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5 Steps to Teeth Cleaning You Should Know

A lot of people don’t like going to the dentist. If you’re one of them, you probably wait until you’ve got a bad toothache before you make an appointment. Kick that bad habit. Start by getting your teeth cleaned by your dentist. Here’s what you can expect.

Start with a physical exam

A dental hygienist often performs the teeth cleaning, the Healthline explains. Expect the hygienist to examine your entire mouth. Should the exam turn up any signs of gingivitis or potential issues and problems, your hygienist will let your dentist know. Once the dentist gives the go-ahead, then the cleaning will proceed.

Plaque and tartar removal starts

Your dentist will then check your teeth and even around your gum line for tartar and plaque. S/he will begin scraping them off. If you don’t like this part of the teeth cleaning process, then make things easier for your hygienist. Start flossing and brushing more since this will help keep plaque buildup which could lead to tartar deposits.

Cleaning with toothpaste

Once there aren’t any tartar in your teeth anymore, your teeth will be cleaned with a toothpaste. You may find the consistency of the paste gritty. That’s normal. The substance will help polish your teeth more, resulting in brighter, whiter teeth.

Expert flossing

An expert dental care provider knows how to floss your teeth expertly, getting in between teeth and finding trouble areas. They also know how to handle your teeth and gums to prevent injuries and bleeding.

Rinse and apply fluoride

Once all that’s done, you’ll need to rinse to get rid of any debris in your mouth. After that, fluoride is applied to your teeth. This will help protect your pearly whites from cavities for the next few months.

Start taking advantage of the benefits of having your teeth cleaned by an expert. Make an appointment with your dentist the soonest possible.

5 Ways to Find a Dental Care Service

Choosing a dental care service is like choosing a best friend. You want someone you can trust. Here’s how to pull that off.

Consider the distance

Regular visits to your dentist are essential to your dental health. You’ll want to pick one that’s near enough to where you live so you can swing by for your appointments without worries. If you live a bit of a distance away, you could get stuck in traffic or tire of the thought of driving for the better part of an hour. That’s going to make it harder for you to keep your appointments so before anything else, check the location of the dental office, Mouth Healthy says.

Check office hours

Does the clinic’s office hours work with your schedule? How early or late can you book an appointment? Are they available on weekends? You’ll need to consider these details as well when you pick a dental care service.

Ask around

Another way to find a dentist is to take advantage of your network. Reach out to your contacts. Ask them for tips and advice. That’s going to help you get great leads in no time. Combine the names you’ll get with the results you got from your online search for local dental offices near you and you should have enough for a short list of prospects.

Review services

Find out about the services the dental office provides. Do you want teeth cleaning? Do you think you need a cosmetic dentistry procedure? Take a look at the services on offer before you make an appointment.

Meet the dentist

Once you pick one, pay a visit to the dentist. Schedule consultation time. When you meet the staff, observe how they treat you and other clients. Are they polite, informative, and helpful? Are you comfortable with your dentist? Factor these into your decision.

4 Ways Cosmetic Dentistry Procedure Can Help You m

Not everyone needs a root canal. However, if you’ve got misaligned, discolored or missing teeth, that could affect your self-esteem and confidence levels. Here’s how the right cosmetic dentistry procedure can help.

Change size and shape of teeth

If your teeth are oversized or undersized, then they probably stand out. If you want to change the size of your teeth, you can use porcelain veneers. These are also great for improving the appearance of teeth that’s been damaged by cracks, chips or discoloration, the WisTV says.

Fill up cavities

If you’ve got teeth with large cavities that need to be filled up to prevent further infection and decay, then you’ll want to go for composite fillings. These fillings are the same color as your teeth. That means you won’t have to use silver fillings that stand out and often look unsightly.

Fix gaps in your teeth

Have missing teeth can make it difficult for you to smile. If you’re tired of being self-conscious about gaps in your teeth, then ask a dentist with experience in cosmetic dentistry about dental implants. With implants in place, you’re bound to see a marked improvement in your self-esteem and confidence levels.

