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Category: Dental Health

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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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. 

dental insurance

Get the most out of your dental insurance

Use your dental insurance benefits before time runs out! Most dental insurances RESET their benefits annually.   Call for your appointment today before the year is over!   It is that time of year! Your running out of time to use your flexible spending dollars and dental insurance benefits before the end of the year.…
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teeth names

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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dental cleaning

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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Swiss rolls (Wikimedia Commons)

Health Warning

Source: (FOX Carolina) – Georgia-based Flowers Foods, Inc. has issued a recall for snack cakes and bread products sold at stores in the Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina because the items may be contaminated with salmonella. Flowers is voluntarily recalling Swiss Rolls sold under the brand names Mrs. Freshley’s, Food Lion, H-E-B, Baker’s Treat,…
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What causes sensitive teeth?

What causes sensitive teeth?

Ow! Why Do My Teeth Hurt? It’s never comfortable to have sensitive teeth and feel the need to seek expensive products and procedures to feel better with your dental care. We at Green Dental & Orthodontics are here to help you figure out what’s causing your pain and how to prevent it. Common Causes of Tooth Sensitivity…
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