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Help! I Have A Knocked Out Tooth: When You Need Emergency Dental Care Sep 15th, 2020

Every year, more than 5 million teeth are knocked out in the United States. It's a common injury, especially among athletes, although it can happen to anyone.  Although painful, a knocked-out tooth doesn't mean you have a permanent gap in your smile. With quick, modern dental treatments, we can reimplant...

Make School a Little Easier With Invisalign Aug 19th, 2020

The school year is about to begin, and whether your child will be entering a traditional classroom or visiting with teachers and classmates online, you want them to have the self-assurance they need to succeed. Everyone feels more confident when they know they look their best, and that’s especially true...

4 Signs Your Root Canal Is in Trouble Jul 20th, 2020

There’s much more to your teeth than meets the eye, namely the long roots that anchor them to your jawbone. If harmful bacteria get inside these structures, it can lead to an infection that puts your entire tooth at risk. The good news is that we can effectively and easily...

Are You Ruining Your Teeth With These Bad Habits? Jun 22nd, 2020

Are you missing a tooth? You're not alone. About 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth, and some 40 million people in the United States are missing all of their teeth. Think that's bad? Take a look at tooth decay numbers. About 92% of adults and 42% of...

Versatile Veneers — The Ultimate Cover-Up May 29th, 2020

There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all treatment when it comes to dentistry. But there are some treatments that are so versatile, they come close to fitting the bill!  Take dental veneers for example. This go-to treatment is an effective way to fix cosmetic and structural dental issues. Veneers are...

5 Tips for Overcoming Dental Anxiety Apr 24th, 2020

Many people put off going to the dentist due to intense fear and anxiety about the experience. In fact, about 20% of Americans only go to the dentist when absolutely necessary, and almost eight percent avoid going altogether. Does this sound like you? We can help. Dr. Ali Saeghi and...

What are Sealants and How Effective Are They in Preventing Cavities in Kids? Mar 17th, 2020

Did you know that cavities affect 300,000 children each year alone? In fact, cavities are classified as a chronic childhood disease. They’re even the number one most common chronic disease your child can get.  At Modern Age Dentistry, Dr. Ali Saeghi and his team are here to ensure you and...

3 Essential Preventive Dental Treatment for Kids Feb 12th, 2020

Did you know that early childhood cavities (ECC) are the most common chronic pediatric disease? It may be hard to believe, but tooth decay negatively impacts five times more children than asthma, four times more than early-childhood obesity, and 20 times more than childhood diabetes.  Tooth decay isn’t just an...

How to Prevent Gum Disease Jan 1st, 2020

Worried about your gums? You probably should be. Nearly half of American adults have gum disease. What’s scarier is that an estimated 80% of us will deal with gum disease at some point in our lives. While gum disease itself isn’t fatal, it could be the source of complications that...

Deciding Between Full Implants and Dentures? All-on-4®️ Might Be Your Answer Dec 10th, 2019

If you require full-mouth restoration, choosing between dentures and full implants can be a difficult decision to make, especially if you’d rather not get dentures but want to avoid the cost of full implants. All-on-4®️ is a comfortable middle ground between the two options, providing a permanent solution for those...

Tips for Taking Care of Your Invisalign Trays Nov 1st, 2019

If you’ve heard about Invisalign, the “invisible” way to straighten your teeth, you may be wondering about the maintenance. How do you take care of those little clear plastic trays?  At Modern Age Dentistry, Dr. Ali Saeghi can evaluate whether you’re a good candidate for Invisalign. He also offers this...

The Most Common Dental Emergencies (and How to Avoid Them) Oct 1st, 2019

As hard as you may try to plan ahead, life is often unpredictable and accidents happen. Sometimes those accidents require emergency medical or dental care. At Modern Age Dentistry, we know it’s important to give you the urgent dental care you need as quickly as possible. Our experienced dentist, Dr....

Adjusting to Life with Dentures Sep 4th, 2019

Dentures are a necessary fact of life for some people. They can help you have a more normal-looking smile, but they can require some adjustment. It’s worth the adjustment because dentures are an important way to restore your smile if you have missing teeth. You should expect your dentures to...

How to Extend the Results of Teeth Whitening Aug 1st, 2019

Teeth whitening is the most requested cosmetic procedure, ranking number one on the list of most-asked-for cosmetic applications. And its popularity is only increasing. While whitening treatments do give you stunning results, daily living can stain your teeth again. In fact, your teeth could begin to fade again in as...

Straight Teeth Are Healthy Teeth: Why Alignment Matters Jul 22nd, 2019

We know your smile is important, and you want it to be full of beautifully white teeth that are in perfect alignment. Mother Nature often has different plans, creating misalignments that not only affect your great smile, but also impact your dental health. Here at Modern Age Dentistry, our dental...

Top 5 Ways To Take Care of Your New Ceramic Crown Smile Jun 14th, 2019

When it comes to restoring your smile, crowns are extremely versatile, helping correct an array of cosmetic flaws as well as adding strength to teeth that have been damaged by decay or trauma. One of the biggest benefits of crowns is their durability — with proper care, your new crowns...

Root Canals 101: What to Expect and How to Prepare May 10th, 2019

Do you need a root canal? You’ve got a lot of company. According to the American Association of Endodontists, more than 15 million root canal procedures are performed every year in the U.S., which is kind of surprising since root canals tend to be viewed with a lot of anxiety and...

Why You Want to Have Your Teeth Professionally Whitened Apr 15th, 2019

Next time you are in the dental aisle at your local store you might be tempted to grab one of those at-home teeth whitening products, but you should save your money and choose to have your teeth professionally whitened by your dentist. Discover why you should choose to use professional...

