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Dentist in North Hollywood offers metal-free cavity fillings for dental caries

Posted on: 2017-03-27

Metal-free Cavity Fillings from Dr. Fadi Edmond Elzayat, A-Dental CenterWhen patients are diagnosed with a cavity, their dentist in North Hollywood will recommend the placement of a dental filling. However, the material used to restore the tooth should be considered carefully. Dr. Fadi Edmond Elzayat of A-Dental Center offers patients metal-free fillings made with composite resin.

 

Why metal-free?

In the past, dentists have used a material called amalgam for fillings. It has been found through countless studies that this material is unsafe for use in the human body. The reason? “Silver” fillings are made with approximately 50 percent mercury—a substance dangerous to humans. This metal can release toxins vapor. Toxins enter the body and contribute to a variety of medical conditions.

 

Instead, Dr. Elzayat uses composite resin bonding fillings which have several benefits. These fillings:

  • Do not expand and contract with temperature changes, reducing the likelihood of bacteria entering the inner portion of the tooth and causing an infection.
  • Do not expose patients to mercury toxins that are present in silver amalgam fillings.
  • Are much more cosmetic as they are the same color as natural tooth enamel.
  • Long-lasting and can be replaced as needed if they become discolored.
  • Require less removal of natural tooth structure to place, making them a more conservative option than amalgam fillings.

Dr. Elzayat discusses with patients facing the placement of fillings the benefits of using composite resin bonding materials over amalgam. By educating patients, they can make knowledgeable decisions with regard to their oral health and wellness.

 

Call to schedule a visit

Metal-free, mercury-free fillings are the best way to address cavities. North Hollywood area residents are welcome to contact Dr. Fadi Edmond Elzayat and the team at A-Dental Center to discuss the benefits of composite bonding fillings. Call 818-593-0700 or schedule personally with our friendly front office staff at 11335 Magnolia Boulevard #1A.

 

Dentist in North Hollywood offers tooth extraction for impacted wisdom teeth

Posted on: 2017-03-27

Tooth Extraction for Impacted Wisdom Teeth from Dr. Fadi Edmond Elzayat, A-Dental Center

Dr. Fadi Edmond Elzayat in North Hollywood, California provides dental services through his practice, A-Dental Center. His team is committed to helping individuals achieve and maintain oral health. When patients are experiencing issues associated with an impacted wisdom tooth, surgical extraction may be necessary.

 

What is surgical extraction?

There are times when patients need to have an adult natural tooth removed.

  • It may be due to an impacted wisdom tooth.
  • It may be to prepare the smile for treatment such as orthodontics or placement of a complete denture.
  • Other times, it may be to relieve problems such as overcrowding or to remove a diseased or non-repairable tooth.

The procedure may be either a simple extraction or surgical extraction. Surgical extraction is when the dentist needs to get underneath the gum tissue to access a tooth that has not yet erupted through the gum line. It may require more sedation and local anesthetic than a simple extraction, where a tooth is wedged out from the jaw bone.

 

Benefits of extracting an impacted wisdom tooth

The primary advantage of removing a wisdom tooth that fails to erupt is to eliminate the pain and discomfort many patients experience. It is also an affordable and effective way to solve the problem without having to affect surrounding teeth. Some patients choose to have their wisdom teeth removed before they erupt to avoid problems later, such as shifting of existing teeth.

 

Request an appointment with Dr. Elzayat

A-Dental Center is a dedicated practice serving patients in and around the area of North Hollywood, California. Dr. Elzayat has been performing dentistry for years, and is ready to assist you and your family with your oral health and wellness needs. Schedule an appointment today by contacting our practice at 818-593-0700 or visiting the office at 11335 Magnolia Boulevard #1A.

 

 

Hollywood residents ask, “How important are regular dental cleanings for my child?”

Posted on: 2016-08-31

Dental Cleaning of ChildIt is never too early to start focusing on your child’s oral health. In fact, we recommend that you begin brushing as soon as the first tooth erupts and wiping the gums down even earlier than that. Tooth decay is a problem that affects a good percentage of Kindergarten-aged children and is largely preventable with good oral hygiene.

