A LIFETIME OF GREAT ORAL HEALTH BEGINS WITH A HOLISTIC DENTIST
From Teeth Cleaning to Braces – Aria Dental is Your All-In-one Holistic Dental office
A friendly, knowledgeable, and gentle holistic, biological, and pediatric dentist in Orange County is your child’s best friend. While many adults don’t like visiting the dentist, children are not born with this fear. Therefore, it’s important to set a positive tone from their very first visit.
As a pediatric holistic dental practice, our philosophy is based on preventive dentistry. When disease and damaging conditions are avoided in a child, or at least at their earliest stages of development, we can keep your child’s teeth and mouth in their naturally healthy and beautiful state.
BALANCE & HARMONY BETWEEN ORAL & OVERALL HEALTH OF OUR CHILDREN
In the 21st century and dynamic dental practice, we focus on the oral-systemic connection and the importance of the mouth and the rest of the child’s overall health being in balance and harmony. we understand that any oral condition such as decay, gum issues, tooth grinding even crowding of teeth in children as they grow is in connection to what is going on in that child…physically, mentally, and emotionally. Thus, we use gentle and natural therapies to prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases of oral problems.
Our wellness-integrated dental care helps your children to not only replace fear with Love & Excitement for Dentistry but also develop awareness about the importance of maintaining and sustaining good habits for their teeth and general well-being.
PREVENTION IS THE KEY
The pre-teen and teenager years are vital times for oral health. Permanent teeth are growing in, and a permanent smile is starting to take shape. Dentistry for kids and teens can fix teeth alignment issues, cavities, and other dental problems more easily now than later, and prevent them from happening.
The problematic dental habits of teenage will usually carry over into adulthood, so getting your teens off on the right foot can help ensure the health of their gums and teeth for years to come.
WHEN IS THE RIGHT TIME TO VISIT A DENTIST?
Ideally, on their first birthday. It’s much easier to guide the development of their teeth at the earliest stage. Pediatric dentists can lay down foundations of good oral care for your little one and give you helpful tips on proper dental care and How to recognize the signs of decay such as:
WISDOM TEETH EXTRACTIONS
No Pain, No Fear, No Cavitation with PRF
ORTHODONTICS & INVISALIGN®
Clear & Removal Aligners
OZONE VS. FLUORIDE THERAPY
Natural, Safe & Effective
PREVENTING TOOTH DECAY
Many children struggle with tooth decay, but it’s fairly easy to prevent this. As early as possible, build proper brushing and flossing habits, and take them for regular dental cleanings and check-ups every six months.
PRIMARY TEETH DEVELOPMENT CHART
|Upper Teeth||When Tooth Emerges…||When Tooth falls Out..|
|Central Incisor||8 to 12 months||6 to 7 years|
|Lateral Incisor||9 to 13 months||7 to 8 years|
|Canine (Cuspid)||16 to 22 months||10 to 12 years|
|First Molar||13 to 19 months||9 to 11 years|
|Second Molar||25 to 33 months||10 to 12 years|
|Lower Teeth||When Tooth Emerges…||When Tooth Falls Out|
|Second Molar||23 to 31 months||10 to 12 years|
|First Molar||14 to 18 months||9 to 11 years|
|Canine (Cuspid)||17 to 23 months||9 to 12 years|
|Lateral Incisor||10 to 16 months||7 to 8 years|
|Central Incisor||6 to 10 months||6 to 7 years|
SMILE THAT LASTS A LIFETIME
At Aria Dental, you find every holistic and biological treatments that your child needs to create and maintain a great smile and healthy life.
We avoid using metal in the mouth due to its galvanizing properties and possible toxicity. We also offer the option of filling materials that are made from ceramic particulate, not the plastic typically found in composite fillings that can contain BPA, Bis GMA, and BPA precursors.
All it takes is a few minutes several times a year to prevent tooth decay, cavities, and plaque build-up. Go in for quick and safe Oxygen / Ozone Therapy and leave our clinic with better oral health!
Children’s teeth have deep grooves that attract decay. Sealants offer an affordable and highly effective way to seal off these grooves from food and bacteria getting stuck; it also strengthens your child’s teeth. Sealants can last for years, and we’ll monitor them during check-ups. You have an option of choosing sealants that are made from ceramic particles which truly have no BPA precursors.
We look at the genetic predisposition of your child’s teeth to measure if your child’s genetics put them at a higher risk. We measure the PH of the saliva because cavities cannot occur in an alkaline environment. if your child’s PH is acidic, we can educate them on ways to raise their PH. We focus on the role of the microbiome to protect against “harmful bacteria” and oral disease and educate on how to nurture your microbiome.
Dr. Maryam Horiyat, Licensed from the American Academy of Ozonotherapy (AAOt), can apply Ozone to infuse oxygen released from unstable ozone in your child’s teeth. This therapy is a much more “minimally invasive” treatment that can help to arrest and kills bad bacteria, neutralize the acidic environment around the tooth, and ultimately help to avoid the complications of dental cavities such as losing a natural tooth and root canal.
