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How Oral Health Can Affect Overall Health

November 16, 2017 by  
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When we think about the benefits of good oral hygiene, the immediate and visible impacts are often the ones we notice most. If you brush your teeth regularly, your breath will smell better and your teeth will look clean and presentable. If you floss regularly, your gums will be strong and resistant to things like bleeding and more severe issues like gum disease. Most problems stemming from oral hygiene missteps we regularly think of from cavities to gingivitis mostly exist on the surface. They seem to only impact our oral health. That’s at least how we perceive the problems.

However, what many people don’t realize is that oral health has a profound impact on overall health. This means that a dental problem can affect your body outside the area inside your mouth and around your jaw. There are many ways this can happen and City Dental Centers is here to discuss some of those potential issues.

Mouth Infections Spread Bacteria Via the Bloodstream

There are several kinds of infections that can occur in the oral cavity and spread throughout the body. Typically, mild gingivitis and more severe periodontitis, or gum disease, if treated early on will not spread in such a way. However, gingivitis can become gum disease which in turn can become an infection that spreads throughout the body. Another potential outcome is trench mouth, which is a severe form of gum infection also known as acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis. Bacteria from this condition also can spread throughout the body.

Another important thing to note is that your bloodstream while healthy can flush much of the bacteria from your body without making it spread. However, quite often your immune system is NOT healthy when you have a bacterial infection. This is true even if the infection only appears to be affecting your oral hygiene.

Sometimes dentists and doctors are placed in a tricky situation when treating problems with medications or treatments and an open sore is in the mouth cavity. The reason is medications and treatments can impact the mouth’s saliva flow and balance of healthy bacteria used as part of the body’s defense system. This means bacteria can develop and spread even easier.

Cardiovascular Disease

It’s been discovered that some instances of clogged arteries and blood clots may originate from oral inflammation due to bacteria. This can include as minor of conditions as mild gingivitis all the way up to severe periodontitis. It’s been found that the bacteria in the mouth may cause inflammation throughout the body, including in the arteries. This may result in plaque in the arteries, potentially leading to increased risk of heart attack and stroke.

Poorly Controlled Diabetes

Chronic gum disease can make diabetes more difficult to manage. Infection can also cause insulin resistance, which disrupts blood sugar control.

Preterm Birth

If you are pregnant, you may also want to consider resolving any oral health issues as severe gum disease may increase the risk of preterm delivery or giving birth to a low weight baby. Some estimates say as many as 18% of low birth weight babies born in the U.S. every year may be attributed to oral infections.

If you are concerned about an oral health issue, contact City Dental Centers today!

City Dental Centers is Here for YOU!

City Dental Centers and City Dental Kids & Braces are the number one choice in resolving your dental  needs. We understand that your health and well being is of vital importance to you and your family. Let us help when it comes to all your dental and oral health concerns! We look forward to continuing to serve you and our communities both locally and abroad. There’s always more you can learn as a dentist, and we look forward to continuing to better serve you in the months and years to come!

 

City Dental Centers and City Dental Kids & Braces were established by Dr. Sam Shahoveisi and Dr. Michael Danial to bring the experience of being like family to patients. With multiple locations across Southern California, City Dental Centers and City Dental Kids & Braces are the best choice for any and all of your dental concerns. The professionalism of their doctors will ensure you the best possible care before, during, and after your dental procedure.

For questions, or to schedule an appointment, contact us today at 888-764-5326. 

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Smoking’s Effects On Oral Health

July 1, 2017 by  
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Nobody in this day and age can argue that smoking cigarettes is a good choice for your health. Lung cancer is a well known potential consequence and there is plenty of information out there about how damaging cigarettes can be to your overall health.

City Dental Centers wants to remind our patients why smoking is more specifically a bad idea when it comes to your oral health. We are happy to present this article with some of the effects that smoking can have on the oral health of those who choose to participate in this dangerously unhealthy habit.

