Woodland Hills, CA (PRWEB) July 31, 2014
The average American drinks 167 bottled waters per year at a total cost of $11.8 billion, and this is major cause of concern for the prosthodontists at the Anacapa Dental Art Institute in Woodland Hills and Oxnard, Calif.
That’s because bottled water does not contain the teeth-protecting mineral fluoride.
“Tap water is almost universally fluoridated,” said Dr. Saj Jivraj, founder of the Anacapa Dental Art Institute. “Adding fluoride to municipal water supplies has drastically reduced tooth decay and tooth loss since it was first added in the mid 20th century.”
Fluoride helps protect teeth in several ways, according to Dr. Mamaly Reshad, prosthodontist and partner in the Anacapa Dental Art Institute.
First, fluoride helps tooth enamel absorb other minerals, like calcium. Second, those re-absorbed minerals help make the tooth stronger than it was before. Finally, fluoride helps reduce the amount of teeth-attacking acid in the mouth.
“The risks of too much fluoride are very low,” said Dr. Reshad, “especially when compared with the danger of having too little fluoride.”
As such, Dr. Jivraj and Dr. Reshad want to offer 5 tips on how you can get more fluoride to your teeth:
1. Drink more tap water. Be wary as some filters can remove fluoride from tap water.
2. Use fluoridated toothpaste. Tooth-decay rates have dropped in Europe despite lack of fluoridated water thanks to fluoridated toothpaste.
3. Use mouthwash with fluoride. Most people don’t need mouthwash unless they are especially prone to tooth decay.
4. Fluoride gel. Administered by a dental professional, fluoride gel is administered with a dental tray so it can penetrate teeth.
5. Fluoride varnish. Also administered by a dental professional, varnish has more fluoride than gel and is applied directly onto teeth.
Those with the following conditions are the best candidates for additional fluoride supplementation: dry mouth caused by diseases, medication and radiation treatments; a history of cavities; crowns, bridges or braces; and gum disease.
As prosthodontists, Dr. Reshad and Dr. Jivraj are specially trained to replace missing teeth and care for all dental problems.
Dr. Jivraj and Dr. Reshad are award-winning prosthodontists and two of Woodland Hills’ top cosmetic dentists. They are specialists in implant, cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry. Both are former chairmen of the University of Southern California School of Dentistry’s Fixed Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry section. They also are international lecturers and published authors.
Dr. Jivraj earned his degree at the University of Manchester in his native England. He received advanced prosthodontic training at the USC School of Dentistry. He has published numerous articles on aesthetic and implant dentistry in peer-reviewed journals, and has presented on implant dentistry and advanced prosthodontic procedures nationally and internationally.
Dr. Jivraj is co-author of the textbook, “Treatment Planning in Implant Dentistry,” which is used around the world. He is on the editorial board of the highly prestigious Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry and is associate clinical editor for Dental Teamwork magazine.
He currently holds a faculty position as an associate clinical professor at the USC School of Dentistry, clinical teacher at the Eastman Dental Institute in London and is on the board of directors for the British Academy of Restorative Dentistry.
Jivraj was voted “Best of USA” by his peers in 2008.
Dr. Reshad, a fellow prosthodontist, is an internationally known expert in restorative and cosmetic dental procedures. He has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and textbooks on various topics related to prosthodontics, aesthetics and implant dentistry.
Dr. Reshad trained at Kings College Dental School followed by the Eastman Dental Institute in London.
Dr. Reshad is on the editorial board for the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry. He is an honorary clinical teacher at the Eastman Dental Institute and a member of the faculty of the Global Institute for Dental Education.
The Anacapa Dental Art Institute has been offering quality dental care treatments since 1996. The team specializes in implant, prosthodontic, cosmetic and restorative dentistry. It also offers gentle dental care treatments for patients aged 50 and above.
The Anacapa Dental Art Institute has two new state-of-the-art training and dental offices in Oxnard and Woodland Hills, Calif., respectively.
The Oxnard location, at 2821 North Ventura Road, Bldg H, has 3,600 square feet encompassing six treatment rooms, a fully in-house dental lab and a state-of-the-art teaching center, according to Anacapa Dental Art Institute founder Dr. Saj Jivraj.
The on-site teaching center includes a high-tech suite where other dentists can observe patient treatments. Courses have been arranged for dentists from Japan, China, India and South America.
The Woodland Hills office, at 6325 Topanga Canyon Boulevard, No. 513, is 1,500 square feet and it features an in-house dental lab catering to patients in and around Los Angeles.
The Anacapa Dental Art Institute has a staff of 11, which includes the two prosthodontists, a root canal specialist, a general dentist, two hygienists, three dental assistants and two receptionists.
The Anacapa Dental Art Institute provides the following procedures:
● All on Four (All on 4) dental implants
● All on Six (All on 6) dental implants
● Mini dental implants
● Permanent teeth in one day
● Teeth in an Hour
● Full mouth reconstruction
● Teeth whitening
● Invisalign teeth straightening
● Sedation dentistry
● Cosmetic dentures (“facelift”)
Those in Ventura County looking for a local dentist or a Malibu cosmetic dentist can get more information about Dr. Jivraj and Dr. Reshad at Dentalimplantsventura.com or call the Oxnard office at (805) 604-5811 or the Woodland Hills office at (818) 839-7419.