Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Am I too old for braces?

Braces are used as to correct bite problems and tooth misalignment, whether it is due to gaps, overcrowding or a variety of other dental issues. Most of the population identifies braces as orthodontic treatment that is often completed during late childhood and early teen years. However, braces can be used by patients of all ages. You are never too old to have braces.

While it is recommended to get orthodontic treatment in childhood and adolescence, it is not always accessible at this age depending on the individuals given situation. Some patients may not be able to get braces until later in life, which is completely okay. Thanks to modern dentistry, there are now other orthodontic methods that can be used to correct the same imperfections as traditional metal braces without them being visible or uncomfortable. These methods include Invisalign, Inman Aligners or ceramic braces which are all offered by our dentists in Glendale and Van Nuys.

If you would like to know more information about braces or other orthodontic treatments offered by our dentists, please feel free to contact any one of our offices. Remember, there is no age limit for braces and you are never too old to get the smile you deserve.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Three ways you can make your family's teeth happy this holiday season:

We all want to look our best for the holidays. Why not make you family’s teeth happy this holiday season? We know, we don’t actually mean that the teeth have real feelings like we do. But we do believe that they, too, deserve the same attention that is placed into choosing the right holiday outfit or how you should do you hair. We have the following ideas to get you on the right track:
  • Smile design: There is no better time than now to get the smile design treatment you’ve always wanted. Just in time for the holidays, you can look your best and we can guarantee that there is no accessory more beautiful than a healthy, white smile. 
  • Oral care stocking stuffer: We usually stuff stockings with small useful items. Guess what? Oral care products like toothbrushes, mouthwash, floss and toothpaste make for excellent stocking stuffer and also helps remind them to take care of their teeth. 
  • Don’t forget to stay hydrated: By hydrated, we mean water. All the festivities and constant snacking can cause us to choose to consume everything but a glass of water. Drinking water is imperative to maintaining a healthy smile and can also help flush away harmful plaque and tartar causing bacteria. 
Whatever you and your family are doing this holiday season, we hope you have fun and enjoy the quality time together. We wish you happy holidays and a New Year filled with love, laughter and a healthy smile.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

We wish you a happy Thanksgiving!


On behalf of Cyberdent, we would like to wish you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. We are thankful for each and every one of you, for your commitment and being able to put our passion into practice by providing beautiful smiles!

Thank you again for being a part of our Cyberdent family. Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

What should I do if my tooth falls out?

Taking care of your smile should be a priority for your overall health. Your smile is a fundamental structure of your facial features and should be cared for accordingly as you only get one set of teeth for a lifetime. However, tooth decay and accidents do occur. The good news? There are way to sometimes save or replace the missing tooth.

If an accident occurs or you are suffering from severe tooth decay and a tooth falls out, you should immediately visit your dentist for a solution. There are many ways to cover a missing tooth, and it is extremely important that you visit us in a timely manner since the open space can cause other teeth to shift. Also, if the tooth fell our due to an accident, any pieces left can lead to an infection.

A missing tooth may affect your look and impact your self-esteem. It also leaves the surrounding teeth vulnerable to shifting. Our dentists at Cyberdent will recommend the best option for you, ranging from dental implants or bridges to dentures. All treatment options provide a solution so you can smile confidently and happily. Visit our dental practice today to learn more!

Monday, August 18, 2014

What are oral cancer symptoms?


Oral cancer is a type of cancer that develops and affects any area both inside and outside of your mouth, including your lips, tongue, cheeks, hard and soft palate, throat and sinuses. We should be aware of any possible change or persistent discomfort you feel to detect these conditions as early as possible. Some of the symptoms include:

• Ongoing sores on the face, mouth or neck
• Lumps or bumps, swelling or crusts in the mouth or surrounding areas
• Sudden unexplained bleeding
• Difficulty when chewing or swallowing
• White and or red patches in your mouth
• Numbness or loss of feeling
• Ear pain
• Unexplained noticeable weight loss
• Change in your voice or persistent sore throat

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or if you are a regular smoker, alcohol drinker, have a history of oral cancer or have excessive exposure to the sun, please contact our dentist right away so we can examine, discard or treat any possible complication. Remember that early detection of oral cancer is the key to winning the battle!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

5 ways to treat a toothache.

A toothache generally occurs when the pulp, located at the center of each tooth, becomes swollen. This pain could be due to several reasons ranging from cavities to a mild or severe infection. You could help the pain with the following tips we will share with you but keep in mind it is always best to call our dentist right away to determine the problem and avoid complications further on:
  1. Take a painkiller. OTC medicine such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil) or acetaminophen (Tylenol) can help ease the pain for minor toothaches.
  2. Numb the affected area: you can purchase a numbing gel to relieve the pain for a couple of hours. This can be purchased in any drugstore or pharmacy without prescription. 
  3. Apply ice: ice helps to swell down the affected area and ease the pain. You can buy a cold compress or simply place ice on a towel and press it on. 
  4. Clean your mouth: check the cavities in our mouth for small pieces of food that might have been gotten stuck. Brush, floss thoroughly and rinse.
  5. Use home or alternative remedies: sea salt rinse (warm water and a spoonful of sea salt), clove oil, hydrogen peroxide (apply with a Q-tip, do not swallow), acupressure and even hard liquor (pressed on a cotton ball) are other alternatives used to relieve the pain.
Follow these tips to relieve the pain temporarily but we strongly advise to visit our dentist to make sure nothing serious is causing it. If you experience fever or chills, discharge, unbearable pain or have trouble swallowing or breathing visit us right away. Our experienced and caring dental staff at our dental office in Glendale or Van Nuys will treat you with the best care possible, providing you with the latest in dentistry in a relaxed and soothing environment.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Achieve a great smile with dental fillings

With contemporary restorative materials it is possible to restore the tooth structure with fillings that are virtually indistinguishable from the tooth structure.

In following case the broken front tooth is restored with bonded composite filling material that perfectly mimics the tooth color, translucency, and the shape.

This approach is very conservative and there is no need to reduce the tooth structure for porcelain veneer or a crown.