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...]

5 Signs You Need a Root Canal

Root Canal Treatment

There’s something feeling a bit “off” about your tooth, and you’re not quite sure if a filling is all that’s needed to fix it. When you fear the worst, it’s best to see your dentist. A root canal can help save your tooth from the inside out, that way you don’t need to have it pulled. When is a Root Canal Necessary? Here are 5 examples: There’s an abscess along the gumlines A bacterial infection inside of your tooth will drain out the tip of the root, causing a “pimple” along the … [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...]

5 Common Reasons Why A Root Canal Might Be Necessary

Root Canal Treatment

Root canals are the one procedure that many dread when visiting their dentist. The procedure itself, which involves removing the pulp of the tooth while filling and sealing the chamber- removes bacteria and promotes the health of your teeth and smile. Symptoms that indicate the need for a root canal include: 1. Pain – Like most dental problems, a toothache is strong indication that a problem exists. Most frequently, those in need of a root canal will experience extreme sensitivity to both … [Read more...]