They can be very helpful. Tongue cleaners or scrapers help to reduce the volatile sulfur compounds that cause bad breath. By brushing or scraping the middle and back of the tongue patients can reduce their bad breath for a short time.
Many of the advancements in dentistry and technology today mean that gentle dentistry is now a reachable reality rather than just an intangible goal. Dr. Kourosh Maddahi, an expert cosmetic dentist in Beverly Hills, has built his entire practice around this philosophy of gentle and calming dentistry. It’s almost an oxymoron to some folks.
As it is, laser technology has remarkably shifted the care of gums and teeth by first of all shrinking the time spent in recovery after dental visit but also reduced your time sitting in the treatment room chair with your mouth agape. Dental lasers give off a narrow, intense beam of light that applies energy to shape, vaporize or remove tissue. This laser precision allows Dr. Maddahi, leading cosmetic dentist in Beverly Hills, to replace metal dental tools that often times feel barbaric with nimble, quiet, quick, no-touch lasers that don’t even require anesthetic. Dr. Maddahi uses a high-tech cool laser for recontouring gums, drilling cavities, treating periodontal disease and more. This means the elimination of vibration and heat of a drill, soft-tissue procedures can be completed with a much less swelling, bleeding and post-op pain.
Dr. Maddahi, a Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist, is now able to minimize or vaporize periodontal disease simply by applying these lasers to the infected areas and killing off bacteria, therefore reducing inflammation in a snap. Later, the gum tissue will grow back without the bacteria. Similarly when you think about smile transformations, Dr. Maddahi is able to reshape the gums lining your teeth with laser-like precision. You don’t have to suffer from swelled gums or bleeding in the aftermath. The procedure is pain-free. Lasers have also been used to quicken teeth whitening. Ultimately, lasers and Dr. Maddahi’s philosophy toward gentle dentistry has enabled him to provide his patients with pain-free, comfortable, quick dental care while reducing healing time. Most of his patients, sit up from the chair, saying, “that’s it, you’re already finished, I didn’t even feel a thing.” Dr. Maddahi smiles and says, “Yes, you’re all done.”
One in four children have never visited a dentist in California according to a recent study published in the July issue of the Health Affairs journal and reported in the Los Angeles Times and on California Healthline. The appalling statistic finds a quarter of our population under the age of 11 have never stepped foot in a dentist office or had their tiny mouths examined by a professional. Cavities are prevalent especially after the age six and untreated gum disease can lead to early decaying of teeth and other more serious health and heart problems.
“If parents neglect the first, early dentist visit for their children, they send a signal that oral health is not important,” said Dr. Kourosh Maddahi, leading cosmetic dentist in Beverly Hills. “This is devastating, I fear the implications of poor dental hygiene reach beyond youth and will surface in overall health as these children mature. Oral health is a barometer to our overall health and well being.”
Dr. Maddahi, expert dentist in Beverly Hills, recommends that children come in at least by their third birthday and visit twice yearly for a regular check-up and clean. He educates his patients on a dental health wellness program that includes dental hygiene program in the home, preventative care and a healthy diet for your teeth. But an oral health program in the home should begin when an infant receives his or her first tooth. Children should learn a daily routine of brushing their teeth after breakfast and before bed. The toothbrush should be changed every two to three months and after a cold or other illness. By or just before age six, he recommends children have a special sealant placed on their molars to protect their teeth from cavities and the child’s natural inclination toward a sweet tooth diet. He also is intimately aware of the diseases poor dental health have on children and adults because he’s spent numerous hours reversing and correcting them.
When you think about your own childhood, your dental wellness program daily came from habits instilled by your parents then reinforced by your dentist who you visited twice a year. If you didn’t adhere to this program, your parents would warn, “Your teeth are going to rot.”
Unfortunately for a quarter of our California children this may not be a threat but a reality. Dental health awareness, eduction and a proper oral health routine starts with you, for yourself and your children. Dr. Maddahi, leading dentist in Beverly Hills, can help you design a dental health wellness program to give you and your children longevity.
