December 1, 2017
You go for you annual check-up and the doctor comes to examine your teeth and informs you that your tooth with a very large filling is fractured and can no longer going to support your tooth structure. The good news he tells you is that there is a long term solution to save the tooth by performing a crown procedure. But what is a crown exactly and how much will it cost you think to yourself?
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November 7, 2017
I always tell my patients that a person who is missing one or more teeth may be a candidate for dental implants. An implant is an appropriate treatment method to replace areas of missing teeth and provides support and stability for additional dental appliances.
A dental implant is typically a small titanium screw that is applied to the natural bone of the jaw and is used as a support structure for a ceramic crown (replacement tooth). Additional reasons for implants include the need to resolve bite problems caused by shifting teeth, restoration of natural chewing functions, support for a dental bridge or dentures, and to restore your smile and confidence.
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October 17, 2017
If someone mentions the phrase ‘root canal’ to you, your immediate reaction may be fear or dread. The fact of the matter is that root canal therapy also known as endodontic therapy is a critical procedure to help save a tooth from failure and extraction.
The signs of a root canal can be varied. Here are five signs you may need a root canal.
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September 18, 2017
T’is the season! We all know September means the start of football season! If you know me then you know that I’m a big football fan and being originally from Boston you may already know that I’m a die hard Patriots fan! GO PATS! So this football season, I would like to share my passion for football with my patients!
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August 28, 2017
We often get asked by our patients why they may need to replace their silver filling if they are not suffering from dental pain. Ultimately, deciding what filling material to use to treat dental decay is a choice that must be made by you and your dentist. We’ve put together a list of 5 reasons why you should consider replacing your silver filling but first let’s understand the difference between silver fillings/dental amalgam and composite fillings.
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August 1, 2017
Brushing and flossing are the best ways to help prevent cavities, but it’s not always easy to clean the hard to reach areas in your mouth – especially those molars you use to chew. Molars are rough, uneven and a favorite place for leftover food and cavity-causing bacteria to hide. There is another way to help prevent tooth decay with something called dental sealants. Dental sealants are a dental treatment intended to prevent tooth decay. Here are 6 things you should know about dental sealants:
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July 18, 2017
Just because you’re on vacation doesn’t mean you should take a break from brushing your teeth! It is advised that you brush your teeth at least twice a day (after meals and before going to bed at night). There are many toothbrushes available in the market. Dr. Bakhtyari always recommends an ADA-approved soft bristle brush and fluoride toothpaste.
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June 30, 2017
It’s hard to believe that summer is already upon us and we know it sure gets hot around the Northern Virginia area. This summer, while it’s important to stay hydrated, think carefully when you choose your summer beverage. We know it’s tempting to grab a cold, sweet iced drink but some drinks can increase your risk of tooth decay.
Here are 5 tips for healthy teeth this summer: (more…)
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June 12, 2017
Do fears of needles keep you away from the dentist? If so, you’re not alone. As many as 40 million Americans refuse to go to the dentist because of a fear of needles.
Postponing dental procedures because of these fears is common, but ultimately results in worsening problems and other serious oral health concerns.
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May 19, 2017
Do you avoid going to your dental check-ups? Are you scared of what the Dr. Bakhtyari or your hygienist may uncover? Anxiety is a perfectly natural feeling and quite common when you’re dealing with the unknown but that fact is a preventative dental plan helps avoid serious and costly dental problems and supports a healthy, confident, smile.
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