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Hiccups In Your Dental Routine

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The most common times people stop to brush their teeth are morning and night – either before or after breakfast, after dinner, or at bedtime. Common concerns that come with this routine involve hiccups in the schedule, from family life, shift work or exhaustion.

Sometimes the after dinner schedule isn’t super cut and dried. Many Beverly Hills families face irregular weeknight routines. As the school year progresses, some have games to attend, band concerts, play practice, youth groups or other weeknight commitments. An irregular schedule typically disrupts regular dental maintenance.

Many California workers have daily commutes or shift work to battle with. Due to the changing landscape of Los Angeles’s job market and the greater variety in shift schedules we see patients who are adjusting to irregularities in sleep patterns. This leads to exhaustion and often sleep takes priority over consistent brushing – either morning or night.

The most important time to be sure to brush is after eating sugar or carb-intensive foods. These foods kickstart bacteria growth on the teeth without vigilant attention.

Highly acidic foods weaken the enamel, so it is best to swish with water immediately after consuming acidic foods to diminish the acid. Then brush about 30 minutes later when the mouth is less acidic. The fluoride in toothpaste helps remineralize the enamel.

Dr. Bill Dorfman’s hygiene staff at Century City Aesthetic Dentistry has been assisting California families since 1985 to prevent hiccups in their dental routines. See how we demonstrate professional and educated instruction at http://www.billdorfmandds.com/meet-the-team/dr-dorfman/.

Century City Aesthetic Dentistry provides more than just cosmetic dentistry or Invisalign braces. In addition to porcelain veneers, dental crowns, sedation dentistry, and smile design there is hygiene education, teeth whitening and cleanings to be discussed. Sure, the cost of cosmetic dentistry, dental veneers, invisalign braces and dental bridges can all seem confusing. The key is to stay on top of the important habits that you can control. We can help you make sense of the other stuff.

Regular checkups are vital for catching decay, infection or other problems early so let us make an appointment for your next preventative visit and keep those hiccups from causing permanent damage. Call us at 877-703-7062  to schedule!

 

Contact Dr. Bill Dorfman, DDS – Century City Aesthetic Dentistry:

877-703-7062

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2080 Century Park E Ste 1601
Los Angeles, California
90067

 


You Deserve a Hollywood Smile

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That Hollywood Smile can be yours when you schedule a comprehensive dental examination with the Hollywood Smile expert, Dr. Bill Dorfman.

America’s Dentist

Dr. Dorfman, who you will recognize from such popular television shows such as Extreme Makeover and The Doctors, can give you a dazzling new grin with cosmetic dental procedures such as porcelain veneers, dental implants or tooth whitening.

Tooth Whitening

Unlike some dentists in Century City, Dr. Dorfman offers patients four tooth whitening procedures to give you that Hollywood Smile. Every tooth whitening procedure is safe and effective whether you opt for in office tooth whitening, or would prefer a system that you can use at home.

Tooth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental procedure in the world with over the counter pastes, strips, gels and mouth rinses that promise to give you a brighter smile, however, the products that you purchase from you local pharmacy will not give you the same results as professional tooth whitening.

Professional Tooth Whitening

Zoom!® and NiteWhite® can lighten your teeth up to 10 shades in a single dental appointment. You can walk in on your lunch hour and head back to work with a brand new Hollywood Smile. Opt for Day White and you can whiten your teeth with custom made bleaching trays that you will take home.

Not Suitable for Everyone

Tooth whitening doesn’t work for everyone. If you have stains on your teeth as a result of tetracycline, which actually discolors the enamel, tooth whitening will not work. If you have porcelain veneers, cosmetic bonding or tooth colored fillings, tooth whitening is not a good option for whiter teeth. Tooth whitening will give you a beautiful Hollywood Smile if you have tobacco or food stains or your teeth have yellowed with age.

Your smile is the first thing people notice, and if yours is not as white and bright as you would like it to be it’s time to call or click and schedule an appointment with Dr. Bill Dorfman for tooth whitening.