Why More People Are Choosing Dental Implants Mar 12th, 2019

When it comes to replacing a missing tooth (or teeth), there are several options, but none truly stack up to dental implants. In fact, more than three million people in the United States already have an implant, and this number is growing by more than half a million each year....

Feeling Insecure With Your Smile? Veneers Could Be the Answer Feb 1st, 2019

Cosmetic imperfections in your smile can be frustrating and embarrassing. Whether you’ve had irregularly shaped teeth your whole life or you’ve suffered an injury resulting in chipped or cracked teeth, you know that an imperfect smile can make you feel insecure. Porcelain veneers — thin shells fixed to the front...

How to Know if You’re Experiencing a Dental Emergency Jan 7th, 2019

You’ve probably experienced some form of minor dental trauma at some point in your life, such as accidentally biting your tongue or scraping your gums with your toothbrush. Most of the time, it’s not a big deal and can heal on its own. Dental emergencies, on the other hand, are...

How to Prepare Your Child for Their First Dental Visit Dec 7th, 2018

First visits to the dentist can prove challenging for both parent and child. You want to pick a dentist who puts your child at ease while offering the best pediatric dental care. Still, you wonder what you and your child should expect on a first visit. You wonder how you...

Regain Normal Teeth Function with Ceramic Crowns Nov 13th, 2018

Ceramic crowns are a fantastic option whether you’re wanting to restore the natural function of your teeth due to significant damage or to improve their appearance. Dr. Ali Saeghi regularly uses ceramic crowns here at Modern Age Dentistry to treat a variety of dental issues, and we’re going to share...

5 Top Reasons Why Invisalign® Remains Popular for Teeth-Straightening Oct 16th, 2018

Whether you missed the braces boat when you were younger or your teen (well, their teeth) needs a little straightening out, Invisalign is a fantastic solution that gives every member of the family something to smile about.Here at Modern Age Dentistry, we’ve helped our clients at our three offices in...

Your Guide to Eliminating Bad Breath Sep 12th, 2018

Everyone knows the problem, and when they’re out in social situations, they certainly hope it doesn’t include them. Yes, bad breath. The involuntary recoil of people when someone else opens their mouth. The smell that can go from just about tolerable to “you need to see a dentist.”At Modern Age...

Improve Your Smile with Porcelain Veneers Aug 24th, 2018

Your smile can have a surprising impact on your life. It affects how people perceive you, and it can have a dramatic impact on your self-confidence as well. If you’re not comfortable with your smile, porcelain veneers may be a good option. Porcelain veneers are small, custom-shaped shells that are...

Gum Disease 101: What You Need to Know Jul 20th, 2018

Are your gums red, swollen, and tender? Do they bleed easily when you brush your teeth? If you answered yes to these questions, you might have gum disease. Although, it’s also possible to have gum disease and not even know it. Dr. Seaghi wants to help you have a beautiful,...

The Many Benefits of New Astra Dental Implant Jun 19th, 2018

Missing teeth can be embarrassing and can keep you from living life to the fullest. Wouldn’t you love to enjoy all your favorite foods again, or maybe just feel confident about your appearance? According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, 500,000 Americans a year opt to replace missing teeth...

5 Ways Veneers Can Improve Your Smile May 10th, 2018

Few people - including celebrities - are born with picture-perfect smiles. But more often than not, those flawless grins have been cosmetically enhanced. Veneers are a simple, minimally invasive technique we use at Modern Age Dentistry to improve your smile.The thin porcelain shells cover up numerous imperfections to enhance the...

Dental Implants 101: All Your Questions Answered Apr 19th, 2018

Though the technology has been around for over 50 years, it’s only been recently that dental implants have become the standard of care for replacing missing teeth. There’s no other replacement method that comes closer to providing the same interaction as natural teeth in both strength and appearance. With modern...

Dental Emergencies 101: Your Guide to FAQs Mar 29th, 2018

Although it’s impossible to predict a dental emergency, there are a few common categories of dental emergencies, such as:Chipped or broken teethToothaches or abscessesKnocked out teethObjects stuck between teethLost fillings or crownsBroken dental appliancesEach one of those situations can be scary, but there are steps you can take to minimize...

How to Care for Your Teeth After a Root Canal Feb 15th, 2018

How to Care for Your Teeth After a Root CanalIf you’ve recently had a root canal, you may be wondering how to care for your teeth as your gums and mouth heal. Read on for a few tips that may help you recover as quickly as possible and enjoy years...

Dentures 101: Cost, Care, and Kinds Available Feb 1st, 2018

When it comes to dentures, patients today have plenty of choices. There are two broad categories of dentures: complete and partial. And each category contains various types of dentures that are suitable for particular situations, have different price points, and sometimes require specific care. Complete dentures are necessary when all...

5 Tips for Managing Dental Anxiety Jan 10th, 2018

If you feel nervous about climbing into the dental chair, you’re not alone: Dental phobias and anxieties keep as many as 40 million Americans away from the dentist each year, and with potentially serious oral health consequences.In my 25-plus years as a family dentist, I’ve helped many patients feel at...

The 10 Best Reasons to Have Your Teeth Professionally Whitened Nov 27th, 2017

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you and the best tool you have for welcoming them into your life. A sunny smile is so important that teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic procedure performed by Modern Age Dentistry.The brightness of your smile is related...

Straightening Out Your Smile with Invisalign Oct 23rd, 2017

When it comes to your smile, it’s easy to find yourself hiding your pearly whites if you’re unhappy with the shape of your grin. For teenagers and adults everywhere, few things are more frustrating than being told to “say cheese” for a photo only to feel pressured to keep your...