Blog Archive

Orthodontics & Invisalign® Jul 3rd, 2019

For those who want to straighten crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth, Northridge Dental Group offers orthodontics and Invisalign® in Northridge, California. Drs. Arami, Ariz, Rezvani, and Separzadeh often use traditional metal braces and clear aligners to shift your teeth into an even bite that improves dental health and the appearance...

Beating Bruxism with a Night Guard May 17th, 2018

If you regularly experience a headache or jaw soreness when you get up in the morning, you might want to make an appointment with us so that we may evaluate you for a condition known as bruxism. Bruxism is the medical term for grinding your teeth and clenching your jaw....

Find the Answers to Your Fluoride Questions Here Apr 27th, 2018

Fluoride is a beneficial mineral that can help you and your smile in many ways. If you have questions about fluoride, our dentist, Dr. Shahdad Arami, would like to help you find the answers. The more you know about fluoride, the better. This can help you properly and effectively use...

Information About Sleep Apnea Apr 4th, 2018

Are you aware of the risks associated with sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a serious condition that causes interruptions in your breathing patterns. If you are a male over the age of 40, you could be at an increased risk of developing the condition. Individuals who are overweight tend to...

What to Expect During an Oral Cancer Screening Mar 15th, 2018

Oral cancer includes cancers of the mouth and throat. We stress the importance of detecting and treating oral cancer as soon as possible, as it is much easier to treat early on. This is why we offer oral cancer screenings in Northridge, California, during regular dental appointments. Oral cancer screenings...

Some Hacks for Oral Hygiene Feb 23rd, 2018

If you want a top-notch smile and oral health, then you need to have a top-notch oral hygiene routine. Oral hygiene is vital for the goals you seek to reach. Unfortunately, it is possible to botch your oral hygiene routine and harm the teeth and gums. To avoid doing so,...

Tips for Helping Your Smile Recover After Wrestling Season Feb 13th, 2018

Some people struggle to care for their smiles during wrestling season, especially because they are so focused on getting better, faster and stronger. They hardly have their smile in mind when practicing and competing. This can result in many dental issues and a poor oral health. If you’re one who...

Do You Have TMD? You May Need to Make Lifestyle Changes Jan 20th, 2018

TMJ disorder, or TMD, can include many painful symptoms that range from a dull jaw muscle ache to stiffness in the jaw and pain when you bite down. Symptoms of TMD have the ability to significantly and negatively impact your life. It’s important to speak with a dental care professional...

The Basics of Caring for Your Partial Denture Jan 7th, 2018

Receiving a new removable partial denture can be a very effective option to replace missing teeth and regain their function. While artificial teeth in dental appliances are not vulnerable to the bacteria that causes tooth decay, they still require basic care on a daily basis. Dr. Shahdad Arami will provide...

Helpful Information About Zoom Whitening Dec 8th, 2017

Have you ever wondered what your teeth would look like if they were free of stains and discolorations? Did you know that there are cosmetic dentistry techniques such as Zoom whitening that focus specifically on improving the basic color of your teeth? For a better understanding of the basics of...

Unique Insight on Aging and Dental Health Dec 7th, 2017

Even though we often think of our teeth as vulnerable as we age, it is possible to strengthen your tooth enamel to keep your teeth strong enough to last for the rest of your life. If you want your teeth to function for as long as you do, it is...

Four Steps to Your Porcelain Dental Crown Nov 27th, 2017

If you are curious about how your new porcelain dental crown is created, we would be happy to provide you with an in-depth review. Dr. Shahdad Arami, with the help of our team and partnerships, creates custom-made dental crowns in just four steps. Initial preparation: Before we begin creating your...

End of the Year Discussions about Jaw Pain Nov 15th, 2017

Because your jaw is such a complex part of your mouth, numerous ailments and problems concerning it can arise. Your jaw is responsible for opening and closing your mouth at all its many angles and assists in the support of your teeth. If anything should happen to your jaw, varying...

Got a Cavity? These Are the Treatments Available Nov 7th, 2017

Tooth decay is a dangerous dental issue that can destroy your smile if you don’t get it treated. In fact, if you ignore the cavity, it could spread throughout the tooth and ruin any chances of saving it. So, it’s important to get it treated as soon as you notice...

