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Dr. Les Latner's Dental Blog

Get the Beautiful Smile You’ve Always Desired with Invisalign

November 18, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — Les Latner @ 3:24 pm

woman pointing at teeth smilingA beautiful smile is just as synonymous with the city of Los Angeles as palm trees and Lakers basketball. When your teeth aren’t straight, though, you just don’t feel as confident about your smile, causing you to withdraw. But the reality is that your smile can shine just as bright as the stars of Hollywood. Invisalign offers an avenue to achieve the look you desire.

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Confused About Dental Terms? Here Is a Quick Primer!

October 20, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — Les Latner @ 10:11 pm

examining dictionaryAre you a word nerd? If not, you probably don’t know all the dental terms that relate to your oral health. Even if you love words, though, you still might be a little foggy on the meanings of certain words and phrases as they relate to oral health. Don’t worry — your friendly dentist is here to guide you through the ABCs of caring for that stunning smile of yours!

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Eating Disorders Damaging Your Oral Health? Your Dentist Can Help

October 13, 2017

Filed under: General Dentistry — Les Latner @ 8:44 pm

Close up of teethYour dietary habits have a large impact on your overall and oral health. Nothing is more detrimental to both than eating disorders. While many are aware of the consequences that these disorders can have on your health, few understand the implications that are produced for your teeth and gums. The harmful habits associated with the poor nutritional choices can deplete your body of vital nutrients, causing significant damage to the teeth and gums. To restore your oral health, you will need the help of a trusted dentist.
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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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