Teen Dentistry

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A Teen’s Lifestyle Affects Teeth Health

Healthy Habit, Healthy Future!

According to Active Living Research, as children becomes tweens and teens, they also tend to become much more sedentary. Snack and sodas usually go together with watching digital screens and playing video games, which means kids’ teeth are almost constantly subjected to sticky food and liquids – the perfect conditions for tooth decay.

Are your teenagers’ poor oral health habits finally catching up with them? It’s not always easy to get teenagers to keep up with proper oral care. At Aria Dental, we’re here to help your teens. As an established Mission Viejo, CA office offering teen dentistry service, Aria Dental has developed a specific approach to treat, instill proper and healthy oral hygiene habits, and make healthy future for our teenage patients.

At Aria Dental, we firmly believe that poor teenage habits can too quickly take a toll on the state of your child’s oral health. Our goal is to make teenagers feel comfortable and at ease in our Mission Viejo, CA office. You will benefit from our easy scheduling process and convenient hours while receiving 5-star service from top leading dentists in Orange County.

When you are looking for a dental practice that caters to teens, trust the team at Aria dental to oversee your child’s oral health. Please call (949) 364-9600 or today to set up an appointment.

Prevention Is the key

The pre-teen and teenager years are vital times for oral health. Permanent teeth are growing in, and a permanent smile is really starting to take shape. Dentistry for kids and teens can fix teeth alignment issues, cavities, and other dental problems more easily now than later, and prevent them from happening.

The problematic dental habits at teen age will usually carry over into adulthood, so getting your teens off on the right foot can help ensure the health of their gums and teeth for years to come.

Invisalign TeenTM Clear Braces

The new Invisalign TeenTM system straightens teens' teeth with custom-made clear aligners that are comfortable and virtually invisible.

If you are a teenager and considered getting your teeth straightened but have been put off by the thought of wearing traditional metal braces; the new Invisalign TeenTM  which is virtually invisible braces provides a comfortable, effective and barely noticeable solution.

With a depth of experience and a gentle, caring approach, you can rest assured that your smile is in safe hands with Dr. Maryam Horiyat who is Invisalign® Certified cosmetic dentist and Elite Provider of Invisalign®

Teeth Whitening for Teenagers 

Are teeth whitening safe for Teens? On occasion, some parents or teenagers ask us at what age is it ok teen to whiten their teeth.  Teeth whitening before the permanent teeth have fully developed puts teens at risk of slight but reparable nerve damage caused by tooth bleaching gel.

In addition, over-counter gel can damage the teenagers’ gum. Thus, you need to consult with Dr. Horiyat to evaluate the stage of your teeth development and if you are qualified to do teeth whitening, you receive professional and customized teeth whitening at Aria Dental without any gum or nerve damage. 

Wisdom Teeth Extractions Painlessly with L-PRF

Third molars, also called wisdom teeth, are the last set of permanent teeth to erupt in a person’s mouth and are the ones least needed. They need to be removed if they are impacted. Dr. Horiyat and her team of board-certified specialists will do everything such as using advanced biological science of growth stimulating material from your own blood, known as Leucocyte Platelet Rich Fibrin (L-PRF) to perform wisdom teeth extraction painlessly and with comfort. L-PRF not only minimize pain, swelling, or downside for recovery time, but also reduce the risk of painful dry socket that could happens after surgery.

Sleep Apnea & Snoring                

Does your child snore? Does your child show other signs of disturbed sleep: long pauses in breathing, much tossing and turning in the bed, chronic mouth breathing during sleep, night sweats?

Sleep issues are common in teens, but hard to detect. According to studies by the National Institutes of health, there is a direct link between healthy sleep and improved behavior, health, learning, and overall happiness. 

When children suffer from poor sleep, it can hamper their brain development, cause health problems, and trigger behavior issues. The professionals at Aria Dental analyze your child’s sleep, detects problems, and provides recommendations to turn things around. Our mission is to help teens sleep better so they can develop properly and live better lives. 

Restorative Care

At Aria Dental, we provide metal-free restorative dental services for your teen in addition to preventive care. Children can suffer cavities, broken teeth, or malformed teeth just like adults. Dr. Horiyat and her board-certified pediatric are trained to provide restorative care to meet the specific needs of teen while helping them to remain calm and comfortable. She also offers Ozone Therapy 

Tooth-Colored Metal-Free & Mercury-Free Fillings

Ceramic particle fillings with no BPA precursors are also available.

Tooth-colored white fillings, composite resin or ceramic fillings are all names for the high-strength, natural-looking fillings that can be placed instead of traditional mercury amalgam or gold fillings.

