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Could Covid-19 Stress Be Causing Your Jaw Pain?

October 31, 2020

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A woman in need of TMJ therapy in Century City.

Are you told that you need a dental crown due to a cracked tooth, despite practicing good oral hygiene at home? Perhaps you woke up one morning and felt tooth pain you weren’t experiencing before, but weren’t sure why? The pandemic can cause all sorts of stress, and stress also happens to be one of the leading causes of bruxism, a condition characterized by chronic teeth grinding and clenching. Today, a dentist explains why you may need TMJ therapy in Century City if the condition goes untreated for too long.

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7 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Cosmetic Dentist

October 20, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — beverlyhills @ 11:49 pm
A Century City cosmetic dentist examining a patient’s mouth.

A smile is more than just a part of your appearance. In fact, many people consider it a part of their identity, so it’s worth taking care of every day. However, even if you have good oral health, you might be tired of stains that simply won’t go away no matter how much brushing you perform or minor chips and cracks that distract you every time you look in the mirror. If you found a Century City cosmetic dentist you think might be for you but aren’t sure if they are the right person for cosmetic treatment, ask them the following questions before you start any treatment.

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At Beverly Hills Complete Dentistry, We’re Judgment-Free!

September 24, 2020

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Man learning about sedation dentistry in Century City from dentist.

When you want to complete your essential dental treatments, you should never be met with shame or made to feel guilty just because you haven’t been to the office in a long time. The fact that you’ve made the conscious decision to visit shows that you take your oral health seriously. And, if you’re someone who struggles to receive care because of fear or anxiety, let Beverly Hills Complete Dentistry teach you about sedation dentistry in Century City. Our dentists are guaranteed to welcome you with open arms, no matter how long it’s been since your last visit.

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Need a New Beverly Hills Dentist? Here are 6 Questions to Ask!

August 9, 2020

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Woman using a laptop to choose a Beverly Hills dentist.

Whether you’re seeking out a new Beverly Hills dentist for yourself or for your entire family, it can be difficult to know for sure what to keep in mind. This is especially true if you have not been to a dentist in a long time or you’ve become a new parent. The good news is you don’t have to begin your search blind. Here are Beverly Hills Complete Dentistry’s 6 questions that every person should keep in mind as they begin their search. You’ll be glad you took them into account before you pay for a single treatment!

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How to Make Emergency Dental Care Affordable Without Dental Insurance

July 12, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — beverlyhills @ 9:44 pm
Man in need of an emergency dentist in Beverly Hills.

Dental emergencies have a tendency to occur out of nowhere, even if you have decent oral health to begin with. But what do you do when you’re suffering from a toothache or oral injury and you have no dental insurance? It’s important to keep in mind that dental emergencies will only get worse over time, so putting off care is the last thing you should do. Instead, consider the following tips below to help you afford your visit with an emergency dentist in Beverly Hills.

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4 Steps to Address Bad Breath Once and For All

June 9, 2020

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Woman covering her mouth from a dentist in Beverly Hills.

If you notice that some people face away from you as you talk to them and you aren’t sure why, it might be worth it to ask a friend or loved one if you have bad breath. Additionally, you can lick the back of a spoon and wait for it to dry. Upon drying, give it a quick smell. If the spoon smells bad, you have bad breath. Another tell is if your breath still stinks even after brushing and flossing. As recommended by a dentist in Beverly Hills, here are four steps to take if you want to make your breath smelling fresh once more.

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A non-medicine-based option to reduce pain after third molar extractions???

May 16, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — beverlyhills @ 12:40 am

More than half of all teenagers/young adults need to extract their third molars – commonly called wisdom teeth.  The main reason for this is the lack of space to accommodate them. In other words, the jaw is not large enough to fit in all of the teeth that want to grow into the mouth.

This problem usually shows itself in the late teen years and manifests as a condition called pericoronitis (inflammation of the gums around the wisdom teeth).

The usual and customary approach for most dentists is to use local anesthetic along with a relaxant such as oral medication and/or sedation.  While the procedure itself is usually fairly painless, that is not the case for the post-operative healing time.  In fact, the discomfort can become quite high on the pain scale.

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82% of children went to the dentist and utilized preventive services

May 9, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — beverlyhills @ 12:37 am

We read quite often about the lack of dental care in the childhood population.

As reported in the Journal of the American Dental Association, fully 82% of children went to the dentist and utilized preventive services.

It has been, and remains, a concern that the segment of children growing up in poorer populations have numbers far below 82%.

In fact, reports by parents, relatives and caregivers point to a 76% utilization rate of children from households that are at less than the federal poverty level, while 80% of those from 100 – 200% of the poverty level have seen the dentist for preventive services.

A drop-off indeed, and we’d like to see 100% of all children see a dentist regularly, this is heartening.

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1% of all Americans will never get a cavity

May 1, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — beverlyhills @ 12:36 am

It has long been accepted that about 1% of all Americans will never get a cavity, almost no matter what else is happening in their lives or with their oral hygiene.

Recently, one possible reason for this was discovered by research in Sweden.

The researchers identified a genetic variation that influences the body’s ability to fend off decay-causing bacteria called Streptococcus mutans.  Stay tuned for more scientific factoids about your dental health…

The alternative to full coverage crowns

April 3, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — beverlyhills @ 5:44 pm

Porcelain veneers can provide a conservative alternative to full coverage crowns in many cases.

Patients sometimes worry about whether there is a compromise when doing porcelain veneers instead of crowns.

The short answer is that all procedures have positives and compromises associated with each.

We always make our recommendations based on your personal needs and desires.

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