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Mouth and Body Connection

Not only can a beautiful smile help brighten your face; it can also be a sign of overall good health. When you brush and floss on a daily basis, as well as keep your regular check-ups with your dentist, you are helping to prevent multiple issues from arising. The following are some of the ways that healthy teeth are linked to your body’s general health.

Boost in Self-Confidence: Poor oral hygiene can lead to bad breath, which can be embarrassing and lower an individual’s self-esteem. Proper care to clean the teeth, gums, and tongue can reduce the occurrence of bad breath and increase confidence.

Possible Lowered Risk of Heart Disease: There are some studies showing that gum disease may be linked to heart disease, blockages of blood vessels, and strokes. Proper flossing can help reduce gum disease.

Helps Keep Blood Sugar Stable in Diabetics: Those who suffer from diabetes are more likely to develop gum disease as they aren’t able to fight off infection easily. Therefore, maintaining healthy gums is essential in preventing further oral health issues.

It is highly encouraged that you visit your dentist on a regular basis in order to keep your teeth, gums, and body healthy. Further information is available on my website, where you may also schedule an appointment at my practice. Those in search of a Los Angeles cosmetic dentist often turn to my practice for their dental needs.

Straightening Crooked Teeth

It’s safe to say that no one has a naturally perfect smile, which is why so many individuals visit my Beverly Hills practice. One of the most common complaints is that their teeth are misaligned, which can often cause other dental problems, such as gum disease. However, because traditional orthodontics are often undesirable for adults, many may choose to not have their teeth treated. Therefore, in order to help these patients get the smile they desire, I offer Invisalign.

These clear, orthodontic trays can gradually shift the teeth to a more aligned position without the noticeable metal wires and brackets. They are a great alternative to traditional braces and can provide you with similar results. Invisalign trays are ideal for those who need minimal correction to their teeth, especially for individuals who have had traditional braces in the past but have experienced additional changes in the alignment of their teeth. The best way to determine if you are eligible for Invisalign trays is to schedule an initial consultation. During this time I can examine your dental structure and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan. You may be interested in other cosmetic dentistry procedures in addition to Invisalign, such as teeth whitening.

If you would like to learn more regarding your options with Invisalign and are in the Los Angeles area, please feel free to contact my practice for an appointment. I am dedicated to providing every patient with the smile of their dreams.

Why Having Straight Teeth is Important

We all know that a bright, straight smile is a sign of beauty. But did you know that it can also mean you have good oral health? Brushing, flossing, and rinsing daily are an important step to maintaining a healthy-looking smile; however, when you have misaligned, crooked teeth, this can still lead to certain oral care problems.

When the teeth are properly aligned the gums can better hug the teeth and protect them from disease. It can also make brushing and flossing more effective when the teeth are straight. Furthermore, chewing with misaligned teeth can put extra pressure on certain areas, which can then lead to premature deterioration and thus putting the entire dental structure at risk for issues to arise. Additionally, there are many individuals who have permanent lisps due to a misaligned dental structure.

In order to correct crooked teeth and attain a healthier smile, you may need orthodontics. I understand that it can be bothersome and/or embarrassing to wear braces in adulthood, which is why I offer Invisalign. These are clear, orthodontic trays that are worn in two-week increments until the teeth have been straightened. With Invisalign, you can correct your bite and help prevent serious dental/oral problems.

Feel free to visit my Beverly Hills practice to learn more regarding Invisalign and how it can be of benefit to you.

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