Summertime Oral Care Tips

  There’s no time like the summer. Whether you like to barbecue, soak up the sun, or take a dip in the pool, summer is a time for relaxation and recharging! Because of this, it can be easy to slip out of the “normal” daily routine, especially in regards to your child’s dental health. Even though summertime brings warmth, relaxation, and sweet treats, it’s vital that you stay on top of your child’s oral health habits during this season. Just a few weeks of skipping proper dental care … [Read more...]

What Is TMJ (Temporomandibular Disorder)?

Many Americans will suffer from facial pain at some point in their lives. Often times, the source of this pain is related to one or both of the temporomandibular joints. The temporomandibular joints, called TMJ, are the joints and jaw muscles that make it possible to open and close your mouth. Located on either side of the head, these joints, along with muscles, ligaments, and bones, work together to help you chew and speak. Any problem that prevents this complex system from functioning properly … [Read more...]

The Consequences of Missing Teeth

Did you know that your oral health and your overall health are closely connected? Damaged or missing teeth can negatively affect major systems throughout one’s body. In fact, the more teeth a person is missing, the more likely they are to have other health problems. Luckily, there are a variety of options available to replace a missing tooth or teeth and allow you to smile confidently again. Not only will it improve your esthetics, but it will improve your quality of life and overall … [Read more...]

How Technology is Changing Dental Implant Placement

Technology is helping dental and oral health clinicians provide faster, more accurate, and well-rounded treatment to their patients. The dental world is undergoing major changes thanks to advancements in new technology. When dental implants were invented by a Swedish medical researcher in 1952, the procedure was considered a modern-day miracle. Now, seven decades later we’re experiencing another massive breakthrough in the form of digitally guided implants. With the right tools, dentists can … [Read more...]

There Are a Number of Ways to Manage Toothaches

Some toothaches come and go, while other toothaches cause consistent pain. It’s important to note that there are a variety of pain levels associated with toothaches. Pain can feel dull and achy or sharp and jagged depending on the source of the pain. Aside from being painful, toothaches can also affect a person’s lifestyle, mood, and overall health. Usually, pain in the mouth is the body’s way of communicating that something is not quite right. Signs and symptoms of tooth pain include: … [Read more...]

Dental Implants After Oral Cancer Treatment

Head-and-neck cancer is the most common cancer worldwide with an estimated global incidence of 500,000 new cases annually. The term "oral cancer" is used to define any cancer that develops in tissues of the mouth or the throat area at the back of the mouth. Patients with oral cancer are generally treated with a combination of radiotherapy and ablative surgery. After radical cancer surgery, the oral rehabilitation of a patient is a demanding procedure. For patients who’ve suffered from oral … [Read more...]

Dental Health and Quality of Life

When you think about your quality of life, seldom do you think about your teeth and gums. But maybe you should. The health of your teeth, tongue, gums, lips, and other structures within the oral cavity can make a significant impact on how you feel overall, how you perceive your appearance, and how you interact with others. The World Health Organization defines “quality of life” as “A state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being not merely the absence of disease . . .". It is easy … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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