Untreated Tongue Tie can Lead to these Health Dangers

Categories: Tongue Tie

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA Does your child have a tongue-tie? If so, this frenum restricts the range of motion in the tongue, which can affect nutrition, speech development and even the growth of your child’s face and jaws. There is a school of thought that a tongue-tie will go away on its own […]

New Epidemic–Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA Sleep-disordered breathing (SBD) is a term used for breathing difficulties that occur while sleeping. SBD may include loud snoring or episodes of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), which involve partial or complete airway blockages that impede airflow during sleep. OSA results in an increased blood pressure, lower oxygen levels in […]

Talk to your Child’s Orthodontist about Myofunctional Therapy

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA These days, most orthodontic routines involve the standard process of braces, which include brackets and wires, often elastics, and sometimes, additional devices to assist in the repositioning of the teeth or jaws. However, there is one aspect of your child’s orthodontic treatment in Scotts Valley that may be missing […]

Get rid of Ear Pain with this Natural Remedy

Categories: TMJ/TMD

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA If you ever have lived with an earache, you know this can be a unique and highly unpleasant experience. However, you may not know that certain causes of ear pain and earaches have nothing to do with your ears themselves. In fact, about 10 percent of all patients who […]

Philosphy of Functional Orthodontics and how it may help your Child

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA Standard orthodontics focuses on straightening teeth, with treatment usually taking place during adolescence. However, practitioners of functional orthodontics like the dentists at Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry can achieve other goals, in addition to straightening your child’s teeth that may benefit the health and well being of your child. The principles […]

Orthodontics without Pulling Teeth

Categories: Orthodontics

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA Many orthodontists opt to remove permanent teeth before beginning a treatment program such as braces or Invisalign. These extractions are performed to create more room in the mouth for straightened teeth. However, the dentists in Scotts Valley at Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry believe positive results often can be obtained without […]

Teeth Worn Down Check out these Options

Categories: Bruxism

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA Do your teeth appear to be getting shorter? Are your teeth becoming flat on the chewing surface? Worn down teeth can happen as we age. After all, our teeth do a lot of chewing throughout the years. However, one major cause of premature teeth wear is bruxism, a condition […]

Look out for these Dental Issues in your Child

Categories: Orthodontics

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA If you are a parent, you probably spend a lot of time worrying about the health and well-being of your child. You also need to monitor your child’s dental health. Detecting any problems as early as possible makes treatment easier, and can save you time and money—while also sparing […]

Dr. Ariana is published in the Journal of Gnathologic Orthopedics and Facial Orthotropics

Categories: blog

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA At Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry, our dentists seek continuing education and maintain membership in professional organizations so that they can continue to provide the highest level of care. Dr. Ariana Ebrahimian continues to show this commitment, as she recently was named President of the North American Association of Facial Orthotropics […]

What Could be Causing your Cluster Headaches

Categories: TMJ/TMD

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA If you have never experienced cluster headaches, be thankful. Patients and their doctors agree that the pain from these headaches is brutal and debilitating, impeding the ability to function on a daily basis. Determining the cause of cluster headaches is key to finding relief and, if you have been […]