Will A Deep Cleaning Stop Gingivitis?

scaling and root planing to stop gingivitis

A routine cleaning every six months allows a dentist to prevent gum issues by removing plaque from the smile. However, should plaque and tartar buildup grow severe and lead to inflamed gum tissues, you may need more than a simple cleaning. In today’s blog, your Los Angeles, CA, dentist explains how a deep cleaning, also known as a scaling and root planing, could stop gingivitis.


How Do I Stop Snoring?

Do you often snore at night? In addition to driving your significant other crazy, this could potentially be a warning sign of an issue known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). In today’s blog, your Los Angeles, CA, dentist looks at the factors behind snoring, and when you should contact our office for treatment! In addition, we’re going to look at how a custom oral appliance could provide relief.


The Dangers Of Gum Disease

Our goal is to help ensure the continued health, comfort, and function of smiles in Los Angeles, CA, and surrounding communities. As part of this approach, we want our patients to understand the dangers of issues like gum disease, and what steps you can take to help prevent the disease. In addition, we’re going to look at how we manage periodontal issues to help you avoid complications like adult tooth loss!


Sleep Apnea – A Bigger Threat than You Might Realize

Obstructive sleep apnea, commonly known as just sleep apnea, is a disorder that many people have without realizing it. However, as a sleep breathing disorder, it can have a significant impact on the quality of your sleep, and over time, your overall quality of life. Fortunately, there are ways to determine if you may be suffering from sleep apnea, and several things that could warn you of it even if you don’t suspect it. Today, we examine a few of these warnings, and why they indicate a much bigger threat than you might expect. (more…)

A Brief Look at TMJ Disorder

Whether it’s just a slight discomfort in your jaws, an occasional popping and clicking sensation, or severe bouts of discomfort and an inability to function properly, TMJ disorder can affect your jaw in many different ways. Short for temporomandibular joint disorder, TMJ disorder impacts one or both of the joints that power your jaw’s movement. It can lead to a wide range of discomforts, including chronic headaches and migraines, in addition to severe discomfort in your jaw joints and muscles. Today, we take a look at why, and how we may be able to help you find relief from the chronic discomfort. (more…)

A Few Warning Signs that You Have Bruxism

When you grind your teeth occasionally, there’s usually nothing to worry about. Yet, when you grind your teeth consistently, it may be a sign that you have an actual bruxism problem (chronic teeth-grinding). Bruxism is more common than many people might expect, and for those who have it, it isn’t always easy to detect and diagnose. You may only notice that you grind your teeth every once in a while, but the truth is that it occurs multiple times every day, and sometimes more often at night. If you experience any of the following symptoms in addition to grinding your teeth, then it may be time to schedule a visit to address your bruxism. (more…)