Monthly Archives: November 2009

Conquer Your Fear of the Dentist’s Chair

We’ve all seen it a countless number of times, the tense expression on someone’s face as they say, “I have to go to the dentist today.” It almost always elicits a sympathetic response, because it’s something that many of us can relate to – a deeply rooted fear of dental work. Any dentist can explain in great detail the importance…

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Defining Cosmetic Dentistry

Ideally, any and all dental work should be performed with the aim of not only helping you feel your best, but also helping you look your best. While most dentists will have this in mind as they fit you with braces, place a bridge, or even just clean your teeth, there are some instances when having a specialist is probably…

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Dentist vs. Periodontist: How to Choose

“Do I need a periodontist or a dentist?” It’s a simple question with a surprisingly simple answer. The fact is, a periodontist is a dentist, just one with specialized skill. As with other branches of medicine, a Los Angeles dentist may specialize in a certain area. A periodontist specializes in surgical and non-surgical treatment of the bone and tissue that…

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Improve Your Smile with Gum Grafting

It”s not uncommon for me to meet people who are unhappy with their smile, but can”t pinpoint the reason why. In many cases, they may be surprised when I point out their gums. Then I tell them the good news: if receding gums are the problem, your appearance can be dramatically improved without braces or other procedures that involve many…

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Replacing Dental Bridges for Younger Patients

Many young adults are missing teeth due to genetics or have lost teeth through sports injuries or accidents. This means that there are a surprising number of people who have already had dental work to address missing teeth even before they reach middle age. Some of these people may not have been given the option of a dental implant in…

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