Posts for: February, 2020

By Advance Family Dental Care
February 28, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: tooth decay  

Dental caries (tooth decay) is a leading cause of tooth loss. But with prompt diagnosis and care we can often stop it before it causes too much damage.

The traditional treatment approach is simple: remove all diseased tooth structure and then restore the tooth with a filling. But this otherwise effective treatment has one drawback: you may lose significant healthy structure to accommodate a suitable filling or to make vulnerable areas easier to clean from bacterial plaque.

That's why a new treatment approach called minimally invasive dentistry (MID) is becoming more common. The goal of MID is to remove as little of a tooth's natural enamel and dentin as possible. This leaves the treated tooth stronger and healthier, and could reduce long-term dental costs too.

Here's how MID could change your future dental care.

Better risk assessment. MID includes a treatment protocol called caries management by risk assessment (CAMBRA). With CAMBRA, we evaluate your individual tooth decay risk, including oral bacteria levels, the quality of saliva flow to neutralize mouth acid, and sugar consumption. We then use our findings to customize a treatment plan that targets your areas of highest risk.

New detection methods. The real key to fighting tooth decay is to find it before it can destroy tooth structure with the help of new diagnostic technology. Besides advances in x-ray imaging that provide better views with less radiation exposure, we're also using powerful dental microscopes, lasers and infrared photography to show us more about your teeth than we can see with the naked eye.

"Less is More" treatments. In contrast to the dental drill, many dentists are now using air abrasion rather than a dental drill to remove decayed tooth material. Air abrasion emits tiny material particles within a pressurized air stream that leaves more healthy tooth structure intact than with drilling. We're also using new filling materials like composite resin that not only resemble natural tooth color, but require less structural removal than other types of fillings.

Using MID, we can treat tooth decay while preserving more of your natural teeth. This promises better long-term outcomes for future dental health.

If you would like more information on new treatments for tooth decay, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Minimally Invasive Dentistry: When Less Care is More.”

By Advance Family Dental Care
February 24, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: teeth whitening  

Dr. Pirooz Zomorrodi of Advance Family Dental Care provides patients with an array of services, one of which includes professional teeth whitening. Why? Simple. A great smile can leave a lasting impression! Dr. Zomorrodi and his staff know just that, which is why they remove stains off teeth at their Naperville, IL, dentist office.

More About Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening turn back time and eliminate stains, dullness, and discolored teeth. Your Naperville, IL, dentist's technique offers impressive results. Dr. Zomorrodi uses a tooth-whitening agent that consists of powerful bleaching material to rejuvenate your smile. The bleaching material penetrates the tooth's enamel (white protective layer of the tooth) and makes teeth brighter. The reason enamel stains over time are because it absorbs brightly colored foods and beverages. Brushing with toothpaste and using mouthwash helps remove many of those stains, but a professional tooth whitening treatment is more powerful.

How Teeth Whitening Improves Your Smile

Believe it or not, professional whitening saves time and money. You save time going to the local drugstore to find teeth-whitening products. Plus, it may take several times using this product to get a result. Your Naperville, IL, dentist can make your teeth 3-8 shades brighter in about an hour with a professional teeth whitening.

Maintaining a proper dental care regimen helps professional teeth whitening last longer. It's not just about brushing and flossing to avoid decay and discoloration. You also need to limit sodas, coffee, tea, cherries, and other bright-colored foods. Avoid chewing tobacco and smoking to also help keep teeth white.

Teeth whitening boosts your self-confidence and self-esteem. Eliminating those stains makes smiling easy, and a great smile leaves a positive and long-lasting impression during a date or interview.

Schedule an Appointment With Your Naperville, IL, Dentist

Interested in professional teeth whitening services? Call your Advance Family Dental Care in Naperville, IL, dentist, Dr. Pirooz Zomorrodi, at (630) 358-9899 to schedule an appointment today!

By Advance Family Dental Care
February 24, 2020
Category: Uncategorized
Tags: Untagged

Invisalign can help you feel more confident by giving you the smile you’ve always wanted.

Invisalign has become a popular alternative to braces because it offers a subtle way to straighten teeth without the whole world noticing. This can be a major comfort to our teen and adult patients who want to have perfect smiles but may be a bit apprehensive about receiving braces. Here are just some of the benefits that you’ll enjoy if you choose to undergo Invisalign treatment from your Naperville, IL, dentist, Dr. Pirooz Zomorrodi.

Easier to maintain good oral hygiene

Since Invisalign aligners are removable, you can remove them prior to brushing and flossing your teeth, meaning that your oral care routine doesn’t have to change. Additionally, aligners are easy to keep clean—just brush them gently and rinse your aligners every time you remove them. Our Naperville dentist can also provide you with helpful tips to keep your aligners stain-free.

Aesthetically pleasing treatment

One of the main reasons adults turn to Invisalign is that this treatment is completely invisible. Each set of aligners is made from a thin, transparent thermoplastic, making them unnoticeable when worn. Plus, aligners are custom-fitted to your teeth and smoothed over at the edges, so they are less likely to cause irritation.

