Do I Have Gum Disease?

Did you know that nearly 90% of adults in the US have some form of gum disease? While it starts out as simple as gingivitis, more severe forms of periodontal disease can mean loss of your teeth. Unfortunately, many people don’t seek out professional care until the condition is far too advanced. Symptoms can involve warning signs like: Gums that bleed when you brush and floss Bad breath (halitosis) “Pockets” under your gumlines that collect food during meals Receding gums (“long … [Read more...]

All on 4 Implants

In the past, having missing teeth meant wearing a removable denture that didn’t always fit very well. Most of the time, you had to rely on goopy pastes or adhesive strips to keep your denture secure throughout the day. If you were lucky enough to have a denture that fit well, you might have still had to worry about it causing sore spots or getting oral infections underneath it. Not anymore. Our patients can now enjoy a permanent, stable solution thanks to All-on-4 implants. This … [Read more...]

4 Tips on How to Floss Better

We all know how important flossing is. Or at least we should! A regular flossing regimen vastly improves your dental hygiene and keeps your gums in optimal condition. In this article, we share some tips on how to improve your flossing. Use more than one piece of floss Using the same piece of floss arguably defeats the very purpose of what you are trying to achieve with flossing; it spreads bacteria around your mouth. While we wouldn't be so pedantic as to suggest using a different piece of … [Read more...]

How to Improve Your Flossing Regimen

A regular flossing habit will help keep your mouth and gums in excellent shape. Despite this fact, most people still don't know how to properly floss. In this article, we share some pointers on how to improve your flossing regimen. Once a day is enough Unlike brushing, you only need to floss once a day to see positive results. Taking the time to floss thoroughly is much better than doing it more frequently but rushing the process. Establish a flossing habit Flossing isn't the most … [Read more...]

Three Simple Ways to Prevent Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a problem that plagues children, teenagers, and adults, but why? Often, gum disease is due to insufficient or lack of brushing and flossing, causing the buildup of plaque on teeth. Eventually, this plaque hardens into tartar, which will spread into deep pockets around the teeth. The easiest ways to prevent gum disease is maintaining good hygiene and abstain from smoking are obvious, but are you doing everything that you can do make sure that this doesn’t … [Read more...]

What Are Implant Supported Dentures and Are They Right for Me?

As the dental field evolves, dental technology does as well. For individuals in need of dentures, this means being able to forego traditional dentures that require sticky, messy adhesive. Instead, you can take advantage of what is known as implant supported dentures. The revolutionary aspect of this type of implant is that it requires no adhesive, as it relies upon titanuim implants in your upper or lower jaw bone for support. What are the Benefits of Implant Supported Dentures?  When you begin … [Read more...]

How In-Office Teeth Whitening Works

Many patients who are looking for a dentist in West Hollywood come to Dr. Farahmand wanting to learn how they can brighten their smile. A major concern is if the procedure is uncomfortable and / or lengthy. The good news is that OF Dental Care uses the Zoom 2 System, a system that not only is safe and comfortable but produces spectacular results in as little as 45 minutes. The first thing that Dr. Farahmand does is to ensure that the patient is a suitable candidate for the procedure. Once … [Read more...]