Oral Cancer Screenings Can Save Your Entire Health

Dr. Anoosheh Shahkarami and our dental team care about your smile and your entire health, which is why we offer an oral cancer screening during your dental cleaning and exam appointments. We offer this treatment because early diagnosis of oral cancer can help you in a myriad of ways. In fact, it can increase your… Read more »

Does Your Toothache Require Professional Treatment?

If you have a pain in your mouth and gums, it may be the result of a toothache. Typically, a toothache is caused when the nerve endings in your pulp are damaged. A damaged pulp could be caused by a variety of factors, including oral accidents, tooth loss, infections, or tooth decay. Although minor pain… Read more »

Do You Have a Dental Implant? Here is How You Care for It

If you’ve ever been missing a tooth, you probably understand that it can be embarrassing—but did you know that missing one or more teeth could eventually cause a number of serious issues? Fortunately, there are a number of treatments you can consider for replace your missing tooth. An implant is one option you should consider… Read more »

The Best Toothbrush

A toothbrush is just a toothbrush, right? There’s nothing special or ‘better’ about one brush versus another, is there? Actually, there is. But the difference are subtle enough that most people don’t pick up on them. Today we’ll take a look at what sets some brushes apart from others to help you make the best… Read more »

Fantastic Foods for a Fantastic Smile

Fantastic foods make fantastic smiles. No matter how well you may brush and floss your teeth, various foods can do their damage the moment they hit your mouth. Knowing this, it is important to cut off the terrors at their source before they have a chance to do any damage. The two biggest offenders are… Read more »

Dental Floss Can Have Some Minor Variations

Despite dubious marketing claims by antiseptic mouthwash manufacturers, flossing remains the most effective method for removing the bacteria that can cause gum disease. Indeed, the American Dental Association recommends that you floss your teeth at least once per day. Doing so in the evening after you have finished eating for the day will help you… Read more »

This Season, Stop Periodontal Disease in Its Tracks

This season, you can stop periodontal disease in its tracks. Periodontal disease, more commonly referred to as gum disease, happens when the advanced stages of gingivitis have left our gums in such a condition that serious irreversible damage can occur if we do not fight back. Here are a few questions about gum disease, and… Read more »

How to Maintain a Healthy Smile this Christmas

Do you want a strong and healthy smile this Christmas? If so, our SoCalSmiles Dental Office dental team has some tips for you to help you achieve that smile goal! In order to have a top-notch smile this holiday season, we encourage you to do the following things: –Get a professional dental cleaning: Dental cleanings… Read more »