Basic Side Effects

While these side effects are cause for concern, these are just some of the serious side effects of smoking:

  • Discoloration of the teeth
  • Increased buildup of tartar and plaque on the teeth
  • Bad breath
  • Inflammation of the salivary gland openings on the roof of the mouth
  • Increased loss of bone within the jaw
  • Increased risk of leukoplakia, or white patches in the mouth
  • Dental implant procedures have a lower success rate
  • Delayed healing process for many dental procedures

These side effects alone are pretty serious, but we will dive further into a couple more you should be especially concerned about: gum disease and oral cancer.

Gingivitis and Gum Disease

Not only does gingivitis and gum disease cause the gums to bleed, but the condition can be especially painful and eventually result in lost teeth if not treated effectively. Smoking substantially increases the risks of developing gingivitis and gum disease. This is exponentially worse if smoking is combined with other bad oral health habits, such as not brushing and flossing regularly or consuming large amounts of alcohol.

Oral Cancer

Because of all the ways smoking deteriorates the teeth and gums, there is a much higher risk of developing oral cancer as well when you are a smoker compared to being a non-smoker.

Symptoms of oral cancer include:

  • A white or red patch in the mouth
  • An irritation, sore, thick patch, or lump in the lip, mouth, or throat
  • Difficulty chewing and swallowing
  • Difficulty moving the jaw or tongue
  • A feeling as though something is caught in the throat
  • Numbness of any areas of the mouth, including the tongue
  • Pain in one ear without the loss of hearing
  • Swelling of the jaw

If you suspect that you have oral cancer, it is important to see a dentist immediately and to cut back or eliminate any contributing behaviors if you can. Oral cancer can result in devastating effects to your oral health. While prevention through being proactive is the best way to protect yourself, if you have oral cancer, early treatment is the next best thing.

City Dental Centers is here for all your oral health concerns. For questions, or to schedule an appointment, give us a call or click one of the links below!

City Dental Centers is Here for YOU!

City Dental Centers and City Dental Kids & Braces are the number one choice in resolving your dental  needs. We understand that your health and well being is of vital importance to you and your family. Let us help when it comes to all your dental and oral health concerns! We look forward to continuing to serve you and our communities both locally and abroad. There’s always more you can learn as a dentist, and we look forward to continuing to better serve you in the months and years to come!

 

City Dental Centers and City Dental Kids & Braces were established by Dr. Sam Shahoveisi and Dr. Michael Danial to bring the experience of being like family to patients. With multiple locations across Southern California, City Dental Centers and City Dental Kids & Braces are the best choice for any and all of your dental concerns. The professionalism of their doctors will ensure you the best possible care before, during, and after your dental procedure.

For questions, or to schedule an appointment, contact us today at 888-764-5326. 

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Alcohol’s Effects On Oral Health

June 15, 2017 by  
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Alcohol is viewed by society in different ways. It can be a social activity for friends and family to celebrate a holiday or other big event. For others, it can be considered only for its potential negative health consequences from use.

The truth is that for certain people, in moderation, alcohol can be a fun way to enjoy oneself without being a serious health concern. For others, however, it’s important to consider the potential negative consequences not only to one’s overall health, but more specifically oral health.

Many individuals are not aware of just how detrimental to one’s oral health alcohol specifically can be. City Dental Centers presents this article to discuss these potential consequences.

Oral Cancer

Liver cancer is a common thought when it comes to a potential cancerous side effect of alcohol. However, alcohol can cause many kinds of cancers. Oral cancer is one of them as well. In fact, the risk of oral cancer is six times higher in those who drink alcohol compared to those who do not.

If you plan to drink, moderate yourself and keep yourself active with a good diet to promote a healthy immune system. Also try to make sure you brush your teeth before going to bed, especially after a night of drinking!

Cavities, Gum Disease, Gingivitis, & Other Issues

Alcohol dries out the mouth while also dehydrating the body. With a dryer mouth, bacteria is free to grow and damage the teeth. In addition to damaging the teeth, bacteria and plaque can grow beneath the gum line and cause gingivitis and gum disease.

It is always advised, for both overall health and oral health reasons, to make sure to drink plenty of water when consuming alcohol. While most people ignore this rule, it’s a good rule of thumb to try and consume at least one if not two glasses of water for every alcoholic drink you consume. This will help prevent you from getting dehydrated and your mouth drying out.

