“What Is Laser Gum Treatment?”

Laser Gum treatment is an exciting treatment modality for treating and managing gum disease. Laser dentistry has been around for two decades, it is very useful in many applications on soft or hard tissues: the focused energy allows for precision treatment while minimizing pain and recovery time. Although only 6 to 7% of dental practices utilize laser technology so far, you may benefit greatly from … Continue reading “What Is Laser Gum Treatment?”

“Do I Have A Gummy Smile?”

Do you have a gummy smile? Do your teeth appear too small, or there is too much gum showing? Aesthetic crown lengthening is a procedure which could  improve your smile if you selectively decide to change the proportion of your teeth and gum. Before lengthening: After Lengthening: Your teeth are secured to your jaw via root structures that extend from the teeth into jaw bone. … Continue reading “Do I Have A Gummy Smile?”

“Am I Smoking My Teeth Away?”

There is no way around it: smoking and drinking have a detrimental effect on your dental health, in addition to the rest of your body’s health. There could be arguments about the benefits of a glass of red wine or the medical use of marijuana, but as your health provider, my message is to encourage a clean , healthy drug-free way of living! When you … Continue reading “Am I Smoking My Teeth Away?”

“Is Laughter Medicinal?”

Is there a hidden secret to beat the economic crunch on health care? Ha Ha Ha! Laughter is one’s best nature’s medicines! Research has shown that laughter offers tremendous health benefits, from strengthening the immune system to increase the pain threshold. Laughter is one of the body’s most common natural responses to stress management, setting in early in a person’s life. A child can laugh … Continue reading “Is Laughter Medicinal?”

“Diabetes and Dental Problems?”

We all clean our teeth with tooth brushes, but how do you clean the tooth brush that cleans your teeth? Diabetes is a serious health condition for a large segment of the population, which can cause problem of your eyes, heart, kidneys, nerves and blood vessels. Los Angeles (the city I live and love) has the highest diabetes-related amputation rate in the country! My father-in-law had a … Continue reading “Diabetes and Dental Problems?”

“What Is Smile Design?”

When you smile, the corners of the mouth upturn, eyes begin twinkling and positive emotion radiates. A person’s smile is a pleasant, agreeable part of their appearance and facial characteristics; a person’s smile is the window to their heart! Dental components like teeth and gum do play an important role in a smile. In today’s society, if a person’s dental components are not healthy or … Continue reading “What Is Smile Design?”

“Do I Need Laughing Gas?”

“May I have some laughing gas please?” is a popular request among the “high anxiety” or “wants to get away” group. Nitrous oxide gas (nitrous oxide and oxygen (N20-02)) is affectionately known as “laughing gas” due to its euphoric qualities when inhaled. Discovered in 1772 by Humphrey Davy, he had this to say about its effects: “On the day when the inflammation was the most troublesome, … Continue reading “Do I Need Laughing Gas?”

“What About White Wine?”

Respite with Chardonnay, sip the stress away! It’s carefree time. On the other side of the coin, white wine can also make your cosmetic dentist frown for your dulling smile. We are talking about the tooth stain effect from  white wine – what’s that, you ask? White wine stains your teeth? You probably are already aware that certain foods can cause staining and discoloration to … Continue reading “What About White Wine?”

“What About Oral Cancer?”

Cancer is devastating, never a pleasant life experience. We can work on prevention and early detection to fight the cancer. Oral cancer kills roughly one person per hour in America, more than 34,000 Americans will be diagnosed this year and only half will be alive in 5 years. If you expand the oral cancer to the larynx and the data to world wide, over 400,000 … Continue reading “What About Oral Cancer?”