Hollywood Dentist, Implant Dentistry, Invisalign, Cosmetic Dental Spa Toluca Lake - Sally Kashani DDS office offers Cosmetic, Implants and Perio, Sedation Dental, and Invisalign dentist. Hollywood, Toluca Lake, Studio City, Burbank, North Hollywood.Hollywood Dentist, Implant Dentistry, Invisalign, Cosmetic Dental Spa Toluca Lake | Sally Kashani DDS office offers Cosmetic, Implants and Perio, Sedation Dental, and Invisalign dentist. Hollywood, Toluca Lake, Studio City, Burbank, North Hollywood.

Hollywood Smile Makeover with Invisalign

Dr. Sally april blog 1Obtaining your best Hollywood smile is easier than ever before!

Invisalign aligners allow you to continue your lifestyle with minimal interruption and transform your smile faster than traditional braces.  The virtually clear aligners are easily removed and are comfortable to wear throughout the day.  Dr. Sally’s gentle and exceptional Invisalign treatment makes the process a pleasant and satisfying experience.  If you are interested in learning more about how you can transform your smile, schedule your free consultation by contacting our office at 818.518.7272.  

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Free Oral Cancer Screening by Dr. Sally Kashani in April

Dr.  Sally shares the importance of regular oral cancer screenings and raising awareness about the seriousness of the disease.  With the use of advanced screening, it is easier than ever before to detect signs of oral cancer.  As Dr. Sally said, “Early detection saves lives.”  If you would like to schedule a complimentary oral cancer screening, please contact

our office at 818.508.7272.

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Top-Rated Teeth Whitening

 

Dr. Sally april blog 2At our Hollywood office, one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures is in-office teeth whitening.  The perfect bright smile increases your confidence, and with Opalescence Boost, you can strengthen your teeth improving your overall oral health. Dr. Sally understands what having a beautiful, bright smile does to enhance a patient’s life.  She desires to help you achieve your best smile with the latest in-office teeth whitening treatment.  Learn more about how you can have a brighter smile in just one hour by scheduling an appointment at 818.518.7272.

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Why You Need Retainers

Once you’ve completed your Invisalign treatment, you need retainers to maintain that beautiful smile.

Here are the top three reasons why you need retainers, even after months of Invisalign treatment.

Why You Need Retainers

1) A retainer preserves the newly straightened placement of your teeth.

The fact is, your teeth aren’t set in stone. Your teeth are pliable, which is why orthodontic treatment can help move them into place.  As a result, it takes time for your teeth to stabilize into their new position. A retainer provides necessary support by holding your teeth in position during the stabilization process.

2) Your Bone & Gum Tissue Have Memory

Did you know that your teeth can “remember” where they used to be located?  If you leave them alone, they may try and return to their original position. One major goal of your retainer is to keep your new smile looking great, and prevent your teeth from reverting back to their crooked state.

3) There are different types of retainers available to choose from.

You aren’t tied to pink plastic and wire. There are options. You can also opt for a clear retainer that fits over your teeth, just like a continued Invisalign treatment. There is also the option for a thin wire that is permanently bonded to your teeth to keep them in place.

The reasons why you need a retainer are ultimately in the name itself- to retain the shape of your newly straightened teeth. You already invested so much time in getting to that beautiful smile, take that extra step to maintain it!

Dr. Sally Kashani, DDS offers Invisalign invisible clear braces for adults, children, kids & teenagers in Hollywood, CA & surrounding areas including Toluca Lake, Burbank, North Hollywood, Los Angeles & more. Schedule a free, no obligation consultation today. Call (818) 508–7272 for more info. 

 

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Hollywood Dentist Dr Sally Kashani Partners with the Oral Cancer Foundation to Provide Free In-Office Oral Cancer Screenings

In honor of Oral Cancer Awareness Month, the office of Dr. Sally Kashani DDS will be offering free oral cancer screenings for the entire month of April. Approximately 49,750 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer every year in the US. It kills one person every hour of every day, and approximately 132 new individuals will be diagnosed with it each day. The good news is that it can often be found early in its development, through a simple, painless, and quick screening.

People interested a receiving a free oral cancer screening will be required to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kashani’s office by calling (818) 508–7272. Dr. Kashani uses latest innovation in light-based fluorescence technology called the ViziLite® PRO which provides a fast and effective approach to detecting epithelial dysplasia, even in its earliest stages.

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“This is a serious health condition that many Americans and people around the world deal with it,” said Dr. Kashani. “As a health professional, I want to support members of the community and help fight the battle through proper detection.”

Oral cancer can often be caught early, even as a pre-cancer. With early detection, survival rates are high and the side effects are from treatment are at their lowest. Like other screenings you engage in such as cervical, skin, prostate, colon and breast examinations, oral cancer screenings are an effective means of finding cancer at its early, highly curable stages. Make them part of your annual health check-ups.

There are two distinct pathways by which most people come to oral cancer. One is through the use of tobacco and alcohol, a long term historic problem and cause, and the other is through exposure to the HPV16 virus (human papilloma virus version 16), which is now the leading cause of oropharyngeal cancers in the US, and the same one, which is responsible for the vast majority of cervical cancers in women. The quickest growing segment of the oral cancer population are young, healthy, non-smokers due to the connection to this virus.

