Dental Emergency Travel Tips
Dental Tips Pinole
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No one ever plans on having a dental emergency, especially while on vacation! Whether you are traveling for fun or for work it’s important to know what you can do if one pops up on your itinerary. Pinole dentist Dr. Perez-Salinas has some tips that can ensure you are prepared for common dental accidents.
- Research: Any small accident or issue can develop into an emergency if left untreated, so your first step in preparing for potential dental travel emergencies is to research the area for local same-day or emergency dentists, should your require urgent care.
- Toothache: A toothache is often a sign of infection in or around a tooth and is a very common dental emergency. Make sure to pack some Tylenol or aspirin to help in comforting the pain. If the pain becomes severe, lasts for longer than 24 hours or if you see signs of swelling, contact a local emergency dentist promptly.
- Chipped or fractured tooth: After a tooth is chipped or cracked rinse your mouth with warm water and apply a cold compress to the outside of your cheek to combat potential swelling. If you break a tooth you should eat only soft foods and try to avoid food and drink that are hot and cold to the touch for the remained of your trip. If the fracture is painful or if swelling lasts longer than 24 hours contact a local urgent care dentist.
- Adult tooth falls out: If a permanent adult tooth is knocked out you will need to go directly to an emergency dentist. While in route try to place the tooth back in place and hold it there. If that’s not impossible, take care to not touch the root of the dislodged tooth and put the tooth in a container of milk or water if milk is not available. The likelihood of saving the tooth decreases after about 30 minutes so immediate response is crucial.
- Tongue or lip laceration: Biting or lacerating your tongue or lip may cause inflammation and possible bleeding. Use ice or pressure to control the swelling or bleeding, and any swelling should subside within twenty-four hours. If bleeding or swelling persists or pain is severe contact a local emergency dentist immediately.
Most importantly, visit Pinole dentist Dr. Perez-Salinas before your trip! Coordinating one of your bi-annual dental visits with your travel plans will allow for you to voice any concerns you might have, and Dr. Perez-Salinas can look for any signs of issues that could interrupt your plans. Not getting a check-up before your trip can allow problems to go undiagnosed and lead to bigger, more complicated dental emergency that could ruin travel plans.
Planning your next adventure? Call Pinole dentist Dr. Perez-Salinas at 510-243-0213 to schedule a check-up today!
Porcelain Veneers: FAQ
Cosmetic Veneers Pinole
Would you believe that veneers have been around since the 1920s?! They debuted in Hollywood, no surprise, but porcelain veneers have come a long way from the red carpet and are surprisingly more common and more natural looking today than you might suspect.
Between the 1920s and the 1950s regular people outside of Hollywood started getting veneers to help improve the look of their smile. The veneers we think of today came about sometime around the 1980s, as veneers became more affordable and easier to place with bonding agents that allowed dentists to make them more permanent and even more attractive.
Today’s options for dental veneers include traditional and no-preparation veneers. If you select the traditional route, Dr. Dalia Perez-Salinas will shave off enamel from the tooth or teeth receiving the veneer, then take an impression of your slightly shaved tooth so the veneer can be crafted to fit your tooth exactly. Though it will take around three weeks for your veneer to be ready once Dr. Perez-Salinas sends out the impression, there are temporary veneer options you can wear in the meantime, so you don’t have to worry about an unsightly, “shaved” smile while you wait for your custom veneer. No-prep veneers are fitted directly over your existing smile, and do not require any shaving of your natural teeth.
Today’s veneers can last anywhere between 10 and 30 years, and can be the solution to the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Dr. Dalia Perez-Salinas takes time and care to craft a smile that will match the shape and style of your natural teeth to give you a smile that looks almost perfect and totally real.
For more information about porcelain veneers, or to schedule your next appointment with Pinole cosmetic dentist Dr. Dalia Perez-Salinas, call 510-243-0213 today!
Holiday Time Teeth Whitening
Teeth Whitening El Sobrante
Have you been dreaming of a white holiday? Chances are, your teeth have been too! The holidays can easily creep up on your budget, making it hard to imagine indulging yourself on such a simple confidence booster this holiday season, but at the end of the day, it’s hard to put a price on the long-lasting benefits and cherished memories that a holiday teeth-whitening session with Dr. Dalia Perez-Salinas will inevitably help to create.
What better way to dive into the holiday season and the new year than with a smile the whole family will be excited about?! A holiday teeth-whitening session with Dr. Perez-Salinas is a great way to get your smile ready for al the holiday photos and family gatherings you’re already so excited about. It can be unnerving and embarrassing to go into the holiday season with unsightly stains on your otherwise attractive and memorable smile, but with a quick, 45 – minute whitening session, your smile can leave a lasting impression for all the right reasons this season!
A shining white smile is something you can take with you long after the jingle bells fall quiet. To schedule your holiday teeth-whitening session with El Sobrante dentist Dr. Dalia Perez-Salinas call 510-243-0213 today!
Same-Day CEREC Dentistry
Restorative Dentistry El Sobrante
If you’re interested in dental restoration, but dread multiple, timely visits to your local dental office, then we have the solution for you! In our El Sobrante office, Dr. Dalia Perez-Salinas offers same-day CEREC dentistry, so that you can leave our office with a new smile, often after only one appointment!
