Blog Archive

The Importance of Preventive Dental Care Sep 1st, 2021

Taking proactive measures to keep your teeth and gums healthy is the cornerstone of good oral health. While our dentists are dedicated to helping you when you have a dental problem, ideally we want to help you avoid issues before they start. Dr. Lauren Izadi, Dr. Edward Kim, and our...

How Can I Get My Teeth Whiter? Aug 1st, 2021

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, and research confirms that bright, white teeth make you more attractive to others.  Yellow, stained, or dull teeth can damage your self-confidence and affect the way you see yourself and how you socialize. You may find yourself hesitant...

What to Expect During an Oral Cancer Screening Jul 12th, 2021

Twice yearly checkups with our dentists play an important role in your oral health. Not only do these checkups keep your teeth and gums healthy, but they also give us the opportunity to detect serious problems, such as oral cancer. Our team at West End Dental is dedicated to helping...

What Are Dental Crowns and Why Would I Need Them? Jun 9th, 2021

Dental crowns are caps placed over damaged teeth to protect them and restore their shape. They’re made of different types of materials and don’t require any special maintenance.  At West End Dental in Washington, DC, our cosmetic and general dentists Lauren Izadi, DDS, and Edward Kim, DDS, are dedicated to...

How a Root Canal Procedure Preserves Your Tooth and Stops Your Pain May 14th, 2021

A tooth infection is incredibly painful. The throbbing and radiating pain it causes is often unrelenting, even with over-the-counter pain relievers. Getting the news that you need a root canal can cause fear and anxiety because root canals have a reputation for being painful. The truth is that a root...

Your Options in Dental Fillings Apr 15th, 2021

Cavities are never fun, but addressing the issue can save your teeth and protect your oral health. If you or your child has a cavity, it means there are decayed areas of the tooth which causes permanent damage to the hard surfaces. Know that cavities are extremely common, and you...

5 Benefits of a Mouth Guard Mar 12th, 2021

Many people with trouble sleeping rarely consider that their teeth may be to blame. Tension in your jaw overnight can rob you of restful sleep and cause headaches and other issues that you may be completely unaware of. West End Dental, is Washington, DC’s premier practice where Lauren Izadi, DDS,...

Invisalign: The Perfect Straightening Solution for Adult Teeth Feb 11th, 2021

Your smile is one of your most noticeable features and is one of the first things people notice about you. Not only does an imperfect smile impact your self-image, but misaligned teeth also increase dental wear and tear and raise the risk of cracked teeth, jaw joint disorders, and other...

What Is a Deep Cleaning and Why Do You Need One? Jan 14th, 2021

Everyone should visit their dentist twice a year for regular dental checkups. These visits clear away plaque and tartar to help prevent cavities. The dentist examines your teeth and gums thoroughly to look for any problems, and your hygienist performs a routine cleaning to remove plaque and tartar from hard-to-reach...

Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants? Dec 13th, 2020

If you’re missing one or more of your natural teeth, you’re not alone. It’s estimated that close to 80 million adults in the United States are missing at least one tooth, and about 40 million Americans have lost all of their teeth.  Replacing missing teeth plays a key role in...

Why You Shouldn’t Skip Your Bi-Annual Dental Cleanings Nov 12th, 2020

While dental professionals emphasize that biannual cleanings can help prevent most dental diseases, about 100 million Americans fail to visit their dentist every year. If you’re among this number, you may be losing more than your gaining.  Routine dental cleanings typically involve less time and cost than complex treatments for...