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!
Thanksgiving Dinner Tips for Oral Health
Thanksgiving Oral Health El Sobrante
You probably have a lot to be thankful for, and if you follow a few of these suggestions for good oral health this Thanksgiving, your healthy teeth can be one of them! Nutrition affects oral health more than you might believe, so by remembering to make careful and conscious meal choices all holiday season long, you’ll be heading into the new year with happy and healthy teeth!
Consider thinking about healthy Thanksgiving choices in terms of courses for your family, so that you can plan a delicious and healthy feast for all to enjoy, without making any teeth suffer!
For appetizers, it’s best to stick with healthy, teeth-friendly options like raw veggies, packed with nutrients and great for naturally fighting plaque, calcium and protein-rich cheeses, or nuts, which contain vital minerals that help to remineralize teeth. By providing healthy snacking options as starters for your family, you’re already setting everyone up to have a great, teeth-friendly Thanksgiving dinner!
Whether you prefer juicy drumsticks or tofurkey this Thanksgiving, don’t forget to think about the sides you’ll be serving with your feast! Did you know that some studies show rinsing with healthy oils instead of mouthwash has shown to reduce plaque, and in some cases, even reduces cavities? Instead of changing up your oral health routine amidst all the holiday chaos, try instead sauteing vegetables in sesame oil for a yummy and healthy side dish for Thanksgiving dinner. You could even top the veggies with sesame seeds for an added “wow” factor for your guests!
Everyone will love some sweet holiday pears atop serving of yogurt and honey as the perfect light finish to a delicious meal. Sprinkle with cinnamon, and you’ll have a healthy treat for the whole family to enjoy!
Everyone will be smiling at the end of your Thanksgiving dinner, and the whole family can enjoy a delicious meal that’s great for both your oral and your overall health! For more information about oral care this holiday season, or to schedule your next appointment with El Sobrante dentist Dr. Perez-Salinas, call 510-243-0213 today!
Dental Tips El Sobrante
Halloween doesn’t have to be filled with sugar to be sweet! El Sobrante dentist Dr. Dalia Perez- Salinas wants to help you treat your teeth to some spooky and nutritious Halloween fun this year!
Have you ever bobbed for apples? This classic fall game is a great way to get the whole family in the spirit of the season, without jeopardizing your teeth while you’re enjoying the fun! The vitamins and minerals in every apple are a great treat for your whole body, and the apples are naturally sweet so they really taste like a Halloween treat!
Another great Halloween treat is roasted pumpkin seeds – especially those you get from carving a pumpkin yourself! Instead of indulging in sticky chocolates or caramels, consider snacking on a few salted pumpkin seeds to curb your Halloween munchies.
If you’re tasked with bringing snacks to a Halloween party for your friends and family, you can help everyone participate in Halloween fun while sparing their teeth the dangers lurking in sweets. Try crafting some tangerine jack-o-lanterns, or creepy-crawly olives cut like spiders! You could even make some spooky vampire mouths from apple slices – a snack everyone will surely enjoy!
When you do allow yourself to indulge in sugary and not-so-nutritious Halloween treats, remember that most things are okay all in moderation. Follow every sugary snack day with at least 2 minutes of brushing with fluoride toothpaste before bed, and remember that oral hygiene shouldn’t hide away, even in the face of October ghouls and goblins at the end of a Halloween night!
To learn more about tips for making your Halloween fun without becoming a haunting dental nightmare, call your El Sobrante dentist Dr. Perez- Salinas at 510-243-0213 today!
Preventative Dentistry El Sobrante
So what’s the real 4-1-1 on flossing? Flossing is important not only to help remove food that may be stuck between teeth, but also to help scrape and remove plaque that is otherwise left-over after cleaning. Flossing is important when remembering your oral health routine as it can help prevent gum disease and tooth decay that brushing alone might not clear. By being proactive with your flossing, you can avoid being one of the 27% of Americans who lies to their dentists about how often they floss – a lie dentists can easily spot as soon as you open your mouth!
Here are a few tips the ADA recommends about flossing:
Use about 18 inches of floss so that you can use new sections of floss as you move around your mouth.
Wrap the floss around your middle and index fingers, and glide the floss gently in between teeth, forming a ‘C’ shape firmly around each tooth. Use a gentle push-pull motion between teeth to remove any food or plaque stuck between teeth.
