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Smile To Improve Your Day — And Your Health!

Smiling takes at least ten muscles, while as few as six are required for a frown. A better expression would be “smile to burn more calories,” but that isn’t the only benefit you’ll get from flashing those pearly whites more often.

Nov 16th, 2019
Loose Teeth from Gum Disease

Gum disease is a serious condition that should never be ignored. It not only affects your gum tissues, but your jaw bone and overall health as well. If you have one or more loose teeth, it’s likely that you have advanced gum disease known as periodontitis.

Nov 12th, 2019
How Clean Is Your Tongue?

“BRUSH YOUR TEETH for two full minutes twice a day and floss your teeth once a day.” You’ve probably lost count of how many times you’ve heard that, but how often have you heard that you should be cleaning your tongue every day too?

Nov 9th, 2019
Your Child in Braces

When your child returns to school it’ll be up to them to keep their teeth clean and healthy. As a parent, there are some ways to help your child be successful.

Nov 5th, 2019
Popular Kinds of Denture Adhesives

Using a good quality denture adhesive with your appliance will help hold it in place. With so many products available on the market today, you may feel overwhelmed when it comes to deciding which one to purchase.

Oct 26th, 2019
Daily Habits That Harm Our Teeth

As hard as enamel is, it’s also somewhat brittle, so we should be careful to avoid daily habits that attack that weak point. Two of the most dangerous ones are mouth breathing and nail biting.

Oct 22nd, 2019
What Is A Dry Socket and How Can I Prevent One?

A dry socket is a very painful condition that occurs when the blood clot didn’t form correctly or gets dislodged. Basically, what you have is exposed bone and even when you breathe in air, it will touch the bone and cause significant pain.

Oct 19th, 2019
How To Choose A Great Dentist

THERE ARE A NUMBER of reasons why someone might need a new dentist. If you don’t already have a dentist, it’s a good idea to choose one now so that you and your family will be ready in the event of a dental emergency.

Oct 15th, 2019
What to Do If You Lose Your Invisalign Trays

While Invisalign has a lot of benefits, the biggest burden may be the fact that you’re required to take them out to eat and keeping up with them can be a hassle. What exactly should you do if you lose your current pair of aligners?

Oct 12th, 2019
Seal Out Plaque With Sealants

BY THE TIME THEY reach kindergarten, 40 percent of children develop cavities. The main culprits are sugary snacks and poor oral hygiene. One great tool for reducing the risk of decay is dental sealants.

Oct 8th, 2019
Don’t Take A Vacation From Oral Hygiene!

WITH THE ARRIVAL OF SUMMER comes the season of family vacations and exciting trips to new places. We want to give you a few tips and reminders about taking care of your teeth while you’re away from home.

Oct 5th, 2019
Dentures Through History

TOOTH LOSS HAS BEEN a problem people have had to deal with all throughout history, and false teeth have been a solution since at least 2500 B.C.

Oct 1st, 2019
Repeat After Us: Teeth Are Not Tools

OUR TEETH ARE pretty amazing, and there’s a lot they can do. However, many people also find other uses for their teeth, which can be very dangerous. Teeth are not tools, and shouldn’t be used in place of them.

Sep 28th, 2019
How Does Swimming Affect Teeth?

HAVE YOU EVER NOTICED any extra sensitivity in your teeth after a fun afternoon swimming? You aren’t imagining things, though it usually takes more than just one trip to the local pool before there are any effects.

Sep 24th, 2019
Too Few Or Too Many Adult Teeth?

Some people have fewer teeth than they should (called hypodontia or congenitally missing teeth), while others have one or more extra (called hyperdontia or supernumerary teeth). How does this happen and what do we do about it?

Sep 21st, 2019
Teaching Kids To Take Care Of Their Smiles

BEING A PARENT WITH small children can feel so hectic that there are probably days when it’s hard to find time to brush your own teeth. That’s why we’re here to help you out with a few tips on how to help your kids develop great oral hygiene habits.

Sep 14th, 2019
The Dangers Of Chronic Teeth Grinding

GRINDING OUR TEETH briefly when we’re nervous or frustrated is pretty normal. When the grinding doesn’t stop, however, it can do a lot of damage, whether it happens during the day or while we’re asleep. This kind of chronic grinding is called bruxism.

Sep 7th, 2019
Treatments for Excessive Gum Tissues

Having a gummy smile can really put a damper on your self-esteem. If you show an excessive amount of gum tissue, there is a simple procedure that can give you the confidence you’ve always wanted.

