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.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

When to take your child to the dentist...

As parents, we want to provide our children with the best medical care available in order to keep them safe and healthy. Our children's oral health should not be the exception! Having good oral health prevents us from many other health complications that can be derived from oral problems. In order to achieve this, we need to create good oral habits.

Starting dental care early and teaching our children how to brush and floss correctly can really help create the habit of a clean smile. It is recommended to take each child to a first dental visit six months after the eruption of a first tooth, but if you see a discoloration or any possible complication, you should schedule the appointment sooner.

At Cyberdent, we will make sure your child's first dental visit is gentle, caring and fun. We will check jaw and bite formation, gum development and any possible tooth decay. Remember to schedule regular checkups with our dentists every six months or earlier if you detect any possible problems. Call or visit us anytime, we are here to provide the best care to your infant and entire family!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Complications From Braces

At Cyberdent we strongly encourage our patients to maintain an impeccable oral hygiene particularly for the ones wearing braces. Poor maintenance during orthodontic treatment can lead to the damage of the enamel of the teeth.

The following case shows the result of enamel degradation after braces. We had to treated these teeth with porcelain veneers to restore the natural shape, shade, and functionality of the teeth.

Please visit our website and watch the video about how to clean teeth with braces."

Monday, May 12, 2014

New Website for Your Convenience!

At CyberDent dental offices our main goal is to help you achieve a healthy,beautiful smile while making you feel safe and supported in all of your dental and personal needs. This is why we improved our website to provide you with the best information available for our dental treatments and services, our dentist´s bios, important patient information and much more.

We have a fresh new look that you can access from any device. Our information will be available for you up-most convenience because the website will modify itself for optimum viewing on the device the site is accessed on. You can also contact us, your dentist in Glendale or Van Nuys, just by filling a small form.

Visit our website and enjoy our new look, learn more about our dental procedures and experience real life dental cases with our before/after gallery and our patient´s reviews.

Visit our website today!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Early Detection…the Key to Beating Oral Cancer


Did you know that every hour someone dies from oral cancer? The death rate for oral cancer is increasing. 640,000 new cases of oral cancer are found each year worldwide; if not detected early, only about half of these people will be alive in the next five years.

Early detection of oral cancer can significantly improve your survival rate to 80 -90%. Since this is a disease that can go unnoticed, it is important to have regular checkups in order to identify if you have oral cancer or are at risk to get it. Our dentists may detect unusual lumps, abnormal tissues, sores or pains that will have an immediate follow up to discard any complication further on.

April is the Oral, Head and Neck Cancer awareness month as declared by the Oral Cancer Foundation, at Cyberdent we are giving all our patients a FREE oral cancer screening at our dental office. Come today and preserve your dental health so your loved ones can see you smile for a long long time!