When the Fun Stops

Are you putting yourself at risk of oral cancer and other oral health issues by drinking? The truth is that the only way to completely protect yourself from increasing your risks of these problems by drinking is to not drink altogether.

Of course, not drinking at all isn’t the choice for everyone. So if you do decide to drink, always make sure you stay hydrated, set reasonable limits, and make responsible choices. City Dental Centers and City Dental Kids & Braces cares a lot about the health and welfare of our patients. While we’re here for your teeth, we want your overall health to be good as well. Make good choices and take care of yourself!

City Dental Centers and City Dental Kids & Braces are the number one choice for your oral health concerns. To schedule an appointment, gives us a call or visit one of the appointment links at the end of the article below!

City Dental Centers is Here for YOU!

City Dental Centers and City Dental Kids & Braces are the number one choice in resolving your dental  needs. We understand that your health and well being is of vital importance to you and your family. Let us help when it comes to all your dental and oral health concerns! We look forward to continuing to serve you and our communities both locally and abroad. There’s always more you can learn as a dentist, and we look forward to continuing to better serve you in the months and years to come!

 

City Dental Centers and City Dental Kids & Braces were established by Dr. Sam Shahoveisi and Dr. Michael Danial to bring the experience of being like family to patients. With multiple locations across Southern California, City Dental Centers and City Dental Kids & Braces are the best choice for any and all of your dental concerns. The professionalism of their doctors will ensure you the best possible care before, during, and after your dental procedure.

For questions, or to schedule an appointment, contact us today at 888-764-5326. 

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Top Foods and Drinks That Damage Your Teeth

June 1, 2017 by  
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Trying to avoid cavities? Taking better care of your teeth isn’t just about brushing twice and flossing once daily. The food and drinks we consume affect us more than we know, starting with the teeth.

If taking better care of your teeth is important to you, knowing which foods and drinks to avoid is a great starting point. For this reason, City Dental Centers has put together this list of some of the top foods and drinks that damage your teeth. Some of them are pretty obvious, others might surprise you. Limiting your intake of these foods and drinks can improve your health and well being.

Bread

Bread isn’t the worst thing for you, but it’s important to understand that when you chew bread your saliva breaks down the starches into sugar. The bread then sticks to the crevices between teeth and can easily lead to cavities and other problems. Whole wheat is generally a better choice when it comes to bread as it contains less added sugars that aren’t as easily broken down.

Citrus

Don’t get us wrong. Oranges are GOOD for you. So are grapefruits and lemons when used as both fruits and juices. They are packed with Vitamin C and they taste great! Unfortunately, their acid content can erode enamel. This makes teeth more vulnerable to decay. Moderate your consumption of any products containing citrus and do your best to rinse your mouth with water afterwards or brush your teeth.

Potato Chips

Potato chips are loaded with starch which, just like in the case of bread, breaks down into sugar. This sugar gets trapped in the teeth and helps the buildup of plaque. Because chips are frequently eaten in excess, make it a point to brush and/or floss after finishing a bag. Your teeth will need it!

Carbonated Drinks

Labeled with enticing words like “refreshing” and “energizing”, carbonated drinks are some of the worst things we consume under the guise of them actually being anything close to refreshing. Sodas are known to actually dehydrate you. Producing less saliva in combination with the carbonation actually allows the plaque to produce more acid to attack tooth enamel. Dark colored sodas additionally can actually stain or discolor your teeth. Yikes!

Sodas are definitely worth removing from your diet if at all possible. However, cutting back is better than putting forth no other effort at all.

Candy

Even as adults, candy and other similar sweets are still just as enjoyable as they were when we were children. They can be sugary and stick to your teeth for long periods of time. Cut back on candy whenever you can.

Alcohol

Alcohol causes plenty of known problems towards the body. Drinking alcohol also dries out your mouth. Saliva is necessary to keep the mouth clean of bacteria and washes away food particles. It can even help repair early signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral infections.

City Dental Centers is Here for YOU!