An excellent and safe choice for children two years old or older. Our in-house sedation services use Nitrous Oxide or Laughing Gas to keep younger patients calm throughout their procedure — no stress, no pain, no fuss!
Painless, gentle, and caring, every child is in good hands with some of Mission Viejo’s most respected dentists.
Does your child’s smile need correction? Our orthodontists will help you explore the right treatment for your child or teen. Getting the perfect smile has never been this fun or easy!
- To Guide the growth of your child’s jaw. straight permanent teeth in the future by creating more space for crowded teeth.
- To regulate the width of both upper and lower arches.
- To correct thumb sucking and help improve minor speech problems.
CHILDREN’S TEETH GRINDING (BRUXISM)
CHILDREN’S TEETH GRINDING (BRUXISM)
Does your child grind his or her teeth while sleeping? It is not unusual. Experts say teeth grinding or bruxism is common, particularly in toddlers and preschoolers. Most kick the habit by age of 6 or 7 when their permanent molars erupt; other continue to grind through their teen years.
What is the cause of bruxism in children? Pediatricians and pediatric dentists do not have any cure for bruxism, but they agree that bruxism usually stems from an ear infection, teething, or improper alignment of their teeth.
ARE TEETH GRINDING HARMFUL?
Most Pediatric dentists agree that grinding is not usually a problem for toddlers because their bites are flexible and will most likely change as they grow. However, it becomes more of a problem with older children since it interferes with the normal growth and alignment of their permanent teeth. Nighttime clenching can wear down or chip teeth, make them sensitive to temperature, significantly affect your child’s healthy bite, or lead to. TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder).
As a preventive measure, you should consider getting a custom-made night guard from your pediatric dentist.
SLEEP SYMPTOMS FOR CHILDREN
Does your child snore? Does your child show other signs of disturbed sleep: long pauses in breathing, much tossing and turning in the bed, chronic mouth breathing during sleep, and night sweats?
Sleep issues are common in children & teens, but hard to detect. According to studies by the National Institutes of health, there is a direct link between healthy sleep and improved behavior, health, learning, and overall happiness. Sleep disorders in children are conditions that prevent them from getting a full night’s rest on a regular basis. There are many children who, at some time(s), experience problems sleeping. The National Institutes of Health identified more than 100 disorders of sleeping and waking. Many of these issues are normal and may not be classified as a sleep disorder but proper diagnosis is required because an undiagnosed condition of obstructive sleep apnea can not only increase in severity as the child ages, but it can also become life-threatening.
When children suffer from poor sleep, it can hamper their brain development, cause health problems, and trigger behavior issues. The professional doctors analyze your child’s sleep, detects problems, and provide recommendations to turn things around. Our mission is to help teens sleep better so they can develop properly and live better lives.
Some of the most common sleep disorders and problems are:
A TEEN’S LIFESTYLE AFFECTS TEETH HEALTH
Healthy Habit, Healthy Future!
According to Active Living Research, as children become tweens and teens, they also tend to become much more sedentary. Snacks and sodas usually go together with watching digital screens and playing video games, which means kids’ teeth are almost constantly subjected to sticky food and liquids – the perfect conditions for tooth decay.
Are your teenagers’ poor oral health habits finally catching up with them? It’s not always easy to get teenagers to keep up with proper oral care. At Aria Dental, we’re here to help your teens. As being holistic & holistic dental office, we focus on natural, preventive, and minimally invasive dentistry, thus, we have developed a specific approach to treat, instill proper and healthy oral hygiene habits, and make a healthy future for our teenage patients.
We firmly believe that poor teenage habits can too quickly take a toll on the state of your child’s oral health. Our goal is to make teenagers feel comfortable and at ease. You will benefit from our easy scheduling process and convenient hours while receiving 5-star service from the top leading dentists in Orange County.
Invisalign Teen® Clear Braces
The new Invisalign Teen® system straightens teens’ teeth with custom-made clear aligners that are comfortable and virtually invisible.
If you are a teenager and considered getting your teeth straightened but have been put off by the thought of wearing traditional metal braces; the new Invisalign Teen®, which is virtually invisible braces provides a comfortable, effective, and barely noticeable solution.
With a depth of experience and a gentle, caring approach, you can rest assured that your smile is in safe hands with Dr. Maryam Horiyat who is Invisalign® Certified cosmetic dentist and Elite Provider of Invisalign®.
BENEFITS OF INVISALIGN TEENS®
TEETH WHITENING FOR TEENAGERS
Are teeth whitening safe for teens? On occasion, some parents or teenagers ask us at what age is it, ok teens, to whiten their teeth. Teeth whitening before the permanent teeth have fully developed puts teens at risk of slight but reparable nerve damage caused by the tooth bleaching gel.
In addition, the over-counter gel can damage teenagers’ gum. Thus, you need to consult with Dr. Horiyat to evaluate the stage of your teeth development and if you are qualified to do teeth whitening, you receive professional and customized teeth whitening at Aria Dental without any gum or nerve damage.