Aug 31st, 2019
An Explanation Of Dental Insurance Benefits

Dental insurance plans are available to most patients through their employer. But what exactly are the benefits that you’re getting from having dental insurance and how does it all work? Let’s find out.

Aug 24th, 2019
Causes Of Bad Breath

Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is a condition that can be difficult to determine the cause of. Sure, it can be as simple as what you had for lunch, and will go away as soon as you brush your teeth, but what if you have persistent bad breath?

Aug 10th, 2019
Plaque, Tartar, And Your Teeth

PLAQUE AND TARTAR are two words that you probably hear a lot when you come in for a dental cleaning. You might already know that they cause tooth decay and gum disease, but do you know what they are?

Aug 3rd, 2019
It’s Time To Kick That Ice-Chewing Habit

CHEWING ICE MIGHT SEEM refreshing in the moment, but it’s not doing any favors for your teeth in the long run. Today we’re going to take a look at why ice chewing is such a common habit despite the dangers it poses, as well as what someone with this habit

Jul 27th, 2019
Taking Care Of Your Pet’s Teeth

IT’S EASY TO ASSUME that our pets don’t need dental care like we do. However, it turns out that our pets’ teeth have a very different situation than the teeth of wild animals, and they do need our help to stay healthy.

Jul 13th, 2019
Invisalign For Teenagers

Invisalign Teen clear aligner therapy gives the same results as traditional Invisalign with the added benefit of having a built-in tracking feature.

Jul 6th, 2019
How To Keep Your OSA/Snoring Appliance Clean

Oral appliances can collect germs, plaque and tartar buildup just like your natural teeth. Since the mouth is a breeding ground for bacteria, it’s important to clean your appliance every time after using it. Here are some tips and tricks.

Jun 29th, 2019
What to Look for When Choosing an Electric Toothbrush

An electric toothbrush is much more efficient at cleaning your teeth than a manual one. However, with so many options available on the market, it can be confusing when trying to decide which one is the best for you.

Jun 22nd, 2019
Simple Extraction vs. Surgical Extraction

When having to get a tooth pulled, you may be told that the procedure will need to be a “surgical” extraction rather than a “simple” one. What does this mean to you, and what are the differences in the two procedures?

Jun 15th, 2019
Enamel Hypoplasia

WE ALL WANT a perfect, pearly-white smile. Sometimes all it takes is a good brushing and flossing habit and regular dental visits, but not everyone is lucky enough to have naturally strong teeth that are easy to take care of.

Jun 8th, 2019
Defeating Bad Breath

Even when everything else is going perfectly, bad breath can be enough to ruin your confidence and turn a good experience sour. Why do we get bad breath, and what can we do to stop it?

Jun 1st, 2019
Why Are My Teeth So Sensitive?

IS A SIMPLE SPOONFUL of ice cream enough to make you cringe because of the pain in your teeth? Do you have to be careful when you drink hot coffee that none of it touches your chompers?

May 25th, 2019
How to Get Relief from Sensitive Teeth

Sensitive teeth are a common complaint here in Encino. Fortunately, there’s an effective solution out there that can reduce your dental sensitivity, depending on the cause. Here are some of the best ways to treat sensitive teeth.

May 19th, 2019
6 Foods to Eat for a Healthier Smile

If you want to enjoy better oral health, there’s no better way to improve things than by brushing and flossing frequently. But there’s more to your cavity risk than just how much you brush. Your diet is also an important factor in your oral health.

May 5th, 2019
A Pain-Free Dental Implant Procedure

Although getting an implant placed in your jaw sounds painful, it really isn’t! Your mouth will be totally numb around the dental implant site so that you don’t feel anything during the procedure. If you’re still not convinced, it can help to know that yo

Apr 28th, 2019
The Truth About Brushing

Brushing your teeth is more than just keeping halitosis in check and getting rid of visible food particles. Your toothbrush is a tool that can help you stay healthy, not just for your teeth, but for your whole body.  Are you doing it right?

Apr 21st, 2019
What Types of Sedation Dentistry are There?

Encino Dental Studio offers comfortable sedation dentistry options to help you feel relaxed and worry-free about your dental treatment. When you come in for a sedation dentistry consultation, we’ll discuss which option is best for you.

Apr 14th, 2019
Managing Pain After Having A Tooth Extracted

Your post-op tooth extraction experience may be different from the next person. Some people sail right through the healing process, while others struggle. Here are some tips to help with the pain.

Apr 7th, 2019
Know the Signs of Gum Disease

Gum disease can be tricky to recognize because it can sneak up on you over time. Something that seems normal in your mouth may not be a good thing. It could actually be a sign that you have gum disease and need to see our dentist in Encino.

Mar 31st, 2019