Blog Archive

Why Are My Teeth Losing Their Whiteness as I Get Older? Jun 1st, 2022

Gray hair and wrinkles are usually the first things people think of when it comes to the aging process. But as you age, you might have started to notice changes to your teeth and gums. Even if your diet and oral hygiene routine haven’t changed, the aging process can play...

4 Benefits of Dental Implants May 1st, 2022

Tooth loss is a widespread issue for millions of Americans. According to the American College of Prosthodontists, statistics show that nearly 180 million American adults are missing at least one tooth, and as many as 40 million are missing all of their natural teeth. And the risk of tooth loss just...

What Can Stop My Jaw from Popping? Apr 4th, 2022

If your jaw is popping when you open and close your mouth or while chewing your food, it could be a sign of TMJ disorder or damage to your temporomandibular joint. Here’s what you need to know about TMJ, when to see a dentist for your symptoms, and what you...

Understanding the Four Levels of Sedation Dentistry Mar 7th, 2022

Dental anxiety can make even minor dental work feel overwhelming or even terrifying. Sedation dentistry makes it possible to get the dental work you need in a comfortable and relaxing setting. There are four levels of sedation dentistry, ranging from light sedation to full anesthesia. If you’re worried about getting...

The Difference Between Veneers and Crowns Feb 6th, 2022

There have never been more options available to fix cosmetic damage to your teeth and improve your smile. If you have cracked, broken, or missing teeth, chances are that your oral health, nutrition, and general well-being will also be affected at some point. Here’s what you need to know about...

Start Your Year With Beautiful White Teeth Jan 11th, 2022

If you’ve been thinking about investing in a professional teeth whitening treatment or another cosmetic improvement to your smile, the start of a new year is a great incentive to finally go ahead and take the plunge! And if it’s been more than six months since your last visit to...

How Dental Bonding Can Give Your Smile an Overhaul Dec 9th, 2021

Sometimes a few minor changes and improvements are all it takes to dramatically improve your smile. Whether you want to whiten your teeth, fix chips and cracks, or change the shape of your teeth to make them more symmetrical and attractive, dental bonding is a quick, effective, and non-invasive solution...

How Preventive Dentistry Works Nov 9th, 2021

You’ve probably heard the old saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and that’s especially true when it comes to your teeth and gums. Going to the dentist every six months for a checkup and dental cleaning might seem unnecessary when your teeth and gums...

The Importance of a Sports Guard Oct 12th, 2021

If you or your children play contact sports, consider a sports guard an essential part of the uniform. Just like you wouldn’t ride a bike without a helmet or go for a run without the right sneakers, playing without a sports guard leaves your teeth and gums vulnerable to trauma...

I Have Dental Phobia: Can Sedation Dentistry Help? Sep 7th, 2021

If you experience one or more dental phobias, you’re not alone. Fear and anxiety about going to the dentist is fairly common for both children and adults and can interfere with everything from routine dental checkups and cleanings, to major dental work that can impact your oral and general health....

Does Sugar Really Cause Tooth Damage? Aug 12th, 2021

When it comes to your oral health, there’s no bigger boogeyman than sugar. Eat too many candy bars or have one too many fruity drinks, and you just might find yourself dealing with a massive cavity (or two) at your next visit to the dentist.  But is sugar really so...

How Your Oral Health Can Impact Your Overall Health Jul 12th, 2021

Dentistry and general health are usually treated as separate issues, but the two are connected in many ways. But did you know that oral health problems like gum disease can also increase the risk of complications to your overall health and physical well-being? At the Center for Implant & Esthetic...

Don't Ignore Ill-Fitting Dentures Jun 27th, 2021

Dentures have come a long way in recent years. Modern models are more natural-looking and comfortable than ever. But getting the right fit is essential. If your dentures are loose, feel too tight, or if the fit just feels “off,” don’t wait to get help. Ignoring ill-fitting dentures can affect...

Things to Consider When Choosing a Cosmetic Dentist May 3rd, 2021

Your smile is the first thing people notice, so it’s not surprising that most people would like to fix or change something about it. Whether it’s whiter teeth, replacing old dental fillings, or changing the size and shape of one or more teeth, fixing dental imperfections is a priority for...

