Joseph Marvizi, DDS  - Dentist

Rayhan & Marvizi

Joseph Marvizi, DDS

Dentist located in Carthay, Los Angeles, CA & Long Beach, CA

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About Dr. Marvizi

Welcome to our happy and healthy patient community. Dr. Marvizi has been in the dental private practice sector for close to 30 years! He thrives on making strong connections with his patients, and he gets pleasure watching families mature through their dental care.

Dr. Marvizi received his BA from UC Berkeley in Physiology/Anatomy. He went on to the University of the Pacific to receive his DDS, and he graduated from the Misch Implant Institute. Aside from these accomplishments, Dr. Marvizi contributed to advanced occlusion research from Frank Spear at the Seattle Institute and from Terry Tanaka and the Dawson Institute team.

But that’s not all! Dr. Marvizi continues to learn cutting-edge techniques in the dental field, delivering the highest quality care to his patients. He stays active in the dental community as an associate fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantology (ICOI), the Misch Implant Institute, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), and the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation. He truly wants to offer his patients an easy experience at the dentist with maximum results.

We are lucky to share our cheerful, upbeat staff with each of our patients. Since we believe our patients deserve to be treated like family, we give care and attention individually, allowing us to better serve our patients’ needs. Our staff strives to give each patient exceptional, efficient care.

When Dr. Marvizi isn’t poking around inside of your mouth, he enjoys being with his wife, Rosita, and their four lovely kids. They enjoy family time, especially if they’re outside playing football, soccer, or basketball. Dr. Marvizi also loves seeing new places, though his favorite place to visit is Hawaii.

When I’m not in the office, I love hanging out with my two sons and two daughters as well as our dog, Daisy. We go on fun trips and often cook together as a family.

I am grateful that I get to raise my children in such a wonderful place full of outdoor activities!

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Welcome to our happy and healthy patient community. Dr. Marvizi has been in the dental private practice sector for close to 30 years! He thrives on making strong connections with his patients, and he gets pleasure watching families mature through their dental care.

Dr. Marvizi received his BA from UC Berkeley in Physiology/Anatomy. He went on to the University of the Pacific to receive his DDS, and he graduated from the Misch Implant Institute. Aside from these accomplishments, Dr. Marvizi contributed to advanced occlusion research from Frank Spear at the Seattle Institute and from Terry Tanaka and the Dawson Institute team.

But that’s not all! Dr. Marvizi continues to learn cutting-edge techniques in the dental field, delivering the highest quality care to his patients. He stays active in the dental community as an associate fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantology (ICOI), the Misch Implant Institute, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), and the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation. He truly wants to offer his patients an easy experience at the dentist with maximum results.

We are lucky to share our cheerful, upbeat staff with each of our patients. Since we believe our patients deserve to be treated like family, we give care and attention individually, allowing us to better serve our patients’ needs. Our staff strives to give each patient exceptional, efficient care.

When Dr. Marvizi isn’t poking around inside of your mouth, he enjoys being with his wife, Rosita, and their four lovely kids. They enjoy family time, especially if they’re outside playing football, soccer, or basketball. Dr. Marvizi also loves seeing new places, though his favorite place to visit is Hawaii.

When I’m not in the office, I love hanging out with my two sons and two daughters as well as our dog, Daisy. We go on fun trips and often cook together as a family.

I am grateful that I get to raise my children in such a wonderful place full of outdoor activities!


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Dr. Rosita Rayhan

Welcome! My name is Dr. Rayhan, and I have been providing people with the highest quality dental care and personal service for 18 years. I enjoy that when I work, I serve one person at a time.

I love building personal relationships with each patient and becoming a part of their lives and community. Before becoming a dentist, I attained my undergraduate degree from UCLA in Psychobiology, and my DDS degree from UCLA Dental School.

Today, I am still involved in continuing education in order to stay up to date on the latest innovations in the field of dentistry to provide the best care to my patients. I love to help people achieve their desired health, smile, and lifestyle.

