ADA’s Hygiene Tips for Couples

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Family dentist Monica Boniadi, DDS, operates out of her practice Aliso Laguna Family Dental Care in Aliso Viejo, California. To stay up-to-date with the latest advances in dentistry and network with other dental professionals, Dr. Monica Boniadi maintains membership in the American Dental Association.

The American Dental Association recently released a number of guidelines for couples want to keep their mouths healthy. Here are two of the most important tips the ADA shared.

Maintaining regular brushing is important because the bacteria that cause cavities can be spread from one mouth to another. By brushing at least twice a day, as well as flossing once a day, each person can guard against cavities and other oral health problems by keeping their teeth clean.

It’s also important to make sure each person in the relationship has his or her own toothbrush. Cavity-causing bacteria can pass from one person to another if a toothbrush is shared. By keeping an individual toothbrush, each person can minimize the spread of bacteria.


Why to Use a Dentist for Teeth Whitening

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Teeth Whitening

A member of the American Dental Association, Monica Boniadi, DDS, treats patients at her private practice in Aliso Viejo, California. Dr. Monica Boniadi specializes in cosmetic dentistry and possesses experience in teeth whitening.

Before whitening your teeth at home, consider a professional for these reasons.

A dentist considers the type of discoloration. Teeth discoloration can be the result of many factors, including use of tobacco products, consumption of wine, and trauma to the teeth. While all types are treatable, some stains or forms of discoloration take more planning. For example, yellow stains can go through traditional whitening treatment to improve coloring within two weeks, while non-vital or dead teeth require a longer treatment timeframe. Non-vital teeth are likely to be darker than others, so a dentist must begin treatment on dead teeth prior to others to ensure all teeth result in the same shade of white.

A dentist can give you realistic advice. In-office whitening comes with a consultation, which will give patients a more realistic idea of what can be achieved. A dentist will evaluate a patient’s oral history as well as habits. Habits, such as smoking, are discussed to ensure an individual understands that continuous use will affect results. Those who have undergone teeth restoration will also be given perspective on how their teeth will change. Specifically, restored teeth will not be as white as original teeth. In this case, a dentist can recommend other solutions, like crowns and veneers, to avoid uneven whitening.

A dentist offers quicker results. Professional, in-office procedures offer dramatic results following the first treatment because the whitening product is enhanced with other dental tools, such as heat and laser. A person requires only one 30- to 60-minute treatment to achieve noticeable results. For further whitening, a dentist can provide additional treatments thereafter.

CDA Presents Heads to Anaheim for Its 2016 Conference

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California Dental Association

A California dentist, Monica Boniadi, DDS, possesses two decades of experience. Dr. Monica Boniadi makes a point to improve her practice by taking continuing education courses and maintaining membership with the American Dental Association, California Dental Association (CDA), and the Orange County Dental Society.

Dr. Monica Boniadi, DDS maintains her private practice in Laguna Hills, California. Her emphasis is a conservative approach. She offers a wide array of services including all porcelain fillings, porcelain veneers, metal- free crowns & bridges, partial and full dentures. She also uses the state of the art Laser for various procedures including gum treatments, and needleless fillings, and various oral surgery procedures. For an appointment please call

About Gum Tissue Grafting

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Gum Tissue Grafting

At her private dental practice in California, Dr. Monica Boniadi offers patients access to a wide variety of treatments, including veneers, implants, and alignment. Monica Boniadi, DDS, also performs periodontal procedures such as gum tissue grafting.

For many patients, tissue grafting stands out as a high-potential treatment for gum recession. This condition, which affects 4 percent to 12 percent of adults, can occur so gradually that it remains undetected until roots are exposed. This can cause temperature sensitivity and, if allowed to continue, can result in tooth loss. Replacing the lost tissue can help many patients avoid these outcomes, though the same procedure may also be helpful for those seeking purely aesthetic improvements.

