Posts for category: Oral Health

By Omni Dental Group
October 08, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Family Dentist  

When you have a family, seeing a family dentist is a good option. In Bowie, MD, Dr. Siamak Aalemansour, Dr. Fariborz Baik, and Dr. Sherwin Esfandiari at Omni Dental Group offer services to every member of the family.

What is family dentistry?

Family dentistry is a practice that treats patients of all ages, from small children to the elderly. It is intergenerational. The whole family is treated at the same practice instead of having the children at a pediatric dentist. You get all your treatments, cleanings, fillings, ex-rays, and examinations in one office. Your dental practice knows your whole family and it makes your medical and dental information easier to access. Knowing the family dental history makes treating the members easier.

Having a family dentist is convenient

Everyone has a busy life and trying to schedule multiple appointments at multiple locations can get complicated. When you have a family dentist, all the appointments are at one location. You can have multiple appointments one after the other and your Bowie, MD, family dentists have hours to suit most people's schedules, including Saturday mornings.

Setting a good example for children

Children learn from what they observe. Many children are anxious when they have to visit the dentist. Seeing their parents get regular dental care at the same dental office where they go eases anxiety. It is comforting to go into a dental office where the entire staff knows the whole family.

Building a strong relationship with your dentist

When your dentist knows not only your name but the names of your family members, it leads to a stronger relationship and greater trust. Your dentist will be able to observe firsthand any dental issues that may run in the family.

Educating patients

Family dentists are uniquely qualified to help the entire family to understand the benefits of good dental hygiene and regular dental examinations and preventive treatments. They will discuss the need for brushing and flossing and fluoride treatments.

Procedures they perform

Depending on the family dentist, they may also do more complex procedures like root canals, implants, teeth whitening .and tooth extractions. They provide all the routine services you would expect as well as emergency procedures as needed. When you have a family, having a family dentist can make getting your routine cleaning and exams a more enjoyable occasion for every member of the family from the youngest to the senior citizen.

If you are looking for a family dentist in Bowie, MD, Dr. Aalemansour, Dr. Baik, and Dr. Esfandiari at Omni Dental Group offer a wide variety of services for all the family members from youngest to oldest. Call (301) 809-0029 for an appointment.

By Omni Dental Group
July 19, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Preventive Care  

Many people skipped out on their routine dental visits last year. Getting a checkup twice a year is essential for your oral health, even if you don’t have any concerns. Your dentists can prevent many dental issues from developing or fix them while they are still minor because they are caught early.

Your Bowie, MD, family dentists at Omni Dental Group provide preventive care to keep your smile healthy.

Avoid Dental Issues

Your dentist will give your teeth a professional cleaning to reach all of the areas that you can’t with your toothbrush and floss. This ensures that there is no plaque or tartar built up on your teeth and prevents cavities from forming. It also keeps your teeth whiter for longer.

Catch Dental Concerns Early On

Dental problems don’t get better on their own, so you should never ignore them. Feeling pain in a tooth means that a problem has already advanced. Your dentists can check your teeth for signs of decay and gum disease. By fixing these issues as soon as they develop, you avoid bigger problems in the future. Leaving them untreated can result in infections, costly treatments, more invasive treatments, or even tooth loss.

Cancer Screening

Your dentists also use your preventive care visit to screen for oral cancer. They take a look at your gums and the other soft tissue in your mouth for any signs of cancer. Catching cancer in the early stages makes it much easier to treat and can save your life.

Has it been a while since your last appointment? Don’t wait until you feel pain or have a dental emergency. Schedule your next visit with your Bowie, MD, family dentists to keep your smile in perfect health.

Call (301) 809-0029 to schedule an appointment with your Bowie, MD, family dentists of Omni Dental Group today.

By Omni Dental Group
January 22, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Cavity  

Tooth decay is one of the most common medical problems Americans are facing today. If left untreated, a cavity can cause serious medical issues and could require extensive dental procedures to correct. We fight tooth decay every day we brush and floss our teeth, but sometimes our efforts are overpowered by the natural causes of cavities. Consistent dental hygiene reduces the risk of cavities, along with regular visits to your dentist. Omni Dental Group in Bowie, MD, is here to help you if you suspect a cavity.

What is a Dental Cavity?

Cavities are holes or craters in our teeth caused by a build-up of plaque. Plaque is made up of acid and bacteria from food and saliva. This plaque is what erodes our tooth enamel to cause decay. When our enamel is weakened, plaque, bacteria, and food debris accelerate the decay-causing a cavity to form.

How Do You Know You Have a Cavity?

It is sometimes hard to tell if you have a cavity, but if you look for these symptoms you can handle it before serious complications occur. Symptoms of a cavity include a hole in a tooth, tooth pain, staining on a tooth, and tooth sensitivity.

