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…

What To Do If You Crack A Tooth

What To Do If You Crack A Tooth Dental Tips Los Gatos Ouch! Chomp on something your tooth didn’t like? Or get hit in the mouth with a hockey puck? If you think you may have a cracked tooth, or if you’re holding a piece of your tooth in your hand, follow these steps! 1.…

Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth Sensitivity General Dentistry Los Gatos Tooth sensitivity is uncomfortable and unnecessary! Extreme sensitivity is a result of exposed nerve endings when the protective coating that insulates these nerves is eroded away. If you’ve been living with tooth sensitivity, consider these suggestions for reducing pain or decreasing the likeliness of nerve exposure: Use a soft…

Proper Toothbrush Storage

Proper Toothbrush Storage General Dentistry Los Gatos You have a shoe bin, and a sock drawer, a shelf for all the cookbooks, and a basket for the laundry, but have you ever thought about how you store your toothbrush? Believe it or not, toothbrushes can easily become home to millions of microorganisms that cause oral…

The Importance of Dental Check-Ups

Dental Check-Ups General Dentistry Los Gatos When most people look at their calendar for the year, they don’t often note how many times they’ll be visiting the dentist as a part of their regular check-up routine. The problem that occurs from this general pattern is that often, when people do visit their general dentist, it’s…

Common Bad Brushing Habits

Preventative Dentistry Los Gatos You’re brushing your teeth every night, and flossing at least semi-regularly, so there’s definitely no problem with your oral health care routine – right? The truth is, there are a few things you could be doing unknowingly that are contributing to dental damage your Los Gatos dentist Dr. Rahimi won’t be…

Los Gatos Dentist Dr. Rahimi Tobacco Use & Your Oral Health

Tobacco Use and Your Oral Health Los Gatos

Tobacco Use and Your Oral Health Dental Health Los Gatos So, just how bad for your oral health is smoking and tobacco use? Let’s clear the air around this question that has been buzzing between dentists and patients for years. Many people have been desensitized to the horrors associated with tobacco use; health risks like…

Go Green This St. Patrick’s Day

Go Green This St. Patrick’s Day There are plenty of ways to show your enthusiasm for the spring season and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day without ruining your teeth this holiday! Consider a few new ways to celebrate with friends and family this year. Green Your Mealtime Without Greening Your Smile Add some kale or spinach…