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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9 Dental-Related Fun Facts

INDEED… DENTISTRY IS SERIOUS business. But that doesn’t mean we have to take ourselves TOO seriously all the time, right?   9 Dental-Related Fun Facts 1. A typical elephant’s molar weighs nearly nine pounds. 2. In 1994, a West Virginia prison inmate braided dental floss into a rope to escape! 3. The first toothbrush with animal hair bristles was made in China in 1498. 4. A snail’s mouth is no larger than the head of a pin, but can have 25,000 teeth inside! 5. Some of the world’s most choked on objects are toothpicks! Be cautious when picking your teeth or holding one in your mouth. 6. Like cows, humans actually chew side to side—not just up and down. 7. In North America, over 3 million miles of dental floss are purchased each year… Enough to circle Earth 120 times! 8. When you skip flossing, you’re missing 35% of your teeth’s surface area! 9. The first modern(ish) braces were constructed in France in 1728. They were made from metal and string.     Thanks for trusting us to keep your mouth and teeth healthy! We know it’s a big responsibility and we take it very seriously. Any time you have questions about your oral health, let’s...
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Six Important Toothbrush Care Tips

OUR TOOTHBRUSHES fend off plaque and bacteria, help keep our teeth sparkling, and leave our mouths feeling squeaky clean! But how squeaky clean is your TOOTHBRUSH? Toothbrush DON’Ts Don’t Store Your Toothbrush In A Closed, Dark Space A moist, enclosed environment (like a container or cupboard) is not a good place to keep your toothbrush. Bacteria thrive in dark, wet conditions without circulation. Don’t Share Your Toothbrush (Gross) When you share your toothbrush you share bacteria, including bacteria that can cause dental decay and periodontal disease. Don’t Keep Your Toothbrush Near The Toilet Put your toothbrush as far away from the toilet as possible—at least six feet is a good rule of thumb. Because of “airborne particles”, always flush with the lid down. Enough said. Toothbrush DOs Replace Your Toothbrush Replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months, or when the bristles get frayed. This not only ensures that it cleans your teeth better, but it eliminates the bacteria buildup issue. If you’ve been sick or are recovering from a cold, consider changing your toothbrush. Rinse Your Toothbrush After Using It Thoroughly rinse your toothbrush with water after each use. Rinsing it washes out debris and bacteria left behind. You can also deep clean it by swishing it around in mouthwash. Keep Your Toothbrush Dry Store your toothbrush upright in the open air. This allows it to dry out and not develop mold.     For Your Toothbrush And It Will Care For You   Keeping your toothbrush clean will help both your overall health and your oral health. Where do you keep YOUR toothbrush? Let us know in a comment below. We love to hear from you! Thanks for your trust in our practice!...
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Men 33% Less Likely Than Women To Seek Preventive Dental Care: Whats Up, Dude?

YES, YOU’RE PRETTY TOUGH… You kill it at work, you’re a remarkable significant other, you’re training for your next triathlon, and you volunteer at the soup kitchen on weekends. But guess what? You’re no match for gum disease, tooth decay, or oral cancer without a little assistance.   Men’s Oral Health Risks Are Higher Medications Do you take medication for a heart condition, or to regulate blood pressure? Because this is more common in men than women, men are more likely to suffer dry-mouth side effects—and dry mouth increases gum disease and cavity risk. Tobacco and/or Alcohol Consumption Men tend to consume more alcohol than women, which greatly increases oral cancer risk. Routine Oral Hygiene Men are less likely than women to brush twice a day. Score: Men 66%, Women 86%. C’mon guys… Regular Checkups According to a 2011 study, women are almost twice as likely as men to have received a regular dental check-up in the past year.   Your Oral Health Is Connected To Your Body Health Consider these facts: – Some studies have linked periodontal disease to heart problems, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes. – Men with periodontal disease are 49% more likely to get kidney cancer, and 54% more likely to get pancreatic cancer. – Gum inflammation is connected to prostate inflammation which affects many men as they age. – Oral cancer kills one person every hour, and the majority of those are men. Screenings during regular check-ups is the best preventive strategy.   This Isn’t JUST About Your Health! In your professional life, a confident smile helps establish authority and supports memorable business connections. In your personal life, it can open doors in amazing ways. Most importantly, you should feel confident about your healthy, functional, engaging smile.   No More Neglecting Your Oral Health, Guys   Now that you’re convinced how important this topic is, pass the information along to your buddies. And thanks for being our valued patient. We’re interested, and we care about...
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