The Basics: Mouth Guards

Oral health care appliances that are designed to protect your smile can only go so far if you fail to give them appropriate care. For example, if you use a mouth guard to protect yourself from dental damage during sports, you'll need to make sure that you take care of... Read more »

Don’t Get Gum Disease

Did you know that gum disease is one of the most prevalent health problems facing American adults today? It’s a bit surprising, but a lot of people suffer from gum disease. Whether it’s mild inflammation, or severe enough to cause gum recession and tooth decay, the really surprising part here... Read more »

Dry Mouth is Dangerous to Your Oral Health

Do you know dry mouth is very dangerous to your oral health? There are many reasons people struggle with dry mouth. However, overcoming it will help improve your oral health in the long run. Bacteria can stick to your gums and teeth, which saliva can typically wash away. If your... Read more »

Flossing Habits That Don’t Help the Smile

Unfortunately, there are flossing habits that can hurt—not help—the smile. It’s best to avoid these habits because you deserve strong and healthy teeth and gums. To help you avoid those habits, our dentists, Dr. Shahnam Amini and Dr. Mimi Chow, are happy to tell you all about them. The habits... Read more »

The Best Ways to Restore the Health of Your Smile After Basketball Season

If you failed to keep your smile in mind during basketball season, then you’re likely suffering from dental issues or a poor oral health. This can affect the health, function and even beauty of your teeth and gums. It’s best to restore the health of your smile as soon as... Read more »

Does Your Tooth Extraction Need a Dental Bridge?

If you are one of the unlucky individuals who have suffered an instance in which untreated tooth decay or severe tooth damage was too significant to be treated with a root canal, you may need to have the tooth extracted. Following tooth extraction, you have many options to replace the... Read more »

Why an Oral Cancer Screening Is an Important Part of Your Dental Checkup

Your routine dental checkup is an important part of maintaining a healthy smile for a lifetime. Our team begins by performing a meticulous cleaning and polishing of your teeth to remove any tartar and surface stains, and then our dentist examines your smile and surrounding oral tissues to identify any... Read more »

Five Best Ways to be Relaxed During Dental Procedures

We know visiting the dentist may cause some stress and anxiety. Because this is a common issue, we have our top tips to help patients feel in control and comfortable with us. - Informing the dentist is the top tip for feeling more relaxed when you undergo any procedure or... Read more »

Improve the Care of your smile with Dental Sealants

Are you aware of the benefits of dental sealants? If you or a loved one is susceptible to dental erosion due to the consumption of sugars or other similar acid-causing substances, it is a good idea to think about using dental sealants to protect your teeth. Dental sealants are thin... Read more »

A Missing Dental Filling Can Be Treated in Different Ways

Dr. Shahnam Amini and our team of oral care professionals will typically use a dental filling to repair a small area of compromised tooth enamel. This is a relatively common treatment for a small cavity, minor case of dental attrition, or a single surface chipped tooth. The material used for... Read more »