If you want to straighten your teeth or correct a bite problem, you have more orthodontic options in Beverly Hills than ever before. The current menu of orthodontic treatments requires a whole new glossary. Here are some of the common orthodontia terms heard around California and Los Angeles.
Invisible braces work great for many Los Angeles cosmetic dental patients. To find out if lingual braces are the best type for your teeth, lifestyle and budget, schedule an orthodontic consultation at Century City Aesthetic Dentistry by calling (855) 219-8706. We can help you determine which type of adults braces system is right for you and your smile.
Traditional and Clear Retainers Once a Beverly Hills clear braces or traditional braces patient has completed treatment, retainers must be worn regularly to keep the beautiful straight teeth in their corrected position. There are several types of retainers available for Los Angeles cosmetic dental patients. The time-tested Hawley retainer consists of a metal wire that surrounds the teeth and keeps them from shifting. The metal wire is attached to a molded acrylic form that fits snugly in the upper mouth (palate) or lower mouth.
Clear retainers are newer on the Century City orthodontic scene. They cover the teeth like a see-through glove and do not need metal bows or clasps. Some Hollywood retainer wearers believe clear retainers are more comfortable than Hawley retainers.
You don’t need to suffer with a mouth full of metal to get the beautiful teeth you are seeking. Let us help you develop a custom cosmetic dentistry treatment plan for your smile.
Every health-conscious Los Angeles parent knows that sugar is the number one cause of cavities for California kids – and plenty of us adults also snack on too many sweet snacks and beverages.
Because of cavity risks, low nutritional value, and high calorie content, many Los Angeles parents want to limit the sugar in their children’s diets. Obviously, there is a lot of sugar in bubble gum, lollipops, and gummy candy. But there is also sugar lurking in so-called ‘healthy’ snacks.
Here are some popular Beverly Hills kid’s snacks with significant amounts of sugar:
yogurt covered raisins fruit snacks including the roll-up and syrup-filled varieties rice cakes many brands of yogurt including the hand-held type juice drinks flavored milk barbecue sauce fruit smoothies cereal bars
Controlling sugar intake in your Los Angeles child’s diet is essential for lifelong oral health. When choosing lunchbox or after-school snacks at your Hollywood market, Beverly Hills convenience store or Century City recreation center snack bar, read the labels. Sugar content varies among brands.
Sugar is only one diet component that impacts Beverly Hills kids’ dental health. If your son’s or daughter’s diet is lacking key vitamins and minerals, the tissues in their mouth may have trouble fighting infection. These infections can lead to gum disease. At Century City Aesthetic Dentistry in Los Angeles, we provide high-quality general and cosmetic dentistry to patients in the California communities of Los Angeles, Hollywood, and Century City. The team at Century City Aesthetic Dentistry pampers our youngest patients. If you have a toddler who has not visited a dentist, call us today to book a first-time dental check-up. Our number is 877-703-7062.
The worry about finding affordable dentistry in Los Angeles is one of the biggest reasons why many people in the Los Angeles area avoid going to the dentist. However, the truth is that affordable cosmetic dentistry is available in Los Angeles at Century City Aesthetic Dentistry, and we want to help you get the dental care you need at an affordable price.
We specialize in affordable dentistry including cosmetic dentistry, dental implants and porcelain veneers.
Our affordable dentistry options include offering various payment methods. We also have an experienced staff who can review insurance options and discuss payment planning to help you afford your dental care.
affordable dentistry is available to everyone in the Los Angeles community. Give the professional and aware staff at Century City Aesthetic Dentistry a call at 877-703-7062 to discuss how we can provide you and your family affordable dentistry.
Our office is located at 2080 Century Park E Ste 1601, in Los Angeles. We service the 90067 zip code area.
You deserve a billion dollar smile
I am a member of American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. You can learn more about American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry at www.aacd.com.
If you are looking for a new California family dentistry experience, Century City Aesthetic Dentistry is here for you.
I would like to invite you to bring your California family in to our office and see for yourself. You can find us at 2080 Century Park E Ste 1601 in Los Angeles. We serve the California community including the 90067 zip code area.
It has now been 150 years since the first dental license was issued to Sir John Tomes. California dental patients should be grateful for the advances made in dentistry during the past 150 years.
There was a time when Beverly Hills blacksmiths and wig makers would also extract teeth with forceps to make a little extra money. Anyone could call themselves a dentist. Often these untrained people broke the jaws of the person they were trying to help. Ouch!
At Century City Aesthetic Dentistry, we celebrate with the Beverly Hills dental community and marvel at the many advances made in the history of dentistry, particularly cosmetic dentistry.
One of the modern treatments that has helped countless Los Angeles patients is invisible braces. This non-visible orthodontic therapy is custom made for each patient. They are transparent and removable and will help you achieve your desired smile in about 3 to 18 months.