You really can have a Hollywood Smile. Call or click and schedule your appointment with America’s dentist today.


Avoid Sports Injuries: Protect Those Teeth!

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It is estimated that over 5 million teeth are knocked out yearly and a significant portion of these dental traumas occur on the playing field or court. Each dislodged tooth requires several trips to the dentist and hundreds of dollars in restoration expenses. Not to mention pain!

I’m Dr. Bill Dorfman of Century City Aesthetic Dentistry and I want to raise awareness of the importance of athletic mouth protection. I advise my patients to think of mouthguards as a critical part of their protective gear. Most Los Angeles parents require their children to wear helmets when biking and shin guards while playing soccer. I encourage parents to emphasize the importance of mouth protection from your child’s very first 5 year-old T-ball game. And we all need to practice what we preach.

You are probably aware of the main types of mouthguards: ready-to-wear, boil and bite, and custom-fitted. The stock mouth protectors are pre-formed but are definitely not one-size-fits all and probably provide the least amount of protection. (Though they are better than nothing.)

You can find boil and bite mouth protectors at Los Angeles sporting goods stores. They are to be softened in water and then formed to the mouth (follow the manufacturer’s instructions).

Some Los Angeles dentists offer custom sports mouthguards that provide the highest level of protection and comfort. Mouth protectors that are comfortable are more likely to be worn by kids who complain about wearing a mouthguard. Ask your dentist about custom mouthguards.

Mouth protection is extremely essential for Los Angeles patients with braces or fixed bridge work. Some Los Angeles orthodontists recommend mouth protectors for lower teeth as well.

If you or your child has a sports-related dental emergency, call my Los Angeles office immediately at 877-703-7062. I will do everything in my power to save the tooth but every second counts. Make sure you save all pieces of the tooth and bring them with you.

 

 

Contact Dr. Bill Dorfman, DDS – Century City Aesthetic Dentistry:

877-703-7062

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2080 Century Park E Ste 1601
Los Angeles, California
90067

 


Plaque and Tartar Should Always Be a Concern

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Plaque and tartar are serious, and if you have a buildup of hard mineral deposits on your teeth, you could be asking for problems.

What is Plaque?

Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that grows in your mouth. Good oral hygiene habits such as brushing twice and flossing once each day along with a healthy diet and regular professional cleanings with your dentist in Century City should help keep your mouth clean. However, if you are lazy with oral hygiene, plaque and tartar could become an issue.

Once plaque starts to build, it will convert to acid eating away at the enamel on your teeth. If you collect too much of that sticky film on your teeth and under your gum line it will lead to gum disease and tooth decay. If that plaque converts to tartar, you could even lose your teeth.

What is Tartar?

If you are having a tough time brushing and flossing you could be dealing with tartar. Tartar is that hard mineral substance that sits along your gum line. According to Dr. Bill Dorfman, the world’s most popular dentist and author of the New York Times Best Seller Billion Dollar Smile, tartar is a buildup of calculus and will eventually cause periodontal disease if left untreated.

Once your gums begin to recede that tartar will begin to damage the roots of your teeth causing holes and rough surfaces giving the plaque a place to live and convert into tartar. Tooth roots should be smooth and free from any rough surfaces.

Here are some additional reasons to see Dr. Dorfman if you have a plaque and tartar issue:

  • Brown or yellow stains between your teeth and on your gum line
  • Bad breath
  • Gum irritation
  • Red, swollen, and bleeding gums
  • Gingivitis
  • Problems cleaning between your teeth
  • Periodontal disease
  • Jawbone deterioration
  • Tooth loss
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke

If left untreated plaque and tartar will release dangerous toxins into your gums and bones. Your bones will be unable to fight the poisons and begin to dissolve away. If you do not have any support for the roots of your teeth, they will fall out.

A beautiful smile starts with healthy teeth and gums and if yours isn’t doing anything for your self-esteem because of tartar and plaque, it’s time to call Dr. Dorfman.

What Can be Done?

