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What is Tartar? file

  • Feb 01, 2016

What is Tartar? Tartar, sometimes called calculus, is plaque that has hardened on your teeth. Tartar can also form at and underneath the gumline and can irritate gum tissues. Tartar gives plaque more surface area on which to grow and a much stickier surface to adhere, which can lead to more serious conditions, such as cavities and gum disease. Not only can tartar threaten the health of your teeth and gums, it is also a cosmetic problem. Because tartar is more porous, it absorbs stains easily. So if yo...
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What's Dental Crowns and Tooth Bridges? file

  • Nov 13, 2015

How do Crowns Work? A crown is used to entirely cover or "cap" a damaged tooth. Besides strengthening a damaged tooth, a crown can be used to improve its appearance, shape or alignment. A crown can also be placed on top of an implant to provide a tooth-like shape and structure for function. Porcelain or ceramic crowns can be matched to the color of your natural teeth. Other materials include gold and metal alloys, acrylic and ceramic. These alloys are generally stronger than porcelain a...
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Wisdom Teeth imagefile

  • Oct 29, 2015

What Is It? Teeth are impacted when they fail to emerge through the gums, or emerge only partially, at the expected time. Your wisdom teeth, also called third molars, usually begin to erupt between the ages of 17 and 21. Because they are the last to emerge in the mouth, wisdom teeth are the most common teeth to become impacted. This may happen because a wisdom tooth is turned to the side, tilted or otherwise positioned incorrectly in the jaw. Wisdom teeth also become impacted when there is n...
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7 Steps to a Better Smile file

  • Sep 23, 2015

It's probably no surprise that a bright, white smile can make you appear younger and more attractive. In fact, according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, a whopping 96 percent of respondents surveyed believe an attractive smile makes a person more appealing. But good dental health goes beyond the way you look. The mouth is the gateway to the body, which means the state of your teeth and gums affects your overall health. By following these steps to a better smile, you’ll be takin...
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What's Dental Scaling? file

  • Sep 23, 2014

If you have a stubborn case of gum disease, your dentist may recommend a dental procedure called dental scaling. This will remove plaque and tartar from your teeth and help your gums regain health. The scaling process is usually done in conjunction with a procedure known as root planing. During the teeth scaling process, your dentist or dental hygienist will numb the gums and tooth roots with a local anesthesia, but teeth scaling and root planing cause very little discomfort. Your dentist or dent...
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Understanding Periodontal Disease file

  • Aug 13, 2014

More than 75 percent of Americans over 35 have some form of gum disease. In its earliest stage, your gums might swell and bleed easily. At its worst, you might lose your teeth. The bottom line? If you want to keep your teeth, you must take care of your gums. The mouth is a busy place, with millions of bacteria constantly on the move. While some bacteria are harmless, others can attack the teeth and gums. Harmful bacteria are contained in a colorless sticky film called plaque, the cause of gum diseas...
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Tips for Proper Dental Implant Care file

  • Aug 05, 2014

Good oral hygiene is critical in caring for your implant. It takes special effort to maximize plaque bacteria removal every day. This means that, along with regular dental visits, you need to brush properly, floss regularly, and clean the spaces between your teeth (called interdental spaces) with an interdental brush. Using an antibacterial toothpaste will help maximize plaque bacteria reduction by continuing to kill plaque bacteria after brushing.1 You have spent a lot of time and money on your ...
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7 Food that Whiten your Teeth Naturally imagefile

  • Jul 08, 2014

If your teeth need a little brightening, but you’d prefer to skip whitening treatments, you’re in luck. Here are 7 natural remedies for whiter teeth that you may already have in your kitchen. See also Teeth Whitening
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Are you having Gum Disease? file

  • Jun 25, 2014

If you have a stubborn case of gum disease, your dentist, Dr. Frank Esfandiari may recommend a dental procedure called dental scaling. This will remove plaque and tartar from your teeth and help your gums regain health. The scaling process is usually done in conjunction with a procedure known as root planing. During the teeth scaling process, your dentist or dental hygienist will numb the gums and tooth roots with a local anesthesia, but teeth scaling and root planing cause very little discomfort. Y...
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Preventing Bleeding Gums imagefile

  • Jun 06, 2014

There are many reasons for bleeding gums, but one to keep in mind is that gums can bleed due to a person's use of blood thinners. An obvious way to cure bleeding gums would be to stop the medication, but blood thinners are necessary for many people, since they are designed to prevent blood clots. Some blood thinners are meant to be taken long-term, while others are prescribed for a few weeks only. Be sure to tell your dentist that you are taking a blood thinner before you schedule a...
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My experience has been great. Dr.Frank makes me feel comfortable, his staff is friendly and helpful. I needed a lot of dental work done and Dr. Frank was patient and nice to me. I plan to stay his patient for a very long time.

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I recommend Everyone to Dr. Esfandiari because his office is very welcoming and I always feel comfortable when I'm there. Last week I had an emergency pain and dr. Esfandiari made himself available to take care of me on a Sunday which was so nice of him.

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Dr. Esfandiari is a gem. His facilities are clean and his staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Dr. Esfandiari genuinely cares for his patients. He provides the best dental care I have ever recived. I had really bad decay on the front of my teeth, Dr. Esfandiari restored them and now im smiling again :)

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Dr. Esfandiari is a great dentist. He is very professional and knowledgeable. He is a super nice and treats everyone equally. His staff are friendly and make you feel at home.

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This dentist is amazing! I was so scared of the dentist that I hadn't been to one for over 8 years and he finally made me feel comfortable enough to get my teeth fixed. He was also great with my kids too and they love him.

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Dr. Frank was very kind, explained what he was doing and his office staff were very pleasant and seemed down to earth and engaging. I would definitely recommend giving Dr. Frank and his staff a shot at being your family dentist office.

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His staff is great. Nancy his dental assistant is awesome, super nice. Thank you for letting my sister come with me during visit, really did help me plus all the laughter. If you are in need of a great dentist, Dr Frank is it. He's honest, compassionate, understanding and very funny. Thank you again Dr Frank and Nancy :)

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What sets us apart

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It's important to find the right dentist for your entire family. Then, how do you find the right one? Dr. Esfandiari has been locally known for one of the best dentist in Ventura, Oxnard, Westlake, and Camarillo for years. The moment you walk in, you're already part of our family. And our Ventura dental team ensures that your entire visit is seamless, painless, and satisfying at all levels.




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