According to the Beverly Hills Dentist, research has shown that coconut has amazing health and well-being benefits.
There are literally too many to benefits to list here. But, across the board, coconut shows amazing abilities to boost the health of people who consume it. We have compiled a list of 9 ways to reap the health […]
According to the Beverly Hills Dentist, research has shown that coconut has amazing health and well-being benefits.
According to the Beverly Hills dentist group, a person’s smile says a lot about them.
It is a window into a person’s hygiene as well as a person’s health. Beyond that, a nice smile can keep a person looking younger and more vigorous. A white smile can be very inviting, while a crooked, stained teeth smile […]
According to the Beverly Hills dentist group, any food that would discolor your white t-shirt will also stain your teeth. Also, certain foods can damage your enamel, which is the white layer on the surface of your teeth that gives them their sheen. The layer below the enamel is called dentin, which is considerably less […]
No one likes to have cavities. The time spent in the dentist’s chair, and the discomforts of having the cavity drilled are serious arguments for good oral hygiene. In addition to the hassle and pain, no one wants a mouth full of silver fillings. Dr. Zadeh, a Beverly Hills dentist, does not use these silver […]
Popular drinks like soda and juice can accelerate tooth erosion. I have written before regarding what you should drink and eat to maintain tooth health, but it always bears repeating. Soft drinks and many popular fruit juices and drinks have excessive amounts of sugar, which influences the acidity of your mouth and gives the bacteria […]
As a dentist, I have prescribed and given patients a lot of pain relievers over the years. Dental work and surgery can come with some painful aftereffects. Let’s not lie, and it’s our job as medical professionals to help patients manage their pain. However, painkillers have been a subject of controversy for several years now, […]
As if we needed another reason to encourage people to stop smoking! In the near future, rather than being a public ‘nuisance’ health risk, it may become a very real national health concern, as smoking has been shown to increase the aggressiveness of superbugs such as MRSA. Superbugs have been a growing concern for several […]
Hello. I’m here today to discuss a growing trend called e-Cigarettes. While these little electronic bundles of vapor and nicotine have been around for a couple of years now, only recently have we seen mounting evidence that not only may they be worse for you than cigarettes, due to the preservatives and other chemicals in […]
A recent report released by the CDC has raised concerns that various strains of superbugs, including the dangerous Clostridium Difficile Colitis (C. Difficile), which can cause flu-like symptoms, diarrhea, and severe abdominal pain by disrupting your positive gut flora. Your gut flora is essential to maintaining digestive and whole body health, and any sudden disruption […]
In the course of human events, insights into our state and causes of our ailments do not come until later in our development as a society.
Since the beginning of recorded history, many cultures have reported that toothaches were caused worms burrowing into the teeth and taking root. This spread across the globe, and references appeared […]
With the New Year, a lot of people make resolutions to improve their health, appearance, way of doing things, etc. It comes as no surprise that many people, especially after their benefits roll over, decide to have work they’ve been putting off done. Especially, if they had previous work done the year before and they […]
While Viagra has been a pill for intimate difficulties for going on two decades, it originally did start as a blood pressure medication and still has positive effects on the heart, even outside of the bedroom. In fact, new findings show that Viagra could potentially be used as a safe treatment for heart disease. Long […]
Recently, we introduced a CEREC machine to our office. This device allows us to skip past the ‘temporary’ part of your treatment plan and walk out with a fixed permanent the same day as your appointment. Let’s be honest, a lot of us are busy professionals, parents, or students, and sometimes all three at the […]
Fat has been a popular nutritional whipping boy for the better part of the past half-century. When the food pyramid was first conceived in the 1970s, there was an over-emphasis placed on carbohydrates and fat was readily demonized as the cause of all of our health troubles. After nearly 40 years, mounting evidence shows that […]
There are actually a large number of creative uses for floss, as I covered in this blog post, but did you know that there are other uses for toothpaste, other than brushing your teeth?
