Roll Call: Back to School Kids Checkup

Dental Health Century CityWith your kids back in school after a summer of indulgence, now is the perfect time for a oral health dental checkup. One of the most common reasons for missing school is a sore tooth or toothache. Avoid having your kids miss school and trying to get last-minute dental appointments by bringing them in to see a cosmetic dentist as well as teaching them good habits at home.

Keep your children smiling bright with these tips:

-Select a children’s toothpaste with fluoride. Find one that tastes good so they’ll want to brush longer.

-Your dentist should show them proper brushing technique. Make sure they cover every surface of every tooth. Keep them brushing as long as possible. Buy a colorful kids’ toothbrush to make brushing fun!

Limit sugared foods and drinks. This is a tough but important one. Sour candies are usually acidic and damage children’s teeth. Sodas and carbonated drinks can strip away the enamel. Kids love soda and candy, but try to find healthier, natural snack and beverage alternatives that are just as delicious.

Finally, is brushing or flossing more important for kids? In our opinion, there’s a little wiggle room..literally! Flossing isn’t necessary until permanent teeth come in by approximately twelve or thirteen years old. There is usually enough space between children’s teeth to allow a toothbrush to reach in and clean and stimulate the gums. However, make sure your kids brush their teeth regularly and develop healthy dental hygiene habits for a lifetime!

The Gift Of Oral Health In Beverly Hills

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Many dental patients in the Beverly Hills areas may wonder why, with all the advances in dental medicine, we still send you home with a complimentary toothbrush and roll of floss. It’s true, they do seem a little old-fashioned in our high-tech world, but don’t let their simple design fool you. These tools are the best bet to prevent tooth decay, plaque build-up, and gum disease for Beverly Hills dental patients!

When done properly and consistently, brushing and flossing are an essential part of everyday dental hygiene. Brushing, which should be done at least twice a day, can be done effectively with any type of toothbrush. There is no need to pay a bundle for a fancy electric toothbrush from your Beverly Hills drug store, just brush your teeth in small, circular motions for 2-3 minutes making sure to reach all the surfaces.

Flossing should be done once a day and is important for reaching the areas where a toothbrush cannot. A wide variety of floss can be found at local drugstores, so find one you like.

I’m Dr. Bill Dorfman, an experienced Beverly Hills area dentist, and I want to help you enjoy your dental visits and adore your smile.

Our professional and aware staff loves sending our cosmetic dentistry patients away with a new toothbrush and floss, but we also find it rewarding to see our patients gain renewed confidence with a smile makeover.

We’d love to answer any questions you have about cosmetic dentistry such as tooth whitening, veneers, dental implants, or any other dental health topic.

Give us a call today at 877-703-7062!

Dr. Bill Dorfman
Century City Aesthetic Dentistry
2080 Century Park E Ste 1601
Los Angeles, California 90067

Beverly Hills Mouths And Stomatitis

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Ouch! The mouth is not a fun place for injuries, sores, or inflammation. It seems that even the smallest irritation in the mouth can cause serious discomfort for Beverly Hills dental patients.

These non-specific irritations in the mouth have a name. They are called stomatitis.

A good general definition for stomatitis is the inflammation of the membranes in the mouth. These usually affect a person’s ability to speak, eat, and even get to sleep at night. If you suffer from mouth sores, you know that stomatitis can really impact the lives of Beverly Hills residents.

Some common causes of stomatitis can be canker sores or cold sores, gum disease, biting the inside of your mouth or your tongue, burning your mouth, and irritation caused by braces or broken teeth. Many sores in the mouth will generally clear up on their own in less than two weeks.

However, your Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist can determine if it is caused by a viral or bacterial infection, and they can also advise you on treating the symptoms of stomatitis with pain relievers and at-home remedies such as salt water rinses.

Hi. I’m Dr. Bill Dorfman of Century City Aesthetic Dentistry in the Beverly Hills area, and I want my patients to have the best oral health possible. I also want them to look their best, so if you have any questions about smile makeovers, give us a call at 877-703-7062.

Common cosmetic dentistry procedures used in smile makeovers include teeth whitening, dental crowns, veneers, bonding, and dental implants.

We hope to see you in our Beverly Hills area office soon!

Does My Los Angeles Dentist Care About My Diet?

Hollywood Preventive Dentistry When people in the Los Angeles area think of diet and oral health, they probably think about the damage sweet drinks can cause to teeth. While it’s true that these sugars cause increased acidity in the mouth and lead to tooth decay, soda and sugary-fruit drinks are only part of the issue.

The typical American diet tends to be high in calories and low in nutrition, even here in Los Angeles.

If your body is lacking in certain nutrients, the tissues in the mouth may have trouble resisting infection. These infections can lead to gum disease.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has recently unveiled the MyPlate graphic to illustrate a healthy diet. Half of our meals should be composed of fruits and vegetables and the rest should be equally divided between lean protein, whole grains, and low-fat dairy.

