Preventative & General Dentistry
Prevention is the key to maintaining a healthy smile. Early detection of gum disease, cavities, cancer and other oral conditions, can save you time, money and stress.
You can brush and floss twice a day and still have dental problems. Knowing exactly how to brush and floss is imperative to successful prevention of dental issues. It is our goal to teach you the best methods of proper home care and also advise you on various products that may help your condition. We will also advise how frequently you should see the dentist for regular check-ups. Some patients need to be seen more often than every six months, especially for patients who are prone to cavities and or who have had periodontal deep cleanings.
Our practice also provides general dental services such as fillings, crowns, partials & dentures, oral cancer screening, teeth whitening, implants, root canal therapy, TMJ pain relief and more.
Our practice welcomes all members of your family. Your child’s early experiences at the dentist can help shape the future of his or her oral health. The team strives to help all of our patients feel at ease while they are at the dentist, especially children. Our gentle and calm approach makes your family’s dental experience a great one.
Our first goal is to ensure your child’s first visit to our office is a happy visit. We instill positive reinforcement and an overall good feeling, which help make sure the child does not see dentistry in a negative way. We even offer a prize from a toy box after each successful visit.
Seniors are at risk for a number of oral health problems. Age in and of itself is not a dominant or stroke factor in determining oral health. However, certain medical conditions, such as arthritis in the hands and fingers, may make brushing or flossing teeth difficult to impossible to perform. Drugs can also affect oral health and could make a change in the current course of dental treatment necessary.
Whether you’re looking to brighten your smile with an in-office whitening package or veneers, fix a single crooked tooth, close a gap or repair chipped or broken teeth, we are here to provide a gentle and cost-effective experience. You’ll benefit from our individualized, attentive approach to your cosmetic concerns. We begin with an in-depth discussion of what you’d like to achieve. Then Dr. Ben-Roohi will complete a full examination your mouth, and build a treatment plan with options that will fit your goals and concerns.
- In-Office Teeth-Whitening Package In three 15-minute sessions, a patient’s smile can become about eight shades whiter, depending on the starting shade. The package includes custom-fitted bleaching trays and gel for at- home touch-ups.
- Porcelain Veneers Completely transform your smile with a thin facing of porcelain, custom fitted and bonded to each tooth.
- Cosmetic Bonding A less invasive and affordable technique to conceal stains and cracks, fill gaps and restore chipped or broken teeth.
- Cosmetic Re-contouring (Enameloplasty) gently reshape teeth by removing a small amount of enamel to correct the alignment without shots or invasive procedures. This is often paired with cosmetic bonding to provide a faster, single-visit and more affordable treatment option.
- Cosmetic Gum Surgery Gum tissue can be artistically sculpted to dramatically improve your gum line to the rest of your smile. Best of all, the healing process is remarkably comfortable, rapid and hassle-free!
Looking for an alternative to metal braces? Invisible braces are the clear and simple choice. No wires. No brackets. Just clear, convenient comfort. Certified in both the Invisalign and ClearCorrect brands, Dr. Ben-Roohi can align your bite and straighten your teeth using a series of clear, custom, removable aligners. Each aligner moves your teeth just a little bit at a time until they are in a more ideal position.
Malocclusion is also a common condition within the population. It simply means ‘bad bite’. The relationship between a person’s upper and lower teeth is very important. Miss alignment, and crooked teeth can cause or be attributed to neck, jaw and back pain. Overcrowding is also linked to periodontal disease because it is much more difficult for a person to floss and brush thoroughly. Proper alignment of the teeth will lead to a healthier and more stable mouth.
To boost the cosmetic value of your orthodontic treatment, we will provide a complimentary in-office teeth whitening as gift.
Holistic + Wholistic Oral Care
Holistic centered dentistry for whole body health. We provide low radiation digital x-rays, bio-compatible BPA free dentistry, and minimally invasive treatment options incorporating whole body health. Dr. Ben-Roohi looks at the big picture when consulting with her patients regarding their oral care. A patient’s diet, lifestyle, habits and individual physiology can affect their oral health. On the flip side, a patients poor oral hygiene, miss-aligned bite, or failing/leaking fillings, can lead to health issues in the body such as heart disease, TMD, inflammatory responses and other conditions.
TMD Pain Management
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) is caused by temporomandibular joint, facial muscles and bite problems. Symptoms include; pain during movement of the face and jaw joint, locking of jaw, jaw joint grinding or clicking sounds upon movement of the jaw, teeth pain, neck pain, back pain and chronic headaches or migraines. Patient symptoms can range from mild to severe and the treatment recommended will vary. Some of the treatment options include removable appliance therapy, physical therapy, orthodontics and even Botox.
