Good Dental Hygiene During the Holidays

Happy Holidays from the staff at Sherman Oaks Dentistry! The holiday season is a great time to spend time with loved ones while spreading holiday cheer through charity work and gift giving. It’s a time to eat, drink, and be merry. But of course, much of that eating and many of the gifts you will…

Evidence of the Importance of Good Dental Hygiene

As National Dental Hygiene month concludes, we’d like to bring your attention to a couple of studies that reinforces the importance of good dental hygiene. The first study was conducted in 2010 by researchers from NYU. They determined that there is a link between Alzheimer’s disease and gum inflammation. Though the study was relatively small,…

Infection Control Practices and Cleanliness

Dear patients, Many patients ask and wonder about cleanliness at their dental office, and some express concerns that in today’s world, they worry about the cleanliness and safeness of places they visit, particularly dental and medical offices, and their sterilization and cleanliness procedures. My staff and I want to put your minds at ease and…

Dental Implants – What Do I Need to Know?

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Dental implants are the modern alternative to bridges or dentures, which used to be the only solution for missing teeth. Tooth loss due to injury, or even tooth decay and gingivitis affect millions of Americans every year. If you suffer from whole tooth loss, then dental implants are the most modern and natural tooth replacement…

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…