PAINLESS WISDOM TEETH EXTRACTIONS WITH L-PRF
Third molars, also called wisdom teeth, are the last set of permanent teeth to erupt in a person’s mouth and are the ones least needed. They need to be removed if they are impacted. Dr. Horiyat and her team of specialists will do everything such as using natural ozone treatment and advanced biological science of growth stimulating materials from your own blood, known as Leucocyte Platelet Rich Fibrin (L-PRF) to perform wisdom teeth extraction painlessly and with comfort. L-PRF not only minimizes pain, swelling, or downside for recovery time but also reduces the risk of painful dry socket and cavitation that could happen after surgery.
RISKS OF IMPACTED WISDOM TEETH
In addition to preventive care, our holistic dentist provides non-invasive and metal-free restorative dental services for your children and teens. Children can suffer cavities, broken teeth, or malformed teeth just like adults. Dr. Horiyat is a premier holistic and biological dentist who practices conservative dentistry to provide restorative care to meet the specific needs of children while helping them to remain calm and comfortable. Dr. Horiyat not only offers ozone therapy but also laser dentistry.
Tooth-Colored Metal-Free & Mercury-Free Fillings
Ceramic particle fillings with no BPA precursors are also available.
Tooth-colored white fillings, composite resin, or ceramic fillings are all names for the high-strength, natural-looking fillings that can be placed instead of traditional mercury amalgam or gold fillings.
Traditional mercury amalgam fillings are unattractive and can pose other risks. White fillings blend in with your teeth and are a safer, more durable, and alternative to ordinary metal fillings. If you have cavities, you need to get white or tooth-colored fillings to get an attractive and healthy smile.
Fluoride Treatment vs. Ozone Therapy
Fluoride is effective in preventing cavities and tooth decay and in preventing plaque from building up and hardening on the tooth’s surface. A fluoride treatment at a traditional dentist’s office may take a few minutes, and you may be required to have a fluoride treatment every three, six, or 12 months.
There is a controversy that fluoride treatments are harmful because Fluoride is a toxic substance. As a 100% holistic and biological dental office in Orange County, we avoid fluoride treatments to prevent any toxicity to our patient’s oral health and overall health.
Ozone / Oxygen therapy is a revolutionary technique for preventive dental care. During the powerful reaction of unstable Ozone (O3) molecules to stable Oxygen (O2) molecules, the released oxygen molecule beneath the surface of a tooth through the tubules (pores) will provide a hostile environment for bacteria, fungi, viruses, protozoans, microorganisms. As the result, not only it kill the germs, but also removes their breakdown products, necrotic debris, residual biomolecules, and damaging biofilm. Thus, teeth can re-mineralize from the supersaturated calcium and phosphate ions common in healthy saliva.
Bonding is a conservative way to repair slightly chipped, discolored, or crooked teeth. During dental bonding, a white filling is placed onto your tooth to improve its appearance. The filling bonds with your tooth, and because it comes in a variety of tooth-colored shades, it closely matches the appearance of your natural teeth.
Tooth bonding can also be used for tooth fillings instead of silver amalgam. Many patients prefer bonded fillings because the white color is much less noticeable than silver. Bonded fillings can be used on front or back teeth, depending on the location and extent of tooth decay.
Bonding is less expensive than other cosmetic treatments and can usually be completed in one visit to our office. However, bonding can stain and is easier to break than other cosmetic treatments, such as porcelain veneers. If it does break or chip, tell your doctor. The bonding can generally be easily patched or repaired in one visit.
Sometimes brushing is not enough, especially when it comes to those hard-to-reach spots in your mouth. It is difficult for your toothbrush to get in-between the small cracks and grooves on your teeth. If left alone, those tiny areas can develop tooth decay. Sealants give your teeth extra protection against decay and help prevent cavities.
Dental sealants are plastic resins that bond and harden in the deep grooves on your tooth’s surface. When a tooth is sealed, the tiny grooves become smooth and are less likely to harbor plaque. With sealants, brushing your teeth becomes easier and more effective against tooth decay.
Sealants are typically applied to children’s teeth as a preventive measure against tooth decay after the permanent teeth have erupted. However, adults can also receive sealants on healthy teeth. It is more common to seal “permanent” teeth rather than “baby” teeth, but every patient has unique needs, and your dentist will recommend sealants on a case-by-case basis.
Sealants last from three to five years, but it is fairly common to see adults with sealants still intact from their childhood. A dental sealant only provides protection when it is fully intact, so if your sealants come off, let your dentist know, and schedule an appointment for your teeth to be re-sealed.
THE CERTIFIED & ACCREDITED MEMEBOR OF HOLISITC & BIOLOGICAL ASSOICATIONS
Dr. Maryam Horiyat and her team support your choice to a healthier, more natural, and less toxic life for your children. We bridge the gap between conventional clinical dentistry and natural healing. Research has shown that any oral conditions such as decay, gum disease, improper jaw growth, tooth grinding even crowding of teeth in children as they grow are in connection to what is going on in your child… physically, mentally, and emotionally even spiritually.