The popular dentist from Extreme Makeover will assess the situation giving you a full diagnosis, which could include a professional deep cleaning, root planing and scaling, dental fillings, or other restorations. Plaque can only be removed by a dentist.

If tartar and plaque have damaged your teeth, Dr. Dorfman may recommend cosmetic dental procedures such as porcelain veneers, cosmetic bonding, dental implants, or dental crowns.

If you would like more information regarding plaque and tartar removal, restorative or cosmetic dentistry, call or click and schedule your appointment with Dr. Dorfman today.

You really can have a beautiful smile this spring. Call or click now.


Solving Dental Dilemmas At Century City Aesthetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dental Solutions in Los Angeles Los Angeles cosmetic dentists use dental crowns to solve a number of dental dilemmas. A dental crown is a strong, natural-looking permanent tooth restoration that covers the top of the damaged tooth.

Beverly Hills family dentists recommend crowns to remedy the following problems:

  • A broken tooth with decay
  • An ill-fitting existing crown
  • A decayed tooth that has lost significant tooth structure
  • A tooth that has had a root canal
  • A tooth that is too small or misshapen
  • A tooth that causes a bite problem

Before your Hollywood dentist can attach the crown to your tooth, we must prepare the tooth. Century City family dentists often apply a local anesthetic so you won’t feel pain during the prepping. Your dentist will remove decay, if any, and shape the tooth to receive the crown. Then a mold is taken of the prepped tooth and surrounding teeth.

A temporary crown is then placed on the tooth to protect it until you return to your California dentistry office to receive the permanent restoration. The patient needs to be careful while wearing the temporary crown. Vigorous brushing or flossing can displace the crown or damage the exposed soft tissue. The Hollywood dental crown patient should also refrain from eating extremely hard foods like nuts or sticky candy.

The mold of your teeth is sent to a California dental lab where your crown is built. Dental crowns are fabricated in three varieties: tooth colored crowns made of resin or porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, and solid metal crowns. Each type has its pros and cons. Your Los Angeles cosmetic dentist at Century City Aesthetic Dentistry will choose the best crown material for your particular tooth.

What if you need a permanent dental restoration for both the top and root of your tooth? A dental implant is your answer.

For more information about complete dental restorations and other cosmetic dental solutions, call Century City Aesthetic Dentistry at 877-703-7062 today.

 

Contact Dr. Bill Dorfman, DDS – Century City Aesthetic Dentistry:

877-703-7062

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2080 Century Park E Ste 1601
Los Angeles, California
90067

 


Dental Questions? We Have Answers.

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Hello Los Angeles! My name is Dr. Bill Dorfman. My dental practice, Century City Aesthetic Dentistry, has been serving the Los Angeles area since 1985.

If you have questions about oral health, cosmetic dentistry, preventative dentistry, children’s dental sealants, tooth implants, oral sedation, safe teeth whitening, or invisible braces, come to Century City Aesthetic Dentistry for answers.

My professional and aware staff has helped me create an atmosphere of active listening. We enjoy getting to know our patients and determining each patient’s unique needs. We want to understand your dental goals and challenges and help you understand the hows and whys of recommended treatment.

We are currently accepting new patients. If you are seeking a friendly children’s dentist or cosmetic dentist in Los Angeles, we invite you to come in and meet our professional and aware team.

Many of our new dental patients ask us about cosmetic dentistry procedures such as teeth whitening, smile makeovers and dental implants. We would love to communicate with you about these procedures as well as our other dental services.

If you have small children, it is important for you to make decisions about protective sealants and fluoride supplements. If you have older children, it is useful to discuss braces, sports mouthguards, and cavities prevention. If you are not happy with your smile, we would like to introduce you to the latest in cosmetic dentistry. If you are missing teeth, dental implants may be the best solution. If you have a family member with a chronic illness, we can counsel you about the impact their condition has on oral health. Oral cancer screenings are essential for patients of all ages.

Thank you for visiting our dental blog and taking the time to learn more about Century City Aesthetic Dentistry. Call today to schedule a consultation.

