How Oral Health Translates to Total Health

How diligent are you with your oral health and hygiene routine? Do you ever have a long day at work and decide that you just don’t feel like brushing your teeth before falling into bed? Or maybe you’re hit or miss about flossing your teeth every time you brush. If this sounds like you, you’re Continue Reading >>

How Crown Lengthening Can Give You a Brighter Smile

Nicole Kidman. Katie Couric. Jerry Seinfeld. What do these people have in common, besides talent, success, and a killer work ethic? The answer? Gummy smiles. They’re not alone. Gummy smiles, otherwise known as “excessive gingival exposure” or “excessive gingival display,” affect approximately 10% of the population aged 20 to 30 years old. When we think Continue Reading >>

5 Serious Complications from Impacted Wisdom Teeth

The very last molars at the back of the mouth are called “wisdom teeth” because they tend to emerge much later than other teeth, typically in the late teens or early 20’s. Some scientists believe that these late-blooming teeth exist because our ancient ancestors had longer skulls and jawbones that could accommodate the extra teeth. Continue Reading >>

When is the Right Time for a Gum Graft?

Nothing feels worse than being self-conscious about your smile. More often than not, gum recession can lead to a loss in smile confidence. Gum recession (also known as “gingival recession”) refers to the loss of gum tissue along the gumline. Gum loss can make your gums appear uneven or unhealthy depending on how severe the Continue Reading >>

How Stem Cell Therapy is Revolutionizing Periodontistry

Consider the following scenario: treatment innovations have led to the discovery of a scientifically-proven method that increases your body’s own healing capabilities while decreasing the risk of post-operative complications. This method not only helps improve healing outcomes, but doesn’t require any medicines, chemicals, or donor cells. Does this type of innovation seem too good to Continue Reading >>

The True Toll of Gum Disease on Your Dental Health

It seems like everyone in Los Angeles is concerned with having a bright smile, but good oral health is equally important as a beautiful smile. Although it’s generally understood that poor dental care can lead to cavities, there are more serious health problems that can result from poor oral hygiene. If you don’t take proper Continue Reading >>

Avoid These 3 Mistakes to Prevent a Dry Socket

From baby teeth to wisdom teeth, the evolution of our teeth marks the journey from being an infant to becoming an adult. And while tooth loss is a normal part of childhood, adult tooth loss in Los Angeles is usually caused by decay, injury, and/or impacted wisdom teeth. Your teeth are made up of two Continue Reading >>

When It’s Time to Let Go of a Tooth

No adult wants to lose a tooth, but sometimes an extraction is the only choice to preserve both oral and general health. Infected teeth and gums are not only a problem themselves, but they can create a cascade of health issues. The bacterial infection can spread to other teeth, and even to the rest of Continue Reading >>

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