Tips to Reduce Dental Cavities
12/05/2013: By Mina Levi DDS - San Francisco
When we think of cavities in the mouth, we immediately think that the teeth brushing routine has been poorly implemented and that must be the only reason. However, there are quite a few components that go into the cause of dental caries and along with them come a few ways to reduce their occurrence. Visiting the Dentist San Francisco Mina Levi, DDS is the most important aspect of keeping cavities out of the mouth. Below, we discuss the components that lead to caries and how to avoid them.
Dentist San Francisco, Dental Caries, Cavities, Dental Plaque, Oral Health, Oral Bacteria, Cleanings and Exams, Xylitol, MI Paste, Tooth Mineralization, Tooth Decalcification
Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces: Pros and Cons
11/26/2013: By Mina Levi DDS - San Francisco
Alignment of the teeth is one of the most important aspects of having the optimal, beautiful smile. The treatment to align the teeth known as Orthodontics can be a bit of a hassle, especially when thinking about having a mouth full of metal for a long time. However, there are options available for patients who are longing for straight teeth that don't involve all of the wire work. The most popular of alternatives is called Invisalign, which is clear alignment. Visiting the Dentist San Francisco Mina Levi, DDS can be helpful in making the decision between traditional metal braces and Invisalign clear aligners. Below we discuss some of the differences between the two, and the pros and cons of both...
Teeth Whitening, Traditional Braces, Orthodontics, Dentist San Francisco, Gum Disease, Dental Plaque
How to Take Care of Your Tongue
11/21/2013: By Mina Levi DDS - San Francisco
We all have been told over and over again how important it is to brush and floss your teeth, and even how using mouthwash is great for destroying germs and optimizing oral health. One thing that isn’t emphasized enough is how to take care of our tongue, leaving questions such as, “is my tongue getting clean with just mouthwash?” and “does my tongue need to be cleaned separately?” The tongue is one of the strongest muscles in the body relative to size, and helps us speak, eat and drink throughout our entire lives. We think that deserves some recognition and that our tongue deserves to be cleaned and taken care of properly. Visiting the Dentist San Francisco Mina Levi DDS can be helpful with getting familiar with the proper tongue cleaning techniques and oral hygiene routines. Below we discuss the nature of the tongue and how to properly clean it...
Dentist San Francisco, Oral Health, Tongue Cleaning, Teeth Cleaning, Tongue, Oral Bacteria, Dental Plaque, Tongue Scrapers
Fifteen Different Uses for Toothpaste Other Than for Brushing Your Teeth
11/14/2013: By Mina Levi, DDS - San Francisco
Normally, toothpaste is purchased and used for one thing: brushing your teeth. However, there are many other ways that you can use toothpaste without it even touching the toothbrush! At Mina Levi DDS, we think that toothpaste is best used for dental care, but below we discuss fifteen different uses for toothpaste other than for dental care...
Topics Toothpaste, Dental Cleanings, Dental Procedures, Tooth Brushing, Gum Disease
Oral Health and Heart Health: Connection?
11/07/2013: By Mina Levi, DDS - San Francisco
It is widely known that oral health is important, but perhaps the measure of just how important is more of a gray area. Many people are not aware that taking care of your mouth also contributes to taking care of your heart. Oral health problems such as gingivitis and plaque build-up lead to an increased risk for heart attach and stroke. Visiting Mina Levi DDS Dentist San Francisco is not only important for your mouth, but also good for your heart. Below we discuss some of the linkages between oral health and heart health, and how we can improve both...
Topics: Dentist San Francisco, gum disease, periodontitis, heart disease, heart attack, stroke, oral bacteria, dental plaque
Ten Teeth Cleaning Mistakes You May Be Making
10/30/2013: By Mina Levi, DDS - San Francisco
Throughout our lives, brushing our teeth becomes a menial task implemented in the daily oral care routine that seems to come with a simple rule that if it is being done, it is working. However, what many people unfortunately do not know is that there are many important aspects to the teeth cleaning oral hygiene routine that can be done incorrectly, and thus can bear painful and financial consequences. Visiting Mina Levi DDS Dentist San Francisco can be helpful in determining proper brushing aspects. Below we discuss ten mistakes you may be making in your dental hygiene routine and why they are important...
Topics: Teeth Brushing, Toothbrush, Brushing Technique, Bacteria, Gingivitis, Plaque, Oral Hygiene, Dentist San Francisco, Gum Disease, Erosion, Oral Bacteria
What Your Mouth Tells You About Your Health
10/23/2013: By Mina Levi, DDS - San Francisco
Every now and then you can notice certain changes in your mouth such as tooth coloring, saliva under-production or cold sores. But did you know that changes in your oral cavity can indicate changes or diagnose issues in other parts of your body? Visiting Mina Levi DDS Dentist San Francisco on a regular basis is not only important in determining your oral health, but is also important for your overall health. Below we discuss some of the noticeable indicators you can find in your mouth and what they might mean...
Topics: Gum Disease, Dentist San Francisco, Metal Free Dentist, Periodontitis, Teeth Whitening, Teeth Stains, Mouth Sores, Bad Breath, Dry Mouth, Clenching and Grinding, CAD/CAM fillings, Hairy Tongue
Pregnancy and Changes in the Mouth
10/14/2013: By Mina Levi, DDS - San Francisco
Oral health in pregnant women has been affected by multiple factors. Research is showing that about 50-70% of pregnant women are developing pregnancy gingivitis - gum disease which is connected with bleeding, swollen and sore gums, which can lead to deep gum periodontal pockets and possible bone loss. Gum infection in pregnant women shows a high risk for pre-term low birth weight babies. All hormonal changes are causing a higher risk for gum disease and gum inflammation. Increased levels of estrogen and progesterone can also be caused by birth control pills, which can mimic the hormonal level changes during pregnancy...
Topics: Gum Disease, Pregnancy, Oral Health, Periodontitis
4 Ways to Improve Your Smile
10/08/2013: By Mina Levi, DDS - San Francisco
Improvements in dental techniques and new cosmetic products and procedures give you many options for improvement if you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile. Depending upon your goals, your oral health, and your budget, you can opt for cosmetic dentistry, veneers, Invisalign® alignment devices, or even an instant "Snap on Smile."...
Topics: Veneers, Invisalign, Cosmetic Dentistry, Snap on Smile, Mina Levi DDS