'We know that gum disease can negatively affect your body’s overall health, which is why it is so important for expecting mothers to visit our office regularly during their pregnancy,' Dr. Saj Jivraj said.
OXNARD, CA (PRWEB) November 12, 2014
Dr. Saj Jivraj and Dr. Mamaly Reshad, leading Oxnard cosmetic dentists, have written a blog post this month discussing the elevated oral health risks women face during pregnancy.
Dr. Jivraj and Dr. Reshad are the prosthodontists at the Anacapa Dental Art Institute, which operates offices in Woodland Hills and Oxnard. In their Nov. 7 blog post published to their website (http://www.DentalImplantsVentura.com), Dr. Jivraj and Dr. Reshad write that pregnant women are at a higher risk of gum disease and tooth decay because of physiological changes that occur in their body during the gestational period.
According to the American Dental Association, about 40 percent of women will develop some form of gingivitis during their pregnancy. The condition is so common that physicians refer to the issue as “pregnancy gingivitis.” Gum disease, which has been connected to heart disease and diabetes, is so prevalent in pregnant women because they are more susceptible to inflammation, they write.
But gum disease does not affect only the mother. Studies have shown that the disease can affect the mother’s unborn child, as well. The Journal of the American Dental Association linked pregnancy gingivitis to premature birth, finding that women with the disease were at least four times more likely to deliver their child nearly a month early.
“We know that gum disease can negatively affect your body’s overall health, which is why it is so important for expecting mothers to visit our office regularly during their pregnancy. Anything that affects a mother’s health, like gum disease, can also affect the health of their unborn child,” said Dr. Jivraj, who is one of the top cosmetic dentists in Southern California.
Signs of gum disease include bleeding, tender or swollen gums, receding gums, bad breath and even loose teeth. Dr. Reshad reminds expecting mothers to practice good oral health by brushing their teeth twice a day, flossing daily and maintaining their dental office visits. He invites expecting mothers to schedule their appointments with Anacapa Dental Art Institute today.
Dr. Jivraj is an award-winning prosthodontist who specializes in implant, cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry. Besides being a former chairman of the University of Southern California School of Dentistry’s Fixed Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry section, he also is an international lecturer and has written more than two dozen articles on implant dentistry and restorative dentistry for the British Dental Association.
Dr. Jivraj received advanced prosthodontic training at the USC School of Dentistry. He is co-author of the textbook “Treatment Planning in Implant Dentistry,” which is used around the world. Dr. Jivraj is on the editorial board of the 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 is 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.
Dr. Jivraj won “Best of USA” by his peers in 2008.
His partner at the Anacapa Dental Art Institute is Dr. Mamaly Reshad, who is also a former chairman of University of Southern California School of Dentistry’s Fixed Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry section.
Dr. Reshad, a fellow prosthodontist, is an internationally known expert in cosmetic and implant dentistry. He has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and textbooks on various topics related to prosthodontics, aesthetics, and implant dentistry.
Dr. Reshad is a member of the editorial board of the highly prestigious Journal of Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry. He is an honorary clinical teacher at the Eastman Dental Institute and on the faculty of the Global Institute for Dental Education.
Dr. Jivraj and Dr. Reshad are both acclaimed international speakers on dental implants. They are recognized as experts on procedures such as All-on-4™ dental implants and new smile in one day, putting them in high demand.
The Anacapa Dental Art Institute opened two new state-of-the-art training and dental offices in Oxnard and Woodland Hills, Calif., respectively, earlier this year.
The Oxnard office, at 2821 North Ventura Road, Bldg H, encompasses 3,600 square feet and holds six treatment rooms, an in-house dental lab and a state-of-the-art teaching center.
The on-site teaching center houses a high-tech suite where dentists can observe patient treatments. Courses have been arranged for dentists from India, Japan, China and South America.
The Woodland Hills dental office, at 6325 Topanga Canyon Boulevard, No. 513, features an in-house dental lab in its 1,500 square feet.
The Anacapa Dental Art Institute has been offering all dental care since 1996. The Anacapa team specializes in prosthodontic, cosmetic, implant and restorative dentistry. The practice also offers gentle dental care treatments for patients aged 50 and above.
The Anacapa Dental Art Institute has an 11-person staff, which includes the two prosthodontists, a root canal specialist, a general dentist, three dental assistants, two hygienists and two receptionists.
The Anacapa Dental Art Institute provides the following procedures:
- All-on-4™ dental implants
- All on Six (All on 6) dental implants
- Mini dental implants
- New smile in one day
- Teeth in an Hour
- Full mouth reconstruction
- Teeth whitening
- Invisalign teeth straightening
- Sedation dentistry
- Cosmetic dentures (“facelift”)
Those looking for Oxnard All-on-4™ costs 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.