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How to Stop Bad Breath in Its Tracks

September 29, 2020

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Have you been struggling with bad breath? So do a lot of other people. Approximately 80 million Americans are suffering from chronic halitosis that usually originates from the tongue or the gums. Even though it is incredibly common, bad breath can be frustrating to deal with and even embarrassing when you have to speak to others. Fortunately, there are many different steps you can take to reduce halitosis and prevent it from even occurring in the first place. Continue reading for some helpful tips from your dentist.

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Can A Brighter Smile Help You Land a Better Job?

August 10, 2020

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Confident man in suit smiles after teeth whitening in Beverly Hills

Everyone wants a beautiful smile that they’re proud to show off. However, a dazzling set of pearly whites can improve your quality of life in numerous ways. From boosting your self-confidence to changing how others perceive your personality, your smile plays a huge role in nearly every aspect of your life. In fact, studies suggest that a brighter set of pearly whites can help you land your dream job, while less-than-stellar teeth can end up hurting your chances of professional success. Read on to learn how teeth whitening in Beverly Hills can help you advance your career with a beautiful smile.

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Safety First: 4 Common Questions from People Who Are At-Risk for COVID-19

May 15, 2020

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At-risk patient being treated at Beverly Hills dental office

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to many people being as cautious as possible, especially if they are considered to be at a higher risk of catching the disease than others. People who are at-risk for developing severe symptoms from the virus need to make sure that they are social distancing and practicing excellent hand hygiene as much as possible. Because there isn’t yet a cure for the coronavirus, many at-risk people have questions about what they should be doing to stay safe. Fortunately, your Beverly Hills dental office has answered 4  of the most common of these questions.

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Are Sensitive Teeth a Dental Emergency During Quarantine?

March 11, 2020

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Pained woman touches her face after eating ice cream with sensitive teeth

Tooth sensitivity can be an annoying, uncomfortable, and inconvenient symptom, especially if your dentist is currently only taking dental emergencies because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thankfully, there are plenty of easy ways you may be able to treat this troublesome situation at home during quarantine until their office reopens. However, sensitive teeth are sometimes a warning sign of a larger oral health issue that requires immediate care. Your Beverly Hills, CA dentist explains how to tell if your tooth sensitivity can be treated at home or if it needs urgent dental care right away.

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Discover Your Options for Affordable Dental Care

January 4, 2020

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tooth and money in hand for dental insurance in Beverly HillsEveryone deserves a healthy, beautiful smile; however, only 41% of people feel they have good dental health. While they care for their teeth and gums at home, over 25% of people delay seeing their dentist despite the American Dental Association recommending routine appointments at least every 6 months. Although there are various barriers preventing people from visiting their dentist, 69% of Americans say the cost is a significant obstacle standing in their way. While dentistry can be expensive, there are several solutions to keep your care affordable, like using your dental insurance in Beverly Hills. There are also multiple financing options to help you achieve a healthy smile without breaking the bank.

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Ease Your Dental Anxiety With Sedation Dentistry

December 27, 2019

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According to the American Dental Association, one main reason why adults in America don’t visit their dentist is because they’re afraid to. Fear, anxiety, and worry are three emotions that can have a drastic impact on your mental and physical health and keep you from picking up the phone and receiving the dental care that you need. Fortunately, you’re not alone, which is why your sedation dentist in Beverly Hills offers multiple solutions to help you feel comfortable, safe, and relaxed while getting the care that you need. Read on to learn how sedation dentistry can benefit you.

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6 Reasons Why You Should See Your Beverly Hills Dentist for Checkups Every 6 Months

July 26, 2019

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family dentist

When was the last time you visited your dentist? The answer should be some time within the last 6 months. If it’s been longer than that, now is the perfect time to schedule your biannual checkup with your Beverly Hills dentist. It doesn’t take very long, and it provides a lot more benefits than just getting your teeth all nice and clean. Keep reading to learn 6 reasons why you should see your dentist at least twice a year.

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An Emergency Dentist in Beverly Hills, CA Lets You Know How to Handle Common Dental Dilemmas

June 10, 2019

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person holding their jaw in pain

Do you know what you’d do if you accidentally knocked out or chipped a tooth? Being prepared for dental dilemmas can be the difference between saving and losing a tooth. When you can act quickly and confidently, an emergency dentist can help relieve your pain and restore your smile to its full health. Plus, when you have a plan in place, it can help you feel calmer and more collected when handling the situation. Because accidents aren’t completely preventable, the best you can do is know what to do while making your way to the dentist. Read on for a list of common emergencies and how to handle them.

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How to Use Lumineers to Get a Perfect Smile in Beverly Hills

May 17, 2019

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close-up of a woman smiling

Have you ever watched a red-carpet award show and been jealous of the movie stars’ smiles? They all seem to have effortlessly perfect straight and white teeth. It might make you self-conscious about any flaws in your own smile. Fortunately, these days anyone can achieve a beautiful “Hollywood” smile thanks to veneers or Lumineers. Let’s look at how these cosmetic dentistry procedures can give you the perfect smile in Beverly Hills.

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Damaged Tooth? Learn How Beverly Hills Same Day Crowns Can Be Achieved with CEREC

April 8, 2019

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a dental crown

Walking around with damaged or severely decayed teeth is not a good idea. Not only can it lead to additional damage, infection, or breakage, but you also run the risk of losing your tooth altogether. With so many solutions available today, there’s no reason not to have treatment. One of the most effective ways to fix a damaged tooth is with Beverly Hills same day crowns. Using CEREC technology, you can walk in with a problematic tooth and walk out with a fully restored smile. Find out more about this new and improved technology and its benefits.

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