While this is an excellent resource, dietary needs change throughout life, so it’s a good idea to call Century City Aesthetic Dentistry at 877-703-7062 and schedule a check-up with Dr. Bill Dorfman to see if your diet is affecting your teeth.

When you eat a balanced diet and feel your best, you’ll want to look your best, so be sure to ask our professional and aware staff about the latest cosmetic dentistry procedures such as complete smile makeovers and same day restorations.

At Century City Aesthetic Dentistry, our menu of services includes dental crowns, porcelain veneers, dental implants, tooth colored fillings, sealants, and teeth whitening.

Dr. Bill Dorfman
Century City Aesthetic Dentistry
2080 Century Park E Ste 1601
Los Angeles California

Beverly Hills Guide To Plaque, Calculus, And Cavities

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Hi. I’m Dr. Bill Dorfman. Welcome to my Beverly Hills dental blog! I find that many of my patients in the Beverly Hills area get a couple of dental hygiene terms mixed up. Today, I would like to clarify the differences between plaque, calculus, and cavities.

Plaque is a film that covers teeth – a sticky layer of bacteria. You can remove plaque through daily brushing and flossing. However, if it isn’t removed it can build up and harden into calculus.

Calculus, also known as tartar, is hardened plaque that also accumulates minerals from food and saliva. Regular check-ups and cleanings with your Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist are necessary to remove tartar as well as hard-to-reach plaque.

Plaque and calculus are not cavities, but they can lead to cavities. A cavity is basically a hole in the tooth caused by decay. Because plaque and calculus contain bacteria, the bacteria release acids which accelerate tooth decay and eventually lead to more cavities.

A good rule of thumb for Beverly Hills dental patients is this: Avoid plaque to avoid calculus and tartar to avoid tooth decay to avoid cavities. Got it?

I hope you’ve found this helpful, and if you’re in the Beverly Hills area and are in need of quality dental care, call our office at 877-703-7062 to schedule an appointment today.

Our professional and aware staff would love to answer any questions you have about our services, including cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening, and veneers.

Dr. Bill Dorfman
Century City Aesthetic Dentistry
2080 Century Park E Ste 1601
Los Angeles California

Stick Out Your Tongue In Beverly Hills!

Dental Health Beverly Hills As health professionals, we know that Beverly Hills dentists diagnose and treat conditions of the teeth and gums, but we sometimes overlook the importance of the tongue.

Have you ever considered all the amazing things your tongue can do? It helps us talk, perceive the texture and flavor of food, chew, and swallow. This strong and nimble gymnast is in near-constant motion during our waking hours. It is a wonder that we don’t accidentally bite it more often as we smile, chew, drink, breathe, swallow, cough, and laugh.

Your tongue can also reveal problems with your health, including digestive problems, infections, and diseases of the blood.

When Dr. Bill Dorfman performs oral health exams, the tongue is always checked for signs of oral cancer and other serious diseases.

Here are some tongue abnormalities and possible causes:

  • Swollen tongue: reaction to food/drink/medication, strep infection, leukemia, hypothyroidism
  • White tongue: dehydration, yeast infection, irritation to tobacco, enteritis, gastritis, colitis, anemia or other nutritional deficiency
  • Canker sores: may be triggered by stress or reaction to food, toothpaste, or mouthwash.

If you have persistent canker sores, you may want to try eliminating products that contain sodium lauryl (or laurel) sulfate (SLS). SLS is a cheap foaming agent that is found in many personal care products. It can be difficult to find SLS-free dental products in Beverly Hills. The following brands have previously offered SLS-free versions but check labels carefully every time you buy a new tube. I have noticed that SLS has re-appeared in some brands.

  • Biotene
  • Sensodyne Pronamel
  • Tom’s of Maine
  • Rembrandt Low Abrasion

If you can’t find an SLS-free toothpaste at your local Beverly Hills Walmart or Target, I would suggest trying health food stores, specialty drug stores, or trusted online sites.

Many of my Beverly Hills cosmetic dentistry patients have asked me about tongue-scraping. I recommend thorough dental hygiene including cleaning the tongue. To schedule a consultation to discuss any dental health issues including tongue scraping, please contact my office at 877-703-7062.

Dr. Bill Dorfman DDS
Century City Aesthetic Dentistry
Providing general and cosmetic dental services including cosmetic dentistry and teeth whitening

How To Smile For The Camera

Cosmetic Dentistry Century CityWhy do some people seem naturally photogenic while others of us dream of having a camera-ready smile? Since photos can last a lifetime, it’s important to put your best smile forward. Here are some tips and tricks on how to look your best for the paparazzi:

+Practice! It might seem silly to practice smiling in the mirror, but it’s a great way to get a feel for the expression you want to project. Or take practice photos with your digital camera, and pay attention to how you’re smiling in them. Teeth or no teeth? Turned straight towards the camera or at a slight angle?

