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

Dental Health Beverly Hills

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
877-703-7062
https://www.billdorfmandds.com/meet-the-team/dr-dorfman/


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
877-703-7062
https://www.billdorfmandds.com/meet-the-team/dr-dorfman/


Los Angeles Dental News: Regular Cleanings And Heart Health

Los Angeles Dental News Regular Cleanings And Heart Health

Visiting Century City Aesthetic Dentistry in Los Angeles for regular dental check-ups and cleanings every six months can seem inconvenient and unnecessary at times, but you may benefit in ways you never imagined.

A recent study showed that people who had their teeth professionally cleaned at least once every two years were 24 percent less likely to have a heart attack, compared to those who skipped appointments.

While the study could simply confirm that those Los Angeles area people who dutifully schedule regular dental cleanings also practice healthy habits like exercising and eating right, there is additional evidence of a relationship between oral health and heart health.

Common problems like inflammation with gum disease are linked to hardening of the arteries and other tissue inflammations which can lead to heart attacks and strokes.

Former American Heart Association President Ralph Sacco, MD, (who did not participate in the study mentioned previously) said:

‘Something as simple as having good dental hygiene – brushing, flossing, and having regular cleanings – may be good for your heart and brain health.’

While the study found that patients who schedule cleanings yearly reap the most health benefits, cosmetic dentist Dr. Bill Dorfman of Century City Aesthetic Dentistry recommends coming in for check-ups and cleanings every six months to catch potential problems early, saving Los Angeles patients time and money. Regular dental cleanings also brighten and whiten teeth, making your smile look its best.

To schedule a deep cleaning with our professional and aware dental hygienist at Century City Aesthetic Dentistry, call
877-703-7062 today!

Dr. Bill Dorfman
Century City Aesthetic Dentistry
2080 Century Park E Ste 1601
Los Angeles, California 90067
877-703-7062
https://www.billdorfmandds.com/


Practicing Good Dental Health In Los Angeles Can Improve Your Heart Health

You may already be aware that heart disease is the #1 cause of death in the United States. What you may not know is that research suggests a strong link between plaque on your teeth and heart disease. In honor of American Heart Month, we want to underline the importance of dental health and care for good heart health.

Plaque on your teeth harbors bacteria, which then enters your bloodstream. Some experts believe that this contributes to blood clots forming in your coronary arteries, which cause heart attacks. Bacteria from your mouth may also weaken your immune system and cause chronic inflammation throughout the entire body–including your arteries.  It appears that unless the pathogenic (dangerous) bacteria that live in your mouth are removed, they cause a “low-grade” infection that your body must continually fight. This inflammation also contributes to hardening of the arteries.

Taking steps to prevent heart disease is something that we should do year-round. Practicing good dental hygiene benefits not just your smile, but your total well-being and health as well! Call Los Angeles cosmetic dentist Dr. Bill Dorfman today to set an appointment that could improve your life.


Dental Tips 101: Back to Basics for the New Year

As the calendar resets itself for the New Year, I think it’s a great time to review basic dental care. Whether you’re a Los Angeles area resident who has recently had a cosmetic dental treatment that you want to maintain or simply want to take the best care of your teeth possible, the most important thing you can do is to keep a consistent, daily dental routine.

Here are my tips for proper teeth maintenance:

-Brush teeth regularly. Always use a soft brush. Even though you may think that a hard brush will do a better job, it doesn’t. In fact, hard brushes destroy teeth. Typically, manual users spend only 24-60 seconds brushing–that’s not enough! Use a manual toothbrush for three to five minutes. Or with a power brush like Sonicare (which is what I use), two minutes get the job done.

-Use a simple yet effective brushing technique:

1) Hold the brush at a 45 degree angle against your gums.

2) Rotate the brush gently in small, circular motions.

3) Brush the outer surfaces of each tooth on both the upper and lower arches.

4) Repeat on the inside and chewing surfaces of all teeth.

-Floss regularly. Watch me discuss how and why to floss properly on The Doctors TV show: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52zQ0REyR0Y&list=UU9cD910PBI7upPIufL4N0zg&index=2&feature=plcp

-See your dentist regularly.

-For fresh breath, I recommend the BreathRx brush and floss, scrape and rinse regimen. After brushing, scrape the tongue with a BreathRx Tongue Scraper to remove bad breath-causing bacteria. Move it from the back of the tongue toward the front, sweeping bacteria out of the mouth. Rinse with water and an alcohol-free mouthwash like BreathRx.

Easy, right? It still amazes me how many people neglect these simple things, inviting a host of dental problems that could have been avoided.

Use these dental hygiene tips to get a fresh start to a Happy New Year!


