Read Our Livermore Dentist Blog for Information on Oral Health

Livermore DentistAs a Livermore dentist, our blog has been designed to give you, our patients, exposure to a holistic and health driven source of information. The internet is already the place most people go when they have a question. From carburetors to cavities, many people would rather go to Google than directly to the experts. There are definitely pros and cons to this massive access to information. When it comes to dentistry, as opposed to your car, it is important to remember that this is a medical science. Getting information online is a good place to start as long as you then follow it up with a conversation with an actual dentist. This will prevent any confusion from occurring and will ensure that you get the right information. Our goal is that you use the information you learn here as a conversation starter when you visit our dentist office.Both here and in the clinic, we have a very holistic approach to dentistry with a large focus on preventative medicine. If you can take better care of your teeth and never have a dental emergency, it is a better experience for everyone involved. We will focus a lot of our attention on things like proper oral hygiene while also talking about problems like cavities and bad breath. The goal being to create a positive, educational experience both on and offline.At our Livermore dentist office, we know that there are many alarming things that you can read about when it comes to your teeth. Contrary to some alarmist beliefs not every case of bad breath is a serious illness that can cause all your teeth to fall out. As a matter of fact, those kinds of things are rare occurrences. By and large the patients that come to our Livermore dentist office have much more regular problems like cavities or are in need of a root canal. Typically we see patients for cleanings, fillings, gum treatment, minor surgery, braces, and regular checkups more than any other category of illness. The fact is that toothaches are common. So common, that they are the #2 reason people in the United States will miss work or school. Often toothaches are caused by cavities, but you should always call and make an appointment to get a persistent toothache checked out by our dentist office.Cavities are easy to treat but left untreated can cause unnecessary complications. A cavity is a small hole that occurs in the enamel of your tooth as a result of decay. The decay happens thanks to the microscopic bacteria that live in the human mouth. Most of the time the bacteria is completely harmless, as long as you clean your teeth regularly. When they are not cleaned regularly, the bacteria will accumulate on the teeth forming a yellowish film known as plaque. Plaque buildup causes the tooth to be awash in the bacterial secretions of acid, which gradually wear down the tooth’s enamel and eventually causes a cavity to appear. This is something that we can both prevent and treat in our Livermore dentist office.

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