Julie Valentine DDS Blog
June 10, 2019
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.(more…)
May 17, 2019
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.(more…)
April 8, 2019
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.(more…)
March 25, 2019
Did you know that dentists alone detect around 84% of oral cancers each year? Your dentist in Beverly Hills can perform an oral cancer screening in a matter of minutes during your routine checkup. This screening allows your dentist to catch issues while they are still small, which leads to better chances of a full recovery after cancer. Keep reading to learn more about oral cancer screenings and what you can expect during the process.(more…)
February 28, 2019
Your gums should be a complement for your smile, a simple framework for your beautiful teeth. But what if your gums try to steal the show? If you have excess gum tissue, your teeth may look disproportionately small and short, leading to what is often referred to as a “gummy smile.” Fortunately, laser gum recontouring (sometimes called crown lengthening) is able to gently remove the superfluous tissue and reveal and well-balanced grin that you’re eager to show off. Let’s discuss some of the benefits of this remarkable cosmetic treatment.(more…)
January 21, 2019
In years past, if you wanted to straighten your teeth, you had to wear metal brackets on your teeth for a few years. Not anymore. Did you know that many celebrities have used Invisalign to perfect their smiles? Oprah Winfrey, Zac Efron, Tom Cruise, Keira Knightley, Serena Williams, and Kate Middleton are just some of the famous people who have trusted Invisalign with their smiles. Why? What makes Invisalign the popular choice for straightening teeth among these people who are always in the spotlight? Well, they want to be camera ready, even while they correct the flaws in their smiles. With Invisalign, they were able to get the results they wanted, and you can, too. Here are 5 good reasons to choose Invisalign in Beverly Hills.(more…)
December 20, 2018
If you are missing a tooth, you likely know that you have several tooth replacement options. But one option doesn’t just simply put a placeholder prosthetic where your tooth used to be; it actually has a positive impact on you and can give you fully restored strength, function, and health. What is this option? Dental implants. If you haven’t already, you need to consider this solution seriously and learn more about it. Check out this helpful information about four things you may not know about dental implants in Beverly Hills.(more…)
November 13, 2018
Here in Beverly Hills, there’s a lot of emphasis on health and wellness. Unfortunately, many adults fail to take care of one of the most important aspects of general wellbeing: their teeth and gums. It may surprise you to learn that oral and overall health are inextricably linked, especially when it comes to gum disease. This chronic condition can take a toll on an otherwise healthy body, starting with the heart. Keep reading to learn more about why sometimes, caring for your health starts means starting with your mouth.
October 15, 2018
Getting dental insurance is a great way to invest in your healthy and lasting smile. Making the most out of your plan can require a little bit of strategic planning, though — and your dentist is there to help you do just that! As the end of the year approaches, it is important to remember that unused insurance benefits typically do not roll over to the next period. Fortunately, there is still time to rescue what you haven’t taken advantage of in 2018. Keep reading to learn more about how!
September 15, 2018
When a tooth has gone missing, there’s no better replacement than dental implants. This option takes care of the missing tooth as well as the supportive root structure, giving you a sturdy and long-lasting prosthetic tooth. However, not everyone is eligible for dental implants. If you are, it’s great news for your smile — keep reading to find out more about why and how to know which tooth replacement may be best for you!