What if you were able to have a cavity filled without worrying about the pain and discomfort caused by a dental drill? A new dental laser technology makes dental procedures faster and easier than ever at Beverly Hills Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Kourosh Maddahi’s offices.What if you were able to have a cavity filled without worrying about the pain and discomfort caused by a dental drill? A new dental laser technology makes dental procedures faster and easier than ever at Beverly Hills Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Kourosh Maddahi’s offices. Dr. Maddahi is committed to practicing gentle dentistry at his Beverly Hills office. He continually searches for new dental tools and methods that eliminate dental procedure pain for his patients. After thoroughly researching new dental drill technologies, he recently added the Waterlase MD Turbo to his practice. This cool dental laser allows Dr. Maddahi to treat his patients without the noise, smell or pain of a traditional drill. As the tooth or gum area is bathed with a cool stream of water, a laser gently and quietly addresses dental problems including dental decay, cavities, smile makeovers, gum disease and other dental issues. During a cavity procedure, the laser quickly and precisely removes dental decay without affecting the surrounding tooth structure. The laser also is used to re-contour and reshape the gums. It also treats infected or inflamed due to periodontal issues. Click here to see a video on the Waterlase system. Because the Waterlase system is extremely gentle, the result is little or no bleeding and less swelling. Unlike a traditional drill, the laser does not generate heat or cause the tooth or gum to vibration. For the patient, this means a dental procedure can be done with little or no anesthesia. Imagine leaving a dental office with a smile instead of that numb, uncomfortable feeling. Dr. Kourosh Maddahi’s commitment to state-of-the-art dentistry has resulted in close to 25 years of patient’s smiles. For information on scheduling a complimentary dental evaluation with our Beverly Hills gentle dentist contact our office today.
We are all striving to be healthier from the foods we eat to getting more exercise. What many of use don’t realize is that good dental health translates to good overall health. Dr. Kourosh Maddahi, a Los Angeles family dentist, educates his patients about the ways a healthy mouth can keep you healthy.We are all striving to be healthier from the foods we eat to getting more exercise. What many of use don’t realize is that good dental health translates to good overall health. Dr. Kourosh Maddahi, a Los Angeles family dentist, educates his patients about the ways a healthy mouth can keep you healthy. Problems due to dental issues were often thought only to affect the mouth. But research has shown that dental issues can contribute to many health problems. When dental issues, such as gum disease, root canals, cavities or other problems, are left untreated the result can be quite serious. “Common problems like gum disease have been found to increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes as well as worsening the severity of diabetes in some patients. Gum disease also can lead to immune system issues, contribute to osteoporosis and lower a patient’s resistance to infections. These are only some of the reasons why proper treatment for dental issues is vital to overall health,” according to Dr. Maddahi. With the use of advanced dental technology and equipment, Dr. Maddahi is able to diagnose and treat dental issues quickly. One important piece of diagnostic equipment is the 40x by 1600x high-resolution Trinocular Compound Microscope. The microscope is used to analyze both types and number of mouth bacteria present. When harmful bacteria are identified, Dr. Maddahi can determine which periodontal treatments are necessary. State-of-the-art dental lasers can help treat infected or diseased soft tissue and gums. The laser is used to sterilize or cut the tissue and many times with little or no need for anesthetic. The treatment both reduces the amount of inflammation and eliminates harmful bacteria for up to two months. The treated tissue is then able to grow back bacteria free. Click here to learn more about state-of-the-art dental equipment at Dr. Maddahi’s office. With close to 25-years of dental experience, Los Angeles gentle dentist, Dr. Kourosh Maddahi, will help you achieve optimum dental health with the latest in dental technology.Contact Dr. Maddahi’s Beverly Hills office to schedule a complimentary dental evaluation today.
Missing and severely damaged teeth are a problem for millions of Americans every year. While dentures and bridges used to be the only cosmetic solution for missing teeth, dental implants now offer an alternative to wearing uncomfortable and unnatural-looking prosthetic dental devices. New advances in dental implant technology have made the procedure a dental restoration choice for many patients. Dr. Kourosh Maddahi, a cosmetic dentist in Los Angeles, specializes in implant dentistry at his Beverly Hills office. “Many patients think that dental implants are not a good option for them because of certain dental or medical conditions. However, advancements in implant technology have made this procedure more widely available.” Dental implants can be placed for patients of any age and can be used to replace one or several missing teeth. Implants are commonly done for patients who have had some type of gum disease or other periodontal issues that led to damaged or missing teeth. It should be noted that there are certain precautions that need to be taken for patients with medical conditions like diabetes or high blood pressure. Some patients are interested in dental implants to replace their existing dentures or bridges. Implants also can be used to stabilize patients dentures. Bone loss is common for patients who have lost teeth. In these cases, bone grafts may be necessary to properly secure the implant. One of the past drawbacks of dental implants is that the treatment could take months to complete. The patient would need to go to multiple appointments to prepare for the procedure and determine where the implants should be placed.With new dental advances, dental implants don’t have to take months to complete. Dr. Maddahi now offers his patients the latest in dental implant technology with convenient, same-day implant procedures. The Galileos Implant technology by Sirona uses a specially developed 3-D imaging process to give Dr. Maddahi a complete 360-degree image of the patient’s mouth and jaw area. These images are taken in a matter of minutes using cone beam technology during the preparation appointment. Dr. Maddahi examines these images and is able to view where the patient’s sinus and nerves are located. He also uses the images to determine the location, length and quality of the bone in the jaw. All of this information is used to prepare a model of the patient’s mouth and create the surgical stents for the implants. The surgical stent allows Dr. Maddahi to determine where to place the implant post without cutting open the gum. When the patient returns for their implant procedure, Dr. Maddahi uses the stents to quickly and precisely places the implants. Then, a temporary tooth is placed over the implant. The patient leaves the office in a few hours with a new smile. A permanent crown or series of crowns will be cemented into place once Dr. Maddahi has determined that the implant has fused to the bone. Click here to watch a video segment about the dental implant procedure and learn about one patient’s experience. Patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Brentwood and all over Los Angeles are finding out about the convenience of same-day dental implants. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.
