Three Reasons to See Your Dentist Twice a Year

You’re wondering if you really need to see a dentistevery six month? The truth is that you do, and here’s why: Prevent Tooth Loss The largest cause of tooth loss isn’t cavities or accidents, it’s gum disease. Unfortunately, periodontal infections often aren’t noticeable until they’ve reached a more severe phase of the disease. By the time you suffer from receding gumlines and tooth mobility, the integrity of your bite is in jeopardy. It is better to see a dentist in West Hollywood for … [Read more...]

Four Reasons to Invest in Invisalign

Our Invisalign dentist in West Hollywood uses these state-of-the-art translucent orthodontics to help adults of all ages enjoy straighter teeth. But being completely free of brackets and wires isn’t the only advantage of choosing these clear braces. Healthier Teeth Because they’re removable, Invisalign makes it easy to care for your teeth during treatment. Crowded teeth tend to be the first ones to develop cavities, but Invisalign makes it easy to brush and floss — keeping those areas clean and … [Read more...]

How Your Dentist in West Hollywood Can Transform Your Smile

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, your dentist in West Hollywood, Dr. Omid Farahmand, is here to help. There are many ways to improve the aesthetics of your smile, no matter what your cosmetic concern may be. Here are just a few ways we can help enhance your smile. Dental Veneers Dental veneers are typically made of porcelain, a very lifelike material that is also extremely strong and durable.A thin shell of porcelain is bonded to the outer surface of the tooth to … [Read more...]

Dental Implants in West Hollywood

Do you need a tooth replaced? Dr. Farahmand is the go to dentist for dental implants in West Hollywood. Time Frame Replacing a tooth with a dental implant can take from three to six months before every step of the procedure is complete. Your patience will be required during this period because a lot of time is spent allowing your body to heal. Once the wait is over, you will have a tooth that is even better than your natural tooth once was! Is it Painful? Medications may be prescribed for you to … [Read more...]

Five Ways to Improve Your Gum Health

If you’ve ever had gingivitis or worry about developing gum disease, there are several things you can do to enhance your oral health. Our wonderful dentist in West Hollywood has these 5 simple tips to try between your dental checkups to keep your gums healthy. An Apple a Day Remember the old saying about eating an apple a day? It’s not just apples that are good for teeth: any crisp, fibrous fruits and vegetables are! Biting into them helps massage the gums, wipe away plaque biofilm, and … [Read more...]

What is Bruxism and Can It Hurt My Teeth?

“Bruxism” is a technical term used to describe chronic teeth clenching or grinding. While it might seem like an unbecoming habit, bruxism is very harmful to your teeth, existing dental work, and even your TMJ. Teeth are Strong, but They’re Not Invincible Healthy tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the entire human body. Yet, when enamel wears against enamel (when the upper and lower teeth are consistently grinding together,) it can cause your teeth to wear down. Over the … [Read more...]

Invisible Braces: Your Answer to a Straighter Smile

A few misaligned teeth can cause more problems than just embarrassment when you’re posing for a photo. Crowded or crooked bites put you at an increased risk of serious dental concerns, like tooth decay, gum disease, or even broken dental work. “But I’m too old for braces,” you think to yourself. Not necessarily. Our dentist in West Hollywood has something that’s just as effective, without you ever having to wear metal brackets and wires. The Invisalign Advantage As a certified … [Read more...]

Denture Care To-Dos for a Fresh Smile

Whether you wear traditional or implant supported removable overdentures, you’re not off the hook when it comes to daily oral hygiene. Here are four things every denture wearer needs to know. Take Your Denture Out Nightly Excessive wear of your removable dental prosthesis can strain your jaw. In reality, the bone and the gums both need a rest, otherwise the bone anatomy can shrink (resorb) prematurely, causing a traditional denture to feel loose. Our dentist in West Hollywood advises all … [Read more...]

All-on-4™ Dental Implants Might be the Solution You Have Been Looking For

If you need to replace all of your teeth at one time, our dentist in Arcadia has a great option to consider: All-on-4™ dental implants. What are All-on-4 Implants? Imagine a full mouth supported prosthesis that is a hybrid between a removable denture, extended bridge, and individual implants for every tooth. An All-on-4™ treatment uses as few as four implants to anchor a permanent, streamlined prosthesis that replaces all of the upper or lower teeth at one time. The “U” shaped denture … [Read more...]

Tooth-Colored Composite Fillings

Silver fillings are a thing of the past, thanks to high quality white (composite) restorations that are safer and gentler on teeth. Composite fillings are made of glass ionomer and ceramic materials that come in a variety of different shades. So many, in fact, that no one except you and your dentist need to know that you’ve had dental work done. Aesthetically, white fillings are second to none. Our dentist in Arcadia uses quality composite materials that closely match the natural color of your … [Read more...]