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Periodontics deal in the treatment of your gums as well as the supporting tissues that surround your teeth. Gum disease, also commonly called gingivitis, occurs when bacteria in your mouth inflames the gums causing them to become red and swollen. If left untreated gingivitis can advance into the much more serious periodontitis. Periodontitis causes the inner layer of gum and bone to pull away from teeth forming pockets leading to infection, permanent gum and bone damage, and tooth loss.

Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. The primary cause of gum disease is plaque build up which can be brought on by poor oral hygiene, illness, and habits such as smoking. While symptoms range from severe to mild, there are several warning signs to look out for to determine if you are experiencing gingivitis or periodontitis. Symptoms include:
- Sensitive, red, or swollen gums
- Gums that bleed after tooth brushing
- Loose or shifting teeth
- Pockets between teeth and gums
- Receding gums
- Consistent bad breath or foul taste in mouth
- Difficulty eating

If you begin to experience any of these symptoms, you may need to undergo a periodontical treatment.

There are a wide array of treatments available to you depending on the stage of the disease and your overall health. These treatments range from non surgical therapies that work to control bacteria growth, to reconstructive surgeries that aim at restoring your supportive tissues. To determine which treatment is appropriate for you, please schedule an appointment with one of our specialists.

Treatments include:
1. Professional Dental Cleanings. Professional cleanings are recommended at least twice a year. During a typical check up your dental hygienist will remove the plaque and tartar build up from above and below your dental gum line. If signs of gum disease persist, it may be recommended to have a professional cleaning more often than twice a year.
2. Scaling and Root Planing. This is a deep cleaning, non surgical procedure where plaque and tarter are scraped away from above and below the gum line. Rough spots on the tooth are them made smooth to prevent bacteria from building up again and to provide a clean surface for the gums to reattach to the teeth.
3. Bone Grafts. A surgical procedure that utilizes fragments of your own bone, synthetic bone, or donated bone to replace the bone destroyed by gum disease. These bone grafts provide a platform for regenerative bone growth and restore stability to your teeth
4. Pocket Reduction Surgery. A surgical procedure where the gums are lifted and tarter is removed. Damaged bone is then smoothed to prevent future build up and allow for gum regeneration. Reducing the space between tooth and gum reduces the area where harmful bacteria can grow.
5. Soft Tissue Grafts. By using grafted tissue, most often taken from the roof of the mouth, this procedure is able to reinforce thin or receding gums providing added stability for your teeth.

There are a number of other treatments available to deal with the problems associated with gingivitis and periodontitis. | (407) 502-0202 | |
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Tooth decay is the destruction of tooth structure and can affect both the enamel (the outer coating of the tooth) and the dentin layer of the tooth.

Tooth decay occurs when foods containing carbohydrates (sugars and starches), such as breads, cereals, milk, soda, fruits, cakes, or candy are left on the teeth. Bacteria that live in the mouth digest these foods, turning them into acids. The bacteria, acid, food debris, and saliva combine to form plaque, which clings to the teeth. The acids in plaque dissolve the enamel surface of the teeth, creating holes in the teeth called cavities.

To prevent tooth decay:

-Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a fluoride-containing toothpaste. Preferably, brush after each meal and especially before going to bed.
-Clean between your teeth daily with dental floss or interdental cleaners, such as the Oral-B Interdental Brush, Reach Stim-U-Dent, or Sulcabrush.
-Rinse daily with a fluoride-containing mouthwash. Some rinses also have antiseptic ingredients to help kill bacteria that cause plaque.
-Eat nutritious and balanced meals and limit snacks. Avoid carbohydrates such as candy, pretzels and chips, which can remain on the tooth surface. If sticky foods are eaten, brush your teeth soon afterwards.
-Check with your dentist about use of supplemental fluoride, which strengthens your teeth.
-Ask your dentist about dental sealants (a plastic protective coating) applied to the chewing surfaces of your back teeth (molars) to protect them from decay.
-Drink fluoridated water. At least a pint of fluoridated water each day is needed to protect children from tooth decay.
-Visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and oral exam. | (407) 502-0202 | |
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One of the dental services we provide children is dental sealant treatment to help protect the chewing surfaces of the teeth against decay. A cavity is most likely to develop on a chewing surface of a tooth due to the tiny grooves which are present. These grooves are known as “pits and fissures” and they provide decay-causing bacteria with the optimal conditions in which to grow. These dark & moist tiny grooves are also where bits of food become trapped which if not removed, can lead to tooth decay.

