Dental Health

Amalgam Dental Fillings

By | 2018-02-10T00:25:21+00:00 June 1st, 2015|Dental Health, Reconstructive Dentistry, Updates|

No one likes to have cavities. The time spent in the dentist's chair, and the discomforts of having the cavity drilled are serious arguments for good oral hygiene. In addition to the hassle and pain, no one wants a mouth full of silver fillings. Dr. Zadeh, a Beverly Hills dentist, does not use these silver [...]

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Soft Drinks and Tooth Erosion

By | 2017-12-28T01:55:57+00:00 May 21st, 2015|Dental Health|

Popular drinks like soda and juice can accelerate tooth erosion. I have written before regarding what you should drink and eat to maintain tooth health, but it always bears repeating. Soft drinks and many popular fruit juices and drinks have excessive amounts of sugar, which influences the acidity of your mouth and gives the bacteria [...]

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The Tooth Worm -ancient beliefs/periodontal disease

By | 2018-02-10T00:25:21+00:00 February 12th, 2015|Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Health, Reconstructive Dentistry|

Since the beginning of recorded history, many cultures have reported that toothaches were caused due to tooth worm burrowing into the teeth and taking root. This spread across the globe, and references appeared in Egypt, Sumeria, China, and India. Treatment for 'tooth worms' would be described as barbaric and immensely painful by today's standards, if [...]

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Dry Mouth and Dental Health

By | 2018-02-10T00:25:21+00:00 September 26th, 2014|Dental Health|

About 4 million Americans suffer from dry mouth at any given time. It is uncomfortable and irritating for most, but it can have a serious effect on your dental health. As I have discussed in several of my postings, saliva has an important protective benefit for your teeth and mouth. Saliva, when it flows normally, [...]

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Dental Gimmicks – Dangerous Trends and Ineffective Treatment

By | 2018-02-10T00:25:21+00:00 September 23rd, 2014|Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Health, Updates|

A “ dental gimmick ” is a procedure or a gadget that is used to attract attention, publicity or business without having any significant benefit to the patient. The Oxford Dictionary defines gimmick as “A trick or device intended to attract attention, publicity, or  business”. Dental gimmicks can be harmful bin that they distract the [...]

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Getting Over The Dentist Jitters

By | 2018-02-10T00:25:21+00:00 September 8th, 2014|Dental Health|

Going to the dentist can be a nerve wracking experience for even the most jaded person. Dental anxiety is such a common problem that driving around the Los Angeles area, you can see a large number of billboards advertising gentle dentistry, sleep dentistry, sedation dentistry, no fear dentistry, and even dentistry for cowards. While not [...]

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Oral Piercings and Dental Problems

By | 2018-02-10T00:25:21+00:00 September 3rd, 2014|Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Health, Reconstructive Dentistry|

One of the great things about our modern era is the way to safely alter our bodies to look pretty much anyway we would like within reason. However, a popular mode of fashion and expression can often have negative effects on our teeth and oral health. This is not meant to dissuade you from wearing [...]

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Cosmetic Dentistry for a Better Life

By | 2018-02-10T00:25:21+00:00 August 20th, 2014|Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Health|

It is not really breaking news for most of us, but the scientific evidence is piling up that a healthy, attractive smile truly does open doors for you. A recent study whose results were published in the Daily Mail showed that good teeth signal social status. A noticeable gap is growing around the world as [...]

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Traditional Dentistry is Dead

By | 2018-02-10T00:25:22+00:00 August 18th, 2014|Dental Health, Updates|

Something I have been hearing and seeing a lot of lately is how traditional dentistry is on its way out. Whether it is the decline of private and fee-for-service dental practices, with the exception of a few standout superstars, or other portents of gloom and doom, like many other things, it is very popular to [...]

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The Best Beverly Hills Dentist

By | 2018-02-10T00:25:22+00:00 August 12th, 2014|Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Health, Dental Implants, Reconstructive Dentistry|

Self-promotional posts are never popular, but I wanted to personally sit down and discuss why I am not just a Beverly Hills Dentist, but the best Beverly Hills Dentist. Unlike many of my competitors, my patients and their needs come first. At my practice, you will never see me trot out celebrities or other luminaries to [...]

