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What to Do When Your Tooth is Knocked Out

Posted on February 26th, 2019

Millions of people suffer from dental trauma every year, and about five million of them knock out a tooth. A knocked-out tooth is a dental emergency and can result in the loss of the tooth. However, if you act promptly in the aftermath of the accident and see our emergency […]

Good Foods for Your Oral Health

Posted on February 26th, 2019

A healthy diet can make a big difference in your tooth and gum health. A balanced diet should contain the vitamins and minerals your teeth and gums need to function properly and stay healthy. A diet high in processed foods, simple carbohydrates, sugary treats, and sweet drinks can have the […]

Foods and Drinks That Can Stain the Teeth

Posted on February 26th, 2019

Stained, yellow, brown or gray teeth stains are common in adults and not because their teeth have aged but because they have been consuming staining foods and beverages for many years. Learning which foods and drinks are likely to discolor your teeth can help you avoid them and continue enjoying […]

When Should Wisdom Teeth be Removed?

Posted on February 26th, 2019

Wisdom teeth are the last molars to erupt and often appear during the teen years or early 20s. Wisdom tooth removal is common, but is not always necessary. Dr. Shamoiel will help you decide if you are a candidate for a wisdom tooth extraction. If your wisdom teeth fully erupt, […]

Dealing with Dry Mouth

Posted on February 26th, 2019

Dry mouth is a common problem that is often related to dehydration, salty food or stress. Your saliva helps keep your mouth comfortable and lubricates food so that it is easier to swallow. It also bathes your teeth to rinse away plaque and debris, which means that it plays an […]

Kids’ Tooth Cavity Epidemic in US

Posted on February 26th, 2019

Tooth decay is extremely preventable, but it is still one of the most common chronic conditions in the country. In fact, more kids have tooth decay than have asthma or respiratory allergies. Nearly half of children under 11 have had cavities in baby teeth while one-fifth have cavities in adult […]

What to Do with Tooth Pain

Posted on February 26th, 2019

Tooth pain can be enough to ruin your whole day and keep you up all night. If you have been suffering from tooth pain, you most likely want relief. The source of your relief can vary based on the cause of the problem. Brief sensitivity after contact with cold or […]

How to Save a Knocked-Out Tooth

Posted on February 26th, 2019

An avulsed or knocked-out tooth is considered a dental emergency. However, with prompt action and emergency dental treatment, a knocked-out tooth can often be saved. If you or someone you love has knocked out a tooth, here is what you need to know. 1. Avoid the Root Pick the tooth […]

Smoking Cigarettes and Its Effect on Root Canals

Posted on February 26th, 2019

According to a study on smoking and dental care that was published in the “Journal of Dental Research”, men who smoke are significantly more likely to need root canals. The long-term study, which began in 1968, tracked data from the Veterans Affairs for three decades. Male study participants were evaluated […]

Methods for Whitening the Teeth

Posted on February 26th, 2019

Are your teeth looking dull, dark and discolored? Teeth whitening may be an option for you. Our Thousand Oaks cosmetic dentist offers a variety of teeth whitening treatments that can restore your bright smile and your healthy smile confidence. OTC teeth whitening is one of the most common ways people […]

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