I feel honored to be able to practice this form of art to better serve my patients every day. I love the fact that my patients care about their oral health, their well-being, and their smile!

Our practice strives to make your experience as comfortable and pleasant as possible. My team has the unique ability to provide the best care while also developing lasting relationships with patients.

We are trained in the newest techniques in the field of dentistry including cosmetic, implant, and sedation dentistry.

When I’m not in the office, I love hanging out with my two sons and two daughters as well as our dog, Daisy. We go on fun trips and often cook together as a family.

I am grateful that I get to raise my children in such a wonderful place full of outdoor activities!

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Welcome! My name is Dr. Rayhan, and I have been providing people with the highest quality dental care and personal service for 18 years. I enjoy that when I work, I serve one person at a time.

I love building personal relationships with each patient and becoming a part of their lives and community. Before becoming a dentist, I attained my undergraduate degree from UCLA in Psychobiology, and my DDS degree from UCLA Dental School.

Today, I am still involved in continuing education in order to stay up to date on the latest innovations in the field of dentistry to provide the best care to my patients. I love to help people achieve their desired health, smile, and lifestyle.

I feel honored to be able to practice this form of art to better serve my patients every day. I love the fact that my patients care about their oral health, their well-being, and their smile!

Our practice strives to make your experience as comfortable and pleasant as possible. My team has the unique ability to provide the best care while also developing lasting relationships with patients.

We are trained in the newest techniques in the field of dentistry including cosmetic, implant, and sedation dentistry.

When I’m not in the office, I love hanging out with my two sons and two daughters as well as our dog, Daisy. We go on fun trips and often cook together as a family.

I am grateful that I get to raise my children in such a wonderful place full of outdoor activities!



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Rayhan and Marvizi DDS

Welcome to Rayhan and Marvizi DDS! We are excited to share our passion for oral health with you and your family. Our office staff goes above and beyond to ensure you a comfortable, pleasant experience. We know that your oral health directly affects the rest of your body, and we want to help keep your mouth healthy and strong. We provide dental care to patients in Los Angeles and Long Beach, California. 

Drs. LA Dentist Rosita M. Rayhan, Joseph M. Marvizi and Jason Lahmani work hard to provide the most cutting-edge dental services to our patients. Our staff members believe in making personal connections with our patients to provide the highest level of service.

We provide a variety of dental services. Our general dentistry includes root canal treatment, sealants, wisdom tooth extraction and comprehensive cleanings and exams. Our cosmetic dentists offer dental implants, Zoom! teeth whitening, veneers, Lumineers and tooth-colored crowns and fillings. We also offer sedation options to help our patients feel comfortable and at ease during their procedures.

Invisalign treatment helps our patients achieve straighter smiles without the hassle of traditional metal braces. These clear plastic aligners work wonders, and your friends won’t even know you’re wearing them! We would love to set up a consultation to discuss how Invisalign can overhaul your smile.

We have convenient appointment slots Monday through Friday to fit into your schedule. Contact us today to set up a complimentary consultation. We look forward to meeting you and your family,and we hope you choose us for your oral health needs.

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Welcome to Rayhan and Marvizi DDS! We are excited to share our passion for oral health with you and your family. Our office staff goes above and beyond to ensure you a comfortable, pleasant experience. We know that your oral health directly affects the rest of your body, and we want to help keep your mouth healthy and strong. We provide dental care to patients in Los Angeles and Long Beach, California. 

Drs. LA Dentist Rosita M. Rayhan, Joseph M. Marvizi and Jason Lahmani work hard to provide the most cutting-edge dental services to our patients. Our staff members believe in making personal connections with our patients to provide the highest level of service.

We provide a variety of dental services. Our general dentistry includes root canal treatment, sealants, wisdom tooth extraction and comprehensive cleanings and exams. Our cosmetic dentists offer dental implants, Zoom! teeth whitening, veneers, Lumineers and tooth-colored crowns and fillings. We also offer sedation options to help our patients feel comfortable and at ease during their procedures.