If it hurts when eating hot food or drinking a cold beverage, that may be a sign your tooth is decaying. Those who often drink sugary drinks, don't floss and brush daily, or have dry mouth are more at risk for cavities. If you suspect you have a cavity, call your Bowie, MD, dentist: Omni Dental Group. Their dentists Dr. Siamak Aelemansour, Dr. Fariboz Baik, and Dr. Sherwin Esfandiari, can offer the right treatment for you.

How Do You Treat a Cavity?

There are a variety of treatments available for cavities, depending on the severity of the decay. In the most extreme cases, an infection from the decay has damaged the tooth, nerves, or gums surrounding the infected area. A root canal or dental crown may be required to restore or replace the affected teeth. However, now that you know what to do if you do suspect a cavity, only minor forms of treatment may be necessary if handled early. The most common treatment is a tooth filling. This is when a dentist drills into your tooth and removes the decayed bits. Then, it is filled with resin, silver, or gold to stop the spread of the cavity.

The best offense against a cavity is a good defense. See your dentist twice a year and call them as soon as possible if you suspect a cavity. Omni Dental Group in Bowie, MD, can take care of any cavities or questions you may have. Call Omni Dental Group at (308) 809-0029!

By Omni Dental Group
October 09, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Gum Disease  

Managing Your Gum Disease

You may be surprised to know that around 47% of American adults suffer from periodontal disease. If you want to prevent gum disease you need to maintain good oral hygiene and make regular dental visits. It’s also important to know the signs of gum disease so that if you do develop this condition, you can get it treated as soon as possible. Dr. Siamak Aalemansour, Dr. Fariborz Baik, and Dr. Sherwin Esfandiari are family dentists at Omni Dental Group in Bowie.

Signs and Symptoms of Gum Disease

Periodontitis is an advanced gum infection that can damage soft tissue and bone in your mouth. If it’s not treated promptly, it can lead to tooth loss. Bowie dental patients should lookout for the following signs and symptoms of gum disease:

  • Red and swollen gums
  • Gums that bleed easily
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Put around teeth and gums
  • Shifting teeth
  • Loose teeth

Managing Gum Disease

The aim of treatment for advanced gum disease is to clean out the pockets around the teeth to prevent bone damage. Treatment will begin with scaling to remove bacteria and tartar from beneath your gum line. Your dentist may also perform root planing to remove tartar from beneath your gums. A course of antibiotics may be prescribed to control the infection. If your gum disease is advanced, you may require surgical treatments, such as pocket reduction surgery, soft tissue grafts, or bone grafts.

Remember, if you have gum disease, the sooner you get it treated the greater your chance of being able to save your teeth. If you live in or around Bowie, MD and you are looking for a family dentist, call Omni Dental Group at (301) 809-0029 to request an appointment.

By Omni Dental Group
April 27, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Family Dentist  

A family dentist can do many things for you. One advantage is the convenience of having one dentist who can provide dental care for everyone in your home, no matter their ages. At Omni Dental Group in Bowie, MD, our family dentists — Dr. Siamak Aalemansour, Dr. Fariborz Baik, and Dr. Sherwin Esfandiari — treat patients of all ages and provide a wide range of dental services to meet the needs of everyone in your family

Family Dentistry Services

Family dentists provide a wide range of dentistry services. From general dentistry services, such as oral exams and professional cleanings, to cosmetic services, such as teeth whitening or veneers, family dentistry offers a variety of services to meet your dental needs. Some of the different dental services provided by the dentists at our family practice in Bowie include:

  • General dentistry
  • Cosmetic dentistry
  • Dental implants
  • Crowns and bridges or dentures
  • Bonding and cosmetic contouring
  • Veneers and Lumineers
  • Zoom teeth whitening

Benefits of Choosing a Family Dentist

There are several benefits to selecting a family dentist. For instance, you can minimize trave when everyone visits the same dental practice. Routine dental exams and cleanings can be scheduled for the same day for all family members. That way, you only have to make one trip to the dentist’s office rather than driving each member of the family to individual appointments at different locations on separate days.

Another benefit of choosing a family dentist is that everyone can continue seeing the same dentist at any age. For example, your children will not need to switch to another dentist once they are adults. Children who visit a pediatric dentist, on the other hand, will need to select a different dentist once they are adults. The option of continuing to see the same dentist at any age might make it more likely that your children will maintain regular dental visits as they get older, which can lead to better oral health.

To schedule appointments with any of the family dentists at our office in Bowie, call Omni Dental Group at (301) 809-0029.

Dentist Bowie, MD
Omni Dental Group
4321 Collington Road Suite 210
Bowie, MD 20716
(301) 809-0029