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Tips on How to Prepare Your Child for the Dentist Jul 1st, 2022

You know that regular visits to the dentist are part of overall good health, and you want to help your child develop habits that will lead to excellent long-term health. Happily, it’s not terribly difficult to make going to the dentist no big deal for your kid!  At Arya Dental, Dr. Saeed...

Reasons You May Need a Tooth Extraction Jun 1st, 2022

There are plenty of reasons why you might think a tooth extraction is in your future — severe toothaches that make it impossible to eat, broken teeth, and painfully erupting wisdom teeth, to name a few.  However, in many cases, your trusted dentist can offer other treatments such as emergency...

Beyond a Pretty Smile: 9 Surprising Health Benefits of Good Oral Hygiene May 1st, 2022

When you ignore your oral health, bacteria and plaque can build up on your teeth and gums. Without treatment, this plaque can harden into tartar and lead to gingivitis. Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease, or periodontal disease. Common signs of gum disease typically include: Tender, red, or...

How to Know if Invisalign Is Right for You Apr 1st, 2022

There’s no denying the benefits of straighter teeth: Not only can they improve your smile aesthetics for the rest of your life, but they can help you feel more confident too. Having straighter teeth can even improve your oral health, reducing your risks of decay and uneven tooth wear that can...

What’s the Difference Between Dental Bonding and Porcelain Veneers? Mar 1st, 2022

Are you looking for ways to improve your smile? Cosmetic dentistry can provide solutions, whether you have cracks, chips, stains, or alignment issues.  At Arya Dental in Fullerton, California, skilled dentists Saeed Mokhayeri, DDS, and Hengameh Safarcherati, DDS, offer a variety of treatments to repair, restore, or enhance your smile,...

Why Are My Teeth Losing Their Whiteness? Feb 1st, 2022

No one’s teeth stay pearly white indefinitely. From your daily lifestyle habits to genetic factors, you can expect some amount of change in the whiteness level of your teeth throughout your life. Thankfully, if you’re bothered by these changes, you don’t have to grin and bear them. At Arya Dental...

Tips for Getting Your Child Excited About Oral Health Jan 1st, 2022

Good oral health starts by developing regular habits, such as brushing and flossing your teeth every day. Learning these habits at a young age makes them become familiar and almost automatic as you get older. There are many important things that parents can do to make oral health care more...

Non-Cosmetic Reasons to Consider Veneers Dec 1st, 2021

You’ve noticed that your teeth don’t look quite the way they did when you were younger. Maybe they’re more translucent, or shorter. Maybe they’re ground down on the fronts or even cracked or chipped. While dental veneers are primarily known as a cosmetic procedure that can give you the dazzling...

How to Care for Your Mouth after Undergoing a Tooth Extraction Nov 1st, 2021

Having a tooth extracted isn’t unusual, but it can leave you with a long list of lingering symptoms if you don’t properly care for your mouth in the aftermath. Here’s what to expect and how to take care of your mouth after having a tooth removed.  The different types of...

Tips for Getting Your Kids Excited About Dental Hygiene Oct 1st, 2021

The American Dental Association recommends that parents start brushing their children’s teeth as soon as that first pearly white tooth emerges. Parents are encouraged to continue supervising the tooth brushing until children are around 8-9 years old. Unfortunately, trying to get children to brush their teeth isn’t always easy. Getting...

Tips for Adjusting to Life With Dentures Sep 1st, 2021

Edentulism, or tooth loss, affects about nine million Americans, which puts many in a position of needing a dental restoration. Dentures serve as an excellent option to support the structure of your mouth for chewing and talking when your teeth are missing. Whether you need full arch dentures or partial...

Is Invisalign®️ Right for Your Child? Aug 1st, 2021

Many people think traditional metal braces are an unavoidable part of growing up. However, metal braces can be unsightly, painful, and embarrassing for many children and teens.  Your child shouldn’t have to choose between a crooked smile or a mouthful of uncomfortable metal wires. Luckily, there’s a better way to...

Do You Need a Crown or a Bridge? Jul 1st, 2021

Tooth decay remains one of the most prevalent childhood diseases in the United States. According to the CDC, approximately 20% of kids between ages 5 and 11 and nearly one-third of adults under age 45 possess at least one untreated decayed tooth. Saeed Mokhayeri, DDS, and Hengameh Safarcherati, DDS at...

