Julie Valentine DDS Blog
January 4, 2018
So you’ve finished your teeth whitening procedure and you’re thrilled with the results. No one would ever know that you’ve enjoyed years of coffee, tea and red wine – and you’d like to keep it that way. You may have friends who have successfully bleached their teeth, only to have them revert back to their yellow or stained appearance within months. You’d rather avoid that scenario if at all possible, but what’s the best way to do that? Aside from trying to minimize some of the staining foods in your diet, what else can you do to maintain your beautiful new smile? Here are several ideas that can extend the life of your results over the long-term.
December 15, 2017
The holidays are here! It’s a time to surround yourself around friends and family and many patients may find themselves flying out of state to see their loved ones.
Traveling is a fantastic way to rejuvenate yourself for the upcoming new year, but you must be sure to take care of your mouth before traveling. This is critical because it can help you avoid dental emergencies or having to visit an emergency dentist while on vacation.
November 15, 2017
If you’re a teen or adult looking for a straighter smile without the hassle of metal bracket and wire braces, you’re not a lone. Invisalign is one of the most popular, effective clear braces systems available, and the results possible with this orthodontic treatment are amazing. With decades of innovations and continued success, it’s no wonder Invisalign has provided flawless smiles for thousands of patients. If you want a straighter smile, keep reading to learn more about the Invisalign orthodontic process.
October 16, 2017
If you have missing teeth, the sudden gaps in your smile can feel strange. When you move your tongue around your mouth, it only finds empty spaces and the soft tissues of your unprotected gums.
When it comes to replacing your teeth, you may wonder how does it feel to have fake teeth in my mouth? Will they be similar to my natural teeth? These are common questions that your dentist hears, especially when discussing dental implants. If you’re considering getting dental implants, this post should help you better understand the process of getting new, implant-retained teeth and what they will feel like.
September 18, 2017
Last year, charcoal teeth whitening became a trend that both excited people and frightened dentists all at the same time. Touted by users as “extremely effective” and “more natural,” dentists have been trying to caution people that this method, at best, is untested. Due to the abrasive nature of charcoal, what might appear to be a cosmetic improvement may actually be the result of irreversible dental damage. Today, a cosmetic dentist discusses the possible risks of charcoal teeth whitening as well as why more traditional alternatives may be the better, safer way to get a beautiful smile. (more…)
August 22, 2017
These days, you don’t have to live with a smile you don’t absolutely love. While cosmetic dentistry was once a big investment that took a lot of time, today’s methods and procedures are more affordable and efficient than ever. If you’re thinking about how your cosmetic dentist in Beverly Hills can help your smile, there has never been a better time to find out! Keep reading to learn the top three reasons why you should make this the year you visit Dr. Julie Valentine.
July 17, 2017
Congratulations! Dr. Valentine and her team think you’re making the right decision now that you’re going to have braces. Your smile will not only be straighter but healthier, too. The only question now is what kind of braces is right for you. Traditional orthodontics with metal brackets and wires are not the only option. Dr. Valentine, your dentist in Beverly Hills, is certified to provide orthodontic care with Invisalign, a system that uses clear plastic aligners to straighten your teeth. Read on to learn more about the advantages of Invisalign and what makes this system different from traditional braces.
June 15, 2017
If you had to take a guess, what would you think is the leading cause of tooth loss among adult Americans? Yes, accidents happen, but that’s not the correct answer. Advanced gum disease, or periodontitis, leads the way. Left untreated, periodontitis can make tooth extraction unavoidable. In this case, tooth replacement is essential so you can eat, talk and smile without feeling self-conscious. Dental implants from Dr. Julie Valentine, your dentist in Beverly Hills, offer a secure and permanent solution to missing teeth. Read on to learn more about replacing missing teeth, the advantages of dental implants and the procedure.
May 15, 2017
Are you interested in teeth whitening in Beverly Hills? Maybe you think there aren’t enough hours in the day — but Dr. Julie Valentine has two options to rejuvenate your smile at the time that works best for you. Keep reading to learn more about in-office and at-home professional whitening, then schedule an appointment to get started on summer teeth whitening!
April 19, 2017
Tooth loss is a fairly common problem to occur, whether due to gum disease, decay, or trauma to the mouth. No matter the cause, an incomplete smile can quickly cause you to feel self-conscious. However, your self-esteem is not the only area to be impacted by tooth loss. To regain a confident smile, you could choose traditional forms of tooth replacement, like dentures. While these options are effective, you do have another solution with dental implants. As a dentist in Beverly Hills, Dr. Valentine offers dental implants to not only improve the appearance of your smile, but your oral and overall health as well.