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Dr. Ephraim Jonathan Tabornal, DDS

Dentist

Dr. Ephraim Tabornal is a Dentist practicing in San Diego, CA. Dr. Tabornal specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. Dentists are trained to carry out such treatment as professional cleaning, restorative, prosthodontic, and endodontic procedures, and performing examinations, among many others.
Dr. Ephraim Jonathan Tabornal, DDS
  • San Diego, CA
  • Accepting new patients

How many times should I floss?

Flossing once per day is sufficient, unless one gets food particles or any debris caught during the day. It's best to floss at night before bedtime in order that the debris does READ MORE
Flossing once per day is sufficient, unless one gets food particles or any debris caught during the day. It's best to floss at night before bedtime in order that the debris does not remain in your mouth overnight, which can be harmful to your gums (i.e. gingivitis), as well as causing bad taste and breath in the morning. Flossing will not harm your teeth, it is the best means to mechanically remove debris and should be a part of your daily routine. Flossing gently will not cause damage to your gums.

Can an infected tooth spread the infection to the other teeth as well?

It depends on the type of infection. If it is a "gum" infection then the adjacent teeth may be already involved. If it is an isolated (single tooth) infection then it may take READ MORE
It depends on the type of infection. If it is a "gum" infection then the adjacent teeth may be already involved. If it is an isolated (single tooth) infection then it may take time to affect adjacent teeth. The key is to get the necessary treatment started a well as antibiotic therapy to mitigate the local infection.

I can't fix my teeth sensitivity. What do I do?

If it is generalized sensitivity (i.e. Affecting all teeth) then I recommend using a combination of sensodyne toothpaste and a fluoride rinse (2x daily for 1st week , 1x day thereafter). READ MORE
If it is generalized sensitivity (i.e. Affecting all teeth) then I recommend using a combination of sensodyne toothpaste and a fluoride rinse (2x daily for 1st week , 1x day thereafter). If the sensitivity affects only one(1) tooth then I would suggest have your dentist reevaluate the condition (X-ray and clinical exam). Any sensitivity lasting more than 1 min may indicate pathology.