5 Tips For California Residents With Mouth Sores

Hi. I’m Dr. Bill Dorfman. When my Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and Century City area patients get mouth sores, I advise them to evaluate what they’re eating and make some changes. By following these tips, you too can avoid the discomfort of eating and help to increase the speed of healing.

1. Eat soft or pureed foods. Don’t worry, you won’t have to eat baby food, plenty of adult dishes fit the bill, such as:

cream soups
yogurt
hot cereal
mashed potatoes
puddings

2. Keep your meals bland for a while. I know it’s no fun, but watch out for overly spicy, tart, salty or acidic foods while you have a mouth sore.

3. Also, keep it cool. Eat only food that is at room temperature or is served chilled.

4. Use a straw so that whatever you are drinking can bypass the mouth sore altogether.

5. Try to moisten dry foods. This can be done by adding sauces, dressings, and gravies to your meals. Yum!

I hope that these suggestions will help you the next time you suffer from a mouth sore. If you are looking for a dentist in the Beverly Hills area, consider my practice, Century City Aesthetic Dentistry. We have been serving Los Angeles since 1985. Call us at 877-703-7062 to schedule and examination and consultation. We offer a complete menu of general and cosmetic dental procedures including:

smile design
Zoom whitening
sedation dentistry
porcelain veneers

Dr. Bill Dorfman
Century City Aesthetic Dentistry
2080 Century Park E Ste 1601
Los Angeles, California
877-703-7062
https://www.billdorfmandds.com/meet-the-team/dr-dorfman/

The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/nutrition/nutrition-concerns/, accessed on Feb. 21, 2013


“Don’t Take Stress Out On Your Teeth, Los Angeles”

Los Angeles Dentist Hello, I’m Dr. Bill Dorfman. At my Los Angeles practice I have noticed more and more of my patients with stress-related dental issues. Los Angeles men and women may not think about it, but stress can do a number on your oral health.

Mouth sores, clenching and grinding, periodontal disease, and poor oral hygiene can all be exacerbated by stress.

Los Angeles people who have difficulty managing stress need to realize that it can increase the risk of getting mouth sores such as cankers and cold sores. Most canker sores only last 7-10 days, but for relief from the irritation, we recommend our patients pick up an over-the-counter topical anesthetic at any Hollywood, Century City, or California drug store.

Clenching and grinding the teeth is common for stressed-out Beverly Hills residents, and often it’s done unconsciously. Here at Century City Aesthetic Dentistry our professional and aware staff can determine if a night guard or other dental appliance is appropriate to reduce grinding.

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is exacerbated by stress because stress can result in an increase in dental plaque.

And Los Angeles dental patients may find that when they are under stress it is more common to neglect their oral hygiene habits. Many people in the Hollywood, Century City, and California areas find that they eat more sugary snacks when they’re under stress.

If you’re concerned about the effect stress can have on your teeth, schedule an appointment at Century City Aesthetic Dentistry today. We treat patients from age 20 to 90 and we offer cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, porcelain veneers, and smile design. We hope to hear from you soon!

Bill Dorfman
Century City Aesthetic Dentistry
2080 Century Park E Ste 1601
Los Angeles, California zip code
877-703-7062
https://www.billdorfmandds.com/meet-the-team/dr-dorfman/