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Women and Oral Health

Everyone is at risk when it comes to gum disease and dental caries, but according to Perio.org, women could be more susceptible when it comes to oral health. Unlike men, women are unique in that they experience more hormonal changes that can affect the blood supply that flows to the gum tissue. This also affects how a woman’s body responds to certain [...]

March 18, 2015 | Uncategorized Read More

Are you obsessed with Bleaching Your Teeth?

Called Bleachorexia, tooth-whitening addictions are real, but unless you are whitening your teeth with a custom bleaching kit from your dentist, your bleaching obsession could cause you problems with your teeth and gums. You can buy all sorts of tooth bleaching products from your local pharmacy including tooth-bleaching gels, pastes, strips and [...]

March 02, 2015 | Uncategorized Read More

Morning Breath Doesn’t Have To Ruin your Relationship

Most people have to deal with morning breath. In fact, everyone on the planet has halitosis when they crawl out of bed, but what causes morning breath and can anything be done to prevent it? If you wake up in the morning with your hand over your mouth, you are not alone. Halitosis, bad breath, morning breath, or however you refer to it, is unpleasant [...]

March 02, 2015 | Uncategorized Read More

21st Century Restorative Dentistry Techniques

Restorative Dentistry has certainly changed over the years and thanks to modern 21st century dental technology, you don’t have to resort to ancient dental techniques such as seashells for dental implants and acid to bleach your teeth. According to Wikipedia, Dental Implants, Dental Veneers, Inlays, and Onlays are just a few of the Restorative Dentistry [...]

February 02, 2015 | Uncategorized Read More

Foods that Can Help Bad Breath

If that burger with raw onions that you enjoyed on your lunch break is keeping your co-workers away from your desk, it probably has something to do with your breath. Your dentist explains that garlic and onions will stay in your system up to 72 hours after digestion, as they will travel through your bloodstream into your lungs. That means that those [...]

January 15, 2015 | Uncategorized Read More

A Beautiful New Smile in 2015

If you have a habit of making New Year’s resolutions and sticking to them, add healthy teeth and gums to your list. Gum disease and tooth decay can lead to other health problems; in fact, Web MD explains that there may be a direct connection between periodontitis and heart disease. Other health issues that may occur if you have bad oral hygiene habits include [...]

January 15, 2015 | Uncategorized Read More

Preventing a Dental Emergency

According to Colgate, pain is the number one reason that people visit the dentist for an emergency. Unfortunately, most people do not practice preventive Dentistry leaving their old silver fillings, 10-year-old crowns and other dental restorations to their own devices. Exercising, eating, playing, and even participating in activities that are seemingly [...]

December 15, 2014 | Uncategorized Read More

Preventive Dentistry is More than Brushing

When it comes to Preventive Dentistry, some people forget to include bi-annual checkups with the dentist. Even if you brush, floss, and avoid unhealthy starchy and sticky foods, you will not stand a chance against gum disease and tooth decay unless you see your dentist twice a year. Preventive Dentistry isn’t just good for your mouth. According to Web MD, [...]

November 26, 2014 | Uncategorized Read More

Keep your Heart Healthy with Good Oral Hygiene

Recent research indicates that your mouth could be directly related to the rest of your body. In fact, according to the American Dental Association, gum disease, missing teeth and cavities could be linked to heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and stroke. Brushing, flossing, and seeing your dentist regularly is great for your overall health, but your [...]

November 15, 2014 | Uncategorized Read More

The Importance of an Oral Cancer Screening

If your dentist doesn’t give you an Oral Cancer Screening during every hygiene visit, you should consider going elsewhere. Westlake Smile Design conducts Oral Cancer Screenings during every hygiene visit making sure that oral cancer isn’t present. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, your dentist is the first line of defense. A visit to your dentist [...]

November 01, 2014 | Uncategorized Read More

A Brand New Smile with Dental Veneers

You really can have a new smile before the holidays, and thanks to the wonders of modern cosmetic dentistry, you don’t have to say no to those party invitations. Dental Veneers have come a long way since they first hit the scene in the early 1980’s. These days you can have wafer thin dental veneers placed in as little as three appointments. If your teeth [...]

October 15, 2014 | Uncategorized Read More

If You grind your Teeth you May Have Bruxism

If your partner has been complaining about your tooth grinding at night, you could be dealing with a condition known as bruxism and should see your dentist. According to Web MD bruxism affects between fifty and ninety percent of the adult population, with most not even being aware that they have it. Children can also be affected with bruxism but in most [...]

October 01, 2014 | Uncategorized Read More

Metal Free Dentistry in Westlake

Metal Free Dentistry is something that you should consider, especially if you suffer from metal allergies or are worried about all of the talk concerning silver amalgam fillings containing mercury. Thanks to Modern 21st century dental procedures, you can insist on metal free dentistry in Westlake whether you are replacing your old mercury amalgam [...]