If you sleep with your dentures, this might be something you want to reconsider. A recent study showed that a combination of poor oral health and sleep with dentures increased the chances a patient; in particular, a senior citizen may contract pneumonia. Other risk factors included cognitive decline, stroke, and other common health problems associated […]
Surgical aftercare is an important part of your dental health. While most people would like to avoid it, the reality is the vast majority of us are likely to have some form of minor or major dental surgery in our lifetimes. There are a few things in particular that set dental surgery apart from other […]
Obesity has been considered an epidemic for the better part of a decade in the United States, if not longer. Americans have made progress in reversing this trend, but there is still a long way to go. There have been a lot of trends and ideas on how to combat it, ranging from reducing our […]
Once in awhile, the webmaster sees something that is related to health, but not entirely to dentistry or mainstream medical knowledge. This is when the webmaster (A.C.) writes on the Science of the Weird, as a guest post of sorts. It is an established fact that many people across the globe are likely to be […]
In a potentially controversial finding by The Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports and reported by the New York Times, heavy exercise and training may be detrimental to your oral health. The positive effects of exercise and regular physical activity cannot be overstated. People who exercise, on average, live longer, have healthier hearts, […]
About 4 million Americans suffer from dry mouth at any given time. It is uncomfortable and irritating for most, but it can have a serious effect on your dental health. As I have discussed in several of my postings, saliva has an important protective benefit for your teeth and mouth. Saliva, when it flows normally, […]
Though it has been bandied about for years, there is now a correlative link between artificial sweeteners and the body’s response to glucose and increased risk of diabetes. Recent evidence shows the usage of artificial sweeteners has been linked to increased blood sugar levels and increased risk of diabetes. While artificial sweeteners have been used […]
The Oxford Dictionary defines gimmick as “A trick or device intended to attract attention, publicity, or business”.
Accordingly a “dental gimmick” is a procedure or a gadget that is used to attract attention, publicity or business without having any significant benefit to the patient.
Dental gimmicks can be harmful bin that they distract the patient from receiving […]
A report released last week by the WHO suggested that the world halve its sugar intake to greatly reduce dental cavities. Sugar has been identified as the primary cause of dental caries for nearly 70 years. Since sugar became readily available in the Western World, the instance of cavities has greatly increased over the past […]
Last Friday I attended the memorial meeting of my patient of decades Paul Mazursky in the Writer’s Guild Theater. I knew he was a big time director and I had seen few of his movies like Yippie, Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Moscow on Hudson, An Unmarried Woman, and Moon over Parador.
There were seven […]
The International and American Associations for Dental Research released a paper detailing how dental implants can have a higher failure rate in patients who are taking SSRI anti-depressants. These drugs have become extremely popular in North America over the past several decades, but have well-documented and tracked side effects. One of the most common and […]
As a gummy smile surgeon and dentist, I have made it no secret that I am not a fan of using Botox to correct gummy smiles or other aesthetic issues involving the face. I feel that Botox is an iffy proposition, poorly regulated, and there is far too much risk for it to be justified […]
It’s an established fact that our modern sedentary lifestyle is doing no favors for our health. While obesity and associated issues are actually on the decline, we still have a long way to go. However, there are dozens of small ways to improve your cardiovascular fitness and health.
Studies from Indiana University show that 3 […]
Going to the dentist can be a nerve wracking experience for even the most jaded person. Dental visit anxiety is such a common problem that driving around the Los Angeles area, you can see a large number of billboards advertising gentle dentistry, sleep dentistry, sedation dentistry, no fear dentistry, and even dentistry for cowards. While […]
Here’s another reason to love that cup of java in the morning! It appears that a research team at Boston University’s Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine showed that coffee has no negative impact on periodontal health and a minimal effect on the teeth affected by periodontitis and bone loss.
Coffee, like red wine, is […]
One of the great things about our modern era is the way to safely alter our bodies to look pretty much anyway we would like within reason. However, a popular mode of fashion and expression can often have negative effects on our teeth and oral health. This is not meant to dissuade you from wearing […]
The University of Queensland, Australia has just published a study that shows that having plants and other greenery in your office (and likely home!) improve happiness and boost productivity. As a dentist, having plants is not always practical, but I try to offer my front staff the ability to have a small potted plant at […]
A POTENTIAL CARCINOGEN IN YOUR MEDICINE CABINET
Colgate, the manufacturer of Colgate® Total has come under fire recently with the revelation that Triclosan, an active ingredient of their popular toothpaste can cause cancer. Triclosan is a popular antibacterial agent that is found on several day to day items.
