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How to choose an Electric tootbrush

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Electric Tootbrushes are amazing. The micro pulses and 3,000 to 7,500 rotating motions in a minute replicate the motion of your hand and for much sensitive tooth, that need longer brushing time to clean the plaque from the gum lines, they eliminate the muscle work. The bristles on these toothbrushes either rotate or move back and forth to help remove plaque and reduce gingivitis. Choosing an electric Tootbrush might be a difficult task, so watch this video to have an insight on how to choose your electric Tootbrush and maintain your oral health.

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Tea, good or bad for teeth?

Saturday, December 26th, 2009

Tea is good for just about every part of your body, but it can contribute to unsightly stains on your teeth over time.
Having your teeth bleached by a dentist is the most effective way to regain that white smile. However, you could still take a good care of your teeth by doing some preventative care.
Here are a few things you can try at home to whiten your teeth.

Tea, the good and the bad

Does Tea Stain Teeth?

Anything that will stain your clothing will also stain your teeth. Wine, coffee and tea are all culprits. Green tea is less staining than black tea, but over time you may see the effects on your less-than-pearly whites. Drinking tea or coffee stains or discolors the dental plaque, but not the teeth itself. If the plaque is not completely brushed and flossed away within 24 hours, it begins to harden and becomes what is commonly known as tartar. This tartar is porous and further absorbs stains from other food products. When a dentist cleans your teeth, he removes the tartar and plaque. When the tartar and plaque go away, so do the teeth stains.

Tea Staining Tip #1: See A Dentist or DIY?

Now you will ask: Do I have to go to the dentist to have the stains removed? First, you should know that there is a difference between removing stains from teeth and whitening teeth. There are several effective ways to remove stains; true whitening will require chemicals and is somewhat harder to achieve at home.

Tea Staining Tip #2: Minimise Teeth Stains

Here are the steps to keep tea and other beverages from staining your teeth:

  • Rinse your mouth with water after drinking tea.
  • Brush and floss daily. Flossing will remove the plaque that tends to build up between the teeth, staining the edges.
  • Brush with baking soda. Old-fashioned baking soda can remove stains, although it does not actually whiten or bleach the teeth. Make a paste of baking soda and salt, brush it on twice weekly.
  • After brushing, rinse with hydrogen peroxide.
  • Use a whitening toothpaste.

Finally!

Drinking tea is so good for you. Stains on the teeth are one of the very few unpleasant side effects of drinking this terrific beverage. Green tea contains fluoride which strengthens teeth. It has been shown by scientific studies to kill bacteria and viruses in the mouth which cause bad breath. So overall, it still does a lot of good to your oral hygiene. Use the tips above to reduce tooth staining, and ask your dentist if bleaching is a good alternative for you. Keep drinking your tea every day – the rest of your body will thank you!

Read the full article: Tea Staining and Teeth, 5 Whitening and Removal Tips

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Better Smile, Better Dates

Monday, December 14th, 2009

Here is an excerpt from an interesting article on body language, smile, and how it could be translated to better dates. You could apply same settings to sales presentation or any other encounter.

When you meet someone for the first time, it takes that person 3 to 7 seconds to make her judgement about you. I do it. You do it. We all do it… Unconsciously.

Basically, we decide how comfortable we are with that person. Remember, we are wired for self-preservation.

Smile Makeover

Body languages affects communication


In a nutshell…

- perception of a possible pain/danger from that person = not very comfortable
- perception of safety = comfortable.

Once that first assessment is made we adapt our feelings, posture, language, and tone. These first few seconds alone can make or break a relationship whether when influencing someone in a sales or presentation situation, or when flirting with a man or a woman…

And the most crucial body language signal to influence our first impression is the smile. This is also the most recognised signal in every country and every culture.

The Smile

Smiling indicates happiness… and a friendly attitude… Smiling indicates we want to communicate with someone. It shows interest. But there is much more to it…

Smiling is a learned phenomenon. Young babies don’t smile naturally. They mimic the expressions of those looking at them… But by the time we reach adulthood, it has become a signal critical to making a good first impression.

