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Infection Control

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Infection controls and universal precautions protect clients and staff alike. Everyone benefits from rigorous infection control you, your dentist, and the dental team. The cornerstone in a good and safe dental practice is the element of trust. You should feel free to discuss this topic with Dr. Mahzoon and receive a straightforward answer. Dr. Mahzoon and our entire […]

Dental Specialties

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What is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMS)? Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are dentists specializing in surgery of the mouth, face and jaws. After four years of dental school, surgeons receive four to seven years of hospital-based surgical and medical training, preparing them to do a wide range of procedures including all types of surgery […]


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Periodontal disease is a serious infection under your gumline. ARESTIN (minocycline hydrochloride) is an antibiotic that kills the bacteria that cause the infection. It’s placed directly in the infected areasor “pockets”in your gums. It’s applied right after scaling and root planing, the dental procedure that disrupts stubborn plaque and bacteria below your gum linewhere brushing […]

Periodontal Maintenance

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Periodontal diseases are infections of the gums, which gradually destroy the support of your natural teeth. There are numerous disease entities requiring different treatment approaches. Dental plaque is the primary cause of gum disease in genetically susceptible individuals. Daily brushing and flossing will prevent most periodontal conditions. Why is oral hygiene so important? Adults over 35 […]

Dental Dictionary

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Abscess A collection of pus. Usually forms because of infection. Abutment A tooth or tooth structure which is responsible for the anchorage of a bridge or a denture. Amalgam A silver filling material. Anesthetic An agent that causes temporary loss of sensation/feeling. Anterior The front position. Apex The end of the root. Asepsis No micro-organism. […]

Child Dentistry

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Your child’s first visit The first “regular” dental visit should be just after your child’s third birthday. The first dental visit is usually short and involves very little treatment. We may ask you to sit in the dental chair and hold your child during the examination. You may also be asked to wait in the reception […]

Oral Hygiene

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Why is oral hygiene so important? Adults over 35 lose more teeth to gum diseases (periodontal disease) than from cavities. Three out of four adults are affected at some time in their life. The best way to prevent cavities and periodontal disease is by good tooth brushing and flossing techniques, performed daily. Periodontal disease and decay […]