What Are Dental Sealants?
Dental sealants are transparent coatings made of a plastic resin material that work by smoothing out the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. This helps the teeth resist decay. When the back teeth are sealed, your child will most likely avoid getting cavities on these teeth to help him or her avoid the associated pain and the need for treatment while you can enjoy not having to pay for the treatment he or she needs.

Caring for Sealed Teeth
Taking good care of your child’s sealed teeth is no different than caring for unsealed teeth. Just be sure your child does a consistently great job of brushing and flossing and that he or she visits our Orlando pediatric dentistry practice for professional cleanings every six month. During these appointments, we will check the sealants for any wear and tear. You can expect the sealants to last for approximately 10 years. During this time, your child can enjoy a much lower risk for developing tooth decay for a healthier and happier smile!

The majority of decay on back teeth starts in the grooves and pits of chewing surfaces, especially during the first few years after their eruption. Sealing these surfaces with composite resins prevents this kind of decay.

Sealants are one of the most effective methods of preventing decay on the surfaces where they are placed. Although it is still a possibility that decay may develop on surfaces in between teeth, sealants significantly reduce the overall chance of having cavities.

We ensure the parents of our patients that their children will receive the best quality dental and orthodontic care delivered by a fantastic team of professionals in our kid-friendly environment. | (407) 502-0202 | |
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Pediatric Dental Sealants
Preventive treatments like dental sealants are one of the many services Orlando Kids Dentistry offers its patients in Central Florida.

Where are dental sealants placed?
Sealants are preventive treatments that are usually placed on permanent molars, but can also be placed on some baby teeth that are in danger of getting cavities. Sealants are a great way of protecting hard to reach teeth that are not always brushed properly. Since these teeth are particularly involved in chewing, they are the ones that get exposed to food and bacteria on a constant basis.

When is it a good time to check and see if your child can benefit from dental sealants?
Your child’s first set of permanent molars erupt around age 6. At this time it is very important to have your child come in for a check-up in order to see if they are ready for sealants. The second molars erupt around age 12 and these too need to be protected by dental sealants. Placing sealants as soon as these teeth erupt can help protect them from future cavities.

Why should your child get dental sealants?
Since these molars are all the way in the back of the mouth, young children often neglect brushing them. These teeth are particularly prone to cavities because they come into contact with food the most and have nooks and crannies, where bacteria can hide. Often times, it is impossible to thoroughly clean these surfaces with a regular tooth brush. Over time, the combination of food and bacteria can come to cause dental decay. Fortunately, sealants can help.

What are dental sealants and how are they done?
Sealants are a non-invasive procedure where a special coating of white colored resin is placed on the teeth, filling up the potential areas where cavities may form. The patient does not need to be numb when doing the filling and it is often completed after a cleaning. In order to prepare the tooth to accept the sealant, an acid etch material is placed for a minute then washed off of the tooth. The tooth is completely dried and the resin material is painted on to the tooth. A special light is then placed on the tooth to check, which hardens the resin. The entire procedure is completed in a couple of minutes.

What are the benefits of dental sealants?
The application of dental sealants is painless, done in minutes, and can give the teeth up to 10 years of protection, which makes it an ideal procedure for preserving your child’s permanent teeth. For the most part, sealants are colorless or slightly tinted to match the patient’s natural color so that it is not easily seen when the patient smiles, talks, or laughs.

Do sealants have to be redone?
Often times, the chewing surfaces of molars are worn away and the sealants have to be replaced. If the child brushes properly, sealants can last for longer. However, they are normally replaced once every three years.