City Dental Centers and City Dental Kids & Braces are the number one choice in resolving your dental  needs. We understand adults have many reasons they may want to avoid the dentist, but we aim to create several more reasons why you will look forward to your next visit with your friendly neighborhood dentist. We look forward to continuing to serve you and our communities both locally and abroad. There’s always more you can learn as a dentist, and we look forward to continuing to better serve you in the months and years to come!

 

City Dental Centers and City Dental Kids & Braces were established by Dr. Sam Shahoveisi and Dr. Michael Danial to bring the experience of being like family to patients. With multiple locations across Southern California, City Dental Centers and City Dental Kids & Braces are the best choice for any and all of your dental concerns. The professionalism of their doctors will ensure you the best possible care before, during, and after your dental procedure.

For questions, or to schedule an appointment, contact us today at 888-764-5326. 

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Why Many Adults Do Not Visit the Dentist Regularly

March 25, 2017 by  
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It’s a surprising fact that just over 35% of working-age adults visited the dentist in a study in 2012. While dental care utilization at this point was the highest ever among children, it’s surprising to see educated adults skipping out on dental care.

What are the reasons why adults skip out on seeing the dentist regularly, or every 6 months? There are many reasons why. City Dental Centers will explore some of these reasons.

No Insurance or Low Coverage

Having good insurance can make the greatest difference in whether or not an adult will visit the dentist. Many adults without the coverage simply avoid the dentist altogether. The cost of visiting a dentist is also relevant in regards to this factor, but generally if cost is a concern for you, insurance can really help. This is particularly true if you believe you need some sort of expensive procedure performed. If insurance is a concern for you, consider a dentist that offers payment plans for more expensive procedures. Understand that avoiding the dentist will not make matters any better.

Had an Unpleasant Experience

Many individuals have had, at some point or another, an unpleasant experience at the dentist. Sometimes this experience has given dentists a bad perception by the individual who then no longer wishes to see a dentist unless it’s obviously an absolute necessity. Unfortunately, not seeing the dentist every 6 months can result in a more serious dental problem down the line.

Fear of the Dentist

Similar to having an unpleasant experience, there are many adults who are actually terrified of visiting the dentist due to a past experience. Individuals who are afraid of the dentist may actually forego care even if they are in dire need of dental treatment. It may sound uncommon for adults to have a phobia of the dentist, but it’s actually more common than you think. It’s estimated that 9 – 15% of adults avoid the dentist due to fear and anxiety. This translates to 30 – 40 million people. That’s a lot of people potentially suffering from dental issues that would be resolved if they could overcome their fears!

Busy Lifestyle

Another common reason why working-age adults avoid visiting the dentist is exactly what you’d think: work. It is not at all uncommon in today’s day and age for adults to not feel they have enough time for themselves. When they have the time, often the last place they want to be is in a dental chair.

It’s important to make time to visit the dentist even if your lifestyle seems too busy to accommodate it. After all, if you don’t visit the dentist and catch a serious problem in time, it will only take you more time to resolve it later.

If you’re in need of a dentist, choose one that will accommodate your schedule and make your visit as comfortable as possible. Choose City Dental Centers for your care!

City Dental Centers is Here for YOU!

City Dental Centers and City Dental Kids & Braces are the number one choice in resolving your dental  needs. We understand adults have many reasons they may want to avoid the dentist, but we aim to create several more reasons why you will look forward to your next visit with your friendly neighborhood dentist. We look forward to continuing to serve you and our communities both locally and abroad. There’s always more you can learn as a dentist, and we look forward to continuing to better serve you in the months and years to come!

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City Dental Centers and City Dental Kids & Braces were established by Dr. Sam Shahoveisi and Dr. Michael Danial to bring the experience of being like family to patients. With multiple locations across Southern California, City Dental Centers and City Dental Kids & Braces are the best choice for any and all of your dental concerns. The professionalism of their doctors will ensure you the best possible care before, during, and after your dental procedure.

For questions, or to schedule an appointment, contact us today at 888-764-5326. 

