Wednesday, December 10, 2014

New Year, new smile!

New years are great. It’s a moment where we say farewell to the old year and experiences while welcoming new ones, along with a new year. Whether you have decided to exercise more, return to school, spend more time with your family, and don’t forget to give your smile the attention it deserves. In fact, visit us so we can get you the dental care you need!

Our dental office has ways to improve any kind of imperfection with a variety of dental services. We can help you transform it from being something you hide from the world to something you are completely proud of. Cosmetic dentistry is not only about making the appearance of your smile more beautiful, it’s also about boosting your self-esteem and confidence.

 If you find that you’re ready for 2015 and a new smile, please contact us to schedule you’re appointment. We’ll be open from now until December 22nd but will be back in the office on the 29th. At that time, we will close our doors again until the New Year. Schedule today!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Why you should take care of your teeth during the holidays:

The holidays are coming fast, which means that treats are everywhere. Most holiday traditions revolve around enjoying cookies, candy, hot chocolate and even gingerbread men. Consider this a lot of sugar. All this extra sugar during a small amount of time can take a toll on your teeth. We’re happy to provide some support and remind you why you should take care of your teeth during the holidays. Please keep the following in mind when attending all your upcoming holiday celebrations:

  • Hard to chew foods can your damage teeth. That's because sticky goodies, including healthy choices like raisins, dates and dried fruit are known to clasp acids against teeth longer than other foods. Try consuming less of these chewy foods. 
  • Snacking on sweets and sugary beverages constantly throughout the day can increase the chance of tooth decay and gum disease. Harmful acids form in the mouth every single time you eat a sweet snack and continues affecting teeth for at least 20 minutes afterwards. Try spending some time not eating to avoid this. 
  • Holidays can create an increased amount of stress and anxiety. Patients come in with incidents of grinding or clenching their teeth. This causes awful jaw pain and can lead to more serious issues like chipped teeth or severe migraines. We recommend you find ways to relieve stress before it’s too late. Custom night guards help prevent grinding. Call us! 

We want you to enjoy the holidays without any dental issues. Following this tips will not only avoid a dental emergency but also help you have a healthy smile. We wish you a warm and happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Get Your Custom Vampire Fangs Today!

Our dentist in Encino is offering custom vampire fangs. Make your costume come alive with these completely natural-looking vampire fangs for Halloween or for any other dress-up party. Call our Encino dental office today for an appointment!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Dental Implants the Solution for Your Missing Teeth!

Even though losing a tooth is not a desired experience, it does happen to many people due to trauma or injury, dental disease or decay. Some years ago, the only solution for missing teeth involved bridges and dentures, but now you can have a natural, complete and long lasting smile with dental implants.

Dental implants are fixed teeth that are attached to the bone and have a natural look and function while maintaining jaw structure bite improvement. Missing teeth could change your facial features which create hollow structures in your face. With dental implants place by our dentist in Encino, you never have to worry about this happening.

Dental implants are a little more expensive than dentures or bridges but the immense benefits they bring covers them. The fact that they become your own teeth and that you don´t need to be removing, maintaining, and adding messy adhesives to them is yet alone completely worth it.

Don´t think twice — it’s a small effort for a lifetime of benefits!

Visit our website to find out more about dental implants and other cosmetic dental procedures.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Improve Your Smile with the Latest in Cosmetic Dentistry!

You have probably heard the term ¨cosmetic dentistry¨ over and over in the last few years, but have you wondered what it really is? What are the procedures that you can do to have a perfectly looking smile?

At Encino Cosmetic Dentistry, we have a wide range of dental services that will help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. From teeth whitening, porcelain veneers and dental implants to crowns, inlays/onlays, bridges and root canals, we provide the procedure needed to get you the result you deserve. 

One of our featured cosmetic dentistry procedures are porcelain veneers, these thin porcelain shells are bonded to the front of your teeth allowing them to change its color, size and shape! Veneers are ideal if you need to mask teeth defects such as stains, discoloration, gaps between teeth and chipped or worn out teeth. They look very natural, are very long lasting, and the procedure is very simple.

Visit our website to find out more about our practice and dental procedures. Always remember to smile and the world will smile with you!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

According to Dentistry Today, a Link May Exist Between Oral Health and Rheumatoid Arthritis... Read More Here!

Link May Exist Between Oral Health and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Written by Dentistry Today Thursday, 27 February 2014 10:58

Poor oral health may cause rheumatoid arthritis, based on a new study.

Researchers from the University of Louisville determined that poor oral health can raise the risk of rheumatoid arthritis based on the presence of an enzyme that is around when a person has gum disease. This enzyme, called peptidylarginine deiminanse, has also been associated with rheumatoid arthritis.

Rheumatoid arthritis is a condition in which one’s joints become swollen and painful.
The problem with this enzyme is that it results in the body transforming some proteins into a form of protein called citrulline. The body often confuses citrulline and thinks it will cause problems and attacks it as a result. This produces inflammation in people who deal with autoimmune conditions like rheumatoid arthritis.

Previous studies have pointed to links between oral health and rheumatoid arthritis, with many determining that the problem is more widespread among people with gum disease.
The researchers analyzed other forms of oral bacteria and concluded that none had any impact on rheumatoid arthritis.

More research on the relationship between oral health and rheumatoid arthritis could prove to be valuable. There is also a large amount of evidence that connects oral health and systemic problems. Many studies have shown the correlation between gum disease and a higher risk of stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, heart disease and numerous other health problems.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Cleaning Your Teeth

We need to remove plaque that causes gum disease and makes cavities.   Remove the plaque 2x a day by brushing and flossing.  Usually floss first then brush.  Brush with a fluoride toothpaste and an electric toothbrush.  We recommend a Sonicare toothbrush, use it at a 45 degree angle with no force and move the brush along gum line of teeth front and back side.  Use the 2 minute timer on the brush, 30 seconds for each quadrant.  Spit out any excess toothpaste, you do not need to rinse with water.  It is especially important to clean mouth at night before sleeping because all the food you ate will rot in the mouth if you don't.