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Do you ever feel embarrassed about your smile because your teeth are not as white as you’d like them to be? If so, you’re not alone. Many people want to have whiter, brighter teeth to improve their appearance and their personal and professional interactions. In fact, 99.7% of adults believe that a great smile is an essential social asset. Teeth whitening is a great solution for people who want to improve their smiles. Your Orange County dentist can talk to you about different teeth whitening procedures so you can choose the one that’s best for your smile. Whether you whiten your teeth at home or at your dentist’s office, you’ll experience improved self-esteem thanks to your whiter smile. Check out this infographic to learn more about the benefits of having a white smile. Feel free to share these benefits of teeth whitening with your friends and family!Leave a comment »
May 14, 2013
There have been incredible advances in cosmetic dentistry in recent years. Cosmetic dentists can repair or cover up virtually any flaw or discoloration. Still, dentists emphasize that preventative care is critical for a healthy, radiant smile. Observe the following tips to ensure that you can enjoy your smile for a lifetime:
Oral Care Routines
Ask your dentist to demonstrate the proper brushing and flossing techniques. Many people miss hard-to-reach areas of the mouth. Brush your teeth thoroughly with a soft toothbrush at least twice every day, and floss between every tooth at least once daily. Your dentist can recommend a brand of fluoridated toothpaste that will work best for your needs. You should also choose mouthwash that does not contain alcohol, as mouthwashes with alcohol can dry out your mouth and encourage the development of cavities.
Dentists recommend foods that contain calcium and phosphorus, as these vitamins help strengthen your teeth and protect against acid erosion. Choose low-fat cheese, chicken, nuts, and milk. Additionally, foods like apples and pears can help keep your teeth clean. Avoid or limit sugary and sticky foods, and drink plenty of water throughout the day to flush away food particles from your teeth.
Gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss, and certain lifestyle factors can encourage its development. If you smoke or use chewing tobacco, talk to a doctor about quitting. Tobacco products contribute to oral cancer and the loss of bone mass in the jaw. If you chew gum, remember to select the sugar-free varieties. Dentists also recommend brands that contain xylitol, which is beneficial for oral health.
Regular Dentist Visits
Schedule visits with your dentist every six months for a professional cleaning and check-up. Some people may need to see a dentist more often due to certain medical conditions or dental issues.
Schedule your dental check-up today by calling Foothill Ranch Dentist. Our cosmetic dentistry practice is conveniently located in Lake Forest and offers a comprehensive range of services. Contact us at (949) 382-1243 or visit our website to learn more about us.Leave a comment »
May 09, 2013
Brushing and flossing regularly removes food particles that can lead to the development of dental plaque. Dental plaque is the bacteria-ridden film that can cover your teeth. The bacteria release acids, which wear away the enamel of your teeth and encourage the development of cavities. You can reduce your dental plaque by maintaining a good oral care routine, seeing your dentist regularly, and limiting your intake of sugar.
For more tips on fighting dental plaque, watch this video. The dentist in this video explains which substance can form if dental plaque is not removed. She also recommends dental sealants to help protect your teeth.
Schedule regular dentist visits to maintain your beautiful smile. Call (949) 382-1243 to make an appointment with Foothill Ranch Dentist of Lake Forest.Leave a comment »
May 02, 2013
If you’re dissatisfied with your smile, talk to a cosmetic dentist about having a smile makeover. Cosmetic dentistry procedures allow you to restore a youthful appearance, boost your overall oral health, and improve the function of your teeth. Here are some of the procedures that you might include in a smile makeover:
Many factors can contribute to discolored teeth, and whitening toothpastes can’t remove every stain. Many people choose in-office tooth whitening procedures at a cosmetic dentist’s office for immediate, drastic improvements. In-office tooth whitening can be done within an hour, particularly if you choose laser bleaching or the Zoom whitening system.
If you have chipped, cracked, or otherwise misshapen teeth, your cosmetic dentist might recommend dental bonding. This procedure is also ideal for those who wish to camouflage amalgam fillings. By applying a tooth-colored composite material to the area, a cosmetic dentist can restore the shape of teeth and brighten them at the same time.
Enamel recontouring is a method of reshaping the teeth to restore symmetry and improve the tooth’s surface. This procedure is well-suited to patients with light imperfections, such as small chips. During this quick procedure, your cosmetic dentist uses special instruments to polish your teeth. Enamel recontouring is often paired with other procedures, such as dental bonding or dental veneers, during a smile makeover.
