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Can I Use Makeup to Make My Teeth Seem Whiter?

March 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — studiocitydental @ 9:07 pm
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.


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.


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.


The Impact of Eating Disorders on Oral Health

December 2, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — studiocitydental @ 3:29 am
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.


Why Can the Holidays Mean Trouble for Dental Health?

November 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — studiocitydental @ 2:43 am
plate of Christmas cookies

Whether it’s for the excitement of Christmas morning, watching Christmas movies with your friends, an extended break from working, or one of many other reasons, the holiday season definitely has a lot of fans. There are those out there, however, who see this as a concerning time of year fraught with danger – your teeth. What’s that you say? Teeth aren’t capable of independent thought? Okay, maybe you have a point. But teeth have reason to be concerned when someone isn’t diligent about their oral hygiene regimen. Your dentist in Studio City is here to explain the potential problems and how you can protect your oral health while enjoying holiday foods.  


Why Do Dental Insurance Plans Have Waiting Periods?

October 20, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — studiocitydental @ 5:12 pm
Man smiling while visiting dentist

Did you recently get dental insurance, only to realize the treatment you need has a waiting period? In short, this means a certain amount of time needs to pass before your provider will cover a portion of the cost. But why do they exist? How long do they typically last? What should you do if you need treatment right away? To learn the answers to these questions, keep reading!


Can Your Dental Health Impact Your Dating Life?

September 9, 2022

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a couple with good dental health dating in Studio City

Have you felt unlucky when it comes to the dating scene? While you might wear your best outfit or show off your charm, you may be wondering why there isn’t a callback. Have you considered maybe the explanation lies in your oral health? Not only does a clean smile affect your overall well-being, but it’s also the most appealing quality found in a partner for over 80% of people. Keep reading to learn about the link between dating and dental health, and how you can improve your pearly whites!   


You Asked, We Answered: Why Do I Have a White Film in My Mouth?

August 19, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — studiocitydental @ 11:17 am
Closeup of woman with white film on tongue

Did you recently notice a layer of white film in your mouth? Initially, you might grab your toothbrush in an attempt to get it off and get rid of the bad taste in your mouth, wondering what it is and how you can stop it the entire time. If this sounds all too familiar, then keep reading to learn about oral thrush.


5 Surprising Benefits of Smiling

August 5, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — studiocitydental @ 11:20 am
Woman with glasses smiling while sitting on couch

You know the saying, “You’re never fully dressed without a smile?” It may seem silly to focus on something as small as smiling, but this simple act can actually dramatically benefit your mental and physical well-being. To learn how, read on!


What Clues Can Your Tongue Provide About Oral Health?

July 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — studiocitydental @ 1:44 am
patient with open mouth at dentist

When you hear “oral health” it probably makes you think about your teeth, maybe even your gums. Don’t forget about your tongue, however, since it can tell you a lot about the state of your mouth. While your dentist will look at your tongue for any signs of oral cancer, there are other signals you can be on the lookout for yourself. Any significant changes in color or the development of pain and lumps may indicate a health problem. Read on to learn from your dentist in Studio City about various conditions your tongue can be in and what it means, as well as how to clean your tongue properly.

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