Early dental care for your children is important for many reasons. First, tooth decay has quickly become a chronic childhood problem. It is important to maintain the health of primary teeth because they are essential to proper chewing and are the guides for alignment of adult teeth. Losing baby teeth due to decay can have far reaching impacts on the alignment of adult teeth.

Developing a good day to day routine to care for your child’s teeth will help set them up for success. Forming good habits young helps ensure they will continue throughout childhood and adolescence. If you are unsure about the best way to properly care for your child’s teeth, we are always here to help.

Another important reason is to allow your child to become comfortable in the dentist’s office. By learning from an early age that dental cleanings are a simple and easy process, it will encourage them to maintain regular preventative dental visits.

Choosing a family dental practice can benefit parents. First, you have the convenience of everyone in your family being seen in the same office. Additionally, a family dentist is able to follow the development and progression of your child’s teeth. This allows any potential issues such as misalignment to be detected early and treatment to begin at the optimal time.

We know that the health of your child is important to you. By bringing them to our office for regular cleanings, you can help them have a healthy smile that will last a lifetime. To set up your child’s first appointment, call us today.

 

Helping Hollywood patient’s care for Invisalign aligners

Posted on: 2016-07-26

invisalign woman with bracesCongratulations! You’ve taken a big step toward enhancing your smile with Invisalign orthodontic straightening. We’ve made impressions of your teeth, generated computerized 3D images for each stage of progress, and created custom aligners. Now it is time to talk about keeping your aligners clear, and your mouth clean and odor-free while you straighten. My patients in the Hollywood area are typically very pleased with Invisalign results, especially when they develop these healthy hygiene habits early into the treatment plan.

 

Morning

 

It is time to rise and shine, knowing that you will look great all day while Invisalign gently moves your teeth into attractive positions.

  • Remove your aligners when you get up.
  • Rinse one with tepid water (never use hot water, which could warp the plastic).
  • Brush it gently with a soft toothbrush reserved for this purpose, and a little liquid anti-bacterial hand soap. Unscented is best, and be sure that the soap is clear – colored soap may stain the aligners. Do not clean aligners with toothpaste or the toothbrush you use for your teeth. Abrasive particle from toothpaste scratch the plastic material, leaving grooves that trap discoloration and germs.
  • Rinse the aligner again.
  • Repeat this process with the other aligner.
  • Place both aligners on a clean towel or in their storage case while you brush your teeth normally.
  • Re-insert aligners immediately.

 

Before and after meals

 

  • Remove aligners before eating or drinking anything other than plain water. Chewing can damage aligners, and pigments in foods and beverages stain the plastic.
  • If possible, rinse aligners with cool water before placing them in their storage case.
  • Do not wrap aligners in a napkin. They are likely to be misplaced or thrown in the trash.
  • Ideally, brush your teeth after eating. If you cannot brush immediately, swish with fresh water before reinserting your aligners.

 

Bedtime

 

  • Brush aligners as you do in the morning.
  • Sanitize your aligners with a soak in denture or retainer cleaner. Even better, use Invisalign’s cleaning crystals.
  • While aligners are immersed, brush your teeth and floss thoroughly.
  • Rinse aligners, and re-insert them right away. It is important to wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours each day for efficient straightening. This method avoids falling asleep while they soak.

 

These simple hygiene steps keep your breath sweet and aligners invisible, protecting your investment in a beautiful smile. Call A-Dental Center in Hollywood at 818-593-0700 for more information on Invisalign treatment.

 

Flossing dental bridges: North Hollywood dentist gives step-by-step instructions

Posted on: 2016-07-26

Senior Woman with dental bridges smilingMany patients today are opting for dental implants to replace missing teeth. However, dental bridges are still a sound solution for others who are not good candidates for, or simply do not want dental implants. Keeping a dental bridge clean is critical to your oral health and the lifespan of the restoration. One of the questions I often get with regard to dental bridges, from my North Hollywood patients, is how to floss properly. It isn’t difficult – it just takes the right tools and a little practice.