Dental Crown Placement
If your cosmetic dentist recommends dental crowns as part of your smile makeover, you may have a tooth that has become weakened, broken, or worn down. Crowns are also helpful for teeth that are discolored or misshapen, and for teeth that have been badly chipped. A crown is a cap that is placed over the existing tooth for a completely natural look.
Porcelain Veneer Placement
Veneers are thin strips of material that a cosmetic dentist adheres to the front of your teeth. Veneers can fix a range of dental issues, including broken or chipped teeth, gaps between the teeth, and discolored teeth that do not respond to tooth whitening.
Talk to a cosmetic dentist today about having a smile makeover. Call Foothill Ranch Dentist at (949) 382-1243 to schedule your appointment today. Our Lake Forest practice is a one-stop shop for all of your cosmetic dentistry needs.Leave a comment »
April 25, 2013
Your dentist can help you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile in a short period of time with many of today’s advanced cosmetic dentistry techniques. You can find more information about Invisalign, dental contouring, and more by clicking through these websites:
- Dental bonding can be used in conjunction with contouring techniques to repair certain types of tooth damage or lengthen worn teeth. You can learn more about this treatment option by clicking over to EverydayHealth.com.
- Would you like to learn more about dental contouring and how it can help you achieve a better smile? Visit Livestrong.com for five things you need to know about dental contouring.
- Caring for your Invisalign aligners is easy—check out the Invisalign website to learn more about the simple treatment guidelines for Invisalign.
- Are you interested in learning more about your smile makeover options, including bonding, contouring, and veneers? Click over to SimpleStepsDental.com for more information about how cosmetic dentistry can improve your smile.
- Chipped or broken teeth can affect the look and function of your smile. This article on WebMD.com explains your treatment options to repair broken teeth.
Dr. Irvani of Foothill Ranch Dentist specializes in dental implants and cosmetic dentistry to improve your smile and maintain good dental health for life. We invite you to consider us as your comprehensive provider of both general and cosmetic dentistry services! Contact our office today at (949) 382-1243 to learn more about our current special offers or to schedule your appointment. You can find more information about the benefits of cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics by clicking through our blog.Leave a comment »
April 18, 2013
Orthodontic treatment enhances the look of your smile by providing straighter and healthier teeth. Invisalign is an ideal alternative to braces that allows you to straighten your teeth without letting anyone know you’re receiving treatment! If you’d like to learn more about Invisalign, schedule an appointment with Dr. Aria Irvani, DDS, at Foothill Ranch Dentist to discuss your treatment options.
How Long Will Treatment Take?
Every case is unique, but the average treatment time with Invisalign is approximately one year. However, only your dentist will be able to tell you exactly how long your treatment will take. Once he has taken measurements of your mouth, he will be able to show you your treatment plan with computer modeling software and develop an accurate treatment timeline.
How Often Will I Need To Visit?
Although treatment with Invisalign means fewer visits to your dentist during treatment, regular checkups to monitor your progress are still needed. Your dentist will develop a unique Invisalign treatment plan for you and discuss how often you will need to visit for checkups.
How Do I Care For My Aligners?
Invisalign aligners are easy to care for; you can remove and clean them every time you brush your teeth. Your dentist will provide instructions on how to keep your aligners in good condition during treatment. Talk to your dentist about your lifestyle—Invisalign aligners should be removed before playing certain sports. If you grind your teeth at night, a special mouth guard may be needed to protect your aligners and your teeth.
Dr. Aria Irvani of Foothill Ranch Dentist is an approved Invisalign provider, offering this unique and comfortable treatment in Lake Forest. Schedule your consultation by calling (949) 382-1243 and discover how straighter teeth can improve the look and health of your smile. You can also learn more about the benefits of orthodontic treatment by visiting our website.Leave a comment »
April 11, 2013
If you feel self-conscious about the look of your teeth, veneers might be a good option for you. These thin yet durable porcelain shells cover teeth to hide minor cosmetic defects and drastically improve your smile.
Veneers can correct a range of tooth problems, including chips, discoloration, and even minor misalignments. You can choose veneers that will brighten or reshape your teeth for a smile that looks natural and beautiful and that you’ll be proud to share with the world. You can learn more about veneers and what happens during treatment by watching this video.
