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Can Dental Insurance Do Anything for Cosmetic Dentistry?

November 10, 2023

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Shiny teeth

Perhaps you’ve wondered about giving your smile a makeover but worry about having to pay for it completely out of pocket. This leads many people to ask whether their insurance ever covers cosmetic dentistry. In many cases, dental insurance will cover some cosmetic dental work, but this usually depends on whether the work is considered elective or restorative. Here’s a brief guide to what kinds of cosmetic dental work your insurance might cover.

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Avoid These Foods If You’ve Just Had Your Teeth Whitened

August 3, 2023

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a closeup of a bowl of blackberries

If you’ve just undergone teeth whitening, you’re probably feeling pretty thrilled to have unlocked a brighter smile—and with these whitened teeth come unparalleled confidence and a considerable boost to your self-esteem! However, it would be a shame for your results to become compromised sooner than expected because you simply couldn’t help but eat or drink something known to cause tooth discoloration. Here are a few things you should be certain to avoid if you’ve recently gotten your teeth whitened!

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Is it Safe to Whiten Teeth with Activated Charcoal?

July 21, 2023

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charcoal toothpaste on a toothbrush

Dental discoloration is one of the top cosmetic complaints of millions of people. Having teeth that are yellow or gray-ish in appearance can make you feel like you need to hide your smile instead of let it show. That’s why when activated charcoal teeth whitening emerged on the scene, people flocked to the fad, including influencers. Naturally, oral hygiene companies began including it in their products, like charcoal-infused toothbrush bristles and whitening toothpastes. The problem is, not much research has been done on this method of teeth whitening, and the American Dental Association and clinical researchers haven’t given it their stamp of approval.

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Veneers: The Secret to a Beach-Ready Smile

June 2, 2023

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an older couple with veneers smiling at the beach

Summer is finally in full swing, and you might have several fun things planned for you and your loved ones, including a trip down to your favorite beach. But before you hit the road, you may find yourself wondering if there’s anything you can do to improve the appearance of your pearly whites and have them looking their best for all of the pictures you’ll be taking and memories you’ll be making. Your trusted cosmetic dentist in Studio City is here to help! Keep reading to learn more about veneers and how they’re the secret to having a beach-ready smile that you’ll love showing off!

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Will I Need to Change My Diet Once I Have Veneers?

May 12, 2023

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woman with veneers holding apple

If you’re ready to transform your smile with the help of veneers, there are a few things you should know before moving forward. This form of cosmetic dentistry is extremely popular and highly effective at concealing imperfections and improving appearances, but will your diet change with veneers? To find out what you can expect when it comes to eating and ensuring you maintain a nutrient-rich diet, read on.

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What to Do If Your Veneer Falls Off

April 2, 2023

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a person visiting their dentist for veneers

When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, few treatment options are as comprehensive and impressive as veneers! These amazing little shells can fully transform teeth in terms of size, shape, and even color, and the results are simply spectacular! But unfortunately, sometimes things can happen that cause veneers to fall off, which will in turn negatively impact the smile you’ve worked so hard on. Here’s more from your dentist about what can cause veneers to fall off, along with some useful steps for addressing the issue and getting your smile back to looking its best.

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Can I Use Makeup to Make My Teeth Seem Whiter?

March 4, 2023

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a person smiling and wearing red lipstick

Your smile is often the first feature that people notice about you—meaning that you should put effort into ensuring it’s as healthy and bright as possible! But as much as consistent oral hygiene and cosmetic treatment such as teeth whitening can do for your pearly whites, did you know that the very makeup you wear can also accentuate their whiteness and make your grin seemingly glow? Keep reading to learn more about how this works, along with some suggestions for which makeup colors to consider.

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Can I Still Undergo Invisalign If I Grind My Teeth?

February 8, 2023

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a woman smiling and holding Invisalign aligners in Studio City

If you’re struggling with misaligned or crooked teeth, then you might consider getting Invisalign to straighten your smile. With this orthodontic treatment, you can be sure to enjoy a smoother and more discreet method for improving your grin. But can your nightly teeth grinding negatively impact your chances of a successful process? Keep reading to learn what can cause this to happen and how it can interfere with your Invisalign treatment.

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The Benefits of Getting a Nightguard from Your Dentist

January 19, 2023

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Woman putting a nightguard on her teeth

When you’re told that you need a nightguard to protect your teeth at night, your first thought might be to head to the store to pick one up. But while over-the-counter nightguards may be cheaper, the customized ones that your dentist provides offer several advantages that make them worth the investment. Here’s what you need to know before deciding where to get your nightguard.

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The Impact of Eating Disorders on Oral Health

December 2, 2022

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a woman barely eating any food

According to the NEDA (National Eating Disorder Association), approximately 30 million Americans suffer from an eating disorder. While these conditions can be life-threatening and affect one’s well-being significantly, they can also drastically harm one’s dental health. Fortunately, eating disorders can be discovered during routine dental checkups, which is why it’s vital to maintain your biannual visits. Read on to learn how eating disorders can negatively affect your smile and what your dentist can do to help.

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