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We Know How Many Licks to Reach Center of a Tootsie Pop (Sort of)

It's a question that's beset many of us since we were kids: how many licks does it take to reach the center of a Tootsie Pop? Along with "Everything I Think I See" and "My Bologna Has a First Name," it's an artifact of some incredibly effective advertising campaigns when media was more concentrated and [...]

By |October 10th, 2019|Categories: Family Dentistry, Science, Trivia|

Orthodontics for Adults – Which Treatment is Best For You?

Whether you had braces as a teenager and you stopped wearing your retainer over the years and your teeth shifted back, or you never had orthodontics in your teens but you want a straighter smile, Dr. Firouzian can help. At Firouzian Dentistry, we offer four different orthodontic treatments for adults to choose [...]

How Long Is Recovery from Wisdom Tooth Extraction?

Recent events have brought a lot of attention to the question of how long it takes to recover after wisdom tooth extraction. Ariana Grande was scheduled to sing in the MLB All Star concert on July 11, but she pulled out at the last minute, ostensibly because her wisdom teeth had been pulled [...]

By |September 11th, 2019|Categories: Family Dentistry, Wisdom Teeth|

Does Chewing Gum Help Prevent Cavities?

Although chewing gum can often be perceived as a dirty or annoying habit, it may actually help prevent cavities. At Firouzian Dentistry, we want our patients to have the healthiest teeth around. In addition to regular dental exams and proper at-home hygiene, chewing gum may also be important to include in your routine. [...]

By |August 28th, 2019|Categories: Preventive Dentistry|

Do Kids Inherit Bad Teeth?

There are many risk factors that children share with their parents. For example, if your parents snored or had sleep apnea, it’s likely you will, too. But what about the risk of cavities and gum disease? Do children inherit that from their parents? Sort of. But it’s complicated. And here’s the good news: most of [...]

Will My Bone Density Affect My Implants?

Do you suffer from tooth loss? Are you looking for a better way than dentures to replace your missing teeth? Dental implants are a great option. However, many of our patients worry that their low bone density caused by osteoporosis may disqualify them as a good candidate for dental [...]

By |July 24th, 2019|Categories: Dental Implants|
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