For more information about oral cancer, please log onto The Oral Cancer Foundation’s official website at www.oralcancer.org.

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Dental Procedures Videos

Watch these dental procedures videos to see real results from real patients. Dr. Sally Kashani specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry, her office is located in Hollywood and offers full dental services.

Dental Veneers

See the process of how Dr. Sally implements Veneers in the simple procedure!

Dental Bonding

See how Dr. Sally fixes gaps in the front teeth with dental bonding in one appointment!

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Health Benefits & Facts About Your Smile! :)

hollywood cosmetic dentistIt is natural to smile in response to a funny or positive situation. A beautiful and genuine smile is not only infectious, but also extremely rewarding as it can improve your health and open doors in your social and professional life, according to Hollywood cosmetic dentist, Dr. Sally Kashani. Here are some reasons to smile more often! 🙂

Fact #1: Smiling relieves stress.

Studies show that smiling affects certain muscles that create a sense of joy or happiness. When you are happy or in a good mood and smile, the pertinent muscles are hit, causing the brain to release more happy or mood-changing signals (endorphins). The simple act of smiling, even when there is no apparent reason for you to do so, can also make you feel happier.

Fact #2: Smiling reduces conflict.

Complimenting a person with a genuine smile can help turn around a bad day. A genuine smile can help diffuse tense situations and put those concerned at ease.

Fact #3: Smiling is an innate ability for babies.

Although some people believe that babies mimic their surroundings, including smiling and laughter, studies argue that human beings are born with the ability to smile, since even blind babies can smile and laugh.

Fact #4: Smiling makes a woman more attractive.

According to different studies, men find women who are not wearing any make-up but have a good smile to be more attractive than stone-faced women with perfect make-up. Perhaps the male audience is more attracted to smiling women in the audience than runway models?

Fact #5: Smiles makes you appear more confident.

Smiling is good for both your professional and social life. In the social scene, smiling and happiness is translated in your voice and makes you sound joyful and more engaging, which draws more people to you. In the professional scene, it makes you seem more confident and successful, increasing your likelihood of getting a promotion.

Fact #6: Smiling boosts your immune system.

Big and genuine smiles where your squint your eyes are claimed to decrease the amount of cortisol produces in your body, which in turn boosts your immune system. Since your physical health is tied to your emotional health, those who smile more are claimed to live about 7 years longer than those who frown a lot.

Moral of the Story: Smile More Frequently! 🙂

Studies show that smiling creates a “feedback loop”: your brain tells you to smile in response to a pleasant situation, but a smile can also tell the brain that you are in a positive situation. So, smiling cultivates good feelings all around!

 

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Diabetes & Dentistry

diabetes oral health tooth decayDiabetes is a very serious chronic disease that significantly increases the risk of oral and dental health problems, sometimes up to 80 percent for people with type 2 diabetes. Oral problems can become a major obstacle to proper regulation of blood glucose in diabetic patients. As such, it is hard to manage diabetes without first ensuring that you have a healthy mouth as noted by Hollywood dentist, Dr. Sally Kashani.

Likely Dental Problems for People with Diabetes

When suffering from diabetes, either type 1 or type 2, it is critical that you manage your blood sugar level to avoid a myriad of health conditions. With regard to your dental health, a higher blood sugar level increases your risk for:

  1. Tooth decay

The mouth contains different types of bacteria, some of which are beneficial and others harmful. The harmful bacteria act on the sugars and starch you consume to form plaque – a sticky and acidic film that covers your tooth surface. Without proper oral hygiene, plaque builds up on your teeth, resulting in tooth decay and cavities. Poor control of sugar levels among diabetic patients creates an ideal control for plaque buildup due to high glucose content in the mouth, leading to greater risk for tooth erosion and cavities.

  1. Gum disease

Diabetes increases your risk for all levels of gum disease, from the early and mild form known as gingivitis to the advanced level known as periodontitis. As mentioned before, the high glucose content in your mouth leads to bacteria buildup and the formation of plaque, which if not removed through regular brushing and flossing, hardens under your gumline to form a substance called calculus.

As more tartar continues to form, it increasingly irritates the gingival – the gum area around the base of your teeth – cause them to turn red, swell, and bleed easily. These are the signs of gingivitis. It can be easily controlled and treated by proper at-home oral hygiene and regular professional cleaning.

But if left untreated, the buildup of tartar begins to destroy the soft and hard tissues around the teeth, causes the gums to pull away from the teeth (exposing the roots), and ultimately results in loose teeth that may even fall out. Periodontitis can only be treated by visiting your dentist for thorough root planing and scaling.

Oral Hygiene for Diabetes Patients

Diabetes patients tend to have considerably more severe cases of periodontitis because their condition reduces their ability to fight infection and slows healing. Moreover, periodontitis may cause a spike in blood sugar level, making diabetes harder to manage.

Generally, ensuring proper oral health can help to improve blood sugar control. This includes brushing and flossing daily, quitting smoking (aggravates gum disease), and visiting your Hollywood dentist regularly for professional cleanings and checkups.