Traditional mercury amalgam fillings are unattractive and can pose other risks. White filling blend in with your teeth are a safer, more durable alternative to ordinary metal fillings. If you have cavities, you need to get white or tooth-colored fillings to get an attractive and healthy smile. 

Fluoride Treatment vs. Ozone Therapy

Fluoride is an effective in preventing cavities and tooth decay and in preventing plaque from building up and hardening on the tooth’s surface.  A fluoride treatment in your dentist’s office takes just a few minutes. After the treatment, patients may be asked not to rinse, eat, or drink for at least 30 minutes in order to allow the teeth to absorb the fluoride. Depending on your oral health or your doctor’s recommendation, you may be required to have a fluoride treatment every three, six, or 12 months.

There is a controversy that Fluoride Treatments are harmful because Fluoride is a toxic substance. 

Ozone / Oxygen therapy is a revolutionary technique toward preventive dental care. During the powerful reaction of unstable Ozone (O3) molecules to stable Oxygen (O2) molecules, the released oxygen molecule beneath the surface of a tooth through the tubules (pores) will provide a hostile environment for bacteria, fungi, viruses, protozoans, microorganisms. As the result, not only it kills the germs, but also removes their breakdown products, necrotic debris, residual biomolecules, and damaging biofilm. Thus, teeth can remineralize from the supersaturated calcium and phosphate ions common in a healthy saliva. 


Sometimes brushing is not enough, especially when it comes to those hard-to-reach spots in your mouth. It is difficult for your toothbrush to get in-between the small cracks and grooves on your teeth. If left alone, those tiny areas can develop tooth decay. Sealants give your teeth extra protection against decay and help prevent cavities.

Dental sealants are plastic resins that bond and harden in the deep grooves on your tooth’s surface. When a tooth is sealed, the tiny grooves become smooth and are less likely to harbor plaque. With sealants, brushing your teeth becomes easier and more effective against tooth decay.

Sealants are typically applied to children’s teeth as a preventive measure against tooth decay after the permanent teeth have erupted. However, adults can also receive sealants on healthy teeth. It is more common to seal “permanent” teeth rather than “baby” teeth, but every patient has unique needs, and your dentist will recommend sealants on a case-by-case basis.

Sealants last from three to five years, but it is fairly common to see adults with sealants still intact from their childhood. A dental sealant only provides protection when it is fully intact, so if your sealants come off, let your dentist know, and schedule an appointment for your teeth to be re-sealed.


Bonding is a conservative way to repair slightly chipped, discolored, or crooked teeth. During dental bonding, a white filling is placed onto your tooth to improve its appearance. The filling bonds with your tooth, and because it comes in a variety of tooth-colored shades, it closely matches the appearance of your natural teeth.

Tooth bonding can also be used for tooth fillings instead of silver amalgam. Many patients prefer bonded fillings because the white color is much less noticeable than silver. Bonded fillings can be used on front or back teeth, depending on the location and extent of tooth decay.

Bonding is less expensive than other cosmetic treatments and can usually be completed in one visit to our office. However, bonding can stain and is easier to break than other cosmetic treatments, such as porcelain veneers. If it does break or chip, tell your doctor. The bonding can generally be easily patched or repaired in one visit.

Sedation or Anxiety-free Dentistry

At Aria Dental, we strive to make the children visit a better experience. Nitrous Oxide or Laughing Gas is provided in our office to help calm the younger patients if needed to produce a pleasant and relaxing experience for the patients. 

Sport Dentistry

Sport dentistry mainly includes the prevention and management of athletics-related orofacial injuries and associated oral disease. It also includes information and protective devices such as properly-fitting helmets, face mask and/or mouth guards which are designed to help protect the teeth, mouth, jaw, and face of athletes of all ages. Injuries to the teeth and mouth are common among athletes.

Mouth Guards

Whether you wear braces or not, protecting your smile while playing sports is essential. Mouthguards help protect your teeth and gums from injury. If you participate in any kind of full-contact sport, the American Dental Association recommends that you wear a mouthguard. Choosing the right mouthguard is essential. There are three basic types of mouthguards: the pre-made mouthguard, the “boil-and-bite” fitted mouthguard, and a custom-made mouthguard from your dentist. When you choose a mouthguard, be sure to pick one that is tear-resistant, comfortable and well-fitted for your mouth, easy to keep clean, and does not prevent you from breathing properly. Your dentist can show you how to wear a mouthguard properly and how to choose the right mouthguard to protect your smile.

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