If you weren’t fortunate enough to be born with perfectly straight teeth and an even bite chances are you wore traditional braces to try and adjust your smile. Traditional metal braces work well and are great for younger children who can personalize them with colored elastics. However, for many adults and older teens wire braces, or even the newer clear ceramic braces are too much of a hassle and uncomfortable to wear. For these patients our dentist in Winnetka at White Smiles Dental Group offers the Invisalign System as an alternative to braces.
The Invisalign System does not places metal or ceramic brackets and archwires of any kind on the teeth. Instead the system uses clear plastic trays called aligners to gentle move the teeth into their proper position. Our dentist in Winnetka will take impressions of the teeth along with 3-D imaging and send these to Invisalign to fabricate a customized series of aligners for each patient. Each aligner will be worn 24 hours a day for approximately two weeks and then be replaced by the next aligner in the series. Once all the aligners have been used the teeth will be in their proper position. There are between 13 – 48 aligners in the series depending on the individual case.
Even through Invisalign aligners are worn all day and night they are taken out for meals and teeth brushing. This is an advantage over braces in that the user can eat whatever they want and not worry about bending wires or loosening brackets. Removing the aligner also makes tooth brushing and flossing much more effective. Invisalign is virtually invisible so no one needs to know that the patient is wearing the aligners or undergoing an orthodontic treatment. The patient gets straight teeth; an even bite and a beautiful smile without the wire mouth look. Call our dentist in Winnetka for a consultation to see if Invisalign can help your smile.
If you have a root canal treatment performed, you will need to make sure that you receive the appropriate follow-up care for your tooth. At White Smiles Dental Group, our Canoga Park CA best dentist can provide you with effective root canal treatment.
If you have a tooth that has damaged or infected pulp in the center, it will need a root canal treatment by our Canoga Park CA best dentist. After the root canal, it is very important that you have the appropriate follow-up care for your tooth, and that you practice excellent oral hygiene to make sure that the tooth remains healthy in your mouth. Our dentist will probably tell you that you need to get a porcelain crown at a certain time following your root canal procedure. It is important that you get this crown on time so that the tooth will be protected and strengthened. If you do not get the crown in time, you leave the tooth open to additional infection, which could cause the root canal treatment to fail. You also want to make sure that you come in for any dental visits as recommended by our dentist to make sure that the tooth is healing properly. Our dentist may want to x-ray the tooth after treatment to make sure that no infection is developing. You also want to follow excellent oral hygiene habits so that it is much less likely that bacteria will gather around the crown, or that any type of gum disease will develop. Sometimes a root canal treatment will fail, and you will need to have an endodontic retreatment to save the tooth. This can happen if the tooth has narrow or curved canals that were not able to be treated during the original root canal procedure. If your tooth gets a dental cavity, it can expose the root canal filling material to bacteria. This will also cause a tooth to become infected once again.
When people think of their dental health, they tend to think of their teeth and the cavities that can affect them. As common as cavities are, gum disease is just as much of a concern. Gum disease can lead to a great deal of damage and can cause a number of different dental concerns as well. With the help of our Winnetka dentist here at White Smiles Dental Group, you can receive comprehensive care, checkups and cleanings, as well as gum treatment options if you happen to have this disease.
Brushing your teeth that can help get rid of plaque, preventing cavities. But by brushing your teeth, it’s also important that your member to gently brush along the gumline to prevent gum disease as well. Gum disease can lead to extensive dental damage, including tooth loss, bone loss, and tissue loss. Early stages of gum disease can be mild, but it is still important that gum disease is treated as early on as possible. The early stage of gum disease is more commonly known by the phrase gingivitis. Gingivitis is characterized by red, swollen, tender, irritated, and sometimes bleeding gums. It’s important that you bring up the symptoms with your dentist and that you see our Winnetka dentist here at White Smiles Dental Group if you at all suspect that you may have gum disease. The sooner you get treatment, the better. Come disease can be treated with the use of professional cleanings, but more extensive forms of this disease may require more intensive gum work and treatments such as scaling and root planing, gum reattachment surgery and bone grafting.
