• General & Aesthetic
    Dentistry for Families

  • General & Aesthetic
    Dentistry for Families

  • General & Aesthetic
    Dentistry for Families

  • General & Aesthetic
    Dentistry for Families

Meet Dr. Huma Bayat, D.D.S.

Dr. Huma Bayat loves to work in a profession where she has the opportunity to improve the lives of her patients by supporting their dental health and wellness. She enjoys the art of dentistry and the ability to create something useful and beautiful with her hands that benefits others. Read More »

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Dental caries is contagious?

Dental caries, commonly known as tooth decay or cavities, is the single most common chronic childhood disease. In fact, it is an infectious disease. Mothers with cavities can transmit caries-producing bacteria to their babies when they clean pacifiers by sticking them in their own mouths or by sharing silverware. Spouses can transmit caries-producing bacteria to each other and their older children by kissing, sharing utensils or sharing toothbrushes. Some individuals tend to have more cavity causing ...

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Pomogranate

Do you enjoy an occasional pomegranate or pomegranate juice? Great news! Studies show that eating/drinking pomegranate inhibits dental plaque formation. If that isn’t enough, pomegranate also contain healthy amounts of calcium for strong teeth and bones. Pomegranate contains antioxidants which support healthy heart and help prevent cancer, and the anti-inflammatory properties slow down cartilage deterioration that cause osteoarthritis. With so many healthy benefits, why not make pomegranate and it’s juice part of your daily regimen. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3530267/

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Do germs live on my toothbrush?

This is a question we don’t think about too often but none the less, something we should be thinking about while performing our daily brushing. The answer to the question is yes, germs can live within the bristles of your toothbrush. This is why following these simple steps can put your mind at ease when you’re doing your daily dental deed. 1. Wash your hands before and after handling your toothbrush. 2. Give your toothbrush a thorough rinse with hot water before and after brushing your teeth. 3. Store your toothbrush properly by storing it upright and allow it ...

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The Smile Secrets In Your Kitchen

Did you know that salmon and quinoa are good for your teeth? Quinoa is a wonderful grain that is full of nutrients like calcium, magnesium and phosphorous, which all work to help strengthen your teeth. Salmon is a wonder food loaded with vitamin D. This nutrient makes it easier for teeth to get the full power of calcium from foods you are eating. Here is a good recipe how to make wild salmon and quinoa by Dr. Shawn Frawley: http://www.aacd.com/proxy.php?filename=files/Footer%20Nav/Media%20Room/Consumer%20Media/AACD_Healthy_Smile_Recipes.pdf

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Importance of Regular Dental Visits

Proper oral hygiene is important to your overall health. While home care, including brushing and flossing, can help keep your teeth clean, it is not enough to keep your entire mouth healthy. This is why visiting the dentist twice a year (every six months) can help you keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy, as well as catch small issues before they become bigger issues. A big step to keeping your mouth healthy is preventative care. The first part of a dentist’s visit is a cleaning which gets rid of the tartar and plaque that gradually builds up on your gums over time. If this plaque and tartar is ...

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Why Smiles Are Important to Attractiveness

Architecturally speaking, did you know that a smile comprises 60 percent of the weight of the face? That’s why a smile creates an immediate, subconscious, visual impact on people you meet. Statistics reveal that we place a high value on our smiles. According to an American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) survey: • Virtually all adults (99.7%) believe a smile is an important social asset and 96% of adults believe an attractive smile makes a person more appealing to members of the opposite sex. • Three-quarters (74%) of adults feel an unattractive smile can hurt a person’s chance for career success. • And when respondents were asked, “What would you like to improve most ...

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Joan Rivers

Platinum Smiles Family Dentistry is deeply saddened by the passing of Joan Rivers, our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and love ones. We will miss you, Joan Rivers Joan Rivers, the acid-tongued comedian whose unvarnished sense of humor drew criticism as well as laughs for decades, has died Thursday at age 81. Rivers, who most recently co-hosted E!'s "Fashion Police," was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital in New York on Aug. 28, after she stopped breathing while undergoing throat surgery.

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