While you do not need to be a chatty Cathy, it is a good idea to have a conversation with your dentist the next time he or she is cleaning your teeth. A dental appointment is about more than just checking your teeth for cavities – your biannual checkup is the perfect opportunity to discuss how to improve your overall oral health. Here are 4 key questions to ask the next time you visit a Los Angeles dentist.
Dr. Les Latner's Dental Blog
November 18, 2018
September 2, 2018
You’re getting ready for a nice night out and you’re looking and feeling great. Just before leaving, you take a look in the mirror. That’s when you notice that one little chip in your tooth that’s keeping you from smile perfection. Have you been avoiding getting it fixed because of the time and money you think it will cost? No need to worry, with cosmetic bonding in Los Angeles you can repair your smile in just one visit at an affordable price. Keep reading to see how this amazing cosmetic procedure can enhance your pearly whites!
July 12, 2018
So you’ve just had an injury that’s put your tooth in a lot of pain. Your first thought is to examine the area, take some painkillers, and hope that the issue will simply go away. Fast forward to tomorrow and the pain is still there. You tell your friend about this and he says, “Why not just go to the dentist?”
If you struggle to visit your emergency dentist in Los Angeles, even when you know that you need treatment, you’ll want to keep reading. He has a solution for your anxiety not just now, but for all future visits.
July 5, 2018
When you have a child who’s active in sports, whether it be football, soccer, basketball, lacrosse, or any other sport with a high risk for injury, there’s always the possibility that your child will get hurt. According to the American Dental Assistants’ Association, 5 million Americans lose teeth in injuries related to sports every year.
Today, your dentist in Los Angeles wants to help you stay prepared in case your child experiences any of these three situations.
June 7, 2018
Your oral health is important, which is why you’re constantly striving to improve it. Your dentist in Los Angeles says that when you take the time to care for your mouth, teeth and gums properly, you aren’t just ensuring that you’ll have a nice smile; you are also positively impacting your overall wellness. As you read on, you’ll learn why the mouth is considered to be the window into the health of the rest of your body.
June 2, 2018
Dental emergencies are no fun, and nobody wants to be thrown into one. But what if some of your daily habits are contributing to the possibility of you eventually having an emergency? As you read on, your dentist in Los Angeles weighs in on some common activities that you may not think of as dangerous but need to stop. Find out how to prevent a dental emergency as you read on!
May 18, 2018
You can always tell when you have a cavity because it hurts, right? Wrong! It’s common to think that you would be able to tell but that’s not always true. In most cases, cavities can’t be felt until they’ve gotten quite large. Unfortunately, at this stage, they require more extensive treatment.
So, what can you do? The first recommendation is to see a dentist in Los Angeles for regular checkups because they can use special diagnostic tools that detect cavities as early as possible. In the meantime, keep reading to learn more about what cavities are and how a dentist can use new technology to detect them as soon as possible!
May 2, 2018
If you need a root canal, you may feel anxious because of the many stories of what an awful, painful experience it can be. But, as any dentist in Los Angeles will tell you, it’s common to have heard misinformation about root canals. You’ll be glad to know that they’re no more uncomfortable than getting a filling!
You also might have heard that you won’t feel any pain afterward because the nerve of the tooth is gone. This is usually true, but not always. Confused yet? Not to worry! After reading this blog, you’ll understand more about why there’s so much fear of root canals, how it’s possible to feel pain afterward and why this procedure is much easier than people realize!
April 11, 2018
You’ve just had a tooth pulled and have been told that you need to plan on replacing it, but you’re not sure why it’s so important. Furthermore, you’re not clear on what your options are for restoring your teeth and smile to normal. But your dentist in Los Angeles will put an end to any confusion as you continue reading, as he explains the intricate balancing act that goes on inside your mouth and how to maintain a healthy state.
April 4, 2018
It’s another sunny, spring day in Los Angeles and you have plans to head down to Venice Beach to see the sights. Suddenly, your plans are halted by an intense pain in your mouth. You’re immediately flooded with internal questions like, “How can I stop this pain?” and “What caused this?” Your dentist in Los Angeles says you could have an abscess of either your gums or teeth and will explain the symptoms, causes and treatment protocols for both.