Relax and brace your face for the delivery of a new, beaming-white centerpiece during an initial health and dental-history review that takes place prior to the treatment's start. Post-review, the dentists perform a pre-bleaching shade evaluation and take photographs for irrefutable before-and-after evidence. A dental polishing ensures that your mouth feels like the king of the craniofacial domain, while priming the teeth for the Opalescence gel. This gel is known not only to dramatically whiten teeth, but also to decrease dental sensitivity to pain and temperature, priming chompers for eating ice cream throughout the summer and arctic glaciers throughout the winter. Following the bleaching, a second shade evaluation is issued before you're handed an informational packet about keeping your newly renovated dental arcade in running order.
Summit Dental Care's experienced team of oral experts administers Invisalign treatments to straighten crooked chompers with the aid of 3-D computer imaging. The Invisalign process eschews cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye, which is too busy looking for its underwear. An initial 30-minute exam, including x-rays, photos, and impressions of the mouth terrain, paves the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths that are designed to slowly shift walnut crackers into perfect alignment. View some Invisalign FAQs here. Depending on the client’s teeth, as few as 12 or as many as 48 separate aligners will need to be worn during a period of 6–15 months before the straightening effect finally self-actuates in a sudden burst of pink smoke and slobber. Aligners are only removed when eating, brushing, flossing, or modeling a finely clenched jaw.
Growing up in Iran, Dr. Mojdeh Hariri-Vijeh would spend hours inspecting her teeth in front of a mirror and often played dentist with her brothers and sisters. When she immigrated to the U.S., her love for incisors and bicuspids followed, prompting her to enroll in the world's first dental school, the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery at the University of Maryland. This schooling not only bolstered her dental prowess, but also gave her the opportunity travel yet again—this time to a Navajo reservation in Arizona—where she cared for the oral health of both adults and children.
Now firmly ensconced in her Oakland practice, Dr. Vijeh leads an experienced team of hygienists and specialists in maintaining the natural beauty of teeth. The team uses state-of-the-art equipment, such as intra-oral cameras and advanced grin stimulators, to suss out and treat problems. When performing general, cosmetic, or restorative procedures, the team limits discomfort with nitrous oxide and provides headphones that fill ears with music or the entertaining banter from DVDs.
The team of dentists at Lake Merritt Dental combines their specialties to cover the full gamut of dentistry?from general and preventative care to cosmetic treatments. Dr. Hai Huang leads the team with 23 years of experience and a flair for collaboration, developing custom treatment plans in which she may tap in another dentist to perform a specialized step. Lake Merritt Dental team's advanced training in root canal treatment and prosthodontic placements in dental bridges, crowns, and implants, as well as their focus in oral hygiene, help clients maintain a bright, healthy smile.
The office is outfitted with some of the industry's most advanced equipment, such as ultrasonic scalers and intraoral cameras. Digital x-rays reveal the hidden goings-on among roots and bone while protecting patients from up to 90% of the radiation and kryptonite emitted from traditional x-ray machines. They also show appreciation for the environment with a green business certification and onsite bicycle parking.
Scott Mckinzie DMD Family Dentistry provides a wide range of services for patients of all ages. Dr. Mckinzie is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dentistry, with additional training for orthodontics and sleep apnea treatments. Known as a “mom and pop” dental practice, his wife, Kate, also works in the office. Services provided include: dental hygiene, preventative dentistry, sleep apnea treatment, snoring prevention, implants, minor surgical procedures, whitening services, crowns and veneers, Invisalign teeth straightening and more. Marjan Mozahhabian is the staff dental hygienist with degrees from Ohlone College, CSU East Bay and the University of Pacific. Mallory Lightfoot, dental assistant, trained at Sacramento City College. Together, the family and their staff can help you get your smile back on track.
Total Health Dental Care is on a mission – a mission to improve their patient’s overall health through dental treatment. Believe it or not, oral health is reflected in your total health and your total health is reflected in your oral health. That means that Total Health Dental Care can use such things as lifestyle choices, diet, activity level, age, background, and many other factors, to diagnose, treat, and prevent dental disease. Total Health Dental Care lives up to its name by offering restorative, cosmetic, and general dentistry for all your jaw-related needs. Their state-of-the-art technology and highly-trained staff can fix nearly any dental problem you might be suffering from. And with several locations conveniently located around the Bay Area, Total Health Dental Care can accommodate even the busiest schedule.