Invisalign treatment helps our patients achieve straighter smiles without the hassle of traditional metal braces. These clear plastic aligners work wonders, and your friends won’t even know you’re wearing them! We would love to set up a consultation to discuss how Invisalign can overhaul your smile.

We have convenient appointment slots Monday through Friday to fit into your schedule. Contact us today to set up a complimentary consultation. We look forward to meeting you and your family,and we hope you choose us for your oral health needs.



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Teeth Whitening Los Angeles and Long Beach

Brilliant white smiles are a widely shared desire. There are lots of options to make your smile whiter.

Many of our patients enjoy the caliber of whiteness that comes from daily flossing, twice daily brushing and daily rinsing with a fluorinated mouthwash. Routine dental visits keep plaque buildup under control, and hygienists will polish teeth to perfection. But some patients want to take their smile’s brightness to the next level. There are lots of whitening options to examine.

What’s right for your smile?

Talk with your doctor about how various whitening procedures would affect your teeth. Not all teeth are tinted with the same color – some patients have gray-tinted teeth, some have brown-tinted teeth, and some have yellow-tinted teeth. Teeth that hold a gray tinge may not respond well to bleaching agents. Teeth with brown shades could bleach better than gray teeth. However yellowed teeth generally respond best to whitening procedures.

Whitening Options

There are three main options for whitening your teeth. First, you can receive professional whitening treatment from your dentist’s office. Second, you can try doctor prescribed or over the counter whitening systems to use at home. And third, you can a tooth whitening toothpaste.

Remember that to choose products bearing the ADA Seal of Acceptance.

Teeth Whitening at Our Practice

If you want whiter teeth fast, your best option is professional whitening at your dentist’s office. During most professional whitening treatments, your dentist will apply a gel to your teeth. Your lips and gums will be covered, and a light is shined on the teeth. The light helps the gel remove deeper stains on your teeth.

These treatments usually last an hour to an hour and a half. Some patients finish treatment in one visit, and some patients require a follow-up visit. You will see a brighter, whiter smile directly after your chair-side bleaching.

Teeth Whitening at Home

Many patients enjoy whitening their teeth at home. You can watch your favorite movie or play with your kids while these whitening products do their magic. Some products come from your doctor and others can be found in the drugstore. Over the counter whiteners include whitening strips, whitening mouth guards or trays, and brush-on whiteners.

Whitening Strips

“Many people like the comfort of these bendable whitening strips. Patients use two strips at a time, usually for half an hour twice daily. One strip is applied to your top teeth and the other is applied to the bottom. Make sure you put the sticky side – the one with the bleaching agent – against your teeth. Lightly push the strips against your teeth to make sure the whitening agent touches every nook and cranny. ”

Whitening Trays

“Whitening trays from your dentist’s office can be made to fit your mouth perfectly. You can also purchase whitening kits with trays included. Normally whitening trays use peroxide as a bleaching agent. Different products contain different amounts of peroxide, and therefore product instructions will differ. To use, you put the gel into the tray or mouth guard, and then you place the piece into your mouth. Follow the instructions listed on the packaging, or talk with your doctor about proper usage. ”

Brush-On Whitening

“Some whitening products include a brush so you can actually paint the gel onto your teeth. Teeth should be brushed and dried before application. Once you paint on the gel, wait for it to dry fully. This usually takes half an hour. Brush-on whiteners generally recommend two treatments per day for maximum results. Some patients like the control that this option gives them. If one tooth is especially discolored, you can apply more whitening agent to that specific tooth.”

Products with whitening agents sometimes have side effects. Some people experience tenderness and sensitivity on a whitening regimen. Ill-fitting whitening trays can aggravate your gums and oral tissues. Most of these symptoms fade once you’re done whitening, but if they don’t, call your dentist. Don’t hesitate to contact our practice with any whitening questions or concerns.

Whitening Toothpastes

Superficial stains can be removed with any toothpaste on the market. ADA approved toothpastes labeled “whitening” toothpastes contain either polishing agents or particular chemicals that work to eradicate discoloration and stains. That said, these toothpastes don’t actually bleach your teeth.

