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6 Questions to Ask When Considering a New Dentist

February 11, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Parnam Mohanna @ 8:04 pm

Last week, one of my long-time patients visited me for a routine checkup and while she was there, she let me know that she would be moving up to Edison NJ very soon. She mentioned to me that her husband would likely need to have dental implant treatment within the next few months, and she asked me if there was another practice that could provide in-house treatment like mine. Fortunately, I knew just the one for them! While I hate to see my patients receiving such an important treatment elsewhere, it sometimes can’t be helped. I shared the information from a wonderful practice with in-house dental implant experts who have a great track record for treatment. After sharing the recommendation with her, I started mulling over the other types of things that people might want to consider when they’re looking for a new dentist. I came up with 6 important questions that can help guide you when deciding on a new practice to call home.

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Knock Your Valentine’s Day Date Out of the Park with a Bright Smile

February 10, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Parnam Mohanna @ 2:39 pm
a couple playing video games and hanging out in a living room

This Valentine’s Day, you may not be going out to see a movie or eat a fancy steak dinner in the nicest restaurant in town, but you can still make a shining and memorable impression that helps earn you a second date. One of the first traits that many people notice about you is your smile, and when you play to your strengths and know it’s looking excellent, you can exude confidence. Read on to learn how something as small as teeth whitening in Glenpool can help boost your confidence and allow you to ace your Valentine’s Day date.

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4 Reasons to Be Thankful for Dental Implants

December 29, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Parnam Mohanna @ 3:51 pm
Senior man filling his bowl with food

As the year comes to a close, there is no time like the present to reflect on all the things you are grateful for. After all, 2020 was filled with challenges and unforeseen setbacks, so getting into a positive mindset can help you enter 2021 on the right foot. Fortunately, if you have dental implants in Glenpool, you have plenty of reasons to be thankful. Read on to learn what they are!

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How to Prevent Dry Socket After a Tooth Extraction

July 23, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Parnam Mohanna @ 9:33 pm
woman giving thumbs up in dental chair

If you’re aware of what dry socket is, just hearing those words is enough to make you cringe. This condition is a complication that can arise in the first couple of days following a tooth extraction, and it can result in a world of pain. While molars, especially wisdom teeth, are more likely to cause dry socket, there’s still a small chance it can happen even if you get a front tooth removed. To help you avoid this incredibly uncomfortable condition, we’ve laid out this guide to preventing dry socket in Glenpool.

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Do Your Dentures Always Fall Out? Try These 5 Tips to Keep Them in Place

June 22, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Parnam Mohanna @ 5:36 pm
elderly couple smiling with dentures in Glenpool

Whether you’re missing just a few pearly whites or a whole mouthful, dentures in Glenpool are a great way to give you back the full smile you deserve. To create them, your dentist will take detailed impressions of your mouth so that they resemble your natural smile as much as possible. Over the years, though, they can sometimes have trouble staying in place. If your dentures frequently fall out, read on below to learn five tips to keep them in place.

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4 Personal Protective Equipment Your Dentist Will Be Wearing During Your Next Appointment

May 2, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Parnam Mohanna @ 7:47 pm
a female dentist wearing gloves, scrubs, and a face mask

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) has quickly become a term used by more than just the healthcare community. As citizens don face masks of all kinds, dental teams throughout the country are also added new pieces to their daily attire. From gloves and face shields to disposable gowns and protective eyewear, these PPE are designed to offer additional protection against COVID-19. Spend a few moments learning about these items and why they’re important for both you and those working in the dental office.

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4 Ways Drinking Water Can Boost Your Oral Health

April 5, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Parnam Mohanna @ 5:08 pm

woman drinking glass of water

In light of the recent COVID-19 outbreak, many doctors have said that sipping water every 15 minutes can help prevent infection. If the virus is in your mouth, the water will push it down into your stomach, where the acid will kill it before it can wreak havoc on your body. But did you know that water has other benefits, specifically for your oral health? Keep reading as a dentist lists all the ways in which regularly drinking water can improve the health of your teeth and gums.

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Your Guide to Dental Implant Maintenance

March 28, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Parnam Mohanna @ 6:23 pm

older man about to brush his teeth

About 3 million people currently have dental implants. That number is only expected to grow by another half a million a year, according to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. There’s a good reason why implants are exploding in popularity – they can last a long time and are very easy to care for. But how exactly do you take care of them? To find out, read this easy guide to dental implant maintenance.

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5 Vitamins That Are Good For Your Teeth & Gums

March 13, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Parnam Mohanna @ 2:33 pm

nutritious fruits and vegetables arranged on a plateDo you have a healthy diet that contains all the vital nutrients your body needs to stay healthy? Since this March is National Nutrition Month, there’s no better time to learn about necessary vitamins you need to keep your teeth and gums healthy. By eating the right foods or taking supplements, you can reduce your risk of developing common oral issues such as gum disease and cavities. Read on to learn five vital nutrients for healthy teeth and gums. (more…)

Can Teeth Under a Dental Bridge Become Infected?

February 26, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Parnam Mohanna @ 3:23 pm

a digital image of a dental bridge fitting over two natural teeth on the bottom arch

If you’ve recently had a dental bridge put into place, you’re probably feeling pretty good about your smile. Not only have you replaced your missing tooth or teeth, but you have a customized restoration that blends in so well that no one else can tell these teeth are not real. And the best part is that they can’t develop cavities! But what about your natural teeth underneath? They’re covered by your dental bridge, so they’re protected from decay and gum disease, right? Unfortunately, that is not the case, and your local dentist is here to explain why.

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