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Do you ever cringe when you watch someone bite into ice cream? Are you sometimes fearful of that first sip of hot soup or drink of tea? You’re not alone. Tooth sensitivity is one of the most common complaints we hear about!Teeth Feel Sensitive When Nerves Are ExposedOn the outside of each tooth is...
It is not uncommon for your teeth to lose their luster over time, which is why so many people are interested in whitening them!Teeth Become Yellow For A Number Of Reasons ...
Originally published on Oakdale Kids DentistSudden toothaches are painful and far from convenient in today’s busy world. However, getting to a dentist as quickly as possible is the best thing you can do to treat and relieve your pain as well as prevent any further problems.Your dentist can...
Originally published on Oakdale Kids DentistWhen people go to the dentist, it’s generally because they have a toothache, they need some dental work done, or they want to get their teeth cleaned. But this month being Oral Cancer Awareness Month, we want to emphasize more than ever how important...
It is not uncommon for your teeth to lose their luster over time, which is why so many people are interested in whitening them!Teeth get yellow for a number of reasonsTeeth becoming yellow over time is as normal as greying hair–it is a natural part of the ageing process. As we get older, our...
Originally posted on Oakdale Kids DentistIf you wanted to straighten your teeth back in the day, you really only had one option–traditional metal braces. Nowadays, our patients have a variety of different options when it comes to how they would like to have their teeth straightened and what is...
Originally posted on Oakdale Kids DentistryA healthy lifestyle is the best prevention for illness and chronic disease. It can also be just as effective as any medicine a doctor could prescribe. Whether you’re trying to lose weight, or simply live more healthily, the good choices you’re making...
You have to go see your dentist immediately and, depending on the issue, your dentist may order antibiotics for you to reduce the infection and then treat the infected tooth. Whether it's just a cavity or if the tooth, it needs a root canal. READ MORE
Both have their own merits, but we do highly recommend electronic brushes like Sonicare. They do a good job in cleaning your teeth and breaking down plaque and also massage your gums and are better in preventing any periodontal diseases. Hope this helps READ MORE
Cavities both small or large do not have the ability to heal themselves. The best option is to go see your dentist asap while the cavity is still small so you can have a tooth-coloured filling put in thus saving your tooth from future problems that can lead to further decay leading to an infection that may require a root canal or worse case an extraction. Hope this answers your question. READ MORE
Flossing is extremely effective. Your regular toothbrush will miss a lot of areas within the teeth, thus you must floss to get rid of any tartar buildup. Regular flossing can help you with fresher breath and an overall cleaner mouth. Regular flossing also helps in avoiding gum disease and bone resorption. Nowadays, water flossers are a great solution to traditional floss and are extremely effective and easy to use. Hope this answers your question. READ MORE
In this case, see your doctor asap because the pain could be from an infection or a deep cavity that needs immediate attention. In the meantime, if you are not allergic to any pain medication, you can take Ibuprofen that could, and if that does not help, then try taking Ibuprofen and Tylenol alternately 4-6 hours apart to have a well rounded pain control cocktail. Hope this helps. READ MORE
In recent years Apple Cider Vinegar benefits have been well published and while their may be some truth to that, you must brush twice a day and floss every day to minimize plaque buildup and use ACV as an added protection and also for its other health benefits. Hope this explains your question. READ MORE
If the wisdom tooth has erupted then there could either be an infection or surrounding area is inflamed. In the meantime, you can take over-the-counter painkillers and see your dentist asap. After taking X-rays, your dentist will be in the best position to assess what is the best course of action for you. READ MORE
If the painkillers are not working, then the tooth can be infected or you have a cavity that is irritating your dentin. Please go see your dentist so they can take X-rays and discuss the best course of action to help you get out of this pain asap. READ MORE
Please review the way you brush and do not avoid flossing. You can invest in low-cost water flossers and they are highly effective in minimizing the likelihood of plaque build up. Youtube has great videos that show you how to brush and avoid plaque. READ MORE
The only option is to go to your dentist and get it fixed. Avoiding this will lead to bigger problems down the road. READ MORE
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- California Dental Association
- American Dental Association
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Get to know General Dentist Dr. Gurneet Chahal, who serves patients in Oakdale, California.
Dr. Chahal is a general dentist who is currently serving patients’ dental needs at Oakdale Smile Spa & Oakdale Kids Dentist in Oakdale, California. At her private practice, she provides pediatric, family and cosmetic dentistry services, helping children and adults in the Oakdale area achieve the healthy, confident smile they deserve. “As the only kids’ dentist in the area that offers general painless dentistry, orthodontics and sedation dentistry, it is our goal to set your child on a path toward a lifetime of beautiful, healthy smiles” as stated by the practice’s website.
Dr. Chahal has been setting the highest standards of excellence in dentistry for over 15 years. As an esteemed member of the local dental community, she is a noted public lecturer on a variety of dental health topics, as well as an active member in many leading dental organizations, including the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the San Joaquin Dental Society.
Dr. Chahal has appeared as a guest speaker on NBC’s Today Show to discuss the trending dental issues amongst children in the central valley region and ways to prevent dental conditions with early dental care. Dr. Chahal is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Public Health.
Dentistry, also known as Dental and Oral Medicine, is a branch of medicine that consists of the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders, and conditions of the oral cavity. As a general dentist, Dr. Chahal diagnoses, treats, and manages patients’ overall oral health care needs, including gum care, root canals, fillings, crowns, veneers, bridges, and preventive education. She understands that every child is unique, which is why each treatment plan has to be custom tailored to the needs of the individual child.
In addition to dentistry, Dr. Chahal enjoys playing golf, painting, reading spiritual books, and going on family vacations. She is a proud mother of two lovely children, so she fully understands the challenges that parents face when it comes to the health and wellness of their children.
- What Is Dry Socket?
What is Dry Socket?Getting a tooth extracted is far from being an enjoyable experience for anyone, and no doubt that after the extraction, one feels discomfort for some time. However, if the pain remains even after a few days, it should be seen as a tip-off of an oral condition called dry socket.Dry...
- Oral Hygiene and Overall Health
Maintaining oral hygiene is very important for overall health; it does far more just keeping a bright smile. Good oral hygiene can reduce the risk of serious conditions like heart diseases, and may also preserve memory as people age. Dental health may affect overall health in six different ways,...
- Get a Better Smile with Licorice Root
According to a new study published in the Journal of Natural Products, licorice, the main ingredient in candy, may help to keep tooth decay and gum disease at bay. Teeth protection is provided by the compounds found in the dried root of licorice plant. Chinese licorice, found in northern mainland...
- Healthy Teeth for a Healthy Life
Studies have shown that infection and inflammation of the oral cavity correlates with other medical conditions, like a heart attack or dementia, and can cause serious health concerns over a period of time. Although the causes and effects between oral health and health conditions are not yet...
- When are Dental Crowns Recommended?
What is a Dental Crown?Dental crowns are used for saving damaged or broken teeth, as well as when a tooth requires a root canal treatment. In order for the dental crown to get attached to the tooth, the tooth needs to be reduced in size first.A dental crown is a prosthetic superstructure that...
- When Should I Replace My Toothbrush?
A toothbrush is not as clean as we think, and harbors more than 100 million bacteria, according to researchers at the University of Manchester in England. This includes E. coli bacteria, which cause diarrhea, and staphylococci bacteria, which cause skin infections. “This condition is the same as...
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