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Are Your Dentures Ill-Fitting? Here Are Some Solutions

August 14, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Les Latner @ 4:28 pm
Woman with dentures in Los Angeles

If you have missing teeth, then you may know that dentures in Los Angeles can be lifechanging. They restore chewing ability, support facial structure, and can improve your appearance with their natural, customized look. However, if your dentures aren’t fitting properly, you probably aren’t having the same experience as you did when you first got them. Continue reading to learn some ways you can tell that your dentures aren’t fitting properly, as well as some possible solutions so you don’t need to put up with it any longer.


How to Tell If You Need Root Canal Therapy

July 20, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Les Latner @ 3:56 pm
Pained woman needs root canal therapy in Los Angeles

Do the words “root canal” send your teeth chattering in fear? While no one wants to hear that they need this common procedure, it’s important to get it done right away. Ignoring the warning signs and leaving your tooth untreated can lead to painful, serious, and permanent issues. Here’s how to tell if you need root canal therapy in Los Angeles.


Which Type of Denture is Right for Me?

July 7, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Les Latner @ 7:57 pm
Several different types of dentures in Los Angeles on white background

If you’re considering dentures in Los Angeles, you’re in good company. Did you know that Ben Affleck, Emma Watson, Clark Gable, Nichole “Snooki” Polizzi, and Jon Bon Jovi have all worn dentures at some point in their life? It just goes to show that these traditional tooth replacement options have come a long way in their ability to restore a set of beautiful, functional, and lifelike set of pearly whites. In fact, there are a variety of different types of dentures that can help you regain your confident, complete smile. Read on to learn more about your denture options and how to tell which one might be right for you!


Denture Care: How to Clean Your Dentures

June 1, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Les Latner @ 2:04 pm
Dentist cleans dentures in Los Angeles

According to the CDC, the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey found that 25% of adults over the age of 60 have lost all their teeth. Whether it was due to gum disease or decay, severe tooth loss results in difficulty chewing, strained speech, and an imperfect smile.

Fortunately, partial or full dentures have restored the teeth of roughly 41 million Americans. While they are more durable and natural than decades prior, caring for them properly is crucial to making them last. Read on for four steps to cleaning your dentures in Los Angeles.


4 Reasons You Shouldn’t Be Scared of Getting a Root Canal

May 23, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Les Latner @ 2:13 pm
Boy getting root canal therapy in Los Angeles

As you sit in the chair for your 6-month check-up, you can feel the anxiety start to kick in. All the times you were “too tired” to brush or too lazy to floss enter your mind, and you pray with everything in you that you don’t hear the words “root canal.”

According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, roughly 50% of Americans feel fear around going to the dentist. If this sounds all too familiar, here are four reasons not to be scared of your upcoming root canal therapy in Los Angeles.


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.


Want the Right Emergency Dentist for You? Ask Yourself These Questions.

March 15, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Westside Dental Associates @ 9:03 pm
A woman looking for an emergency dentist in Los Angeles.

It’s always better to be prepared during any emergency. Whether you have a serious medical condition to address or a dental emergency, having a place to call your medical/dental home makes all the difference in the world. If you’re not worried about handling an emergency at this moment, now is the time to make sure you have somewhere to call. During your search, make sure to ask yourself these four questions before you make a final decision on your go-to emergency dentist in Los Angeles.


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?


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