8 Good Toothbrushing Habits

May 9, 2022 By Hersel Hanasab, DDS

8 Good Toothbrushing Habits

Did you know that your smile is one of the first things other people notice about you? Healthy, beautiful teeth are essential to making a good first impression. And while there are many ways to achieve a healthy, beautiful smile, it’s important to start with the basics of oral health care–brushing your teeth. Your toothbrushing habits can make or break your smile. We all know we are supposed to brush our teeth every ...

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National Dental Hygienists Week

April 7, 2022 By Hersel Hanasab, DDS

National Dental Hygienists Week

Each year, the second week of April is dedicated to honoring some of the hardest working people in dentistry - dental hygienists. Hygienists are an integral part of any dental team, performing valuable work for the internal team, as well as patients. What do dental hygienists do? Patients spend a lot of time with their hygienists, so you might just think of them as the friendly people who clean your teeth. Of course, you’re not ...

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Top Signs of Tooth Decay

March 8, 2022 By Hersel Hanasab, DDS

Top Signs of Tooth Decay

Tooth decay, or softening of the enamel, is one of the most prevalent dental conditions. Acids produced by bacteria weaken tooth enamel over time, which results in a cavity. According to one study, 92% of adults have had cavities in their permanent teeth. The good news is that decay occurs in stages, and early treatment can prevent it from progressing and potentially spare you from needing a root canal or complete extraction. While our busy ...

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Why Do I Have White Spots on My Teeth?

February 11, 2022 By Hersel Hanasab, DDS

Why Do I Have White Spots on My Teeth?

Everyone wants white teeth, but not so much when that color appears in spots or blotches. Technically known as white lesions, white spots can develop on your teeth due a range of factors from diet to ingesting fluoride as a child. Common causes include: Fluorosis – Though fluoride is essential for strengthening teeth and preventing decay, too much fluoride in developing teeth can lead to low amounts of calcification, which causes spots of softer enamel and ...

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The Importance of Preserving Tooth Structure

January 8, 2022 By Hersel Hanasab, DDS

The Importance of Preserving Tooth Structure

The benefits of preserving tooth structure goes beyond cosmetics to impact your overall health. Teeth are part of an intricate network of bones, tissues, and nerves. While they may look straightforward (i.e., a hard surface that grinds down food), teeth have a complex structure. Each tooth is comprised of the following components: Gums – Gums house the teeth and protect a tooth's roots and any teeth that have yet to break through. Crown - The ...

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The Importance of Preserving Tooth Structure

January 8, 2022 By Hersel Hanasab, DDS

The Importance of Preserving Tooth Structure

The benefits of preserving tooth structure goes beyond cosmetics to impact your overall health. Teeth are part of an intricate network of bones, tissues, and nerves. While they may look straightforward (i.e., a hard surface that grinds down food), teeth have a complex structure. Each tooth is comprised of the following components: Gums – Gums house the teeth and protect a tooth's roots and any teeth that have yet to break through. Crown - The ...

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Benefits of Deep Cleaning Teeth

December 7, 2021 By Hersel Hanasab, DDS

Benefits of Deep Cleaning Teeth

You know regular dental cleanings are an essential part of maintaining good oral hygiene, but did you know there are different levels of cleaning? Much like our house after the holidays, sometimes teeth require a deeper clean. Deep Cleaning vs. Routine Dental Cleaning Routine dental cleanings focus on teeth at and above the gum line. These non-invasive cleanings are recommended for most patients every six months and play a critical role in maintaining good oral ...

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5 Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

November 1, 2021 By Hersel Hanasab, DDS

5 Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

There are some things those of us over a certain age know all too well, like minivans without screens, phones attached to cords, and silver dental fillings. We’re now reaping the rewards of advancing technology (for the most part). Road trips are quieter thanks to mobile entertainment systems, phones are everywhere (usually in our hands), and metal amalgam fillings are no longer the only option. Today, dental practitioners can place composite resins, also known ...

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Implants vs. Dentures: Which is Right for You?

October 4, 2021 By Hersel Hanasab, DDS

Implants vs. Dentures: Which is Right for You?

If you’re dealing with tooth loss, you’re not alone. The American College of Prosthodontists estimates that 178 million Americans are affected by this serious problem. We understand the significant role a healthy smile plays in self-confidence and the far reaching-impact tooth loss can have on a patient’s quality of life. We know there are many restorative options available and believe patient education is the key to choosing the right treatments. Dentures and ...

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How Crooked Teeth Can Affect Your Child

August 30, 2021 By Hersel Hanasab, DDS

How Crooked Teeth Can Affect Your Child

Being a parent today isn’t easy. With guidelines and recommendations seeming to change daily and everything from screen time to sugar intake scrutinized, it’s hard to know what is really cause for concern and what your child is likely to outgrow. For instance, if your child’s primary or adult teeth come in crooked, your initial worry might be how it will impact their appearance. No judgment from us! An esthetically pleasing smile ...

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