September 15, 2014 | Uncategorized Read More

Ask Your Dentist about the Dangers of Oral Piercing

Now that school is in session, your kids may be nagging you non-stop about having their tongue, lip, cheek or uvula, yes that little piece of skin at the back of the throat, pierced. However, according to your dentist, your teens should know some things before you give your permission. Oral piercing is on the top of every teenager’s wish list, but according [...]

September 02, 2014 | Uncategorized Read More

Dental Appliances for Sleep Apnea

If your partner is keeping you awake at night because of excessive snoring, you do not have to retreat to the guest bedroom, as there are some things you can do to stop your better half from waking up the entire household. Your dentist explains that Sleep Apnea is a problem that occurs when breathing is disrupted during sleep. Men, women, and sometimes children [...]

August 15, 2014 | Uncategorized Read More

Do You Need To Have Your Wisdom Teeth Pulled?

Wisdom Teeth are located at the back of your mouth and usually start to develop between the ages of 16 to 25. The third set of molars was useful thousands of years ago as our ancestors had larger jaws and larger skulls that held more teeth. Unfortunately, these days, wisdom teeth do not come in or develop properly. If they do erupt without incident, wisdom teeth [...]

August 01, 2014 | Uncategorized Read More

Quit Smoking if You Are Considering Dental Implants

Before dentists used Dental Implants, the only way you could replace your missing teeth was with uncomfortable dentures. These removable fake teeth would often cause embarrassment and still do for those who wear them. Thankfully synthetic structures, known as Dental Implants are now an affordable alternative to ill-fitting dentures. Dental Implants are placed [...]

July 15, 2014 | Uncategorized Read More

Tooth Whitening in One Hour

Tooth Whitening is the most popular Cosmetic Dental procedure in the world, and thanks to modern dental technology, you can whiten your teeth safe and effectively with the help of your Dentist. Tooth bleaching or tooth whitening is certainly not new. In fact, the Ancient Greeks used a ground pumice and wine vinegar mixture to whiten their toothy grin, while the [...]

July 01, 2014 | Uncategorized Read More

Foods That Are Good for Your Teeth

A couple of months ago, your dentist in Westlake talked about foods that are bad for your teeth, but do not fear as there are some things you can consume that are actually good for your teeth and gums. Skip the soda, energy and sports drinks and opt for milk, water, or unsweetened tea. Not only will you be helping your body, but also you will actually be fortifying [...]

June 16, 2014 | Uncategorized Read More

Oral Appliance Therapy Can Help You Sleep

Sleep Apnea affects millions of people all over the world, with 16 million in the United States alone. According to the Mayo Clinic, Sleep Apnea is a sleeping disorder that could be life threatening. Snoring is a sign that you may have Sleep Apnea, but not all people who snore have been diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea, which is more common that Central Sleep [...]

June 01, 2014 | Uncategorized Read More

Change your Crooked Smile with Invisalign

Your body may be ready for the beach, but what about your teeth and gums? That crooked grin that accidentally slips from time to time could end up keeping you away from your favorite summer beach parties. If your family couldn’t afford braces when you were a teen, you do not have to resort to noticeable metal appliances that can make talking and eating uncomfortable [...]

May 15, 2014 | Uncategorized Read More

Finding a New Dentist in Your Area

Unpacking and moving into a new home is exciting, but did you include finding a dentist in Chicago on your to do list? Moving from one side of the country to the other takes planning. Not only do you have to make sure that your utilities are turned on, but you also need to find a new doctor and a new dentist in Chicago. Hopefully you got some recommendations before you [...]

May 15, 2014 | Uncategorized Read More

Lumineers in Westlake for Your New Smile

If you thought you couldn’t afford to get that chipped tooth fixed or have the gap between your teeth filled, think again. Thanks to modern Cosmetic Dentistry in Westlake, restorative dentistry is not as expensive as you think. Lumineers are a revolutionary way to give you the smile that used to be reserved for the rich and famous. Thanks to 21st century dental [...]

May 02, 2014 | Uncategorized Read More

Keep Your Family Safe with Custom Made Mouthguards

Now that the weather has started to warm up, it’s time to start thinking about recreational and sporting activities for you and your kids, and if you are shopping for the necessary equipment, including pads and helmets, do not forget to schedule an appointment for custom fitted mouthguards from your Westlake Dentist. Talk to Westlake Smile Design about being [...]

April 15, 2014 | Uncategorized Read More

What you Eat Could Cause Tooth Decay

Your diet is just as important for your body and mind as it is for your teeth and gums. Eating the wrong foods can cause all sorts of problems including gum disease and tooth decay. The next time you open that soda take a minute to think about what it can do to your teeth. Your Westlake Dentist will tell you that sugary soda’s are twice as bad for your teeth as they [...]