This is concerning, as Colgate is a very popular […]
There has been significant buzz about stem cells being used for regenerative medicine in recent months. Experimental treatments using lasers to regrow dentin and enamel have proven fruitful and chemically growing new teeth may be a feasible reality within the next 10 years. In Scotland, a whole organ was grown from embryonic cells, potentially removing the […]
One of the latest trends in home dentistry care is called coconut oil pulling, or simply oil pulling. Oil pulling has been a folk remedy for centuries, dating back to ancient India, where it was first practiced by the Ayurvedics. This practice claims to remove the biofilm which causes plaque and tartar and restore your […]
Dental implants are a widely recognized way to economically and permanently replace missing teeth for most patients, and are especially ideal for individuals who may be missing only one or two teeth and seniors. However, the concept of dental implants are not particularly new. In fact, archaeological evidence shows that humans have been trying to […]
As dentists, we have always maintained that nothing can be as good as natural teeth. Traditionally the goal of every dentist has been to save as much of and as many natural teeth as possible. All preventive dentistry procedures are aimed to avoid or minimize the DMF score. DMF stands for Decayed, Missing and Filled […]
It is not really breaking news for most of us, but the scientific evidence is piling up that a healthy, attractive smile truly does open doors for you. A recent study whose results were published in the Daily Mail showed that good teeth signal social status.
A noticeable gap is growing around the world as the […]
Something I have been hearing and seeing a lot of lately is how traditional dentistry is on its way out. Whether it is the decline of private and fee-for-service dental practices, with the exception of a few standout superstars, or other portents of gloom and doom, like many other things, it is very popular to […]
Today, we are going to discuss pills versus IV sedation dentistry.
Many dentists these days are advertising for a form of sedation dentistry called sleep dentistry. And many patients get confused or are under the impression that they would be put under general anesthesia. This is incorrect, as most of the time the patients are conscious and […]
Self-promotional posts are never popular, but I wanted to personally sit down and discuss why I am not just a Beverly Hills Dentist, but the best Beverly Hills Dentist. Unlike many of my competitors, my patients and their needs come first. At my practice, you will never see me trot out celebrities or other luminaries to […]
I’ve written about Eat This, Not That For Your Teeth. And it appears that even some healthy treats can be as bad for your teeth as soda, candy bars, and other junk foods. It may be surprising, but your favorite granola, smoothie, or fruit juices can be absolutely awful for your teeth.
The people who can be […]
In a recent infographic posted by Women’s Health Magazine, this chart shows the negative effects of soda on your body:
It’s a well known platitude that eating your vegetables will make your grow “big and strong”, but this often has the reverse effect on children. Thanks to decades of advertising and the allure of sugary foods, the taste of vegetables (and by fiat, fruits) are often discounted and seen as ‘yucky’ by young children.
As a […]
It seems an odd topic to discuss on a website that primarily deals with cosmetic dentistry, but as a dentist and health practitioner, it behooves me to discuss all aspects of physical well-being. A recent study released by the University of California, San Diego school of medicine showed that parents often don’t recognize their children’s […]
There is a lot of debate out there regarding whether a sonic toothbrush is better at removing plaque than a standard or regular electric toothbrush. In my experience, I have found the difference that a sonic toothbrush makes to be negligible, if not non-existent.
