What Is Tooth Bonding?

by Dr. Yasaman Garakani on May 25, 2015

Tooth bonding, sometimes called bonded restoration is one of the easiest and most cost-effective way for dentists to make repairs to crooked, chipped, or worn teeth. And it’s painless. Using a tooth coloured composite resin, a dentist can shape and polish the resin to match the surrounding teeth, creating a natural look. Read more »

The Facts About Gum Disease

by Dr. Yasaman Garakani on May 11, 2015

Gum disease is not only limited to people who smoke or use chewing tobacco. Gum disease develops in areas of your mouth that you aren’t keeping clean or not brushing enough. Read more »

What Are Canker Sores?

by Dr. Yasaman Garakani on April 28, 2015

Canker sores are non-contagious mouth ulcers that appear as reddened swellings in the mouth and affect about 20% of people. Read more »

How Chemotherapy Affects Your Oral Health

by Dr. Yasaman Garakani on April 13, 2015

If you are being treated with Chemotherapy for cancer it can cause a number of side effects that may affect your overall oral health. The drugs used in Chemotherapy to kill cancerous cells may affect other cells in the body, including cells in your mouth, which may result in problems with your teeth and gums, the moist lining of your mouth, and your saliva-producing glands. Read more »

Dental Pain

by Dr. Yasaman Garakani on March 23, 2015

Dental pain comes in many different forms and can have different causes. Read more »

Chewing Tobacco Is Not A Healthy Alternative To Cigarettes

by Dr. Yasaman Garakani on March 9, 2015

There is a common conception that chewing tobacco is healthier for you thank cigarettes, but this belief couldn’t be further from the truth. While the negative visible signs of smoking (the smell and the coughing) can be more apparent, the use of chewing tobacco is also highly addictive and not a healthier alternative. Read more »

What is Bruxism?

by Dr. Yasaman Garakani on February 23, 2015

Bruxism is the clinical term for the habitual grinding of teeth. It is a habit developed through the constant grinding or clenching of the teeth and is rather common. While most cases of bruxism occur during sleep, bruxism can also happen during waking hours as well. Read more »

Are You Using The Right Toothpaste?

by Dr. Yasaman Garakani on February 9, 2015

There are a multitude of options on the market today for toothpastes that whiten your teeth or claim to have advanced tartar-fighting benefits. And while it seems like these options can provide you with a better smile, the truth is, they may be doing more damage to your teeth than good. Read more »

Taking Care of Your Dentures

by Dr. Yasaman Garakani on January 26, 2015

s we age, it is sometimes necessary to have teeth removed and replaced with dentures. For those who have full or partial dentures, it is important to remember that looking after your oral health remains as important as for those who still have all of their natural teeth. Gums can still become infected and gum disease can still lead to a number of health problems, which can lead to even more complications as you age. In fact, the risk for oral cancer increases as you age, so it is imperative that you take good care of your oral health during this stage in your life. Read more »

Make Your Oral Health a Priority in 2015

by Dr. Yasaman Garakani on January 12, 2015

It’s a New Year, a time when people make resolutions for the coming year. Many people focus on getting their overall health in order, signing up for gym memberships, beginning new diets, and generally promising to be more active. But many neglect to realize that good oral health is directly linked to overall health. Systemic health problems like diabetes and heart failure have been linked to poor oral health and gum disease. It is important to remember that taking care of your teeth and gums can have long-lasting health benefits. Read more »

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