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What to do to keep gums healthy

Practicing good oral hygiene is the most important action that a person can take to prevent and treat gum disease. Most people tend to overlook their gums when it comes to oral health and focus on getting a bright, white smile instead. However, healthy teeth require healthy gums.
Gum disease can lead to tooth loss. Fortunately, a person can take many steps to prevent and even reverse gum disease. These include:
* brushing the teeth properly
* choosing the right toothpaste
* flossing daily
* taking care when rinsing out the mouth
* using mouthwash
* having regular dental checkups
* stopping smoking
This article examines how these step can help keep the gums healthy. We also provide diet tips for healthy gums and explain how to spot the signs of gum disease.

7 ways to keep the gums healthy
Adopting the following habits will help a person care for their teeth and gums properly, which, in turn, will help prevent gum disease.

1. Brush the teeth properly
Brushing the teeth properly is key to having a healthy mouth and gums. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommend that people follow the guidelines below:
* Brush at least twice a day using a soft-bristle toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste.
* Replace the toothbrush every 3 to 4 months, or sooner if the bristles begin to fray.
* Brush the teeth at a 45-degree angle to the gums.
* Move the toothbrush in short strokes.
* Press gently.
* Clean the insides of the front teeth by turning the brush vertically and making several short strokes along each tooth.

2. Choose the right toothpaste
The toothpaste aisle in most stores will contain many varieties of toothpaste, from whitening products to formulas containing baking soda.When choosing toothpaste, a person should ensure that it contains fluoride and has the ADA seal of approval on the packaging.

3. Floss daily
Many people neglect daily flossing, but the ADA recognize this habit as an important part of oral care.Flossing removes food and plaque from between the teeth and gums. If the food and plaque remain in these areas, this can lead to tartar, which is a hard buildup of bacteria that only a dentist can remove. Tartar can lead to gum disease.

4. Rinse your mouth out with care
Many people rinse their mouth out after brushing their teeth. However, oral hygiene practices should complement the effectiveness of fluoride products, such as toothpaste.
When a person washes their mouth out with water after brushing their teeth with fluoride toothpaste, they wash away the fluoride.
Conversely, when a person rinses their mouth out after eating, they may rinse away food and bacteria that can lead to plaque and tartar.

5. Use mouthwash
According to the ADA, there are two types of mouthwash: therapeutic and cosmetic. Both are available over the counter.
A therapeutic mouthwash can help:
* prevent gum disease
* reduce the speed at which tartar builds up
* reduce the amount of plaque on the teeth
* remove food particles from the mouth
However, people should not use mouthwash as a replacement for brushing and flossing.
A person should look for the ADA seal. This seal indicates that the manufacturer has demonstrated enough evidence to support the product's safety and effectiveness.
The ADA state that children under the age of 6 years should not use mouthwash.

6. Get regular dental checkups
Dental checkups typically include a professional cleaning of the mouth. Professional cleaning is the only way to remove tartar from the teeth. Professional cleaning can also help eliminate the plaque that a person may have missed when brushing their teeth.
With regular visits, a dentist can help identify the early signs of gum disease and gingivitis, a condition in which the gums become inflamed. Early detection can help prevent more severe problems from occurring.

7. Stop smoking
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), smoking makes a person more susceptible to gum disease because it weakens the immune system.
The CDC recommend quitting smoking immediately to help reduce the risk of developing gum disease. The use of other tobacco products can also increase a person's risk.

When to see a dentist
A person should see their dentist if they experience bleeding or pain in their gums that lasts for longer than a week. Swollen and red gums that bleed easily are a symptom of gum disease.
Some other signs and symptoms to look for include:
* gums that pull back from the teeth
* gums that bleed easily
* swollen, red gums
* sensitive teeth
* teeth that feel loose in the mouth
* pain while chewing
* dentures no longer fitting correctly
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Are braces better than Invisalign?

Orthodontic treatments that use either braces or Invisalign are just few of the many techniques used by dental professionals in straightening the teeth of their patients. They straighten teeth to give them an ideal position, improve their look, and promote proper function. Invisalign utilizes a set of clear plastic trays as a means of achieving the position. Traditional braces, on the other hand, usually make use of metal wires with an aim of getting the most ideal movement or position for the teeth.
The good thing about orthodontic dental treatments that use braces or Invisalign is that they do more than just straighten the teeth. These are also valuable in correcting bite issues that often require special diagnosis and treatment.

