How Osseointegration Helps Healing

Implant LA CAOur knowledge of dental implant technology has grown significantly since the 1960s. One of the technologies that has made that possible, a process known as osseointegration, may be the most important factor in our ability to set metal posts within the bone of the jaw.

We have found scientifically that titanium specifically works incredibly well in doing this. So much so, that the first titanium post lasted over 40 years. It might have lasted longer, but that patient passed away. And that was the first use of this material for implantation! Today, your Los Angeles, CA dentist explains how this process has allowed for the development of strong and beautiful prosthetic teeth. (more…)

Bring Your Gumline Back To Life!

Gums LA CAMany Americans suffer from periodontal disease, or the infection and inflammation of the gum tissue. It is estimated that almost half of adults over the age of 30 in this country have this condition to some extent. You might notice redness and swelling prior to a full-blown infection. This is known as gingivitis, and it should not be ignored!

This infection can cause serious ramifications to your health, and is a leading cause of tooth loss. While you may feel that you can hide the progression by changing up your smile, or just not exposing your mouth to others. But it is imperative that you treat the underlying cause for the condition, rather than just attempt to cover it up. Today, your Los Angeles, CA dentist explains how a simple gum graft can renew your smile in a flash! (more…)

Defend Your Smile During Pregnancy

Pregnant LAHandling a pregnancy is more than a full time job on its own. It may seem like everywhere you turn, there is something new that you have to manage, for you, your future child, or both. But please do not ignore your oral health during this time, as you are much more susceptible to damage to your gum tissue.

Periodontal disease, or the inflammation and infection of this area, is very common among expecting patients. This can happen for a variety of reasons, so it is best that you keep an open dialog with your oral health team. Do not skip dental appointments, and as always, keep to a strict oral health care routine!

Today, your Los Angeles, CA dentist writes about the dangers that pregnant mouths commonly experience. We will go over some early warning signs so that you may be able to stem off any damage as soon as you notice any change! (more…)

The Importance Of Balanced Jaw Movement

Do you think about your jaw movement? So many of the actions we perform with the jaw can feel automatic, as you can freely move your mouth to speak and eat while thinking little of what goes into these processes. With that said, people who have issues with poor jaw alignment and movement can have a difficult time ignoring that something is wrong with their efforts at basic movement. An uneven bite can lead to persistent pain and stiffness, and it can lead to uneven wear and tear on teeth. Our Los Angeles, CA dentist’s office can take action when this problem affects you. With the right service, we can improve on your bite alignment and movement so that you are not putting unnecessary strain on your joints and muscles! (more…)

Has Bruxism Put Your Enamel At Risk?

Your dental enamel’s strength is important for protecting your smile and health over time. For people who deal with bruxism, nightly teeth grinding issues can negatively impact their appearance and health by causing potential smile damage. Continued friction from grinding and clenching will wear down this material, which can lead to chips, cracks, and other problems that can hurt your smile and oral health. Our Los Angeles, CA dentist’s office is prepared to help protect you against this problem. We can also address related issues with poor jaw alignment and movement. (more…)

Have Your Dentist Address Your Headache Troubles

What should have been a productive, normal day can become a lost one when a headache starts to affect you. The pain you feel can make it harder for you to handle your normal routine, and it can be concerning when they seem to happen more and more frequently over time. What you should know is that when this becomes a habitual issue, it can actually point to a problem that our Los Angeles, CA dentist’s office can address. You may be experiencing these headache issues because your jaw is not properly aligned, making movements painful and limited. The issues that start at your jaw can affect your face, neck, and head, which means headaches can be just one of many worries. Fortunately, we can work with you to determine how we can best resolve problems with your jaw that affect your quality of life! (more…)

How Can Treatment Manage Gum Disease?

If you have problems with your periodontal health, your vulnerability to oral health and even general health complications can be greater than you realize. Proper care in response to this issue is important. Without the right care, your infection can progress in severity, raising your risk for tooth loss as well as the harmful spread of bacteria. At our Los Angeles, CA oral health practice, we can provide different solutions for problems with gum disease. The support we offer ranges from care to remove harmful bacteria from your teeth roots to more involved forms of support. That advanced care can include careful periodontal surgery and even work to permanently replace teeth lost as a consequence of your infection. (more…)

Sleep Issues To Bring To Your Dentist

What kind of subjects should you talk about with your dentist? Cavity prevention can obviously be an important topic. Problems with limited or painful bite movements can certainly be worth discussing as well. What you might not think to mention is something that affects you while you sleep. For some, this nightly issue is with an unconscious habit of jaw grinding and clenching. For another, it will be difficulty with snoring and sleep apnea. By letting your Los Angeles, CA dentist know that these problems affect you, it becomes easier to have these troubles resolved so that they can no longer impact your quality of life! (more…)

Correcting Poor Jaw Alignment And Movement

There are different reasons why people live with persistent pain. What may surprise you is how much impact your jaw alignment and movement can have on your quality of life. When the joints are not moving or resting in proper alignment, more stress can be placed on them as well as your muscles. Over time, this tension can build to cause ongoing pain from TMJ disorder, raise your risk for teeth grinding, and cause other issues capable of lowering your quality of life. At our Los Angeles, CA dental office, we have experience treating problems with jaw pain, stiffness, and misalignment. In doing so, we can help you move past many problems with daily pain and sensitivity! (more…)

Why You Should Treat Teeth Grinding Early

Taking care of your smile is a lifelong process and one that could benefit from revisiting every once in a while. Indeed, it is important to pay attention to the types of food you consume, how often you are caring for your structures, and when you attend your routine visits. In addition to these traditional concerns, nontraditional issues such as sleep apnea or chronic teeth grinding can cause many more issues than you might expect, meaning it is important to expand your understanding of proper oral health care. In today’s blog, your Los Angeles, CA dentist discusses the impact teeth grinding has on your smile, as well as why you should treat the issue sooner rather than later.