Protect weak teeth

If your teeth are already decayed, then they’ll probably be unbearably sensitive. You might need to consider a root canal. Once that’s done, your dentist might also recommend that you get dental crowns. While a root canal saves your teeth, it will also weaken them out. Applying biting pressure on them could result in cracks or fractures. Keep that from happening by getting dental crowns. With crowns to protect your teeth, they’re sure to last you for many, many years.

Enjoy a ton of benefits with the right cosmetic dentistry procedure. Find out which one is ideal for you. Talk to your dentist today.

Lilly Singh of Unicorn Island is Improving Her Smile With Invisalign at Dr. Kathy Kathy’s Studio City Orthodontist

Lilly Singh, one of our favorite internet celebs known as IISuperwomanII has decided to perfect her smile and get Invisalign treatments with Dr. Kathy and Studio City Orthodontist. We are so excited to start working with Lilly and cannot wait to take a trip with her to Unicorn Island!

Check out her Twitter post about the whole Invisalign process here.

We love Lilly and are proud to be part of TeamSuper! She is so funny! Here are some of her tips on how to get things done!

 

Want to know more about Dr. Kathy and how awesome she is? Read our about us page.

Visit from Maggie Lindemann and Dani Augustt!

Monday was awesome! It was just a few days after JC Caylen & Kian Lawley’s The Halloween bash and people already were wanting to come into Studio City Orthodontist for Invisaling Consultations and organic teeth whitening. We were thrilled that Maggie Lindemann wanted to see us to brighten her teeth with her bestie, Dani Augustt! Lets just say that these 2 ladies were full of laughter and fun. Talking about social media, music, beauty, and the typical occurrences in life.

Sherman Oaks Street Fair

Sherman Oaks Street Fair was an amazing time!

We got to meet so many members of our community. Being a fairly new office, it is hard to get one on one time with people unless they are in the office and seeking treatment. Here, we were able to address pedestrians as they perused the booths. We had music blasting, delicious food and fun times. The best part was that we got to meet the other businesses in the Sherman Oaks, North Hollywood, Studio City area and tell them why Studio City Orthodontist is the best dental practice in San Fernando Valley! We will definitely do it again next year.

Influencer Monday w/ Trevor Moran, Lindsay Demeola, Michael B Jordan, Beau Peter Brooks and Tory Waligroski

Monday was bonkers! A ton of the celebrity clients stopped by to visit and made the place boiling with energy and laughter.

Michael B Jordan came in to casually see Dr. Kathy who had been a support of his for many years. She did a quick check on those famous pearly whites. We are stoked to see his next film, CREED when it released in theaters.

Lindsay Demeola decided she wanted to get her grill nice and white with our organic teeth whitening. She had this cool idea that she was going to film with JC Caylen, (a Youtuber and patient of ours) for her page but sadly, JC couldn’t make it. Instead she brought her pal Trevor Moran, another Youtuber, to come be a part of the action. Poor Lindsay could not handle the peroxide and kept laughing, causing the solution to get foamy and pour out of her mouth. Mean while Trevor Moran was hanging out and gossiping about his new music video, I wanna Fly and his up coming birthday. We did records for him to start Invisalign treatment along with Viner, Tory Waligroski. Tory has been wanting to visit and get Invisalign for a while and when Zane and Heath told him about us, he finally made the jump.

We took selies and videos and had fun. Then Beau Brooks, an Invisalign patient of ours, came in for an emergency visit. He lost his aligners on his European tour with his group the Janoskians. the Jahoo Jahaa Tour was a huge success with lots of amazing fans, but with all the commotion he lost his last aligner. We were able to surprise him with all other people in the office since they were all friends. We took some picts and had a blast!

-@TheRobRyan

Dancing With The Stars on Hollywood Blvd.