Understanding the Alternatives to a CPAP Machine Apr 1st, 2021

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) makes it almost impossible for you to get a good night’s sleep and all of the benefits that come along with getting adequate rest. Untreated, OSA can increase your risk of several serious and potentially life-threatening health complications (especially if you already have underlying health conditions). ...

What's Included in a Preventive Dentistry Exam? Mar 16th, 2021

Despite recommendations from the American Dental Association (ADA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), many Americans aren’t getting preventive dentistry exams regularly. Without obvious symptoms, like pain or signs of a cavity, many people assume that a routine dental exam isn’t necessary. However, there’s more to a...

Should I Get a Bridge or an Implant? Feb 2nd, 2021

Dealing with tooth loss can be difficult. Fortunately, there have never been more options available to fix your smile and improve your oral health if you’re missing one or more teeth. Dental implants and bridges are two options that can have you smiling with confidence again, whether your tooth loss...

Treatment Options for TMJ Jan 1st, 2021

Pinpointing the exact cause of TMJ disorders can be difficult, but there are several treatment options available if you’re experiencing ongoing symptoms like jaw pain, stiffness, or locking. At the Center for Implant & Esthetic Dentistry in Beverly Hills, California, our dentist Dr. Ramin Mahallati and our team of dental...

Let Your Smile Dazzle Into the New Year With Professional Teeth Whitening Dec 1st, 2020

Professional teeth whitening treatments are one of the easiest and quickest ways to improve your smile. Even if your teeth are healthy, they are still vulnerable to stains and yellowing over time due to factors like diet, lifestyle, and the natural aging process. At the Center for Implant & Esthetic...

Bridges Versus Implants Nov 1st, 2020

Even losing a single tooth can ruin your smile, impair your speech, make it difficult to eat, and increase your risk of other oral health problems. On a social level, missing teeth can impact your self-esteem and confidence and even affect your professional prospects.  Fortunately, there are several teeth replacement...

Dental Bonding: The Quick-and-Easy Way to Improve Your Smile Oct 6th, 2020

Even a minor treatment like dental bonding can completely transform your smile. Dental bonding is a great option for minor to moderate cosmetic issues, including to fix chips and cracks, close gaps, cover stains, and discolorations, or to change the size or shape of teeth. At the Center for Implant...

Recognizing the Early Signs of Gum Disease Sep 2nd, 2020

Tooth loss is a big problem for American adults. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly half of all American adults over the age of 30 experience some form of gum disease.  In the early stages, gum disease can be treated and generally doesn’t...

First Steps Matter When You Lose a Tooth Aug 12th, 2020

Even if you don’t play contact sports, accidents happen and everyone is susceptible to tooth loss. While a tooth can’t always be saved when it falls out, in many cases, our team can save it if you take a few precautions and get to the dentist as quickly as possible....

Professional Teeth Cleaning — Your First Line of Defense For Optimal Oral Health Jul 15th, 2020

Seeing a dental expert for professional teeth cleaning is an important part of your oral health routine. Regular checkups provide an opportunity to detect early signs of serious diseases and swiftly deliver proper remedies. Dr. Ramin Mahallati, at the Center for Implant & Esthetic Dentistry in Beverly Hills, California, has...

Signs You May Benefit From a Nightguard Jun 15th, 2020

Teeth grinding (medically known as bruxism) is a fairly common problem for adults and children. According to the National Sleep Foundation, studies show that approximately 8% of adults experience nocturnal teeth grinding, and a third of children also show signs of the condition. Like sleep apnea, many people with bruxism...

Versatile Veneers Provide the Perfect Cover-Up May 20th, 2020

Even minor cosmetic damage can ruin your good smile. Sometimes all it takes is a small chip, an uneven tooth, or gaps between teeth. If you feel embarrassed by your teeth or actively hide your smile, you’re not alone. Studies have found that more than half of Americans are unhappy...