New advances in dental technology have made a trip to the dentist office easier than ever before. Dr. Kourosh Maddahi, a Cosmetic Dentist in Los Angeles, practices gentle dentistry at his Beverly Hills office using dental tools that cause little or no pain and in many cases eliminate the need for dental anesthesia.Being afraid of going to the dentist is a common fear for many patients. It is the cause of countless missed and rescheduled appointments. However, a missed cleaning and dental checkup can lead to serious dental problems like root canals, tooth decay and lost teeth. New advances in dental technology have made a trip to the dentist office easier than ever before. Dr. Kourosh Maddahi, a Cosmetic Dentist in Los Angeles, practices gentle dentistry at his Beverly Hills office using dental tools that cause little or no pain and in many cases eliminate the need for dental anesthesia. High-tech dental tools like the DIAGNOdent laser system allow Dr. Maddahi and his team to identify dental issues long before they are detectable on traditional dental x-rays. The examination tool uses laser light to painlessly identify any small dental caries that may be present. This micro-dentistry approach continues if additional treatments are needed. Dr. Maddahi recently added the Waterlase MD Turbo™ to his office. The cool, dental laser can treat cavities, periodontal disease and other dental issues. In many cases, cavities can be drilled and filled without the need for anesthesia. The laser technology also eliminates tissue vibration and the heat typically generated by a traditional dental drill. This allows soft-tissue treatments to be completed with less bleeding and swelling, resulting in less overall post-op pain. Click here to see a video segment on the Waterlase system featuring Dr. Maddahi. If anesthesia is needed, Dr. Maddahi uses the Citoject. This pen-shaped injection device employs a micro-compressor, which precisely controls the administration of anesthesia and numbs only the affected tooth, not the surrounding tissue, lips, face or tongue. The patient feels no pain only a small amount of pressure as the anesthesia is being injected. Los Angeles gentle dentist, Dr. Kourosh Maddahi, has utilized the latest dental technology to treat and create beautiful, natural smiles for close to 25 years at his Beverly Hills office, located at 436 N. Roxbury Drive, Suite 202. Contact us today to schedule a complimentary dental evaluation; we can be reached by email or at 310-888-7797.
We invest countless amounts of time and money searching for ways to update our image with the latest makeup, hairstyles or a new wardrobe. Yet, we often overlook updating our best asset, our smiles. Your smile can be a valuable asset both in your business and your personal lives. With close to 25 years as a Los Angeles cosmetic dentist, Dr. Kourosh Maddahi specializes in enhancing your best asset by creating natural, healthy-looking smiles using the latest in dental technology. Few of us have perfect teeth without some dental help. Your dental issues may range from small issues like staining or discoloration to larger issues like damaged or missing teeth. Dr. Maddahi starts by conducting a thorough dental evaluation to identify the dental procedures you’ll need for your best smile. By using evaluation tools like digital x-rays and intraoral cameras, Dr. Maddahi is able to examine your teeth and gums closely and then review the images with you chairside. If you are looking for a Beverly Hills smile makeover, Dr. Maddahi may suggest transforming your smile with porcelain dental veneers to close any gaps, reshape your teeth and correct imperfections in alignment and color. Another procedure Dr. Maddahi may recommend is a simple, fast teeth-whitening treatment to address yellowed or stained teeth. For more serious dental issues, Dr. Maddahi utilizes some of the most advanced dental solutions available. If you require a dental crown or inlay, the procedure can be completed quickly and conveniently on the same day with the Cerec System (click here to learn more). Custom-designed dental implants also can be created at Dr. Maddahi’s office with the Sirona GALILEOS Implant System. These innovative dental solutions let you have your smile back faster than ever before. To find out how Dr. Maddahi can improve your smile, call us or email us today to schedule your complimentary smile evaluation.
