By Pearl Dental Associates
June 10, 2020
Category: Oral Health

Are your at-home brushing and flossing habits really as good as you thought they were?

Caring for your smile doesn’t really have to be that challenging, and yet everything from forgetting to brush before bedtime to indulging in a lot of sweets can leave you dealing with a host of problems. At Pearl Dental Associates in Nashua, NH, your dentist, Dr. Farshad Pezeshki, wants to prevent these issues from happening to you, and the best way to prevent these problems is by practicing good oral hygiene.

You can maintain good oral health by improving your brushing and flossing habits, and by eating healthier. Let’s break down these three habits a bit further:

Brushing Properly

This is a habit we all perform every day, so we all think we know how to do it properly; however, there are certain techniques that you may not be performing well. Up your brushing game by following these tips:

  • Angle your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle toward the gums
  • Be gentle when brushing your teeth, as being too rough can wear away enamel
  • Replace your toothbrush or toothbrush head once bristles look frayed and worn
  • Brush with fluoride toothpaste
  • Brush for at least two minutes each time
  • Make sure to brush twice a day, typically in the morning and again before bedtime
  • Brush the tongue, the roof of your mouth, and cheeks

Floss Daily

Maybe you floss every once in a while, but you don’t keep up with the habit as often as you should. Flossing every day is the best way to prevent plaque from hardening into tartar between teeth and along the gums, which can lead to cavities and gum disease which need to be treated at our Nashua office.

While brushing is great for removing bacteria, food, and plaque from the front and back surfaces of your teeth, flossing is key to effectively cleaning between teeth.

Improve Your Diet

If your diet is full of starches, sugars, and processed foods, this can greatly increase your risk for cavities.

By eating a healthy diet, you can promote a healthier smile. Foods such as nuts, cheese, lean protein (e.g. fish and chicken), vegetables, and fruit are all good for your teeth and gums. Avoid sodas, fruit juices, and sports drinks, and limit alcohol consumption.

Prioritize Your Oral Health

If you have questions about how to care for your smile or you need to schedule a routine cleaning with our dentist, then call Pearl Dental Associates in Nashua, NH, at (603) 833-6010.

By Pearl Dental Associates
March 09, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign  

Dr. Farshad Pezeshki of Nashua, NH, provides patients with Invisalign at his office, Pearl Dental Associates. They are a great solutions for adults and older teens who need to straighten their teeth discreetly.

More About Invisalign

Invisalign clear aligners are removable, comfortable trays that straighten teeth. No one can tell you are wearing them, which is great for adults and teenagers.

How do they work?

Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners are changed about every two weeks. The clear braces move teeth into their straighter positions step-by-step by applying gentle pressure on teeth.

What are the advantages of Invisalign?

  • They are invisible and a discreet way to straighten your teeth.
  • Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners instead of metal wires or brackets.
  • Aligners fix crooked, misaligned and slightly gapped teeth in an effort to improve functions, like chewing, and overall aesthetic.
  • The clear aligners can be used as mouth guards for people who suffer from teeth clenching and teeth grinding.
  • They are easily removable, which makes them ideal for when you want to brush and floss to keep teeth clean.

How does Invisalign work?

  1. Your Nashua dentist creates custom aligners for you that are exchanged every two weeks as part of the treatment process.
  2. You wear each set for about 20-22 hours a day, removing them only to eat, drink, brush and floss.
  3. Teeth move little-by-little into their proper position until teeth are straight.
  4. You'll visit us about once every 6 weeks to ensure treatment is progressing as planned.
  5. Total treatment time averages 9 - 15 months, which means you may need between 18 - 30 trays.

Need to consult a dentist?
Do you want straighter teeth? Would you like to learn more about Invisalign from Pearl Dental Associates? Call your Nashua, NH, dentist, Dr. Farshad Pezeshki's office at (603) 883-6010 to book an appointment today!

December 20, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Dental Implants  

Have questions about getting dental implants? Our dental team has the answers.

These days, many people are turning to dental implants from our Nashua, NH, office to replace one or more missing teeth. Read on to learn more about why dental implants are the premier tooth replacement option available today

What is a dental implant?

When talking about a dental implant, we are often talking about a small titanium post that replaces tooth roots and is placed into the jawbone. With that established, there are three overall components to an implant: the metal post itself, an abutment (that connects the implant and the false tooth) and the artificial tooth (e.g. a crown or a set of dentures).

How does a dental implant work?

The purpose of a dental implant is to replace the roots of your missing tooth. In order to do this, our Nashua, NH, dentist will need to surgically place the small post into the jawbone, where over the course of several months, the implant and jawbone will fuse together. Once the bone locks the implant into place, this becomes a permanent structure from which to support one or more false teeth.

What is the success rate for dental implants?

Dental implants also carry with them a very high success rate. According to WebMD, dental implants can have an up to 95 percent success rate. Certain factors for the success of the implant include the patient’s current health, their age, and certain habits such as smoking.

How long do dental implants last?

Since implants function just like real teeth and naturally fuse together with the jawbone, this means that this implant could last the rest of your life. While you will need to take care of your implant and maintain good oral hygiene, maintenance and care for your implant is very easy. Our Nashua, NH, family dentist can talk you through proper implant care to ensure that your implant lasts decades.

Who is a good candidate for implants?