The basic concept of the toothbrush has been around for a […]
Do I mean that is possible on a toothbrush? Very much so! You can see the mold as a varying degree of black spots, or you may not see it at all, depending on the species of mold. Obviously, nobody likes to brush with a moldy toothbrush, but what can you do to prevent […]
One of the biggest complaints that patients usually have about going to the dentist is the cost. While financials, especially in a tough economy following the Great Recession, are always a concern — one of the most expensive mistakes any one person can make is to assume that it is simply cheaper to not go […]
While having to replace teeth or get them repaired is part of growing older for most of us, another thing we dread is the onset of dementia. Earlier this week, I wrote a post on how indoor tanning increases your chances of basal cell carcinoma, I am also concerned about my patient’s mental and intellectual […]
We know you have many choices when it comes to dentistry, especially in Beverly Hills. Driving around the Los Angeles area, listening to the radio, watching TV, and surfing the web, especially when we have something wrong with our teeth or want to make an improvement, we are bombarded with options. It feels like you […]
In our pursuit for beauty, sometimes we may be hurting ourselves in the long-run. Indoor tanning is a popular method of getting a base tan or that perfect bronze that many people seek to compliment the rest of their appearance. While I specialize in making people’s teeth shine and healthy as possible, for many, this […]
It’s been said multiple times, but the dentist is no one’s idea of a good time. Unfortunately, sometimes people take their fear of the dentist too far. One such case is of a boy in France, who created an elaborate hoax to avoid going to the dentist.
While most of us who have some level of […]
As a dentist, and for many devotees of oral hygiene, it may seem counterintuitive to recommend coffee, straight and black, as an agent for good dental health. Particularly as coffee is often lambasted as a staining agent, and with the emphasis on ‘white’ teeth as a sign of health, many may blanch at this idea. […]
Recent studies are showing interest in how the brain responds to anesthesia, and by extension, sedation therapy for medical procedures. As a board certified Sedation Dentist, I often put patients under for more complicated and often painful procedures, such as full mouth extractions and reconstruction, extensive gum lifts, and restorative procedures. The reason for this, […]
Several years ago, the New York Times posted an article that questioned the efficacy and ‘wisdom’ of wisdom tooth removal. As it has been three years, and there appears to be little new evidence stating that wisdom tooth removal is superfluous, it is likely safe to say it is a decision that should be left […]
Vinophiles can rejoice, as a new study in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry by the American Chemical Society, states that red wine should be consumed by almost everyone.
Red wine does have a reputation for staining teeth due to containing tannins, the study indicates that the chemicals in red wine and grape seed extracts […]
Research out of Harvard has revealed a way to manipulate the tooth stem cells to regrow dentin and potentially enamel. The research, revealed by Digital Trends, shows promise in reducing the incidence of cavities and possibly even replacing the need for fillings, dentures, and other issues of the tooth. As a dentist, you may think […]
This has been one of the debates of the last few years, whether or not oral bacteria causes heart disease and other cardiovascular issues. While systemic infections can increase the risk of a cardiac episode; however, there was a debate whether or not gum disease and heart disease had a corollary relationship. A study done […]
Medical researchers have long warned about the dangers that smoking presents to your overall health. However, smoking also increases your risk of needing a root canal, according to a 30-year long study conducted by researchers from Boston University.
This study, presented in the April 2006 issue of the Journal of Dental Research, tracked the oral health […]
Teeth whitening is among the most popular and common cosmetic dental procedures on the market. It is also one of the most affordable and fastest ways to rapidly improve the appearance of your smile. In today’s society, there is a strong emphasis on white teeth being healthy teeth. This is simply not the case, and […]
Many patients wonder why dentists take X-rays, especially since it is sometimes not the most fun experience. Patients with sensitive gag reflexes are especially prone to disliking them, because of the position of the wings to take a proper X-ray.
However, this infographic gives a quick breakdown on why Dental X-Rays are necessary for […]
An article from Dentistry Today about gagging and dental fear brought up an interesting thought. Many patients who fear the dentist do tend to have a sensitive, even hyperactive, gag reflex. While there are a number of techniques to suppress gagging, it is an intriguing correlation between one’s fear of the dentist, attitude towards dentists […]
As a dentist, I see many problems with dental hygiene and most of them stem from improper brushing and flossing. I found this infographic made by Cynthia Eubanks that helps illustrate many of the failings almost all of us have while brushing at some point or another.
It’s true that over brushing can weaken your teeth, […]
While reading ScienceDaily, I came across an article about how many urban children do not get appropriate dental care before four years of age. It is never really too early to start thinking about a child’s oral health. Trouble with baby teeth can lead to larger issues when adult teeth come in, such as malocclusion […]
It is interesting when the field of dentistry crosses over into other fields of science. In a recent discovery by a team from the University of Adelaide in Australia, revealed that the use of stem cells from the pulp of teeth may be able to yield treatments for stroke victims. Though the studies have only been […]
Once in awhile, I want to explore alternative uses of dental supplies, simply because there are so many facets to dentistry and instruments that we use. Now, I like to think that dentistry is linked to not only health, but food, well-being, and living a better life.
