“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?”

“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?”