CEREC technology allows us to create a new cap or implant for your damaged tooth in a short amount of time, so that after just one appointment, Dr. Perez-Salinas can not only take the first steps towards tooth restoration, including injecting the area with anesthesia and taking an impression for a new tooth to be made, but can also create that new tooth and restore your mouth to the strong, beautiful smile that you want and deserve.
Dentists without CEREC technology risk sending their patients home with fragile, temporary crowns that place harsh restrictions on diets and lifestyles until another appointment for a custom-designed tooth can be implanted. With CEREC same-day technology, Dr. Perez-Salinas can personalize your smile within hours, and send you back into the world with a smile stronger than the one you came in with.
CEREC technology is proven and reliable technology serving hundreds of confident dentists and thousands of happy, smiling patients. The ceramic restorations created by CEREC technology are metal free, biocompatible, plaque resistant, and specially designed to expand and contract at rates similar or exact to your natural teeth, ensuring that neither your implant nor the teeth surrounding it will crack or become damaged due to the implants inconsistency with your smile’s natural patterns.
To learn more about the safety, practicality, resilience, and convenience of CEREC same-day technology, or to schedule your CEREC appointment with Dr. Dalia Perez-Salinas call 510-243-0213 today!
Are Silver Fillings Safe?
Restorative Dentistry El Sobrante
Over the last several years, people have talked amongst themselves about the benefits and the dangers of dental fillings: the facts are in, and studies show you likely have nothing to fear, regardless of what material your fillings are made from!
For over 150 years, millions of dental patients have received fillings made from a mixture of silver, copper, tin, and mercury. This substance, known as dental amalgam, has recently become a topic of hot discussion amongst those who are weary of mercury intake, as mercury has become well known for its damaging and debilitating properties when ingested in significant quantities.
Both the FDA as well as the American Dental Association (ADA) have studied amalgam time and again, and both organizations have released statements explaining that the trace amounts of mercury released into the body by way of these dental fillings is nowhere near enough to cause adverse effects in the body. These results have been researched and re- researched so that dentists who have been using amalgam fillings can still confidently provide these safe and affordable dental solutions to their patients. Amalgam fillings are the tried and true method of dental repairs, and are the most affordable solution for patients in need of a dental filling. Depending on the preexisting damage in a patient’s mouth, a dentist might even recommend an amalgam filling over all other options, as it is the strongest and most long-lasting of all filling materials.
Alternatively to amalgam fillings, composite resin has also become a popular choice for dentists and patients alike who value the aesthetic invisibility that this tooth-colored solution provides. This more recently developed and increasingly popular dental filling material not only helps to strengthen and repair a damaged tooth, but also contributes to enhancing a smile post dental- work, as composite resin is completely invisible to the naked eye. Those who value the beauty of a natural- looking smile may be more inclined to opt for this new standard in modern dentistry when considering their options for a dental fillings, and a dentist might recommend composite resin as a solution for those who wish not to disclose their little (silver) dental secrets.
For more information about dental fillings and the best options available to you, call your El Sobrante dentist Dr. Dalia Perez-Salinas today at 510-243-0213
Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry El Sobrante
What is your confidence worth? At Advanced Dentistry El Sobrante, we believe that there is no better time than the present to take a step towards the comfort and convenience of a beautiful smile, achievable through specialized and expert crafted dental implants.
A dental implant is a specially engineered, titanium tooth root that occupies the space in your mouth where your natural tooth used to exist. This implant creates a permanent space for a replacement tooth, as well as stabilizes the jawbone so that bone density is maintained, and bone loss is prevented. Today’s sciences and technologies allow for dental implants to be minimally invasive, while still being strong and long- lasting embellishments upon your smile’s appearance. They don’t require reducing other teeth like a dental bridge might, and are rapidly becoming the new standard for replacing a missing tooth, because of their success and satisfaction rates among patients. Furthermore, dental implants aid in improving your oral health and overall well-being. The obvious and immediate benefits, including a beautiful and natural feeling smile, improved speech, and convenience eating, are second only to the inescapable self- esteem boosts patients are bound to experience with their extraordinary smile.
You may find yourself questioning whether or not you’re a qualified candidate for dental implants. Do you have a missing tooth or teeth? Do you have trouble biting or chewing? Has your speech been altered due to your missing tooth or teeth? Are you committed to the process of finding a long- lasting and durable solution to your current oral situation? Then a dental implant is probably right for you! Make sure to discuss any ongoing health problems you may have with El Sobrante Dentist Dr. Perez-Salinas, and after a thorough consultation, she will determine if you’re a good candidate for this life- changing procedure. It’s also important to remember that the cost of your specific treatment plan will depend on the specialized care for your individual mouth; these implants are a long-term investment that can last a lifetime when properly cared for. Dental implants can take care of one or two missing teeth, or recreate the whole foundation for a new smile altogether!
Still not sure if a dental implant is right for you? Make an appointment to come visit our friendly and knowledgeable staff, and let us talk you through what your specific treatment will look like. Call Dr. Dalia Perez-Salinas of Advanced Dentistry El Sobrante at 510-243-0213 today, and get ready to take a bite out of life again.