What is Bruxism and Can It Hurt My Teeth?

What is Bruxism

“Bruxism” is a technical term used to describe chronic teeth clenching or grinding. While it might seem like an unbecoming habit, bruxism is very harmful to your teeth, existing dental work, and even your TMJ. Teeth are Strong, but They’re Not Invincible Healthy tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the entire human body. Yet, when enamel wears against enamel (when the upper and lower teeth are consistently grinding together,) it can cause your teeth to wear down. Over the … [Read more...]

Invisible Braces: Your Answer to a Straighter Smile

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A few misaligned teeth can cause more problems than just embarrassment when you’re posing for a photo. Crowded or crooked bites put you at an increased risk of serious dental concerns, like tooth decay, gum disease, or even broken dental work. “But I’m too old for braces,” you think to yourself. Not necessarily. Our dentist in West Hollywood has something that’s just as effective, without you ever having to wear metal brackets and wires. The Invisalign Advantage As a certified … [Read more...]

Denture Care To-Dos for a Fresh Smile

Denture Care To-Dos for a Fresh Smile

Whether you wear traditional or implant supported removable overdentures, you’re not off the hook when it comes to daily oral hygiene. Here are four things every denture wearer needs to know. Take Your Denture Out Nightly Excessive wear of your removable dental prosthesis can strain your jaw. In reality, the bone and the gums both need a rest, otherwise the bone anatomy can shrink (resorb) prematurely, causing a traditional denture to feel loose. Our dentist in West Hollywood advises all … [Read more...]

Options for Treating Dental Emergencies

Options for Treating Dental Emergencies

Our dentist in West Hollywood at OF Dental Care is always prepared for dental emergencies. When you’re caught off guard by a fall, athletic injury, or car accident…we’re ready to get you back on the mend. Many dental emergencies involve broken or knocked out teeth. When that’s the case, it’s important that you know what options are available. Emergency Extractions If you’re in severe pain or have a tooth that is no longer repairable (such as one that’s broken off) it’s usually in … [Read more...]

Is Dental Bonding Right for You?

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is an inexpensive method to conduct minor dental repairs. If a patient has a stained, chipped or broken tooth, bonding can improve the look and feel of the tooth without being as expensive as other remedial dental procedures. In addition, this procedure may be covered by insurance, making the total expense affordable for the patient. What Is Dental Bonding? A procedure of cosmetic dentistry, dental bonding involves using a compound material that is the same color as natural … [Read more...]

Why Regular Visits to the Dentist are Important

advantage of regualr dental checkup

Proper dental care is one part of the foundation for a healthy life. One of the key steps to maintaining good oral health and hygiene is schedule regular appointments with your dentist for a routine examination and cleaning. The problem is that many people will only perform their basic home care and put off going to the dentist until they have a problem. Regular checkups from your West Hollywood dentist will not only keep your teeth clean and healthy, but it can help you to avoid a range of … [Read more...]

Restore Your Smile with Crowns and Bridges

Dental Crowns and Bridges

Missing, worn, chipped, and cracked teeth are a common reality for many adults and even younger individuals as well. Sports injuries, general accidents, and decay are just some of the common culprits that can force you to turn to alternatives to help repair your smile and regain you confidence. You can turn to your dentist in West Hollywood in confidence knowing you have excellent options like crowns and bridges to solve your dental problems. Crowns Crowns are a great option for … [Read more...]