Dental Braces Do More than Improve Your Smile

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You’re never too old to improve your smile, whether that means tooth whitening, veneers, or even dental braces. Although it’s best to reposition teeth in childhood, it seems more adults are choosing dental braces with great results. In fact, the American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) notes that one in five orthodontic patients is over the…

Mothers are Important to a Child’s Dental Health

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In honor of Mother’s Day on May 11, your Century City cosmetic dentist wanted to share how important mothers are to the dental health of their children. Mother’s Dental Health Linked to Child’s Dental Health Based on research in several studies, the American Dental Association concluded that most clinical studies link periodontal disease in pregnant…

Change Amalgam Fillings for Looks, Not Safety

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There’s a long-standing controversy about whether the use of amalgam fillings is dangerous or not. There are those in the dental community who worry about the potential for mercury leakage. However, a March 2013 press release from the American Dental Association (ADA) came out in strong support for the continued use of amalgam fillings. Here…

Night Guards for Bruxism or TMD

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People who routinely have headaches, earaches, or jaw pain, especially upon waking, may suffer from bruxism or TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder). Both of these problems can cause discomfort as well as tooth and jaw damage. To find out if you would benefit from wearing a night guard, learn more about bruxism and TMD below and…

Stop Thumb Sucking in Children

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As a Century City cosmetic dentist, I frequently hear dental stories from patients. Recently a parent was explaining to me how she helped her young daughter stop sucking her thumb. It’s rather clever and I wanted to share. Stop Thumb Sucking by Involving Your Child Shortly before her four-year-old daughter prepared to enter kindergarten, the…

Dental Sealants: What, Where, and Why to Use Them

If you’ve never heard of them, dental sealants are thin plastic coatings that protect teeth from decay. They’re usually applied to the chewing surfaces of children’s and young teen’s teeth to prevent food and germs from getting stuck in naturally occurring pits and grooves. However, adults without dental decay or fillings may benefit from sealants…

Make Valentine’s Day Sweeter with Good Oral Hygiene

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. If you’re thinking of celebrating with the traditional treat – chocolate – don’t forget the importance of good oral hygiene. What your Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist can tell you is that too much sugar and poor dental care can quickly ruin your sweet smile and put a damper…

Is At-Home Tooth Whitening the Best Choice?

Though we tend to think of tooth whitening as a contemporary dental treatment, your Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist can tell you that it actually began in ancient Egypt and Rome. Experts used pumice, wine vinegar, and even urine to help brighten teeth. However, today there are dozens of options that rely primarily on peroxide to…

Is Malocclusion Causing Your Headache?

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Are you a Beverly Hills adult who suffers from chronic headaches? Have you tried Imitrex, diet adjustments, and Century City chiropractic treatment? Perhaps the cause is not stress-induced tension, spine alignment or eyestrain. Maybe the culprit is right under your nose. Bite misalignment or malocclusion is a common problem in Los Angeles that often goes…

Get the Gift of the Perfect Holiday Smile

Tis the season when people come together to remember the blessings they’ve received all year through. If Mother Nature didn’t bless you with a great set of teeth or a smile that you’re proud of, now might be the time to get the gift of the perfect holiday smile. Whether you want your Beverly Hills…