Recognizing Ectodermal Dysplasias in Your Child Apr 9th, 2020

Ectodermal dysplasias are a group of disorders that can cause abnormalities in the teeth, skin, hair, and sweat glands. The symptoms depend on the specific tissue affected, and there are over 100 different variations of the disorder. Ectodermal dysplasias are generally rare and affect males and females in equal numbers. ...

Dental Inlays and Onlays — Explore Your Options Mar 1st, 2020

According to the American College of Prosthodontists, dental inlays and onlays are important tools for treating tooth decay. Like other dental services and treatments, inlays and onlays have come a long way and are now available in tooth-colored materials along with the traditional options like gold used to preserve both...

Gear Up This Spring With a Sports Guard Feb 1st, 2020

Chances are that one of the first things you do before heading out in the hot sun is to apply a generous layer of sunscreen to protect your skin. And while it’s also common knowledge that you have to protect your head, eyes, knees, elbows, and feet from impact and...

3 Reasons You May Need a Dental Crown Jan 1st, 2020

Dr. Ramin Mahallati serves patients in and around Beverly HIlls and does so with unparalleled expertise and true compassion. Many factors set our practice apart, from Dr. Mahallati’s emphasis on building rich relationships with his patients to his investment in educating his peers and publishing academically.  The Center for Implant...

Spotting the Warning Signs of Oral Cancer Dec 1st, 2019

Early detection of oral cancer is crucial and can improve your chances of survival if you have it treated promptly. This type of cancer develops in the tissues of your mouth and throat. It is known for spreading to the tongue, tonsils, gums, and adjacent areas.  Because the symptoms aren’t...

What Can I Expect From a Full Mouth Reconstruction? Nov 1st, 2019

Full mouth reconstruction is a series of procedures for repairing your teeth and gums, resulting in a healthy and aesthetically pleasing smile. Full mouth reconstruction is necessary when your teeth and gums prevent you from enjoying life, due to pain, decay, or compromised use. If you’re suffering from any number...

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

As your teeth become discolored or stained over time, you might want to consider a professional teeth whitening treatment. Teeth whitening may be ideal for anyone who hopes to make healthy but dingy teeth to the perfect shade of sparkling white.  While the results of a professional teeth whitening treatment...

Why You Should Never Ignore a Missing Tooth Sep 1st, 2019

Losing a tooth can be embarrassing, but there’s more at stake than the cosmetic issues. Ignoring a missing tooth can lead to serious medical and dental complications.  At the Center for Implant & Esthetic Dentistry, we help our patients restore their smiles every day. Ramin Mahallati, DDS, and his team...

It’s Not Just Snoring: The Dangers of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Aug 27th, 2019

Does your partner complain about your snoring? Do you wake up feeling unrefreshed and struggle with daytime fatigue? While many people are simple snorers, you may have obstructive sleep apnea, a sleep disorder that can contribute to serious health complications.  What is obstructive sleep apnea? Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when...

That Chronic Headache Could Be TMJ Jul 25th, 2019

Frequent headaches can severely diminish your quality of life, especially if they develop into full-blown migraines. Getting a clear diagnosis of the cause of your headaches can also be difficult. However, dental specialists who have experience in treating disorders of the jaw joint are making great strides in curing previously...

Don't Let Anxiety Prevent You from Taking Care of Your Teeth: We Have Sedation Options Jun 10th, 2019

Are you avoiding the dentist even for routine checkups? You’re not alone. Dental anxiety prevents many people from taking care of their teeth and gums. But it’s not all about a straight, white smile. Proper dental hygiene is also an important part of your overall health care. A healthy mouth...

Dental Implants: Why They Are the Best Choice for Replacing Missing Teeth May 12th, 2019

If you have one or more missing teeth, you have options to fill the gaps. Traditional bridges and dentures may do the trick, but they’re not right for everyone. Because of discomfort, soreness, poor mouth structure, or other reasons, you may need a different dental restoration choice. Dental Implants are...

Amazing Veneers: A Simple Solution to More Smile Flaws Than You Think Feb 19th, 2019

Today there are many solutions available to fix your smile and keep your mouth healthy. One of the most versatile dental treatments you can choose to fix a wide variety of smile flaws is dental veneers. At the Center for Implant & Esthetic Dentistry, you can receive a comprehensive evaluation...