By Omni Dental Group
August 03, 2018
Category: Oral Health

Dental VisitsDo you visit the dentist as often as you should? Making time in your schedule for regular checkups is the key to keeping your smile bright and healthy. Bowie, MD, dentists Dr. Siamak Aalemansour, Dr. Fariborz Baik, and Dr. Sherwin Esfandiari care for your family's smiles with checkups, cleanings and other services necessary for good oral health.

Visiting Every Six Months is Best

Scheduling dental checkups every six months offers several important benefits, including:

  • Early Diagnosis of Dental Problems: Ignoring small leaks in your house can lead to big bills in the future. The same thing happens if you don't visit the dentist for checkups regularly. During your visits, your Bowie dentist will look for signs of cavities, loose fillings, cracks in teeth and other issues that can affect your oral health. It's always easier and less expensive to take care of these dental issues when they're fairly minor.
  • Detection of Oral Cancer: During your examination, your dentist will look for lumps, lesions or other signs of oral cancer.
  • Removal of Plaque and Tartar: Plaque, the sticky biofilm that causes cavities, and tartar, the hard deposit that increases your risk of gum disease are removed during your regular teeth cleanings.
  • A Brighter Smile: Dental cleanings remove surface stains that can dull your teeth.

When You Should Forget About the Six-Month Rule

You may need to visit the dentist more often than every six months in these cases:

  • You have heavy plaque and tartar buildup: If plaque and tartar build up on your teeth more quickly than normal, your dentist may recommend cleanings every three or four months instead of every six months.
  • Your tooth hurts: Don't wait until your next regular appointment if you have a toothache. Cavities are much easier to fill when they're small.
  • Your gums are sore and swollen: Red, bleeding and swollen gums can be a symptom of gum disease. Prompt treatment can ease your symptoms and prevent tooth loss, which can be a consequence of untreated gum disease.

Is it time for your next checkup? Call Bowie, MD, dentists Dr. Siamak Aalemansour, Dr. Fariborz Baik, and Dr. Sherwin Esfandiari at (301) 809-0029 to schedule an appointment.

By Omni Dental Group
July 02, 2018
Category: Oral Health
Tags: oral hygiene  

Keeping your teeth healthy starts with a consistent oral hygiene routine. Bowie, MD, dentists Dr. Siamak Aalemansour, Dr. Fariborz Baik, oral hygieneand Dr. Sherwin Esfandiari care for your family's smiles with regular examinations, cleanings, and treatments.

Why oral hygiene is so important

Cavity-causing plaque constantly builds up on your teeth, coating them with a sticky bacterial film. Fortunately, it's easy to remove plaque simply by brushing and flossing. When you're in a hurry or tired, you may not spend enough time brushing your teeth. Although a quick pass of the brush over your teeth may make your mouth feel fresher, it may not get rid of all of the plaque in your mouth.

Experts recommend brushing for at least two minutes to ensure that you remove as much plaque as possible. If you don't, cavities aren't the only dental issues that can occur. Plaque eventually becomes tartar, a hard deposit that's a factor in gum disease.

Following these tips will help you lower your risk of tooth decay and gum disease:

  • Don't neglect flossingAlthough most people brush twice a day, only 16 percent reported flossing daily in a recent Waterpik survey. Fifty-five percent of people who didn't floss regularly said it was too time-consuming. Although flossing does take a little time, it only adds a minute or two to your daily oral hygiene routine, yet offers important benefits for your oral health.
  • Use fluoridated oral care products. Fluoride strengthens weak tooth enamel, protecting your from cavities. Toothpastes that contain fluoride feature the American Dental Association (ADA) seal. Some mouthwashes also include fluoride and ingredients that kill bacteria.
  • Buy the best tools for your teeth. Choose brushes with soft bristles and make sure the toothbrush head fits comfortably in your mouth. Experiment with floss types until you find one that fits easily between your teeth. If you're a reluctant flosser, you may prefer using a power flosser instead.
  • Make time for dental checkups. Twice-yearly visits to your Bowie dentist are the key to good oral health. In addition to an examination, visits will also include thorough dental cleanings that remove plaque and tartar.

Protect your smile with daily brushing and flossing and regular visits to the dentist. Call Bowie, MD, dentists Drs. Siamak Aalemansour, Fariborz Baik and Sherwin Esfandiari at (301) 809-0029 to schedule your appointment.

By Omni Dental Group
April 23, 2018
Category: Dentistry
Tags: Cosmetic Dentistry  

Who doesn’t want a gorgeous, bright, evenly proportioned smile that they can proudly present to the world? Although most people are not cosmetic dentistryborn with the ideal smiles they desire, they can visit the dentist’s office to explore cosmetic options that can get them close to that aesthetic. Learn how a cosmetic dentist at Omni Dental Group in Bowie, MD, can help you show off your best possible smile.

Desired Smile Improvements

Patients often want to improve their smiles in either one specific way, or they have a number of dental imperfections that require attention. For example, some patients aren’t happy with the gaps between their front teeth because they are usually the focal point of their smiles. Other patients have chipped or broken teeth that make their smiles look worn down and old. In other cases, the teeth are perfect except for their color. Discoloration and staining over the course of many years cause the teeth to take on a yellow or brown shade.

