The field of dentistry has changed tremendously over the past 50 years. Because the science was once poorly understood, the emphasis was put on treating the disease rather than knowing how to prevent it.
In other words, if you got a cavity, you went to the dentist to get a filling. Or you would wait until you had pain before you saw a dentist. What ended up happening was that the disease controlled us, and not the other way around.
Today, the emphasis is preventing the disease before it happens. Children in elementary schools are learning early on how to brush and why it’s important. Advancements have been made in dental biology; we now understand more about what causes tooth decay and gum disease, and even how our saliva can help with the diagnosis of genetic or health problems.
Advancements have also been made in the development of tools to prevent problems. At Wilshire Smile Studio, Dr. Elyassi has made it his mission to utilize state-of-the-art technologies and help patients get informed and get in control of their mouths.