Category: Preventive Dentistry

What are the Benefits of BIOLASE®?

  BIOLASE® is an advanced laser system that provides comfortable alternatives to treatments that traditionally involve surgery and scalpels. With the use of this impressive new technology, Dr. Naminik is able to provide residents of the Woodland Hills, CA area with superior dental care, often without the use of sedation!

A Few Ways Your Hygiene Could Be Better

One of the first things most of us learned as children was how to take care of our smiles with good dental hygiene. Those lessons hold true well into adulthood; however, over time, we may become less diligent in our hygiene routines every day. At our Woodland Hills, CA, dental office, helping patients improve their… Read more »

How Do You Examine And Clean My Smile?

You’ve heard it a million times, we’re sure. You need to have your teeth examined and cleaned regularly, preferably at least once every six months. But why? Also, what should our Woodland Hills, CA, patients expect from these preventive procedures? Find out in today’s blog post!

Do You Have Questions About Single Tooth Anesthesia?

We want to ensure our Woodland Hills, CA, patients enjoy a comfortable experience at our office. In order to ensure this, we offer dental anesthesia. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at the unique option we employ, Single Tooth Anesthesia (STA).

Why Do We Need Preventive Exams and Cleanings?

Often, our Woodland Hills, CA, patients that brush and floss regularly assume that routine homecare makes checkups and cleanings unnecessary. However, even if you care for your smile at home as you should, you still need preventive visits. In today’s blog, we’re talking about the importance of these routine visits.

What Causes Sleep Apnea?

Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, impacts millions of Americans. The disorder causes people to stop breathing for brief moments during the day, preventing them from obtaining the deep, uninterrupted rest needed to stay alert and active during the day. But what causes sleep apnea and how do we treat the disorder?

Is A Habit Of Clenching Your Jaw Hurting Your Smile?

A clenched jaw might be something we associate with a person dealing with stress, but you might be surprised to know people may habitually grind their teeth without realizing it! A person with a habitual problem of teeth grinding at night may wake up with pain in their face, neck, and jaw, with no clear… Read more »

Why You May Need Dental Implants

Are your gums red, sore, or bleeding? If so, you may be developing periodontal disease. Gingivitis is the earliest stage of periodontal disease and can be reversed, but once you develop full-blown periodontitis (the severest stage of periodontal disease) there is no reversing it. Periodontal disease, also referred to as gum disease, is the major… Read more »

Are You Keeping Your Gums Healthy?

Many people think about their teeth when they think about their smiles, and healthy teeth are an important aspect of a beautiful smile. The gums are just as important as the teeth, though, when it comes to maintaining a healthy and attractive smile. Yet they are often overlooked. So what is necessary to keep the… Read more »

How Important Are Regular Dental Cleanings?

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing at least once, preferably before bedtime. Chances are, you knew that already. You might also know that the ADA advises attending a routine dental checkup and cleaning at least once every six months, or more often, if directed. Nevertheless,… Read more »