To learn more about gum disease or to receive gum treatments if you have periodontal disease, please feel free to call our offices here at White Smiles Dental Group. We can make sure that you see our Winnetka dentist is soon as possible and get the care that you require.
If you are looking for a dental practice that will provide you with complete dental and orthodontic care, we urge you to contact us at White Smiles Dental Group. When you want to get braces for either yourself or your child, you should come in to see our Canoga Park dentist; our expert orthodontist is Dr. Shawn Rabizadeh.
Today there are many different types of braces available to treat bite problems. Our dentist will want to meet with you and examine your individual bite situation and then let you know which type of orthodontic treatments will work best for you. Many times, there are several different types of orthodontic treatments available, and it often becomes a decision based on your personal preferences. Many of our patients, particularly our adult patients, prefer to have their teeth straightened using Invisalign. Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners instead of metal brackets and wires to straighten your teeth. This means that our patients are able to have complete orthodontic treatment without ever being worried about being embarrassed by being seen wearing metal braces on their teeth. We also offer many other different types of braces treatment. We offer traditional metal braces which are now much more comfortable and attractive than the metal braces of years ago. Today’s metal brackets are much smaller so they are also less noticeable on teeth. The brackets are also smoother so that they are much more comfortable for the patient. For those who want to have more discrete orthodontic care but do not want to wear clear plastic aligners, we offer ceramic braces. Ceramic braces can be either tooth-colored or transparent. Since these ceramic materials are not as strong as metal braces, treatment with ceramic braces can take a bit longer. Our Canoga Park dentist will discuss all different braces benefits with you.
For an appointment to meet with our Canoga Park dentist regarding orthodontic treatment, contact us today.
Did you ever wish that you could achieve a straight smile without wearing traditional metal braces? Well, you can with treatment by Invisalign. At our White Smiles Dental Group our dentist in Winnetka, just one of whom is Dr. David Rabizadeh, can provide treatment using Invisalign invisible braces.
When patients come to our dental practice wanting to have their smile straightened with Invisalign, our dentist in Winnetka will first need to assess whether or not their bite situation can be corrected with this treatment method. Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners to slowly move teeth into position. Once our dentist determines that you are a good candidate for the procedure, CAD/CAM computer technology will be used so that you can have your own individualized series of clear plastic aligners created. Depending on the bite problem being fixed, your series of aligners will have anywhere between 15 and 45 aligners in it. Each aligner is worn for two weeks and will slowly move your teeth into position for the next aligner. When the last aligner of the series has been worn, you will have your beautiful new smile. Our patients thoroughly enjoy being treated with Invisalign because they never need to be embarrassed by the fact that they are wearing metal wires and brackets on their teeth. In fact, our patients are able to attend work and social gatherings without anyone even knowing that they are wearing these aligners. Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible while they are being worn. For this reason, many people refer to Invisalign as invisible braces. Treatment with Invisalign takes about the same amount of time as treatment with traditional metal braces. Our patients also enjoy being able to eat whatever they want during the treatment period. This is because the aligners are removed from the mouth during meals.
For an appointment to meet with our dentist in Winnetka to see if you are a good candidate for Invisalign, contact us today.
The gums play a critical role in oral health. Gums weakened by disease can no longer support the teeth and may spread infection and disease to the rest of the mouth and the whole body. Our Winnetka dentist at White Smiles Dental Group helps our patients prevent gum disease and whenever it does occur has treatment options to help cure the gums before the disease can affect the teeth and jaw.
