I’m Dr. Bill Dorfman a cosmetic dentist in Los Angeles and I want to help you love your dental visits and love your smile.
I’m not talking about an ordinary Beverly Hills dental evaluation, although I will certainly examine your teeth and gums thoroughly and advise you on any necessary preventative or cosmetic dental needs.
Run your tongue along the gumline behind your lower front teeth. Do you feel a ridge? This is probably tartar or dental calculus. Even if you brush and floss regularly, plaque and tartar can gradually accumulate.
When is the last time you had a dental checkup? Most people in the Los Angeles and Beverly Hills area between the ages of 20 and 90 need a dental checkup every six months. If you live in Los Angeles or Beverly Hills and are at higher risk for oral diseases, you should have your teeth checked every four months, or at least three times a year. Dental health is the foundation for a beautiful smile that will last.
There is a tooth connection that links osteoporosis and oral health. If you are a woman, you have probably heard about the high rate of osteoporosis in America, including Los Angeles. The state of California is no exception. Osteoporosis can often progress without any outward symptoms. However, there may be clues in a person’s mouth that indicate compromised bones in the rest of the body.