Would you like to learn more about smile improvement with veneers or other cosmetic treatments? Call Foothill Ranch Dentist at (949) 382-1243 to find out how we can enhance your smile. We offer many services, including veneers and tooth whitening, in the Lake Forest area.Leave a comment »
April 04, 2013
Dental contouring is a simple cosmetic dentistry treatment that allows your dentist to change the shape or size of your teeth. Small changes in tooth appearance can have a big impact on the overall look of your smile. Changing the shape or size of certain teeth is a conservative procedure that allows them to blend seamlessly with your smile.
What Dental Contouring Fixes
Your cosmetic dentist can use contouring techniques to improve a variety of small cosmetic defects in your smile. Teeth that are too large or not ideally shaped to suit your face can be reshaped to create a natural smile that enhances your looks. Small misalignments can be corrected by removing tiny areas of tooth enamel to create the overall appearance of straighter teeth. Small chips can be smoothed and eliminated, while overly-pointed tooth structures can be rounded out for a softer look.
How Dental Contouring Works
During a dental contouring treatment, your dentist will remove only millimeters of tooth enamel, offering a conservative treatment alternative to veneers. Before treatment, your dentist will discuss your desired results and mark the areas of tooth enamel that will be removed. He will then follow these marks with a drill or other abrasive tool to remove tiny amounts of tooth enamel until the desired final result is achieved. Strips of abrasive material, much like sandpaper, may be used to finalize the edges of your teeth or remove small areas along the sides of teeth. Once your teeth have been shaped, they will be cleaned and polished to complete your treatment for a brand new smile.
Foothill Ranch Dentist offers a variety of cosmetic dentistry options to ensure that you love your smile. Dr. Aria Irvani has extensive experience in many smile improvement techniques including dental contouring, dental bonding, veneers, and tooth whitening. Click through our website for more information or call our Lake Forest-area office at (949) 382-1243 today to learn how we can provide all of the general and cosmetic dental services you need under one roof.Leave a comment »
March 28, 2013
You are never too young or too old to maintain healthy teeth and gums. You can explore the benefits of dental care for your entire family by clicking through these informative resources:
- Learn more about promoting dental health for the entire family by reading this article from WebMD.
- Would you like more information on mouth-healthy eating to improve your family’s dental and overall health? Visit ColgateProfessional.com for information about eating right for healthy teeth and gums.
- This article from EverydayHealth.com offers additional information about dental bonding.
- Teaching young children to brush their teeth properly will instill good oral hygiene habits for a lifetime. You can get tips for teaching your child to brush properly by visiting HowStuffWorks.com.
- Dental bonding can improve the look of your teeth for years to come. You can find information about caring for teeth after dental bonding, how long bonding lasts, and the average cost of this dental procedure on MedicineNet.com.
Foothill Ranch Dentist offers state-of-the-art dental care in our comfortable Lake Forest dental office. You’ll find treatment to address every aspect of your dental care in one place with Dr. Aria Irvani and his qualified dental team. Visit our website to learn more about our current online offers or call (949) 382-1243 to schedule your exam today.Leave a comment »
March 21, 2013
Having a beautiful and healthy smile can affect the way others see you as well as the way you view yourself. Dental bonding is a simple cosmetic dentistry procedure that can repair minor damage to the teeth. Your dentist can easily repair chips or discoloration on tooth surfaces to restore or improve the appearance of your teeth in a single visit.
Minor Repair Work
Dental bonding repairs minor damage such as chipped or broken teeth. It can lengthen the appearance of teeth that are naturally short or that have been worn down over time. In some cases, bonding material can be used to address stains or discoloration on teeth. It may also be an option to improve the overall appearance of your smile if you have minor crowding or gaps between your teeth. Using the bonding material, your dentist can adjust the shape of your teeth to create a straighter look without the need for orthodontics.
Easy and Affordable Procedure
Dental bonding is an easy and very affordable cosmetic procedure. Unlike with other options, such as veneers, your teeth will require very little, if any, preparation. Local anesthetic is not needed and bonding only requires one dental visit unless you are having several teeth repaired. Depending on the reason why you are receiving the treatment, it may be fully or partially covered by your dental insurance.
Dental bonding material is susceptible to stains and can chip or break if exposed to significant force. It is not ideal for total smile rejuvenation, which may be better addressed with veneers. If you’re interested in improving the look of your teeth, talk to your cosmetic dentist to find out if bonding is the right choice for your needs.
You can undergo dental bonding and other cosmetic or general dentistry services at Foothill Ranch Dentist. We are your total dental care provider in the Lake Forest area, concentrating on providing beautiful and healthy smiles for the entire family. Visit us on the web for more information about our services or schedule you appointment by calling (949) 382-1243 today.Leave a comment »
March 14, 2013