Family dentistry | Cosmetic dentistry | Implant restorations | Sleep apnea appliances
“So much can be done to restore your best smile and boost confidence.”
A BEAUTIFUL SMILE
A beautiful smile is the latest weapon in the anti-aging arsenal, joining hair color, Botox, toned arms and various cosmetic procedures. Natural wear and tear of teeth can age us through yellowing, chipped edges and receding gums. So much can be done—from conservative to aggressive—to restore your best smile and boost confidence.
My new favorite toothpaste is Crest 3D White Brilliance, a two-step toothpaste. You brush for one minute with Step 1, which provides a deep clean to remove plaque and bacteria. Then you brush for one minute with the Step 2 finisher. This toothpaste lives up to the hype and brightens your smile. This is perfect before the holidays!
BEFORE & AFTER
I have this beautiful patient who had crowded lower teeth. She is often in the spotlight, so she was neither excited about nor patient enough for orthodontics to correct her alignment. I did a combination of crowns and veneers, and she was really happy!
To instill health and wellness in their children, parents should start them young and be consistent! When kids establish a healthy oral hygiene routine early, they form their sense of cleanliness and take that into adolescence and adulthood. It is challenging to motivate adults to add steps to their home care, but if we can start young it is easier to continue to do every step and have a similar sense of “clean.”
There is nothing like your health, and you have to be active at maintaining that. Consistency is key throughout the year, not just during the holidays. I like to run a few days per week. I prefer to eat at home with foods bought from the outside of the store where food is freshest. I go to the doctor once a year for checkups. And (of course) I brush and floss every day!
We just bought a house in Hermosa Beach, and (still) our favorite thing to do is take the dog out. We live near South Park and on my days off we look forward to waking up before everyone else and heading there with a tennis ball and coffee to enjoy quiet time together and have the dog wake up the squirrels.