Tooth Care for the Holidays

Tooth Care for the Holidays

Tooth Care for the Holidays

When it comes to the holidays the last thing most people think about is tooth care. Although some may do their best to avoid over indulging on unhealthy holiday foods for teeth, it isn’t always easy, especially if you are trying to impress a new neighbor or business colleague at the annual holiday party. However, there is more than just eating when it comes to tooth care.

Tooth Care Do’s and Don’ts

The first thing to do before you start over indulging, and face it, even those with will power do so, is to schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Steven Greenman.

If you have broken teeth or worn out silver fillings seeing your dentist in Westlake Village is a must as everything will eventually get worse.

With that being said even if all is well, you should still see your Westlake Village dentist if you haven’t been for some time.

Hidden problems, such as decay under fillings can happen without regular dental checkups. Yes indeed a repaired tooth can still become damaged.

Dr. Greenman explains that silver amalgam fillings tend to expand and constrict over time making them more susceptible to cracks and leaks. Even small chips can cause leakage leading to decay in the same tooth.

Tooth Care and Amalgam Removal

One of the best ways to practice tooth care is silver amalgam filling removal. Your Westlake Village Mercury Free dentist strives to provide you with the best environment.

From safe removal to replacement with nontoxic materials you are in the hands of a very experienced and licensed dentist.

Dr. Greenman can’t stress the importance of a metal free mouth. If you have had the metal taste experience you are most likely dealing with a chipped or cracked silver amalgam filling.

Even if you only have one silver filling you are still at risk. Mercury, which is part of the ingredients, is toxic when released from the filling.

Do some research on mercury poisoning and you will understand the importance of silver amalgam filling removal.

Tooth Care Basics

Brushing twice and flossing once a day are paramount when it comes to tooth care. Preventive dentistry is essential if you want to avoid repairs when you sit in the dentist’s chair.

Brush twice a day for two minutes and floss once as well. Use an antibacterial mouth rinse and eat a healthy diet rich in vitamins and healthy fruits.

For more information regarding tooth care, call and schedule an appointment with Dr. Steven Greenman today.

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Dear Patients,

I have made the decision to step back from my work as a clinical dentist due to past injuries. However, I will still be practicing dental sleep medicine downstairs in Suite 131 with Dr. Dave Kacker. He has been personally selected by me and is an excellent dentist, renowned for his skills in cosmetic dentistry. Your appointments and care will continue seamlessly with Dr. Kacker and our merged team. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.

You can visit his website at

Best Regards,
Steven C. Greenman, D.D.S.