Rayhan & Marvizi, DDS Inc.
6200 Wilshire Blvd. Suite #1110
Los Angeles, CA 90048
323-931-3881

Dr. Joseph Marvizi, DDS Inc.
4028 Long Beach Blvd. #203
Long Beach, CA 90807
562-595-4123
9901 Hageman Road #900
Bakersfield, CA 93312
661-829-6927

Dr. Joseph Marvizi, DDS Inc.
3720 Gosford Road, #C
Bakersfield, CA 93309
661-831-9024
Dr. Joseph Marvizi, DDS Inc.
3720 Gosford Road, #C
Bakersfield, CA 93309
661-831-9024
Rayhan & Marvizi, DDS Inc.
6200 Wilshire Blvd. Suite #1110
Los Angeles, CA 90048
323-931-3881
Dr. Joseph Marvizi, DDS Inc.
4028 Long Beach Blvd. #203
Long Beach, CA 90807
562-595-4123
9901 Hageman Road #900
Bakersfield, CA 93312
661-829-6927

Don’t Overlook your Teenagers’ Oral Health

YOUR SMILE is one of the first things people notice about you. That’s why it’s so important to take care of it. Cavities aren’t just for little kids—you can get them at any age. When you consume sugary foods, soda, juice or energy drinks, you put yourself at risk for tooth decay and gum disease. Be smart. Always brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes and floss once a day (ADA recommended).   The bottom line for smiles that are healthy on the inside and out: – Always brush your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes – Floss between your teeth daily – Avoid sugary and starchy snacks – Wear a mouthguard when you’re active – Don’t smoke – See your dentist.   Teen Dental Health Concerns and Tips:    Braces  If you have a bad bite or your teeth are crooked or out of alignment, you may benefit from braces. Braces can help improve your smile and make your teeth straighter. They can also improve your dental health and overall health because untreated orthodontic problems can make it hard to bite and chew and can interfere with eating. Don’t want metal wires or brackets getting in the way? Guess what! We offer a clear alternative to straighten your teeth with Invisalign and Invisalign Teen.   Wisdom Teeth Wisdom teeth get their name by being the last teeth to come in during young adulthood. The majority of people have most of their permanent teeth by age 13. Your wisdom teeth should come into your mouth between the ages of 17-21. Sometimes they do not have enough room to come in normally or are in the wrong position to come straight up. When that happens, your dentist may refer to them as impacted and they may have to be removed. Not everyone’s teeth develop on the same schedule. That’s why it’s important to see your dentist regularly so he or she can monitor the progress of your wisdom teeth.   Smoking You know smoking is bad for you in general, so it should be no surprise that all forms of tobacco are also harmful to your oral health. For one, they can cause bad breath, but that’s only the beginning. Other possible oral health impacts include: stained teeth and tongue dulled sense of taste and smell slow healing after a tooth extraction or oral surgery difficulties in correcting cosmetic dental...
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Help Children Get the Preventive Dental Care They Need

  Millions of Children Today aren’t receiving basic, recommended dental care designed to detect and prevent disease. In fact, various surveys conclude that over half of children and adolescents did not visit a dentist in the past year.   Preventative Care For Children Is Essential For Lifelong Health   Childhood caries are the #1 chronic infection in children– AND they’re preventable! Through regular cleanings, topical fluoride treatments to strengthen teeth and dental sealants to shield tooth surfaces, tooth decay can be dramatically reduced.   If children don’t visit the dental office until decay is advanced — causing pain and damage — they’re much more likely to associate the dental office with fear and pain. Children build lifelong patterns based on these experiences. They may grow up to avoid the dentist, despite pain and damage that occurs as a result of neglect.   Think About The Kids You Love… Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, an aunt, uncle, neighbor, coworker or friend… We all have children we care about in our lives. Do those children visit the dentist every six months? Are they educated on the best ways to care for their oral health? Are they protecting their teeth from tooth decay with fluoride and sealants?   Help Protect Those You Love Through Education   Protect children’s smiles and oral health! If there’s anything that we can do to help, give us a call.   Thank you for allowing us to be your trusted partners in health. We appreciate...
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Don’t Let Your Insurance Benefits Go To Waste!

THE END OF THE YEAR IS approaching fast! Before year’s end, our team wants to remind you to take a look at your dental insurance benefits!   Insurance Benefits Typically Don’t Roll Over To Next Year   Each year your dental insurance company probably gives you a maximum amount of available benefits. Since those benefits don’t typically roll over into the following year, you’ll want to contact us now to get your appointment scheduled!   We all know how it is, once the holiday season is upon us — hectic! Life can get really busy. So remember that your dental health is incredibly important — not just for the sake of your teeth, but for your overall health. If you’re due (or overdue) for an appointment, make sure to talk to our office. Take advantage of those dental insurance benefits before time is up!   Do you have any questions about your dental insurance benefits? Call us! (661) 831-9024 or (661) 829-6927. We’re happy to work with you to create a dental health plan that works for you!   Thanks for being  our valued patient!...
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Oral Care Tips to Help Seniors Enjoy Strong Teeth and Healthier Lives

BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA – You may expect to lose teeth as you age, but you don’t have to. With good oral hygiene and regular trips to the dentist, you can keep your teeth healthy and functioning normally. Dentists in Bakersfield help adults older than age 60 understand how our oral care needs may shift as we age.. Dr. Marvizi, who is also a Bakersfield Invisalign dentist, helps patients of all ages realize good oral care will improve their lives. Our Bakersfield dental team brainstormed some tips for seniors and their caretakers to improve their oral health. Oral Care Tips Floss every day at least once. Guide the floss gently between each tooth and curve it along your tooth in a C-shape. Flossing removes plaque and food particles from between your teeth that can’t be reached with a toothbrush. Ask your dental about alternatives, such as interdental cleaners, if your fingers aren’t dexterous enough to handle dental floss. Flossing reduces your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Brush your teeth at least twice a day. Use a toothbrush with soft bristles and hold the brush at a 45-degree angle to your gums. Brush in small, gentle circles. Remember to get a new toothbrush every few months or sooner if you’ve been sick. Many of us experience dry mouths as we age. Saliva helps break down the bacteria in our mouths and aids in cavity prevention. Encourage your saliva to flow by drinking lots of water and chewing sugar free gum. Prescription drugs can also inhibit saliva flow. Talk with your doctor to see if your medications interfere with your oral health. Visiting your dentist regularly is an important step for your oral health. Schedule appointments every six months for routine dental cleanings to keep your teeth and gums healthy. These appointments also allow your dentist to closely monitor any changes in your oral health and detect problems early. Denture Care Tips Dentures also require care. Rinse your dentures and then brush with a soft toothbrush to remove bacteria and debris. Brushing your dentures keeps them clean, white and free of bacteria. Remember to clean your mouth, too. Your gums, tongue, cheeks and roof of the mouth can harbor plaque and contribute to gum disease. Keep your dentures covered in water to keep them from changing shape. You may wear dentures with adhesives. Discuss this with your dentist to review tips for...
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How Invisalign Works: An Overview of the Magic of Invisalign

BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA – Our patients want the best smiles possible, and we want to deliver them. There are many aspects of cosmetic dentistry we provide, but many of our patients want to know if their smiles can be straighter. You may have gapped teeth that prevent you from smiling your fullest. You may have crowded teeth that are embarrassing and hard to clean. One treatment gives you straighter teeth almost invisibly: Invisalign. Bakersfield dentist Dr. Joseph Marvizi has helped many patients achieve their dream smiles. Now let’s discuss how Invisalign works its magic. First, you’ll want to find a certified Invisalign provider that you trust. Dr. Marvizi is a skilled Invisalign provider, but if you’re not in California, ask your dentist if he offers Invisalign treatment. Many Invisalign providers will give you a free consultation to discuss possible treatment. Adults undergo regular Invisalign treatment, and teens receive some special perks with Invisalign Teen treatment. Your doctor can discuss the differences with you and your teen. Once you’ve found your doctor, he will X-ray, photograph and mold your teeth. He will use these to generate a 3-D image of your smile. Your doctor will use Invisalign software to show you show how your teeth will gradually shift into place, and you’ll even see your expected outcome. Every patient is different, though most adult treatment times last between a year and a year and a half. Teenage patients may take a little longer, closer to average length of traditional braces. That said, teens would probably be happier with removable incognito aligners than with a mouth full of metal. Your doctor will predict how long your treatment will last based on your current alignment. Invisalign then creates custom plastic aligners for your treatment. The plastic is clear and nearly invisible, so your friends and coworkers won’t notice they’re in place. The aligners are also comfortable to wear and BPA-free. Invisalign was designed with flexibility in mind. You can remove the aligners to eat and to perform regular oral care. During treatment your teeth will stay cleaner and healthier than they would with traditional metal braces. Metal braces make it hard for you to floss and brush, and they create many crevices where food particles and bacteria can hide. You will wear each aligner set for about two weeks, depending on your treatment plan, and then you will switch to a new set....
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Tongue, Lip and Cheek Piercings Can Jeopardize Your Oral Health

BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA – The Journal of the American Dental Association published an article about oral piercings in their July issue. The article, titled “The piercing truth about tongue splitting and oral jewelry,” inspects the prices people pay for tongue, lip and cheek piercings. You may be looking for a fun, semi-permanent way to express your style. Oral piercings may add some pizzazz to your look, but they come with certain oral health risks. Dr. Joseph Marvizi, one of the dentists in Bakersfield CA, wants patients to be aware of the dangers of oral piercings, specifically those that jeopardize your oral health. “Wounds created during tongue splitting and oral piercing allow bacteria from the mouth to enter the bloodstream,” the article states. “In people with oral piercings, these bacteria have been associated with endocarditis, a serious infection involving the heart.” Bacteria are naturally present in our mouths, but with proper oral hygiene we can keep the bacteria from progressing into plaque and tartar. Oral piercings can give the bacteria a straight route to your bloodstream, threatening the onset of endocarditis. Endocarditis inflames the muscles and valves within your heart. The condition can be life threatening, though it is rare. Oral piercings also pose potential complications to your cosmetic dentistry procedures. Playing with a tongue ring could cause you to chip a crown or filling. Oral jewelry can even cause you to chip or crack your natural tooth, which may require restoration procedures to correct. Dentists use X-rays at your regular dental visits to produce radiographs of your mouth. Your oral piercing could block the X-ray, causing complications for your dentist. “Radiographs can help your dentist detect tooth decay and gum disease or abnormalities such as cysts or tumors,” according to the article. Your dentist will want a clear X-ray to ensure your mouth isn’t hiding any unseen problems. Oral piercings not only affect your surrounding teeth, but your gums, too. Our gum tissues grow quickly. Your lip ring may feel fine at first, but your gum tissues may start to grow over your piercing. This overgrowth of gum tissues is called embedding. Your embedded oral piercing will likely need to be removed with oral surgery. Your gums may also recede from frequent contact with your jewelry. Your jewelry is a foreign object in your mouth, and your gums may react negatively to the metal in your mouth. Receding gums expose...
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