Cosmetic Treatments

All of the aforementioned problems and more can be treated by a Bowie, MD, cosmetic dentist. These are some of the most popular and in-demand treatments in cosmetic dentistry today:

  • Veneers and crowns (tooth coverings).
  • Inlays, onlays, and tooth-colored fillings (to fortify and beautify the surfaces of the teeth).
  • Cosmetic bonding and reshaping.
  • Teeth whitening to bleach dental stains.
  • Dental implants to fill in gaps between the teeth.

Maintaining Your Best Smile

When you make a commitment to improving the quality of your smile, you must also make a commitment to taking better care of your teeth in the long-term. You can no longer miss regularly scheduled dental appointments for professional cleanings and checkups. Brushing day and night becomes even more crucial. If you have dental devices installed in your mouth, like veneers, crowns, or bridges, you must take every precaution to protect them and keep them in good condition.

Ready to Show Off Your Smile?

You don’t have to hide your smile any longer. A cosmetic dentist at Omni Dental Group in Bowie, MD, can help you feel confident enough to show off your smile. Call (301) 809-0029 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Siamak Aalemansour, Dr. Fariborz Baik, or Dr. Sherwin Esfandiari.

By Omni Dental Group
February 13, 2018
Category: Dentistry
Tags: Root Canal  

Thanks to root canal therapy, extraction isn't the only option if your tooth is inflamed or infected. Bowie, MD, dentists Dr. Siamak root canalAalemansour, Dr. Fariborz Baik and Dr. Sherwin Esfandiari discuss a few signs and symptoms that may occur if you need a root canal.

What are root canals?

Root canal therapy removes infected or inflamed pulp from the center of your tooth and the narrow root canals that travel the length of the tooth. Each year, more than 15 million root canals are performed in the U.S., according to the American Dental Association. Without a root canal, your tooth would eventually need to be extracted. Root canals preserve teeth, preventing the complications that can occur after tooth loss, such as shifting teeth, bite problems, difficulty chewing and jawbone resorption.

What are signs that I may need a root canal?

Many people who need root canals visit our Bowie office due to pain in their teeth. Everyone who needs a root canal doesn't experience the same level of pain. For some people, the pain may be fairly mild and may come and go. Others may experience severe pain, persistent pain.

Have you noticed that your pain worsens at certain times? If you need a root canal, pain may intensify when you chew or even press lightly on the tooth. Inflamed or infected teeth are very sensitive. A single bite or sip of a sugary, hot or cold food or beverage can cause a spike in pain that lasts as long as 30 minutes.

Severe pain that stops suddenly is a cause for concern and should never be ignored. Eventually, the nerves in your tooth may be destroyed by your infection. Once the nerves die, you no longer feel pain, but that doesn't mean that the infection has gone away.

In addition to pain, you may notice a few visible signs of a problem if you need a root canal. Your tooth may darken if it's inflamed or infected. You may also notice that your gums look swollen and red.

Pus or a pimple on your gum may be a sign of an abscess. The bacterial infection requires immediate treatment with antibiotics and a root canal. Other abscess symptoms include severe pain, facial swelling, fever and swollen lymph nodes.

Protect your smile with a root canal. Call Bowie, MD, dentists Drs. Siamak Aalemansour, Fariborz Baik and Sherwin Esfandiari at (301) 809-0029 if you're concerned about a tooth.

By Omni Dental Group
December 12, 2017
Category: Dentistry
Tags: Veneers   Cosmetic Dentistry  

Discover the wonderful aesthetic benefits you’ll enjoy with porcelain veneers.veneers

Do you feel embarrassment rather than pride whenever you smile? Shouldn’t you enjoy a beautiful smile that you can’t wait to show off? Shouldn’t you feel confident whenever you flash your smile? Our Bowie, MD, cosmetic dentists Dr. Siamak Aalemansour, Dr. Fariborz Baik and Dr. Sherwin Esfandiari think so. So, if you don’t have the smile you want find out how dental veneers could finally turn things around.

Are you looking for cosmetic dentistry that will be able to fix these common issues?

  • Stains and discolorations
  • Chips, cracks and fractures
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Uneven or worn teeth (often from teeth grinding or jaw clenching)
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Slightly twisted, crowded, or overlapping teeth

Our Bowie, MD, dentists are here to tell you that dental veneers could hide these cosmetic imperfections and give you the more attractive smile you’ve been wanting without the need for invasive dentistry.

Dental veneers are thin tooth-colored shells often made of porcelain that are designed to cover the front portion of your teeth. Veneers are custom made and then bonded to the front surface with special dental resin. The resin is then hardened with a dental light to keep the veneers firmly in place.

The porcelain used to create your veneers are not only matched to the shade of your teeth to give you a natural and realistic look but the material also mimics light reflection in the same way that natural tooth enamel does, so no one will be able to tell that you even have veneers on.

Veneers are also very easy to place. Once we check to make sure that your teeth are healthy and strong enough to support these restorations we will need to prep your teeth. This means removing a minimal amount of enamel from the front of your teeth to make room for your veneers so they don’t look bulky. Since not much enamel needs to be removed we can often perform this without numbing the area with a local anesthesia.

Impressions will then be taken of your mouth so that the dental lab we use can create veneers that offer a precise and accurate fit. Once the veneers are made you will come in so that we can check their fit and then bond them to your teeth to finally give you that dream smile.

Are you interested in getting dental veneers in Bowie, MD? Are you ready to find out if you are the ideal candidate for this cosmetic restoration? Then it’s high time you scheduled a consultation with us. Call Omni Dental Group today.





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Bowie, MD 20716
(301) 809-0029

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