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Dr. Ramona Yousefipour, D.D.S

Dentist

Dr. Ramona Yousefipour is a Dentist practicing in Oakley, CA. Dr. Yousefipour 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. Ramona Yousefipour, D.D.S
  • Oakley, California
  • Accepting new patients

Are raisins good for your teeth?

Absolutely NOT!!!! Dried fruits of any kind are not only have very high glycemic index, they are also sticky which are the worst for your teeth. I would rather see my patients READ MORE
Absolutely NOT!!!!

Dried fruits of any kind are not only have very high glycemic index, they are also sticky which are the worst for your teeth. I would rather see my patients eat chocolate than dried fruits

I have halitosis. Is there a permanent solution to help with this?

Hello, this is a tough one. Although tongue brushing can be affective, but the true reason of halitosis is not known! You might pay attention to your diet and frequency of your READ MORE
Hello, this is a tough one. Although tongue brushing can be affective, but the true reason of halitosis is not known! You might pay attention to your diet and frequency of your eating. What you eat as far as garlic and onion has a lot to do with it as well. I highly recommend that you see your dentist to rule out gum disease which can cause a very bad odor in the mouth.

Does a charcoal toothpaste really work?

There are many products in the market now a days that makes it difficult to decide which o e to choose from. The only thing I can recommend is that to look for ADA seal of acceptance READ MORE
There are many products in the market now a days that makes it difficult to decide which o e to choose from. The only thing I can recommend is that to look for ADA seal of acceptance to make the product truly works. It is like FDA APPROVAL. If the product doesn’t really deliver what it claims, then ADA will not approve of it.

What can I do about my sensitive teeth?

Hello, Teeth sensitivity maybe due to different reasons. The best thing that you can do is to ask your dentist to make you a night fairs to protect your teeth at night time READ MORE
Hello,

Teeth sensitivity maybe due to different reasons. The best thing that you can do is to ask your dentist to make you a night fairs to protect your teeth at night time from grinding while asleep (the most common cause of sensitivity in teeth). There are also Fluoride gels that you can purchase over the counter which, by brushing with them twice daily, will subside your sensitivity. Best thing to do is to visit your dentist for the real reason behind your sensitivity. Since I mentioned earlier, it could be due to many different reasons.

Best of luck,

Ramona

What can be done for chipped tooth?

Hello, It depends how badly you chipped your tooth. If it is a small chip, it would be a simple fix. If you chipped a large part of the tooth, unfortunately, you need to get READ MORE
Hello,

It depends how badly you chipped your tooth. If it is a small chip, it would be a simple fix. If you chipped a large part of the tooth, unfortunately, you need to get a crown. You should consult your dentist and discuss the options.

Ramona

How long will a teeth whitening treatment last?

Hello, I believe personally that teeth whitening is worth every penny of it. Not only do you get a much better shade and esthetics, also this process is highly beneficial for READ MORE
Hello,

I believe personally that teeth whitening is worth every penny of it. Not only do you get a much better shade and esthetics, also this process is highly beneficial for your gums as well. Depending on your lifestyle and diet, it can last from 3 up to 12 months. That does not mean that you are going to go back to the original shade, it means that you may get slightly darker. Usually, with take-home bleaching, that should be no problem. You just apply the jell for one or maximum 2 nights and you are back to where you were.

Ramona

I have a pain coming from my back tooth. What should I do?

Hi there, I would definitely see a dentist as soon as possible regarding this tooth. From what you describe regarding the intermittent pain, there is a possibility that you READ MORE
Hi there,

I would definitely see a dentist as soon as possible regarding this tooth. From what you describe regarding the intermittent pain, there is a possibility that you are dealing with a root canal case. I would seek professional advice as soon as possible.

My front tooth got chipped at the bottom. What can be done about it?

Hi there, No worries, you are not even close to extraction!! Depending on the depth and extent of the fracture, this can be fixed with a simple tooth color filling or, worst READ MORE
Hi there,

No worries, you are not even close to extraction!! Depending on the depth and extent of the fracture, this can be fixed with a simple tooth color filling or, worst case scenario, a crown or root canal. It seems like you are not in pain, so my guess is that it could be restored beautifully just by a tooth colored filling.

Ramona

Can pomegranate cause teeth staining?

Yes, any food with any color can potentially stain teeth. That does not mean that you should eliminate them from your diet, it only means that the coloring in them can stain teeth. READ MORE
Yes, any food with any color can potentially stain teeth. That does not mean that you should eliminate them from your diet, it only means that the coloring in them can stain teeth. The only food or beverage that does not stain teeth is just water!!! So, please don’t worry and carry on enjoying your fruits. Just brush with a good sonic toothbrush and a whitening toothpaste and you are good to go.

Ramona

What calcium supplements do you recommend for my son's calcium deficiency?