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Dentists Are Too Expensive! Wrong!

By | 2018-02-10T00:25:22+00:00 July 7th, 2014|Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Health, Dental Implants, Reconstructive Dentistry, Updates|

One of the biggest complaints that patients usually have about going to the dentist is the cost. While financials, especially in a tough economy following the Great Recession, are always a concern -- one of the most expensive mistakes any one person can make is to assume that it is simply cheaper to not go [...]

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Wisdom Tooth Removal – Is It Really Necessary?

By | 2018-02-10T00:25:22+00:00 June 3rd, 2014|Dental Health, Reconstructive Dentistry, Updates|

Several years ago, the New York Times posted an article that questioned the efficacy and 'wisdom' of wisdom tooth removal. As it has been three years, and there appears to be little new evidence stating that wisdom tooth removal is superfluous, it is likely safe to say it is a decision that should be left [...]

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Drink Red Wine For Your Dental Health

By | 2018-02-10T00:25:22+00:00 June 2nd, 2014|Dental Health|

Vinophiles can rejoice, as a new study in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry by the American Chemical Society, states that red wine should be consumed by almost everyone. Red wine does have a reputation for staining teeth due to containing tannins, the study indicates that the chemicals in red wine and grape seed [...]

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Scientist Find Way To Regrow Teeth Using Lasers

By | 2018-02-10T00:25:22+00:00 May 30th, 2014|Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Health, Dental Implants, Reconstructive Dentistry|

Research out of Harvard has revealed a way to manipulate the tooth stem cells to regrow dentin and potentially enamel. The research, revealed by Digital Trends, shows promise in reducing the incidence of cavities and possibly even replacing the need for fillings, dentures, and other issues of the tooth. As a dentist, you may think [...]

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Oral Bacteria Could Cause Heart Disease

By | 2018-02-10T00:25:22+00:00 May 29th, 2014|Dental Health|

This has been one of the debates of the last few years, whether or not oral bacteria causes heart disease and other cardiovascular issues. While systemic infections can increase the risk of a cardiac episode; however, there was a debate whether or not gum disease and heart disease had a corollary relationship. A study done [...]

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Cigarette Smokers at Increased Risk of Root Canal Treatments

By | 2018-02-10T00:25:22+00:00 May 23rd, 2014|Dental Health, Reconstructive Dentistry|

Medical researchers have long warned about the dangers that smoking presents to your overall health. However, smoking also increases your risk of needing a root canal, according to a 30-year long study conducted by researchers from Boston University. This study, presented in the April 2006 issue of the Journal of Dental Research, tracked the oral [...]

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Reasons Why Dentists Take Dental X-Rays

By | 2018-02-10T00:25:22+00:00 May 16th, 2014|Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Health, Reconstructive Dentistry|

Many patients wonder why dentists take X-rays, especially since it is sometimes not the most fun experience. Patients with sensitive gag reflexes are especially prone to disliking them, because of the position of the wings to take a proper X-ray. However, this infographic gives a quick breakdown on why Dental X-Rays are necessary for maintaining [...]

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Dental Fear and Gagging

By | 2018-02-10T00:25:22+00:00 May 12th, 2014|Dental Health|

An article from Dentistry Today about gagging and dental fear brought up an interesting thought. Many patients who fear the dentist do tend to have a sensitive, even hyperactive, gag reflex. While there are a number of techniques to suppress gagging, it is an intriguing correlation between one's fear of the dentist, attitude towards dentists [...]

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How Not To Brush Your Teeth

By | 2018-02-10T00:25:22+00:00 May 7th, 2014|Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Health, Reconstructive Dentistry|

As a dentist, I see many problems with dental hygiene and most of them stem from improper brushing and flossing. I found this infographic made by Cynthia Eubanks that helps illustrate many of the failings almost all of us have while brushing at some point or another. It's true that over brushing can weaken your [...]

