The Easiest Way to Straighten Your Teeth

An imperfect smile may be embarrassing, but for millions of teenagers and adults, the sight of metal wire braces is just as humiliating. If you want to transform your smile subtly, Invisalign® offers a clear and simple alternative. A cosmetic dentist in West Hollywood like Omid Farahmand, DMD can help you use Invisalign’s innovative process to straighten your teeth without metal brackets, wires, discomfort, or frustrating inconveniences. What Is Invisalign®? Invisalign® offers a … [Read more...]

The Top Five Benefits of Dental Implants in Arcadia

Dental implants are a popular choice for patients who are interested in restoring their smile following expected—or unexpected—tooth loss. These restorations are essentially titanium metal posts that are fabricated to act as a tooth root replacement. There are several benefits to using dental implants over alternatives such as dental bridges and dentures that our patients should be aware of. They include: Versatility. Dental implants can act as the foundation for several different … [Read more...]

Are All Mouthwashes Created Equally?

Walking through the dental aisle at the drug store can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to choosing a mouthwash. Although mouthwash is a common household item, knowing which mouthwash works best for you is critical to having good dental hygiene. With so many products on today’s market, it can be difficult to choose the best mouthwash for your needs. In this issue, Dr. Omid Farahmand of OF Dental Care in West Hollywood distinguishes the differences between mouthwashes, so you can choose … [Read more...]

Warning Signs of a Cracked Tooth

It’s often difficult to feel a cracked tooth. The pain often comes and goes. A cracked tooth, however, is a serious dental problem that leaves the mouth defenseless to decay and infection. Although cracked teeth raise health concerns, many people often overlook or ignore the warning signs. Often times, patients discover that they have a cracked tooth when visiting their dentist for a routine appointment. It is vital that damaged teeth are discovered early, so that the necessary treatment can … [Read more...]

Top Foods that Whiten Your Teeth

Everyone desires a beautiful, pearly white smile. If your teeth need a little bit of brightening, but you want to skip out on whitening treatments, you are in luck. By making better dietary decisions, you can naturally whiten your teeth. Certain foods contain natural tooth-scrubbing properties because of their fibrous composition. Additionally, some foods help cleanse and strengthen teeth to help build tooth enamel, which defends against staining and decay. If you are looking for ways to fortify … [Read more...]

The Truth About Tooth Erosion

Tooth enamel is strong, precious substance that protects your teeth from daily wear and tear. The hard outer layer protects the nerves in your mouth from feeling extreme temperatures when you eat or drink hot and cold foods. Additionally, tooth enamel prevents acid and other chemicals from damaging your teeth. When that hard shell erodes, your teeth become more susceptible to cavities, decay, and sensitivity issues. In order to protect your teeth and mouth, it is important to know how to prevent … [Read more...]

Avoid These Common Flossing Mistakes

Proper flossing is an essential part of maintaining a healthy mouth. Dentists recommend flossing at least once a day to remove plaque in areas between the teeth that are difficult to reach with a toothbrush. Flossing is just as beneficial as brushing when it comes to preventing the buildup of plaque, cavities, and gingivitis. Plaque that is not removed from teeth can eventually harden into tartar. This tartar will eventually work its way into the gums. By flossing properly ever day, you can help … [Read more...]

Choosing Between Dental Implants and Dentures

Tooth loss can lead to both health problems and cosmetic distress. If you are missing teeth, it is important to replace them as soon as possible to avoid health, speech, and cosmetic issues. Dental implants and dentures are two restoration options that will return your beautiful smile. Although both options provide the same result, there are a number of factors that may influence you to choose one option over the other. Dental Implants Dental implants are natural looking false teeth that are … [Read more...]

Oral Cancer Screening Saves Lives

Did you know that oral cancer kills one person every hour in the United States? And close to 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral oropharyngeal cancer every year. The good news is your dentist in Arcadia is trained to look for oral cancer and any signs of tissue change in your mouth. The screening is painless and takes less than two minutes. At your routine preventative hygiene appointment, they perform a head and neck exam as well as an oral cancer screening. Doctors and hygienist can … [Read more...]

Proper at Home Dental Care – A Reminder from Your Favorite Dentist

Oral health care does not stop at the dental office every 6 months after a routine prophylaxis (cleaning). It is really a team effort between the patient, hygienist and the dentist. The importance of preventative care is to reduce the risks of caries and periodontal disease which have been linked to heart disease. Dental Caries and Periodontal Disease Dental caries is the technical term to describe tooth decay or cavities that is caused by bacteria. Tooth decay destroys the tooth enamel … [Read more...]