Hi there. Surprisingly, milk is not the only source of calcium as advertised. There are many milk alternative drinks that have more calcium than milk itself. Vegetables such as READ MORE
Hi there. Surprisingly, milk is not the only source of calcium as advertised. There are many milk alternative drinks that have more calcium than milk itself. Vegetables such as broccoli contain great amounts of calcium as well. I have 3 children and we are all lactose intolerant. We have been supplementing our calcium through calcium containing vegetables such as broccoli or milk alternatives such as the Ripple brand. It is a very tasty drink from peas with less sugar than milk and so much more protein and calcium. If you live in an area that you have access to Whole Foods or any high-end groceries, you will find many milk alternatives with more calcium content. In the end, you can always give them the chewable calcium tables as well, which are not my personal choice due to their sugar content and being sticky (which is not healthy for the teeth).
I hope I could answer your question. Best of luck.

Ramona

What should I do for my chipped tooth?

Usually this is a very easy fix. Just contact your dentist and they will correct the chipped area with tooth colored resin and it will look as good as new.

How should I maintain my gum health?

Flossing frequency and technique is very important in oral health. Make sure you floss every night before bed time and also while flossing, make sure you are dropping the floss READ MORE
Flossing frequency and technique is very important in oral health. Make sure you floss every night before bed time and also while flossing, make sure you are dropping the floss completely under the gum. At first you will experience some tenderness and bleeding but that is good. Continue on flossing deep under the gums and in just one week you notice no tenderness and no bleeding.

I am having excessive saliva secretion in my mouth. Does it mean an infection?

Hello there. Not at all. Excessive Saliva never means infection. This could be due to some metabolic changes or dietary changes. If any thing, more Saliva is better than less READ MORE
Hello there. Not at all. Excessive Saliva never means infection. This could be due to some metabolic changes or dietary changes. If any thing, more Saliva is better than less Saliva. No worries at all

Does yellow teeth ever mean tooth decay?

Yellow teeth does not mean decay. However, if this yellow turns brownish then we are dealing with decay. Just be very deligent a out removing plaque from your teeth. My preference READ MORE
Yellow teeth does not mean decay. However, if this yellow turns brownish then we are dealing with decay. Just be very deligent a out removing plaque from your teeth. My preference are sonic toothbrushes. Other wise I would not worry about it at all.

I am bleeding after 6 hours of my tooth extraction. What should I do?

Yes, you will be fine. Depending on what type of extraction was done, some times it is within normal range to see some bleeding after extractions. Specially if you were dealing READ MORE
Yes, you will be fine. Depending on what type of extraction was done, some times it is within normal range to see some bleeding after extractions. Specially if you were dealing with infection and swelling. For hour and maybe days after extraction, infection and pus may come out of extraction site and there is nothing to worry about. Your body is getting rid of infection. However, if there was no infection or swelling involved, you can soak a black tea bag under cold water and bite down heavy on it. It will stop the bleeding immediately. If none of these work, I would check my liver and vit K.

What could be the reason for my mouth dryness?

Most medications cause dry mouth, so if you recently are taking a new medication, it is very normal to experience dry mouth. You should make sure that you are drinking plenary READ MORE
Most medications cause dry mouth, so if you recently are taking a new medication, it is very normal to experience dry mouth. You should make sure that you are drinking plenary of water as well. Allergies can make your mouth dry as well. If dryness persists, I would recommend you visit your dentist. You want to make sure your Pratid gland is working fine.

Can cavities in one tooth affect other teeth as well?

Oth senarios are possible. Number one, right after fillings, it seems s very normal to have some temperature or biting sensitivity which should resolve in few weeks. Second, READ MORE
Oth senarios are possible. Number one, right after fillings, it seems s very normal to have some temperature or biting sensitivity which should resolve in few weeks. Second, there is always a chance of bacteria affecting the adjacent tooth. I would highly recommend that you see your dentist and ask them to take an X-ray to be in the safe side.

I recently read an article that said poor dental health could cause respiratory problems. Is it true?

Absolutely. Poor oral hygiene is the mother of all diseases in our body. Recently, the world of medicine has come to the understanding of almost all diseases in the body, such READ MORE
Absolutely. Poor oral hygiene is the mother of all diseases in our body. Recently, the world of medicine has come to the understanding of almost all diseases in the body, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, etc. (the list goes on and on), are related to bad oral hygiene. So, it is very important, in order to have great health, you should maintain great oral hygiene.

Can brushing my teeth with salt whiten my teeth?

I would not do that, salt crystals are abrasive to the enamel of the tooth. In the long run, it would be harmful to your teeth.

What are natural ways to deal with tooth sensitivity?

Tooth sensitivity may be due to several reasons. It may be due to grinding and clenching or due to gum diseases. In either case, you should definitely consult your dentist. READ MORE
Tooth sensitivity may be due to several reasons. It may be due to grinding and clenching or due to gum diseases. In either case, you should definitely consult your dentist. There is not much of natural remedy for sensitive teeth. Please consult your dentist.