Smiling also has an actual impact on your physiology…

Source: Body Language Signals

I don’t feel comfortable smiling :(

The best advice for you would be to do a research on your own, and find out how much a smile makeover has changed people’s life. Our goal is always to bring you a beautiful smile. Interested to find out about procedures and how you could achieve the smile you always wanted? Have a consultation appointment and you will have a one on one time with Dr. Rostami to address all your questions and concerns on how your smile could be enhanced.

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Prevent Cavities

Monday, December 14th, 2009

Cavities are most famous term known for tooth decay. According to American Dental Association (ADA), tooth decay (Cavities/Caries) is a destruction of the tooth enamel. It occurs when foods containing carbohydrates (sugars and starches) such as milk, pop, raisins, cakes or candy are frequently left on the teeth. Bacteria that live in the mouth thrive on these foods, producing acids as a result. Over a period of time, these acids destroy tooth enamel, resulting in tooth decay. Prevention is the key to a healthy lifestyle.

How Do I Prevent Tooth Decay?

You can help prevent tooth decay by following these tips:

  • Brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste.
  • Clean between your teeth daily with floss or interdental cleaner.
  • Eat nutritious and balanced meals and limit snacking.
  • Check with your dentist about use of supplemental fluoride, which strengthens your teeth, and about use of dental sealants (a plastic protective coating) applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to protect them from decay.
  • Visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and oral examination.

Your dentist follows the latest trends on methods of prevention and treatment of oral health. Ask your dentist if your current diet should change to reduce risk of future tooth decay.

I have cavities, now what?

If you are suffering because of cavities, waiting is the worst you could do for your oral health. If not treated, tooth decay might cause a permanent tooth loss, and even affecting the neighboring teeth. Today, dentist have access to composites and material which could restore the tooth with natural look and feel. These composites are strong enough to replace dental amalgams forever. Learn more about tooth restoration and fillings head to metal free dentistry section.

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How to Brush Teeth

Monday, December 14th, 2009

Brushing your teeth is very important in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Knowing how to brush your teeth properly is essential to maintain your beautiful smile. Toothbrushes have a long history, and now we are witnessing all modern toothbrushes with electric vibrations, rotations, and even smart toothbrushes. However, knowing how to operate your toothbrush plays a crucial role in your dental hygiene. Wrong brushing might leave bacteria, or even worse, push the bacteria into your gum which will cause periodontal disease. Moreover, if not brushed properly, or change your toothbrush on a regular basis, your toothbrush might make your gum sensitive to brushing, and in some cases cause them bleed. Therefore always ask your dentist to show you proper way of brushing your teeth, and most dentists would love to share it with you. Don’t be ashamed to ask your dentist, even if it is as simple as brushing your teeth, or what kind of toothpaste is recommended for your teeth. Here is a video that will guide you on how to brush your teeth properly.

And of course, don’t forget your regular dental cleanings. Routine dental cleanings are ways of removing plaque and tartar that get built on your teeth overtime, and regular toothbrush and toothpaste are not capable of removing. By visiting your dentist on a regular basis you could prevent tooth cavities and decay.

Need faster way to get whiter teeth?

In office teeth whitening will help you achieve whiter and brighter smile immediately. Learn more about power teeth whitening.

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Don’t Wait Till it Hurts!

Monday, September 14th, 2009

If you have a tooth pain, waiting is the worst thing you could do for your health. What you don’t know about your toothache might cause risk to your teeth and overall health.
Grab a brochure from our office that explains this in details

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Welcome to Brentwood Dental Group

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Dear Patient,
I am Dr. Haroun Rostami and I would like to welcome you to my practice. First of all I would like to reassure why you have made the right decision by choosing me as your primary dental care provider. With more than 15 years experience in teaching and practicing the art of dentistry, our dedication to the patients has made us extraordinaire in dental services. My staff and I are committed to providing excellent dental care and outstanding customer service. This commitment involves routine dental examination and home oral hygiene including regular brushing and flossing. Our goal is for you to enjoy lower dental restorative costs and healthy smiles thanks to preventative dental care.

Brentwood Dental Group From Left: Lisa (Floor Manager), Dr. Rostami, Lettie (Office Manager)

Brentwood Dental Group From Left: Lisa (Floor Manager), Dr. Rostami, Lettie (Office Manager)

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