Quickly find results

Invisalign may also provide some patients with amazing results quickly. Depending on the type and severity of your dental issues, Invisalign may be able to provide you with results in as little as six months with the average adult getting results within one year. Wondering how long it will take to get a straighter smile? We will be happy to discuss this further during your consultation.

Interested? Give us a call

Are you intrigued by Invisalign and what it can do? Want to find out what kind of smile results this unique treatment can offer you? If so, call Advance Family Dental Care in Naperville, IL, today at (630) 357-2332 to schedule a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Zomorrodi.


Tara Lipinski loves to smile. And for good reason: The Olympic-gold medalist has enjoyed a spectacular career in ladies' figure skating. Besides also winning gold in the U.S. Nationals and the Grand Prix Final, in 1997 Lipinski became the youngest skater ever to win a World Figure Skating title. Now a sports commentator and television producer, Lipinski still loves to show her smile—and counts it as one of her most important assets. She also knows the importance of protecting her smile with daily hygiene habits and regular dental care.

Our teeth endure a lot over our lifetime. Tough as they are, though, they're still vulnerable to disease, trauma and the effects of aging. To protect them, it's essential that we brush and floss every day to remove bacterial plaque—that thin accumulating film on teeth most responsible for tooth decay and gum disease.

To keep her smile in top shape and reduce her chances of dental disease, Lipinski flosses and brushes daily, the latter at least twice a day. She also uses a tongue scraper, a small handheld device about the size of a toothbrush, to remove odor-causing bacteria and debris from the tongue.

Lipinski is also diligent about visiting the dentist for professional cleanings and checkups at least twice a year because even a dedicated brusher and flosser like her can still miss dental plaque that can then harden into tartar. Dental hygienists have the training and tools to clear away any lingering plaque and tartar that could increase your disease risk. It's also a good time for the dentist to check your teeth and gums for any developing problems.

The high pressure world of competitive figure skating and now her media career may also have contributed to another threat to Lipinski's smile: a teeth-grinding habit. Teeth grinding is the unconscious action—often while asleep—of clenching the jaws together and producing abnormally high biting forces. Often a result of chronic stress, teeth grinding can accelerate tooth wear and damage the gum ligaments attached to teeth. To help minimize these effects, Lipinski's dentist created a custom mouthguard to wear at night. The slick plastic surface of the guard prevents the teeth from generating any damaging biting forces when they clench together.

The importance of an attractive smile isn't unique to celebrities and media stars like Tara Lipinski. A great smile breeds confidence for anyone—and it can enhance your career, family and social relationships. Protect this invaluable asset with daily oral hygiene, regular dental visits and prompt treatment for disease or trauma.

If you would like more information about protecting your smile, please contact us or schedule an appointment. To learn more, read the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Tooth Decay” and “Teeth Grinding.”

By Advance Family Dental Care
February 20, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Dental Bonding  

Small cosmetic changes can make a big impact on your appearance and your confidence.

Do you have a slightly uneven tooth that stands out from the rest of your smile? Or perhaps you have a tiny chip or gap between teeth that makes you feel self-conscious. Whatever the case might be, our Naperville, IL, dentist Dr. Pirooz Zomorrodi is happy to sit down with you and discuss your treatment options. You may be surprised to discover that even the smallest problems can be fixed through simple treatment options such as dental bonding.

What is dental bonding?

Bonding is a cosmetic technique in which our dentist applies a tooth-colored resin to one or more parts of a tooth. The resin is moldable, allowing our dentist to trim and shape the resin to reshape an area of a tooth or to hide defects. The same resin used to fill cavities is used for dental bonding.

Once the resin is shaped it is then hardened into place and polished so it blends right in with the rest of the tooth. Before the resin is applied we will choose a shade that most closely matches the tooth to guarantee that the resin isn’t visible once it’s hardened into place.

When is dental bonding a good choice?

If you are dealing with minor chips, stains or gaps between your teeth dental bonding can improve these issues without simple, non-invasive techniques all while being budget-friendly. In fact, dental bonding is one of the most cost-effective cosmetic dental treatments available in Naperville, IL.

Bonding can also be used in conjunction with the other cosmetic treatments that our dental team offers including cosmetic contouring and gum reshaping. It’s important to keep in mind what a treatment can and can’t do to decide whether it’s right for you. After all, while bonding may be able to improve one stained tooth it will not be able to whiten your whole smile. It’s important to keep this in mind when considering dental bonding.

Write down your goals for cosmetic dental treatment before coming into our office for a consultation. Of course, we are also happy to discuss your treatment options during your next six-month dental cleaning. Just ask us!

Remember that even the smallest cosmetic dental treatments can have a profound effect on the overall appearance of your smile. If you want to discuss your candidacy for dental bonding then call Advance Family Dental Care in Naperville, IL, today at (630) 358-9899.

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1567 N Aurora Road, Ste 143
Naperville, IL 60563
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