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  • Do You Have The Most Common Dental Problem?

    At Emerald City Smiles in Edmonds, we restore decayed teeth to create smiles that are both healthy and beautiful. Recent advances in both techniques and materials have made the impossible not only possible, but affordable for everyone in Mountlake Terrace as well.

    tooth decay edmonds Decay is the most common Mountlake Terrace dental problem and the second most common disease in the nation (number one is the common cold). If you have one or more teeth with decay, it’s time to take care of them.

    Fillings, inlays, onlays and dental crowns are used to restore teeth for our Edmonds cosmetic dental patients. Even the most basic procedure – filling a cavity – has evolved. There are several types of new materials available including porcelain and composite resin. Each has specific strengths and aesthetic considerations. Mountlake Terrace patients who replace silver amalgam with tooth-colored fillings love getting the metal out of their smile.

    Inlays and onlays are more extensive restorations. There are two types: direct or indirect. Direct inlays and onlays are made in your Mountlake Terrace cosmetic dental office on the spot and applied in one visit. Indirect inlays and onlays are fabricated in a dental lab. They usually require a second visit but the results are well worth the extra trip.

    When a patient has a tooth that cannot be restored with an inlay or an onlay, a natural-looking crown is the answer. At Emerald City Smiles, we create crowns that blend in perfectly with the rest of your teeth. Let us show you some photos of patients who have received smile makeovers you will not see any Chiclet crowns that stick out like a sore thumb. In fact, you won’t be able to tell which of our Mountlake Terrace dental patients have crowns.

    Emerald City Smiles is located at 6100 219 St SW, Ste 530 in Mountlake Terrace. Dr. Nejad is currently accepting new patients. Call 425-775-3446 to schedule a free aesthetic dental consultation .

  • Tips to Prevent Tooth Decay

    In Washington, tooth decay is one of the most common childhood problems, yet tooth decay also affects adults. Our mouths are full of bacteria. In fact, hundreds of different types of bacteria live on our teeth, gums, tongue and other places in our mouths. While some bacteria is helpful, other bacteria plays a role in the tooth decay process.

    Emerald City Smiles in Edmonds serves people from 50 to 100 years old to help fight tooth decay.

    Bacteria is a common cause of tooth decay. Bacteria live in your mouth and combine with plaque and acids to break down the enamel coating on your teeth. The breakdown of your tooth enamel can often result in the development of small holes in your teeth which are known as cavities.

    tooth decay edmonds Tooth decay is typically a result of diet and oral hygiene choices. When sticky foods are consumed and allowed to sit on the teeth, or foods full of sugars and starches are consumed frequently throughout the day, tooth decay can result. Foods to avoid include soda and sugary chewing gum; these foods tend to stay around for a while and create an environment where bacteria thrive.

    Repeated and frequent exposure to acid causes the tooth enamel to lose minerals. As a result, a white spot may appear where minerals have been lost which indicates early tooth decay. At this point, tooth decay can be reversed. Using minerals from saliva, fluroride toothpaste and other sources can help reverse the decay. But if the decay process continues resulting in more lost minerals then the enamel is weakened and destroyed resulting in a cavity. A cavity is permanent damage that a dentist has to repair with a filling.

    To help prevent tooth decay , simply limit sugary and starchy foods between meals. Also, brushing at least twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste , flossing at least once a day, and visiting your local Mountlake Terrace dentist in Washington for regular check-ups and cleanings will help prevent tooth decay.

    Hello, my name is Dr. Meisam Nejad. My practice, Emerald City Smiles, is located at 6100 219 St SW, Ste 530 Mountlake Terrace, Washington.

  • Ouch! Are Your Teeth Sensitive?

    For those of you in the Edmonds area who feel pain when you sip your morning coffee or who cringe each time you brush or floss, Emerald City Smiles is here for you.

    The first line of defense against tooth sensitivity is proper oral hygiene. Incorrect brushing and over-brushing can result in receding gums, which leads to the exposure of microscopic tubules in the dentin. When these tubules are exposed, acidic, hot, cold, and sticky foods can then reach the nerve cells in the teeth causing discomfort.

    edmonds wa dentist Here in our Mountlake Terrace dentistry practice, our passionate staff can determine if your brushing style is contributing to your tooth sensitivity problems and get you on your way to proper oral care habits.

    Dr. Meisam Nejad usually recommends an over-the-counter desensitizing toothpaste that helps alleviate tooth pain after several applications. Most Edmonds area drugstores carry it. However, some Mountlake Terrace patients may need in-office procedures such as fluoride gel treatments available at Emerald City Smiles.

    Don’t worry if you have sensitive teeth in Mountlake Terrace and want to have your teeth whitened . Here at Emerald City Smiles, Dr. Nejad can determine which professional tooth whitening or at-home whitening procedures will work for you.

    Call our Mountlake Terrace cosmetic dental office today for speedy relief for your sensitive teeth .

  • Mountlake Terrace Mouths and Stomatitis

    Ouch! The mouth is a bad place for injuries, sores, or inflammation. It seems that even the smallest irritation in the mouth can cause serious discomfort for Mountlake Terrace dental patients. These non-specific irritations in the mouth have a name. They are called stomatitis .

    A good general definition for stomatitis is the inflammation of the membranes in the mouth. These usually affect a person’s ability to speak, eat, and even get to sleep at night. If you suffer from mouth sores, you know that stomatitis can really impact the lives of Mountlake Terrace, Edmonds, and Shoreline residents.

    Some common causes of stomatitis can be canker sores, cold sores , gum disease , biting the inside of your mouth or your tongue, burning your mouth, and irritation caused by braces or broken teeth. Many sores in the mouth will generally clear up on their own in less than two weeks.

    However, your Edmonds dentist can determine if it is caused by a viral or bacterial infection, and they can also advise you on treating the symptoms of stomatitis with pain relievers and at-home remedies such as salt water rinses.

    Hi. I’m Dr. Nejad of Emerald City Smiles in Mountlake Terrace. I help my patients achieve healthy and beautiful smiles. If you have any questions about smile makeovers, give us a call at 425-775-3446 .

    Common cosmetic dentistry procedures used in smile makeovers include teeth whitening, gum contouring, veneers, bonding, and dental implants . At Emerald City Smiles, we offer:

    We hope to see you in our Mountlake Terrace office soon!