What Do Dental Crowns Do?

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Dental crowns are an efficient way to revitalize and restore damaged teeth. Crowns are used to repair the structure of damaged teeth. A crown, or a cap, is an empty porcelain tooth that is placed over your natural tooth to mask decay or damage. The end result looks and functions like your natural tooth. In some cases, crowns can be a more cost-efficient alternative to dental implants. If you're considering dental crowns in Beverly Hills, it is important to understand how they work and what they do. Am I a Good Candidate for Porcelain Crowns? Some of the most common reasons people require dental crowns are: Cracked or Broken Teeth: If your teeth have been chipped, cracked, or broken, a dental crown is a quick and effective fix. Damaged teeth can be painful and open a gateway for bacteria to build-up and tooth decay to occur. Crowns can cover and protect these [...]

Five Fun Things to Do in Beverly Hills This February

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February is a magical month in Beverly Hills. Whether you have someone special to spend Valentine’s day with or are braving the month alone, there are plenty of exciting activities and events for you to partake in throughout Beverly Hills this month. With the help of Love Beverly Hills, we’ve compiled a list of fun things to do in Beverly Hills this February. Candy and Kisses  Sweet shop, Sugarfina, is hosting a Valentine-themed event at their Santa Monica Blvd location. The company is inviting everyone and their sweeties to indulge in delicious candy, lip makeovers, and receive a special gift with purchase. We’ll encourage you to satisfy your sweet tooth but don’t forget to brush and floss after! The Wines & Cheeses of Southern France   On February 15th and 16th, The Cheese Store in Beverly Hills will be hosting a wine and cheese tasting event. Cure your Valentine’s Day […]

Reduce Wrinkles with Cosmetic Dentistry

In the wonderful world of Beverly Hills, aging is more of a choice than an inevitability. With countless cosmetic procedures available within the area, guessing someone’s age can be a rather difficult task. While injections like Botox or Juvederm have been the popular choice for improving the look of your skin, there are other options. Rather than receiving routine injections, you can solve the root of your wrinkles with cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry can make you look younger while also improving your smile and overall look. Porcelain Veneers Porcelain veneers are truly the answer to every cosmetic dental issue, however, they also have a great impact on your face’s appearance. We’ve already addressed how veneers can make your lips look fuller (which gives a more youthful appearance). Veneers can also help rid your face of wrinkles. A cosmetic dentist will transform your mouth with veneers while also paying close attention to […]

Implant Dentistry: Endosteal vs Subperiosteal Implants

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Dental implants are an effective way of restoring function and form to your smile. Missing or severely damaged teeth are replaced through implant dentistry with the placement of an artificial root and tooth. This method is effective as the artificial root provides a strong foundation for the composite tooth. When considering dental implants in the Beverly Hills area, there are two options for your consideration: endosteal or subperiosteal. Endosteal Implants Endosteal, or root form implants, are placed and fused directly into your jawbone. The procedure requires your restorative dentist to make an incision in your gum to expose your jawbone. He will then drill into your jawbone and insert the artificial root into it, fusing it to the bone. Your gums will then be given time to heal and secure the implant into place. On your second visit, your dentist will attach a post and artificial tooth to the implant, finishing the […]

The Benefits of Drinking Alkaline Water

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Our bodies, and mouths, function best when we maintain balanced pH levels. If you’re unfamiliar with the definition of alkaline, it’s essentially the opposite of acidic. Substances that are alkaline have higher pH levels than things that are acidic. The idea that alkaline water may be beneficial for overall health has gained much traction over the past decade. Like most health claims, this has even extended into the world of oral health. So can your teeth benefit from alkaline water? This article will explore the claims and whether or not they are true. Alkaline Water Can Help Reverse Enamel Wear Acidic beverages are one of the leading causes for a worn away enamel. Anything that’s low on the pH scale will cause your enamel to wear away quicker. This means anything that’s sugary like pop, energy drinks, fruit-flavored juice, or beer and liquor. Alkaline water is not acidic and does not […]

