The Healthy Mouth Podcast
Dental Specialities, Gingivitis, and Periodontitis

Dental Specialities, Gingivitis, and Periodontitis

November 14, 2019

In this episode of The Healthy Mouth Podcast, Doctor Towfighi give a little background on different dental specialties. He also explains what gingivitis and periodontitis are and how they impact the health of our mouths and bodies.

Dr. Towfighi first explains how gingivitis is the mildest of dental diseases. He continues how to recognize it and how it may be reversed. One of the easiest ways to spot it is if your gums are bleeding. He further explains how our bodies respond to the disease by attacking the bones in our jaw. 

Next, Dr.Towfighi describes the different types of periodontitis. The doctor also explains how to maintain the health of your mouth. He goes on to explain what habits can increase your risks for periodontitis, like tobacco use. Additional contributing factors could be stress, medications, or even the types of food we eat. 

Last of all, Dr. Towfighi gives examples of how a mouth in poor health can impact the health of our bodies. 

The Dental Implant Procedure Explained

The Dental Implant Procedure Explained

October 31, 2019

In this episode of The Healthy Mouth Podcast, Doctor Towfighi explains a dental implant procedure. He makes clear the difference between a dental implant and a dental crown.

Additionally, he answers common questions related to this procedure about after-care and discomfort. Furthermore, he explains why a smoker may still be eligible for a dental implant. Occasionally dental implants fail. Dr. Towfighi gives examples of some of the common reasons dental implants may fail. Another common question asked by patients is it safe to replace a dental implant in the same spot multiple time. 

Dr. Towfighi wraps the episode by sharing the reasons a family dentist plays an important role in determining if a dental implant is an option to replace a missing tooth or teeth.

Dental Implants, Bone Loss, and Treatment

Dental Implants, Bone Loss, and Treatment

October 17, 2019

Join Dr. Paul Towfighi and Registered Dental Assistant Leah Applegate as they chat about dental implants and how they may work with partial dentures and full dentures. Next, Dr. Towfighi explains the benefits of implant bridges. He also gives some insight into the maintenance and care implant bridges need to last for several years and beyond. The doctor also answers the question, "Will my dental work set off the airport security alarm?" The episode continues by going over the success rate of dental implants and how long implants may last. The doctor explains how implants function in the mouth and why our bodies don't reject them. Dr. Towfighi concludes the episode by discussing the tools and resources available to replace bone loss in the mouth. In addition, he gives information on how safe these types of procedures are for patients.

What is a Healthy Mouth?

What is a Healthy Mouth?

October 3, 2019

Dr. Paul Towfighi and Registered Dental Assistant Leah Applegate are happy to present the first episode of The Healthy Mouth Podcast. Dr. Towfighi discusses the possible causes of tooth loss, from poor dental care to genetics to using your mouth as a beer bottle opener. Next, Dr. Towfighi goes over the ways a missing tooth can be replaced: dentures, partial dentures, and permanent implants. He also gives some insight about gum disease and periodontal disease, possible signs of the diseases, and the options for addressing these health issues. Last of all, Dr. Towfighi goes over the differences between a bridge and implants.

The Healthy Mouth debuts Thursday, October 3

The Healthy Mouth debuts Thursday, October 3

September 10, 2019

Join Dr. Paul Towfighi and Leah Applegate, Dr. Towfighi's assistant, as they launch the Healthy Mouth Podcast. The goal of the podcast is to help educate listeners in a fun way about the health of your mouth and how it relates to the rest of your body. 

The Healthy Mouth Podcast will debut on Thursday, October 3. Thanks for checking!

And remember -- Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body!