I am Dr. Bill Dorfman. My training didn’t end when I graduated from dental school and opened my practice in Los Angeles. As a cutting-edge cosmetic dentist, I continually seek training so I can expertly perform the latest procedures. In addition, our practice uses the most advanced dental materials available.
If you are one of the many Los Angeles residents who has dreamed of an esthetic improvement to your smile, we invite you to make an appointment with Century City Aesthetic Dentistry to discuss a smile makeover. Complete smile transformations are completed as quickly and professionally as possible – sometimes in just one visit!
One of our most sought after treatments at Century City Aesthetic Dentistry is porcelain veneers, and many Los Angeles folks are enjoying a brighter smile because of Zoom teeth whitening.
At Century City Aesthetic Dentistry we have been serving the residents of zip code area 90067 since 1985 and would love to provide you and your family with professional, friendly dental care.
Hello Los Angeles! If your smile could use some brightening, what are you waiting for? Professional teeth whitening and teeth bleaching are the easiest ways Hollywood residents can dramatically improve their appearance.
It is important to realize that not every Beverly Hills smile responds the same to tooth whitening. The degree of whiteness attained and the treatment time necessary depends on the type of stains being treated.
1. Surface or extrinsic stains are the most accessible and easiest to remove. They are caused by the usual suspects: coffee, tea, wine, cola, smoking and the natural aging process.
2. Intrinsic stains can be lightened but it may take a bit longer. These stains form from the inside out but are visible through the enamel. They can be caused by trauma, tetracycline antibiotics, infection, or excessive fluoride use in childhood before the enamel is fully formed.
3. Combination: Some Los Angeles folks have both extrinsic and intrinsic staining. As we age, our teeth change – regardless of how well we take care of them. Two things that work against us is that our enamel thins while the dentin underneath fades and yellows. Again, the extrinsic stains on the enamel are the quickest to lighten, but ongoing treatment with a peroxide-based penetrating whitener can lighten the deeper discoloration.
It is best to trust fast teeth whitening treatment to the care of an experienced cosmetic dentist such as Bill Dorfman of Century City Aesthetic Dentistry in Los Angeles. Bill Dorfman and the experienced team of dental professionals at Century City Aesthetic Dentistry have been brightening smiles since 1985. We also offer cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, porcelain veneers, smile design and dental crowns. Upgrade your face value by brightening your smile!
There are many simple things that the average Century City area resident can do to raise their Dental IQ and improve their oral health. One simple lesson involves bacteria, and everyone’s mouth has a lot of it.
But, don’t worry, bacteria per se isn’t the problem. Dental problems occur for Beverly Hills patients when the balance of bacteria becomes unhealthy. This is where brushing and flushing might come into play. Another precaution you can take to guard against the wrong kind of bacteria is to keep your toothbrush as far away from the toilet as possible, and close the lid of the toilet before you flush.
Make sure to wash your hands before you brush and floss. No exceptions!
When it comes to a good toothbrush, don’t get sentimental. The American Dental Association recommends replacing your toothbrush every three to four months. If you can avoid the unhealthy balance of bacteria in your mouth, you can avoid gum disease, tooth decay, as well as bad breath.
If you can avoid decay, it’s less likely that you will need more extensive dental work such as Hollywood dental implants and crowns.
I’m Dr. Bill Dorfman and I am passionate about helping my patients have healthy mouths and beautiful smiles. If you would like to know more about a custom smile makeover in the Beverly Hills area, give us a call at (855) 219-8706 and a member of our professional and aware staff will answer any questions you have and schedule a cosmetic dental consultation at your convenience.
Dr. Bill Dorfman Century City Aesthetic Dentistry 2080 Century Park E Ste 1601 Los Angeles, California 877-703-7062 https://www.billdorfmandds.com/meet-the-team/dr-dorfman/
Today I’m going to tell you about a project that I’ve been working on for the past 7 years that I’m extremely proud of and happy to share with the world: Leadership Excellence Accelerating Potential, also known as the LEAP Foundation.
The LEAP foundation is a foundation that focuses on guiding youth onto the right path in life, whether that be in academic, professional, or personal endeavors.
Growing up, I was blessed to have a supportive family, but we were by no means “well off.” When I was accepted into UCLA, I was able to pay for school through the Alumni scholarship. So I know how important it is to spread goodwill and charity firsthand.
Through this great opportunity, I was able to pursue my lifelong career goal of helping others through general and cosmetic dentistry. You may be surprised, but I was enamored by dentistry and its potential to help others from a very young age.
When I was a younger I had to undergo cosmetic dental surgery to correct my smile after getting in an accident – as youngsters are known to do. After the experience I realized how important my smile is to me and how important smiles are to everyone – both physically and psychologically. From that point forward it was my goal to be able to do what these amazing doctors had done for me.