So,

IT WAS AWESOME!

I got to the venue early and found out that the cast was coming later than expected. It sucked as I could have been at home but it was too late and I was there. As I was hanging out, I found some Hayes Grier fans and a Nick Carter fan, waiting eagerly to meet their idols. Thankfully a friend of mine was there who works for Jimmy Kimmel Studios. I caught up with him backstage and ended up watching MuteMouth perform for that night’s Jimmy Kimmel concert. After the show I went to Lucky Strikes to grab a bite of dinner. Then I headed back to Jimmy Kimmel Studios, and went to the green room and hangout for a couple hours and watch TV. Slowly the crew trickled in and got ready for the cast’s arrival. Then the producers came in and had a quick pow-wow to organize the details. My friends Karina and Louis, who are professional dancers on the show introduced me to the cast mates and other pros. I ended up talking with Nick Carter about my experience at his Backstreet Boys’s concert which was a blast from the past. Chatted with Andy Grammer about music and Tamar Braxton-Her on her fashion choices! I was able to talk sports with Derek and catch up with Sasha and Carlos who I have known socially for sometime now. It was an awesome time and the best part is that they had craft services there to make the most delicious food possible. In the end, the event is one for the books and the memories are gonna be for a lifetime.

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Until the next escapade,

Rob Ryan
@TheRobRyan

Dancing With The Stars and Studio City Orthodontist

Fun news readers!

I, Rob, will be going to the El Capitan theatre in Los Angeles tonight to film a dance sequence with the cast of Dancing With The Stars! Crazy. Karina Smirnoff has been an awesome patient of Studio City Orthodontist and when we heard about the dance number, I texted her to congratulate her. She invited me to join the festivities. I can’t wait to write about it in tomorrow’s post, so stay tuned!

Rob

Orthodontists vs. Dentists for Invisalign

Dentists or Orthodontists for Invisalign?

Let’s set the record straight about Invisalign practices!

We are blessed to live in an era and country that we have so many choices for every decision that we have to make. But unfortunately, that also means that we can make a lot of wrong decisions. I have witnessed this several times in the last month. In August, I had five patients that are currently undergoing Invisalign treatment in other offices by their general dentists. They came to my practice for second opinions. They all had pretty easy cases and their dentist had suggested that they start Invisalign and they did.

So why were they seeking second opinions? Because after months of treatment, nothing was really changing and in one case, a patient’s teeth looked much worse than they did before treatment started. Of course, to the patient, that meant Invisalign doesn’t really work. Well, nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, in my opinion, Invisalign works faster and better than braces in most cases and some problems in adult dentition can only be addressed by Invisalign.

So I asked these patients that if they need a plastic surgery procedure done, who would they want to go to? Would they choose to go to their family practitioner that has lower prices or their surgeon? Of course, they all said their plastic surgeon! What about delivering a baby? All the internal medicine practitioners have delivered babies during their training, so why bother going to an OBGYN?

The same argument works for dentists and orthodontists. As an orthodontist, you have to become a dentist first and then go to school for three additional years to receive your orthodontic degree. That is what I did in 1987, and since then I have ONLY treated orthodontic patients. I do not do other procedures, no fillings, no crowns or root canals. All my time and expertise is focused in one area, straightening teeth. Doesn’t that mean that I have so much more experience than a general dentist? Also with Invisalign, I had to almost relearn everything again. Braces and Invisalign both work, but in very different ways. In order to learn how to work with Invisalign, I have had to attend countless hours of continuing education, seminars, and workshops.

So I think having options is great, only if we have the knowledge to evaluate our options objectively. Keep in mind that the quickest, easiest and cheapest is usually not the best way to go. The clear choice is to look for experience and not expense.

P.S. INVISALIGN ROCKS!
braces v. invisalign

 

Actor Michael B Jordan uses Invisalign to get his perfect smile!

Actor Michael B Jordan uses Invisalign to get his perfect smile!

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