Benefits of Invisalign
The use of Invisalign is an efficient method for tooth movements that are not too complicated. A set of clear, computer-generated trays is ideally worn 24 hours a day with change-outs every two weeks. There are certain trays that can last for six months to one year. However, these require some form of retention to prevent the teeth from shifting back. One of its best advantages is that the trays are relatively invisible. Hence the name Invisalign. Some people simply don’t want anyone to know they are wearing braces. They also provide help for people who wish to obtain straight teeth while still feeling comfortable in social situations. Wearing Invisalign offers comfort because it does not affect your speech.
Invisalign treatment can be expected to work more efficiently for esthetic purposes rather than for the purpose of improving the functionality of the teeth. This is why many people, especially those who have complex dental problems, still prefer dental braces.

Benefits of dental braces
Dental braces feature brackets that tend to run along a wire. An orthodontist or other trained dental professional is responsible for affixing the dental braces onto the teeth. The wire and brackets that form part of the braces are pressed against the patient’s teeth. This supports slight movements that can help in properly aligning and straightening the teeth.
Dental braces can correct even the most complicated issues in aligning the teeth. The braces are not only esthetically pleasing, but functional as well. These are beneficial in closing gaps and correcting crooked teeth.

Dental braces are better for complex cases
There are plenty of reasons why you might choose dental braces over Invisalign. Mainly composed either of colored metal or resin brackets, braces are attached onto the face of the teeth. Braces also come with a wire that runs through them and affixes them in place. One benefit of dental braces over Invisalign is that these are not removable.
Unlike an Invisalign treatment which is extremely useful for esthetic purposes and simple dental issues, braces are functional and work efficiently for fixing complex tooth issues. Braces can also be expected to work faster at closing gaps and aligning the teeth than Invisalign.
According to patients, braces work in moving misaligned teeth within a relatively short period. The use of these dental materials in aligning the teeth is also a huge help in fixing bites and creating an attractive and healthy smile. This plays a significant role in boosting the patient’s self-confidence. Dental braces are also useful in correcting malocclusion (crooked or crowded teeth) and bad bites.
If the patient’s bite is abnormal, then the application of braces can bring out his or her best smile. The immediate correction of this problem can improve the patient’s smile while also boosting his or her oral health. This is beneficial because being unable to correct an abnormal bite, or other dental issues that are treatable using braces, can lead to oral health problems. This proves the usefulness of dental braces in curing various dental problems.
Are braces better than Invisalign? Ultimately it’s going to come down to determining the specific need in each case and deciding which one will meet that need in the best way for your patient.
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Types of Dental Crowns and Their Advantages
Dental crowns are fixed prosthetic devices cemented directly onto existing teeth or implants. Crowns can also be used in dental bridges to fill a gap if you’re missing one or more teeth. Due to their many uses, it’s important to understand the different types of dental crowns available and the advantages of each.
Ceramic Dental Crowns
Ceramic, porcelain-based dental crowns are most often used to restore front teeth. Due to their natural color and texture, ceramic crowns are able to blend effortlessly with your remaining natural teeth and can be given a hint of color to match your natural teeth. Porcelain crowns are not well suited for molars and pre-molars, as ceramic can become brittle when exposed to heavy biting forces.
Porcelain-Fused to Metal Dental Crowns
Porcelain-fused to metal crowns provide patients with the best of both worlds. The porcelain part of the crown provides the patient with a natural-looking tooth, and the metal structure is ultra-durable. To undergo a porcelain-fused to metal restoration, the dentist must remove a moderate amount of tooth structure.
Gold Alloys Dental Crowns
Dental crowns constructed of gold alloys contain a combination of gold, copper, and various other metals. Gold alloys provide a number of perks over other dental crown types. This type of crown is strong and will not fracture. It will also not wear away the underlying tooth. Gold alloys are also biocompatible with gum tissue.
Base Metal Alloys Dental Crowns
Base metal alloys dental crowns are resistant to corrosion and incredibly strong. They also contain non-noble metals that are gentle against neighboring teeth. Only a minimum amount of tooth structure must be removed before a dentist can apply this type of crown.
Dental crowns can be used for a wide range of reasons. Not only do durable crowns protect teeth, fill in gaps, and increase function, they can also give the patient a beautiful smile. Some of the most common reasons for acquiring a crown include:
* To protect a weak tooth that has suffered from breakage or decay
* To restore a broken or worn down tooth
* To support a tooth with a large filling
* To cover a discolored or misshapen tooth
* To hold a dental bridge firmly in place
* To cover a dental implant
* To make a cosmetic modification for a more aesthetically-pleasing smile
Crowns can be used on dental patients of all ages. For more information about dental crowns, contact your Montebello dentist at Vistasol Dental.
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The Link Between Stress, Anxiety, and Dental Health
It may come as a surprise, but mental health is closely related to oral health. Issues such as depression, stress, and anxiety can have an impact on the integrity of your teeth. According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, almost two-thirds of people diagnosed with depression reported experiencing a toothache, while half of all clinically depressed individuals surveyed rated the condition of their teeth as fair or poor. There’s also a fairly strong link between gum disease and poor mental health. Those with problems such as depression and anxiety need to take extra care when following a dental hygiene routine, to ensure that they keep their mouth clean and healthy.
The Causes of Poor Dental Health
The most common reason behind poor dental health in mentally taxed patients is the behavioral effects of stress and anxiety. It can be difficult to have the discipline to follow a strict tooth care routine when battling a mental health condition, which is why it’s so important to take time out for self-reflection, which can give you the energy to put into everyday tasks. Depressed people are also more likely to have unhealthy diets and skip visits to the dentist.
Stress can also have physiological effects on the body. Spikes in the stress hormone cortisol weaken the immune system, which makes it easier for bacteria to invade the gums and cause inflammation. Certain antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications can cause dry mouth, which means that saliva isn’t available to clear away food debris after eating.
Those with severe anxiety sometimes exhibit symptoms such as canker sores and teeth grinding. Both of these are detrimental to oral health, with both short-term and long-term effects. In the case of teeth grinding, patients may permanently wear down essential molars and cause irreparable damage to protective enamel.
How to Care for Your Teeth
While it can be difficult for those suffering from depression and anxiety to establish a dental health routine, it’s critical to do so to keep the teeth and gums healthy. All individuals should aim to brush their teeth twice daily, and floss at least once each day. It’s also a good idea to use mouthwash to help rinse away debris and kill off dangerous bacteria. If necessary, people who are having trouble remembering to care for their teeth can set a morning and evening alarm to remind themselves to brush.
Poor mental health can take its toll not only on the mind, but also the body. Stress, anxiety, and depression can all affect oral health and lead to the onset of gum disease and tooth decay. It’s important that people suffering from mental health issues remember to take proper care of their teeth each day, to keep their mouth in good condition.
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Did you know your dental benefits reset every year? It’s true. If your dental insurance plan, like most is on a calendar year, you will lose out on all unused benefits after December 31st.
That means this is a great time of year to take advantage of everything your dental insurance provides, especially if you have outstanding treatments. Here are just a few of the services you want to use before you lose the opportunity.

