Studio City Dental Arts Blog
May 29, 2013
Gum diseases are very common. In fact, around 75 percent of Americans will develop a form of gum disease at least once in their lives. Just like any other type of dental disease, gum diseases are best prevented rather than treated.
What are the different types of gum diseases?
Gum diseases come in different forms — gingivitis and periodontitis.
May 7, 2013
If there is something which your dentist wants you to understand and care for deeply, then that would be keeping your teeth free from cavities. Cavities, even the tiniest ones, may seem harmless but they have the ability to make their way into the pulp region of your tooth and cause teeth sensitivity to an abscessed tooth. In essence, if you want to keep yourself from feeling all the pain and discomfort that comes with a decayed tooth, then you need to make sure that you don’t get cavities to begin with.
April 28, 2013
The scariest thing about losing teeth is that you cannot re-grow them. Fortunately, dental implants are now possible. Dental implants are titanium screws which are drilled into the space vacated by the lost tooth. The implants are anchored not deep within the bone tissues. Over a period of time, titanium fuses with the bone tissue which adds to the stability of the dental implant.
April 16, 2013
Your child’s first trip to the dentist is probably the most crucial visit in his or her entire lifetime. This first visit will set the tone of his or her receptiveness to dental care all the way into his or her adult life. You’ve heard of adults who avoid having to go to the dentist at all cost simply because they had a very traumatic experience at the dentist’s chair when they were young. And if you think that you can just skirt away with having to go on dental check-ups, you’re very much wrong. Dentists have noticed a trend among children who didn’t receive proper dental care growing up and having lots of dental problems.
March 27, 2013
While the field of dentistry and medicine have improved in leaps and bounds within the past few decades, people centuries ago viewed something as common as toothaches and other dental conditions as magical and evil to say the least. The dental cures listed in this article may do little to ease your toothache, but it is nice to look back at how society viewed dental conditions and how they tried to address them a thousand years back.
March 18, 2013
Almost the entire adult population has dealt with cavities, so it’s common for a person to have undergone a filling procedure at least once in his or her lifetime. But while drilling and filling procedures may seem effective in warding off further tooth damage, it’s actually still possible for bacteria to cause further damage even if an existing cavity has already been filled. This can lead to excruciating pain, especially when the pulp region is already affected.
But so what if the pulp region is affected? This would actually necessitate one of the most dreaded procedures in the entire world of dentistry – a root canal. Although the bulk of dental procedures have become relatively pain-free with the help of technology, the mere mention of a root canal procedure is enough to scare even the bravest of people. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, root canals are needed in situations where the pulp region becomes exposed either because of cavities or cracks. More than 14 million root canal procedures are done each year.
What makes root canals so terrifying? In the past, dentists would have to drill from the crown down into the pulp region in order to clean out all of the infected tissues. However, a new procedure has been developed which could replace root canals in general. The technique called direct pulp capping is faster than the standard root canal procedure, requires less use of the drill and can salvage more of the affected tooth.
Wisdom teeth hurt once they start erupting and, most of the time, they have to be removed either because they cause discomfort or they push against neighboring teeth. Other than signifying that we are mature, what are the functions of our wisdom teeth?
Wisdom teeth emerge between the ages of 17 to 25, a period which is known as the “age of wisdom.” While there are individuals whose wisdom teeth manage to come in without causing any problem, a majority of the population struggles with these molars. In fact, most of these people who have troubles with their wisdom teeth do not get them in at all. The molars stay impacted underneath the gums and must be extracted in order to keep one’s mouth healthy and ward off any pain that might result.
December 14, 2012
Most kids are afraid of the dentist even if dental practices such as ours have caring dentistry for kids. Helping your child get over dental phobia is important, and you can reduce unfavorable visits to our dentist in Studio City by preventing the leading cause of tooth aches in children—tooth decay.
Tooth decay happens when bacteria from food particles left in the teeth begin eating away at a tooth’s enamel. Because children generally have a poor record when it comes to oral hygiene and are likely to enjoy sweets and foods rich in carbohydrates, they are at higher risk of tooth decay. Fortunately for children and parents alike, this is one dental problem that is treatable and preventable.
December 7, 2012
As dentists, we recognize the advantages of having a complete and healthy set of teeth. We also know how important it is for parents that their children to benefit from good oral health. Starting your child on thorough dental care at an early age will lead to a healthier life overall.
Parents often ask our Studio City staff what they can do to help start their child on the path to a healthy smile. It can be overwhelming, especially for first-time parents, when it comes to educating children on the basics of tooth care. We advocate some guidelines to assist your children in their daily oral hygiene regimens.
November 28, 2012
There are some situations that could leave you with dental trauma. We have services to help you with your tooth trauma, but the time between the incident and getting to a dentist is crucial for your oral health. It might even mean the difference between getting a simple filling to needing dental implants. Below are some first aid tips for common to complex dental trauma: