In need of a crown? At Century City Aesthetic Dentistry, we can provide the exceptional experience you’re looking for with the dental work you need. Get discolored teeth brightened and chipped teeth fixed. Get uncomplicated transformations or full smile makeovers.
Dr. Bill Dorfman has been here since 1985. Crowning patients and empowering them with confidence.
If you’re packed and ready, we can guide you on your journey to full oral health and vitality.
Call us at: 877-703-7062 Located in the 90067 zip code area we serve California, Hollywood, and Century City. Patients from Beverly Hills will tell you that they are number one when they walk through our doors.
No matter what concerns you most about your smile, dental, or orthodontic needs, we’ll answer your toughest questions and direct your course with precision. We’d love to schedule you for dental implants. We want you to experience the renewal that comes from cosmetic dentistry or Invisalign braces.
Whether you need veneers, crowns, whitening, braces or implants. We have a seat ready for you to dictate from.
You know what puts a smile on my face? When I use advanced cosmetic dentistry to create a dazzling smile makeover for one of my patients.
My staff and I at Century City Aesthetic Dentistry can guarantee you quality preventative, restorative, general, and cosmetic dental care.
In today’s Century City Aesthetic Dentistry blog I would like to discuss laser dentistry. It may sound scary, but laser dentistry provides an excellent alternative to drills. Many procedures performed with lasers don’t require Los Angeles patients to be medicated, allowing for quicker healing times.
Many Los Angeles patients become very anxious waiting for a shot of painkiller before a dental procedure. Laser dentistry allows for a more relaxed, less stressful dental visit. My patients also appreciate not going home with a numb mouth and drool dripping down their chin.
Los Angeles residents in need of oral surgery will experience less bleeding thanks to laser dentistry. Some of the procedures that are performed with lasers are: infected root canal treatment, gum and bone reshaping, uncovering erupted wisdom teeth, and teeth whitening.
Los Angeles patients who want to experience a comfortable, relaxing dental visit and receive compassionate and professional dental care, contact Century City Aesthetic Dentistry today.
At Century City Aesthetic Dentistry we treat you like family.
The following article was used in the preparation of this post: “What is Laser Dentistry?,” Know Your Teeth, February 2011, http://www.knowyourteeth.com/infobites/abc/article/?abc=L&iid=780&aid=3803, accessed July 10, 2012
The next time you visit Dr. Bill Dorfman for a dental checkup, ask about an oral cancer screening. It is estimated that over 49,500 people in the United States will be diagnosed with some type of oral cancer in 2017.
Regular dental checkups that include an oral cancer screening with your Century City Dentist can help detect oral cancer early on, but according to America’s Dentist, there are some people who have a higher risk of oral cancer, and cancers of the back of the tongue, tonsils, and throat.
Men are twice as susceptible to oral cancer. The American Cancer Society has attributed this to alcohol and tobacco use, which is higher in men.
Any type of tobacco use will increase your risk of oral cancer. Smoking cigarettes, pipes, cigars and Hookah pipes can cause oral cancer as well as lung cancer. People who smoke pipes have a higher risk of lip cancer, while people who chew tobacco can be diagnosed with the most serious oral cancer, cancer of the cheeks.
The American Cancer Society explains that seven out of ten patients who have been diagnosed with oral cancer drink heavily. Men who consume two or more drinks a day and women who have just one drink a day are considered heavy drinkers. If you drink and smoke your chances of being diagnosed with oral cancer increases dramatically.
If you work outside in the sun, you are more prone to lip cancer. If you spend the majority of your time outdoors, be sure to use sunscreen.
If you are a poor eater, your chances of oral cancer increase. If you don’t eat your fruit and veggies, you are more susceptible to oral and mouth cancer.
If you have a toddler who has not been to a dentist, we urge you to consider making an appointment today by calling Century City Aesthetic Dentistry at 877-703-7062.
The best time to start dental check-ups for young children is when their teeth first appear. This may seem a bit early, however it is a great time to become acquainted with preventative dentistry options such as sealants and fluoride supplements. Your dentist can assess the health of your child’s teeth before problems begin and it’s also helpful for parents to get a refresher course on proper oral hygiene for young children.
Children with an increased risk of dental problems should receive a dental examination as early as possible. Here are some of the risk factors:
Sleeping with a bottle
Drinking juice continually during the day
Abnormal tooth development
A mother with significant tooth decay
Other health problems
Bring your questions to our professional and aware staff at Century City Aesthetic Dentistry. We are located at 2080 Century Park E Ste 1601 in Los Angeles, California. You can reach us at 877-703-7062. We want your child to have a healthy smile right from the start and enjoy a lifetime of oral health.
Porcelain veneers are probably what you are admiring when you see your favorite celebrities on the red carpet. People in the public eye understand the importance of a toothy white grin, and know that tooth whitening may not always do the trick, tooth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedure in the world, but unfortunately it doesn’t work for everyone, and that is where porcelain veneers come in.
What are Porcelain Veneers
Dental veneers are much more affordable than they used to be and are thin pieces of porcelain that are placed over the top of your front teeth.
Once the enamel has been removed, an impression will be made so that your new veneers will look and feel natural. In some cases, you may need temporary dental veneers if your teeth are too unsightly.
When your new porcelain veneers are ready to be placed, Dr. Dorfman will check for fit and color before bonding into place. Your new porcelain veneers will be filed and polished to give you the smile that you deserve.
Porcelain veneers are great for:
Discolored teeth that cannot be helped with tooth whitening
We all go to our Los Angeles dentist for check-ups and toothaches, but there are other less-obvious issues that your dentist can help you with. Today in the Los Angeles Dental Blog, we would like to highlight some of the most common oral conditions that should be discussed with your dentist.
1. Bad Breath. Sure, nobody wants to admit that they have bad breath, but bad breath is usually caused by bacteria build-up in the mouth. This means that it might be a symptom of accelerating tooth decay. Discuss it with your dentist who can help you overcome this problem. (All of your Hollywood friends will thank you.)
2. Dry Mouth. Also known as xerostomia, this lack of saliva is very uncomfortable and can predispose dental patients to a host of problems such as tooth decay and gum disease. Some Los Angeles residents experience it because of certain medications or diseases, so make sure to bring a list of current prescriptions with you to your appointment
3. Jaw Issues. If you have a clicking jaw or jaw discomfort, be sure to schedule an appointment with your California dentist ASAP! These symptoms can be signs of a serious oral issue.
4. Teeth Grinding. If you’ve been stressed out and find that you’ve been grinding your teeth (or if your partner tells you that you’re doing it in your sleep!), discuss it with your dentist. A simple mouthguard can protect you, and if you have any damage from grinding such as fractured teeth, ask about restorative dentistry. Hi. I’m Dr. Bill Dorfman of Los Angeles, and I want my patients to come to me with all of their oral concerns. The professional and aware staff here at Century City Aesthetic Dentistry would love to schedule an appointment with you and answer any questions you have about the conditions mentioned above, as well as questions about teeth whitening and Hollywood dental implants.
New Los Angeles parents may be surprised by the American Dental Association’s recommendations on infant oral care. Parents are advised to begin brushing their baby’s teeth as soon as the first teeth emerge. After all, brand-new teeth are just as vulnerable to cavities as older teeth.
Parents are encourage to use a cloth and a smidgen of toothpaste (about the size of a grain of rice) to wipe each tooth. As more teeth come in, it becomes more critical for the teeth to be brushed after each meal or, at least, twice a day.
It is vital to select the proper toothbrush, in order to make brushing time as pleasant as possible. A soft bristled brush is best with a small amount of toothpaste. Infant and toddler-sized toothbrushes with a small head of bristles are beneficial. Also, there are circle and triangular-shaped brushes that allow your toddler to walk around with their brush with less chance of injury in case of a fall.
If the toothpaste is causing an unpleasant struggle, brush without toothpaste. The goal is to remove food parts that will create bacteria followed by plaque and then cavities.
When two teeth touch, it’s time to floss. Flossing is critical to make sure no food is lodged between the teeth. Proper flossing requires fine motor skills which most youth don’t develop before age six or seven. Parents need to assist with flossing until they are sure their child can do it effectively.
Until the child is old enough to properly brush his or her teeth, they should receive adult supervision and guidance. Instilling the proper brushing and flossing practices will reap lifelong benefits. While it may seem that supervising them is time consuming, remember that it’s making a daily habit that will protect their health. Also, dental expenses related to poor oral hygiene will be avoided.
Your child’s first dental visit should be within six months of the first tooth appearing and no later than their first birthday. It may seem early, but just as your Los Angeles pediatrician sees your baby regularly to make sure their physical health is on track and counsel you about your vital role, you can count on your dentist to look out for potential issues and counsel you about how to help your child keep a healthy smile.
Seek your dentist’s counsel regarding pacifiers and sippy cups, nighttime bottles, and x-ray safety. Dentist can advise parents with older children about sealants, tooth protection for athletics, and orthodontics.
If you live in the Beverly Hills area and don’t yet have a trusted family dentist, call Century City Aesthetic Dentistry at 877-703-7062 to schedule your child’s dental appointment with Dr. Bill Dorfman. By starting young, your child will become familiar with our Los Angeles dental practice and our friendly staff, ensuring that he or she never develops a fear of the dentist.
Good posture is essential for overall health, but can also play a role in your oral health, and if you experience lower jaw pain or have a constant headache, it could have something to do with your posture.
According to America’s Dentist, Dr. Bill Dorfman, poor posture could be to blame for TMD. Your temporomandibular joint, which is what connects your upper and lower jaw, could be affected if you slouch when you sit.
