General Dentistry Los Angeles
General dentistry refers to a practice that offers services not only important to your oral health, but the health of the entire body, since research has increasingly shown that the bacteria involved in tooth decay and gum disease also increase the risk for everything from diabetes to cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Wilshire Smile Studio is a multi-specialty general dental practice that is respected by other dentists for having one of the best–trained staffs in Southern California. We also use the most advanced technology to use in diagnosis and treatment. Unfortunately, too many dental offices focus too much on profit and do not educate patients on what it takes to prevent periodontal disease (infections of the teeth and gums) and avoid loss of teeth and expensive repair.
PREVENTION, DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT
Preventing cavities and periodontal disease starts with teaching how to properly floss and brush, including the techniques and frequency, as well as the use of the right high-grade mouthwash, for a personalized program. Maintaining good oral health is not as easy as many think, due to inherited dental problems such as crooked teeth, inadequate cleaning practices, and misconceptions about what is necessary to prevent complications that can become big challenges to fix. These daily efforts need to be coupled with having a professional cleaning done at least twice a year with advanced tools that can remove the accumulation of material on the teeth that brushing and flossing can’t completely eliminate. It’s never too early for children to learn good dental care—and never too late for adults to improve their habits.
In the event you may need a root canal done (to clean out decay and try to save a tooth) or have a decayed tooth extracted, we can provide a choice of anesthetics to make the process painless and a variety of materials for fillings.
Cosmetic enhancements that a general dental practice can provide include a special whitening process that can remove up to eight shades in one hour and as many as 15 shades with more time. Other popular cosmetic treatments such as bonding, bridges, sealants, veneers, crowns, inlays and overlays, and straightening teeth without visible braces can also improve oral health. These can address such issues as:
- Crooked, cracked, or worn teeth.
- Gaps and uneven spacing.
- Crooked smiles.
- Smiles that are “gummy” (showing too much gum for the best look).
- Teeth that are too long or too short for a smile to be ideally attractive.
DENTAL IMPLANTS AND DENTURES
Dental implants and dentures can replace lost teeth or those that need to be removed. This is important, since remaining teeth otherwise lean in to fill the gap and the misalignment makes them harder to clean. This results in periodontal disease that can ultimately cause the disintegration of the underlying jawbone. Implants and dentures can be made to look so natural, no one would know they aren’t your original teeth.
A wide range of other services we provide include treatments for TMJ (misalignment of the jaw that causes clicking sounds when open and closed and can lead to more serious problems), teeth grinding (prevented with mouth guards), and sleep apnea (using a much more convenient and less expensive dental appliance compared with traditional medical approaches).
Call us today for a free consultation about your unique oral health needs: 323-DENTIST (336-8478). Insurance and payment plans available.