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Brilliant white smiles are a widely shared desire. There are lots of options to make your smile whiter.

Many of our patients enjoy the caliber of whiteness that comes from daily flossing, twice daily brushing and daily rinsing with a fluorinated mouthwash. Routine dental visits keep plaque buildup under control, and hygienists will polish teeth to perfection. But some patients want to take their smile’s brightness to the next level. There are lots of whitening options to examine.

What’s right for your smile?

Talk with your doctor about how various whitening procedures would affect your teeth. Not all teeth are tinted with the same color – some patients have gray-tinted teeth, some have brown-tinted teeth, and some have yellow-tinted teeth. Teeth that hold a gray tinge may not respond well to bleaching agents. Teeth with brown shades could bleach better than gray teeth. However yellowed teeth generally respond best to whitening procedures.

Whitening Options

There are three main options for whitening your teeth. First, you can receive professional whitening treatment from your dentist’s office. Second, you can try doctor prescribed or over the counter whitening systems to use at home. And third, you can a tooth whitening toothpaste.

Remember that to choose products bearing the ADA Seal of Acceptance.

Teeth Whitening at Our Practice

If you want whiter teeth fast, your best option is professional whitening at your dentist’s office. During most professional whitening treatments, your dentist will apply a gel to your teeth. Your lips and gums will be covered, and a light is shined on the teeth. The light helps the gel remove deeper stains on your teeth.

These treatments usually last an hour to an hour and a half. Some patients finish treatment in one visit, and some patients require a follow-up visit. You will see a brighter, whiter smile directly after your chair-side bleaching.

Teeth Whitening at Home

Many patients enjoy whitening their teeth at home. You can watch your favorite movie or play with your kids while these whitening products do their magic. Some products come from your doctor and others can be found in the drugstore. Over the counter whiteners include whitening strips, whitening mouth guards or trays, and brush-on whiteners.

Whitening Strips

“Many people like the comfort of these bendable whitening strips. Patients use two strips at a time, usually for half an hour twice daily. One strip is applied to your top teeth and the other is applied to the bottom. Make sure you put the sticky side – the one with the bleaching agent – against your teeth. Lightly push the strips against your teeth to make sure the whitening agent touches every nook and cranny. ”

Whitening Trays

“Whitening trays from your dentist’s office can be made to fit your mouth perfectly. You can also purchase whitening kits with trays included. Normally whitening trays use peroxide as a bleaching agent. Different products contain different amounts of peroxide, and therefore product instructions will differ. To use, you put the gel into the tray or mouth guard, and then you place the piece into your mouth. Follow the instructions listed on the packaging, or talk with your doctor about proper usage. ”

Brush-On Whitening

“Some whitening products include a brush so you can actually paint the gel onto your teeth. Teeth should be brushed and dried before application. Once you paint on the gel, wait for it to dry fully. This usually takes half an hour. Brush-on whiteners generally recommend two treatments per day for maximum results. Some patients like the control that this option gives them. If one tooth is especially discolored, you can apply more whitening agent to that specific tooth.”

Products with whitening agents sometimes have side effects. Some people experience tenderness and sensitivity on a whitening regimen. Ill-fitting whitening trays can aggravate your gums and oral tissues. Most of these symptoms fade once you’re done whitening, but if they don’t, call your dentist. Don’t hesitate to contact our practice with any whitening questions or concerns.

Whitening Toothpastes

Superficial stains can be removed with any toothpaste on the market. ADA approved toothpastes labeled “whitening” toothpastes contain either polishing agents or particular chemicals that work to eradicate discoloration and stains. That said, these toothpastes don’t actually bleach your teeth.



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Invisalign Los Angeles and Long Beach

 We are a Certified Invisalign® ProviderNow patients can achieve their dreams of straight teeth without the hassle of traditional braces. How, you ask? With Invisalign.

Our dentists are certified Invisalign® providers, and we can give you a free consultation to discuss the details of your treatment.

