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Standard dental care is termed "general dentistry," but this covers many types of treatments and techniques. Our goal is to be the Pasadena dentist office you can always count upon, year after year, for any of the following:

Cleanings & Prevention: A critical aspect of maintaining a healthy mouth and teeth is to ensure you have regular cleanings, or other preventative treatments that can help ward off gum disease and decay and keep your smile brilliant and fresh. We educate our patients on preventative treatments, and guide them in the use of various products that can help maintain good dental health.

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Dental Exams & Cleanings: Our patients come to us every six months, and more frequently in some cases, to keep their teeth and gums healthy. A regular dental exam will reveal any trouble areas so that you get early treatment – which has the benefit of saving more of your natural tooth structure. Our exams screen for oral cancer, tooth decay, and can detect more serious issues before they develop, including tumors, cysts, and bone loss.

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Home Care: Caring for your teeth at home, correctly, can help you have a smile that lasts a lifetime. We educate our patients on home care so they gain the most benefit from it. We offer our patients more advanced home care aids that we may advise, based upon your unique condition.

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Digital X-Rays: As we practice holistic dentistry, we use digital X-rays rather than film-based X-rays. The level of radiation is far, far lower with a digital system – as well as far more comfortable for the patient. This system is faster, more efficient, and a much healthier option for our patients.

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Crowns (Caps): A tooth that has been damaged can be restored with a crown or "cap." These crowns can restore broken or fractured teeth, or a tooth that has had a root canal treatment. The crown must fit perfectly, function like a natural tooth, and match in color so it is indistinguishable from your other teeth. We are proud of our ability to place beautiful crowns, and to restore and protect as much of your natural tooth structure as possible.

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Fillings: Small cavities can be treated with a modern system – a "no-drill" procedure. Our "no-drill" fillings are placed with a revolutionary technology that is micro-invasive, and protects more of the natural tooth structure. For larger cavities, we use composite fillings – a type of filling material that is bio-compatible, and will blend perfectly with your natural tooth color.

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Inlays & Onlays: Inlays are customized tooth restorations, used to restore teeth damaged by large cavities. Inlays are more conservative than crowns, as more of your natural tooth structure is left in place. Onlays are often called a “partial crown.” Teeth that have a large flaw, either from decay or trauma, can often be restored with an onlay. As with all of our dental treatments, we focus on preserving as much of the natural tooth as possible, and use onlays to repair teeth that need restoration on the chewing surface – without the need to place a crown.

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Wisdom Teeth Extractions: Almost all people will need their wisdom teeth removed. This typically occurs in late adolescence or early adulthood. When it is time to have these troublesome teeth extracted, you want to know it will be performed gently and that you won’t suffer pain.

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BPA Free Sealants: A dental sealant is a thin, translucent protectant that coats the surface of the teeth, smoothing out the pits and making it easier to maintain good dental hygiene.

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Silver Diamine Fluoride For Kids or Elderly: An FDA-approved product, silver diamine fluoride is an antibiotic liquid applied to control active cavities (caries) and halt further decay. It is made of two main components, fluoride and silver. The silver in the product is an effective anti-microbial agent, and has the added benefit of strengthening the natural protective coating of the affected tooth.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

May 2020

Dear Valued Patient:

We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:

  • All patients must wear a mask when entering the office.
  • Anyone accompanying you will be asked to wait in their vehicle.
  • Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.
  • Upon arrival at your appointment your temperature will be taken for the safety of all staff and patients.
  • Prior to receiving treatment you will be asked to rinse with an antimicrobial for a minimum of 30 seconds
  • We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
  • You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
  • UV Air purifiers have been placed throughout the office.
  • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
  • We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time, so we ask that you do your best to be on time.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at (626)798-7834 or visit our website at pasadenasmilecenter@yahoo.com.

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.

 

Sincerely, Niloufar Molayem, D.D.S. & Team

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