A Tooth with a Chipped Biting Surface Needs Treatment

The biting surfaces of your teeth play an essential role in your basic oral function. The teeth in the front of your mouth have a narrow edge for biting off pieces of hard and tough foods. The large molars and premolars in the back of your mouth tend to have... Read more »

Dental Attrition Can Often Be Addressed by Applying a Dental Filling

Tooth enamel can gradually be affected and compromised by unaddressed deviations between two or more of your teeth. As the tooth enamel gradually changes the compromised area could start to accumulate plaque and other bacterial deposits. In time this could foster a small area of tooth decay. If you have... Read more »

Dentistry Topics for Beginners: Sedation Dentistry

If you are in line for a highly complex oral health care procedure or wish to simply minimize any dental anxiety or stress you feel, sedation dentistry treatments can be administered to assist with any oral health care treatments and procedures that you may need. Even if you only need... Read more »

Oral Health Keys: Toothaches

Toothaches can present themselves at any time, so it is important to always look for the signs and symptoms if they should arise. If you are suffering from a toothache, it means that an abscessed tooth has caused an infection in your mouth. Typically, toothaches are caused by tooth decay,... Read more »

Brushing With Whitening Toothpaste Can Maintain Your Smile’s Appearance After a Dental Bleaching Treatment

Having Dr. Sanaz Khoubnazar administer a dental bleaching treatment is often the safest and most effective method for removing stubborn dental stains from the teeth that appear in your smile. The professional techniques and special tools at her disposal can effectively whiten your tooth enamel without harming your mouth. After... Read more »

Water Flossers Can Help Fight Cavities and Gingivitis

The American Dental Association (and dentists everywhere) recommend cleaning your smile every day to keep cavities and gum disease from invading your smile. And while brushing effectively cleans tooth surfaces, it isn't really well suited for cleaning those areas between the teeth and around the gumline. This is where flossing... Read more »

Preparation for a Complete Denture Often Calls for Extracting Any Remaining Teeth

Severe periodontal disease and the loss of multiple teeth to untreated cavities can significantly hamper your overall oral function. Even the teeth that remain might be so severely compromised that it is only a matter of time before they too are lost. If the underlying bone structure in your mouth... Read more »

Healthy Halloween Tips

October has arrived, and Halloween is on its way! It’s time for fun costumes, trick or treating and loads of Halloween candy! We here at Smiles Santa Monica in Santa Monica, California know that it can be a challenge to help your family’s mouths stay healthy around Halloween. We support... Read more »

If It Isn’t Repaired, a Chipped Tooth Could Develop a Severe Cavity

Your teeth are intended to be hard enough to chew most common foods. However, there are times when significant unnatural force can be applied to a tooth causing a chip in the otherwise durable tooth enamel. This is even more likely to occur if you grind your teeth at night,... Read more »

Hanks Balanced Salt Solution Can Help Preserve a Knocked Out Tooth

A severe dental trauma like having a tooth knocked out or broken off at the gumline can cause significant pain and other potential complications. In some of these cases, Dr. Sanaz Khoubnazar might be able to successfully implant the tooth back into the socket. For this to be a viable... Read more »