Routine Checkups
Many dental insurance plans provide coverage for two checkups a year at six-month intervals. So, if you haven’t had a cleaning in the last six months, now is an excellent time to schedule an appointment with your Vistasol Dental in Montebello ,CA.
Getting a regular checkup ensures your teeth and gums are in tip top shape, and gives your dentist a chance to review your oral health to make sure problems aren’t developing. Plus, you’ll get to enjoy a professionally cleaned and polished smile, which can have you leaving the office feeling like a more radiant, confident you.

Large Treatments
If you need more extensive dental treatments involving multiple visits, the end of the year is the perfect time to get started. This is especially true if you’ve already met your deductible and haven’t hit your annual maximum. Once your deductible is paid, your out-of-pocket expenses can decrease dramatically, making it an ideal situation for larger dental treatments.
If you’re getting close to your annual maximum, our dentist in Montebello can help create a plan to maximize your benefits by splitting your treatment between this year and next, allowing you to use the benefits you have remaining this year and take advantage of your renewed benefits after the new year.
This approach can help minimize out-of-pocket expenses by using your coverage in an optimal way. And, if you need more assistance with making the costs manageable, we offer financing options like Care Credit that can give you the opportunity to spread out-of-pocket costs over a time period that is manageable for you, sometimes without any interest charges.
After our dentist has reviewed your situation and developed a treatment plan, we can come up with a financial arrangement that allows you to maximize your dental insurance benefits, and achieve optimal oral health and the beautiful smile of your dreams.
Don’t let your 2018 dental benefits go to waste by making sure you use them before December 31. Schedule an appointment here: today to get started.
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What Is Beauty?
By Dr. Sheila Samton
Sheila Samton is the author-illustrator of many award-winning books for children, as well as a designer and muralist. Her first children’s book, “The World from My Window” (Crown, 1985), also dealt with the subject of beauty. Ms. Samton has two sons and lives in New York City.

