Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Find out more on Snap on smile!

A snap on appliance is worn over your teeth to hide missing, crooked and discolored teeth in your mouth! The snap on color is decided by you and your dentist. It does not have any metal hooks. It comfortably covers your existing teeth only, without hurting your gums. If you can't afford Lumineers or Veneers, but want to have a beautiful smile, a Snap On is a wonderful alternative. For more information on snap on or if you have any questions, you may send an email to

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Silent Epidemic!

A Silent Epidemic!: "Dear Friend,
Gum disease has been described by the US Surgeon General as a silent epidemic, affecting approximately 85 percent of American adults thirty-five and over. The disease starts with an inflammatory response to a bacterial infection in the gum tissue. Gum disease is not only the leading cause of adult tooth loss but has also been linked to heart disease, diabetes, upper respiratory disease and other inflammatory infections.
Once an individual is diagnosed with gum disease, the standard treatment available involves intensive cleaning of the teeth above and below the gum line, a repetitive practice (every 3 to 6 months) that often requires a local anesthetic. Severe cases may require surgery. Many patients leave their disease untreated and therefore lose their teeth.
Periodontal disease is caused by plaque, the colorless, sticky film of bacteria that constantly forms on the teeth. The bacteria in plaque produce byproducts that can irritate the gums and, over a period of time, seriously damage the structures that support the teeth.
To keep your teeth and gums healthy, it is important to floss daily and brush at least twice a day with a soft or electric toothbrush. Good dental hygiene at home and regular dental cleanings help maintain above and below the gum line free of plaque and tartar. This way you prevent problems such as gum recession, cavities, bone loss and eventual tooth loss.
Because gum disease is silent, many people who ignore it or are unaware that they have the disease end up losing teeth and have no other choice but to wear dentures.
Today, we have implants which can replace missing teeth. However, they are costly and may not be a possiblity in the absence of bone.

Wishing you a healthy holiday season,
Dr. Nazarian"

Friday, October 22, 2010

Oral Cancer

Dear friends,
According to National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, approximately 35,000 Americans are diagnosed each year with oral cancer which affects the mouth and/or part of the throat.

My patients oral health is my main concern and it doesn't stop with diagnosis and treatment of dental cavities and gum disease. Having detected lesions of the oral cavity which have been diagnosed as malignant, I know the importance of early detection of oral cancer.
You can help reduce your risk of oral cancer by avoiding the use of tobacco products and drinking alcoholic beverages in moderation.
It is also important to inform your dentist if you notice any sores in your oral cavity that last over 2 weeks or if you see/feel any persistent changes in your throat or mouth that don't go away i.e. lumps, swellings, numbness, coughing, difficulty swallowing or eating.
To read more on this topic you may copy and paste the link below.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Interesting news!

Dear friends,
I want you to know about a new product in the dental market which you may find interesting!
This is called a Snap-on-smile which is removable. It means you can take it out at night after wearing it all day long. This is an inexpensive and conservative way to change your smile if you have an issue with it. Of course, this is only for people who are not happy with their smile. Let's say, someone has short and damaged teeth or missing teeth or dark and stained teeth that just don't whiten even after bleaching. This will go over the teeth and give them the smile they want.
Many people who are interested in Cosmetic Dentistry but hesitant find this product helpful because it gives them a preview of what their teeth would look like after Veneers or Lumineers.
Just click on the link. It is short and informative.

Please take care of yourselves and keep smiling,
Dr. Nazarian :)