How to Help Your Smile Recover After Basketball Season

Did you struggle to take good care of your smile during basketball season? If so, it’s important to do everything you can to restore your oral health. You deserve to have strong and healthy teeth and gums, and the sooner you help them, the better. To help your smile recover after basketball season, our dentists,… Read more »

What Causes Teeth to Look Dull

A radiant and beautiful smile requires crafting proper oral hygiene habits and visiting the dentist regularly for professional dental cleanings to keep teeth looking white. We encourage our patients to keep their smiles looking great through daily brushing and flossing and dental checkups. Still, perhaps the number one treatment requested by patients is smile whitening…. Read more »

What to Do If Your Healthy Smile Has Tooth Decay

You may feel understandably frustrated if you have developed signs of tooth decay or a cavity even though you strictly practice proper oral care every day. Even excellent oral habits are not always enough to prevent a cavity, but if you visit the dentist promptly, you can receive conservative treatment to eliminate tooth decay. Perhaps… Read more »

Bad Breath Prevention Tips

Nobody wants to suffer from “dragon mouth,” but most people have bad breath from time to time. Bad breath, which is also known as halitosis, has many causes, ranging from poor oral hygiene to gum disease to eating odorous foods. Dr. Afshar, Dr. Afshar, Dr. Lachappell, and our team are happy to provide a few… Read more »

Common Oral Health Reminders: Aging and Dental Health

Did you know that your teeth can stay strong as you age, even into the twilight years of your life? Yes, it’s true, so make sure you’re doing everything you can to ensure your oral health care remains steady for many years and stand up to whatever may arise. In addition, always clean your teeth… Read more »

Maintaining a Healthy Mouth Encompasses Several Consistent Factors

A mouth free of cavities and periodontal health problems can significantly contribute to your overall quality of life. Tooth decay and chronic gum disease problems can cause discomfort and can treatment can sometimes be costly. To answer these concerns, the American Dental Association recommends that you have a dentist administer a routine dental checkup twice… Read more »

End of the Year Discussions about Porcelain Dental Veneers

Do you have any abnormal, irregular, or unsightly teeth you wish to conceal? If so, a cosmetic dentistry procedure can be used to give you the smile you desire. One of your best options for covering up an oral ailment and giving you a perfect smile is dental veneers. Dental veneers, also sometimes referred to… Read more »

Dental Anxiety Shouldn’t Prevent You from Seeking Quality Dental Care

The American Dental Association recommends that you attend a routine dental checkup with a dentist like Dr. Sonny Afshar or Dr. Fara T. Afsharevery six months. This simple outpatient appointment is designed to fully clean and polish your teeth while also detecting signs of cavities and other oral health conditions. Early diagnosis of tooth decay,… Read more »

What Ingredients Are In My Toothpaste?

Toothpaste has been around for a long time! Some evidence points to it being used as far back as ancient Egypt. Egyptians would mix powdered rock with enough vinegar to make a paste, then use it on their teeth. Of course, today’s toothpaste works (and tastes!) much better than in ancient times. Most toothpastes contain… Read more »

Making Dental Crowns

Dental crowns need to withstand tough chewing, eating and grinding, so they’re made to be incredibly durable. When you receive a crown treatment in our office, we will create an impression of your pearly whites, but we do not actually make the crown on-site. To form the crown, we send the impression of your chompers… Read more »