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Mirhamid Salek, DDS

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Dr. Mirhamid Salek DDS is a top Dentist in West Covina, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Mirhamid Salek DDS is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Mirhamid Salek DDS is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Mirhamid Salek DDS is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In West Covina, CA, Dr. Mirhamid Salek DDS is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
25 years Experience
Mirhamid Salek, DDS
  • West Covina, CA
  • Isfahan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services
  • Accepting new patients

Can eating ice harm my teeth?

Ice chewing is a bad habit which, unfortunately, is very common, especially among younger people. People who have this habit should stop chewing ice, ASAP. There are two primary READ MORE
Ice chewing is a bad habit which, unfortunately, is very common, especially among younger people. People who have this habit should stop chewing ice, ASAP. There are two primary reasons why chewing ice so bad. As you might guess, since ice is very hard, it can cause cracked or chipped teeth. Also, ice can cause sudden dramatic changes in a tooth’s temperature, which can also cause it to crack.

Are my medications staining my teeth?

It’s possible. Staining or discoloration of teeth is categorized by dentists as either extrinsic or intrinsic. Substances we consume -- medications, supplements, mouthwashes, specific READ MORE
It’s possible. Staining or discoloration of teeth is categorized by dentists as either extrinsic or intrinsic. Substances we consume -- medications, supplements, mouthwashes, specific foods, red wines, dark colored spirits, coffee, tea, tobacco, colas, and more – can cause extrinsic discoloration and staining. Intrinsic discoloration comes from inside our bodies and can be caused by a number of factors, including: genetics, medications received before birth or during breast feeding, medications and supplements taken childhood, and even water that is oversaturated with fluoride, a substance otherwise very beneficial to teeth.

What foods should I eat after going to the dentist?

There is no specific type of food patients should eat after finishing their dental treatment. However, for some procedures, like tooth extractions, your dentist will have specific READ MORE
There is no specific type of food patients should eat after finishing their dental treatment. However, for some procedures, like tooth extractions, your dentist will have specific instructions on which foods to avoid. In my experience, choosing what to eat before going to the dental office is actually often more important than what to eat after procedures.

What can I do about my sensitive teeth?

This is a very common complain, but the solution depends mostly on the cause of the problem. Therefore, before we know how to deal with the problem, first we need to know what’s READ MORE
This is a very common complain, but the solution depends mostly on the cause of the problem. Therefore, before we know how to deal with the problem, first we need to know what’s causing painful sensations related to cold, heat, or sweet foods and drinks.

My teeth are suddenly sensitive. What caused it?

Not surprisingly, anything that causes dentin to become more exposed, such as decay, enamel that has been chipped, cracked or broken can cause sensitivity. Similarly, enamel that READ MORE
Not surprisingly, anything that causes dentin to become more exposed, such as decay, enamel that has been chipped, cracked or broken can cause sensitivity. Similarly, enamel that has been worn due to bruxism (grinding or clenching) or abrasion can provide insufficient protection and therefore lead to sensitivity. Sometimes, dental work, such as fillings, crowns, and deep cleaning, may cause same pain or sensitivity after the work has been done.

I have tooth sensitivity but no cavities. What could be the reason?

Cavity is one of the causes of sensitivity, but not the only one. Anything that causes dentin to become more exposed, such as decay, enamel that has been chipped, cracked or broken READ MORE
Cavity is one of the causes of sensitivity, but not the only one. Anything that causes dentin to become more exposed, such as decay, enamel that has been chipped, cracked or broken can cause sensitivity. The various causes of sensitivity have correspondingly differing solutions. In certain situations, like decay, urgent care is required, and in some circumstances, such as sensitivity to the cold after a dental procedure, we need to wait and watch. This is a very common issue, but the solution depends mostly on the cause of the problem. Therefore, before we know how to deal with the problem, first we need to know what’s causing painful sensations related to cold, heat, or sweet foods and drinks.

Why do I have sensitivity in all my lower teeth?

This is a very common issue, but the solution depends mostly on the cause of the problem. Therefore, before we know how to deal with the problem, first we need to know what’s causing READ MORE
This is a very common issue, but the solution depends mostly on the cause of the problem. Therefore, before we know how to deal with the problem, first we need to know what’s causing painful sensations related to cold, heat, or sweet foods and drinks.

You can find more at my website. See the answer to "How Can I Reduce My Teeth Sensitivity?" question at https://www.atozdentalcare.com/ask-your-dentist/

Why is my face swollen after a root canal treatment?

Before I answer this particular question, I want to discuss the overall possible consequences of a root canal. Root canals, like other medical and dental treatment, can have side READ MORE
Before I answer this particular question, I want to discuss the overall possible consequences of a root canal. Root canals, like other medical and dental treatment, can have side effects and complications, as well as very important benefits.

One of the possible consequences of a root canal is inflammation.

You can find more at my website. See the answer to this question and others about root canals at https://www.atozdentalcare.com/ask-your-dentist/

Do teeth get affected during pregnancy?

Yes, this is completely true. I've a press release about the importance of Mothers' Oral Health during pregnancy. It can be reached here: https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/link-between-mothers-oral-health-and-offsprings-wellbeing-underlines-the-urgency-of-dental-care-says-a-z-dental-care-1027468259 READ MORE
Yes, this is completely true. I've a press release about the importance of Mothers' Oral Health during pregnancy. It can be reached here: https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/link-between-mothers-oral-health-and-offsprings-wellbeing-underlines-the-urgency-of-dental-care-says-a-z-dental-care-1027468259