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Many Children Do Not Get Adequate Dental Treatment

By | 2014-06-03T09:53:17+00:00 May 6th, 2014|Dental Health|

While reading ScienceDaily, I came across an article about how many urban children do not get appropriate dental care before four years of age. It is never really too early to start thinking about a child's oral health. Trouble with baby teeth can lead to larger issues when adult teeth come in, such as malocclusion [...]

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Tooth Stem Cells Could Aid In Stroke Recovery

By | 2014-06-03T09:53:25+00:00 May 5th, 2014|Dental Health|

It is interesting when the field of dentistry crosses over into other fields of science. In a recent discovery by a team from the University of Adelaide in Australia, revealed that the use of stem cells from the pulp of teeth may be able to yield treatments for stroke victims. Though the studies have only been [...]

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Crazy Uses For Dental Floss

By | 2018-02-10T00:25:22+00:00 May 1st, 2014|Dental Health|

Once in awhile, I want to explore alternative uses of dental supplies, simply because there are so many facets to dentistry and instruments that we use. Now, I like to think that dentistry is linked to not only health, but food, well-being, and living a better life. Here are a few interesting uses for dental [...]

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14 Fantastic Reasons To Take Care Of Your Teeth

By | 2018-02-10T00:25:22+00:00 May 1st, 2014|Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Health, Dental Implants, Reconstructive Dentistry|

You probably have heard the reasons of why you want to take care of your teeth from nearly every angle. Well, it's not just your dentist that wants you to take care of them -- pretty much every other doctor and specialist you have ever seen wants you to have healthy teeth and gums as [...]

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What Can A Beverly Hills Cosmetic Dentist Do For You?

By | 2018-02-10T00:25:22+00:00 April 21st, 2014|Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Health, Dental Implants, Reconstructive Dentistry|

When looking for a dentist, especially a cosmetic dentist, there is a lot of apprehension and research that goes into the process. There are also a number of things that have to be considered when picking the dentist that is right for you, including price, experience, demeanor, technology utilized, and even the little things like [...]

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Eat This, Not That For Your Teeth

By | 2018-02-10T00:25:22+00:00 April 18th, 2014|Dental Health|

Earlier this week I wrote about foods that are bad for your teeth and I thought that I could give some suggestions of common substitutions for popular foods. Eat Fresh Fruit Instead of Dried Fruit for a snack - There are a lot of good reasons to have dried fruit -- sometimes fresh fruit is [...]

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Every 10 years or so….

By | 2018-02-10T00:25:22+00:00 April 17th, 2014|Dental Health|

April 2014 All you need to know about Oral Hygiene Tools For ages 6 years and up Dear Friends: Every 10 years or so(!) I would like to revisit the important issue of oral hygiene and introduce a few products that can make this job much easier and more efficient for you. Brushing: I have observed that [...]

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Foods To Avoid For A Healthy Smile

By | 2018-02-10T00:25:22+00:00 April 15th, 2014|Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Health|

There are a lot of foods that can surprisingly lead to a healthier smiles, such as cheese and yogurt (the non-sweetened kind!) and various vegetables and fruits. However, we need to review the foods that wreck havoc on your smile from time to time. It goes without saying that brushing and flossing twice a day [...]

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Cavities, Root Canal Therapy, and Gingivitis

By | 2018-02-10T00:25:22+00:00 April 14th, 2014|Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Health, Dental Implants, Reconstructive Dentistry|

When going to a general or cosmetic dentist, a lot of patients are looking to do things that improve their smiles. Whether it is the basic cleaning or a little something to make their smile shine even brighter or maybe fix a crooked tooth, dentists offer something for almost everyone. However, most patients associated trips [...]

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Teeth Clenching, Grinding (Bruxism) and Parafunctional Habits

By | 2018-02-10T00:25:23+00:00 March 18th, 2014|Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Health, Dental Implants, Reconstructive Dentistry|

Remember the Motto: Your Lower Teeth Have No Business Touching Your Upper Teeth Every other day, I see one of you breaking a root. It has very involved and expensive consequences. When a root fracture occurs, we cannot fix that tooth and when that happens, it must be removed (tooth extraction). This then requires dental [...]

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