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5 Tips to Prevent Cavities When You Have a Sweet Tooth

October 28, 2022

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closeup of person brushing teeth

Sugar is highly addictive. From cookies to cake to ice cream to candy, there seems to be a never-ending list of sweet treats to indulge in. During this time of year when sweet-filled holidays are abundant, it can be even more difficult to avoid giving in to temptation. If you have a sweet tooth, cavities are a constant fear. To help you prevent cavities, read on to learn five tips that will help you maintain excellent oral health and a beautiful beam.

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How Much Enamel Is Removed for Veneers?

August 12, 2022

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dentist holding veneers up to patient’s teeth

Porcelain veneers are thin shells that cover the front of a tooth and are matched to the color of the surrounding teeth. They can last 15 years or longer with proper care and cover up cosmetic issues like minor cracks or chips in the teeth, small gaps between pearly whites, stains, minor alignment issues, and misshapen teeth. To attach them to your teeth, your dentist will need to remove a thin layer of enamel. Read on to learn how much enamel is removed for veneers as well as why they do this.

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How Can Slipping Dentures Potentially Be a Life-Threatening Problem?

July 4, 2022

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Unfortunately, nearly 54,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year and almost 10,000 will die because of it. Despite medical advances, these numbers have not significantly improved in decades. One of the biggest risk factors is actually slipping dentures! Although your dentures in Larchmont Village will not cause oral cancer, loose restorations combined with poor oral care can lead to damage that causes the cells in your mouth to become cancerous. Fortunately, many signs let you know it is time to act, as your dentist explains.

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6 Questions to Ask Your Dentist Before a Smile Makeover

June 23, 2022

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patient smiling after getting a smile makeover

When it comes to having a gorgeous grin, bright, white, and uniform teeth are a must. There are a range of cosmetic dental treatments that can help you achieve this, such as teeth whitening and porcelain veneers. For people who want to completely transform the look of their smiles with both restorative and cosmetic treatments, a smile makeover may be the way to go. So you know what information you need during your consultation, read on to learn about 6 questions you should ask your dentist before you get a smile makeover. (more…)

3 Reasons to Replace Your Missing Back Tooth

May 8, 2022

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person smiling after having missing back tooth replaced

When someone loses a tooth in the front of their mouth from decay, an accident, or another factor, the resulting gap in their grin can cause them to lose confidence in their smile. But, when people lose a tooth in the back of their mouth, they may not feel as bothered by it. If you can’t even tell that it’s gone, why bother spending time and money on replacing it? So that you understand the importance of getting a dental implant or other restoration to fill in the gap, read on to learn three reasons why a missing back tooth still needs to be replaced.  (more…)

Why Do I Need Temporary Veneers?

April 3, 2022

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Patient at dentist with veneers.Many patients today dream of a brighter, more beautiful smile—and solutions like veneers exist to make that dream a reality! However, you don’t simply waltz into the dentist’s office and immediately receive your veneers; patients are typically given a temporary set of veneers to wear for about a week or two prior to their permanent ones being placed. Here’s what you need to know about this step of the process and why these temporary veneers are crucial towards improving your smile. (more…)

What Should I Do If I Lose a Dental Filling?

March 3, 2022

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Woman shrugging.If you’ve ever been popped in the head, you’re probably familiar with that anxious feeling you get as you raise a hand to your mouth to feel that everything—your teeth, lips, tongue—is where it’s supposed to be. The panic really starts to set in when you feel, floating around in your mouth, a piece of what you think is one of your teeth. But you quickly spit it out and notice that it’s one of your dental fillings, and your reaction is one of relief followed by confusion—what exactly are you supposed to do when a dental filling unexpectedly comes out? Contacting an emergency dentist might be a safe bet.

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5 Facts You Should Know Before Getting Veneers

February 7, 2022

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person with veneers smiling

Veneers are thin shells made from dental-grade porcelain that cover up the entire front surface of a person’s teeth. This allows them to mask a range of cosmetic issues to give your smile a more aesthetically appealing look. Though veneers are an incredibly common treatment, it’s important to make sure that you understand the procedure before moving forward with it. So that you understand what all the process involves, read on to learn five interesting facts about veneers.

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Can I Use Turmeric for Teeth Whitening at Home?

January 4, 2022

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When you go online looking for a solution to a problem, there will always be some options for you to try at home. Everyone wants to have a white, healthy smile, so there are plenty of do-it-yourself teeth whitening remedies to be found on the web. A recently popular one involves using turmeric for teeth whitening. Whether you are going to seriously consider it or not, using a spice to whiten teeth sounds interesting. Is this legit? Keep reading to find out more from your dentist in Los Angeles about this spice, if it can whiten your teeth, if it has any other benefits for oral health, and other teeth whitening options you can consider.

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How Does My Dentist Color Match My Crown to My Teeth?

October 4, 2021

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When you first saw your dental crown within your smile, it was hard to believe how well it blended in with your natural teeth. How did your dentist do it?

With the advanced techniques utilized for modern dental crowns, you receive a personalized restoration that mimics the shade of your natural tooth. It’s not by chance – it’s science. Keep reading for an easy-to-digest look at the process.

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