Botox for Migraines & TMD
Appliance therapy and physical therapy or a combination of, can help relieve TMJ disorder symptoms in patients with mild or moderate TMD. Sometimes the outcome is not as fast or profound in patients you have a more chronic and debilitating TMD symptoms. I myself suffer from TMD and have success in treating the condition and managing my pain. However, I have been open to new ideas and treatment options, especially for patients with more severe form of the disorder. New research related to TMD pain management has pointed to the use of Botox as an immediate relief for the pain associated with TMD. Clenching and grinding, stress, mal-occlusion (off bite), lifestyle habits, posture and more, lead to symptoms associated with TMJ disorder. Stress in particular leads to tension and spasms due to constant contracting of the muscles. Botox works by suppressing inflammatory molecules released from over worked muscles while also inactivating involuntary contracting muscles. Relief is swift and usually lasts up to three months. Medical insurance may also assist in the cost for treatment. If you are interested in discussing your symptoms and how Botox may help, schedule a consultation today.
It is estimated that 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, with 80 percent of the cases of moderate and severe obstructive sleep apnea undiagnosed. If left untreated, Sleep Apnea can lead to high blood pressure, chronic heart failure, atrial fibrillation, stroke, and other cardiovascular problems.
It is associated with type 2 diabetes, weight gain and depression; and is a factor in many traffic accidents and accidents with heavy machinery. This is due to the persistent drowsiness suffered by many OSA patients before the disease is recognized and treated.
If you have signs or symptoms of sleep apnea, we arrange for a convenient at home sleep study and handle all necessary medical insurance authorizations and billing.
If you think that you or someone you know has sleep apnea, please call our office at 310.829.9559 so that we can arrange complimentary consultation.
Dental implants are the most hygienic and ideal solution to replacing missing teeth. Dental implants are reliable, strong, long lasting restorations that actually preserves and stimulates natural bone growth, preventing bone loss.
Each implant provides the look and functionality of the natural tooth and root. At our office, we offer full in house implant dentistry services, designed to restore your teeth and maintain the structural integrity of your mouth-without referrals.
Whether you’re missing tooth is the result of periodontitis, tooth decay or an injury, our highly experienced team can help restore your smile with a beautiful new dental implant that looks and functions just like a real tooth. Significantly stronger than bridges or dentures, dental implants offers a single and permanent solution to lost teeth.
Although you have a number of restorative options for the treatment of missing teeth, none have proven to be as functionally effective and durable as implants. In many cases, dental implants may be the only logical choice for the restoration of all necessary functionality of the teeth and supporting structures.
Safe Mercury Filling Removal
Metal mercury fillings, or amalgams, contain a mixture of mercury, silver and other metals such as copper and tin. Amalgam is filling material still commonly used by many dentists, however more and more dental practices like ours, do not use or carry amalgam it in their office. In our practice, we have found that about 80% of the amalgam fillings removed have decay underneath, coupled with internal or external fractures in the tooth. When amalgam removal is recommended, we replace them with BPA free biocompatible composite resin, porcelain or gold.
To prevent mercury and other metals from being ingested, we use the leading edge Isolite system to ensure minimal metal powder exposure while the amalgam is removed. The Isolite System employs a flexible shield that comfortably fits in your mouth so you can relax your jaw as we work. It protects the throat, illuminates the mouth, and creates double suction to keep the amalgam localized. A new, specialized drill bit is used to rapidly release the amalgam while a third high-speed suction source, pulls the amalgam out as it is released from the tooth. Throughout the process, copious water is used to rinse and remove amalgam. We do our best to assure patients are comfortable during the process and complete the filling removal as quickly as possible.
Periodontology is the specialty of dentistry that studies supporting structures of teeth, as well as diseases and conditions that affect them. The supporting tissues are known as the periodontium, which includes the gums, alveolar bone, and the periodontal ligament.
Our Board-Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, Dr. Talia Shainhouse, provides excellent and gentle care. She is highly trained in the fields of implant dentistry, cosmetic periodontal treatment and periodontal disease and its treatment. Periodontal disease is a silent, persistent bacterial infection that causes bad breath, pain and is the leading cause of adult tooth loss. Periodontal disease has also been linked to heart disease.
Dr. Shainhouse works closely with Dr. Ben-Roohi to provide the best possible treatment solutions and outcomes.
Endodontics / Root Canal Therapy
Our specialist in root canal therapy and oral microsurgery, Dr. Mansouri, provides the most up-to-date, technologically advanced care with a compassionate and caring touch. Dr. Mansouri uses state-of-the-art technology such as operating microscopes, digital imaging, ultrasonic instrumentation and fiber optics, to treat our patients quickly and comfortably.
Endodontic treatment, or a root canal, is necessary when the pulp becomes inflamed or infected. The inflammation or infection could be the result of many causes such as; deep decay, poor fitting crowns, cracked or chipped teeth and faulty amalgams. In addition, trauma to a tooth may cause damage despite the tooth having no visible chips or cracks. If pulp inflammation or infection is left untreated, it can cause pain or lead to an abscess.