An Inconsistent Daily Oral Hygiene Routine Can Increase Your Chances of Suffering from Gum Disease

Your daily oral hygiene routine needs to feature brushing your teeth twice and flossing at least once each day. This simple, yet consistent practice is designed to remove food particles, residual sugars, and plaque from your mouth before they can promote plaque acid build up or harden into tartar.  If tartar deposits build up on your… Read more »

If You Have Diabetes, You Don’t Want to Neglect Your Smile

At Dr. Ellie's Gentle Dentistry in San Diego, California, we have seen what can happen when people neglect their smiles. This is even more impactful when you have a medical condition which affects your oral health, such as diabetes. To understand how your smile is affected by your health, you have to understand how the… Read more »

What You Can Do About Candidiasis

Candidiasis, also referred to as thrush or oral thrush when it impacts the oral cavity, is a type of infection caused by Candida, a yeast. Although Candida typically exist in the mouth, they can cause infection if they grow unproportionate to the bacteria in your mouth. Here are some facts you should recognize about candidiasis…. Read more »

Chew Gum to Prevent Cavities

Did you know that chewing gum can actually be good for your teeth? It’s true! Chewing sugar-free gum has been proven by many studies to help prevent cavities. Chewing gum does this by promoting saliva production in the mouth. Saliva is the body’s first defense against cavities. It cleans food particles and debris away from… Read more »

A Large Cavity on a Molar or Premolar’s Biting Surface Might Need an Inlay or Onlay Dental Filling

The molars and premolars in the back of your mouth play a vital role in chewing and grinding the tough and hard foods you eat. Their ability to do this is thanks in part to the deep pits and fissures in the tooth enamel of the biting surface. Unfortunately, the deep recesses in the tooth… Read more »

What You Should Know Before You Whiten Your Teeth

If you have stained or yellowed teeth, Dr. Elhameh Allamehzadeh may recommend teeth whitening in San Diego, California. However, it is important to note that not everyone is a candidate for teeth whitening. Before you undergo teeth whitening treatment, it is important that you consider certain factors. Age & Pregnancy Teeth whitening is not recommended… Read more »

The Excitement of a Better Smile Awaits with Mouthwash

Are you aware that mouthwash products can vary greatly and are proficient in creating many different results, even among the same brand of mouthwash? Reliant upon your oral health needs, selecting a mouthwash should take some time and effort to ensure you are getting a product that can meet your guidelines. The excitement of a… Read more »

The Mysterious Causes Behind Bad Breath

Having bad breath can be quite irritating and annoying, especially when it affects your social life. Although a quick scrub of the tongue can oftentimes eliminate the odorous breath, it sometimes fails to do the job. This means a mysterious cause is creating your bad breath. To help you, Dr. Elhameh Allamehzadeh is happy to… Read more »

Remaining Calm Can Help You Safely Remove Something Stuck Between Your Teeth

Getting a piece of food like a tough meat fiber or fruit peel stuck between your teeth is rarely a cause for concern. However, if you have a bad habit of nervously nibbling on pencils and pens, or you bite your nails, it is possible for a fragment to break off and become painfully stuck… Read more »

Do You Know the Various Methods of Sedation Dentistry?

Did you know that there are multiple varieties of sedation treatments in dental practice today? Although sedatives are involved in a wide variety of dental procedures, they are at their best when being used to help patients with dental anxiety. Patients with dental anxiety suffer from fears associated with having their teeth worked on, and… Read more »