Friday, January 9, 2015

Do I have sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is common for individuals in the U.S. and is often a condition that is misdiagnosed. Sleep apnea can be hard to recognize because its warning signs are general, many of which are present in patients with other illnesses.

If you wake up in the morning with severe headaches, feel extremely tired or awaken frequently through the night, you may have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea closes your upper airways, which means that you are left gasping for air. Many patients who have sleep apnea can awaken more than 30 times in one night and never know it. Sleep apnea affects about 18 million adults in America. 

Additional warning signs of sleep apnea include:
  • Very loud and constant snoring 
  • Pauses in breath, followed by gasping for air during sleep. 
  • Extreme daytime sleepiness or fatigue 
Sleep apnea has also been found to be associated with increased disease and fatality rates. It has been linked to heart disease, cancer, and brain ailments such as Dementia and Alzheimer's, to name a few.

Our dentist offers sleep apnea treatment to help with the condition. If you or someone you know has any of the symptoms mentioned above, please contact our Sherman Oaks dental office for a consultation. Sleep apnea can be debilitating and can reduce life quality if left untreated.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Let Santa bring you a bright new smile this holiday!

As far as we know, you’re on the nice list. You’ve given us your trust and loyalty through the years, so this is what Santa will see. The holidays are about get-togethers with family, friends and lots of food. Most of us try to look out very best on these days and there is no better accessory to wear than a healthy, bright smile. So spoil yourself! Put that extra sparkle in your smile that you’ve wanted to get all year, just in time for the holidays.

The holiday season is often called the “season of giving,” so don’t forget that you could also give the gift of a new smile to a close friend or relative. However, we believe that just this once you should treat yourself to a great gift, one that will last all year long!

Whatever you are doing during the holidays this year, we hope that they are filled with happiness and laughter. May 2015 be a year full of health and prosperity.

Remember to take advantage of your dental benefits before the end of the year. There is still time! Call us today to schedule an appointment and get your smile reason for the holidays!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Is it true that candy is bad for your teeth?

We all love candy. It’s filled with sugar and fats that make them delicious and addicting, not to mention that various studies have shown that too much sugar can produce a high similar to that of excess alcohol. These same studies also confirm that consuming too much sugar can cause tooth decay and cavities. They can also take a toll on your overall health, increasing blood sugar, body weight and more.

While keeping this in mind, it is important to understand how to maintain a balanced lifestyle. Even though we recommend avoiding candy as often as possible, we also cannot tell you to prohibit it from you or your child’s diet. Also, Halloween is a time when kids are more prone to being offered candy and if you make it seem like an impossible option for them, it can often backfire and create unhealthy habits. We recommend letting your kids take part in the Halloween festivities and eat candy, but moderation is key. Below are some additional tips for this upcoming Halloween.

  • Try eating or offering sugar-free or low sugar candy (ie. dark chocolate) as often as possible 
  • Avoid hard or chewy candy that sticks in your teeth and increase them to prolonged exposure of sugar or harmful acids 
  • Make sure to brush and floss your teeth after eating candy. 
  • Drink a glass of water after finishing if brushing is not possible. 
  • Visit our dentist every 6 months for routine cleanings and exam  

We wish you all a happy, cavity-free Halloween!
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Monday, September 29, 2014

How can veneers improve my smile?

Looking to have a celebrity-style smile? Porcelain veneers can help!

Dental veneers are thin porcelain shells that cover the front of your teeth and are bonded in place. Veneers match surrounding teeth in terms of shape and color and are used to correct the following imperfections:

  • Stained teeth 
  • Tooth discoloration 
  • Gaps between teeth 
  • Chipped or worn out teeth  
Porcelain veneers look natural and function just like natural teeth while also providing durability. The procedure is simple, painless and the results are long-lasting. Veneers will definitely improve your smile so that you will be able to show it off to the world.

Call or visit our Sherman Oaks dental office so that our dentist can exceed your expectations leaving you with a bright, white smile!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Welcome to my Blog!

This is an exciting and thrilling new challenge for me, as it is the space where I can share and exchange my insights into this wonderful and amazing career. It's a great time to be a dentist and my Sherman Oaks practice is the best place to visit if what you want is creative and unique dentistry. Once again... WELCOME TO MY BLOG!