Do Dental Fillings Hurt Afterward?

Sunday, April 29th, 2018

Some dental fillings hurt afterward and may cause pain. This situation is common. But it is irritating. When your tooth hurts after it has been restored, you should consider going back to your dentist. In this way, your doctor will diagnose the cause of it. Most teeth that need fillings do not hurt. They may cause pain if the cavity affects the nerve. When that happens, pain can easily set in. To get rid of […]

What Are The Main Things To Look For When Choosing A Toothpaste?

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

Toothpaste has become a necessity considering its benefits to our dental health. But because of its status as a universal product, it becomes difficult to find that perfect toothpaste with all the advertising gimmicks. So, what are the main things that you need to look at when finding the right toothpaste? Fluoride has cavity-fighting power! Most toothpaste in the US has fluoride. The ADA recommends brushing the teeth twice a day using fluoride toothpaste. This […]

Does Gum Disease Cause Heart Disease?

Friday, November 24th, 2017

Several data showed that there’s a link between gum disease and heart disease. Let’s take a look at gum disease. It’s a bacterial infection. This condition affects the outside of your mouth. In one theory, it states that the harmful organisms in gum disease can enter the bloodstream. They stick to the fatty deposits in the blood vessels. If left untreated, it could lead to blood clots and heart attacks. If you have gum disease, […]

Why Is Having Periodontal Disease Dangerous?

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Gum disease or periodontal disease is dangerous. It may be attributed to the lack of oral hygiene. But, for some people, this disease can be the result of environmental or hormonal components. Regardless of the cause, this condition must be treated as soon as possible. This disease usually starts with gingivitis, which is an irreversible condition. It involves damaging of soft gum tissue. If it’s left untreated, it can lead to periodontitis. At this stage, […]

What Are Some Common Mistakes For Brushing Your Teeth?

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Having poor dental hygiene can destroy your teeth. Unfortunately, the majority of individuals in the US don’t care for their teeth. To keep your pearly whites in tip-top shape, you must visit your dentist regularly. But good oral hygiene begins at home. Along with flossing, brushing the right way is vital to keep a healthy set of teeth and gums. Even though you brush your teeth regularly, you may experience tooth decay. It’s possible if […]

Will Flossing Get Rid Of Plaque?

Monday, May 29th, 2017

Plaque is a sticky-feeling film that accumulates on your teeth. You may not see it but you can usually feel it with your tongue. When it hardens, it leads to tartar. Flossing can get rid of plaque. However, if it hardens and becomes tartar, you can no longer remove it through brushing and flossing alone. You’ll need to visit Manhattan Beach Dental Center to eliminate it. How to properly remove plaque To maintain good oral […]

Should I Use A Crown Or Bridge To Restore My Tooth?

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

As some point in your life, you may lose your tooth as a result of an injury or gum disease. If that day comes, your teeth’s alignment will be significantly altered. The chewing force in the back of your teeth may shift to the front, resulting in your teeth to flare out. You will experience unwanted spaces and change the overall structure of your smile. The dentists at Manhattan Beach Dental Center can restore and […]

Can Apples Cause Yellow Teeth?

Friday, December 16th, 2016

Many of our patients at Manhattan Beach Dental Center ask this common question, “Do apples yellow teeth?” It is true that eating certain foods can damage your teeth, but only depending on how you eat them. Apples are healthy foods. But can they actually yellow your teeth? Studies showed that apples and other foods could yellow and damage your teeth when you eat them slowly because of the natural acids present in them. The acid […]

How Can I Protect Myself Against Acid Erosion?

Saturday, November 5th, 2016

Your tooth enamel may be the strongest substance in your body. However, it’s still prone to acid erosion. When enamel erodes, your teeth become prone to cavities and decay. If the enamel decays, you’ll easily react to hot or cold foods/drinks/sweets because the acid can get through the holes in your enamel and travel to the nerves inside it. Fortunately, there are ways to protect you against acid erosion and tooth decay. But before knowing […]

Can Mouth wash Burn Your Mouth?

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Some mouthwashes can cause burning sensation in your mouth. A lot of people blame the alcohol component. However, the burning sensation is the result of the essential oils in the solution similar to the burning sensation when you have cinnamon. At Manhattan Beach Dental Center, we don’t recommend the use of alcohol-based mouthwash. That’s because alcohol can quickly dry out your mouth, enhancing the burning sensation that you feel. The role of the alcohol in […]