Pros and Cons of Amalgam Fillings

Amalgam fillings have been one of the most popular dental filling materials since the nineteenth century. Amalgam is an alloy including 15% tin and 35% silver (sometimes copper is used to replace silver), a little bit of zinc is also required along with mercury which consists of almost 50%. This amalgam filling or mercury filling is quite useful to fill dental cavities. It is also called a silver filling, because of its color. Dental Filling Procedure The dental amalgam placement … Continue reading

Different Whitening Options Produce Similar Results

Tooth whitening has become very popular in recent years. Having beautiful white teeth can improve your self-esteem and confidence. With many different products available on the market today, it can be hard to find the dental procedure that is right for you. Our dental office is the perfect place to obtain all the information you need on how to whiten your teeth. The clinic has eleven fully qualified dentists that can perform a number of procedures to help you gain … Continue reading

Best Way to Floss your Teeth

Flossing your teeth is an integral part of dental care routine. The American Dental Association recommends flossing your teeth at least once every week for a good oral health. Daily flossing however, helps to prevent development of plaque that generally builds up in some areas where toothbrushes cannot reach, as well as cavities and other gum diseases. How Do You Do It? Removing plaque from your teeth is important, because with time it gets hardened and forms tartar. The most … Continue reading

Top 10 Ways to Keep your Gums Healthy

There are several unique ways to keep your gums healthy and maintain a regular oral hygiene. Here are a few easy and practical methods, prescribed by doctors. Intake of Vitamin C: foods rich in vitamin C can help in avoiding any gum diseases or infections. Fruits like strawberries, papayas, oranges, grapes and lemons are rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants that are not only healthy for your body but are also beneficial for your gums. They help with the growth … Continue reading

How to Prevent Dry Socket after Having Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

Dry socket can occur after having wisdom teeth removed and can be an extremely painful, unpleasant condition, albeit only temporary. It is more likely to occur where lower wisdom teeth have been removed, rather than the upper ones. Fortunately it affects fewer than 5% of patients, but there are steps that can be taken to prevent it. A socket is simply a hole in the bone where the tooth was extracted. It will fill with blood which then clots and … Continue reading

I Just Had My Teeth Whitened! What Can and Can’t I eat or drink?

Having your teeth whitened at the dentist’s office can be quite an expensive investment but offers the one of the best enhancements to your smile. For this reason, it is important that you take care of your newly whitened teeth so that they can maintain their color for a long time. One way of ensuring this is watching what you eat. You need to be particularly careful about what you eat in the first few weeks after the teeth whitening … Continue reading

Dr. Majid R. Khamesi Shares information on the Consequences of Losing Teeth

New York, NY – Many consequences of losing teeth are noticeable, like the changes in the way you look and speak. Those results often cause low self-esteem and a lack of confidence that can make it difficult to develop new relationships or find jobs that require interacting with the public. You may suffer from embarrassment and insecurity because you look older than your true age and feel that people seem to notice your teeth more than they notice your attractive features. … Continue reading

Dental Erosion and the Effects of Soda and Sports Drinks From Dr. Majid R. Khamesi

New York, NY – If you’re thirsty, you might think there’s no harm in drinking a soda. The caffeine will wake you up, and you’ll enjoy the refreshingly sweet taste. You could opt for a sports drink instead, reinvigorating your lost nutrients. Did you know that you could be damaging your teeth? Sugar, acidic chemicals and food coloring cause dental erosion. Sodas and sports drinks are among some of the worst offenders. Enemies of Enamel Your teeth are coated with a … Continue reading

When To See a Periodontist

Many people stand the risk of getting gum disease because of poor oral hygiene. Consequently, they might need to visit a periodontist for evaluation and treatment. Most dentists can routinely treat a mild type of gum disease. However, if the gum disease is progressed to a complicated state, most dentists prefer that the patient see a specialist for an in depth assessment. A periodontist specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of gum disease such as periodontitis and gingivitis. Some … Continue reading

Infection Control in the Dental Office: Why It’s Important

Infection control within the dental practice involves two basic factors: preventing the transmission of dangerous microorganisms from patient and team members and killing the microorganisms from surfaces and dental instruments. Read on for more important facts on how proper infection control is achieved. Hand Washing: Dentists, hygienists, dental assistants, and sterilization technicians regularly come into contact with bacteria and other pathogens that can easily be transferred through contact with blood and saliva, making hand washing between patients a must. For … Continue reading