You deserve a billion dollar smile

 


A New Smile with Invisalign®

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Invisalign® is the revolutionary tooth straightening system that is perfect for people who have tipped, tilted or rotating teeth. If you want to close that gap between your front teeth, Invisalign® could be the answer.

According to Dr. Bill Dorfman, anyone can have an award-winning grin, and if you have never been happy with your slightly crooked teeth, you don’t have to resort to conventional wires and brackets.

How it Works

Invisalign® is a system that uses between 11 and 32 sets of clear plastic aligners that are custom made to give you the smile of your dreams, and if you are a good candidate for the tooth straightening system, Dr. Dorfman will be able to show you what your new smile will look like before your aligners are made.

Invisalign® will straighten your teeth using custom-made aligners that are created just for you. Made from comfortable and smooth plastic, the aligners are virtually invisible. In fact, the only people who will know that you are having your teeth straightening are you and Dr. Dorfman.

The Treatment Plan

During your treatment, you will wear your aligners 20 to 22 hours each day. You will remove the aligners when you eat, drink, brush, and floss. Once a week, or depending on your treatment plan, you will swap out your aligners for a new set. One of the biggest advantages of Invisalign® is that you will only have to see Dr. Dorfman once every six weeks to make sure that your treatment is working as it should.

Hollywood’s Dentist to the Stars, Dr. Bill Dorfman, who you will recognize from popular television programs including Extreme Makeover, Good Morning America, The View, and The Doctors, is an accredited Fellow with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and author of Million Dollar Smile, a New York Times best seller.

Dr. Dorfman and his team are dedicated to giving you a beautiful healthy smile that you will be proud to show the world, and if you would like more information regarding the Invisalign® system, call or click and schedule an appointment with Dr. Dorfman.

You really can have an award winning smile with Invisalign®, call or click and schedule your no obligation smile consultation today.


Is Mouthwash A Must?

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If you’ve ever walked the aisles of any Los Angeles, California drugstore, you know that there are many different types of mouthwash. Some tout their germ-killing abilities, others emphasize their fluoride content, and some claim to whiten teeth while freshening the breath. These are all great benefits, but will they make or break your dental health?

Many folks in the Los Angeles area wonder if daily mouthwash should be part of their dental routine. Brushing and flossing are the two critical habits that have the greatest affect on dental health, so if you’re doing these two things, is mouthwash required?

I’m Dr. Bill Dorfman of Century City Aesthetic Dentistry in Los Angeles. When my dental patients ask about mouthwash, I tell them that as long as they follow the directions on the bottle, mouthwash may slightly benefit dental health, even if it doesn’t live up to every promise as advertised. Rinsing with a mouthwash that contains fluoride can’t hurt your teeth, but allowing a bit of diluted toothpaste to stay on tooth surfaces after brushing probably has the same benefit.

People who suffer from bad breath often believe that mouthwash can solve the issue. Actually, mouthwashes that contain alcohol can worsen the trouble because they can cause dry mouth – a condition that can contribute to bad breath. Mouthwashes without alcohol are ordinarily more effective for freshening breath. These products are usually called fluoride rinses.

If you have chronic bad breath, however, you should have your teeth checked for plaque build-up. No amount of mouthwash can remedy a mouth full of plaque. If your teeth and gums are healthy and you still suffer from bad breath, it’s important to confirm the cause. Bad breath can be an indication of a physical condition, so see your doctor soon.

Bottom line? Never substitute mouthwash for proper brushing and flossing. And if you use mouthwash, elect a brand that contains fluoride and no alcohol.

Thank you for visiting the Los Angeles dental blog. We like to tackle important issues such as dental products, cosmetic dentistry procedures, over-the-counter teeth whitening, sedation dentistry, invisible braces, pediatric dentistry, oral care habits, and more!

My practice, Century City Aesthetic Dentistry, provides premium dental care to our valued patients. If you are interested in making an appointment, please call us at 877-703-7062. A member of my professional and aware staff can answer any questions you have about our services.