Five Favorite Places to Shop Around Beverly Hills

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From the upscale shops of Rodeo Drive to trendy stores on Fairfax, the LA area has a lot of great places for shopping. With a little help from Yelp, we’ve narrowed down the five favorite places for shopping in and around Beverly Hills. Two Rodeo Drive No shopping experience is complete without a stroll down Rodeo Drive. Of all the luxurious shops to spend at, the Two Rodeo Drive complex is one of our favorites. This luxury shopping center in the heart of Beverly Hills is home to designer stores like Agent Provocateur, Etro, Jimmy Choo, and Versace. You can satisfy your hunger at their delicious eateries, and even view some art exhibits, like their current showing of sculptures by Salvador Dali! Rodeo Collection This gorgeous outdoor shopping space offers a lovely selection of over 45 upscale stores. The four-level shopping center is like a private garden for all things […]

Alternative Brushing Methods from Around the World

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Everyone knows the importance of brushing your teeth. It is essential to maintaining good oral health and hygiene and helps to prevent tooth decay. In America, we are lucky to have easy access to toothbrushes and toothpaste, however, many cultures who don’t have found alternative methods. A significant portion of these alternative brushing methods have been around for centuries and are just as effective as the utensils you have at home. The Miswak Stick We’ve already explored the interesting and effective ways of the miswak stick. This twig deriving from the Salvadora Persica tree is a tried and true method for keeping your teeth clean. Predominately used in Muslim cultures and Africa, the stick effectively removes plaque while freshening breath and requires no toothpaste. It’s anti-bacterial properties aid in preventing the growth of harmful bacteria that may cause tooth decay. Since cleanliness is synonymous with godliness, many cultures who use the miswak stick […]

Five Reasons You’ll Love Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry and twilight anesthesia are quite common in cosmetic dentistry. It assists in easing the anxiety some patients experience when undergoing dental work. There are many options for sedation that range in levels of sedation. These include anesthesia, laughing gas, and pill-form sedation. While it’s widely understood that sedatives help reduce dentophobia, there are some other reasons why you may love sedation dentistry. Our five favorite reasons for choosing sedation dentistry are: Face Your Fears It’s common knowledge that many children fear visiting the dentist, however, a significant portion retains that fear in adulthood. Technologies in sedation dentistry allow you to face those fears. Whether you have high anxiety or have had a negative experience, sedatives will help calm you and prepare you for the dental work ahead. You may have put off work you really needed done because of your fear. No longer should anyone have to skip another visit […]

Are You Considering an Education in Cosmetic Dentistry?

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Becoming a cosmetic dentist is very rewarding. You are able to bring beautiful smiles to the faces of your clients while improving their oral health. This kind of work isn’t easy and requires an extensive education. The path to becoming a cosmetic dentist begins with the completion of some sort of post-secondary education. Most dentists start with a bachelor degree. You must then attend dental school where you will earn either a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD). These programs typically take four years to complete and are highly competitive. After you graduate you must then become licensed, and approved by the American Dental Association. If you have the determination and drive to complete all of the above, you’ll want to consider attending the best schools for cosmetic dentistry. This article will explore the best options for a cosmetic dental education. Top Schools for Cosmetic […]

Technological Advancements in Cosmetic Dentistry

The industry of aesthetic dentistry is constantly evolving to provide its patients with state of the art dental care. At Rifkin & Raanan, we use only the most advanced and state-of-the-art technology to get your smile looking its best. This article will cover the advanced methods and machinery we use to ensure you feel comfortable and beautiful. Cone Beam CT: Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is a dental imaging method that uses many x-ray produced cross sections to form a three-dimensional image. This technology is used in implant dentistry, endodontic procedures, oral surgeries, and orthodontics. During a cone beam scan, the scanner rotates around the patient’s head for a complete view of the teeth and jaw. CEREC CAD/CAM Technology: CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing technology is used in many aspects of aesthetic and restorative dentistry. This technology is used in the construction of porcelain crowns, inlays and […]