11/2/2015 9:41:24 PM
Your teeth play an important role, and not just for cosmetic purposes. The health of your smile has an impact on your body as a whole, influencing how your system deals with disease and illness.
Biocompatible dentists understand that your dental health can determine your overall well-being. With this inter-disciplinary knowledge, biocompatible dentists work to ensure total health by providing patients with comprehensive, holistic dental care. As a general rule, it is very difficult to achieve your ideal health if your dental needs are not addressed and tended to. Your teeth are an integral part of your body, and you should treat them as such.
3 Reasons to see a Biocompatible Dentist
1 Minimally invasive procedures are the modern standard of care
Biocompatible dentists take an organic, holistic approach to dental care. Rather than using metal based materials, many of the procedures performed by biocompatible dentists incorporate metal-free prosthetics and advanced technology for body-friendly results. When combined with an effective oral hygiene regimen, the results of these procedures can last well into the future.
2 Improved benefits from incorporating the latest technologies.
To improve the patient experience, biocompatible dentists often integrate cutting-edge technologies into routine procedures, leaving patients with a thorough and long-lasting procedures. Advanced equipment such as laser dentistry and digital x-rays also help biocompatible dentists strategically plan a patient’s dental treatment while ensuring make comfortable care. The benefits of these innovative technologies also extend beyond the procedure itself. For example, patients receiving laser assisted dental care often experience accelerated recovery time as well as minimal post-procedural discomfort.
3 Existing conditions are always considered
Biocompatible dentists know that not every procedure is safe and healthy for every patient. You don’t have to fear going to the dentist because of allergies or material intolerances. For patients who are extremely allergic to certain materials, a Clifford Biocompatibility Test is available. Biocompatible dentists will always aim to improve your oral needs without jeopardizing your body’s overall health and harmony.
Encourage Health Harmony- Make an Appointment Today!
Full body health begins with maintaining consistent oral health. Biocompatible dentistry considers your health needs beyond your smile and finds dental solutions that contribute to your overall wellbeing. If you’re interested in a more holistic, natural, and gentle approach, contact Dr. Bandary today for a consultation!
8/19/2015 3:57:11 PM
If you want to achieve a gorgeous healthy smile, having bright, white, and natural-looking teeth is essential. We’re not all blessed with perfect teeth, but luckily there are some options for improving their look. The two most commonly-used dental treatments for this purpose are porcelain veneers and professional whitening, and they each have their own particular set of advantages.
If your teeth already look good, but you’re not happy with their color, then professional whitening treatment might be the ideal choice. For this treatment, many dentists will apply a professional-grade whitening solution, and then expose your teeth to a special light to help accelerate the pace of whitening. The in-house treatment is completed in as little as an hour, and can whiten your teeth several shades. Some dentists opt to use at-home dental trays as their whitening plan.
Professional whitening treatment from your dentist is a good option if you:
– Don’t have any other cosmetic problems that you want to correct;
– Are looking for an instant solution that brightens and whitens your teeth in one visit;
– Don’t have tooth discoloration that’s resistant to whitening treatments. For example, if your teeth are discolored due to medications or a health condition, whitening may not work for you.
If you want a smile that looks natural, healthy, and flawless, porcelain veneers may be your preferred option. Veneers are thin slices of porcelain that are fixed to the front surface of your teeth, and they can make a huge improvement to the way your smile looks—and to the way you feel about your smile.
Because of this, veneers are a good choice if you have other tooth imperfections that you’d like to change. For example, if your teeth are unevenly sized or shaped, are slightly misaligned, worn, or have other cosmetic problems, veneers can alter and improve the appearance of your teeth.
Porcelain veneers are a good option if you:
– Have other cosmetic tooth problems, such as misalignment or gaps between teeth, that you would like to have corrected, or if your teeth don’t respond to whitening treatments;
– Want a long-term solution that doesn’t require touch-ups.
However, it’s important to note that, like professional whitening treatments, porcelain veneers can’t correct major dental problems. Even so, while neither option is a fix-all treatment, they certainly are cosmetic solutions that can produce great results.