A little later on in my academic life, I was lucky enough to have Mrs. Klehmet as a teacher in high school where I learned another invaluable lesson: the importance of giving back to the community. My situation was by no means luxurious growing up, but I was not quite aware of how little many others in neighboring communities really had. From then onwards, her words stuck with me to this day, “If we don’t leave this world a better place for having been there, then what’s the sense in having been there?”
Fast forward to 2008 and I still had this amazing quote at the forefront of my mind when my good friend and fellow entrepreneur Steve Anderson and I launched LEAP for the very first time at UCLA.
That summer, we were able to pick up where traditional schooling fell short: real life skills – everything from job interview etiquette to money management to mentorship and more. At LEAP we focus on the things that young adults need in the world today in such an incredibly competitive and diverse world that aren’t given enough time in many traditional classrooms 7 years ago or today.
We craft these lessons with some of the best minds in education, and we distribute them through some of the most charismatic and memorable motivational speakers. A lot of the value comes from these speakers themselves – with such an important message you really need inspirational people to share this knowledge. And they’re not just celebrities either. We gather industry-leading professionals from all over the US to share their mentorship, wisdom, and the keys to their success every year.
From that first year with 97 students in the program we have grown to over 500 students! We have also succeeded in providing full financial assistance to over 60% of the program’s participants every year.
We also thrive on the feedback of our program’s participants and last year our feedback was overwhelmingly positive with 95% reporting confidence in study skills and 91% reporting As and Bs in their own courses. 94% of our participants also feel confident that they are able to project professionalism in job interviews.
I’m glad I’m able to make a positive impact in so many of our youths’ lives. If you know anyone between 15 and 24 who would benefit from a week of cultivation, motivation, and fun with some of the world’s leading motivators, entrepreneurs, and mentors, discover the LEAP foundation here: http://leapfoundationusa.org/ today! We’re still accepting applications for 2013’s August program, so don’t delay!
Hi! Welcome to the Century City Aesthetic Dentistry blog where we take the time to answer some of the questions dental patients in the Century City area are curious about. Today we are focusing on fabulous veneers, which are used extensively in cosmetic dentistry.
Dental veneers (also called laminates) are custom made to permanently cover the front part of one or more teeth. Wafer-thin, super-strong veneers can correct a variety of problems including:
1. Chips 2. Cracks 3. Stains 4. Teeth that are misshapen 5. Teeth that are too short 6. Teeth that are misaligned 7. Gaps between teeth
When you get veneers, your cosmetic dentist will first make a model of your teeth. Then, a dental technician uses the model to create the veneers. In some veneer procedures, a small amount of the enamel from the face of the tooth has to be removed so the veneers can be placed. In such cases, the procedure is irreversible.
If you are in the Los Angeles area and are looking for a cosmetic, or sedation dentist, give Century City Aesthetic Dentistry a call. My name is Dr. Bill Dorfman and I have been practicing advanced dentistry in Century City since 1998. The art and science of cosmetic dentistry is my passion.
Please call 877-703-7062 and a member of our warm and friendly staff can answer any questions you have about veneers, teeth whitening, dental sealants, sedation dentistry, preventative dental care, or smile makeovers.
‘An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.’
Benjamin Franklin coined this phrase in the 1730s as advice for fire safety. However, like all timeless quotes, it applies to many more aspects of life, particularly dental health.
Keeping your smile beautiful and healthy is done most effectively with preventative measures. Some of the most important guidelines are highlighted here.
1. Make a habit of brushing your teeth. Do it twice a day for 2 minutes. Be sure to use an ADA approved toothpaste and toothbrush. They can be purchased at any Beverly Hills area drugstore.
2. Don’t forget the floss! Flossing between your teeth daily will do wonders for your teeth and keep your gums healthy too. Maintain fresh breath, while fighting gum disease!
3. Wear a protective mouthguard whenever you are engaged in an activity where your mouth could possibly be damaged. This includes many Los Angeles recreation league and school sponsored sports.
4. Don’t smoke. As if you needed yet another reason not to!
5. Avoid piercing your lips, tongue, cheek, or any other part of your mouth that someone decided you should shove a metal bar through. Piercings put you at greater risk for chipped teeth, infection and nerve damage. It’s a dangerous fashion that you’ll want to avoid.
6. Stay away from snacks that have a lot of sugar or starch.
7. Schedule regular cosmetic dentistry visits, of course! My name is Dr. Bill Dorfman. Helping my dental patients establish good habits is important to me, and so is helping them achieve the smile they want with cosmetic dentistry procedures such as veneers, teeth whitening and complete smile makeovers.
Century City Aesthetic Dentistry has been serving Los Angeles and surrounding areas since 1985. If you are in the market for an exceptional cosmetic dentist, we invite you to contact us at (855) 219-8706 so we can make an appointment for you.