Orthodontic Anchorage

The Role Of Orthodontic Anchorage In Treatment

Rearranging the shape and orientation of your teeth is a challenging process that comes with numerous complications. The most pressing is ensuring that only those teeth the orthodontist wants to move are moved. The treatment plan could go awry without taking special measures to ensure that these teeth remain in place. There are multiple ways […]

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How To Sustain Good Oral Health While Remaining Eco-Friendly

A quick glance in your medicine cabinet is going to reveal an abundance of plastic-based products. From the handle of your toothbrush and its bristles, the containers your mouthwash and floss come in, and the very floss itself, it’s all made of plastic. These represent some of the biggest problems in trying to care for […]

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Oral Health Concerns Resulting from Asthma

There are many Americans who live with a respiratory condition known as asthma. Nearly 10% of all Americans have been diagnosed with this condition. There are numerous impacts from this condition, including sleep problems, career concerns, and academic issues. In instances where the condition is more severe, it can cause bronchial scarring that leads to […]

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How Periodontal Disease Is Prevented With Vitamin D

We all know how critical the D Vitamin is for our bones and overall health. What you may not be aware of is how important it is for your gums. While your teeth depend on this mineral to develop strength and durability, your gums use it another way. Studies into the way our bodies use […]

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How Our Mental and Oral Health Are Connected

Throughout the centuries, the concept of mental health has undergone numerous changes. In the earliest days of humanity, it was seen as the result of supernatural elements. In some times and cultures, those afflicted may have been perceived as gifted or the voice of gods. In others, such as the Middle Ages, they were often […]

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Oral Health Concerns To Keep In Mind While Pregnant

If you’ve just discovered you’re pregnant, let us congratulate you! You’ve got an exciting time ahead and lots to consider as concerns your health. For all the things that are discussed regarding a mother’s health during pregnancy, dental falls short. There aren’t enough people who realize that pregnancy puts a strain on your whole body. […]

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How Our Diet Is Connected To The Health of Our Oral Tissues

Maintaining a balanced diet has numerous benefits for our whole body’s health. One area that benefits directly from a healthy diet is our oral health. Leafy greens, whole grains, and healthy fruits can all benefit the health of our smile. Managing our diet throughout our lives can help reduce the amount of tooth decay we […]

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How You Can Reduce Your Dental Hygiene’s Environmental Impact

There’s no argument in anyone’s mind that it’s important to take care of your teeth, especially if you want a lengthy and healthy life. Doing so requires brushing twice daily, replacing that toothbrush regularly, as well as using toothpaste, mouthwash, and floss. The problem is that every step of this process involves some form of […]

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Is Your Morning Black Coffee Helping Protect Your Teeth?

The fragrant aroma of coffee is a welcome part of many people’s morning, following by its comforting warmth as you take that first sip. While sugar and cream maybe your favorite part of this morning cuppa, dental science may have revealed a new reason to take that coffee black. While its ability to stain our […]

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How Alzheimer’s Has Demonstrated A Growing Link With Oral Health

Poor dental health is a condition that can affect patients of any age but is a common problem among those of advancing years. The reasons the elderly are more susceptible to these conditions are many, including considerations such as range of motion issues. When Alzheimer’s disease is added to the mix, it can be even […]

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How Black Mold Creates A Risk of Cavities

There’s been a lot in the news about black mold over the past decade or so, and the impact it can have on your overall health. It’s been associated with chronic fatigue, persistent headaches, eye irritation, chronic sneezing and coughing, and more. Recent studies have revealed that in addition to this more well-known risks, it […]

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Uncovering the Link Between Cancer and Gum Disease

There has been a growing understanding in the medical and dental industries about the connection between our dental and whole-body health. It’s long been understood that periodontal disease has made managing diabetics blood sugar, and ongoing research is showing a definite tie between TMJ and poor posture. Ongoing research reveals that cancer and gum disease […]

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Care For Dentures

First, we’d like to applaud you on your beautiful new smile and comfortable set of dentures! Now that you’ve got them, it’s important that you take the time to care for them properly. While modern dentures are durable and can last for many years, proper care is the only way to thoroughly ensure that you […]

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The Types Of Dental X-Rays

Dental X-rays are a routine and extremely useful tool in your dentist’s toolkit and are typically part of a normal check-up. This is even more common in the case of pediatric patients whose teeth and jaws are still developing. X-rays help Dr. Movassaghi get a clear look at the structure of your mouth and identify […]

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Thumb-Sucking and Pacifier Use: The Consequences For Your Child’s Bite

Almost every child has a phase in their life where they suck their thumb or use a pacifier to self-soothe. While this is a healthy enough practice in the early stage, sucking can have a lasting impact on how your child’s teeth develop if left unchecked. Some children will quick the sucking habit on their […]

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Fluoride

Benefits of Fluoride

From the moment we started learning about dental health, the word ‘fluoride’ has been a constant companion. During visits to the dentist, we’d either dread or anticipate the dental tray full of sweet-smelling and strange tasting gel that we were told were strengthen our teeth. Every tube of toothpaste seems to tout fluoride as one […]

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Patient Receiving Root Canal

Do I Need a Root Canal?