Beverly Hills gentle dentist, Dr. Kourosh Maddahi understands that not all of his patients are excited about coming to his office. That is why he has created a spa-like experience at his dental office by combining a calming atmosphere with state-of-the-art dental technology.It is in your calendar and on your schedule. And, the postcard comes in the mail to remind you about your twice a year dental checkups and cleanings. However, how many of us know someone who doesn’t like going to the dentist and avoids regular appointments even though they are necessary for good dental health both today and as we get older? Beverly Hills gentle dentist, Dr. Kourosh Maddahi understands that not all of his patients are excited about coming to his office. That is why he has created a spa-like experience at his dental office by combining a calming atmosphere with state-of-the-art dental technology. You’ll know from the minute you step into the waiting area that Dr. Maddahi’s office is different. Beautiful artwork, comfortable chairs, marble floors and a relaxing fountain greet you instead of the normal sterile hospital-like office. Dr. Maddahi is careful to only schedule one patient at a time, so your appointment typically starts when scheduled. One of Dr. Maddahi’s team will lead you into a relaxing exam room where you will have time to ask Dr. Maddahi questions about your dental procedures or any concerns you may have. Dr. Maddahi’s goal is to educate you about your dental needs and about needed procedures so you feel calm and relaxed throughout the process. One way he is able to do this is by explaining procedures and showing you any dental issues with high-tech diagnostic equipment like intra-oral cameras that show close-up views of the mouth and teeth on chair-side digital screens, digital x-rays which can be viewed seconds after they are taken and a laser cavity detection tool that identifies cavities a normal dental pick can not. Spa dentistry at Dr. Maddahi’s means keeping dental procedures as painless as possible. So instead of a traditional dental drill, Dr. Maddahi uses the Waterlase MD Turbo. The cool laser system works like a traditional drill but without generating the heat, pressure or vibration you have come to expect with dental drills. Dental decay is removed with a gentle spray of water, so little or no anesthesia is needed and there is little swelling when the procedure is completed. Click here to see more on the Waterlase system. When you are ready to experience a gentle, Beverly Hills spa dentistry appointment, contact Dr. Maddahi for an office tour and complimentary smile evaluation.
When having dental restoration procedures like dental crowns, fillings or porcelain veneers, the results should look natural, but they should also feel natural when you smile, speak, eat or drink. Dr. Kourosh Maddahi, a top Cosmetic Dentist in Los Angeles, assures that his dental procedures not only look natural, but feel natural and comfortable with state of the art dental technology that records a patient’s bite.When having dental restoration procedures like dental crowns, fillings or porcelain veneers, the results should look natural, but they should also feel natural when you smile, speak, eat or drink. Dr. Kourosh Maddahi, a top Cosmetic Dentist in Los Angeles, assures that his dental procedures not only look natural, but feel natural and comfortable with state-of-the-art dental technology that records a patient’s bite. According to Dr. Maddahi, “Restoring a smile is about more than just how it looks, it is also about how it feels to the patient. Whether you are having porcelain veneers, dental implants or crowns done, a natural-looking and feeling smile should always be the result.” “During my smile makeover procedures, I may be placing several veneers or fitting many crowns at once. In order to insure that the results are comfortable for the patients I will digitally record the patient’s bite using the T-Scan II.” Dentists used to rely on articulation paper or waxes to estimate a patient’s bite. The T-Scan II allows Dr. Maddahi to measure the patient’s bite accurately in just a few seconds. Tekscan’s T-Scan II, Occlusal Analysis Solution, records a patient’s bite using 1,370 sensors. The sensors evaluate the amount of force, the surface area, timing and spatial relation of a bite. The data is then analyzed and available for review on a computer screen. Dr. Maddahi uses the data to precisely adjust a patient’s crowns or veneers for a perfect, comfortable bite. This quick, convenient step reduces the need for multiple office visits for bite adjustments. Click here to see a video tour of the digital bite recorder. Los Angeles Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Kourosh Maddahi, is committed to researching and using state of the art technology like the T-Scan II at his Beverly Hills office in order to provide the best patient care possible. To schedule a complimentary smile evaluation with Dr. Maddahi, contact our offices today.