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Patients Love Zoom Teeth Whitening, But Watch the “Zingers!”

September 20, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — Les Latner @ 10:17 pm

women smiling white teeth

Have you been wanting a whiter smile? Considering getting teeth whitening from your local dentist? This may actually be the best idea you’ve had in a long time! But there may be a few questions holding you back from diving right into your cosmetic treatment, the main one being: will this procedure hurt?

If you would like to learn more about the professional teeth whitening experience, stay tuned. Your dentist is here to help you get the most out of your zoom whitening treatment.

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Are Receding Gums Hereditary?

September 17, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — Les Latner @ 9:55 pm

three generations of womenYou inherit a lot from your parents. You might have your dad’s nose, your mom’s eyebrows, and your grandpa’s hair. You may even have some of the same mannerisms, likes, and dislikes as previous generations. Sometimes, genetics can give you wonderful traits. However, you might also have inherited some unpleasant things from the family members who came before you, like receding gums. What causes this problem, and how can a dentist help your smile be healthier?

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How Does Oral Conscious Sedation Dentistry Work?

August 15, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — Les Latner @ 11:21 pm

man afraid of dentistDoes the mere thought of visiting the dentist make you squirm? If you have dental fears, you’re far from alone. Millions of people allow their fears to stop them from receiving necessary procedures. However, these people may not be aware that modern dental techniques can lead to a virtually pain-free experience. Your dentist might decide that oral conscious sedation dentistry in Los Angeles for you. What does this involve?

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What Is Considered a Dental Emergency in Los Angeles?

August 8, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — Les Latner @ 3:12 am

woman with toothacheWhen you think of emergencies, you might think of a house catching on fire or an elderly person taking a fall. You might not think about your teeth. In fact, if you have good oral hygiene habits, you might take it for granted that your pearly whites will stay in great condition indefinitely. Unfortunately, a dental emergency in Los Angeles can happen anytime. Here are some situations when you should contact a dentist immediately.

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How to Prevent and Treat Receding Gums in Los Angeles

July 31, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — Les Latner @ 2:26 pm

Receding gums in Los Angeles can be treated. Gum recession is what happens when your delicate periodontal (gum) tissue pulls away from where it should be, leaving the roots of the teeth exposed and putting you at risk for a host of oral health issues. At Westside Dental Associates, we see gum recession in adult patients of all ages — and we want to help prevent and treat receding gums in Los Angeles. Keep reading to find out more about keeping your gum tissue healthy in this week’s blog post!

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Hey Doc, Why Do I Need a Root Canal in Los Angeles?

July 22, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — Les Latner @ 2:26 pm

A root canal in Los Angeles rescued his tooth. Root canal (endodontic) treatment is a common restorative method for rescuing a severely decayed or damaged tooth from extraction. Have you recently been told you need a root canal in Los Angeles? It could be due to any number of factors — keep reading to find out why your Westside Dental Associates dentist, Dr. Les Latner, may recommend root canal.

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To Eat or Not to Eat? Food Tips from a Los Angeles Dentist

June 26, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — Les Latner @ 1:03 pm

When’s the last time you visited your Los Angeles dentist?

Everything you put in your mouth affects both your oral and overall health—whether it’s good or bad. Everyone knows that a healthy, balanced diet can lead to better systematic health, but very few know that a healthy diet also keeps your teeth and gums strong. Hopefully, you’ll reconsider what you choose to indulge in after reading this post about foods your Los Angeles dentist, Dr. Les Latner recommends you do and don’t eat.

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5 Signs You Need a Mouthguard from Your Los Angeles Dentist

June 15, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — Les Latner @ 8:21 pm

Your Los Angeles dentist offers custom mouthguards for bruxism. Have you ever felt overly stressed? That’s just you perceiving stress emotionally and coping with it. Do you know all the ways your body reacts to stress? One of the many ways your brain may signal your body to cope with a new stressor is teeth grinding—or bruxism. About 8% of American adults grind their teeth for various reasons. Consistent teeth grinding can become a severe problem if you don’t intervene. Whether your bruxism has been a lifelong habit or if it just started yesterday, your Los Angeles Dentist, Dr. Les Latner, wants you to understand when it’s time to seek professional help before your smile becomes damaged. Here are 5 signs that you may need a custom mouthguard from Westside Dental Associates.

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Benefit from Straight Teeth & Invisalign in West Los Angeles

May 12, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — Les Latner @ 9:32 pm

Did you know that you reduce risks of dental issues with Invisalign in West Los Angeles?At Westside Dental Associates, we love straight smiles just as much as you do! That’s why our award-winning dentist, Dr. Les Latner, offers Invisalign in West Los Angeles. We understand that it may be embarrassing for some patients to undergo a straightening treatment that includes metal brackets and wires. With Invisalign clear aligners, you don’t have to worry about that at all and still can reap all the benefits of a straight smile.

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Your Cosmetic Dentist in West Los Angeles Weighs Options

May 2, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — Les Latner @ 9:28 pm

A consultation is the first step to a better smile from your cosmetic dentist in West Los Angeles. There are a countless number of patients that are unhappy with their smiles. Unfortunately, this means that there are countless people that feel less than confident about themselves. Here at Westside Dental Associates, we have a well-known cosmetic dentist in West Los Angeles that has actually built a reputation as one of the best in this area. Dr. Les Latner is here to help you choose between your next smile improvements: porcelain veneers or dental crowns.

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