Thursday, July 24, 2014

Back to School dental tips

Back to School Dental Tips:
It's time to go back to school ! We recommend a summer teeth check up & cleaning!
Visit your dentist to see if any of the molars are out! Have the dentist place sealants on the molars!

4 great tips:
1.  Brush at least twice a day ( kids can use  adult help up to age 8)
2. Floss Floss Floss
2.  Pack healthy snacks ( apples are great)
3. Visit a dentist twice a year (summer & spring)

Kids brush longer with:
Electronic toothbrushes
Character toothbrushes
Singing toothbrushes

How long to brush for:
At least 2 minutes

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Holistic Approach to Healthy Teeth & Gum

Holistic Approach to Healthy Teeth & Gum

Oil pulling has been an ancient remedy for oral health!
It  has been a natural & traditional way to boost oral health!

What to use?
Coconut oil

What is the process?
It is recommended to do the oil pulling in the morning, before eating or drinking anything.
1. Take one tablespoon of the oil, and swish it in your mouth. You will begin to notice the oil getting watery.
2. Continue the swishing in your mouth, but do not swallow! (15-20 mins is said to be an effective amount of time)
3. Just spit it out! You're done! It's easy, and known to be very helpful.

Clear Sinuses 
Improves bad breath
Strengthen gums
Brightens Teeth

$5-$10 a jar

What if it doesn't work:
Use the remaining oil to saute your vegetables with! 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

We love Invisalign!

Because it transforms & brings confidence to your smile.

What is Invisalign?
Invisalign consists of custom made clear aligners that shift your teeth into place.
It's metal free,
Super effective,
And can even be a defense against potential gum disease.

More About Invisalign:
- Removable Aligners
- Clear Aligners
- Freedom to eat whatever food you love!
- Straightens your teeth
- Easier to brush & floss your teeth
- Comfortable
- Only requires a 4-6 week visit to your dentist


Maintenance for beautiful straight teeth for life-time?
Simply by wearing your retainers

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Veneer Makeover

When Natalia first came to our office she wouldn't smile or show her teeth. She'd had terrible experiences with dentists, but decided to take a chance on us. And boy are we glad she did! Through process of root canals, laser treatment, a deep cleaning, porcelain veneers and crowns, her dental health and smile transformed. We will describe each treatment in the future, but today we want to focus on veneers.

What are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are very thin layers of porcelain that are cemented to the top layer of a tooth.

Why are they used?
Often, veneers are placed for cosmetic purposes, but in many cases are used to enforce the structure of a tooth if it has been damaged in any way.

What is the porcelain veneer process?
1. A very thin layer of the tooth/teeth is shaved down 
2. An impression of the tooth/teeth is taken and sent out to be made by a dental lab. 
3. A temporary veneer/s (typically made of resin material) is placed.
4. Typically within a couple of weeks the permanent veneer(s) are made
5. The temporary veneer is replaced with the permanent veneer and cemented.

How long do they typically last?
Depending on where they are made, and the quality of materials used, veneers should usually last 10-20 years.

How many should I get?After consulting with your dentist, he/she may suggest anywhere from a single veneer, to 20 veneers. For cosmetic purposes, veneers are typically placed in sets of 2, 4,6,8, etc. Most tend to get 6-8 veneers to cover their smile line. Some get them just on their top anterior teeth, while others get them on both the top and bottom portion of their smile lines. It really varies from patient to patient.
What is the cost a porcelain veneer? 
Porcelain veneers can be very expensive, however, they are very affordable at our office. Every case is different based on the number of veneers needed, but we will always work with our patients on the price and also offer payment plans!

Please come in for a consultation so that we can help your smile transformation!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Tips for a Brighter and Whiter Smile

I have to admit, when I first heard that Dr. Hadian drank coffee through a straw I thought it was a little weird. But when I noticed that her teeth were perfect, and I mean, all the time, her weirdness turned to genius. So I picked her brain a little more to find out how she maintains her smile, and here are some suggestions:

- Drink any "staining" drinks through a straw (coffee, tea and soda for example)
- Avoid eating foods that stain your teeth (like berries, balsamic vinegar, and beets)
- Eat your apples! They help whiten your teeth and freshen your breath.
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day
- Drink lots of water, and also rinse your mouth thoroughly after eating.
- Go to your dentist (preferably be Dr. Hadian! or Dr. Sadri) at least twice a year for your cleanings!!
- and... Get a professional whitening done! (We have the in the house $99 whitening special right now.)

I've been following her suggestions, and I get compliments all the time on how "perfect" my teeth are now too. Hope these help you too!


Our New Favorite Whitening

When you live in Los Angeles, you quickly learn that whiter and brighter are a must when it comes to your smile. Because of that we have tried to find the best whitening for our patients. And though we have used "amazing" whitening products, our newest one is the best yet. Our patients love it, and so do we.

20 Minute Whitening
Here's why:

- Up to 10 shades whiter in 20 minutes
- No Sensitivity
- No annoying saliva running down your cheek
- No choking
- Less than $100 for a session
- Did we mention only 20 minutes?

Amazing product for an amazing price. You gotta come try it!