According to our Winnetka dentist, gums are meant to fit very snugly around the base of each tooth and support the tooth as well as cover the roots to protect them. Gum disease starts when sticky bacteria carrying plaque and harder tartar collect around the base of the teeth. As the bacteria grow and begin to infect the gums they start to detach from the tooth forming a pocket between the tooth and gums. This is the beginning of the most common form of gum disease gingivitis. As the gingivitis worsens the pocket gets deeper giving the bacteria a safe place to multiple. Eventually the gum will become so detached from the tooth that the tooth will become unstable and may be lost. Severe gum disease can reach all the way down under the surface of the gum and also cause loss of bone in the jaw. Symptoms of gum disease depending on the severity include swelling of the gums, pain, bleeding in the gums and loosening teeth.
Our Winnetka dentist has treatment options for dealing with gum disease. Mild gum disease can usually be mitigated by routine dental and gum cleanings, where the tartar and plague is scraped away. For moderate cases a procedure called scaling and root planning is done where the doctor will clean away all the plaque, tartar and bacteria and then smooth out the roots of the teeth. For severe cases gum surgery may be necessary where our doctor cleans out the debris and bacteria from deep inside the pockets and then brings the pockets back up to the teeth and reattaches them. Don’t wait see our doctor to determine if gingivitis is attacking your gums.
Does it seem to you that more and more people now have whiter and brighter smiles? If so, rest assured that this is not simply your imagination. The truth is that teeth whitening is now one of the most common cosmetic dental procedures that is requested at dentists’ offices. It used to be that teeth whitening was only for celebrities or for people who were having a special upcoming event, such as a wedding. However, today dental whitening is used by everyone to get a whiter and brighter smile. If you would like to speak to our Canoga Park dentist about teeth whitening options, make an appointment to come in and see us at our White Smiles Dental Group.
Teeth whitening is an extremely cost-effective way to make a dramatic change to your smile. Whiter and brighter smiles are definitely more attractive smiles. Patients who have teeth whitening have been shown to be more confident when meeting people. A whiter and brighter smile will also make you look younger. At our dental practice, our expert and highly trained dentists are: Dr. David Rabizadeh; Dr. Shawn Rabizadeh; Dr. Sign; Dr. Samantha Jones; and Dr. Ori Levy. Our patients are very happy to learn that at our dental practice they will have a choice of two different teeth whitening options. We offer treatment using our in-office state-of-the-art teeth bleaching system, or we offer a take-home bleaching system that will allow you to have a whiter and brighter smile in a matter of days. Our Canoga Park dentist will discuss your whitening goals with you, and help you decide which system will work best for you.
Many times the type of teeth whitening procedure that you choose will be totally a matter of personal preference. Other times our dentist may recommend one option over another due to a specific dental situation that you may be working with. For example, if you have a specific date in mind for which you would like to have your teeth whitened by, or if you are experiencing problems with tooth sensitivity, our dentist may want to review the different options with you. Additionally, if you have dental veneers or tooth-colored fillings, it is important to know that teeth bleaching only works on natural enamel. Special procedures will need to be performed after the tooth whitening so that your mouth has a beautiful cohesive look to it. For an appointment to see our Canoga Park dentist, contact us today.
Welcome to White Smile Dental Group, where you will receive the care and attention that you deserve. We are a state of the art dental office in Canoga Park and our mission is to help our patients maintain healthy smiles that will last a lifetime. With warmth and compassion, we offer full service care including preventative, restorative and cosmetic dentistry. We will handle all of your needs from a regular dental exam to a full mouth restoration and everything in between. We welcome you and your entire family to become a part of our dental family.
Our office utilizes the most modern equipment and procedures and we are proud to offer all types of innovative dentistry. Our team is highly experienced and professional but also extremely warm and friendly. We want to make your visits with us as comfortable and pain-free as possible. If you are looking for a highly trained and experienced dentist in Canoga Park, you have come to the right place. At our practice, you will receive the highest quality dental care. Our dental office in Canoga Park uses the latest state-of-the-art equipment and cutting edge technology and we uphold the strictest sterilization techniques. We know that many people may feel anxious about coming to the dentist, so it is our goal to make your visit with us as pain and anxiety free as possible. We view it as our mission to educate our patients about all of their oral health care options and to help guide them to choose a treatment plan that is most suitable and appropriate for their needs.