Welcome to part two in our blog series about family dental care in Los Angeles. In our first blog we wrote about some of the dental concerns associated with the younger members of your family. Now it is time to take a look at the older members. Dental care is an important matter for children because they are so prone to to cavities; however, adults have their own set of concerns when it comes to taking care of their teeth.
Family dental care is an important matter for us here at Westwood Dental Smiles. We would like for our office in Los Angeles to be a one stop destination for all your dental needs, medical and cosmetic. Even though every member of your family has their own needs, we have the equipment and technology to take care of them.
Just because you are out of the years you are most likely to get cavities doesn’t mean you can stop being concerned with dental care. As a matter of fact, age and wear-and-tear alone are enough to give you concern about the health of your teeth.
Tooth decay is by far the most common dental concern, but it is not the only ailment you need to worry about. Teeth staining, for example, doesn’t necessarily affect the health or functionality of your teeth, but it affect how you feel about the way you look. A confident smile is essential for effective interpersonal communication. It is how you show you are comfortable with yourself and open to others. If you are unwilling to smile because of teeth yellow by years of use, then you may come across as shy or unfriendly, which could hold you back in your personal and professional life.
Your daily habits could be the cause of stained teeth. If you are a big coffee drinker, that could the culprit. Bad habits, like smoking, take a serious toll on your teeth, as well, not only leaving stains, but increasing your chances of getting tooth decay and gum disease.
Of course, cutting back on your coffee consumption and quitting smoking will help keep your smile shining and bright, but if your teeth are already stained, then you can come to Westwood Dental Smiles for a teeth whitening solution. For immediate whitening results, we provide the Zoom whitening system, which uses ultraviolet light to activate the whitening gel to give you noticeably whiter teeth in just one visit. If you have deep stains, then KöR Deep Bleaching system may be your solution. KöR starts with an in-office treatment, but then it continues with at-home treatments to give you the most effective teeth whitening experience.
For some adults teeth alignment may be an issue. For whatever reason, you did not get braces when you were a teenager, and now you feel it would be too embarrassing to have shiny metal wires and brackets attached to your teeth. Luckily, we have a solution. Invisalign invisible braces.
Invisalign is a series of teeth aligners, similar to a retainer, that fit over your tooth and are fully removable. These aligners will periodically be switched out to gradually move your teeth into alignment, and aside from being nearly invisible, they provide a variety of benefits over traditional braces. For example, since they are removable, you can take them out to eat and brush your teeth. This means you will have no restrictions on your diet, and you will have less of a chance of developing cavities because your oral hygiene routine is not inhibited by wire and brackets attached to your teeth.
Missing teeth are probably the greatest concern for the oldest members of your family. Dentures, partial or full, are the most common and well known form of tooth replacement. Even though dentures simulate the look and basic function of your teeth, they do nothing to protect your jaw from bone deterioration. They also tend to slide around in your mouth and fall out when you laugh or eat. Dentures are definitely better than putting up with missing teeth, but they bring a host of problems with them, so for a more natural feeling tooth replacement, try dental implants.
Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically place into your jaw where they will bond with the bone, making a new root. A dental crown will then be placed on the post to give you a new tooth that looks, feels and acts just like a natural tooth.
Dental implants can also be used to anchor a set of dentures. So if you are missing a whole row of teeth, you do not have to get in implant for each individual missing tooth.
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