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 »
Category: Preventive Dentistry
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!
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).
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.
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?
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Do you enjoy chewing on a piece of gum after lunch? If so, you could actually be doing more than protecting your coworkers’ from the offensive smell of that garlic bread you had with your pasta. Research indicates that chewing sugar-free gum can actually be an effective way of helping to prevent dental decay. So,… Read more »