3 of the Most Unusual Dental Dilemmas

March 7, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Les Latner @ 7:32 am
Stressed man

Dental emergencies can range from the common to the bizarre, from accidents to neglect-induced calamities. While most people know the importance of regular dental check-ups and professional care, some stories highlight the consequences of DIY dental solutions or delayed treatment. Here are three of the strangest dental emergencies that serve as cautionary tales for us all.


Stowing Your Trays: How to Easily Remove Your Clear Aligners

February 15, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Les Latner @ 11:00 am
A woman trying to remove her clear aligners

So, maybe you’ve recently started an Invisalign treatment. You’re likely pretty happy in that case – your new trays will give you a straight smile after a while! That said, Invisalign does have its unique challenges. One example is how getting the aligners off your teeth can be tricky. Still, your Los Angeles dentist can help out with that latter issue. Read on to learn four helpful ways to remove your clear aligners quickly and easily.


5 Benefits of Metal-Free Dental Crowns

February 6, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Les Latner @ 10:21 pm

Dental crown held in fingertips near dental moldMetals have been used for decades to create dental restorations because they are durable and effective. However, they stick out like a sore thumb and have other disadvantages. Not to mention, they alert people of your age because metals aren’t the go-to solution for dental crowns anymore. Instead, all-ceramic materials are used to create crowns that look and feel like real teeth. Here are 5 reasons to consider swapping out your metal restoration for an all-ceramic crown.


What Does SmileDirectClub’s Bankruptcy Mean for You?

January 8, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Les Latner @ 6:36 pm

Petition for bankruptcySmileDirectClub quickly soared in popularity, offering a convenient and affordable solution to fix bite and alignment issues. Despite the serious risks of mail-order aligners, you might have chosen SmileDirectClub to improve your smile. Have you heard that the company has filed for bankruptcy and is shutting down? If you’re left high and dry, don’t panic! Your cosmetic dentist can help you through the remainder of your treatment without any unnecessary risks. 


Lost Dental Crown? Here’s What You Should Do

December 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Les Latner @ 3:32 am

Stunned woman with her hand over her mouthA dental crown provides a long-lasting solution to protect a tooth, but it won’t last forever. Your crown may fall off over time. Don’t panic! Here’s what you should do until you see your emergency dentist.


Wine Watch: 4 Ways to Keep it From Staining Your Teeth

December 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Les Latner @ 4:52 pm
Woman smiling in the background with her fingers around the stem of a glass of red wine in the foreground

The holidays are here which for many people means gatherings with co-workers or parties with family and friends. Of course, it’s the time to be merry so you’ll probably be offered a glass of wine. Did you know, though, that this seasonal beverage contains tannins that can darken your teeth? Your dentist could tell you that red wine is especially infamous for staining and is a holiday favorite.  Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to prevent damage and discoloration. Keep reading to learn about 4 of them!


How to Find an Emergency Dentist When You Need One ASAP

November 23, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Les Latner @ 11:15 am
A woman seeing her emergency dentist ASAP

As you might know, dental emergencies are often disruptive. They tend to happen at the worst possible times and places! Still, you can manage these incidents if you act quickly enough. All you need to do is find an emergency dentist ASAP. Once you have, your damaged smile will get much-needed care. Luckily, reaching the right dental specialist is pretty simple. Here are four crucial tips for finding an emergency dentist on short notice.


What Does It Mean If My Gums Are Soft or Spongy?

October 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Les Latner @ 11:58 pm

Normal gums compared to gum diseaseYour teeth aren’t the only component of a healthy smile. Your gums are equally important. Healthy gums can be pink, light pink, black, or brown. They are firm and resilient, so they shouldn’t move when you touch them or bleed after brushing and flossing. If your gums are spongy or feel soft, it can be a symptom of gum disease. The bacterial infection is a leading cause of tooth loss and is linked to various health conditions. If you notice changes to the color or texture of your gums, here’s why you should schedule an appointment with your dentist right away.


Use It or Lose It: 4 Ways to Maximize Your Dental Insurance

October 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Les Latner @ 5:06 pm

Hand underlining dental insuranceDid you know your oral and general health are closely connected? Healthy teeth and gums are necessary to feel your best. Brushing and flossing can keep tooth decay and gum disease at bay, but they aren’t enough. Regular dental care is essential for prevention, early diagnosis, and prompt treatment. However, many people delay seeing a dentist because they are worried about large bills. If you have dental insurance, there’s nothing to fear. Here are 4 ways to maximize your dental insurance to keep your mouth and body healthy for minimal expenses.


Lost a Dental Filling? Here’s What to Do Next

September 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Les Latner @ 7:24 pm
A man at the dentist looking at his new dental filling

Dental fillings are an easy and affordable way for your dentist to fix small cavities and keep your teeth looking great. However, they don’t last forever and may fall out before you replace them. If this happened to you today, would you know what to do?

Chances are that the exact steps would elude you, especially if panic sets in. Continue reading to learn how to deal with this situation.

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