A Chipped Tooth in the Front of Your Mouth Might Require a Composite Dental Filling Oct 29th, 2017

Your front teeth play an important role in biting off food. The teeth that appear in your smile also appear in many of your facial expressions. It’s also worth noting that certain things can place your front teeth at increased risk of suffering a chip or a dental fracture. This...

A Chipped Dental Crown Needs to Be Treated by an Experienced Dentist Oct 27th, 2017

A dental crown is typically created from durable materials that can replicate the hardness of natural tooth enamel. Yet there are some unfortunate instances when an oral trauma can apply sufficient force to chip or fracture one of your dental crowns. If you find yourself in a situation like this,...

Chewing Gum Increases Saliva Production Oct 17th, 2017

Sugar-free gum can help fight cavities! Chewing sugarless gum for about 20 minutes after you eat can help prevent tooth decay. Chewing gum’s effectiveness is actually due to a defense your body already has in place for protecting your mouth and teeth: saliva. As was suggested, it is the saliva,...

Are Your Teeth Looking Dull and Flat? Sep 14th, 2017

Are your teeth beginning to look dull and flat? Have you been told that you snore or grind your teeth loudly while you sleep? If so, you may want to talk to your dentist about the possibility that you have bruxism. Bruxism is an oral health disorder wherein you grind...

The Right Path to Take is a Dental Veneer Aug 24th, 2017

Where others may not see it, you may notice a small flaw in one of your front teeth and you don’t know how to fix it. The answer for your dental blemish is a dental veneer! This restorative procedure places a thin porcelain piece on top of the natural tooth...

How Does Periodontal Treatment Help Your Smile? Jul 3rd, 2017

At Northridge Dental Group, Drs. Arami, Ariz, Rezvani, Doudian, and Sobol offer periodontal treatment for our patients who have gum disease in Northridge, California. This is important, because if gingivitis–the mildest form of gum disease–is left untreated, it can progress into periodontitis. While improved oral hygiene can often restore gum...

A Tooth Suffering from a Missing Onlay Filling Might Need a Dental Crown Jun 25th, 2017

Permanent molars and premolars often have deep pits, fissures, and textures in the biting surface of the tooth enamel. This makes these teeth more efficient for the tasks of chewing and grinding. At the same time, these areas can also start to trap bacterial deposits which could foster large cavities....

How Does Zoom! Whitening Work? Jun 12th, 2017

Have you ever wanted to improve the look of your teeth without a tooth restoration that covers up your original teeth? Fortunately, Zoom! whitening systems work by cleaning deep within teeth to remove stains and discolorations to bring out your natural smile. Zoom! whitening treatments are proven to be both...

First Aid and Treatment Measures for a Fractured Tooth May 30th, 2017

A hard blow to the face during athletics or a simple household accident can potentially damage a tooth. In the case of a dental fracture, you might need to apply some simple first aid principles as you consider seeking professional dental care at Dr. Shahdad Arami’s Northridge, California, clinic. If...

Strengthen and Nourish Your Chompers with Fluoride May 17th, 2017

As you may already know, tooth decay and enamel erosion can attack your teeth on a regular basis and wear them down, causing many major dental issues. This is why it’s important to do all you can to expose your chompers to fluoride each day. To help you do so,...

Can Sleeping Habits Impact Your Teeth? Apr 24th, 2017

What do you know about gum disease? Did you know that this disease could actually lead to several problems if it isn’t addressed? For example, gum disease may actually cause swollen or red gums, recurrent bad breath, shifting teeth, and tooth loss. However, are you aware that not getting enough...

Insights to Help You Find a New Brand of Toothpaste to Address a Special Dental Need Apr 4th, 2017

Toothpaste is a convenient addition to your toothbrush that helps remove food residue and bacterial plaque from the faces and contours of your teeth. When brushing your teeth, be sure to work on one tooth at a time, thoroughly scoring the surface in a circular motion. While most people choose...

What to Do About Canker Sores Mar 16th, 2017

Have you ever had a canker sore before? If you have, you probably remember how painful and unpleasant they can be. Sadly, when you have a canker sore, even simple things like eating can be painful. Fortunately, there are several things you could do to prevent these problems. Sadly, there...