Is it possible to get cavities even if you have dental sealants?
The pediatric experts at Orlando Kids Dentistry of Central Florida will often tell patients that sealants, despite their benefits, do not necessarily prevent cavities. Improper oral hygiene, lack of brushing and flossing, as well as eating sugary foods will cause cavities to occur. While sealants may decrease the chances of getting cavities, the only way to completely prevent them is to make sure to brush. | (407) 502-0202 | |
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Cosmetic Dentistry From Your Downtown Dentistry

Creating Beautiful Natural Smiles

Dr. Ali Behzadi, DMD is a member of the Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He enjoys nothing more than seeing a patient who was self-conscious smile with confidence once again.

Improve Your Smile, Boost Your Confidence
Thanks to modern technology, a smile makeover can often be completed in a few visits. Some fixes to the smile can be accomplished in just one visit!

Dr. Behzadi and Your Downtown Dentistry’s other dentists have many tools at their disposal to give patients lasting and gentle cosmetic solutions that also fit their schedule and budget. Most importantly, they can give a patient confidence in their smile.

New Patient Cosmetic Consultation
The first step in any cosmetic procedure is to do a full examination of your teeth and mouth and then review with you the different options to give you a beautiful smile. Many cosmetic procedures can be done without cutting or with minimal preparation — and affordably, and yet make a tremendous difference to your smile.

To make an appointment, (407) 502-0202 or visit our site and click the request an appointment button!

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Dr. Nabi works with children of all ages and knows how to help children to feel comfortable while visiting the dentist. Families throughout Orlando visit our dentist office to have their children’s teeth cleaned. We recommend that teeth cleanings and exams start from a very young age. This is important for ensuring that baby teeth grow in properly and stay healthy until the adult teeth are ready to come in. Many people don’t realize how important healthy baby teeth are. Children can get cavities and gum disease just like adults do with the difference being that children are less capable of understanding or dealing with discomfort. We recommend that parents throughout Orange County to bring their children in for dental cleanings and examinations at least twice a year. This way we can remove harmful plaque and bacteria in order to prevent cavities.

While cleaning children’s teeth, our staff has been trained to take it slowly and practice gentle dentistry. By building a rapport with our young patients, they will feel more relaxed during their dental appointments and visiting the dentist becomes fun instead of intimidating. We also recommend that parents take the time to read stories about going to the dentist and play games by teaching children how to examine their toy’s teeth. These little steps can help children to feel comfortable when getting their own teeth cleaned. By doing so twice a year, their baby teeth are more likely to stay in until they are supposed to fall out, and their adult teeth will also stay healthier. If you have questions about scheduling an appointment for your child call 407-502-0202.

Orlando Kids Dentistry hopes to make going to the dentist an enjoyable experience for you and your child. We are committed to providing high quality compassionate dental care for all children in a pleasant, comfortable, and child-friendly setting. Our doctors and staff are specifically trained to help apprehensive children feel good about seeing the dentist and taking good care of their teeth. At Orlando Kids Dentistry, we do everything to make your child's visits fun and we take pride in our ability to provide the highest quality dental services while doing so.

Many of our parents ask how to prepare their child for their first dental visit. We suggest that you be very positive, stressing that a visit to the dentist will help your child to keep a bright smile and that dental visits are a part of growing up. Also, it seems to help if you refer to the dentist as "our friend". For younger children, you can tell your child that the dentist wants to visit with him or her and count his or her teeth. Our office does recommend that you arrive a few minutes early so that your child has time to relax in our child-friendly waiting room and get comfortable with our office.

Patient service is a priority at Orlando Kids Dentistry. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our office and speak with a member of our administrative staff.

Thank you for your confidence in our dental team. Children are special to us, and we look forward to seeing you and your child. | 407-502-0202 | |
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Preventing Tooth Decay With Your Downtown Dentistry | (407) 502-0202 Tooth decay is the destruction of tooth structure and can affect both the enamel (the outer coating of the tooth) and the dentin layer of the tooth. Tooth…
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