Repeat this process around each tooth, and use new sections of floss as you go.
Whatever your technique, remembering to floss every day is one of the best ways you can take care of your mouth! For more tips on flossing, or to schedule your next appointment with your El Sobrante dentist Dr. Dalia Perez-Salinas, call 510-243-0213 today!
Tips for Healthy Teeth
General Dentistry El Sobrante
Maintaining a strict dental hygiene routine is one of the best ways that you can keep a healthy and happy smile for yourself and for the world. However, have you ever wondered about the little things you do everyday that could be hurting your teeth? More than just brushing and flossing regularly, consider these tricks and tips for keeping your smile safe.
Change your toothbrush regularly, and make sure you’re brushing with a soft-bristled, multi-tufted brush as to avoid rough abrasion on teeth and gums.
Watch what you’re crunching! Chomping on fingernails, ice cubes, or using your teeth as tools to open plastic bags or bottle caps strains your teeth much outside the realms of what they are designed to withstand! Forcing so much pressure on your teeth can easily and immediately cause cracks or fractures.
Refrain from constant acid consumption through sugary drinks like sodas, sports’ drinks, or coffee. Monitor your regular sugar intake through candies and carbohydrates as these too lead to immediate and intense acid production in the mouth – inevitably breaking down tooth enamel and lead to gum erosion, leaving your mouth defenseless against lurking bacteria.
For the best defense against tooth decay, wait about 30 minutes after eating or drinking to brush your teeth. While you’re eating and drinking, acid is created as a part of your body’s natural process to break down food. Immediately brushing after food consumption can allow that acid to break down tooth enamel, rather than scrubbing your enamel clean.
To learn more about maintaining healthy teeth and gums, or to schedule your next appointment at Advanced Dentistry El Sobrante, call your El Sobrante dentist Dr. Dalia Perez-Salinas at 510-243-0213 today!
Time to Fill You In on Fluoride (It’s Not Just For Kids!)
Fluoride Preventative Dentistry El Sobrante
Time to Fill You In on Fluoride (It’s Not Just For Kids!)
Fluoride Preventative Dentistry El Sobrante
Many people are familiar with the health benefits of adding fluoride to drinking water for the strengthening and protection of children’s teeth, but did you know that those same restorative properties of fluoride hold true for adult exposure as well? Researchers are excited to have found increasing evidence suggesting fluoridated tap water not only prevents pediatric cavities, but also prevents tooth decay in adults.
Although the understanding for years has been such that fluoride worked by strengthening teeth while they were still developing, new professional discoveries show that topical fluoride treatments, such as those through toothpaste, mouth rinses, and specialized fluoride treatments, helps to fight oral decay for people of all ages.
If your gums have started to recede from your teeth, you wear braces, have chronic dry mouth, or have had radiation to your head or neck that could have damaged your salivary glands, a fluoride treatment could be a quick and painless first step solution to a better tomorrow!
To learn more about how a fluoride treatment can help protect your teeth, or to schedule an appointment with your El Sobrante dentist Dr.Dr. Dalia Perez Salinas, call 510-243-0213 today!
Vacation and Oral Health
Travel Tips El Sobrante
Just because your family is taking a vacation this summer, doesn’t mean your oral health and wellness should! School’s out for summer, work is hitting a lull in honor of vacation season, and it’s a great time to soak up some sunshine with your loved ones on this year’s family trip! Before you check out of everyday routine and check into your tropical paradise, foreign excursion, or backyard adventure, consider these easy steps towards maintaining top oral wellness for your teeth and gums this season!
Monitor Your Munchies
Everyone likes to indulge in sugars and sweets- especially on vacation!- but it’s important to remember that you have sensitive teeth that can be subject to decay if they’re not routinely cleaned and cared for. Try to pack healthy snacks when you’re prepping for you vacation so that you have something nutritious to munch on while you’re out on an excursion or lounging on the beach! Limit the time you spend exploring the dessert bar, and remember that it’s best for anyone to snack on sweets around the same time as eating the rest of a meal, rather than waiting until hours later, in order to minimize acid production in the mouth!
