Benefits of White Composite Fillings and Bonding

Have you been considering changing out your old metal fillings with crowns or porcelain veneers in West Hollywood? You may have another option and that is - white composite fillings and bonding. Unlike a crown or veneer, these tooth-colored restorations can restore the damaged structure of your tooth without covering the entire surface. Less drilling is needed, if it’s needed at all. This allows you to leave as much healthy tooth enamel as possible. In fact, some types of bonding treatments … [Read more...]

Do I Have Gum Disease?

Did you know that nearly 90% of adults in the US have some form of gum disease? While it starts out as simple as gingivitis, more severe forms of periodontal disease can mean loss of your teeth. Unfortunately, many people don’t seek out professional care until the condition is far too advanced. Symptoms can involve warning signs like: Gums that bleed when you brush and floss Bad breath (halitosis) “Pockets” under your gumlines that collect food during meals Receding gums (“long … [Read more...]

All on 4 Implants

In the past, having missing teeth meant wearing a removable denture that didn’t always fit very well. Most of the time, you had to rely on goopy pastes or adhesive strips to keep your denture secure throughout the day. If you were lucky enough to have a denture that fit well, you might have still had to worry about it causing sore spots or getting oral infections underneath it. Not anymore. Our patients can now enjoy a permanent, stable solution thanks to All-on-4 implants. This … [Read more...]

Get an Instant Smile Makeover with Porcelain Veneers

Are you dreaming of a beautiful new smile that’s ready for the red carpet? There’s no better option than our Porcelain Veneers in West Hollywood. Each custom veneer masks the underlying enamel to create a smile that looks completely flawless. In fact, they’re perfect for covering teeth that look chipped, worn, uneven, and aged. Some people even refer to them as “instant braces” because of how straight and beautiful they make your teeth look. Process No two smiles are ever alike, and that’s … [Read more...]

An Invisible Way to Straighten Your Smile

Were you born with perfectly straight teeth? Most of us weren’t, and while some people spend years wearing metal brackets and wires - there’s a clear alternative for you to choose instead: Invisalign. What exactly is it? It’s a series of crystal clear aligners that move and adjust your teeth without having to wear conventional braces. Treatment Each set of invisible braces is worn for two weeks. Just take them out when you eat, brush, or floss. See your teeth systematically move into an … [Read more...]

4 Tips on How to Floss Better

We all know how important flossing is. Or at least we should! A regular flossing regimen vastly improves your dental hygiene and keeps your gums in optimal condition. In this article, we share some tips on how to improve your flossing. Use more than one piece of floss Using the same piece of floss arguably defeats the very purpose of what you are trying to achieve with flossing; it spreads bacteria around your mouth. While we wouldn't be so pedantic as to suggest using a different piece of … [Read more...]

Dental Maintenance

Getting your teeth and gums into better shape before the need to undergo extensive dental treatment should be on top of your list. In this article, we go over some dental practices so one is able to improve and maintain healthy teeth and gums. Dental care happens at home First and foremost, make sure that you are following the basics that you already know about. Brush at least twice a day and floss daily. Stay away from sugary foods and sodas. If you are doing all of this without fail and … [Read more...]

4 Foods to Avoid for Your Dental Health

If you have already taken steps to improve your dental health by regular brushing and flossing, then you can give yourself a pat on the back. But what else can you do to improve your dental health? As they say, prevention is better than cure. What are you eating that might be causing damage to your teeth? In this article, we share 4 foods that you should be avoiding (or limiting) for the sake of your dental health. Sugary Foods As always, the number one culprit is the sugar contained in your … [Read more...]

Why Professional Teeth Whitening?

Year after year, it seems that the popularity of teeth whitening increases. At OF Dental Care, we regularly receive inquiries from patients who are interested in this simple yet highly effective procedure. In this article, we discuss some of the reasons that may motivate people to get their teeth whitened. First Impressions Like it or not, first impressions matter. Having a pleasant smile is great, but having a bright dazzling smile is even better! Whether it's in the dating arena or in your … [Read more...]

3 Lesser Known Ways to Improve Your Dental Hygiene

By now, you've probably heard most dental advice before. Brush twice a day, floss, don't eat sugary foods...and so on! But what else is there to consider? Are there any other things you could be doing to improve your dental hygiene? In this article, we discuss 3 lesser known methods for making your teeth and gums as healthy as possible. An apple a day You might have heard the famous expression “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” But who would have thought that it also applies to your … [Read more...]

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