Answering Your Questions About Teeth Whitening Mar 3rd, 2017

Did you know that teeth whitening is one of the most popular requests at Northridge Dental Group? According to the American Association of Orthodontists, over 90% of dental patients request having their teeth whitened. If you are considering it, but wonder about some things first, here are a few answers...

Sleep Apnea? We Can Help! Feb 15th, 2017

Are you ever woken up because your significant other snores? Have you ever been woken up by your own snoring? Did you know that snoring could actually indicate a more serious issue? Luckily, our team may be able to help you cope with snoring. One problem that might cause your...

The Toothbrush: Then & Now Feb 8th, 2017

Dental hygiene is an irreplaceable contributor to oral health. Proper dental hygiene includes brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once a day. Teeth care dates back for thousands of years. However, early dental care tools were very different from what we use today. Let’s explore the history of...

Root Canal vs. Tooth Extraction Jan 16th, 2017

Did you know that ignoring a cavity could lead to damage in the center of your tooth? If this happens, there are only a few options you can consider, including tooth extraction or root canal therapy. Generally, we recommend saving your natural tooth whenever possible, but there are benefits to...

Different Types of Dental X-Rays Jan 6th, 2017

Dental X-rays are a diagnostic tool used to help our dentists detect any decay, infection, or other issues that are not visible with the naked eye. Our dentists may decide to take dental X-rays at your regular dental exam. How often they take X-rays is based on your age, oral...

Is Chewing Gum Good For Your Teeth? Dec 15th, 2016

Have you ever heard that chewing your gum is bad for your teeth? There may be some truth in this. However, chewing gum can also lead to a number of dental benefits. You see, chewing gum can be detrimental or beneficial—depending on the type of gum you chew. Many people...

White Spots on Your Teeth: What Are They? Nov 3rd, 2016

You probably know that virtually everyone wants a beautiful, white smile. But did you know that there are a few things that can prevent you from having your ideal smile, such as yellow teeth or white spots on your teeth? These white spots can be noticeable and unattractive, and even...

Why Is Sufficient Saliva Production Necessary for a Healthy Smile? Oct 18th, 2016

Healthy saliva production in your mouth is necessary to a healthy mouth. Why? Because not only does saliva wash away food particles, moisten and break down your food, but it also helps you taste and swallow, along with disease-fighting agents which prevent tooth decay and oral infections. By secreting high...

Don’t Ignore Tooth Pain Oct 6th, 2016

Lingering tooth pain isn’t “just a toothache.” Often, it’s a sign of a much more serious problem that needs to be addressed as soon as possible. If you have a tooth that’s been bugging you for a while, don’t put off a visit with Dr. Shahdad Arami any longer. Let’s...

Dentures Can Restore Your Smile Sep 9th, 2016

Gum disease, sports, tooth decay and other oral health problems can lead to the loss of one or multiple teeth or the loss of supporting bone. This can cause all sorts of problems for your mouth and impact the rest of your life as well. It can give you trouble...

Deciding to Have Your Child’s Wisdom Teeth Removed Sep 1st, 2016

Wisdom teeth are essentially vestigial third molars left over from a time in human evolution when our ancient ancestors’ diet included a lot of roots and tough cuts of meat. Your son or daughter likely has four wisdom teeth. However, there have been rare cases where someone has had as...

Understanding Sleep Apnea Aug 20th, 2016

The most common form of sleep breathing disorders is called sleep apnea. Sleep apnea’s symptoms include snoring, halting breathing, and tiredness, among others. It can also lead to much more serious issues such as cardiovascular diseases and chronic sleep deprivation. Fortunately, there are several highly effective treatment options that can...

Taking a Trip? Remember to Pack These Smile Care Supplies! Jul 12th, 2016

At Northridge Dental Group and Longview Family Dental, we know summer is a time when many of us travel. Whether to explore our state by motor vehicle or jumping on a plane to fly to new destinations or places we’ve loved before, preparation is key. To maximize your enjoyment, our...

A Toothache Requires Our Immediate Attention Jun 14th, 2016

A toothache in one or more teeth, or a feeling of pain or pressure in your gums should always be seen as a serious cause for concern. While you might be able to find some temporary relief by rubbing oral analgesic on your gums, you should always have Northridge Dental...

