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Southbay Dental Studio

General & Cosmetic Dentist located in Hawthorne, CA
yashari dds

Dr. Yashari primary concern when treating patients is the relationship he forms with them. Dr. Yashari knows that without gaining a patient’s trust, they will not be able to relax and feel as comfortable as possible. He believes that his patients should feel no anxiety during treatment and that they should have the confidence to ask any questions regarding their oral health and the procedures and treatments performed. It is because of the caring attitude he takes in treating each and every patient that Dr. Yashari is eliminating many long held dental phobias.

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What we offer


general dentistry
cosmetic dentistry
orthodontic dentistry
Oral Surgery
root canal
sleep apnea
family dentistry
bone grafting
Emergency Dentistry
Southbay Dental Studio

Importance of Saliva in Preventing Tooth Decay

importance of saliva in preventing tooth decaySaliva is largely composed of water, but it also contains compounds known as salivary mucins. These compounds give saliva its slippery feel, but they also help keep teeth healthy. According to a recent study in “Allied and Environmental Microbiology,” salivary mucins suspend oral bacteria and limit their ability to adhere to teeth.

Streptococcus mutans, the bacterium responsible for cavities, lives naturally in the mouth. They form a community that is densely packed and secrete sticky substances that form a biofilm. When you eat, the bacteria release acids, and these acids erode the enamel on your teeth. Over time, this can lead to cavities. Current prevention tactics include dental sealants, which cover the chewing surfaces of teeth, and fluoride, which hardens the enamel to make it less penetrable.

This recent discovery may offer another option that allows dentists to use natural processes to combat cavities. Additionally, it underscores the importance of having adequate saliva flow. Patients with dry mouth due to medication use, smoking, or other factors may need to take additional steps to keep their mouth properly lubricated and comfortable. Adequate hydration, sugarless chewing gums, and prescription saliva replacement products can all be helpful. If you smoke, quitting can help protect your smile and your health.

To keep teeth their healthiest, patients should continue brushing and flossing after meals and getting professional cleanings at least twice a year. Contact us today to learn more about how you can prevent tooth decay or to schedule an appointment with our expert in root canal in Hawthorne. We provide services for residents in South Bay, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Torrance, Redondo Beach, Torrance, El Segundo and LAX area.

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Southbay Dental Studio, Los Angeles, CA

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Address: 13109 Hawthorne Blvd.​Hawthorne, CA 90250© 2017

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