What is beauty?
According to the ancient Egyptians and Greeks, it was: 1.6:1:0.6.
This is the “golden ratio,”a.k.a. the “golden mean,”the “golden section,” and the “divine proportion.” It is a proportional relation obtained by dividing a line, or a plane figure, so that the shorter part is to the longer part as the longer part is to the whole. If you take a “golden rectangle” — one whose length-to-breadth is in the golden ratio — and snip out a square, what remains is another, smaller golden rectangle. What makes the golden ratio special to mathematicians is the number of properties it possesses. But what makes it extraordinary to the world is its relation to beauty. The golden ratio has been evoked through the ages to express perfection.
Examples abound. The Egyptians called it the “sacred ratio,” and applied it to the building of the pyramids.
The Greeks used it in the construction of the Parthenon. It is said that daVinci painted the face of the Mona Lisa to fit inside a golden rectangle. People like the architect Corbusier and the composer Bartók have consciously embodied it in their work. And daily in art and science classrooms students discover that geometric forms expressing the golden ratio are simply the most appealing to the eye.

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Teeth Whitening

Never underestimate the power of beautifully white teeth. There are times when a smile is your only chance to make a lasting impression. A reason why you should always be ready with stain-free and flawlessly white teeth.

The hindrance to flashing that perfect smile is yellow stains or blemishes on your teeth. There are many reasons for this unsightly presence like coffee, red wine, soda, smoking, and bad oral hygiene can all contribute to the buildup of stains on your otherwise pristinely white teeth.

Nothing to worry everything is under control, dazzling smiles is within everybody’s reach. From home kit whitening to professional treatments in Vistasol Dental, our clinic which located at Montebello,CA. You have a lot of options to choose from, for brightening up your stained or darkened teeth.

Whitening products may be administered by a ​dentist in Vistasol Dental in the dental office, dispensed by dentists for home-use or purchased online and can be categorized into two groups:

Peroxide-containing bleaching gel
Whitening toothpaste (dentifrices)

Peroxide-containing bleaching agents

Bleaching gel uses carbamide peroxide which breaks down into hydrogen peroxide. The side effects observed with the peroxide-bleaching are tooth sensitivity and occasional irritation of the gums. This often occurs during the early stages of the treatment. Tissue irritation may result from an ill-fitting tray used to contain bleaching product. Both sensitivity and tissue irritation are temporary and stop after the treatment.

Dental-dispensed and home-kit whitening products

Currently, there are many whitening product options available to the patients both from the dentist and an online store. These products include gels placed in trays that cover the teeth, bleaching strips and others.

Professionally applied bleaching products

There are many professionally applied tooth bleaching used by a dentist in a dental office. These products use hydrogen peroxide and are sometimes used with laser or light to hasten the whitening process. Home-use products are used over a two to four week period, the in-dental office professional procedure is completed in about an hour

Whitening toothpaste

Whitening toothpaste contains polishing or chemical compounds that are designed to improve tooth appearance by removing surface stains.

If you choose a bleaching product, only do so after consultation with a dentist.
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TMJ Disorders
There is a joint on each side of the head in front of the ears which connects lower jaw bones to skull. They are called temporomandibular joints (TMJ). These joints allow you to yawn, talk and chew. TMJ disorders cause pain, tenderness and discomfort in these joints. About 10 million people have TMJ disorders in United States and women are more likely to be affected by them then men. At Vistasol Dental in Montebello we recommend self-managed care and non-surgical treatments for mild cases of these disorders, but in severe cases dental or surgical interventions might be needed. Dr.Noushin Adhami offer these surgeries at her clinic.
Pain and tenderness in jaws and around the ears, discomfort when chewing, headaches, painful clicking of the jaw, locking of the joints that makes it difficult to open or close the mouth and uneven bite are symptoms of TMJ. You may hear a clicking sound or have a grinding sensation when you open or close your mouth, but as long as there is no pain or limitation of movement you don't have a TMJ disorder.
Trauma to the jaw can be one cause of TMJ disorders, but in many cases the source of the problem is not clear. Some experts say that anxiety, stress or Rheumatoid arthritis can cause TMJ disorders. Tooth grinding, jaw clenching, fibromyalgia and congenital deformity of the facial bones have also been associated with TMJ disorders.
There are no specific tests for diagnosing them. At Vistasol Dental we check muscles and joints for tenderness, clicking or popping and difficulty in opening and closing the mouth. We may also take x-rays or a mold of your teeth to see how they fit together. As sinus problems and earaches can cause facial pain as well, we need to make sure the cause of your jaw problems is correctly diagnosed. Our dentists will look for high fillings, a tipped or cracked tooth and signs of wear that indicate tooth grinding to make sure the problem is not caused by a dental issue.
If the problem is persistent, we start by recommending you to reduce your stress, avoid chewing gums, use bite guards to reduce the wear caused by tooth grinding and take over-the-counter anti-inflammatories. If the symptoms persist, we recommend corrective dental treatments and surgeries. Call 323-346-0208 if you like to visit a dentist for consultation.
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Dentist in Montebello, CA