 

Flossing a dental bridge

 

  • Brush your teeth, bridge, and tongue thoroughly but gently. Use a soft toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste.
  • Because the dental bridge consists of several attached “teeth,” it is impossible to slide floss between them in the usual manner. A floss threader is a loop of stiff nylon thread with a soft, blunt tip. Threaders are inexpensive, and readily available at drug and retail stores.
  • Position yourself close to a mirror so you can see what you are doing.
  • Pull about half of an 18-inch length of your usual dental floss through the loop of the threader.
  • Place the tip of the threader just below the contact point of two of the teeth in the bridge, at the gum line.
  • For a bridge in the upper arch, aim slightly downward by raising the loop of the threader just a bit. Do the opposite (aim upward) for a bridge in the lower arch.
  • Push the threader through to the inside of the mouth.
  • Remove the threader, leaving a single thickness of floss in place.
  • Move the floss under back and forth to clean the underside of the bridge, and up and down at the sides.
  • Slide the floss out of the opening.
  • Floss remaining teeth, including those adjacent to the bridge, normally.
  • Some patients find added benefit from use of a water flosser (oral irrigation device) such as a WaterPik. Be aware, though, that this treatment does NOT eliminate the need for conventional flossing.

 

Why worry about cleaning a bridge?

 

The pontic, or artificial tooth, in your bridge and the crowns that hold it in place are made of porcelain, so they cannot develop cavities. Natural tooth structure under the crowns, however, is susceptible to tooth decay. Negligent oral hygiene could lead to the need for more extensive dental work in the future. Plaque traps bits of food debris under the bridge, providing a feast for oral bacteria. Without thorough daily cleaning, gum disease may begin in this area and eventually spread to the rest of the mouth.

 

For more tips on living with dental bridges, call my North Hollywood practice at 818-593-0700.

 

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  • Rating: 5Dentist North Hollywood - Five Star Rating

    Dr. Fadi Edmond Elzayat, DDS Reviewed by Roberta G. - DR.Oogle User
    From the beautiful office to the friendly and professional service provided by Dr Elzayat and his staff, this clinic continues to raise the bar.
  • Rating: 5Dentist North Hollywood - Five Star Rating John M.

    I've been a patient of Dr Edmond for several years. This dental clinic is very warm and welcoming, making it much easier to have treatment done. I just had 3 of my wisdom teeth pulled, in and out and not painful at all!
    John M.
  • Rating: 5Dentist North Hollywood - Five Star Rating Kiley H.

    My third time here, and I am still just as happy with them. Friendly, professional, and personable front desk staff and dentist.

    Totally worth the drive to North Hollywood!
    Kiley H.
  • Rating: 5Dentist North Hollywood - Five Star Rating Cristie M.

    I had a broken retainer on my bottom row of teeth that desperately needed fixing. They got me in that day and fixed it FOR FREE.

    These guys are super nice, professional, and most important, great with teeth :)
    Cristie M.
  • Rating: 5Dentist North Hollywood - Five Star Rating ImpressMe E.

    Just left from my first cleaning in over a year! Everyone in that place is so incredibly nice and friendly. I needed deep cleaning today which is never a joy, bit the dentist was so thorough that it barely caused any pain or discomfort. I highly recommend this place!!
    ImpressMe E.
  • Rating: 5Dentist North Hollywood - Five Star Rating Joanna S.

    I went to get a deep cleaning and i paid 643.00 it was my first time there. the staff were friendly and i really felt comfortable there. i hope i didnt get ripped off. although i did need the cleaning. i would go back i did feel good being there and i was scared at first. but im happy with my teeth now.
    Joanna S.
  • Rating: 5Dentist North Hollywood - Five Star Rating Sarine G.

    I called A-dental on Tuesday 10/23 almost to tears with pain I was experiencing from one of my many cavaties. I knew I had cavaties because I had been to a different dentist who I just wasnt comfortable with. Anyways, right from the minute Edith answered the phone I knew I would be in good hands. I figured they would take me in either the day after or near future but she was able to squeeze me in right away.
    Sarine G.
  • Rating: 5Dentist North Hollywood - Five Star Rating Odette D.

    I am so glad that I switched over to this dental office! They are always extremely thorough in their check-ups, using all of the latest equipment (it's amazing how many offices let their equipment go far, far out of date due to the cost of updating it!).
    Odette D.
  • Rating: 5Dentist North Hollywood - Five Star Rating Anne C.