In most cases of tissue grafting, the practitioner cuts away a flap of skin from the palate, removes a piece of connective tissue from underneath, then attaches this tissue to the area to be treated. Dentists may choose to harvest tissue directly from the palate or from the nearby tooth, though the latter is possible only if the surrounding area has tissue to spare. Other patients will require donor material, which practitioners typically source from a tissue bank. A qualified practitioner can help a patient understand if tissue grafting is the most appropriate option considering individual circumstances.

Basics of the Serve and Volley

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Serve and Volley

The owner and chief dentist at Laser & Cosmetic Dentistry in Aliso Viejo, California, Dr. Monica Boniadi earned her DDS from the University of California, Los Angeles, graduating with honors in 1996. When she is not attending to her professional responsibilities, Dr. Monica Boniadi enjoys several recreational activities, including tennis.

Tennis can be enjoyed by a variety of players, regardless of their skill level. A playing strategy seen less frequently in professional matches and more often on neighborhood courts in casual and amateur league play is the serve and volley. This is an aggressive style that requires a high degree of mobility, flexibility, and alertness.

Instead of hanging back at the baseline to play the opponent’s return of service, the server runs forward toward the net immediately upon serving. When the opponent returns the ball, the server plays it in the air, before it bounces. This aggressive style of play frequently results in a winning shot, but even when it does not, it generally disrupts the opponent’s timing.

Serve and volley is not for everyone. One problem, especially when playing singles, is the possibility of the opponent successfully hitting a passing shot or a lob near the baseline. An agile server can often deal with either by being alert and having quick hands and feet. Players with mobility issues, though, may watch many returns pass beyond their reach or over their heads.

Another approach, which can help reduce passing shots, is to serve the ball wide so that, instead of bouncing in the service box and then going over the opponent’s baseline, the ball passes over the sideline, forcing the receiver out of position to return the ball.

The Benefits of OCDS Membership

Monica Boniadi, DDS, is the owner and dentist of the Laser and Cosmetic Dental Institute of Orange County. Dedicated to staying up to date on the newest developments and advancements within the field of dentistry, Dr. Monica Boniadi is a member of several professional organizations, including the Orange County Dental Society (OCDS).

A component of the California Dental Association (CDA), the OCDS is the largest of that group’s 32 dental society components and is committed to advancing dental ethics and excellence. There are several benefits to becoming a member of the OCDS. Following are just a few of these opportunities and benefits.

– Social events: OCDS members have the opportunity to attend the organization’s various events. This includes its Hospitality in Anaheim event; the OCDS Night with the Angels; and its various Membership Mixers. Registration for these events is free for members, and the Hospitality in Anaheim event allows members to earn continuing education credits.

– Networking: members may communicate with the organization on Facebook and Twitter, and have access to the OCDS’ newly designed website. Additionally, they may download the organization’s mobile app, which provides members with such things as a calendar of events, online registration, and a membership directory.

– Educational opportunities: the OCDS maintains a continuing education program that includes six lectures for members. It also offers courses about infection control and the California Dental Practice Act for various licenses, as well as a two-day seminar that is available to members. Further, members are invited to the OCDS’ New Dentist Committee Presents event.

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Monica Boniadi, DDS, has served in a dental practice ownership role for almost 20 years. In addition to operating her own office, Dr. Monica Boniadi maintains affiliations with several industry organizations, including the American Dental Association.

The American Dental Association (ADA) has implemented an ADA Seal of Acceptance to recognize products that have a positive effect on a person’s oral health and hygiene. As part of this initiative, the ADA has developed the award-winning website This website provides individuals with important information on dental care for every phase of life, detailing maintenance strategies that address issues from infancy to the later stages of adulthood.

For many people, oral hygiene takes on a new meaning around the age of 40, for example. In the years prior to turning 40 an adult should monitor possible tooth decay, a condition often associated with children or seniors, to prevent decay and other tooth and gum diseases. After the age of 40, new concerns set in, such as missing teeth. It is not uncommon for individuals at this age to be missing as many as three teeth, an issue that can be remedied simply by a visit to the dentist’s office.