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Soda Spells Double Trouble For Los Angeles

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Soft drinks, soda, pop. No matter what you call it, it seems that these days it’s the dietary villain of choice. Today in the Century City Aesthetic Dentistry dental blog, we are going to give you yet another important reason to avoid this ubiquitous drink.

For dental health, soda deals a double punch of damage with two of its ingredients: sugar and phosphoric acid.

Sugar is bad for your teeth primarily because it softens enamel and makes the teeth more prone to dental caries. This is especially harmful to kids and teens because their enamel is not fully developed.

Some people think that they can avoid troubles because they elect diet soda. Unfortunately, the acids found in diet soda have basically the same detrimental softening effect on enamel.

Soda consumption can also result in teeth staining. If your teeth are already stained from soda or anything else, call 877-703-7062 to schedule a teeth whitening consultation.

Our recommendation is simple: stop drinking soda or dramatically reduce your soda consumption to improve your dental health. Also, keep your kids away from soda as much as possible so their teeth have the chance to mature healthily.

Can’t kick the habit? Try to drink water right after you have soda and brush more often (but wait a half hour after you drink your soda so the enamel isn’t brushed while it is soft).

My name is Dr. Bill Dorfman. I provide advanced general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry to the Los Angeles area. If you have any questions about general or cosmetic dentistry, give us a call at 877-703-7062.

Call for your appointment today!

 

Contact Dr. Bill Dorfman, DDS – Century City Aesthetic Dentistry:

877-703-7062

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2080 Century Park E Ste 1601
Los Angeles, California
90067

 


Oral Health can affect your Overall Health

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Your oral health can give clues to your dentist and your doctor when it comes to your overall health. Problems that occur in your mouth really can affect your entire body.

The Connection

Your mouth is loaded with bacteria, and while most of that bacterium is harmless defending your body against the bad staff, poor oral hygiene can upset the balance. If the bad bacteria are allowed to live in your mouth, oral infections, such as gum disease and tooth decay can occur. Brushing twice and flossing once each day, along with regular dental appointments and a healthy diet, can go a long way in preventing bacteria growth.

Conditions that could be linked to Teeth and Gums

According to Century City Dentist, Dr. Bill Dorfman, your mouth health could contribute to the following conditions and diseases:

Cardiovascular Disease-Recent research is suggesting that clogged arteries, heart disease, and stroke may be linked to oral bacteria, infection, and inflammation.

Encocarditis-An infection that occurs in the inner lining of the heart, or the endocardium, Endocarditis will typically occur when germs and bacteria spread from one part of your body to another. Your Beverly Hills Dentist explains that mouth bacteria can spread from your bloodstream and attach itself to parts of your heart that are already damaged.

Pregnancy and BirthPeriodontal disease can cause premature and low birth weights. Women who are pregnant need to pay careful attention to oral hygiene.

Existing Conditions that Can Affect Oral Health

Diabetes-Diabetics have a lower resistance to infection making them more susceptible to gum disease. Gingivitis and the more serious periodontal disease occur more frequently in diabetics. Because people with diabetes have a tough time controlling blood sugar levels, it is vital that diabetics pay close attention to oral hygiene. People with diabetes may need to see their dentist more often as well.

Osteoporosis-Osteoporosis causes brittle and weak bones. Researchers have found evidence that osteoporosis could be linked to tooth loss and periodontal bone loss. Drugs that are used to treat the disease also carry a small risk of jawbone damage.

Alzheimer’s Disease-Poor gum health is now being linked to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. A huge percentage of Alzheimer’s patients have gingivitis and periodontal disease.

Other conditions that could be linked to poor oral health include neck and head cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and eating disorders.

Because of the potential link between oral health and your overall health, it is important that you tell your dentist if you are on any medications, or suffer from chronic conditions or recent illnesses.

If you would like more information regarding oral health, call or click and schedule a dental appointment with Los Angeles’ most well known dentist, Dr. Bill Dorfman.

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