Why Is Sufficient Saliva Production Necessary for a Healthy Smile?

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 levels of calcium, fluoride and… Read more »

Don’t Ignore Tooth Pain

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. any longer. Let’s take a look at what could happen… Read more »

Dentures Can Restore Your Smile

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 chewing, speech impairment, and make… Read more »

Deciding to Have Your Child’s Wisdom Teeth Removed

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 many as six wisdom teeth… Read more »

Understanding Sleep Apnea

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 help you sleep better and… Read more »

How Does Periodontal Treatment Help Your Smile?

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 health when it is in… Read more »

Taking a Trip? Remember to Pack These Smile Care Supplies!

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 dentists, Drs. Shahdad Arami, Farshid… Read more »

A Toothache Requires Our Immediate Attention

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 examine the tooth to determine the best… Read more »

Treating Enamel Erosion with Increased Fluoride Exposure

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 in your tooth enamel, promoting… Read more »

Whiten the Teeth in Your Smile

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 their whitening options. Choosing the… Read more »