August 9, 2020
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!(more…)
July 12, 2020
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.(more…)
June 9, 2020
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.(more…)
May 16, 2019
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.(more…)
May 9, 2019
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.(more…)
May 1, 2019
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…
April 3, 2019
Porcelain veneers can provide a conservative alternative to full coverage crowns in many cases.
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.(more…)
March 28, 2019
A major undiagnosed cause of being overtired, overweight, pre-diabetic or just plain down might just be obstructive sleep apnea.
It is estimated that perhaps 50% of all Americans suffer from some level of interrupted sleep due to inability to breathe regularly during the night.
There are many causes, but good dentists will always see you in a holistic manner while making treatment recommendations based upon that view.
There are plenty of oral signs that you may be suffering from sleep apnea — a compromised airway due to enlarged tonsils, a smaller airway at the back of your throat, an enlarged tongue for example.(more…)
March 19, 2019
Plenty of people.
One group that especially comes to mind is patients who reside in assisted living facilities.
Many times these residents have a difficult time getting to and from the dentist.
Some facilities have vans on site which can transport patients effectively and safely.
Other patients struggle to be in for financial or physical issues.
When a patient can go to the dentist and get her veneers, Night Guards and other work done in the same visit, the stress and inconvenience factors go way down.
Sometimes, we can even restore dental implants on the same day.(more…)
March 7, 2019
Researchers have reached the conclusion that nearly half of all children use too much toothpaste.
The fact that children are, in face, brushing their teeth regularly is a good thing and more and more are doing so.
However, using too much toothpaste can cause some problems down the road.Most children use fluoridated toothpaste as most dentists and hygienists recommend it to help reduce the rates of cavities.
However, we usually recommend a pea-sized dollop of toothpaste, not a full load across the entire brush as sometimes depicted in television ads.(more…)