A Treatment Based Dental Extraction Might Call for a Bridge Restoration

Sometimes, a dental fracture or severe tooth decay can compromise a tooth so badly, that the tooth cannot be saved, even by endodontic means. Should a root canal prove to be a non-viable treatment, the oral care specialists at Drs. Scrimalli, Ratchford, & Ahmadzadeh’s Hamlin, Pennsylvania, clinic might recommend a treatment-based extraction. This will help… Read more »

Why Do Dentists Recommend Dental Veneers?

Your dentist, Dr. Bijan Ahmadzadeh, offers many cosmetic dental treatments at Drs. Scrimalli, Ratchford, & Ahmadzadeh to help you correct your tooth imperfections and achieve the smile of your dreams. There are many reasons why he provides these treatments at our office, but today we would like to focus on why he offers dental veneers…. Read more »

Your Oral Health and Exercise

How many times have you heard that exercise is important if you’re interested in staying in shape? How often have you heard that you should also exercise if you’re interested in keeping your heart, body, and even your brain healthy? Conversely, have you heard that exercising regularly will also help you keep your teeth and… Read more »

Gingivitis Prevention and Treatment Include Improved Oral Hygiene Habits

The health of your gums can have a significant impact on your overall quality of life. Chronic gum disease complications can be very inconvenient and severe gum disease treatment can often be costly. With early detection at Drs. Scrimalli, Ratchford, & Ahmadzadeh, the earliest form of gum disease, which is known as gingivitis, can often… Read more »

Dentures Can Replace the Function of Teeth that Were Lost to Severe Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease, often known as gum disease, is a serious affliction of gum tissues primarily caused by hardened tartar and poor oral hygiene. The advanced form of periodontal disease, known as periodontitis, can cause pockets of infection near the roots of teeth. This can deplete the surrounding bone structure, resulting in the loss of your… Read more »

A Dental Fracture Needs Timely Repair to Prevent a New Cavity

Suffering a dental fracture or large chip in a tooth can be a serious cause for concern. Even if the damage to the tooth enamel doesn’t expose the sensitive dentin layer of the tooth, it could still come to trap bacterial-rich material. As time goes by, this could allow a new area of tooth decay… Read more »

Important Facts About Dentures

If you have or are interested in getting dentures, there are a few instructions that come with them. Because they are not your natural teeth, they may need a little extra care and attention. When you remove them from soaking overnight, never let them dry out or they can chip and crack. Because they are… Read more »

A Smile Can Be Restored with Dental Implants

What are dental implants? For a patient who is missing one or more permanent teeth, Drs. Scrimalli, Ratchford, & Ahmadzadeh may recommend dental implants in Hamlin, Pennsylvania. A dental implant is a restoration that replaces both the missing tooth and its root. A dental implant is made up of a titanium post and a dental… Read more »

Can Wearing a Mouth guard Save My Smile from Harm?

According to the American Dental Association, more than 200,000 injuries to the mouth are prevented every year because people wore mouth guards to protect their smile. If you engage in contact sports or other athletic activities, you might consider wearing an athletic mouth guard. This simple appliance shields your smile from injury by covering and cushioning… Read more »

Are You Looking for a Brighter Smile?

Having a bright, healthy smile involves building good oral hygiene habits and seeing your dentist regularly for professional cleanings. This helps maintain healthy tooth enamel and supportive gums. Your diligent daily brushing and flossing keep your teeth (and gums) looking their best. At the dental office of Dr. Bijan Ahmadzadeh located in Hamlin, Pennsylvania, one of… Read more »