Does Stress Contribute to Poor Oral Health?

Chances are you already know that stress can affect both your physical and mental health, but did you know it can also negatively affect your oral health? The last few years, people worldwide have experienced increased stress levels due to the pandemic and changes to their daily routine. Unfortunately, this stress may be contributing to oral health concerns you may not consider, but chances are your dentist is seeing the signs. If you are experiencing any of these conditions, it is important to … [Read more...]

Dental Implant Procedure

  Understandably, someone who loses one or more teeth will want to replace them as quickly as possible. Most often, dental implants provide the most suitable solution because they can restore your smile to a confident and functional one. Many patients are hesitant to undergo the dental implant procedure because they don’t know what to expect before, during, or post-surgery. At OF Dental, you’ll be in excellent hands through every stage of the surgical process. Dr. Farahmand, the … [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...]

What Are Dental Implants Made Of?

You have probably heard of dental implants, such as crowns and bridges. Dental crowns and bridges are two forms of cosmetic dentistry which are used to repair damaged teeth or replace teeth that have suffered from decay. Throughout the last fifty years, the materials used for dental implants have been extensively researched and the understanding of how the physical and chemical properties affect the outcome of treatment has considerably improved. Ideally, implant materials should be … [Read more...]

Porcelain Veneers – Everything You Need to Know

  Made from thin-porcelain shells, veneers are attached to the surface of your teeth to restore their appearance and correct cosmetic imperfections. In the experienced hands of a skilled dentist like Dr. Farahmand, the distinguished dentist in Arcadia, you can receive porcelain veneers to cover existing teeth and to close gaps, change color, and/or lengthen improperly aligned teeth. With porcelain veneers, you’ll receive a gorgeous, natural looking smile. The Benefits of Porcelain … [Read more...]

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...]

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