Large Areas of Tooth Decay Might Require Inlays, Onlays or a Crown Jun 6th, 2016

Even the most effective and diligent oral hygiene routine can still allow a small cavity to develop on one of your teeth. Most cavities are found during the course of your regular dental checkup. However, if you do notice one in your mouth, or you have a tooth that has...

Treating Enamel Erosion with Increased Fluoride Exposure May 26th, 2016

The enamel layer on each of your teeth is very hard and durable. However, it is not impervious to enamel erosion caused by consuming acidic foods and beverages, as well as the natural bacteria in your mouth. Over time this process, known as demineralization, can create microscopic pores and channels...

Whiten the Teeth in Your Smile May 12th, 2016

Stains can penetrate your teeth, from a number of different sources, including dark food and drink, tobacco use or even simply the natural processes of aging. Stains on your teeth can sometimes be embarrassing and leave you feeling self-conscious about your smile. This drives many people to want to explore...

Toothaches: Remedies and Causes Apr 26th, 2016

Have you ever drank something cold and felt a sudden, shooting pain? As you probably know, having a toothache is a miserable experience and is something to be avoided. In fact, most people strive to avoid them. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to fight and prevent...

Sedation Dentistry Can Help You Relax Apr 8th, 2016

If you feel anxiety about going to the dentist, you are not alone. Many people feel some degree of fear or anxiety about getting a dental procedure done. So, in order to help all our patients feel calm and ensure a positive experience, at Northridge Dental Group we offer a...

Oral and Throat Cancer Awareness Mar 21st, 2016

April is at our doorsteps, and this is the time of year that the American dental community promotes oral and throat cancer awareness for the public. This is an increasingly important program, because the cure rates for this type of cancer are typically low, killing 8,000 people every year unless it...

Spring Cleaning Smile Boosters Mar 3rd, 2016

Now that spring is getting under way, you might be feeling like hitting the reset button after the heavier days of winter. If you are feeling the spring cleaning bug, don’t forget to refresh your oral habits as well to boost your smile! Replace Your Toothbrush Now is a good time...

Tips to Help You Care for Your New Snore Guard Jan 28th, 2016

Your new snore guard is an investment in helping you reduce snoring issues caused by sleep apnea. With proper cleaning and maintenance, you can extend the lifespan of your particular snore guard. thus saving you money in the long term. Tongue Stabilizing Devices require rinsing each morning in lukewarm water...

How to Cope With Teething Jan 18th, 2016

Did you know that some babies are born with their first tooth? Or that other children won’t get their first tooth until they are over a year old? Generally though, children get their first tooth when they are between four and six months old. Naturally, most parents are excited when...

Good and Bad Bacteria Dec 31st, 2015

As you probably know, there are many bacteria in your mouth. Do you ever wonder how you can remove the bacteria to keep your smile healthy—or even if you should? In fact, did you know that while there are bad bacteria in your mouth, there are also good bacteria? Of...

Understanding the Basics of Sleep Apnea Dec 5th, 2015

Sleep apnea is a common condition that can affect you while you sleep. In many cases, sleep apnea is often ignored or cast aside as a simple case of snoring. As a result, people begin experiencing other life-threatening conditions such as high blood pressure, stroke, heart failure or heart attack,...

Choose the Best Toothpaste for Your Child Nov 24th, 2015

Did you know that you should start taking care of your child’s oral heath even before their first tooth comes in? That includes brushing their teeth. But with all of the toothpaste options available for your child, how do you make the best choice? While adult toothpastes can be made...

Dangers of Gum Disease Nov 6th, 2015

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is an infection of the tissue and bones that surround and support the teeth. It is caused by germs and bacteria from the plaque in your mouth and on your teeth. The bacteria from the plaque irritate your gums and eventually cause an...

The Importance of Flossing Regularly Oct 22nd, 2015

Many people ignore the importance of flossing and the fact that it is an essential part of cleaning your teeth. However, if you live your life without flossing regularly, you are causing more damage to your oral health than you can possibly imagine. Removing particles between your teeth is important...

What are Dental Veneers? Oct 6th, 2015

There are many different cosmetic treatments available when it comes to achieving the smile of your dreams, and dental veneers are one of those options. Veneers offer a wide variety of benefits when it comes to obtaining a flawless smile. They are very thin, custom-made shells that fit your specific...