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Overcoming Adult Fear of the Dentist

March 25, 2017 by  
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An estimated 9 – 15% of adults avoid the dentist due to either fear or anxiety of visiting the dentist. There are many reasons why an adult may be afraid of the dentist. They may have suffered a bad experience either in their youth or even as an adult. The tools used may terrify them. They may be concerned they have a current problem and see not knowing as a solution.

Unfortunately, not visiting the dentist due to fear will not make matters any better. There are many reasons why individuals may fear the dentist into adulthood, but fortunately City Dental Centers has some solutions to these problems.

Remember That a Dentist Can Help

In spite of your beliefs based on past experiences, a dentist can help resolve your dental concerns. If you’re afraid something will be discovered that is wrong with your teeth, remember that the dentist is there to fix whatever is wrong before it gets worse.

Dentists are required to regularly attend training to keep up to date with the latest trends in dentistry. A good choice of dentist is generally one that puts in extra time to ensure their training and customer service is the best possible. City Dental Centers’ founders, for example, have a yearly event dedicated to educating their doctors, improving customer service, and helping communities abroad.

Visiting Early Can Save You Money

Visiting the dentist sooner rather than later will also prevent a dental issue from costing hundreds to thousands of dollars more. If anything can alleviate your anxiety in the face of a dental issue, saving money should at least help.

Serious problems like loss of teeth and major periodontal disease could be avoided if only the person had visited the dentist sooner. If you suspect any kind of issue, visit your trusted dentist as soon as possible.

Dentists Understand Pain Must Be Treated

What does this mean exactly? It means that a professional, caring dentist will generally make whatever accommodations necessary to ensure your visit is as comfortable as possible. Procedures that involve surgery or potential discomfort generally give the dentist every necessary reason to utilize nitrous, numbing agents, or some other alternative to alleviate or eliminate pain.

If you experienced a substantial amount of pain during a dental visit previously, consider whether or not any of these options were considered and applied properly. A trusted dentist will always do whatever is necessary to keep their patient from experiencing severe pain.

Not All Dentists Are Alike

If you had a bad experience with a dentist in the past, understand that every dentist is unique and that you shouldn’t judge all dentists based off one bad apple. If you met a dentist that didn’t meet your expectations or handle your concerns with the sensitivity you expected, seek out someone new.

A good option is always a dentist with a reputation for excellence, including years of experience treating patients. In the case of City Dental Centers, they also treat their patients like family. Consider City Dental Centers for your care. Let them change how you view dentistry!

City Dental Centers is Here for YOU!

City Dental Centers and City Dental Kids & Braces are happy to continue proving again and again that there is no reason to fear the dentist when you’re under our care. We look forward to continuing to serve you and our communities both locally and abroad. There’s always more you can learn as a dentist, and we look forward to continuing to better serve you in the months and years to come!

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City Dental Centers and City Dental Kids & Braces were established by Dr. Sam Shahoveisi and Dr. Michael Danial to bring the experience of being like family to patients. With multiple locations across Southern California, City Dental Centers and City Dental Kids & Braces are the best choice for any and all of your dental concerns. The professionalism of their doctors will ensure you the best possible care before, during, and after your dental procedure.

For questions, or to schedule an appointment, contact us today at 888-764-5326. 

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Lessons You Learn as a Dentist

March 3, 2017 by  
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When you’ve worked several years as a dentist, you might imagine that you eventually learn a thing or two. Some lessons are pretty much what you’d expect. Others might surprise you. Regardless, the reality is that if you put a lot into your profession, you’ll get a lot out of it. As such, City Dental Centers’ doctors and staff have learned a lot throughout their careers in the dental industry.

This is just a short compilation of some of the lessons learned over the years from both conducting procedures and working with patients in the dental industry.

Education & Experience Are Irreplaceable in the Dental Industry

Just when you think you’ve learned it all, something new will creep up around the corner. This is where continuing your education and having a desire to learn more and try new things is very important. All dentists are required to have a minimum level of education for their degree, but professional dentists who are best able to handle a dental crisis are constantly seeking new education.

Know When to Move On

Knowing when to let go and/or move on is important in this business. It isn’t just about knowing if you can hack it or not. It’s often about knowing how to hack it, or how to make your dental practice stand out from the rest.

