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...]

Avoid These Common Flossing Mistakes

Proper flossing is an essential part of maintaining a healthy mouth. Dentists recommend flossing at least once a day to remove plaque in areas between the teeth that are difficult to reach with a toothbrush. Flossing is just as beneficial as brushing when it comes to preventing the buildup of plaque, cavities, and gingivitis. Plaque that is not removed from teeth can eventually harden into tartar. This tartar will eventually work its way into the gums. By flossing properly ever day, you can help … [Read more...]

Proper at Home Dental Care – A Reminder from Your Favorite Dentist

Oral health care does not stop at the dental office every 6 months after a routine prophylaxis (cleaning). It is really a team effort between the patient, hygienist and the dentist. The importance of preventative care is to reduce the risks of caries and periodontal disease which have been linked to heart disease. Dental Caries and Periodontal Disease Dental caries is the technical term to describe tooth decay or cavities that is caused by bacteria. Tooth decay destroys the tooth enamel … [Read more...]

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...]

Tooth Decay Myths

You wouldn’t believe some of the things our dentist has heard over the years. When it comes to caring for your smile, there is plenty of good advice — as well as bad — out there on the internet. Some are “old wives’ tales” while others are just plain myths. Speaking of myths, here are a few common ones that our dentist in West Hollywood wants you to look out for: “Re-growing” Tooth Enamel When You Have a Cavity Social media sites are flooded with tips on how to “heal” teeth with cavities, or … [Read more...]

Symptoms of Gum Disease

Gum disease (periodontitis or periodontal disease) is the primary cause of adult tooth loss. It’s also a strain to your immune system, making you more at risk for problems like stroke, heart disease, or even infertility. How do you know if you have gum disease? Here are signs to watch for: Gums that bleed easily Bleeding isn’t normal or healthy, especially if it’s your gums; it’s a sign of infection. Brush your gums gently twice a day and floss daily, and you should see an … [Read more...]