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4 of the Strangest Dental Emergencies to Ever Occur!

May 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drSekhon @ 7:15 am
a woman pointing to her strange dental emergency in her mouth

A knocked-out tooth. A severe toothache. A loose crown. These are some of the most common dental emergencies. While no one wants even a usual mishap with their teeth, there are a few rare ones that you really don’t want! Read on to learn more about four of the strangest dental emergencies to occur.


Why Do My Bottom Dentures Keep Falling Out?

March 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drSekhon @ 9:14 pm
dentures lying on a table

If you have dentures to replace missing teeth, it can make a massive difference in how you feel day to day. However, that’s only if your dentures fit you well, which can depend on quite a few factors.

For one, denture patients often say that their lower teeth don’t fit quite as well as their upper ones do. As it turns out, there are quite a few reasons why that may be the case. Here are a few, along with what you can do about them.


What You Should Know About Visiting an Emergency Dentist Without Insurance

February 16, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drSekhon @ 3:44 pm

According to a 2022 survey, a whopping 77 million adults don’t have dental insurance. If that’s the case for you, then you may find yourself avoiding your dentist’s office, even if you’re struggling with a painful toothache, swollen gums, or another abnormal symptom. However, dental pain of any kind should not be ignored – your pain receptors are designed to communicate with you that something is wrong! With this in mind, here’s what you should know about visiting an emergency dentist without insurance.


Avoid Red Wine Stains for the Holidays

December 16, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drSekhon @ 2:36 am

Glass of red wineTurkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce aren’t the only staples of the holidays. Red wine can be found on dinner tables across the country. Whether you enjoy a glass with dinner or while gathering with friends, too much of a good thing can mean bad news for your smile. Even a few weeks of overindulging can tarnish your pearly whites. Here is what you need to know to protect your smile from red wine stains.


4 Thanksgiving Foods That Stain Teeth

November 10, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drSekhon @ 8:47 pm

Crowded Thanksgiving tableThanksgiving only comes around once a year, but you don’t want a day of indulging in your favorite meals and treats to leave a lasting mark on your smile. Although you look forward to many seasonal favorites, coffee, cranberry sauce, and other Thanksgiving staples can stain your teeth if you aren’t careful. Here’s what you need to know to protect your pearly whites during the holidays. 


Get a Healthy Smile for National Dental Hygiene Month

October 12, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drSekhon @ 7:15 am
A logo for National Dental Hygiene Month advertising oral hygiene tips

October isn’t just the start of what some call “spooky season.” It also happens to be National Dental Hygiene Month! As such, it’s a time to honor the benefits of oral health in everyday life. Still, you might not know the best way to celebrate the occasion. If that applies to you, don’t worry; your Yuba City dentist is here with some help! Read on to learn four oral hygiene tips that’ll give you a smile worthy of October — your teeth will thank you for it!


Can an Untreated Tooth Infection Kill You?

September 12, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drSekhon @ 6:51 pm
person holding cheek in pain

A tooth infection occurs when pus and bacteria form inside the tooth. There are several times that an infection has developed, including pain, swelling, itching, burning, nausea, vomiting, fever, and headaches. Tooth infections develop when bacteria attack the pulp, which is the innermost part of the tooth. They then spread to surrounding tissues. An untreated infection can cause issues in other parts of the body, but can it be fatal? Read on to learn about common causes of a tooth infection, if it can be deadly, and how to prevent it from developing in the first place.


Will a Chipped Tooth Heal on Its Own?

August 17, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drSekhon @ 11:24 pm
person with chipped tooth covering mouth

Enamel, which is the protective outer layer of the tooth, is the strongest thing in the human body. For this reason, you may think that it’s difficult to break. Unfortunately, there are several things that can lead to damaged tooth enamel, such as sports injuries, eating foods that are too hard, or using your teeth as tools to open things like bottles and packages. If you chip your enamel, you may be wondering if it will heal on its own. Read on to learn if a chipped tooth can repair itself as well as what treatments your emergency dentist can use to fix the damage.


Common Foods That Can Chip Your Teeth

June 29, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — drSekhon @ 6:25 pm

Woman in pain at emergency dentistThe inner layers of your teeth are protected by the hardest substance in your body. Your enamel is the hard outer layer you see in the mirror. Although it is incredibly strong, it isn’t indestructible. The foods you eat can damage the defense system, leading to a dental emergency. While you may not believe it can happen to you, 1 in 6 Americans requires an emergency dentist annually. You can avoid an unplanned trip to the dentist and safeguard your smile by skipping the most common foods that can chip teeth.


Can You Get Dental Implants After Menopause?

May 10, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drSekhon @ 11:38 am
Mature beautiful woman laughing

Dentists sometimes discourage at-risk patients from getting dental implants. For example, they may consider pregnant women too vulnerable for the procedure. On the other hand, they might think someone with a weak body wouldn’t handle treatment well. That said, what about older women? In particular, is it all right to get dental implants after menopause?

Your Yuba City dentist can answer these questions. Here’s a summary of menopause’s impact on dental implants and how you should respond.

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