Ideally, you should see the dentist every six months for your regular cleanings checkups. These visits will give the dentist the chance to remove the plaque and tartar from your teeth that you could get by brushing and flossing and check your teeth and mouth… Read more »

The Warnings for Over-the-Counter Whitening Treatments

If you are interested in whitening your smile with an over-the-counter whitening treatment, then our dentists, Drs. Nourahmadi, Adham, Kim, and Nga, would like to tell you about some side effects involved so you can know everything about the treatments and do your best to care for your teeth and gums. Although some over-the-counter treatments… Read more »

Are You Worried About Your Child’s Thumb Sucking?

A prolonged habit of sucking on thumbs can disrupt the development of your child’s smile and alter the natural alignment of their teeth. If you are concerned about your child’s thumb sucking, our dentist can help you work with your child on breaking the habit. Thumb sucking risks delaying the tooth development, and you should… Read more »

Chewing Sugar-Free Gum is Good for Dental Health

Believe it or not, your dentist approves of chewing gum for your dental health. Sugarless gum, of course! Consistently chewing gum can be an effective component of an overall oral health plan when done alongside daily brushing and flossing.   It is well-known that your mouth contains bacteria that can be converted into acid with… Read more »

A Professionally Whitened Smile Needs to Be Maintained

Retail tooth whitening products like whitening toothpaste and whitening strips typically use mild concentrations of hydrogen peroxide to break up dental stains. Unfortunately, these products rarely have the potency to do more than minimize the appearance of minor surface stains on tooth enamel. It’s also worth noting that excessive use of these products can potentially… Read more »