+Smile with your eyes. It looks unnatural to smile with your mouth but not your eyes, so relax and let your eyes naturally “smile,” too.

+Make sure your pearly whites are suitable for public viewing. It’s hard to smile with confidence if there are things that bother you, such as yellow, stained, crooked, or uneven teeth. Discuss teeth whitening and cosmetic dentistry options with a professional who can help you achieve the look you want.

+If you’ve been drinking red wine or coffee, rinse your mouth with water to remove any discoloration.

+Floss after eating, and do a quick mirror check to make sure there’s nothing stuck in your teeth. This not only important to your smile but your dental health.

Hopefully these simple tricks will help you to smile with confidence and ease. After all, your expression is a reflection of how you feel inside, so feel and look your best! If your smile isn’t the best it can be, talk to cosmetic dentist Dr. Bill Dorfman about making your smile camera-ready.

Don’t Settle For An Unattractive Smile In Los Angeles!

Cosmetic Dentistry Los Angeles No one in Los Angeles likes to settle for less than the best, especially with something as important as your smile. Dr. Bill Dorfman at Century City Aesthetic Dentistry in Los Angeles has the solutions for your smile problems.

You don’t have to live with crooked or chipped teeth. Porcelain veneers are an affordable and non-invasive way to correct misshapen or damaged teeth that are otherwise structurally sound. If you have a tooth that is beyond repair, don’t despair. A dental implant may be the answer. Call 877-703-7062 for a tooth implant consultation in our local Los Angeles office.

You don’t have to watch your teeth become duller and more discolored every year, either. Whether you are young, older or somewhere in the middle, teeth whitening works wonders to perk up your smile.

The latest restorative and cosmetic dental procedures are performed right here at Century City Aesthetic Dentistry in Los Angeles.

I have been practicing dentistry since 1985. I have noticed that my  Los Angeles area patients who receive dental makeovers have only one regret; they wish they would have done it sooner! Clients with dazzling new smiles are surprised by how much confidence they gain. Because they love their smile, they smile more often.

Come in and see us at Century City Aesthetic Dentistry!

Bill Dorfman DDS
Century City Aesthetic Dentistry
2080 Century Park E Ste 1601
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Dental Cleaning in Los Angeles

Dental Hygiene Los Angeles Welcome to the cosmetic dental practice of Dr. Bill Dorfman, DDS.

We provide comprehensive full service dentistry for clients in Los Angeles and other nearby communities.

Our professional and aware team of skilled hygienists, dental assistants, and administrative staff help Dr. Dorfman exceed our clients’ expectations. At Century City Aesthetic Dentistry, we understand the value of a healthy and beautiful smile.

We are dedicated to providing each client with personalized care in our state-of-the-art dental practice.

Century City Aesthetic Dentistry is located at 2080 Century Park E Ste 1601 in Los Angeles. For more information about our staff, see

If you have an attractive Los Angeles smile, we can help you keep it that way with professional deep cleanings and thorough dental health examinations. We set the standard for preventative dentistry in the greater Los Angeles area. We also provide a wide range of cosmetic dental procedures including teeth whitening, porcelain veneers and dental implants.

If it has been a while since you have received a professional dental cleaning, call 877-703-7062 today to schedule a cleaning with one of our friendly hygienists. Your teeth will feel amazingly clean, silky and smooth after the chalky plaque and calculus is removed.

Whether you need an examination or a complex dental restorations, at Century City Aesthetic Dentistry we’ll get you smiling again!

How To Have Kissable Breath

Fresh Breath Century CityWhen getting up close and personal with someone, you don’t want to worry about your breath being anything less than fresh. It’s simple to have kissable breath every day if you follow our easy cosmetic dental tips and have the right tools.

Clinical research shows that 90% of bad breath originates on the surface of your tongue. Unfortunately, brushing your tongue with a toothbrush only moves around bad breath-causing bacteria called biofilm and spreads it to other parts of your mouth.

The solution? A tongue scraper! Sold in the toothbrush section of most Century City drugstores, a tongue scraper literally sweeps the bacteria out of your mouth. Daily tongue scraping is the best 5-10 seconds you can spend on your breath.

How to do it:

1. You can start with a tongue spray, such as the one made by BreathRx before scraping to maximize effectiveness. A tongue spray kills and loosens bacteria from the crevices on your tongue.

2.Move the scraper from the back of the tongue, where most foul-smelling bad breath bacteria live, toward the front of the mouth.

3. Rinse with water or an alcohol-free mouthwash.

And that’s it! Your loved ones and colleagues will thank you, and you might enjoy food more because tongue scraping is believed to heighten the sensitivity of taste buds. Make these steps a habit for fresh breath and optimal oral health!