When you need a dentist, you naturally want the best dentist available. After all, your smile is one of your most important physical attributes, and your oral health is one of the keys to enjoying good general health throughout your life. You need a dentist with experience and who keeps abreast of all of the latest technologies and techniques to bring you the latest treatments, Dr. Noushin Adhami and Dr. Tina Yazdi at Vistasol Dental in Montebello, are the dentists that you need.

Dr. Noushin and Dr. Tina know that your preferred dentist in Montebello should offer a number of cosmetic and general dental treatments. This is why they strive to offer you a comprehensive list of treatments. Among the many services they offer are: 

Dental bridges
Dental crowns
Root canal treatments
Dental Implants
Mouth guards
Porcelain veneers
Dental exam and cleanings 
Tooth Extraction ( Wisdom teeth Extraction)

When you need an experienced dentist in Montebello area, Drs. Adhami and Yazdi have the expertise and years of training that you need. Dr.Noushin Adhami has been practicing cosmetic and general dentistry for over 11 years, and Dr. Tina Yazdi has been performing general dentistry for over 7 years. Both dentists strive to offer patients the latest treatments and technologies through participating in continuing education programs.

Whether you need the services of Dr. Noushin Adhami or Dr. Tina Yazdi, you will receive the best and latest treatments from the gentle hands of your dentist in Montebello. Call Vistasol Dental 323-348-0208 to schedule an appointment for a dental examination or a general dental procedure, or to schedule a consultation for a cosmetic dental procedure. Zero percent financing is available, and be sure to ask about our special offers and free exams and radiographs.
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Prevent Tooth Loss for Seniors

Sadly, about 30% of seniors over the age of 65 have no remaining teeth. Our study indicated that in 2000, 35.4 million people in the US wore dentures, and the number will increase to 37.9 million by 2020. Noushin Adhami, doctor of dental surgery at Vistasol Dental in Montebello advises that loss of tooth among seniors has a lot of effects including affecting their social life adversely. Therefore, in your senior years, it is better to use natural and non-invasive ways to strengthen your teeth. Just like there are various ways to ensure that kids brush their teeth, there are specific constraints that seniors should heed to improve their dental health and more importantly, to beat tooth loss. Below are some natural and lifestyle tips that can help you in curbing the loss of teeth as you age.

Mind what you eat
The University of Rochester Medical Center informs that when you eat or drink too much sugary or starchy foods, you are not only feeding yourself but also the bacteria in your teeth. When sugars in your mouth get into contact with plaque, the resulting acids can attack your teeth for 20 minutes after you finish your food. If this repeats for long, the enamel covering your teeth gives in to decay, and this could potentially lead to loss of teeth. Therefore, healthy nutrition as you age is paramount. Such foods include fiber-rich fruits and vegetables, green and black tea, sugarless chewing gum(it produces saliva that removes food particles from your teeth) and foods with fluoride. All these provide various essential nutrients and minerals to your teeth, thereby keeping them healthy.

Quit smoking
Proven observatory studies conclude that older seniors who smoke are more likely to have less or no remaining teeth over a given period. Smoking reduces your body’s immunity, making it harder for gum disease to heal. When this condition of the gum advances to periodontitis, it can break down the bone and tissue that holds your teeth and make them lose. Assuming that the more you live, the more you smoke, then there is a high chance that such addiction could mean disaster to your choppers; you need to quit smoking.

Replace missing teeth and see the dentist more often
Many studies show that teeth gradually move out of position if there are gaps next to them. You might not notice because such movements are gradual, but they weaken both the teeth and the gum. This means that if you already lost a tooth or 2, you should seek the intervention of a dentist without delay to prevent further damage. Also, medics recommend that you see a dentist every 6 months, but since older teeth are more delicate, you should make it more frequent.
Aging gracefully does not come easily but with effort. While preventing tooth loss, you should think about eating healthy, preventing gum disease and quitting habits such as smoking. The benefits of healthy teeth include evading the high cost of replacement and the ability to eat hard foods even at old age. And what about maintaining that warm smile that you’ve had for decades?

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