What’s Invisalign?

Invisalign shifts your teeth gently into place with the help of custom plastic aligners. Your friends won’t be able to tell you’ve got them in, and you can take them out any time.

Invisalign utilizes 3-D imaging to design your unique care plan for a straighter smile. Invisalign has straightened lots of smiles, and more than 70 percent of American and Canadian orthodontists are certified Invisalign providers.

What are the benefits of Invisalign? 

The 3-D imaging technology lets you see the end result of Invisalign – a straight smile. The invisible aligners don’t call attention to your treatment, so you can keep smiling the whole time they’re working.

Since you can remove them, oral care is much simpler. Traditional braces make it difficult to floss and brush normally, but the aligners can be removed for hassle-free oral hygiene.

Your diet doesn’t have to change with Invisalign; just take them out to eat and drink. Did we mention that they’re comfortable?

There are no wires and brackets to irritate your mouth.

Invisalign InformationHow does it work?

Invisalign treatment takes anywhere from 9 to 15 months to move your teeth to their desired position. Patients receive successive sets of aligners – most patients use between 18 and 30.

Obviously treatment time and aligners sets differ depending on the patient’s needs. Patients switch to a new aligner approximately every two weeks.

This frequency of adjustment allows your teeth to move gradually into place. Your dentist will evaluate your progress approximately every six weeks to make sure you’re on track.

For best results, aligners should only be taken out to eat and to complete your oral hygiene routine.

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 We are a Certified Invisalign® ProviderNow patients can achieve their dreams of straight teeth without the hassle of traditional braces. How, you ask? With Invisalign.

Our dentists are certified Invisalign® providers, and we can give you a free consultation to discuss the details of your treatment.

What’s Invisalign?

Invisalign shifts your teeth gently into place with the help of custom plastic aligners. Your friends won’t be able to tell you’ve got them in, and you can take them out any time.

Invisalign utilizes 3-D imaging to design your unique care plan for a straighter smile. Invisalign has straightened lots of smiles, and more than 70 percent of American and Canadian orthodontists are certified Invisalign providers.

What are the benefits of Invisalign? 

The 3-D imaging technology lets you see the end result of Invisalign – a straight smile. The invisible aligners don’t call attention to your treatment, so you can keep smiling the whole time they’re working.

Since you can remove them, oral care is much simpler. Traditional braces make it difficult to floss and brush normally, but the aligners can be removed for hassle-free oral hygiene.

Your diet doesn’t have to change with Invisalign; just take them out to eat and drink. Did we mention that they’re comfortable?

There are no wires and brackets to irritate your mouth.

Invisalign InformationHow does it work?

Invisalign treatment takes anywhere from 9 to 15 months to move your teeth to their desired position. Patients receive successive sets of aligners – most patients use between 18 and 30.

Obviously treatment time and aligners sets differ depending on the patient’s needs. Patients switch to a new aligner approximately every two weeks.

This frequency of adjustment allows your teeth to move gradually into place. Your dentist will evaluate your progress approximately every six weeks to make sure you’re on track.

For best results, aligners should only be taken out to eat and to complete your oral hygiene routine.



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Dental Treatment Options

Invisalign® for Straighter Teeth

You no longer need to suffer through months or years of metal mouth to get straighter teeth. Invisalign is a popular straightening option, and our patients love the flexibility and confidence it gives them.

Utilizing clear plastic aligners that are completely removable, Invisalign straightens your smile without any sacrifice from you.

Learn more about how Invisalign compares with traditional braces. READ MORE

Zoom® for a Whiter Smile

A whiter smile can completely enhance your look. With Zoom!, you can get whiter teeth in one quick office visit.

The Zoom! whitening system will make your smile up to eight shades whiter than before, and you’ll be able to see the results immediately.

Learn more about how Zoom! helps patients radiate beauty and confidence. READ MORE

Lumineers® for a Rejuvenated Look

You don’t have to feel embarrassed about chipped, gapped, crooked or discolored teeth. Lumineers provide a less invasive option to porcelain veneers.

