Month: March 2020
Are you one of the many La Jolla men and women who has had a tooth extracted?
If the tooth had been bothering you, it may have been a relief. Unless, of course, the tooth was in the front of your mouth and now the gaping hole shows every time you smile. Ignoring it is hardly possible because your tongue can’t leave the gap alone.I’m Missing a Tooth. Now What?
Once the tooth has been taken out, you have many vital decisions to make.Do I want a dental bridge? Is a dental...Read More
Today’s post focuses on a problem experienced by many people – bad breath.
Bad breath, or halitosis, has several causes. The most common cause is dissatisfactory oral hygiene. Often, halitosis develops midday arising from the inability to brush teeth between meals. Small food pieces on the teeth, gums, and tongue grow bacteria. The wastes of the bacteria and decay of the food create a sulfur compound, which emits the undesirable odor. Food particles, bacteria, and sulfuric gas all...Read More
Not everything was better back in the “good old days.” Take dentures, for instance. Dentures have been around for generations and have certainly improved the lives of thousands of La Jolla people who have lost many or all of their teeth.
However, Grandpa’s traditional false teeth are not optimal tooth replacement. Traditional dentures can impede many essential oral functions: chewing, tasting, swallowing, talking, and smiling.
You may know denture wearers who have...Read More
The common household toothbrush. Every La Jolla home has at least one, and hopefully, all La Jolla residents are brushing their teeth after each meal. Daily brushing is still the most important thing you can do for your oral health.
It has been said that each toothbrush can contain millions of bacteria. But don’t worry, those bacteria come from our mouths, which harbor equal amounts of bacteria. For a person with a healthy immune system, these bacteria pose no threat.