A Little Pink in the Sink Is Often an Early Symptom of Gum Disease

If you’re brushing and flossing your teeth only to spit a little pink in the sink, you shouldn’t dismiss it as a sign of aggressive oral hygiene. In many cases, this is an early sign that you might have gum disease. Research conducted by the American Dental Association estimates that 47% of people over the… Read more »

The Importance of Taking Care of Your Dental Health as well as Your Health When Sick

Your dental health is definitely important to take care of along with your overall health when battling a cold, flu or other sickness. Here at the office of Drs. Scrimalli, Ratchford, & Ahmadzadeh, we want to emphasize how vital it is to care for your teeth to prevent tooth decay, gum disease or a number… Read more »

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 »