Lumineers can completely restore your smile quickly and painlessly. These contact lens-thin Lumineers easily bond to teeth without the need for shaving your tooth enamel away.

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Invisalign® for Straighter Teeth

You no longer need to suffer through months or years of metal mouth to get straighter teeth. Invisalign is a popular straightening option, and our patients love the flexibility and confidence it gives them.

Utilizing clear plastic aligners that are completely removable, Invisalign straightens your smile without any sacrifice from you.

Learn more about how Invisalign compares with traditional braces. READ MORE

Zoom® for a Whiter Smile

A whiter smile can completely enhance your look. With Zoom!, you can get whiter teeth in one quick office visit.

The Zoom! whitening system will make your smile up to eight shades whiter than before, and you’ll be able to see the results immediately.

Learn more about how Zoom! helps patients radiate beauty and confidence. READ MORE

Lumineers® for a Rejuvenated Look

You don’t have to feel embarrassed about chipped, gapped, crooked or discolored teeth. Lumineers provide a less invasive option to porcelain veneers.

Lumineers can completely restore your smile quickly and painlessly. These contact lens-thin Lumineers easily bond to teeth without the need for shaving your tooth enamel away.



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Dentistry for Kids

Pediatric Dental FAQs

When should I bring my child to the dentist for the first time?

The ADA suggests that parents bring their children in between six months and a year of life. You can schedule his first appointment when your child cuts his first pearly white

What differentiates a pediatric dentist from regular dentists?

Every type of dentist has finished dental school and a number of years working within a certain specialty. There are lots of dental specialties, including orthodontics, oral surgery and pediatrics.

Each dentist has experience working with patients of all ages, but pediatric dentists have decided to make children’s teeth their expertise. Pediatric dentists know how to talk with your children to explain dental procedures and calm their fears.

We want to provide you and your little ones a high level of comfort and satisfaction.

What can my child expert on his first visit?

We like to keep your child’s first dental visit short and sweet. First, we’ll get acquainted with you and your little one, and we’ll instruct you on fundamental practices to keep your child’s teeth strong.

Feel free to ask any questions about your children’s teeth now or for the future. Next, the dentist will inspect your little one’s mouth, teeth, gums and jaw for any potential problems.

Sometimes we clean your child’s teeth lightly, but only if we needed.

How do I get my child ready for his first trip to the dentist?

Displaying optimism about the dentist is the most important thing you can do before your child’s first visit. If you are nervous about the visit, your child will be perceptive to your attitude.

Tell your child that dentists inspect their teeth, gums and jaw to make sure they’re healthy. Explain how dental hygienists clean teeth and show you how to best clean them at home.

Our staff will do their best to make your child feel comfortable at relaxed.

How frequently should I schedule dental visits for my child?

Our office suggests two visits a year – one each six months. If your child has a unique oral health need, it’s possible that we’ll want to see him more often.

Why do baby teeth need dental care if they fall out anyway?

Your child’s baby teeth don’t last forever, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t important. Baby teeth affect the way your little one smiles, talks and eats.

Baby teeth are fillers – allotting jaw space for their permanent teeth. If a baby tooth is lost or extracted too soon, other teeth can move into its place.

This shift may not seem important, but it could set the stage for crooked or crowded teeth down the road. But perhaps the most important reason to care for your child’s baby teeth is that our oral health directly affects our overall health.

How do I clean my infant’s teeth?

You should wipe your baby’s gums after you feed him, even before any teeth erupt. Dampen a soft rag or cloth and gently wipe any residue from your baby’s gums.

You can buy your child his first toothbrush when you see that first little tooth cut through the gums. Some stores carry infant toothbrushes, but a small soft-bristled toothbrush will do the job, too.

When should I start using toothpaste?

You can use toothpaste in your baby’s mouth once he has several teeth showing. Don’t use too much – a very small dab will work.

Use toothpaste without fluoride until your child turns two. On his second birthday, it’s safe to use toothpaste with fluoride, but still only a small amount.

