Have a tongue piercing? Thinking of getting one?

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Dental problems related to piercings have risen while tongue and lip piercings have grown in popularity amongst young adults. It may be cool and set you apart, but you’re asking for trouble too if you’re not careful. It may not happen right away, but one study showed that within four years of wearing a tongue…



You might think that exercise is just monotonous and boring, and hard to do all the time, and just becomes rote after a while, but have you tried Yoga? Yoga can benefit you and your body’s well-being in many many ways you wouldn’t think of, and it’s multitude of poses and focus on self improvement…

Laser Periodontal Treatment – Good for Your Gums


Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a serious problem that affects an estimated 80 percent of American adults. If your teeth feel sensitive or loose, or if you experience swollen or bleeding gums this could be a sign that you have periodontal gum disease. Periodontal gum disease can cause chronic and permanent bad breath. If…

Give Your Smile the Gift of a Makeover with Porcelain Veneers

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This holiday season treat your smile right and bright with a smile makeover. Porcelain Veneers can help most problems you have with your teeth, whether cosmetic or not. They can even help straighten your teeth without the need for braces, and also cover up cracked, damaged and discolored teeth, and considerably brighten your smile. Just…

Is Chocolate Better for Your Teeth Than Flouride?

Categories: Oral Hygiene

Well, not really, but it does appear that a chemical found in cacao extract may be a powerful aid to improve dental hygiene through good brushing practices. You can’t brush your teeth with chocolate or eat it to improve the health of your teeth, but you may soon be able to brush your teeth with theobromine…


Categories: Oral Hygiene

When it comes to snacking on sweets, it’s how often, not how much, that has worse effects on your oral health. If you can’t wait to gorge on your Halloween plunder, that might not be a bad idea at all! You might think that moderation is best – best for your waistline and for your…

Why is it so gross to skip brushing my teeth at night?

Categories: Oral Hygiene
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Q: Exactly how gross is it if I forget to brush my teeth before bed every once in a while (or habitually)? A: Good News: You just got 2 min extra sleep and have time-travelled into the future and saved on toothpaste and water. You’re a natural born conservationist. A: Bad News: You want a…

Composites – Tooth-Colored Fillings

Categories: Modern Dentistry
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There have been many breakthroughs in technology that translate into amazing changes in today’s modern dentistry, …one of which is that Sherman Oaks Dentistry no longer uses amalgams (silver fillings), but instead offers white, or tooth-colored fillings that look and feel just like your real teeth. In the old days, and even at some practices…