How Dental Bonding Can Repair Your Damaged Teeth Jun 8th, 2021

It’s no secret that white, strong teeth lend themselves to a beautiful smile. So, when your teeth become damaged or decayed, you want to preserve both your teeth and your smile. Luckily, dental bonding accomplishes both objectives. At Arya Dental, Drs. Saeed Mokhayeri and Hengameh Safarcherati provide an incredibly wide...

Tips for Making Your Child's Dental Visit Positive May 3rd, 2021

Good dental care is an important part of helping your child stay healthy and comfortable. That includes preventive care, like cleanings and checkups, as well as visits for “fixing” issues like cavities or chipped teeth. The problem is, dentist visits don’t typically conjure up feelings of happiness and joy, especially...

Dull or Discolored Teeth? Rely on Zoom!® for Whitening Your Teeth Apr 4th, 2021

Do-it-yourself teeth whitening kits often provide lackluster results, and some options can be risky to your oral health. When it comes to brightening your smile, nothing provides the same sparkling results as professional teeth whitening. Rely on your dentist to not only brighten your smile but also keep your oral...

Invisalign: A Game-Changer in Giving Adults a Perfect Smile Mar 11th, 2021

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, making a bright, sparkling smile highly desirable. If wearing traditional wire braces doesn’t sound appealing to you, Invisalign® may be the perfect option.  Invisalign is a nearly invisible, clear aligner system that straightens teeth just as effectively as...

The Importance of Not Skipping Your Biannual Dental Check-up Feb 1st, 2021

Most of us know we should see the dentist twice a year for a checkup and cleaning -- but everyone does. In fact, one study found that only 41% of older adults in the United States with dental coverage visit the dentist regularly, and the percentage of those without insurance...

Don't Ignore the Pain — A Root Canal Could Save Your Tooth Jan 1st, 2021

Even though tooth enamel is the hardest tissue in your body, beneath it - inside your teeth - is softer tissue, called pulp. When pulp is damaged or decayed, it threatens the health of your tooth from the inside. Without treatment, you could join the 178 million Americans who are...

What is a Deep Cleaning and How do I Know if I Need One? Dec 1st, 2020

The numbers surrounding the prevalence of gum disease in the United States are eye-opening: a little more than 47% of adults over the age of 30 have some form of periodontal disease and this number jumps to more than 70% of adults over the age of 65. Now, add to...

How to Manage Sensitivity After Teeth Whitening Nov 8th, 2020

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, and when it’s backed by dazzling, white teeth, you’re sure to leave a great impression. And the road to those pearly whites is quick and easy, thanks to professional teeth whitening. For some, however, teeth sensitivity is an...

What Is a Deep Dental Cleaning and Why Would I Need One? Oct 9th, 2020

A deep dental cleaning goes above and beyond routine cleanings that you receive during semi-annual visits to the dentist. A deep cleaning is an intensive procedure you should have if you’re beginning to develop gingivitis (gum inflammation), gum recession, or a severe case of periodontal disease.  Drs. Saeed Mokhayeri and...

Am I a Candidate for Invisalign? Sep 14th, 2020

Did you know over 8 million people are Invisalign® graduates? It’s no surprise why Invisalign continues to amass happy, satisfied patients: Invisalign is comfortable, discrete, and able to correct a wide variety of orthodontic issues. If you’re wondering if you’re eligible to be an Invisalign patient, our team at Arya...

Help! I Have Dental Anxiety Aug 12th, 2020

Does dental anxiety keep you from getting the care you need to keep your mouth clean and healthy? Sure, having dental work done can be a chore and unpleasant — who likes enduring lots of tools in your mouth or listening to the high pitched whirr of a drill? But...

Dental Care and COVID19: What You Should Know Jul 2nd, 2020

The COVID-19 virus shut down businesses around the world. And don’t forget that your dentist is a small business that had to prioritize patient treatment according to the severity of their dental symptoms. The result is that many preventive and nonessential appointments have been postponed to minimize virus transmission and...

How to Set Your Child Up Now for a Lifetime of Great Dental Health Jun 18th, 2020

You worry about all aspects of your child’s development, but one area that many parents fail to appreciate fully is oral health — specifically that a lifetime of good oral health starts as early as six months, before your child even has any visible teeth. Here at Arya Dental in...

Dentures Have Come a Long Way May 12th, 2020

The very word “dentures” may evoke a memory of an older relative’s false teeth moving around their mouth, clicking and shifting ominously. But thanks to technical advances, modern dentures have come a long way. Here at Arya Dental, Saeed Mokhayeri, DDS, and Hengameh Safarcherati, DDS ensure that their patients in...

