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 »

Whitening Strips and Whitening Toothpaste Help Maintain a Professionally Whitened Smile

In many cases of teeth suffering from significant dental stains, the only viable method for restoring your white smile is to have a dental bleaching treatment administered at . The professional tools and techniques deployed by Dr. can protect your teeth and gums from harm while alleviating dental stains that have saturated deep into your… Read more »

The Why and How of Flossing

You may realize that you should floss, but do you? In reality, flossing can be difficult – especially if you’re doing it the hard way. With some proper techniques, though, you’ll find flossing can be an easy way to amplify your oral health. Try to follow the following five tips when flossing: Use about one-and-a-half… Read more »

Deep Cleanings FAQ

When you visited your dentist for your routine cleaning and exam, you were told that you need to have a “deep cleaning.” But what is a deep cleaning and why is it needed? Our dentists and team at are happy to answer any questions that you may have about deep cleanings. What Is a Deep… Read more »

Left Untreated a Cavity Can Cause a Toothache

Inconsistencies in your daily oral hygiene routine and failing to attend your dental checkup every six months can allow a cavity to develop on one of your teeth. Without professional dental care the area of tooth decay will gradually continue to spread. In time, this could cause an infection to form in the pulp, nerve,… Read more »

What Is a Canker Sore?

Canker sores are a common but quite irritating dental issue in the world today. Many people experience canker sores and get quite frustrated, especially if they don’t know much about the ulcer. So, to help you avoid the frustration, Dr. Afshar, Dr. Afshar, and our dental team are happy to provide you with facts about… Read more »