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Dr. Latner Detects Cavities Early with DIAGNOdent

June 20, 2012

In our last post, we talked about how tooth-colored fillings can help us restore smile affected by decay. In this post, we’re going to introduce you to a unique tool Dr. Les Latner is using every day to catch decay before it becomes a serious problem. It’s called DIAGNOdent.

How Does DIAGNOdent Work?

Using a laser, DIAGNOdent examines the surfaces of teeth for signs of decay, matching what it finds against a health baseline reading. When it finds something that differs from that initial healthy reading, a sound is emitted, indicating that decay may be present.

As a benefit for you, finding decay early means shallower, simpler fillings that let you preserve more of your natural smile. And when used in combination with X-rays, it provides Dr. Latner with a clearer understanding of your total oral health so that we can make even better treatment decision for you going forward.

Learn More About DIAGNOdent Today

Want to learn more? You can do so in a couple of ways. First, you can visit the official page for DIAGNOdent. You can also our own website, where you can learn more about DIAGNOdent and all our great services.  And lastly, you can give our office a call. We’d be happy to answer any of your questions, in addition to scheduling a visit for you with Dr. Latner.

Westside Dental Associates is located in Los Angeles and serve patients from West Los Angeles, Westwood, Santa Monica, Rancho Park, Culver City, Beverly Hills, Venice, Marina del Rey, and surrounding areas.

Stop Decay and Restore Your Smile with Tooth-Colored Fillings from Westside Dental Associates

June 13, 2012

Most patients have trouble with tooth decay at some point. That’s why fillings are a standard part of any dental office. But even with so many offices offering fillings, not every office offers tooth-colored fillings.

Tooth-colored fillings are a cosmetic alternative to traditional amalgam fillings. Instead of using a combination of metals, including mercury, to repair teeth and stop decay, tooth-colored fillings use strong composite resins to restore smiles.

What does that mean for you?

It means a healthier smile that also looks completely natural. That’s because composite resins can be custom-shaded to match the color of your smile. As a result, no one but you and Dr. Latner will ever have to know that you’ve had fillings.

As an added benefit, you can look forward to your tooth-colored fillings last just as long as amalgam fillings would. What’s more, tooth-colored fillings actually bond to teeth, supporting their natural structure instead of just acting as a barrier to decay. This keeps teeth stronger and helps prevent bacterial reinvasion.

Would you like to learn more about how tooth-colored fillings can help you restore your smile? Call Westside Dental Associates today with your questions or to schedule an appointment. Dr. Latner serves patients from Los Angeles, West Los Angeles, Westwood, Santa Monica, Rancho Park, Culver City, Beverly Hills, Venice, Marina del Rey, and surrounding areas.

Creating New Smiles with the Give Back a Smile Program

June 6, 2012

As a dedicated Los Angeles cosmetic dentist, Dr. Les Latner takes great pride in creating beautiful smiles for his patients. But as important as every smile is, some are more precious than others. That’s why Dr. Latner is proud to participate in the Give Back a Smile program from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Restoring Vulnerable Smiles, Free of Charge

If you’ve never heard of it before, the Give Back a Smile program is dedicated to helping survivors of domestic abuse reclaim their lives and their smiles with free cosmetic dentistry treatment. Because a beautiful, functional smile is important for more than just self-confidence, Dr. Latner is happy to provide treatment to those in need.

Our cosmetic dentistry services include:

These are some of the most popular and effective cosmetic dentistry services available anywhere, and through the Give Back a Smile program, domestic abuse survivors have access to them completely free of charge.

What’s more, in honor of all of his work in the Los Angeles area, Dr. Latner was recently given a special award from the AACDCF for his work with domestic abuse survivors.

Would you like to learn more about the Give Back a Smile program? Visit them at their website here or call them at (800)773-4227. You can also explore Dr. Latner’s cosmetic dentistry options by exploring our site, or you can give us a call with your questions or to schedule a visit. Dr. Latner serves patients from Los Angeles, West Los Angeles, Westwood, Santa Monica, Rancho Park, Culver City, Beverly Hills, Venice, Marina del Rey, and surrounding areas.

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