5 Reasons You Should Consider Veneers Apr 27th, 2020

If you’re yearning for a straight, white, and bright smile, dental veneers could be perfect for you. Dental veneers, which cover the front of your teeth, can transform your teeth into a Hollywood smile. The dental professionals at Arya Dental in Fullerton, California, want you to have the smile of...

Keeping Your Mouth Healthy After Wisdom Teeth Removal Mar 1st, 2020

Removing your wisdom teeth is a serious surgical procedure most of us have to undergo at some point in our lives. Decreasing unnecessary pain and swelling can help keep your mouth healthy and avoid infection after surgery. When these molars begin to take a toll on your oral health, it...

4 Habits You Should Have for Healthy Gums Feb 19th, 2020

When it comes to oral health, your gums can get overlooked. After all, your teeth are the stars of your smile. But if you expand your oral care routine to include proactive gum care, you can keep dental work to a minimum and keep your teeth and gums at their...

New Year, New You: Are You a Candidate for Invisalign®? Jan 13th, 2020

Nothing says “Happy New Year” like a dazzling smile. If you’ve been wanting to correct your smile, there’s no better time than now. By the end of 2020, you could have a smile that leaves everyone stunned. The best part? At Arya Dental located in Fullerton, California, there’s no need...

Signs You Might Need a Root Canal Dec 3rd, 2019

“You need a root canal” may be some of the most-dreaded words in the English language. But, the process isn’t nearly as bad as you might imagine, because your thinking back to an old stereotype. Dr. Saeed Mokhayeri and Dr. Hengameh Safarcherati offer state-of-the-art root canals that can help save...

What Is Dental Bonding? Nov 5th, 2019

If only there was a simple, pain-free, zero-downtime way to fix all the tiny flaws in your smile. You know — the hairline cracks, chipped corners, coffee stains…  As it turns out, there is a way.  Dental bonding, a specialty service offered at Arya Dental in Fullerton, California, is a...

Tips for Taking Care of Your Invisalign Trays Oct 11th, 2019

Once you've started using the Invisalign® system to invisibly straighten your teeth, taking care of your custom-fitted trays will become a priority. Follow these tips and tricks to keep your trays clean, clear, and working to reshape your smile. With the right care, Invisalign trays can change your smile in...

How to Extend the Results of Teeth Whitening Sep 1st, 2019

You’ve decided to take dingy and discolored teeth from dull to bright and sparkling. The results of your professional teeth whitening session have left you feeling more confident about your smile. Unfortunately, this is not a treatment that produces permanent results, and your teeth may eventually become stained again. Luckily,...

Straight Teeth Are Healthy Teeth: Why Alignment Matters Aug 7th, 2019

The No. 1 reason people get their teeth straightened is to improve their appearance, but the No. 1 reason dentists recommend it to their patients is to protect and improve their health.  The aesthetic benefits are obvious — straighter teeth give you a radiant smile that looks better in photos,...

Got Gum Disease? Deep Cleaning Can Help Jul 25th, 2019

The battle to keep your teeth and gums healthy does require diligence. It may feel as though daily brushing and flossing combined with regular dental visits is an iron-clad strategy against decay and gum disease. That’s not always the case.  You may think that missing your six-month dental appointment occasionally...

Zoom Teeth Whitening: Nothing Looks Better with a Summer Tan than a Bright Smile Jun 12th, 2019

There’s something classically chic and stylish about the combination of tanned skin and a bright white smile. You can work on the suntan, but the color of your teeth won’t change without a little help. The contrast between darker skin and white teeth makes your teeth appear even whiter. But...

10 Reasons Why Invisalign® Remains so Popular May 23rd, 2019

For decades, the only way to achieve a straight smile was to suffer through unsightly and uncomfortable metal braces with brackets and wires. It may sound too good to be true, but your dream smile is just a handful of clear aligners away. Dr. Saeed Mokhayeri and Dr. Hengameh Safarcherati...

What’s a Deep Dental Cleaning and Why Would I Need One? Apr 2nd, 2019

Did you know that 42% of adults in the United States have gum disease or periodontitis? And that periodontitis is one of the primary drivers of tooth loss? While these numbers are alarming, there’s also hope, as gum disease is reversible, especially in its earlier stages. Whether through a simple...