Here are a few interesting uses for dental floss […]
You probably have heard the reasons of why you want to take care of your teeth from nearly every angle. Well, it’s not just your dentist that wants you to take care of them — pretty much every other doctor and specialist you have ever seen wants you to have healthy teeth and gums as […]
Coffee gets an often deservedly bad rap in dental circles for staining teeth and damaging enamel because of its dark color and slightly acidic nature. People who want perfectly white or near-white teeth often are advised to eschew drinking the most popular non-alcoholic drink in America. However, it appears that people who drink at least […]
What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
As many of you know, I have been involved with treatment of sleep apnea or Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) since 1989. Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a condition that the patient experiences difficulty in breathing while they are asleep. The obstruction happens because as the muscles of the tongue and jaw relax, […]
When looking for a dentist, especially a cosmetic dentist, there is a lot of apprehension and research that goes into the process. There are also a number of things that have to be considered when picking the dentist that is right for you, including price, experience, demeanor, technology utilized, and even the little things like […]
Earlier this week I wrote about foods that are bad for your teeth and I thought that I could give some suggestions of common substitutions for popular foods.
Eat Fresh Fruit Instead of Dried Fruit for a snack – There are a lot of good reasons to have dried fruit — sometimes fresh fruit is hard […]
All you need to know about Oral Hygiene Tools For ages 6 years and up
Every 10 years or so(!) I would like to revisit the important issue of oral hygiene and introduce a few products that can make this job much easier and more efficient for you.
I have observed that most people miss the […]
There are a lot of foods that can surprisingly lead to a healthier smiles, such as cheese and yogurt (the non-sweetened kind!) and various vegetables and fruits. However, we need to review the foods that wreck havoc on your smile from time to time. It goes without saying that brushing and flossing twice a day […]
When going to a general or cosmetic dentist, a lot of patients are looking to do things that improve their smiles. Whether it is the basic cleaning or a little something to make their smile shine even brighter or maybe fix a crooked tooth, dentists offer something for almost everyone. However, most patients associated trips […]
It goes without saying that smoking is bad for you and that dentists always admonish their patients to quit for a number of health reasons, not just limited to the affect smoking or using other tobacco products can have on their teeth. However, an interesting study that I found on Dentistry Today shows that smokers […]
Remember the Motto: Your Lower Teeth Have No Business Touching Your Upper Teeth
Every other day, I see one of you breaking a root. It has very involved and expensive consequences. When a root fracture occurs, we cannot fix that tooth and when that happens, it must be removed (tooth extraction). This then requires dental implant […]
When the good Lord created man, the design was for the adult set of teeth to serve his masticatory demands for his lifetime. Well, this “lifetime” has been extended by many decades over the past couple of centuries and the masticatory “demands” have changed tremendously as well. There are many reasons one would lose permanent […]
Do you suffer from the following problems?
Are you embarrassed to smile in presence of others?
Do you have bad breath?
Are you afraid of getting dental work done?
Have you put off getting dental work done because you could not trust anybody with your mouth?
Dental decay when ignored will progress to tooth infection. Dental infection can get in […]
When you are missing teeth or have a badly damaged tooth that must come out, you may be embarrassed and ashamed of your smile. Bridges and dentures are economical options, but they are prone to damage and they can cause discomfort. If you are looking for a more permanent option that looks and feels natural, […]
If your teeth are badly stained, poorly spaced, worn, chipped or broken, or irregularly spaced, you may need more than just a simple teeth whitening procedure or Invisalign aligners. You need help from a specialist for dental veneers in Beverly Hills. Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist, Dr. Parsa Zadeh DDS, can examine your teeth and determine […]
A radiant white smile tells the world that you are healthy, youthful, and that you care about your appearance. If your smile does not say these things about you, it is time to get help from a skilled dentist. Beverly Hills dentist, Dr. Parsa Zadeh DDS, provides the highest quality general and cosmetic dental care.
