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Braces

Common Conditions Treated by Orthodontics

Some of us non-dental people don’t quite understand orthodontics.  We’ve tried to keep this explanation of common terms in lay persons language.  We hope it’s helpful. Orthodontic dentistry corrects teeth and jaws that aren’t correctly aligned.  Dealing with issues ranging from discomfort to sleep apnea and other conditions such as hard to clean teeth, inability…
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Porcelain Crowns (Caps)

Understand Teeth, Their Conditions and Treatment- 09 What Is a Porcelain Crown?

Terms like dental bridge, veneers and crowns are best understood in the context of successfully treating missing or damaged teeth.

For example, perhaps you have one or more teeth missing due to injury or disease. A missing tooth can greatly impact your oral health as well as the integrity of your jaw, your bite and your ability to chew comfortably.

For this reason, it is important to take action to stabilize the remaining teeth and surrounding jaw by filling in the space left by the missing tooth.

Often, your cosmetic dentist will recommend a dental bridge to achieve these goals. But before you can get a dental bridge installed, you may first need to have any damaged teeth surrounding the gap repaired and/or stabilized to support your new bridge.

Common procedures to repair or stabilize surrounding teeth include root canals and crowns.

In this article, learn why your Sherman Oaks dentist may recommend a dental bridge, how it works, steps to install a bridge and more.

Dr. Jeffrey M. Cole, ADA president

Caution on DIY Orthodontics

This is an article from the American Dental Association that anyone considering DIY braces/Invisalign should know first.  The dangers are real and can have dire consequences. Know what the risks are and we recommend having a professional service your orthodontic needs over DIY every time! Article from American Dental Association: Association files complaint with FTC,…
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Porcelain Crowns (Caps)

What’s Involved Getting Porcelain Crowns

Crowns are a common restoration provided by a cosmetic dentist or a general practice dentist. Your dentist may recommend that you get a porcelain crown if one of your front teeth is cracked, badly chipped or has stains that cannot be whitened. A porcelain crown also functions as a restoration after you have had a large filling or root canal therapy. Porcelain crowns are similar to veneers because they are both customized to the shape, color and size of your natural teeth. However, veneers are strictly cosmetic. The process of getting a porcelain crown is simple and pain-free. 

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Understand Teeth and Their Conditions and Treatment – 01 The Names of Teeth and Their Positions and Functions

Understand Teeth and Their Conditions and Treatment – 01 The Names of Teeth and Their Positions and Functions While a dentist might understand the different types of teeth in your mouth, you may have forgotten what the names of the different teeth are despite learning about these in elementary school, but when you know the…
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Green Dental & Orthodontics

Why Dental Checkups Are Essential

It is important to have routine dental check-ups twice a year. Your home care like brushing and flossing twice a day keeps your teeth healthy, but regular visits with your Sherman Oaks dentist and orthodontist are the second half of mouth care. Dental conditions can become costly and dangerous whey not treated promptly. Check-ups are…
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What a Dental Cleaning Involves

The aim of dental cleanings, if performed by a qualified dental practitioner, is to assist in the elimination of tartar, food particles, plaques and stains accumulated in and around the teeth and gums. Regular flossing and brushing are sometimes not enough to remove all of these completely. That’s where professional dental cleanings in Shereman Oaks…
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Preventative Dental Care: What to Expect from Routine Exams

Some people find it hard to find the time for routine dental check-ups. When there is no pain and everything seems fine, what’s the rush? Dental offices would like to see patience every six months for routine cleanings. Why patients feel like it is such a waste of time to go to the dentist for…
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The Importance of Good Teeth in the Entertainment Industry

The Importance of Good Teeth in the Entertainment Industry.

Dentist Sherman Oaks

The Importance of Smile in a First Impression Situation

Whether you have naturally perfect teeth or perfect teeth that came by way of a talented dentist, it will be far easier to make a good first impression. According to a study conducted by Kelton, an insight and strategy consultancy, most people, particularly in America, rank teeth the highest when it came to what they notice or can recall after an initial encounter with someone. The study also concluded that roughly two-thirds of Americans admit to being more likely to recall “attractive” features versus those that they found “unattractive.”