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Looking For A New Cosmetic Dentist? Meet The “Hollywood Dentist”!

hollywood dentist, cosmetic dentistry, dentist in hollywoodIf you are thinking about improving your smile, it is important to dedicate a bit of your time to find a skilled and reputable cosmetic dentist. Dr. Sally Kashani is an experienced cosmetic dentist in Hollywood with the right tools, knowledge, skills, & education to give you the smile you’ve always wanted! She would like to share a few tips with you in finding the right cosmetic dentist.

Things to Consider When Searching For A New Cosmetic Dentist

1. Seek referrals.

Talk to a friend, family member, colleague, neighbor, or some other person who has had cosmetic dentistry. If they liked their dentist, they will definitely refer you to them. If not, they will provide suggestions of things to look for in your search so you have a better experience. You can also ask your general dentist to recommend one depending on the procedure you want to undertake.

2. Find visual evidence.

Any reputable dentist should be able to produce samples or evidence of their previous work. You may not always trust the before-and-after photos on the practice’s website. But if you eventually choose to work with that cosmetic dentist after reviewing several of them, they will give you confidence that your smile will be successfully transformed.

3. Check credentials.

As mentioned before, any dentist who focuses on continual education and training will be listed as an accredited dentist in the AACD website. These dentists must satisfy rigorous guidelines to receive the credentials, so you can have peace of mind knowing that you will receive treatment based on the newest and verified techniques.

4. Wide range of procedures.

In many instances, there are different procedures that can be used to address a particular problem. Finding a dentist who performs different procedures can help you find the most appropriate one for your case. Common cosmetic procedures include:

● White Restorations – crowns, fillings, etc.

Teeth whitening

Orthodontics – Invisalign

● Conventional and minimal-preparation porcelain veneers

● Cosmetic Bonding, etc.

5. Post-procedure preview

Dentists who specialize in cosmetic procedures typically offer digitally-created smile previews of the likely results using special software. The dentist simply inputs an image of your current smile, manipulates some data depending on the necessary procedures, and then produces a realistic full-color image of the likely results. Cosmetic imaging increases your chances of satisfaction with the procedure.

Lastly, you should keep in mind that cosmetic procedures are generally not covered by dental insurance. So, you may want to consider working with a dentist who offers a range of financing options that meet your budget. For more information on cosmetic procedures with our very own Hollywood Dentist, Dr. Sally Kashani, give us a call at (818) 508–7272.

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Making the Wise Decision to Extract Your “Wisdom” Teeth

why we have wisdom tooth removalThe third molars, also known as wisdom teeth, usually emerge much later than other teeth at the age of 17 to 25 years as a person transitions into adulthood.

The term “wisdom” has been associated with these teeth since the seventeenth century when they were referred to as “teeth of wisdom”. The term “wisdom teeth” was introduced in the nineteenth century, and has stuck since.

So, Why Do We Call Them “Wisdom” Teeth?

The name is mostly attributed to the time when third molars begin to emerge, as you transition from adolescence to adulthood. It is expected that with age, and more specifically, adulthood, you become more mature and hopefully wiser.

Recently, studies have corroborated the idea of wisdom teeth emerging when the person is “wiser”. According to a new study, scientists discovered that the brain continues to grow and develop through adolescence. Other researchers agree that the brain continues to develop until the age of 25, when it reaches full maturity.

So, it makes sense to refer to the third molars as wisdom teeth, as teenagers are ushered into the responsibilities of adulthood. Unfortunately, this is not always a joyous period, especially when you have to deal with the agony of an infected or impacted wisdom tooth.

Why Do We Have Our Wisdom Teeth Extracted?

Dr. Sally offers wisdom tooth removal in Hollywood.

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The development of a third set of molars is believed to be an evolutionary response to the diets and chewing habits of early man. Living as hunters and gatherers, their diets comprised hard, rough foods that caused substantial damage and wear to their teeth over time. To improve chewing function, it is possible that the human body evolved and introduced a third set of molars.

But modern diets are different, and the wisdom teeth are not that essential. Some adults don’t even have wisdom teeth, and they live perfectly normal and healthy lives.

When wisdom teeth come in without causing problems with adjacent teeth, they don’t have to be removed. However, they still pose a threat with regard to maintaining proper oral hygiene, as food debris can hide between the wisdom tooth and adjacent molar, where it is hard to keep clean. In such cases, they may need to be removed.

Another reason to remove wisdom teeth is when they fail to erupt from the gums – where they are said to be impacted. Soft tissue impaction occurs when the tooth is stuck below the soft tissue, and may erupt much later; while a bony impaction refers to a tooth that is partially or fully obstructed by the jaw bone, meaning that it won’t erupt.

Impacted wisdom teeth should be extracted because they increase the risk for infections by creating pockets where bacteria can hide. They may also interfere with the health or organization of other teeth.

When you begin to experience problems with your wisdom teeth, it is best to consult your dentist on how to remedy the situation before it becomes a lot worse.

See also: How to Prevent Dry Socket After Wisdom Tooth Removal.

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