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…

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…