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How smoking affects your teeth

December 4, 2021 by · Leave a Comment 

Article written by Elite Dental Group.

Smoking has been known to cause serious health problems including damaging a person’s oral health. Additionally, the longer a person smokes the harder it will be to reverse the damage.

Here are some of the most common side effects caused by smoking.

Tooth discoloration – Smoking can cause teeth to discolor quickly as it coats the teeth resulting in yellow/brown stains.

Tooth decay – Although most people associate smoking with oral cancer and gum sensitivity, smoking can also cause tooth decay by weakening the enamel. As teeth weaken they will tend to crack causing crevices where food particles can settle and decay.

Periodontal disease – Gum disease is a bacterial infection that starts with bleeding gums, swelling, and redness. While patients who are at the early stages of this disease can receive treatment that can reverse symptoms, long-term smoking can worsen this condition resulting in tooth loss.

Tooth loss – As gum disease progresses, tooth loss is inevitable. Patients will notice that their teeth seem looser and will need to undergo extractions to ensure the tooth is removed correctly.

Quitting smoking and tobacco use is the only way to ensure good oral health. In many cases, teeth can be cleaned, polished, and whitened with treatments such as fillings, crowns, and bridges to improve strength and reduce deterioration.

Dr. Andre Eliasian is one of the leading dentists in cosmetic dentistry in Glendale CA. His clinic offers several services which include teeth whitening, bleaching, veneers, and crowns. If you are looking for tooth whitening in Glendale or dental implants in Glendale call for an appointment.

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How to Keep Your Teeth and Gums Healthy Throughout Your Life

October 4, 2021 by · Leave a Comment 

The concept of dental treatment. The doctor looks at the model of the tooth.

Article written by Elite Dental Group.

We all want to stay healthy, right? That includes our teeth and gums. The thing about our teeth is that they must last us throughout our entire lifetime. That might be 80 or 90 years with all the advancements in the medical world. Your teeth take lots of wear and tear. They require a bit of special attention. But most of this is simple common sense.

The old adage says that we are what we eat. Our diet will show up in our overall health. If you eat lots of fatty foods and foods with sugar, you’ll gain weight. Eventually, poor eating habits can lead to diabetes. But they also take a negative toll on your dental health. You’ll notice more cavities. Below are a few tips to help out with that.

Fresh Fruits and Veggies

When we include fresh fruits and veggies in our diet, we get valuable vitamins and minerals but it also helps keep teeth clean. Remind your family to eat an apple, pear, carrots or other crunchy foods throughout the week.

Hopefully, our parents taught us to appreciate foods like spinach, broccoli, beans, tomatoes, melons, grapes, and berries. If not, start now teaching your family the value of eating healthy. You can live longer and be healthier if you simply make a few healthy changes in your diet each day. This will be good for your teeth and your waistline. If you need cosmetic dentistry in Glendale CA, please contact us.

Article provided by Elite Dental Group. Dr. Andre Eliasian and his team of Dentists in Glendale, CA provide services that include cosmetic dentistry, wisdom tooth extraction in Glendale,  tooth whitening, dental implants in Glendale, oral surgery and more. If you are in Glendale, Burbank or neighboring cities call for an appointment. 

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How Long Does It Take to Straighten Teeth with Invisalign?

May 15, 2021 by · Leave a Comment 

Article By Remarkable Smiles Orthodontics.  

Though you may not have been born with a perfect smile, there are some excellent ways of correcting that. In past years, everyone had to use traditional braces. Though these do work well at correcting problems with your teeth, they can be uncomfortable. Many people complain about the discomfort and the visual look. This is often the least expensive option, however. With traditional braces, you could get good results within about 18 to 24 months.

If you’re looking for something comfortable and barely noticeable, then Invisalign is the solution. Some people have gotten the desired result in one year though each patient is different. This is a great idea and people will barely notice that you’re wearing braces. There’s not much pain and discomfort here but this is one of the more pricey types of braces.

There are several other options available, such as ceramic braces. These are more like traditional braces but the material used is mostly transparent. They aren’t as noticeable or uncomfortable as traditional braces. You kind of get the best of both worlds. These take about 18 months to get the results you’re looking for.

If you’re not sure which to choose, then talk to your orthodontist and he or she can help you decide.

Article written by Remarkable Smiles Orthodontics.  Remarkable Smiles has excellent dentists and technicians available for care. Dr. Mark Rashidi offers dental braces in mission viejo and dental braces in Irvine. His office also serves surrounding cities including Lake Forest and Laguna Niguel.