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6 Tips for Keeping Your Invisalign Aligners Clean

June 14, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Les Latner @ 2:03 pm
smile with clear aligners thanks to cleaning Invisalign in Los Angeles

It’s hard to deny all of the benefits that Invisalign has over conventional braces. The clear aligners are practically unnoticeable and conveniently removable. They’re able to straighten your teeth without detracting from your appearance, restricting your diet, or complicating your oral hygiene routine. However, if you want to keep your aligners clean and clear, you have to take good care of them. Here are six easy tips for cleaning Invisalign in Los Angeles.


4 Tips for Easily Traveling with Invisalign

May 2, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Les Latner @ 1:33 am
Woman on a plane

Are you planning on going on a trip this summer? After being cooped up all year, it is about time to take a break from it all. However, if you have Invisalign, you may find traveling to be more challenging. Staying on track with your aligners when you’re on the go can be a lot to keep up with, but you aren’t out of luck! Continue reading for some helpful tips for traveling with Invisalign so you can continue on a path towards a straighten smile.


Dangers of Cavities and Teeth Whitening

April 7, 2021

Woman covering her mouth before teeth whitening in Los AngelesIf you’re insecure about stained or discolored teeth, you’re not alone. To bring new life to your smile, there are many OTC products that claim to get your teeth several shades whiter. Although they may seem like the ideal solution, you might unknowingly place your oral health at risk if you have untreated cavities. Tooth decay and teeth whitening in Los Angeles creates a recipe for disaster. Here’s why it’s best to see your dentist for a whitening treatment to prevent unwanted complications.


The Purpose of a Sinus Lift Before Dental Implantation

March 10, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Les Latner @ 5:19 am
older woman with dental implants in Los Angeles

Decades ago, dentures were the only way to replace missing teeth. Now, there is the option of having dental implants in Los Angeles surgically inserted. In some cases, patients need a sinus lift beforehand, but why? Continue reading to get the answer and discover how the procedure works.


5 Tips for Finding the Best Invisalign Provider

February 2, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — Les Latner @ 3:58 pm

How to find an Invisalign provider.Are you ready to improve your smile with Invisalign? That’s great! Clear aligners are the preferred choice in orthodontics because they are virtually undetectable. Orthodontics is a big investment, so you don’t want to trust your teeth to just anyone. Here’s how to find an Invisalign provider to ensure you reach your goals.


5 Benefits of Smile Makeover

January 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Les Latner @ 6:59 pm
Woman after smile makeover in Los Angeles

Everyone wants to be proud to show off their smile. However, cosmetic dental issues are one of the most common insecurities that people have. Fortunately, with modern dental techniques and technology, patients are able to make the changes they’d like with a smile makeover in Los Angeles. In addition to all of the aesthetic benefits, there are all sorts of advantages that come along with cosmetic dentistry. Continue reading to learn what those are.


Debunking 4 Popular Myths About Root Canals

December 28, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Les Latner @ 6:09 pm
dentist debunking root canal myths in Los Angeles to a patient

If your dentist recently told you that you needed a root canal, you probably got home and searched online for as much information as you could find about this dental service. However, the Internet is chock-full of misconceptions out there about root canal therapy. Many of these could scare you into not scheduling the procedure, which could cause more harm in the long run. To help you show that there’s nothing to fear, let’s debunk four popular root canal myths in Los Angeles.


5 Treatment Options for Full-Mouth Reconstruction

December 3, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Les Latner @ 6:06 pm
woman biting into a red apple after getting a full-mouth reconstruction in Los Angeles

Did you know that tooth enamel is the strongest material in your body? As durable as it is, your teeth can be subjected to a lot over the years. Extensive decay, wear and tear, or facial injuries can take a toll on your pearly whites. If your smile has sustained quite a bit of damage, you might need a comprehensive, personalized restoration plan called a full-mouth reconstruction in Los Angeles. While no two of these plans are exactly alike, here are five of the most common treatment options your dentist may use to rebuild your smile.


Can I Get Invisalign on Just My Top or Bottom Teeth?

November 11, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Les Latner @ 8:55 pm
close up of a person putting Invisalign aligner on their top teeth

Some people who are interested in Invisalign wonder whether it’s possible to only wear the aligners on either their top or bottom teeth. At first glance, this makes sense. Why bother straightening your bottom teeth if it’s only your top teeth that are crooked? This type of treatment, known as single-arch Invisalign treatment, can correct minor cases of dental misalignment and cut down on your overall cost of Invisalign treatment in Los Angeles. But is it safe? Continue reading to find out.


Mask Mouth: How Face Masks Are Affecting Oral Health

October 19, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Les Latner @ 8:20 pm
Woman wearing mask using tips from dentist

You may have gotten used to wearing a mask, but the smell of your breath? Not so much. Mask mouth has become a common problem, causing stinky breath as well as a wide range of other oral health issues. But how does wearing a facemask affect your oral health? Read to learn the answer and get some easy tips for keeping your mouth healthy while staying safe during the pandemic.  

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