Can you eat your way to a better smile? Incorporating more smile-friendly foods into your diet may help you achieve a healthy smile that is free of cavities and gum disease. Our Beverly Hills dentist explains.
1. Whole Grains
Whole grains are good for your heart thanks to their high concentration of fiber. However, they are also […]
Brushing your teeth may be one of the most important things you do for your dental health today. Our Beverly Hills dentist recommends brushing at least twice a day or after meals for several great reasons.
1. Fresh breath
Tiny particles of the food you eat can become food for oral bacteria. As these bacteria process the […]
Do you love wine but hate the stains it leaves behind on your teeth? Wine can play a role in a healthy diet and has even been associated with improved cardiovascular health. However, it can also be hard on teeth. Dr. Zadeh, our cosmetic dentist in Beverly Hills, explains.
While some people switch to white wine […]
According to the British Dental Association, fruits and vegetables are critical to good dental health. Beverly Hills dentist, Dr. Zadeh, advises getting the recommended number of servings of fruits and vegetables into your diet every day.
People who eat a balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits and veggies are more likely to get the nutrients […]
Fruit juices are popular drinks. Even babies and toddlers can be seen toting around bottles full of brightly colored juices. While juice can play a role in a healthy diet, it may not be the best option for sipping all day long. In fact, studies have shown that frequent juice consumption can actually damage your […]
Many patients with sensitive teeth are concerned about teeth whitening because some types of teeth whitening products can increase sensitivity. However, if you have sensitive teeth, you are not without options. Several teeth whitening options can help you achieve the more attractive smile you have been wanting.
When you have stained, sensitive teeth, your first call […]
Tooth decay and gum disease may be the most common dental diseases, but they are also the easiest to prevent. Good dental hygiene, regular dental checkups, preventative care and a healthy diet all work together to improve your dental health. Our dentist in Beverly Hills explains.
The American Dental Association recommends brushing for two minutes at […]
Tooth grinding, or bruxism, is a common condition that can result from habit, anxiety or certain digestive disorders. Although some may do it during the daytime, others do it at night and are entirely unaware of the condition until a sleeping partner or dentist brings it to their attention. Unfortunately, teeth grinding can have significant […]
When it comes to dental health, your diet can play as big a role as your dental hygiene does. Sticky, carbohydrate-rich foods are notoriously bad for your teeth, and energy drinks, soft drinks and sugary juices can also erode your teeth and contribute to tooth decay. A healthy diet that includes all the major food […]
Dental checkups play an important role in your dental health. Regular dental checkups can help us identify the earliest signs of dental disease when conditions are often most easily and most affordably treated. The American Dental Association recommends that most patients visit their dentists every six months. However, some patients may need more frequent checkups […]
Wine has been linked with better cardiovascular health and other health benefits, but according to research, it can also have a detrimental effect on your smile. Our Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist explains.
One of the biggest risks that wine poses to your teeth is enamel erosion. According to a study that was published in “Nutrition Research” […]
Bad breath, receding gums and missing teeth can all indicate the presence of serious dental health problems. However, these symptoms can also be indicative of overall health problems. Many studies have linked oral health to overall health. In fact, the mouth can be considered a gateway to the rest of your body.
Although the plaque that […]
Most people know that using chewing tobacco is harmful for their health. The use of chewing tobacco has been associated with a number of health conditions, including pancreatic cancer and esophageal cancer. However, a little known fact is that chewing tobacco is also detrimental for your oral health.
Tobacco contains at least 28 toxins that can […]
Eating a vegetarian diet can have many health advantages, such as lowering your cholesterol levels and reducing your risk for developing heart disease. However, if you do not take care to eat a balanced diet that includes a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, and grains, you can develop nutritional deficiencies that affect your oral health.
When most patients decide to straighten their teeth, they focus on the aesthetic aspects. Everyone wants an even and well-balanced smile. However, there are many reasons for straightening your teeth. Dr. Parsa Zadeh, a leading cosmetic dentist in Beverly Hills, can help you achieve a straight smile.
Uneven teeth can lead to problems with the bite. […]