The reality is that you can let another practice that is succeeding doing something wrong get to you, or you can find a way to do the right thing even better and your patients will love you for it. If you hold on to the negative, you’ll miss the positive. This is why it’s important to always think creatively and optimistically.

Be Creative

Plenty of dental practices are doing it the cookie-cutter way. Let them. Be unique and stand out. Find ways to make your patients happier. Save them money where you can. Get them excited about visiting the dentist. Plan events to bring in new patients. Get involved in your local community. Donate your time and skills to charities you care about. There are lots of ways you can change the world as a dentist. Don’t look to other dentists to figure out how. Carve your own path and make it happen!

You Need to Care About Your Patients

It’s not just about the money. If it is, you cannot be effective as a dentist. You have to care about your patients or you won’t make it through the tough times.

Patients will always know the difference. At City Dental Centers, and our newly opened City Dental Kids & Braces, we make it a priority to treat our patients, young and old, like family. We frequently get compliments on this unique approach to dentistry, hearing that the way we treat our patients is unlike anything they are used to experiencing.

There’s a difference between asking someone how their day is going and actually caring how their day is going. At our dental practices, we always care about our patients.

City Dental Centers is Here for YOU!

City Dental Centers and City Dental Kids & Braces are happy to be celebrating another year taking care of our patients and treating them like family. We look forward to continuing to serve you and our communities both locally and abroad. There’s always more you can learn as a dentist, and we look forward to continuing to better serve you in the months to come!

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City Dental Centers and City Dental Kids & Braces were established by Dr. Sam Shahoveisi and Dr. Michael Danial to bring the experience of being like family to patients. With multiple locations across Southern California, City Dental Centers and City Dental Kids & Braces are the best choice for any and all of your dental concerns. The professionalism of their doctors will ensure you the best possible care before, during, and after your dental procedure.

For questions, or to schedule an appointment, contact us today at 888-764-5326. 

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Dental Checklist from City Dental Centers

March 3, 2017 by  
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With a new year comes many resolutions for self improvement. Many choose gym memberships and some stop going after the first few months. Others choose to cut back on drinking, and find themselves breaking their resolution just in time for St. Patrick’s Day!

City Dental Centers wants to suggest a resolution often ignored: a more strict adherence to your dental hygiene. However, don’t let this be a resolution you give up on within the first few months. Cavities resulting from bad oral hygiene do not take a vacation… and neither should you!

City Dental Centers is going to review some of the most important dental activities to dedicate yourself to in the new year.

Brush Twice a Day ALWAYS

Brushing twice a day is the minimum requirement for good oral hygiene. This means in special circumstances, brushing more than twice per day may be recommended. If you’re eating a lot of candy throughout the day, such as during Easter or Halloween, brushing more than twice a day is a great idea. That being said, there should never be an excuse to brush less than twice a day. The best times are in the morning and at night. Make time and do it right!

Floss Daily

Many adults still take issue with flossing their teeth daily. Cavities can easily form between the teeth if you do not give them the proper attention. There are many special flosses for adults who have difficulty brushing between teeth that have tight gaps. There is even a flossing tool that uses water to floss your teeth! Devices like these make flossing easy, and even fun if you can find the child in you. There is no excuse, regardless of your specific dental situation, to skip out on flossing. Just do whatever it takes to make it happen at least once daily!

Commit To a Better Diet

Most adults, with few exceptions, can’t say they couldn’t benefit from a better diet. Think about cutting back on sweets, sodas, and fast food. Spend time making health eating a priority. Your body will thank you for it… and so will your dentist when you avoid cavities!

Promote Good Habits In Your Children

Our children are the future. Make sure your kids are brushing twice a day, flossing regularly, and eat a healthy diet. Schedule your child for regular dental checkups with a reputable pediatric dentist. A good example is City Dental Kids & Braces, a new dental practice opened by the founders of City Dental Centers Dr. Sam Shahoveisi and Dr. Michael Danial. Feel free to visit their brand new website to schedule an appointment.

Your kids deserve the best. Visiting City Dental Kids & Braces with the specially trained doctors and staff will help ensure your children grow into responsible adults in taking care of their oral hygiene.