Encourage your child to spit toothpaste out fully after brushing. Children who frequently swallow fluorinated toothpaste risk developing stains on their teeth.

Most children don’t have the motor skills or accountability to brush on their own until they reach six or seven years of age. Until then, teach your child good oral hygiene habits by helping him brush and floss daily.

How do children get cavities?

Bacteria are naturally present in our bodies and mouths. Food particles and sugars get trapped in our mouths after eating and drinking.

When the sugars and bacteria interact, they make acids. The acids then work on your child’s teeth, deteriorating the enamel and forming holes.

These holes in our teeth are cavities.

How can I keep my child from getting cavities?

Give your child healthy foods and a balanced diet. Too much sugar can cause cavities. Set dental appointments for your child twice a year to ensure that no unseen problems are threatening your child’s teeth and mouth.

At home, teach the importance of daily flossing and brushing. Floss your child’s teeth or monitor him while he flosses on his own.

Have your child brush his teeth two times per day at minimum. You can take your child’s oral hygiene one step further and brush after every meal.

Should my child get sealants?

Sealants provide a smooth cover for the tiny grooves and pits in your child’s teeth. Uncovered, those grooves can harbor bacteria and build up plaque.

Sealants are a safe, easy way to maximize your child’s dental hygiene. Combined with routine dental care, sealants thwart cavities and decay.

Many parents decide that their children’s teeth – particularly the bumpy molars – will benefit from protective sealants.

How can I protect little athlete’s teeth during sports?

Little leaguers should wear mouth guards to keep injuries at bay. Even sports that don’t technically involve contact can still spur injuries.

Soccer, football, baseball and basketball players may even feel safer and more competitive with the use of a mouth guard. Our office can discuss a custom-made mouth guard to shield your child’s lips, teeth and gums.

Is thumb-sucking a dangerous habit for oral health?

Most babies suck their thumbs, fingers or hands. Many kids even keep up the habit until they turn 4 years old, and most kids don’t suffer any lasting affects from it.

If your child sucks his thumb violently, or if he keeps sucking once his permanent teeth come in, contact your dentist. A dentist should be able to tell if the habit is causing any harm.

When are dental X-rays recommended?

Our dentists suggest that your child receive X-rays around his second or third birthday. His first X-rays will be quick and easy – they’ll essentially be images of the teeth in the front of your child’s mouth.

Annual X-rays will be needed when your child’s primary teeth touch in the back of his mouth. These X-rays confirm that the jaw and teeth are lined up correctly.

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Pediatric Dental FAQs

When should I bring my child to the dentist for the first time?

The ADA suggests that parents bring their children in between six months and a year of life. You can schedule his first appointment when your child cuts his first pearly white

What differentiates a pediatric dentist from regular dentists?

Every type of dentist has finished dental school and a number of years working within a certain specialty. There are lots of dental specialties, including orthodontics, oral surgery and pediatrics.

Each dentist has experience working with patients of all ages, but pediatric dentists have decided to make children’s teeth their expertise. Pediatric dentists know how to talk with your children to explain dental procedures and calm their fears.

We want to provide you and your little ones a high level of comfort and satisfaction.

What can my child expert on his first visit?

We like to keep your child’s first dental visit short and sweet. First, we’ll get acquainted with you and your little one, and we’ll instruct you on fundamental practices to keep your child’s teeth strong.

Feel free to ask any questions about your children’s teeth now or for the future. Next, the dentist will inspect your little one’s mouth, teeth, gums and jaw for any potential problems.

Sometimes we clean your child’s teeth lightly, but only if we needed.

How do I get my child ready for his first trip to the dentist?

Displaying optimism about the dentist is the most important thing you can do before your child’s first visit. If you are nervous about the visit, your child will be perceptive to your attitude.

Tell your child that dentists inspect their teeth, gums and jaw to make sure they’re healthy. Explain how dental hygienists clean teeth and show you how to best clean them at home.

Our staff will do their best to make your child feel comfortable at relaxed.