When you practice good posture, you are putting your spine in the right position. If you slouch or hunch over you will be putting stress on your jaw joints. Because your lower jaw tends to shift forward when slouching or hunching your bite will be affected. This type of movement will put stress on your bones, joints, and muscles, and if left untreated, could cause inflammation and pain in your temporomandibular joints when you open and close your mouth.
Good posture is imperative, however, many people don’t understand how slouching and hunching can affect oral health.
The Problem with Poor Posture
Dr. Dorfman explains that patients who complain of facial pain often have unbalanced posture. People who hunch or slouch are rearranging the facial muscle position because of the way they walk, stand, and sit. This will cause grooves and bumps on the teeth.
If you practice poor posture, you are also more susceptible to gum recession. If your bite is off and your teeth are over crowded, your gums could pay the price.
Good posture is essential for overall health including your teeth and gums. Paying close attention to how you sit, stand, and walk could be beneficial to your oral health.
Some of the most popular dental topics discussed in Hollywood and Los Angeles relate to cosmetic dentistry, such as teeth whitening, veneers, and dental implants. However, the desire to avoid cavities is still the main reason Century City and California residents visit their dentists, so today the Los Angeles dental blog is going to highlight the 5 things you need to know about cavities.
1. Cavities can also be called caries or tooth decay. When a tooth is permanently damaged in the hard surface, tiny openings occur. These little holes are cavities.
3. Cavities may get so bad that you will see pits or holes in your teeth, but symptoms may be more subtle, such as sensitivity, pain when biting, or a toothache. If you experience any of these symptoms, you should call your Hollywood, Century City, or California dentist today for an appointment.
4. Cavities are more common among children, but that doesn’t mean adults don’t have to take precautions.
5. Avoiding cavities is simple. Be sure to brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, floss daily, eat right and avoid snacking, and have regular visits with your dentist.
If you are in the market for quality dental care in the Los Angeles area, give Century City Aesthetic Dentistry a call. We have been treating dental patients in and around Beverly Hills since 1985. We can also answer any questions you have about cosmetic dentistry procedures such as gum contouring and smile makeovers.
Today’s post focuses on a problem experienced by many people – bad breath.
Bad breath, or halitosis, has several causes. The most prevalent cause is poor oral hygiene. Often, halitosis develops midday arising from the inability to brush teeth between meals. Small food fragments on the teeth, gums, and tongue grow bacteria. The wastes of the bacteria and decay of the food create a sulfur compound, which emits the unpleasant odor. Food particles, bacteria, and sulfuric gas all need to be removed to eliminate bad breath caused by poor oral hygiene.
While poor oral hygiene is the most common cause of halitosis, many elements can contribute to or worsen the trouble. The best remedy is regular, thorough brushing and flossing, but other actions might also be necessary depending on the cause(s).
For example, a salivary gland problem or certain medications can cause dry mouth. Saliva moistens the teeth and gums, clearing away odiferous dead cells. Saliva also neutralizes the ever-present acids on the tongue, gums, and cheeks. Limiting caffeine, chewing sugar-free gum, using OTC saliva substitutes, and using a humidifier can add moisture to the mouth.
Most Common Causes of Bad Breath:
Poor oral hygiene Inability to brush between meals Gum disease or tooth decay Smoking Braces An infected root canal Diabetes Kidney failure Liver problems Infection Dry mouth (Xerostomia) Dieting Age Crooked teeth Ear, nose, throat issues Tonsil issues Constant breathing through the mouth Specific foods: garlic, onions, horseradish, etc. Some prescription medications Ill-fitting dentures To Minimize or Prevent Bad Breath:
Go to the dentist twice a year for professional dental cleanings Brush teeth, tongue, gums, and roof of the mouth Use a tongue spray or scraper Use antimicrobial mouth rinse Chew sugarless gum Brush and floss after each meal Drink plenty of water (A dry mouth is conducive to bacteria growth) Replace your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months Have a toothbrush and floss available when you are out Talk to your doctor or dentist if bad breath remains despite proper oral hygiene
Remember, the very best defense to bad breath is a good dental care routine – brushing, flossing, and regular visits with your dentist. If you struggle with bad breath regardless of vigilant oral hygiene, ask your dentist for help in identifying the source. It may be an issue outside of the oral cavity. If this is the case, your dentist may refer you to your family physician or a specialist.
If you don’t have a regular dentist or are unhappy with your current one, we invite you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Dorfman at Century City Aesthetic Dentistry in Los Angeles. Dr. Dorfman has been serving patients in the Beverly Hills area since 1985. The professional and aware team of dental professionals at Century City Aesthetic Dentistry provide the full spectrum of general and cosmetic dental services including sedation dentistry, Zoom whitening and porcelain veneers.