Visit Your Dentist Every Six Months

If you’re visiting the dentist properly, you should be booking two appointments in the year 2017. Many adults do not schedule regular checkups. Some adults push it out to a year. Others may not see the dentist for years! This is how hidden problems form. Get your dental visits on the calendar!

City Dental Centers is Here for YOU!

For all your dental needs, for both adults and kids, City Dental Centers and City Dental Centers Kids & Braces are here for you! Make 2017 a great year in accomplishing your personal goals, but also make some time to make sure your teeth are happy too!

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City Dental Centers and City Dental Kids & Braces were established by Dr. Sam Shahoveisi and Dr. Michael Danial to bring the experience of being like family to patients. With multiple locations across Southern California, City Dental Centers & City Dental Kids & Braces are the best choice for any and all of your dental concerns. The professionalism of their doctors will ensure you the best possible care before, during, and after your dental procedure.

For questions, or to schedule an appointment, contact us today at 888-764-5326. 

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The Best Valentine’s Day Gift is a Smile

February 14, 2017 by  
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What brightens up your day more than a smile? To anyone who has a special someone this Valentine’s Day, it should be a no-brainer that what will brighten that special day most won’t be the chocolates, the flowers, or even a good movie. It will be the smile on that beautiful person’s face.

So it should go without saying that you shouldn’t go on that special date with teeth full of chocolate or bad breath from unhealthy foods! If the best gift your valentine can give you for this holiday is their smile, then the best gift you can give them back is your smile in return!

Keep in mind this article is NOT an excuse to skip out on a Valentine’s Day gift! It is simply a reminder to pay some attention to your oral health on this special holiday. Like Halloween, it’s easy to focus on the sweets and forget the smile. Here’s some ways to make your smile brighter for Valentine’s Day, and even after the holiday is over!

Schedule a Whitening Session

Whether it’s for Valentine’s Day or some other date, in-office teeth whitening is a great way to brighten up your smile. It can be more affordable than you think, and a good consideration for couples is to book whitening sessions together so you can come out with smiles as bright as your future together!

While there are over the counter alternatives, generally in-office treatments work the best and last the longest.

Consider Dental Surgery You’ve Been Putting Off

Still haven’t gotten around to getting braces to correct your bite? Got a gap between your teeth simple bonding could fix? Is there a chipped tooth you got a while back you just keep forgetting about (until you smile in the mirror)?

Whether it’s surgery for her or surgery for him, dental surgery can make a big difference in the appearance of your smile.

Now not all changes happen overnight. The most dramatic of changes will take more than one visit. But don’t you owe it to yourself, and your partner, to make your smile as bright as possible? They will love you regardless, but your confidence may shine through a little better. And added confidence on either side benefits both sides.

Review Your Dental Habits

Brush twice a day. Floss daily. Use mouth wash at the very least before an important date. It’s all common sense! But it’s shocking how many people forget simple manners before going on a date. Whether it’s your first date or 1000th date, your attention to your oral health should never falter.

When you go in for that kiss end of the night, don’t let a mouth smelling of stinky cheese give your night a turn for the worst!

Make Healthy Diet Choices

Eat healthy foods. Avoid sugary sodas and other drinks. Limit your intake of candy. If you chew gum, avoid the kind that is overly sugary and understand that in the end, brushing your teeth beats chewing gum any day. You owe it to yourself and your valentine to take care of yourself and eat (and drink) right!

Exercise Regularly

Exercise benefits the immune system which improves every party of your body, including the health of your teeth and gums. Take the time to stay active. You’ll look good and feel good too. Your partner will definitely notice it.

Visit Your Dentist Regularly

Make sure you and your significant other book regular dental exams every 6 months. Cavities only become more detrimental when they go ignored. Don’t be afraid of the dentist! They are here to help you. Schedule your next appointment with the friendly staff of City Dental Centers!

City Dental Centers is Here for YOU!

City Dental Centers and our pediatric dental practice City Dental Kids & Braces wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day and look forward to treating you and your loved ones at your next appointment. We look forward to continuing to serve you and our communities both locally and abroad. Take care of yourself and your loved ones this Valentine’s Day and consider scheduling an appointment with City Dental Centers!

