Dr. Ray

/Dr. Ray Hatami

About Dr. Ray Hatami

Doctor Ray Hatami has a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Southern California. Dr. Ray completed his undergraduate degree in State University of New York at Stony Brook with a bachelor of science degree in Engineering. He is a member of Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity and Academy of General Dentistry.

Dental Veneers vs. Crowns: What’s the Difference and Which is Right for You?

Cosmetic dentistry—also called dental restoration—is the process of filling, replacing or covering damaged or imperfect teeth. It usually involves a substance mimicking the natural function and appearance of damaged, missing or decayed tooth structures. For teeth with extensive damage, veneers and crowns are among the most popular types of restorative therapies. In fact, the results [...]

By |2019-08-22T11:05:12-07:00August 22nd, 2019|Cosmetic Dentistry|0 Comments

Consider Porcelain Veneers if You Have These 5 Dental Conditions

Looking for an easy solution to upgrading your smile and restoring your teeth? Porcelain veneers are an excellent option! These durable dental coverings attach to the front of your teeth, to protect them from damage and enhance your smile. Dental veneers are made from porcelain or composite, and while both provide a quick fix for [...]

By |2019-07-25T11:54:25-07:00July 25th, 2019|Cosmetic Dentistry|0 Comments

What are the Early Warning Signs of Dental Trouble?

You’re probably aware of the basics of keeping your teeth and gums healthy: Brushing twice a day, flossing, and limiting your sugar intake. However, you may not know what to look out for in terms of dental decay or other serious mouth issues. What are the early warning signs of dental trouble? A chronic toothache, [...]

By |2019-07-08T11:55:02-07:00July 1st, 2019|Oral Health|0 Comments

Sore, Bleeding or Swollen Gums: A Guide to Good Periodontal Hygiene

Most of us visit the dentist because we want to keep our teeth in good health. Nothing says great oral hygiene like pearly white teeth, right? While it’s true cavity-free, white, healthy teeth are central in good oral health, let’s not forget about your gums. Your gums are equally important and play a major role [...]

By |2019-07-08T11:55:03-07:00June 7th, 2019|Oral Health|0 Comments

How to Spot Minor Oral Health Issues Before They Become Full-Blown Dental Emergencies

It’s a sitcom trope: A character spends the whole episode avoiding addressing a toothache, only to wind up wrapped in gauze and miserable in the end. Don’t be like that character. Tooth pain and other oral health issues shouldn’t be ignored, and certainly aren’t very funny! The following issues may seem easy to overlook, but [...]

By |2019-07-08T11:55:03-07:00April 12th, 2019|Oral Health|0 Comments

The Major Benefits of Cosmetic Veneers

To a lot of people, their smile is one of the most important aspects of their appearance. But having chipped, cracked, discolored or misshapen teeth can put a damper on wanting to show your pearly whites to the world. While there are many options for repairing cosmetic dental imperfections, one of the best choices is [...]

By |2019-04-12T11:54:58-07:00December 19th, 2018|Cosmetic Dentistry|0 Comments

Are Baby Teeth Important?

Baby teeth are very important to your child's development for several reasons. Not only do they encourage the development of the jaw bone – and reserve space required for the permanent teeth to follow – baby teeth also enable your child to chew solid food and assist in speech development. Moreover, they contribute to your [...]

By |2018-09-25T17:08:46-07:00September 25th, 2018|Oral Health|0 Comments

Smile Safety for Active Kids

Active kids call for active safety. And while helmets, goggles and knee pads protect your kids’ bodies, it's also important to protect their teeth. A mouthguard is an easy, reliable way to safeguard your child’s teeth during sports and play. Mouthguards are especially crucial during contact sports such as football, hockey or boxing, where blows [...]

By |2018-09-25T17:05:38-07:00September 25th, 2018|Sports|0 Comments

How Your Diet Impacts Your Smile: Tips for Eating Better to Protect Your Teeth

We’ve all heard the saying, “an apple a day keeps the dentist away.” But is there any truth to this piece of old folklore or is it just that: folklore? As it turns out, apples are actually good for oral hygiene thanks to their Vitamin C content and ability to break down plaque. Even so, [...]

By |2019-07-08T11:55:03-07:00August 14th, 2018|Oral Health|0 Comments

5 Major Ways Tooth Decay Can Negatively Impact Your Health

No one likes a trip to the dentist, but it’s far better than the alternative. We’re talking about more than just a cavity here and there—we’re talking about tooth decay and the major ramifications it can have on your total health and wellbeing. That’s right: the ramifications of poor oral hygiene stretch far beyond your [...]

By |2018-07-18T22:41:14-07:00July 18th, 2018|Oral Health|0 Comments