Dr. Giri Palani offers personalized cosmetic dental care in Beverly Hills, CA. Dr. Palani is an expert in Dental Implants and Aesthetic Dentistry. Dr. Palani's training at Cedars- Sinai Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center have given him the experience and knowledge to treat an array of complex dental issues and rehabilitate numerous healthy and beautiful smiles.
Everyone knows that choosing a
dentist is important, but dental care outside of our dental office is equally important. If you put a lot of thought into your teeth,
finding the best toothbrush is just as important as finding the best
dentist. Both have a huge impact on your smile, so it is best to
get it right.
The days of the simple nylon
bristled toothbrushes have long gone, and now we have electrical
powered toothbrushes, in addition to disposable toothbrushes.
Size matters when you are choosing a
toothbrush. You need to find a toothbrush head that is one-inch tall,
and half inch wide. Next you will need to browse the bristle
varieties. Soft bristles are more popular, because they are
comfortable. If you are a heavy brusher, you will want to avoid hard
or medium bristle brushes, because the heavy brushing can cause
damage to your mouth.
Heavy brushers who use a medium or
hard bristle brush are more likely to damage their:
Protective Tooth Enamel
Parents should purchase a soft
bristle brush with a small head for children.
Before you place that toothbrush in
your shopping cart, look over the recommendations. You do not want to
purchase a toothbrush that has not been tested for safety, regardless
of how expensive – or cheap – it is. Fancy toothbrushes may be
the most stylish, but they may not be the best. If you do not see a Seal
of Approval from the American Dental Association, we don't recommend purchasing it.
When you suffer from a tooth abscess,
you will suffer, literally. The pain from the bacteria infection is
often severe, and it can keep you from getting a good night’s
sleep, in addition to stopping you from completing work at the office
during the day. You could fall victim to a tooth abscess at any time,
so it is best to be prepared in case it happens.
When you have a tooth cavity, it can
cause an infection, known as an abscess. When bacteria grows a pus
pocket will form. There is no specific region where an abscess can
There are various symptoms that can
alert you that a tooth abscess has arrived. Some of those signs
Red Face and Mouth
Pain…and lots of it.
You can rinse your mouth out with
warm water if you are suffering from a dental abscess. To treat the
pain, you can purchase naproxen or ibuprofen, but these
anti-inflammatory medicines will provide a small – if any –
amount of relief. The pain may stop temporarily, but the infection is
still alive and well. You will need to consult with a dentist as soon
as possible to treat your infection, and get you back to work, and
resting without issue during the night.
Keep in mind that if a tooth abscess
goes untreated, it could lead to a more severe dental issue. This
condition can spread, and cause you to become extremely ill.
Have you scheduled your next cleaning visit? Give our office at Total SmileCare a call at (310) 894-8301 or visit our website at www.drpalani.com to learn more about your beautiful smile.