Some Of Us Face Uphill Genetic Battle With Oral Health, Oxnard Dentist Says

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Dr. Saj Jivraj and Dr. Mamaly Reshad, two of the leading prosthodontists in Southern California, have a message for patients who practice good oral hygiene but still find themselves undergoing cavity and gum disease procedures: It may not be your fault. The Oxnard dentists have written a blog about how oral health issues can be inherited and not created solely by poor oral hygiene.

Dr. Saj Jivraj and Dr. Mamaly Reshad are prosthodondists who have each served as chairman of the Restorative Department at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry.

Dr. Saj Jivraj and Dr. Mamaly Reshad are prosthodondists who have each served as chairman of the Restorative Department at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry.

Just like the shape and size of our teeth, genetics play a factor in the tooth risk of cavities,” said Dr. Jivraj.

Dr. Saj Jivraj and Dr. Mamaly Reshad, two of the leading prosthodontists in Southern California, have a message for patients who practice good oral hygiene but still find themselves undergoing cavity and gum disease procedures: It may not be your fault.

The Oxnard dentists have written a blog about how oral health issues can be inherited and not created solely by poor oral hygiene. In their blog published Nov. 11 to their website (http://www.DentalImplantsVentura.com), Dr. Jivraj and Dr. Reshad write that researchers have found that genetics account for about 60 percent of the risk of tooth decay.

“Just like the shape and size of our teeth, genetics play a factor in the tooth risk of cavities,” said Dr. Jivraj, who provides Oxnard All-On-4™ dental implants and other restorative dentistry services. “At Anacapa Dental Art Institute, we see a variety of patients, all of whom have different dental needs. We can provide comprehensive treatment in order to give them a beautiful and confident smile.”

The pair write that patients with persistent dental issues such as tooth decay or weak enamel could seek treatments like dental sealants or even veneers to help correct the issues. Sealants are used to protect the surface of the tooth from acid exposure that creates cavities, while veneers are thin porcelain shells commonly used on patients with poor enamel, deep stains, chips, cracks or breaks on front teeth.

While genes are believed to be responsible for about 60 percent of the risk of tooth decay, patients can still control their oral health by brushing twice a daily, flossing daily and visiting Anacapa Dental Art Institute for regular cleanings and exams, they write.

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 top cosmetic dentists 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

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