Bad Breath Is No Fun For Century City Residents

Bad Breath Is No Fun For Century City Residents

Imagine you are starting a new job in Century City and meeting your new boss for the first time. Confidence is key to your success. As you reach out to shake the extended hand, your broad confident smile exposes rows of pearly white teeth. Yet when you open your mouth to exchange greetings, you worry about bad breath. Perhaps your breath is not as pleasant as you had hoped. Bad breath is a worry and possible embarrassment for many residents of Century City. Regular cosmetic dental checkups at Century City Aesthetic can help alleviate your concern over bad breath. We have been addressing bad breath since 1985.

The technical term for bad breath is halitosis. Many factors can cause or contribute to halitosis. One of these factors is the food you eat. Onions and garlic are both known for having a potent affect on your breath. Simply observing the foods you eat here in Century City can result in a change in your breath.

In most cases, bad breath originates in your mouth. Transient bad breath can be resolved through eating or brushing, and is a temporary condition usually associated with a dry mouth. Persistent bad breath can be a serious problem effecting as much as 25 percent of our Century City residents. Persistent bad breath can be caused by dry mouth, and is made worse when food is not cleared away properly.

Daily dental hygiene, like brushing and flossing, is a critical step in curing bad breath. Food particles can build up in your mouth and foster bacteria which can cause bad breath. This not only includes the food particles that may get stuck between your teeth, but also the food that collects around your gums or on your tongue. Brushing and flossing daily can help reduce the amount of food particles that stay in your mouth and cause bad breath. Regular visits to Dr. Bill Dorfman at Century City Aesthetic in Century City can also reduce or eliminate the progression of bad breath.

Other factors that can contribute to bad breath for Century City residents include dry mouth, tobacco use, and health concerns such as infections. Come visit Dr. Bill Dorfman DDS, located in Century City; we’ll provide you with information about bad breath in a professional environment. Give us a call at 877-703-7062 to set up an appointment. We look forward to seeing you!

Dr. Bill Dorfman


Top Reasons To Visit Your Los Angeles Dentist

Visit Your Los Angeles Dentist Top Ten Reasons To Visit Your Local Los Angeles Dentist:

  1. Check Up; it’s time, and this is the best way to avoid dental problems.
  2. Clean Up; our dental hygienist is ready to give you a super clean smile.
  3. Brush Up; if it has been a while since your last dental visit, it’s probably time to come in to learn about the new options we have for dental care.
  4. Avoid pain; if you have dental pain and have been putting off a trip to the dentist, come in now. We specialize in relieving dental pain. We even offer dental sedation for clients who feel anxious or afraid.
  5. Fillings; we can find and fill all your dental cavities in almost no time at all. This will help you avoid more painful problems down the road, and helps ease some of those sensitivities to hot and cold.
  6. Avoid gum disease; we can assess the health of your gums and suggest treatments or practices that are available to help you improve the health of your gums.
  7. Ready for a whiter smile? We can help. We have tooth whitening options available that will brighten your smile and make your teeth whiter.
  8. Tooth replacement; If you are missing a tooth, we can help restore your smile with the latest in tooth replacement technology.
  9. Cosmetic dentistry is something everyone is considering to make improvements to their smile. We can help you assess the options and learn more about the possibilities of cosmetic dentistry.
  10. Confidence: Nothing brings you more confidence than when you know you have a bright and beautifully healthy smile.

I’m Bill Dorfman, and I am a Doctor in the Los Angeles, California community. If you are ready for professional dentistry, please give our office a call.

Give us a call at 877-703-7062, or visit us on our website at https://www.billdorfmandds.com/

I am a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. www.aacd.com


Dental Check Up

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.

Come into our office, located at 2080 Century Park East, Suite 1601 in Los Angeles, or give us a call to make a dental appointment. You can visit our website at https://www.billdorfmandds.com/ for more information.

Most people in our Los Angeles and Beverly Hills community are in a medium to low risk category. However if you use tobacco or alcohol, eat a lot of sugar in your diet (including lots of soda), or have poor dental hygiene habits, you are likely in a higher risk category and should have your teeth checked right away.

I look at a lot of factors to determine your personal dental hygiene, and your dental outlook for your future. I want you to have the healthiest smile possible so that you can enjoy your teeth for many years without significant problems. If you live in the Los Angeles or Beverly Hills area and are ready to have your teeth checked, please give Century City Aesthetic Dentistry a call.

Our professional and aware staff will be ready to get you started with a dental checkup.

Talk to you soon.

—Dr. Bill Dorfman, DDS, Dental check ups for the Los Angeles community. Reach us at 877-703-7062.