How frequently should I schedule dental visits for my child?

Our office suggests two visits a year – one each six months. If your child has a unique oral health need, it’s possible that we’ll want to see him more often.

Why do baby teeth need dental care if they fall out anyway?

Your child’s baby teeth don’t last forever, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t important. Baby teeth affect the way your little one smiles, talks and eats.

Baby teeth are fillers – allotting jaw space for their permanent teeth. If a baby tooth is lost or extracted too soon, other teeth can move into its place.

This shift may not seem important, but it could set the stage for crooked or crowded teeth down the road. But perhaps the most important reason to care for your child’s baby teeth is that our oral health directly affects our overall health.

How do I clean my infant’s teeth?

You should wipe your baby’s gums after you feed him, even before any teeth erupt. Dampen a soft rag or cloth and gently wipe any residue from your baby’s gums.

You can buy your child his first toothbrush when you see that first little tooth cut through the gums. Some stores carry infant toothbrushes, but a small soft-bristled toothbrush will do the job, too.

When should I start using toothpaste?

You can use toothpaste in your baby’s mouth once he has several teeth showing. Don’t use too much – a very small dab will work.

Use toothpaste without fluoride until your child turns two. On his second birthday, it’s safe to use toothpaste with fluoride, but still only a small amount.

Encourage your child to spit toothpaste out fully after brushing. Children who frequently swallow fluorinated toothpaste risk developing stains on their teeth.

Most children don’t have the motor skills or accountability to brush on their own until they reach six or seven years of age. Until then, teach your child good oral hygiene habits by helping him brush and floss daily.

How do children get cavities?

Bacteria are naturally present in our bodies and mouths. Food particles and sugars get trapped in our mouths after eating and drinking.

When the sugars and bacteria interact, they make acids. The acids then work on your child’s teeth, deteriorating the enamel and forming holes.

These holes in our teeth are cavities.

How can I keep my child from getting cavities?

Give your child healthy foods and a balanced diet. Too much sugar can cause cavities. Set dental appointments for your child twice a year to ensure that no unseen problems are threatening your child’s teeth and mouth.

At home, teach the importance of daily flossing and brushing. Floss your child’s teeth or monitor him while he flosses on his own.

Have your child brush his teeth two times per day at minimum. You can take your child’s oral hygiene one step further and brush after every meal.

Should my child get sealants?

Sealants provide a smooth cover for the tiny grooves and pits in your child’s teeth. Uncovered, those grooves can harbor bacteria and build up plaque.

Sealants are a safe, easy way to maximize your child’s dental hygiene. Combined with routine dental care, sealants thwart cavities and decay.

Many parents decide that their children’s teeth – particularly the bumpy molars – will benefit from protective sealants.

How can I protect little athlete’s teeth during sports?

Little leaguers should wear mouth guards to keep injuries at bay. Even sports that don’t technically involve contact can still spur injuries.

Soccer, football, baseball and basketball players may even feel safer and more competitive with the use of a mouth guard. Our office can discuss a custom-made mouth guard to shield your child’s lips, teeth and gums.

Is thumb-sucking a dangerous habit for oral health?

Most babies suck their thumbs, fingers or hands. Many kids even keep up the habit until they turn 4 years old, and most kids don’t suffer any lasting affects from it.

If your child sucks his thumb violently, or if he keeps sucking once his permanent teeth come in, contact your dentist. A dentist should be able to tell if the habit is causing any harm.

When are dental X-rays recommended?

Our dentists suggest that your child receive X-rays around his second or third birthday. His first X-rays will be quick and easy – they’ll essentially be images of the teeth in the front of your child’s mouth.

Annual X-rays will be needed when your child’s primary teeth touch in the back of his mouth. These X-rays confirm that the jaw and teeth are lined up correctly.



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Please print out the patient forms below. Fill it out and bring it to your first appointment with us.

Adult Patient Forms

New Patient Form

Health History Form - Page 1

Health History Form - Page 2

Financial Policy Form 

Biophosphonates Consent Form

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