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4 Not-So-Obvious Signs You Need Emergency Dental Care

April 30, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Les Latner @ 4:48 pm
person with mouth pain who needs emergency dentist in Los Angeles

Are you going through a dental problem like a loose tooth or bleeding gums? Are you unsure of whether you need to see an emergency dentist in Los Angeles? Sometimes discomfort in your mouth might seem almost normal, so it can be difficult to decide when you need to seek emergency treatment. Fortunately, a dentist has written this guide with some common signs that you need urgent dental care.


Before Receiving Invisalign in Los Angeles, You Need to Know This

February 19, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Les Latner @ 3:38 pm

woman smiling inserting Invisalign trayDo you want to make a positive impact on the people you encounter? Statistics show having a set of straight teeth can help. However, if you’re challenged in this area, all hope isn’t lost. You can achieve the smile of your dreams with Invisalign in Los Angeles. Before undergoing the treatment process, though, a local cosmetic dentist provides some key facts you should know about the procedure.


It’s Never Too Late to Get Your Smile Straight with Invisalign Clear Braces

January 25, 2019

Filed under: Invisalign — Tags: , , , — Les Latner @ 11:17 pm

Woman with InvisalignJust because you’re not a teenager anymore doesn’t mean you can’t get braces to straighten your teeth. You may, however, want to consider an orthodontic treatment method that is less conspicuous that traditional metal brackets and wires. After all, appearance seems to count more once you’re in the workforce. Read on to learn about Invisalign Clear Braces and Six Month Smiles, both of which are designed to straighten teeth discreetly.


Invisalign Vs. Traditional Braces

January 20, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Les Latner @ 5:53 pm

Invisalign vs Traditional Braces In LAMost of us have some imperfections in our natural teeth. Fortunately, with advances in dental technology, it is now possible to fix almost all types of dental problems, cosmetic or otherwise, expertly. However, many people defer getting problems like minor misalignments, gaps in teeth etc. fixed.

This often happens because most believe that traditional braces are the only solution for misalignments in the teeth and other similar issues. But that isn’t the case. Modern-day orthodontic options like Invisalign can help fix minor faults in your teeth, improving the appearance of your smile. At Westside Dental Associates we offer Invisalign as part of our orthodontics solutions. Many of our patients have questions like-Are traditional braces better or Invisalign?


Loose or Uncomfortable Dentures in Los Angeles? Here Are Some Helpful Tips

Filed under: Uncategorized — Les Latner @ 2:38 am

Having trouble with your dentures in Los Angeles? The answer may be as simple as giving your body time to adjust. If the discomfort continues, then you may want to schedule a visit with your dentist to have your denture adjusted. You may also want to consider implant-supported dentures, which avoid the drawbacks of traditional designs.


Will My Insurance Cover a Cosmetic Dentist in Los Angeles?

December 4, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Les Latner @ 9:25 pm

Dental insurance paper.Dental insurance plans are typically confusing and hard to understand. What do they cover and how can I use my benefits? Unfortunately, coverage of cosmetic dentistry can be even more inconsistent. Most plans provide coverage for treatments that are deemed medically necessary. Cosmetic dentistry focuses on the appearance of your smile, which is important but may not be medically needed. Keep reading to learn more about insurance and its relationship to cosmetic services from your cosmetic dentist in Los Angeles.


4 Important Questions to Ask a Los Angeles Dentist

November 18, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Les Latner @ 8:11 pm

Dentist talking with patientWhile 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 for cavities – it is also 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.


How Can Cosmetic Bonding in Los Angeles Help My Smile?

September 2, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Les Latner @ 1:11 pm

Woman in dentist's chair.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!


How Your Emergency Dentist in Los Angeles Helps Anxious Patients

July 12, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Les Latner @ 5:31 pm

A woman covering her mouth.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.


3 Sports Injuries That Require a Visit to Your Dentist in Los Angeles

July 5, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Les Latner @ 4:23 pm

A child who’s just had a sport injury.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.


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