Oral Health Tips for Older Adults

As the saying goes, with age comes wisdom. The wisest adults pay special attention and care to their teeth to maintain exquisite oral health. Keeping your teeth in top shape as you age is vital to preserve your natural teeth. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately one-fourth of adults age 65 and older have no remaining teeth. Today, Dr. OmidFarahmand, a distinguished dentist in Arcadia, will point out some of the most common dental issues seniors need to be … [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...]

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...]

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...]

What are the Signs That You Need a Root Canal?

One of the most common things people say when our dentist in Arcadia recommends a root canal is, “But it doesn’t feel like anything is wrong with my tooth.” It’s true: sometimes a tooth with nerve damage will never hurt or exhibit symptoms. But the rest of the time, you should watch out for signs like these: Darkening of the Tooth Dying nerves mean that the tooth is no longer getting the circulation that it needs. As such, the enamel can start to become brittle and darker. It might look … [Read more...]

Restoration Choices: Fillings, Crowns, and More!

Do you need to have a tooth repaired? Our dentist in Arcadia offers a variety of different restorative options to best fit your needs and priorities. In most situations, they fall into three different categories: fillings, crowns, or inlays and onlays. How do you know which one is right for you? White Fillings The best way to treat tooth decay is to prevent it. But when that can’t be done, you want to treat it early, before it spreads deeper into your tooth. With a small white filling, we can … [Read more...]

Custom Arcadia Dentures and Partials

Do you need to replace several (or all) of your teeth at one time? At OF Dental Care, our dentist offers convenient full and partial dentures that are made to meet your precise needs. What’s the Difference in a Full and Partial Denture? If you’re missing all of your teeth or need to have them pulled, a full denture replaces everything at one time. Sometimes dentures are called “plates,” and they cover the entire roof of your mouth due to the size of the prosthesis. They can also be made to … [Read more...]

Choosing the Best Tooth Whitening System

Whitening your teeth is one of the easiest ways to boost your confidence and enhance your smile. At OF Dental Care, we offer two types of teeth whitening solutions from which you decide which one is best for your needs. Same Day Bleaching For fast results or an unexpected big event (such as a job interview) that leaves you short on time, you may want to consider the same day whitening treatment such as ZOOM! Whitening, which removes multiple shades of discoloration in about an hour. … [Read more...]

What are Implant Supported Dentures?

If you’re tired of wearing ill-fitting dentures that constantly move out of place, good news is that you don’t have to rely on sticky adhesives or pastes anymore. A great option to consider is implant-supported dentures. Implant-supported dentures will stabilize dentures so they won’t slip when you’re enjoying a meal or talking with friends. Instead of relying on a seal between your prosthesis and gums to prevent movement, the denture snaps on top of dental implants. Unlike an All-on-4 … [Read more...]