- Neil deGrasse Tyson
Here at David Nisenboym, DDS we are big believers in the value of health education, and we share what we learn with our patients—so they can make the best possible choices for their oral and overall health. We post articles twice each month with topics ranging from the dental services we provide to the oral-systemic link to why we need baby teeth and throw some fun facts and helpful tips in for good measure. Enjoy our blog and feel free to let us know what you think of our posts!
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The dreaded words of warning for anyone who has a tooth extraction: dry socket. A dry socket is a painful complication after a routine treatment like an extraction, but it can be avoided if you’re careful, and it definitely won’t kill you. Read more below from Walnut Creek dentist, Dr. David Nisenboym, on what a… (Read More)
Cracked tooth syndrome (CTS), also known as cracked cusp syndrome or split tooth syndrome, is a painful condition that results from a crack in one of your teeth. CTS can mean anything from a tiny hairline split in the crown to a fracture that goes all the way to the root. If you have a… (Read More)
You’ve worn your braces or aligners, kept your checkup appointments, and followed treatment instructions from Dr. David Nisenboym. You love your new smile, but it’s not over yet—how long will you have to wear a retainer? There are two types of retainers: removable and fixed. Removable retainers are taken out of your mouth during your… (Read More)
For such a seemingly small part of your body, the tongue plays a major role in many everyday functions, such as talking, helping you digest and taste food, and swallowing. In fact, the appearance of your tongue may speak volumes (pun slightly intended) about the state of your oral and overall health. Today, Walnut Creek… (Read More)
Although you may think of general health and dental health as two completely unrelated categories, they are much more connected than the average person suspects. Just as the information you share with your general practitioner assists them in keeping you healthy, your Walnut Creek dentist, Dr. David Nisenboym, depends on your input for optimal dental… (Read More)
At Blue Wave Dental, our goal is to make your dental visits as pleasant as possible. Part of this effort includes taking the complication out of utilizing your insurance benefits. Dr. David Nisenboym knows there can be confusing terms and stipulations in insurance plans that can be a barrier between you and the care you… (Read More)
Did you know that certain times of day might be better for brushing than others? While it’s always recommended to brush your teeth twice per day, and floss once per day, your timing is also important. If you love your pearly whites and want to keep them around as long as possible (because face it,… (Read More)
When he became the first president of the United States, George Washington had only one real tooth left! You heard right—just ONE. Everyone has heard something about this great man and his dental history, but if you heard that Washington had wooden teeth, then you heard wrong. This myth is totally false—and Dr. David Nisenboym… (Read More)
At Blue Wave Dental, we know a lot of people feel they’re adding a layer of tooth decay and gum disease prevention to their oral hygiene routines when they swish with mouthwash—which may be true, but it depends on the mouthwash. If you floss and brush properly, mouthwash isn’t always necessary, and certain types could… (Read More)
A few things are equally important for your oral health, no matter what your age or stage of life. Good nutrition, brushing and flossing habits, visiting the dentist and a little fluoride are always (always) the essentials – you won’t ever hear us say otherwise. However, your dental hygiene routine requires unique considerations for each… (Read More)