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LVI Dentist Beverly Hills

Dr. Sands – Training and Credentials

USCSD_logoWhen visiting a cosmetic or general dentist, it is very important to research his/her training, education, and credentials. For this reason, I make sure that all of my patients are aware of my completed training at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies for Advanced Anterior Aesthetic Dentistry (LVI) and that I am a member of numerous prestigious dental societies. It often helps patients feel more at ease when undergoing a dental treatment at my Beverly Hills office.

After completing my degree in dentistry at the University of Southern California (USC) School of Dentistry, I knew that I wanted to further my knowledge and expand my expertise. This led me to LVI and their comprehensive post-Doctoral dental educational courses. As a dentist who is dedicated to his patients, I believe that continuous education and training is critical in order to provide the best treatment. In addition to training at LVI, I am also a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (ACD), the American Dental Association (ADA), the California State Dental Association (CSDA), and the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce (BHCC).  When visiting my practice, I encourage my patients to ask questions regarding my credentials and qualifications. I want them to feel at ease and know that they are in capable hands when undergoing any general or cosmetic dental procedure.

Cavity Dentist in Beverly Hills

Fighting cavities, how to prevent and treat them

One of the reasons that individuals fear visiting a dentist is because they are scared that they have cavities. The thought of having someone drill inside your mouth can be a scary one, which is why it is important to take preventive measures to avoid getting a cavity. At my Beverly Hills practice, patients can learn how to prevent, fight, and treat cavities.

Some of the best ways to prevent and fight cavities is to have proper oral hygiene, which includes brushing two to three times a day for two to three minutes, and flossing everyday. This helps to remove bacteria and food debris that the bacteria can feed on. Another key factor is the type of food you eat. Sugar and carbohydrates are a source of feeding for the bacteria, which is why it is important to rinse with water after eating sweet treats or drinking sugary beverages. This helps in removing some the contaminants. Still, the best way to clean the teeth is by brushing often.

Unfortunately, there are many patients who come in and need to have a cavity treated. In most cases, this can be easily remedied by removing the damaged part of the tooth and filling it with a tooth-colored, composite material. On the other hand, if the effected tooth has been left without treatment for an extended period, more intrusive methods may be necessary. The best way to determine if you need further dental care is by visiting my practice.

General Dentistry Services in Beverly Hills

General Dentistry Services in Beverly Hills

In Beverly Hills,  I often see patients for cosmetic dental procedures; however, I welcome all individuals who need general dental treatments. Good oral hygiene and regular check-ups can help patients avoid more extensive dental work. At my Beverly Hills practice, I offer routine cleanings, cavity fillings, root canals, and other restorative treatments.

A healthy and bright smile is important. This is why I strive to provide patients a personalized treatment plan in order to reach their desired outcome. By undergoing general dentistry procedures, such as deep cleaning, the risk of needing a more invasive treatment is greatly diminished. You can benefit from a regular check up in that you will be knowledgeable of ways to prevent tooth decay and cavities.

However, should you require cavity treatment, I can provide a variety of options that best suit your needs. Previously, amalgam (metal) fillings were used as the material for fillings, but with the latest advancements, patients can now receive a composite filling. Because this type of material is tooth colored, it offers patients a metal-free smile. There is no longer a reason to put off your dental health needs. Please visit my website to learn more and schedule a consultation.

Tel: (310) 273-0111

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Contact Dr. Sands

Request an appointment for a complimentary consultation with cosmetic dentist Dr. Sands, or feel free to call our Los Angeles (north of Orange County) office at (310) 273-0111 for more information.