According to the Beverly Hills dentist group, a person’s smile says a lot about them. It is a window into a person’s hygiene as well as a person’s health. Beyond that, a nice smile can keep a person looking younger and more vigorous. A white smile can be very inviting, while a crooked, stained teeth [...]
According to the Beverly Hills dentist group, any food that would discolor your white t-shirt will also stain your teeth. Also, certain foods can damage your enamel, which is the white layer on the surface of your teeth that gives them their sheen. The layer below the enamel is called dentin, which is considerably less [...]
Today, we are going to discuss pills versus IV sedation dentistry. Many dentists these days are advertising for a form of sedation dentistry called sleep dentistry. And many patients get confused or are under the impression that they would be put under general anesthesia. This is incorrect, as most of the time the patients are conscious [...]
Medical researchers have long warned about the dangers that smoking presents to your overall health. However, smoking also increases your risk of needing a root canal, according to a 30-year long study conducted by researchers from Boston University. This study, presented in the April 2006 issue of the Journal of Dental Research, tracked the oral [...]
Many patients wonder why dentists take X-rays, especially since it is sometimes not the most fun experience. Patients with sensitive gag reflexes are especially prone to disliking them, because of the position of the wings to take a proper X-ray. However, this infographic gives a quick breakdown on why Dental X-Rays are necessary for maintaining [...]
An article from Dentistry Today about gagging and dental fear brought up an interesting thought. Many patients who fear the dentist do tend to have a sensitive, even hyperactive, gag reflex. While there are a number of techniques to suppress gagging, it is an intriguing correlation between one's fear of the dentist, attitude towards dentists [...]
Is Tap Water Good For Preventing Cavities? The short answer is Yes… At certain concentrations fluoride bonds with developing enamel making it stronger and more resistant to cavities. Typical spring bottled waters are not monitored and can have too little or too much fluoride.
I have not placed a single amalgam filling in my practice for the past 12 years not because they are unhealthy or bio-incompatible, because there are better looking and longer lasting materials that are now available to us. If someone does not mind the metal look, I place gold inlays which are much longer lasting [...]