Dentist in Pico Rivera

City Dental Centers and City Dental Kids & Braces were established by Dr. Sam Shahoveisi and Dr. Michael Danial to bring the experience of being like family to patients. With multiple locations across Southern California, City Dental Centers and City Dental Kids & Braces are the best choice for any and all of your dental concerns. The professionalism of their doctors will ensure you the best possible care before, during, and after your dental procedure.

For questions, or to schedule an appointment, contact us today at 888-764-5326. 

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When to Consider Braces for Your Kids

December 20, 2016 by  
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There are a lot of concerns kids may have about getting their first set of braces. Many children are worried about how their smile will be altered just following the procedure. Will the other kids accept them? Will they be made fun of? Will they hurt?

A dentist specializing in children’s dentistry is the best consideration due to the fact that dentists with a specialty in taking care of kids are better able to sensitively  handle the concerns of a child going through this situation. Fortunately for patients in the Ontario, CA area, City Dental Centers has recently opened City Dental Kids & Braces to achieve just that.

But when should you begin considering braces for your kids? Here are some considerations worth making.

Age Isn’t the Only Indicator

Many parents think that there is a certain age when they should take their kids to see an orthodontist. The reality is that age isn’t the only indicator or even necessarily one of the main ones. Children can go to their first orthodontist visit at any age and the most important indicator is actually need. There are many ways to tell if your child needs to see an orthodontist.

Jaw Issues and Eating Habits

There are many indicators that your child needs to see an orthodontist. The most obvious one is if your children’s teeth are crooked in appearance. Other appearance issues may come from the upper and lower jaws being different in size, known as malocclusion. One example occurs if the upper jaw is bigger than the lower jaw, causing what is known as an overbite. The reverse situation, where the lower jaw is bigger than the upper jaw, causes an underbite.

Less obvious problems may be discovered over time. For example, if your child has trouble biting completely through a sandwich, this may be an indicator that their teeth, even if they appear straight, are not biting down all the way due to alignment issues.

Bad Oral Habits

If your child has any bad oral hygiene habits, such as thumb sucking, they may be prone to needing orthodontic work sooner than other children. Night time teeth grinding may warrant you asking your dentist or orthodontist about special head gear to prevent the activity from taking place.

Accidents and Other Issues

If your child has had any accidents or other issues occur to their teeth, as well as if the baby teeth were lost too soon, orthodontic work is frequently recommended sooner rather than later.

Confidence Problems

While talked about less often, having crooked teeth can wear on a child’s confidence. If your child ever expresses frustration in their smile that may be fixed by having their teeth straightened and/or jaw aligned, it’s a good idea to visit a dentist to see what options may be available. In many cases, insurance may cover some or all of the costs if the work is not just cosmetic related and actually impacts the functionality of the mouth.

Dentist Recommendation

It’s a good idea to start scheduling regular dental checkups for your child at a young age. In most cases, your dentist will be able to recommend to you when you should schedule your child’s first orthodontic appointment. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that a child go to the dentist by age 1 or within six months after the first tooth erupts. Make sure your child sees the dentist regularly and go off the advice of your trusted dentist from there.

For all your children’s dentistry needs, choose City Dental Kids & Braces!

City Dental Kids & Braces

The trusted dentists at City Dental Kids & Braces will be happy to schedule your child’s next dental appointment to talk to you about their current needs and options for braces. Feel free to contact them today at 888-764-5326. They will gladly take your child in for a visit at the earliest convenience to talk about options for braces!

Braces in Ontario

City Dental Centers and City Dental Kids & Braces was established by Dr. Sam Shahoveisi and Dr. Michael Danial to bring the experience of being like family to patients. With multiple locations across Southern California, City Dental Centers is the best choice for any and all of your dental concerns. The professionalism of their doctors will ensure you the best possible care before, during, and after your dental procedure.

For questions, or to schedule an appointment, contact us today at 888-764-5326. 

Need to locate a City Dental Centers office in your area? 
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