If you are looking for an improved smile and are interested in porcelain veneers, contact Woodland Hills Prosthodontist, Dr. Cyrus Bandary for more information. Specializing in tooth restorations, Dr. Bandary will create a treatment plan to produce your desired smile.
7/31/2015 8:06:58 PM
If you have missing or damaged teeth, you know it can be hard to deal with both physically (eating and speaking) and emotionally (self esteem and confidence). Maybe you’ve heard that dental implants are a great option, but are concerned about the cost associated with the procedure. If that’s the case, there are some things to consider — dental implants just might be more affordable than you think!
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a replacement system for lost or severly damaged teeth. The procedure surgically places an anchor into the jawbone, which provides a solid base for an artificial tooth, or teeth, which are later attached. One of the main benefits of this procedure is that the implant and artificial tooth will stimulize the bone during chewing to prevent its future deterioration.
Dental implants are also extremely comfortable and natural in appearance. They look and feel more natural than some of the more traditional solutions for replacing teeth, such as bridges or crowns. Unlike their counterparts, dental implants don’t slip or shift and are easy to care for—no different, in fact, than natural teeth!
How Dental Implants Save Money Over Time
At first glance, dental implants appear to be more costly than similar options such as bridges or crowns. Many find it surprising that in the long run, dental implants are usually more cost effective. There’s a lot of value associated with what you get along with your dental implants. Here are some things to consider.
- The initial cost of dental implants includes a lot of time with an experienced dentist and technically advanced restorations—the initial exam and planning, placement of the implant itself, and follow-up visits are all included. The procedure itself requires time, expertise, and a lot of planning and preparation.
- Dental implants last decades and require minimal maintenance, while crowns and bridges are strong, they do not replace the tooth completely and will eventually need replacement or restoration work. The cost adds up over time—not to mention, you spend more of your time in that dental chair paying and may still suffer from problems associated with bone loss.
So while there’s more cost upfront with dental implants, the savings you realize over time with dental implants are almost always greater than other traditional methods of replacing teeth.
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Since dental implants provide a more permanent solution to missing teeth, are comfortable and natural looking, and require almost no maintenance, they are end up being a cost-effective solution for most patients. If you think dental implants might be the right choice for you, contact Dr. Bandary at our Woodland Hills dental office today to schedule a consultation!
7/16/2014 12:00:27 PM
As an International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology-trained, biocompatible dentist, it’s my goal to provide a minimally-invasive approach to dentistry while considering your overall body health. In order to be minimally invasive, I like to educate my patients on the value of prevention.
I’m a prosthodontist, so believe me, I would love to make you a new pair of dentures. But, I would much rather spend our appointments complimenting you on your healthy teeth and helping you create your dream smile. Those kind of visits are way more pleasant for both of us. At my Woodland Hills dental practice, I usually begin our prevention discussion with the importance of proper brushing and flossing techniques. In addition to good oral hygiene, however, diet can also be extremely important to prevent dental complications.
Eat Your Fruits and Vegetables!
I’m sure your mom has told you this at some point, but as a health professional, I’m telling you that your mom was right. Consuming more fruits and vegetables in your diet has a wide range of health benefits, including boosting aspects of your oral health. Here are a few that can help create an overall healthier mouth:
- Strawberries – With the onset of summer, it’s strawberry season. Finding them at a decent price shouldn’t be too hard. Strawberries are rich in vitamin C, which is an antioxidant vitamin that helps protect gums and mouth tissues from cell damage. Vitamin C has also been shown to be effective in fighting bacterial infections, which your mouth is constantly battling.
- Spinach – Most people are aware that drinking milk can help strengthen bones and teeth. This is mostly because of the calcium milk contains. What most people don’t know is that the majority of American diets are calcium deficient. Additionally, a large number of children and adults can’t consume milk because of lactose intolerance or allergies. Ounce for ounce, spinach contains nearly as much calcium as dairy milk. When your body doesn’t get the calcium it needs, it begins to leech the mineral from your teeth and bones, which can cause an increased risk of cavities and lower bone density. Munching on raw or cooked spinach can help your body sustain good oral and bone health.
