Whiten Your Smile with Zoom!

The first thing that people notice about you is your smile. Most adults think a bright, healthy smile makes them more attractive to the opposite gender. Many believe that an unattractive smile can hurt an individual’s chances of success in a career. Are you confident about your pearly whites? If not, ask Dr. Delakyan and… Read more »

Filling You in About Fillings

Our teeth are wonders. We use them to bite and chew, swallow, and even speak. They are amazingly durable considering what they go through every day. However, once in a while they need a little bolstering. Cavities, cracks, and other damage can occur. Getting a dental filling is a common way to remedy these problems…. Read more »

Getting the Smooth and Even Smile You Want with Invisalign

Invisalign is a brand of clear plastic aligners used by many adults with minor alignment issues to gain the smooth and even smile they’ve always wanted. Since the aligner trays are made from a clear durable plastic material, they are nearly invisible to the casual observer. The initial consultation Dr. will examine your mouth, which… Read more »

Relief for Fever Blisters

Fever blisters, also known as cold sores, show up on the outside of your mouth as fluid-filled blisters that ooze fluid before crusting over. They can be felt beforehand by a tingling or burning sensation even before the outbreak. Fever blisters are actually caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV-1 or HSV-2) and are highly… Read more »

Common Brushing Mistakes

How long have you been brushing your teeth?  Like most people, you’ve probably brushed for as long as you can remember, but did you know that many people make brushing mistakes?  To help you avoid these problems—and to help you keep your teeth as clean as possible—we’re happy to address a few of the most… Read more »

The Harmful Effects of Tobacco on Oral Health

The dangers posed to the circulatory and respiratory system from tobacco have been well documented in the media. At the same time, threat tobacco use poses to your oral health should not be ignored. Tar, nicotine and the other chemicals can affect your mouth and throat in several different ways. Regular tobacco use can easily… Read more »

Letting the ADA Seal of Acceptance Be Your Guide

There are more than 300 dental products carrying the ADA Seal of Acceptance on products ranging from dental floss to denture products. Why is this label important, and how does it impact you? The American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance ensures that the product you are using is not only safe, but effective and does what… Read more »

Pregnancy and a Healthy Mouth

There is no better time to check in with your obstetrician and your dentist when you discover you are pregnant! Because of the increased estrogen and progesterone production, your periodontal health can actually suffer from how your gum tissue reacts to plaque during this time. A thorough dental cleaning to remove plaque and tartar will… Read more »

Tips for Relieving TMJ Pain

Do you wake up with pain in your jaw? Is your jaw sore or stiff, and do you experience clicking? You may be experiencing TMJ, or temporomandibular joint pain because this hinge, which connects your jaw to your skull, is injured or misaligned, affecting your jaw muscles a well. Other signs you may have TMJ… Read more »

How Gum Disease Affects Other Medical Conditions

You know that brushing and flossing your teeth is your body’s first defense against gum disease. When gum disease has progressed from its early stage—gingivitis—to periodontitis, you will find your gums infected and inflamed because bacteria has hardened into tartar, which can only be removed by dental tools your dental team uses to scrape it… Read more »