    Such a great place! Everyone is SO nice and my cleaning was so comfortable and painless. They have some great payment plan options for cash paying customers. Definitely found my dentist! I totally recommend.
    Anne C.
  • Rating: 5Dentist North Hollywood - Five Star Rating Shania P.

    Only been here once The dentist is very knowledgable and thorough, he fixed a broken front tooth for me and it looks beautiful !! Very natural-looking. Everyone here is very friendly and really seem caring.

    Their prices seem very reasonable for a dental office, I don't have insurance.
    Shania P.
  • Rating: 5Dentist North Hollywood - Five Star Rating Paola R.

    Had all 4 of my wisdoms taken out last week and didn't feel a thing!!

    I swear the whole procedure took less than 10 minutes and didn't even know he had taken them out!

    Dr Elzayat did my extractions, he has this reassuring attitude that's very comforting and he was really patient with my fear and answered all my questions, even the silly ones :)
    Paola R.
  • Rating: 5Dentist North Hollywood - Five Star Rating Nereida A.

    I love this dentist..such a friendly staff made me feel very welcomed when i first went to my Dr appointment. Dr Delakyan did an amazing job I had my wisdom teeth removed 3 extractions, deep cleaning. i have absolutely no complaints about this dentist. this will be my permanent dentist office I loved it that much! I highly recommend this place..Dr Delakyan has such a great attitude and very patient. Friendly staff Edith and the rest of the girls. Glad I made the right decision and came to this office than noho dental center on chandler ,very rude receptionist at that office!
    Nereida A.
  • Rating: 5Dentist North Hollywood - Five Star Rating Matt J

    This place was amazing. I had an infected impacted wisdom tooth that was spreading to my head. The cost of the procedure to take this infected tooth out was too expensive for me and i didn't insurance and had to pay out of pocket. They worked with me on the cost so I could afford it. They didn't try and rob me of every nickel I had which a lot of other dental offices do. It was one of a few places I have been to where I felt like they actually cared more about my well being than money. The whole staff was incredibly nice and accomodating.
    Matt J.
  • Rating: 5Dentist North Hollywood - Five Star Rating Robert S.

    From the beautiful office to the friendly and professional service provided by Dr Elzayat and his staff, this clinic continues to raise the bar.
    Robert S.
  • Rating: 5Dentist North Hollywood - Five Star Rating Farah W.

    I been going to Dr. Elzayat for years and he is just awesome. I was without dental insurance for a almost 2 years, so when I finally got it, I had about a total of 7 fillings to be done, but all were painless. He even calls to check up on you later that evening to make sure you aren't having any problems or in any pain. Dr Elzayat and all staff you rock!
    Farah W.
  • I love A-Dental Center! The first
    day I came in, I was immediately comfortable with the friendly staff. They are extremely accommodating & thoughtful. They make the dentist feel more like a visit with friends, and the entire staff listens and gets to know you and your preferences. I highly
    recommend A-Dental Center.
    Roberta G.
  • He recivido un exelente trabajo
    asi como un trato especial, profecionalismo y honestidad. Agradesco a A-Dental Center toda su dedicacion al servicio a la communidad. (I have received excellent service, special treatment, professionalism and honesty. I thank A-Dental Center for their dedication
    and service to the community).
    Emigdio B.
  • My experience with Dr. Edmond
    and his staff have been great. Dr. Edmond has done exceptional dental work for me over the last year. His receptionist and dental assistants have been very courteous and helpful, at all times. I would highly recommend this dental office to everyone.
    Thank you doctors and staff.
    Art S.
  • I've been going to A-Dental
    Center practice for years now, five star service each time. From Edith's Reminder calls who is the office manager I believe. All the young professionals provide exceptional service. Dr.Edmund or Edmond sorry not sure of the spelling he's just everything you want in a dentist. Cares about his patients aesthetic precise and meticulous even on your regular Check up or teeth cleaning his whitening system is awesome Zoom. The Dr. Is very understanding with my crazy schedule I refer him all my family and friends and colleagues. They even did Invisalign on my younger brothers teeth great ortho. My younger brother is happy with his teeth. I can't say enough good things. If you decide to choose this dental office your teeth will love you for it. A decision you will never regret! All his dentist are great and he's picky on what Dr. Join his practice there. He has my business for life.
    Wens Sanchez
 

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