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Finding the Right Dentist in Van Nuys

Whether you are new to the Van Nuys area or if you are just overdue for an examination and cleaning, the fact is you need to find a dentist. It’s always best to find a dentist before you are facing an emergency situation.

It’s easy enough to conduct a Google search for “dentist Van Nuys,” but ideally, you want to find a healthcare partner who can see you and your family for years to come.

Here are some tips on how you can find the right dentist.

Ask Friends, Family, and Colleagues

Ask around to find out if people you know and work with like their dentist. If they like their dentist, chances are ...

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Dental Implants: Expectations, Procedure, Recovery

We usually recommend dental implants to our Van Nuys practice patients because they are by far the best tooth replacement available. Dental implants most closely mimic a person’s natural teeth in both form and function. Although they are a financial investment, with proper care, they can last a lifetime.

What Are Patient Expectations After Dental Implant Surgery?

Most patients report their surprise finding that the dental implant procedure is easier than they thought it would—and that recovery is much quicker. The vast majority of patients are happy with their decision even though the process takes place over a period of several months. When the implants have been integrated with the jawbone and ...

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Sedation Dentistry Can Help With Dental Anxiety: What You Need to Know

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Most people don’t enjoy going to the dentist twice each year for examinations and cleanings, but there are some people who deal with serious anxiety over visiting the dentist. Many of these people put off dental appointments until their oral health reaches emergency status with a toothache or some other issue that requires more complex treatment—perpetuating the fear cycle.

You don’t have to put off the dental care you need because you are anxious about going to the dentist. Sedation dentistry is available for our Van Nuys patients who suffer from dental anxiety.

Types of Sedation

Local Anesthetic

A local anesthetic is the most common type of sedation dentistry that is usually done for ...

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Straighter Teeth Mean You Can Have a Healthier Smile

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If you are an adult who has been living with crooked teeth for a lifetime, you might have thought the time for orthodontics was well past. The good news is that there are options for adult orthodontics you might not have considered. Not only will braces improve the way your smile looks, but they can also make your smile healthier.

Talk to The Dental Care Center if you are looking for an orthodontist in Van Nuys. We can give you a straight, beautiful smile—regardless of your age!

A Straight Smile Is Easier to Take Care Of

When teeth are misaligned and crooked, caring for them becomes more difficult. Flossing can be difficult, especially ...

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4 Options to Solve Tooth Staining

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Lifestyle habits, as well as the passage of time, can take a toll on the color of your pearly whites. Although teeth normally come in many different shades, most people want their teeth to be bright white. Aside from visiting your Van Nuys, CA cosmetic dentist, Dr. Peter Suh, there are other things you can do to keep your teeth from becoming stained.

#1—Brush After Every Meal

If you are conscientious about brushing after meals (it’s best to wait about 30 minutes after you eat), you can help prevent a lot of staining from happening. If you use an electric toothbrush and a whitening toothpaste, this can also help get rid of ...

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The Biggest Mistakes Patients Make after Orthodontic Treatment

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Making the decision to straighten your teeth with orthodontics is nothing if not a commitment. It’s a commitment of time. It’s a commitment of money. It is also a commitment of following instructions from your Van Nuys orthodontist to ensure your treatment is a success—and that your teeth stay properly aligned for a lifetime.

Some people get close to their orthodontics goal, only to let up on their commitment at the end. Don’t make one of these mistakes after orthodontic treatment.

Not Following Through with Their Treatment

If you have opted for treatment with Invisalign invisible braces, you might start to go tired of the plastic aligners toward the end of your treatment. ...

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A Short History of Orthodontics

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Most people consider orthodontics to be a pretty modern invention that hasn’t been around all that long. It might come as a surprise that archeologists have found evidence of crude teeth straightening tools on Egyptian mummies. The ancient Greeks, Etruscans, and Romans had similar tools that were meant to put teeth into alignment.

Let’s take a look at how the devices and techniques of ancient times turned into the orthodontics we know of today—right down to Invisalign invisible braces your Van Nuys, CA dentist can offer.

Orthodontics During the 17th and 18th Centuries

The first bit of progress to be made in the field of orthodontics began in around the start of the ...

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