Cold Weather and Tooth Sensitivity

Cold Weather and Tooth Sensitivity General Dentistry Los Gatos There are so many things to look forward to with the change of the season, but the effects of the cold weather on your teeth aren’t usually included in that list! Here’s a little overview of how your teeth can react to changes in the weather,…

Halloween and TMJ

Halloween and TMJ TMJ Los Gatos As the holiday season slowly rolls into town this year, consider for a second how the changes in routine with all the excitement the holidays bring, also create changes in the problems or setbacks that could arise around living with your TMJ. Fortunately, Dr. Rahimi has a few things…

October is National Dental Hygiene Month!

National Dental Hygiene Month General Dentistry Los Gatos Did you know that October is National Dental Hygiene Month? Most people think of tricks and treats this Halloween season, but here are a few other things to keep in mind while you’re costume prepping this year: Brushing According to the American Dental Association (ADA), not only…

Dental Emergencies: What to Do

Dental Emergencies: What to Do Emergency Dentistry Los Gatos Dental emergencies can be scary, especially if you feel underprepared for how to respond in the situation. Ignoring dental emergencies can lead to painful and costly issues in the future, so being prepared to handle issues that arise upfront can be the best solution to save…

How to Tell if You Have Dental Cavities

How to Tell if You Have Dental Cavities Preventative Dentistry Los Gatos Wondering if you could have a cavity? If you’ve never had a cavity before, or if it’s been awhile since you have, it can be difficult to know for sure. The best way to ensure your mouth is in top shape is to…

Summer Survival Guide

Summer Survival Guide Preventative Dentistry Los Gatos Summertime, and the living’s easy! Just make sure that easy living doesn’t compromise your dental health. Here are a few things to keep in mind when keeping yourself happy and healthy this summer season: Chlorinated pool water is acidic, and believe it or not, can actually damage your…

TMD Problems and How to Prevent Them

TMD Problems and How to Prevent Them TMD / TMJ Los Gatos Problems with your temporomandibular joint can be painful and can interfere with basic functions of your jaw like chewing and talking. In order to recognize and prevent TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder) remember to look out for and be cautious towards these things: Excessive…

Teeth Grinding

Teeth Grinding Preventative Dentistry Los Gatos Could you be grinding your teeth at night? Studies show that nighttime grinding, also known as sleep bruxism, affects about 10% of the population. Sleep bruxism can lead to uncomfortable consequences, like serious muscle soreness and even headaches, in the days and weeks to follow. Many people are unaware…