How to Improve Your Flossing Regimen

how to improve your flossing regimen

A regular flossing habit will help keep your mouth and gums in excellent shape. Despite this fact, most people still don't know how to properly floss. In this article, we share some pointers on how to improve your flossing regimen. Once a day is enough Unlike brushing, you only need to floss once a day to see positive results. Taking the time to floss thoroughly is much better than doing it more frequently but rushing the process. Establish a flossing habit Flossing isn't the most … [Read more...]

The Perfect Smile without Braces

Invisalign treatment in West Hollywood

Not all of us were born with perfect teeth or had braces when we were kids. As an adult the thought of having braces on for a year or more isn't appealing or practical. If you want to improve your smile but do not want the deal with metal braces, Invisalign® is your answer. How it Works Invisalign uses aligner trays made of smooth, clear, comfortable plastic. The trays fit directly over your teeth and gently move your teeth into proper alignment. The aligners will be adjusted by your … [Read more...]

Does Chewing Gum Help or Hurt Your Teeth?

chewing gum for teeth health

In the past, chewing gum was normally bad news for your teeth. Between the high sugar amounts and its capacity to stick to teeth, dentists were typically concerned about the effects of gum on teeth. But chewing gum has changed. Here is why your dentist is likely to recommend it as part of your daily hygiene. How Chewing Gum Has Changed Sugary gums that stick to your teeth are no longer the norm. Most chewing gum you find in the store (often, the best brands) are both sugar-free and do not … [Read more...]

Exploring the 3 Options in Tooth Whitening

Teeth Whitening treatment

There are many reasons why teeth stain over time. Cigarette smoking, coffee, sodas, teeth grinding, and some types of antibiotics can lead to a gradual darkening that affects the brightness of your smile. When you need a trusted dentist in Arcadia to help whiten your teeth, Dr. Farahmand is the doctor to call. Over-the-Counter Solutions Teeth whitening has become a very popular procedure in recent years, which has led to a rise in at-home procedures you can buy in a pharmacy or online. An … [Read more...]

The 4-Point Plan for Proper Dental Hygiene

dental hygiene

Proper dental hygiene is not complicated. It only requires establishing good habits and repeating them on a daily basis. In fact, you can avoid most dental problems by following a simple four-point plan. Here is what the trusted dentist in Arcadia, Dr. Omid Farahmand recommends. 1. Brushing Twice Daily Brushing, the most fundamental element of dental hygiene, should be performed twice per day using fluoride toothpaste. Brush teeth at a 45-degree angle using circular strokes in both … [Read more...]

Is Dental Bonding Right for You?

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is an inexpensive method to conduct minor dental repairs. If a patient has a stained, chipped or broken tooth, bonding can improve the look and feel of the tooth without being as expensive as other remedial dental procedures. In addition, this procedure may be covered by insurance, making the total expense affordable for the patient. What Is Dental Bonding? A procedure of cosmetic dentistry, dental bonding involves using a compound material that is the same color as natural … [Read more...]

Options for Replacing Missing Teeth

Replacing missing teeth

For individuals that want to improve the look of their smile, cosmetic dentistry offers a wide-range of options that can provide a fix for just about any problems related to the appearance of the teeth. Some of these options are strictly for cosmetic purposes and other will even improve the oral health and functionality for the patient. One of the most common issues that a cosmetic dentist is asked to address is that of missing teeth. Depending on the situation, your dentist will have a range of … [Read more...]

Why Regular Visits to the Dentist are Important

advantage of regualr dental checkup

Proper dental care is one part of the foundation for a healthy life. One of the key steps to maintaining good oral health and hygiene is schedule regular appointments with your dentist for a routine examination and cleaning. The problem is that many people will only perform their basic home care and put off going to the dentist until they have a problem. Regular checkups from your West Hollywood dentist will not only keep your teeth clean and healthy, but it can help you to avoid a range of … [Read more...]

The Value of Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry

On the traditional outlook, dentistry has been about oral hygiene and the practice of diagnosing, treating and preventing oral diseases. With cosmetic dentistry, the focus leans more toward improving the appearance of the teeth and mouth. However, many of the treatments that fit into cosmetic dentistry also have practical oral health benefits. In short, some cosmetic treatments are strictly elective, but some do treat dental health problems and there is not always a clear line between … [Read more...]

5 Common Reasons Why A Root Canal Might Be Necessary

Root Canal Treatment

Root canals are the one procedure that many dread when visiting their dentist. The procedure itself, which involves removing the pulp of the tooth while filling and sealing the chamber- removes bacteria and promotes the health of your teeth and smile. Symptoms that indicate the need for a root canal include: 1. Pain – Like most dental problems, a toothache is strong indication that a problem exists. Most frequently, those in need of a root canal will experience extreme sensitivity to both … [Read more...]