Bad breath can present a problem in social and work settings, potentially leading to embarrassment and loss of confidence. While mouthwash companies advertise to get consumers to use more of their products, the truth of the matter is that bad breath can often be traced to a specific problem with health. Improving oral health is always the best solution when the right cause can be found and eliminated. In this article, we will help you understand the problem and its resolution.
Dr. Maryam Seifi, DDS
Coffee, tea, ice cream, or a long, icy drink on a summer day—we all enjoy pleasures like these. But when your teeth are sensitive, hot and cold foods or drinks are simply causes of torment. If your teeth have begun to hurt every time you eat something hot or cold—or even when you breathe through your mouth in cold weather—you should know that there are solutions to this sensitivity. It just takes the right care by a skilled dentist to find the exact cause of the problem.
Dr. Maryam Seifi and her Starbrite Dental team continued their proud support of the Special Olympics of Maryland Organization (SOMO) in Montgomery County this October when they came out in force at the 4th Annual SOMO Inspirational 2K/5K Walk/Run. SOMO is an organization focused on bringing people together to create a healthier and more welcoming world for the Special Olympics and its athletes, focusing on mutual respect for everyone in our communities. That is a mission that is shared by both Dr. Seifi and her caring staff.
At StarBrite Dental, Dr. Seifi and her staff work every day to bring health, understanding, and gentle care to all of her patients. Here’s what she has to say about working with SOMO: "I love supporting the community and working with positive community events like this one! We are super excited to be a SOMO community sponsor and it has become a little tradition at the office."
This year was even more special, as Dr. Seifi’s own daughter, Nicole Powell, who was a Gold Medal Winner for Team USA in Acrobatic Gymnastics in Poland last year , was invited to put on a special, inspirational routine. Her routine showcased some of the very same acrobatics that won her Gold in 2016. Nicole knows the value of teamwork, of practice, and of never giving up - values that the Special Olympics imbues into the athletes competing every year at their events. Nicole was joined by her brother; Shawn Powell, who has recently joined her in an Acro partnership. Their incredible performance was inspirational to the Special Olympics athletes, their families and participants in the event.
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In America, visits to the orthodontist are very common among those in their early teens. But not everyone gets their teeth straightened at this early age, and not everyone sees this treatment as important, either. For quite a few people, it may not seem like their misaligned teeth are much of a problem. Others may never have thought getting their teeth straightened was a worthwhile investment. As the years pass, however, the wisdom of this investment becomes quite apparent.
Proper tooth alignment is not just about your appearance. It’s about correct distribution of the stresses of biting and chewing. Your teeth are actually designed to benefit from these stresses, but when the teeth are misaligned, stress hits on the wrong parts of the teeth and this gradually creates problems. Some of those problems can be serious and result in eventual tooth loss and even major health problems. We’ll explain why.