- Carrots – Many people are somewhat familiar with the way carrots can benefit the health of your eyes, but did you also know that carrots are great for your teeth? Carrots are especially rich in vitamins A and K, which are both essential to help your body build healthy tooth enamel. Vitamin K also helps the production of the protein osteocalcin, which assists your body with drawing calcium into the teeth.
- Celery – Considered an “abrasive” food, celery can help clean the surface of your teeth while eating it. This is because of celery’s high fiber content. Like several other fibrous foods, celery also takes a bit of time to chew and swallow, which helps promote the secretion of saliva and a more balanced pH level in your mouth. Try it with a little peanut butter for a healthy snack!
Remember to Brush Your Teeth!
Eating a diet that contains a lot of fruit and vegetables can increase the amount of fructose in your mouth, so it’s also important to remember to brush after eating the aforementioned foods. Keep your mouth healthier by feeding your body the right foods and preventing oral complications becomes a little bit easier.
7/2/2014 12:00:39 PM
3 Common Dental Concerns You May Experience as a Senior
You only get one set of teeth in your lifetime, but the great news is that your teeth WILL last a lifetime with proper care and regular visits to your dentist. Everyone knows that it’s important to regularly brush and floss your teeth. Fighting plaque and tartar buildup is essential if you want to get as many miles as possible out of your teeth. Keeping your teeth and gums healthy with regular maintenance will also reduce the probability of getting full or partial dentures later in life.
As you age, however, you may develop greater risk for certain dental conditions. Caring for your teeth as a senior isn’t too much different than other stages in your life, but there are some important things you should be aware of as you get older. Here are three common concerns I regularly address in senior dental care:
1. Sensitivity – As you get older, your gums will naturally begin to recede. This exposes areas of your teeth that are not necessarily protected by your tooth’s enamel. These exposed areas may be more sensitive to pain, or hot and cold foods. For most tooth sensitivity concerns, switching to a toothpaste that addresses sensitivity may be all that is needed. Your dentist, however, should investigate any tooth sensitivity you experience because it may be an indication of something more serious such as a crack. It’s common for patients to have tiny cracks in their teeth for long periods of time and not even be aware of it.
2. Dry Mouth – Saliva helps prevent tooth decay. If you aren’t producing enough of it, it can lead to cavities, bad breath, and poor gum health. Many seniors take medications that cause dry mouth, or that can directly affect their oral health in other ways. Your oral health is a big part of your overall well-being, so informing your dentist of your medications may help them understand the big picture better. Your dentist may also be able to recommend methods to restore moisture in your mouth if you’re experiencing chronic dry mouth.
3. Darkened Teeth – Drinking colored liquids such as coffee, red wine, or tea can cause your teeth to stain, but even if you brush twice a day and regularly have your teeth whitened, your teeth can still become darker with age. Dentin–the tooth’s middle layer–tends to become thicker and darker the older you get. Additionally, as you age the enamel on your teeth gets thinner. This process can be sped up if you grind or clench or teeth. While often not entirely reversible, there are many cosmetic dentistry treatments available, such as porcelain veneers, if you’re a senior and displeased with the shade of your teeth.
We Welcome Seniors at Our Woodland Hills Dental Practice!
I’ve been treating dental concerns specific to seniors for more than 30 years. I’ve applied my skills as a prosthodontist and my interest in cosmetic dentistry to help many seniors regain the form and function of their smiles. If you’re searching for a dental practice that truly understands the needs of seniors, please don’t hesitate to contact my office.
8/12/2013 8:47:13 PM
We’re excited to announce the official launch of our Cyrus Bandary, DMD blog.
We’ll be posting helpful dental tips, news from the dental industry, news from our practice, and more about the latest in dentistry.
We built our practice on the notion that we’re there for our patients when they need us and we want our online presence to be a reflection of that principle. We hope this blog provides an extra level of service to our current and future patients.
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Here’s to your best oral health ever!