In order to find out if implants are right for you, you will need to come into our office for a comprehensive consultation and evaluation. During this visit, we will take an x-ray screening to check the health of your teeth and gums to make sure that your smile can support implants. Factors include,

  • Lifestyle
  • Oral and general health status
  • Any chronic health problems
  • Habits such as smoking
  • Being pregnant or planning to become pregnant
  • Major treatments (e.g. chemotherapy)

Contact Us

If you're interested in what dental implants can do for you, call Pearl Dental Associates today at (603) 883-6010.

October 16, 2019
Category: Oral Health
Tags: dentures  

DenturesChoosing the right tooth replacement option isn’t always easy. Fortunately, our dentist, Dr. Farshad Pezeshki of Pearl Dental Associates in Nashua, NH, can talk to you about your needs, lifestyle, and budget to help you decide the best option for replacing your missing teeth. If you are interested in undergoing denture treatment, our dental team will work with you to find the right kind based on your needs.

Here are the different types of dentures:

Full dentures: As if the name didn’t already give it away, this oral prosthetic is created to replace a full set of teeth, whether that be the top row, bottom row, or both. Full dentures contain a complete set of teeth that sit on a gum-tissue-resembling acrylic base that sits right on top of the gums.

Partial dentures: If you are missing some teeth but still have some healthy ones remaining, then this dental prosthetic can be used to fill the gaps in your smile with natural-looking false teeth. These dentures can either be removable or fixed in place. Removable partial dentures use clasps that go around natural teeth in order to hold them in place. Conversely, fixed partial dentures use dental crowns that are cemented into place over strong natural teeth that are surrounding the gap in your smile.

Immediate dentures: Our Nashua dentist knows that you don’t want to be without teeth while your mouth heals from a tooth extraction, which is why he offers immediate dentures. Although they aren’t meant to replace your missing teeth for good, this dental prosthetic can be worn while your mouth heals so you still have teeth in the interim. Your dentist will tell you how long your immediate dentures can be worn.

Implant-supported dentures: If you are concerned about slipping dentures or if you are currently dealing with this issue, then you may be wondering if there is a solution for this besides denture adhesives. Good news—there is! Dental implants can be placed along the jaws to hold your dentures in place without letting them shift or move around.

Implant-supported dentures are a bit different from traditional dental implants, with the placement process usually being faster in comparison and only requiring a few additional dental visits in order to attach your dentures. If you are a denture wearer, we can usually use your current dentures with implants.

Interested? Give Us a Call

If you have questions about dentures and want to get more information, contact the dental professionals here at Pearl Dental Associates in Nashua, NH. We’ve helped countless patients restore their smiles and we can help you too when you dial 603-883-6010.

Many people dealing with damaged or missing teeth turn to crowns and bridges to restore their smiles and improve their oral health. In fact, these are two of the most common dental restorations that our Nashua, NH, dentist Dr. Farshad Pezeshki places in patients. Are you wondering when crowns and bridges are used? Learn more about these popular restorations and their benefits.

What are crowns?

Crowns are hollow dental caps that are made to resemble the crown of a tooth. They are often made from tooth-colored material like porcelain or ceramic, and are designed to cover a damaged tooth and to become its new outer layer. A crown is then cemented into place where it is strong enough to last several years before needing to be replaced.

What are the benefits of crowns?

Restrengthen a tooth: A damaged tooth is also weak, which makes it prone to further damage. Therefore, the best way to improve the durability and longevity of a tooth is to place a dental crown. Teeth that have had to undergo root canal treatment can also benefit from getting a dental crown.

Bolster your appearance: While crowns are usually used to strengthen a tooth a crown can also provide cosmetic benefits, as well. A crown can cover a misshapen, malformed, or severely discolored tooth and improve its color, shape and size.

A long-lasting restoration: Crowns are made from strong, highest-quality materials, which mean that they could last up to 15 years as long as you properly care for your restoration and maintain good oral health.

What are bridges?

A dental bridge is an oral prosthetic that is designed to fill gaps in your smile caused by tooth loss with natural-looking false teeth. In order to do this, our Nashua, NH, cosmetic dentist will need to place dental crowns over healthy natural teeth. Once the crowns are cemented into place then the false teeth are cemented to the crowns to fill the gap.

What are the benefits of bridges?

Prevent teeth from shifting: One of the complications associated with untreated tooth loss is the shifting of teeth into open gaps in your smile, which can lead to crooked teeth and other misalignments that only orthodontic treatment will be able to correct. To prevent this from happening altogether, it’s important to have a bridge or false tooth placed as soon as possible after losing a permanent tooth.

Improved chewing and biting: When you lose one or more teeth you may notice that your bite may feel off. Unfortunately, this also means that some teeth have to handle more jaw pressure and chewing forces then is actually safe. Over time this can lead to fractures, cracks, and chips. By placing a dental bridge we can evenly distribute chewing forces to prevent injury.

Improved appearance: We know that having gaps in your smile can be embarrassing. Luckily, a dental bridge can be placed in as little as two appointments, which means that you can have a full, beautiful smile again quickly.

Pearl Dental Associates in Nashua, NH, wants to make sure that patients of all ages get the proper dental care they need, no matter whether they are dealing with dental injuries or they just want to schedule a routine cleaning. Call your dentist today to let us know how we can help.

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