Dr. Dino Bonyadi discusses Invisalign, the clear alternative for straight teeth and 6 Month Smiles cosmetic braces for adults.
Santa Maria dentist Dr. Dino Bonyadi discusses cosmetic alternatives for patients to achieve straight teeth and the smile they have always wanted with Invisalign and 6 Month Smiles. Two options for adults with crooked, spaced, or misaligned teeth. Original radio show air date 3/12/2015 on KUHL with Ben Heighes.
Smile and the world smiles with you...
Did you know that flossing can add years to your life?
Dr. Dino talks about CariVu with Ben Heighes on KUHL 1440 radio
Radiation free cavity detection now available in our office. We are so excited to be the first office on the Central Coast to offer Carivu by DEXIS. A transillumination caries detection device using near infrared light.
Together with digital xrays and intra-oral photos we can get a more accurate picture of the health of our patient's teeth.
Finally, for those patients who refuse to have X-rays taken, CariVu is an alternative diagnostic method with which they can be comfortable.
Hi and welcome to my dental blog. These first posts will be aimed at busting some dental myths that are still out there. As my patients know, I am all about patient education. I am also open to suggestions if there is a topic you are interested in.
Dental Myth #1...."if I am not having any dental pain or discomfort, then everything is fine and I don't have any dental problems."
Lack of tooth or jaw pain is not an indication of good dental health. You can have a raging infection, cracked tooth, or cavity and have no pain whatsoever. On the other hand, if you are experiencing pain you most likely have a serious dental condition that needs to be addressed as soon as possible. Once you get to a point of having pain, the cost and chance of complications are usually higher. That is why I practice and encourage preventive dentistry...the method of finding and treating dental problems BEFORE they cause pain. Treating dental problems as soon as they can be detected is more comfortable, more convenient, and less costly.
So if you have not had a regular dental checkup in some time because you think "everything is just fine" you may be surprised one day when biting into something and part of a tooth breaks. More often than not I get emergency calls on the weekend when someone is out of town on vacation and they have a bad toothache and/or swollen face. So, the moral of the story...don't ruin your vacation with a dental emergency that can be prevented. Get regular dental exams and take care of your teeth so they can take care of you! Hey your teeth are hard working and deserve your attention. So give us a call and we will be happy to give you and your teeth the attention they deserve.
Until next time...
Dr. Dino Bonyadi, DDS is a 1992 graduate of U.S.C. Dental School. Currently practicing family and cosmetic dentistry in Santa Maria, CA.