Root canal treatments and the tooth’s root canal are often interchanged by dentists because they both reference and treat the same part of the tooth. A root canal is the core of the tooth, where it contains the pulp and nerve endings that provide sensations such as cold and hot. When cavities occur, the tooth’s […]

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The Benefits of Seeing a Family Dentist

Everyone should have their own dentist, but getting a family dentist means that they’ll be with you through every stage of life. As your family changes through the years, you’ll be able to continue to use the dental care provider you’ve come to know and trust over the years. This family professional will know all […]

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The Anatomy Of Your Teeth

When we think of our teeth, what usually comes to mind is a hard wide shape in our mouths with roots that extend into our gums. While this isn’t inaccurate, there is no way to completely view the complexity of our teeth with the naked eye. Understanding the anatomy of your teeth can be an […]

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Missing Teeth

Why Replacing Your Lost Teeth Is Essential To Good Oral Health?

Having a tooth out isn’t a fun experience, and one most patients will try to avoid. When it does happen, they often consider the situation resolved and a missing tooth just a fact of life for them now. Patients often don’t consider replacing their missing teeth due to the misconception that there are few repercussions […]

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Missing Teeth

Why Replacing Lost Teeth Is Important

Adults typically get a full complement of 32 teeth when they reach adulthood. Among these teeth are the molars, premolars, incisors, and canines. Current dental studies have revealed that the majority of patients between the ages of 45-65 have lost at least one tooth, with one in four over 65 having lost all their teeth. […]

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Foods That Are Beneficial to Oral Health

When it comes to maintaining oral health, food is one of the most significant key points that most often not, people tend to miss. Healthy oral hygiene routines, such as brushing teeth, flossing, and mouthwash, can prevent the development of cavities and gum disease, but the food you put into your system matters just as […]

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5 Foods That Can Whiten Your Teeth

There’s whitening toothpaste, whitening treatment such as ZOOM whitening, whitening strips, but there’s also a good amount of delicious foods that may help whiten your teeth. Below are 5 foods that have some interesting components to help with teeth whitening! STRAWBERRIES If you get a sweet batch of them, you’ll probably not want to share […]

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Dental Tip Tuesday

We are always excited to help our patients when they come into the office but we as a team have decided to help you all while you’re on the go also. Whether you’re on your lunch, getting your nails done, or during any downtime you can get some tips on how to keep those teeth […]

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Maximize your Dental Benefits

HAPPY NEW YEAR! We expect this year to be full of opportunities for  you and yours! Our Bellflower office would like to thank all of our patients for allowing us to take care of you all in the 2018 year and look forward to caring for many more in 2019. TIP FOR 2019 As you […]

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Good Nutrition = Oral Health

CALCIUM AND VITAMIN C PROMOTE ORAL HEALTH Eating a variety of nutritious food is good for your overall health, including your oral health. Some vitamins in particular have demonstrated benefits to building healthy teeth, namely calcium and vitamin C, so be sure to include foods rich in these nutrients in your diet. Calcium has been […]

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How To Use Mouthwash

If you’d like to add a mouthwash or a mouth rinse to your oral care routine, or if your dentist has recommended a mouthwash for you or someone in your family, you’ll get the most benefit from the product if you use it correctly. POINTS TO KEEP IN MIND Keep these points in mind to […]

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Quick Tips For Busy Parent

Whitening Toothpastes Whitening toothpaste have polishing agents in addition to the mild abrasives that help remove surface stains from teeth. Teeth that have surface stains are cleaned and whitened by whitening toothpaste; however, deeper stains won’t be touched. If your teeth have deeper, darker stains due to injury or certain medications, a more thorough brightening […]

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Oral Bacteria And Strokes

In the single hospital study, researchers at the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center in Osaka, Japan, observed stroke patients to gain a better understanding of the relationship between hemorrhagic stroke and oral bacteria. Among the patients who experienced intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), 26 percent were found to have a specific bacterium in their saliva, cnm-positive S. […]

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Brush Up At The Office

You brush in the morning and before bed, but what about after lunch? A study by the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) and Oral-B Laboratories found that while more than three-fourths of Americans eat two or more times per day at work, only 14% brush during work hours. And, since most people spend a third […]

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