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November 28, 2022

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Benefits of Using a Waterpik to Floss

A great alternative to traditional floss is a Waterpik, which is an at-home oral health device that uses water pressure to remove food, debris, plaque, and bacteria from between your teeth and below the gum line. The water pressure jets out to effectively remove particles easily and effectively. 

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October 26, 2022

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Simi Valley Periodontics

Signs You May Be Flossing Too Aggressively

Brushing and flossing are two essential steps in your everyday oral health routine for having a healthy smile. Flossing, when done correctly, removes plaque, leftover food debris, and bacteria between your teeth, where your toothbrush is unable to reach. Dentists, along with other oral healthcare specialists know just how important flossing is to maintain the health of your gum tissue and teeth in order to avoid gum disease and other oral health issues later down the line.

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September 19, 2022

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Sedation Dentistry For Dental Implants

At Simi Valley Periodontics, we always strive to provide exceptional dental services in a comfortable and relaxed environment. We understand that some patients may have fear or anxiety when it comes to certain dental procedures, which is why we offer sedation options during procedures like dental implants and others to ensure a relaxing and anxiety-free visit.

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August 23, 2022

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Why You Should Be Using a Soft-bristled Toothbrush

You have likely heard your dentist explain the importance of using a soft-bristled toothbrush. But why? Well, first of all, it is important to know that the type of toothbrush that you use can affect your dental health. While many people believe that medium-to-hard bristled toothbrushes clean more effectively, soft-bristled toothbrushes are recommended and here’s why.

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June 27, 2022

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Simi Valley Periodontics

Why Am I Being Referred to a Periodontist?

Most people have only seen a dentist in their lifetime, which is generally the norm when it comes to checking in on your oral health and providing any necessary treatment to keep your smile in good health. But many people are referred to other dental specialists, such as a periodontist.

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May 12, 2022

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Simi Valley Periodontics

What Causes Bone Loss in Gums?

Bone loss in the gums is a serious problem that is often caused by loss of teeth and periodontitis, among other causes, such as trauma, infection that damages the bone, and more. As a result, it is important to seek treatment if you are experiencing tooth loss, as it can lead to bone loss quickly.

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April 5, 2022

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Simi Valley Periodontics

3 Flossing Mistakes to Avoid

Flossing, in addition to brushing regularly, are absolutely essential when it comes to maintaining your oral health. The American Dental Association recommends that people should floss at least once a day and brush twice a day in order to maintain their oral health. Flossing is so crucial because we’re not always able to get rid of debris and bacteria that are stuck in our teeth through brushing. However, not everyone does it properly. Therefore, it is important that you know and understand how to floss properly to ensure that you are doing whatever it takes to take care of your oral health and to reduce the risk of cavities, gum disease, and other oral health problems.

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April 4, 2022

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Simi Valley Periodontics

How Flossing Can Reduce Your Risk of Gum Disease

Flossing is crucial to your oral health. It allows you to get to the hard-to-reach areas between your teeth that can’t be effectively cleaned from brushing. Therefore, it is imperative that you floss your teeth at least once a day to ensure that debris and bacteria do not get trapped in your gumline. If you fail to floss regularly, it can result in debris and bacteria to build up around the gumline, which can ultimately lead to gum inflammation and pockets in your gums. These pockets are filled with bacteria, tartar, and plaque, which can be detrimental to your oral health and result in gum disease.

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January 4, 2022

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Simi Valley Periodontics

How Does Oral Health Affect Your Body?

Did you know that your oral health impacts much more than just your mouth? In fact, studies have shown individuals who suffer from poor oral health are more likely to suffer from poor overall health as well. Additionally, having poor oral health can diminish your quality of life exponentially. Therefore, it is imperative to take care of your oral health, as well as your overall health. 

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December 13, 2021

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Simi Valley Periodontics

What is Gingivitis?

Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease that causes inflammation of the gums and if left untreated, can progress to a more advanced stage of gum disease, known as periodontitis. Therefore, it is imperative to brush and floss regularly and visit your dentist for routine exams to ensure that your teeth are in good condition and are well-maintained.

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December 13, 2021

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Simi Valley Periodontics

Signs of Periodontitis

Periodontitis, otherwise known as gum disease, is an infection of the gums that causes great damage to the soft tissues of the mouth. If left untreated, the infection can spread to the bone that supports the teeth, causing serious damage. In severe cases, periodontitis has the ability to cause teeth to loosen or can lead to tooth loss. In this blog, we will discuss some of the symptoms of periodontitis.

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September 1, 2021

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Simi Valley Periodontics

The Difference Between a Periodontist and a General Dentist

Before visiting a periodontist, it is important to know some of the differences between a periodontist and a general dentist so you can learn why your situation may require a specialist. Continue reading this blog to learn more and how a periodontist can help.

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July 27, 2021

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Common Causes of Gum Recession

Gum recession is characterized by the gum tissue that surrounds the teeth, which pulls back or tears away and results in exposing some of the tooth or the tooth’s root. There are many different causes of gum recession, which should never be ignored.

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June 7, 2021

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Simi Valley Periodontics

How Painful is a Gum Graft?

A gum graft procedure can be a painless experience with the help of local anesthetics. While there may be discomfort after the procedure, your periodontist’s goal is to make the actual procedure as painless as possible to minimize any discomfort during your visit.

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May 3, 2021

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Simi Valley Periodontics

When Should I See a Periodontist?

A periodontist is a dentist that specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of infections and diseases affecting the soft tissues around the teeth and the jawbone. There are many reasons why patients see a periodontist, including periodontal disease, gingivitis, dental implants, wisdom teeth extraction, and more.

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April 5, 2021

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Simi Valley Periodontics

Types of Dental Sedation

There are different types of dental sedation that patients may opt for if they experience anxiety during dental procedures, or if they want to be more comfortable during long procedures. In this blog, you will learn about the types of sedation we offer.

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February 10, 2021

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Simi Valley Periodontics

Are your Wisdom Teeth Coming In?

Are you experiencing pain in your mouth and wondering if your wisdom teeth are coming in? Or have you heard everyone talking about getting their wisdom teeth removed and just feel left out? Read on to understand what wisdom teeth are, predict if your wisdom teeth are coming in, and what to do if they are!

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January 14, 2021

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Simi Valley Periodontics

Everything you need to know about Tissue and Gum Grafting

Are you preparing for a gum tissue graft procedure or considering one with your doctor? In this article, we answer all of the most common questions about the procedure, preparation, and recovery.

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December 11, 2020

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Dr. Yashar

What is a Periodontist?

What is a periodontist and what do they do?

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November 4, 2020

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Dr. Yashar

What is CT Imaging?

What to expect at your CT Scan at Simi Valley Perio.

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October 14, 2020

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Dr. Yashar

Waterpik vs. Floss

The dreaded question. Have you been flossing? Flossing may not be America’s favorite pastime, but it sure is important. Don’t worry this isn’t just a lecture telling you to floss.

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August 25, 2020

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Dr. Yashar

Are Dental Implants Right for Me?

Are you wondering if dental implants are right for you? Don’t worry, just take this quick self quiz to see if they are a good option for you to consider with your dentist. 

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August 6, 2020

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Simi Valley Periodontics

Interview with Dr. Natasha Yashar

I come from a family of dental specialists. More specifically, periodontists. My sister was my true inspiration. She was in her specialty residency at UCLA, when she encouraged me to begin volunteering at the dental school.

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