Your whole family is probably going to be exhausted at the end of your long, fun days on the go, so make sure you remember to brush and floss before you crash into bed each night! Being away from home can make slipping out of routine almost more natural than keeping it, but it’s important to remember that plaque and decay never go on vacation, so neither can your healthy habits! Consider using teeth-brushing time as a way for your whole family to debrief about the day passed and to make a plan for the day to come!
Visit Dr. Perez- Salinas Before You Go!
Have you ever heard that the best defense is a good offense? That holds true for dental care too! By taking measures like visiting our El Sobrante office before leaving for vacation this summer, you can ensure that your mouth is in its healthiest state well before your smile is ever put in jeopardy. If you have any underlying dental issues, Dr. Perez-Salinas can ensure they are resolved well before vacation time, so that you can enjoy your getaway from start to finish!
Call 510-243-0213 to schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Dalia Perez-Salinas before your next vacation!
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!
Spring- Start Your Summer Smile!
Teeth Whitening El Sobrante
The flowers are blooming and the birds are singing again! That means it’s time to start thinking about a happy and healthy body and mind for this rapidly- approaching summer season, and the best place to start with any self-improvement project is with your teeth! Your smile the the first thing to introduce you, and the last thing to leave an impression. Vacation season is almost upon us, so don’t let a dull smile make you self-conscious and ruin what could be a lifetime of happy memories to look back on in the years to come. Professional teeth whitening in our El Sobrante office is one of the best ways Dr. Dalia Perez-Salinas can prep you for a summer-ready smile this spring!
Your smile will be front and center all summer long, so to ensure a season full of picture-perfect memories to look back on, talk to Dr. Perez-Salinas about coming in for professional teeth whitening sessions this spring! Spending about 45 minutes in our El Sobrante office this spring will leave you with months of a bright and white smile that you can strut with confidence throughout the warm spring and summer months! Dr. Perez-Salinas will take care to monitor your teeth and gums throughout your entire whitening experience to ensure the safety and quality of your treatment. Our in-office treatment uses concentrated whitening solutions that produce dramatic results you can be excited about, and after years of experience and hundreds of happy patients, Dr. Perez-Salinas knows how to create a smile-whitening regime that will be personal and satisfying of all your aesthetic smile desires.
Having a healthy and beautiful smile starts at home. Don’t forget to brush and floss your teeth every day, so that your mouth is healthy and primed well before your professional treatment session with Dr. Dalia Perez-Salinas. When you’re ready to spring into a happier life and a healthier smile, call 510-243-0213 to schedule your oral consultation and whitening treatment plan in our El Sobrante office!
For more information about professional whitening services or to address any further questions you may have about how Dr. Dalia Perez-Salinas can help you have a healthier life and a happier smile, call 510-243-0213 today.
Go Green This Spring
General Dentistry El Sobrante
There are plenty of ways to show your enthusiasm for the spring season and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day without ruining your teeth this holiday! Consider a few new ways to celebrate with friends and family this year.
Green Your Mealtime Without Greening Your Smile
Add some kale or spinach to a smoothie, or smash some avocados on top of your toast for naturally green foods that won’t stain your teeth with the harsh dyes found in artificial food colorings. If that green beer is undeniably calling your name, follow up your holiday festivities with an oral exam with your El Sobrante dentist Dr. Perez-Salinas to ensure your teeth and mouth are well-maintained after an afternoon or two of less-than-ideal oral health influences.
Go Green With Your Oral Health Care
Consider using St. Patrick’s Day as an excuse to help motivate your whole family to “Go Green” with their oral health care! Switch to biodegradable dental floss, and look for toothpaste brands that are natural and non-damaging to the environment. Wooden toothbrushes with natural bristles are also a great way to lessen your carbon footprint and “Go Green” in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day!
Avoid Dental Emergencies
The day after St. Patrick’s Day has become notorious amongst dentists for an abnormally high rate of dental emergencies, as compared to other days throughout the year. Dr. Dalia Perez-Salinas understands that accidents happen, but wants to make sure that everyone is on their best behavior during a holiday that might encourage those of-age to participate in of-age activities! If you do by chance find yourself in a dental emergency this St. Patrick’s Day, call Dr. Perez-Salinas to schedule an early appointment so that your smile can be restored and you can be back in action well before the Easter bunny hops your way.
To learn more about Going Green this Spring, and to schedule your next oral wellness exam with Dr. Dalia Perez-Salinas, call 510-243-0213 today!