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Routine dental care may protect against severe COVID-19-related complications

Quick Summary: A study in a recent CDA Journal concludes that oral hygiene interventions and periodontal and dental treatment have the potential to decrease the oral bacterial burden and the systemic inflammatory response and therefore could decrease the severity and risk of COVID-19 respiratory problems. Studies conducted around the world have linked periodontitis to respiratory,

December 22, 2020 3:44 pm | Category: Uncategorized

Instilling Good Oral Health at a Young Age

Teaching healthy habits to children at a young age can instill in them a lifetime of good oral health practices. Emphasizing how to properly care for their teeth, developing a routine, and encouraging good nutritional choices all contribute to a strong smile that will last a lifetime. Good habits start at home and by setting,

November 26, 2020 4:16 pm | Category: Uncategorized

How Our Teeth Have Fared During Covid-19

Many people may be wondering how dental practices have fared in these unconventional times. Luckily, because dental offices already have strict and consistent sterilization procedures, most have been able to make a few other adjustments and offer some, if not all, of their usual services. It would appear our teeth haven’t done so well! Our offices,

October 29, 2020 1:47 pm | Category: Uncategorized

Sore, Sensitive, or Bleeding Gums

A common complaint from dental patients is that their gums become sore or even bleed during the brushing and flossing process. In most circumstances, this is a mild irritation brought on by brushing that is too vigorous, or a new flossing routine which causes gums to bleed. However, in some instances, sore and bleeding gums,

September 29, 2020 5:27 pm | Category: Uncategorized

CA dental surgeon finds potential link between gum disease, severe COVID-19 complications

In a new study, a local dental surgeon warns of the possible connection between gum disease and COVID-19. If you’d like to get questions answered by Dr. Abas or see us for a cleaning or assessment, we are here to help.  When dentist offices opened back up, Beverly Hills dental surgeon Dr. Shervin Molayem saw,

August 11, 2020 12:01 pm | Category: Uncategorized

4 Reasons Water Is the Best Beverage for Your Teeth

Water, the most important liquid on the planet, makes up roughly 60% of the human body. While there is no “real” recommended amount of water you should drink a day, most doctors agree that you should try and consume 8-10, eight-ounce cups (64-80 fl oz) of water each day.  But why, exactly, is it so important,

July 30, 2020 5:47 pm | Category: Uncategorized

The Functions of Molar and Wisdom Teeth

Molars are designed to sustain great amounts of force from chewing, grinding, and clenching. Though it hasn’t dumped our wisdom teeth yet, evolution has, unfortunately, made some adjustments to the size of our jawbones throughout our history. Even with the current popularity of “Paleo diets,” modern humans do not consume foods that require these extra,

June 24, 2020 7:52 pm | Category: Uncategorized

Dr. Abas on the Dangers of Chronic Inflammation

Our team at PeterAbas DDS is here to ensure you get the best care! Our health and wellness have certainly been thrust into the spotlight over the last couple of months. Throughout the pandemic, doctors and researchers have highlighted how having comorbidities has an extremely negative effect on the body, especially in relation to recovery,

May 28, 2020 1:34 pm | Category: Uncategorized

What to do for Healthy Teeth and Gums

Good oral hygiene is necessary to keep teeth and gums healthy. It involves habits such as brushing twice a day and having regular dental checkups. However, oral health is about more than cavities and gum disease. Research has shown that there is an association between the health of a person’s mouth and their overall health. Experts,

April 15, 2020 12:17 pm | Category: Uncategorized

How to Keep a Healthy Smile Into Old Age

You’d be amazed to consider how our perception and understanding of dental health and aging have changed in such a short period of time. While dental conditions can certainly become more common in the elderly, there are many misconceptions that surround the connection between aging and our teeth. One of the biggest myths about aging,

March 30, 2020 2:29 pm | Category: Uncategorized

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