April 01, 2014 | Uncategorized Read More

Are you a Good Candidate for Invisalign?

If your family could not afford braces when you were a child, there is something that you can do about it, and that doesn’t mean old school wires and brackets. Thanks to modern dentistry, teeth straightening methods have changed, but most adults do not want to wear dental appliances, and that is where Invisalign comes in. Talk to your Dentist in Westlake who will be [...]

March 15, 2014 | Uncategorized Read More

Is Your Mouth Ready For Spring?

You probably think you have your spring check list ready to go, but if you have not included a checkup with your Dentist in Westlake you need to add one more thing to your list. Seeing your Westlake Dentist is just as important as your yearly physical with your doctor, and if you hadn’t planned to see your Westlake Dentist, make new plans. Brushing twice and [...]

March 01, 2014 | Uncategorized Read More

Are Dental Implants Right for You?

Dental Implants are certainly not new. In fact, your Dentist in Westlake will tell you that Root form Dental Implants have been used for thousands of years with archaeologists uncovering proof that the ancient Chinese would tap carved pegs made out of bamboo into the bone. The ancient Egyptians made Dental Implants out of precious metals and ivory. The mandible [...]

February 15, 2014 | Uncategorized Read More

Are People Avoiding you Because of your Breath?

Trying to smell your own breath is literally impossible, and if you think that blowing into your hand and taking a big whiff is going to tell you if your breath is offensive, you are in for a surprise. Chronic halitosis affects billions of people all over the world, but the sad thing is most are not even aware that their breath is making people turn away in fear [...]

February 01, 2014 | Uncategorized Read More

When Was Your Last Appointment with the Dentist?

If you are the one that has bragging the last couple of years about your teeth and gums to friends, family and co-workers, they could be having the last laugh. Boasting about not seeing the dentist for nearly 5 years isn’t something to be proud of. You may brush your teeth twice and floss once a day, but if you aren’t visiting your Westlake Dentist on a regular basis [...]

January 14, 2014 | Uncategorized Read More

Take Care of Your Teeth in 2014

After the holidays, most folks find themselves carrying around a bit more weight than they would like, but that overindulgence did more than affect their waistlines. All of those cakes, candies, cookies, and pies are laden with sugar, which quickly converts to bacteria. If you didn’t rinse after every nibble of peanut brittle or run to the bathroom to brush your teeth [...]

December 31, 2013 | Uncategorized Read More

Cosmetic Dentistry Methods of Yesteryear

Most people think that Cosmetic Dentistry is something new, but actually, your Dentist in Westlake will tell you that Cosmetic Dentistry has been around for thousands of years with the ancient Egyptians, Mayans and Greeks, to name just a few, doing some pretty spectacular work without the use of modern technology. These days when you see your Westlake Dentist you can [...]

December 11, 2013 | Uncategorized Read More

You No Longer Have To Fear the Dentist Thanks to Sedation Dentistry

Unfortunately, the word, “Dentist,” is not always something that people want to hear. In fact, when you mention Dentist, most people would rather be tied down to a railroad track than have to endure a dentist’s drill, but thanks to the caring staff from your Westlake Dentist, you can take care of those dental issues that you have been putting off for weeks, months or even [...]

October 31, 2013 | Uncategorized Read More

Talk to Your Westlake Dentist about Invisalign®

Your smile is the first thing that someone notices when you first meet; unfortunately, not everyone has the confidence to greet a friend or even a family member with a wide toothy grin. Some folks have to deal with yellow or stained teeth while others have chipped teeth that they are ashamed of. Of course, your Westlake Dentists Dr. David Hakimi, and Dr. Armon Eben [...]

October 06, 2013 | Cosmetic Dentistry Read More

Turn Your Frown Upside Down With Dental Veneers

Veneers are not just for celebrities and if you have been disappointed with your smile, it is time to schedule a no obligation consultation with your Westlake Dentist. Veneers have come a long way since they were first introduced. Veneers used to be placed with dental adhesive causing them to fall off in a short period time. According to Wikipedia, research began in [...]

September 19, 2013 | Uncategorized Read More

Ask Your Westlake Dentist about TMD

If you have been having problems with teeth grinding and have been unable to get to the root of the cause, you haven’t been speaking to the right Westlake Dentist. Our Westlake Village Office from Westlake Smile Design have been providing people all over Westlake with the best care and know exactly what to do if you have been experiencing headaches, neck aches [...]

July 22, 2013 | Uncategorized Read More

Smile With Confidence

Smiles are beautiful and freely given to everyone around you. Our entire team at Westlake Smile Design understands the importance of smiling and your oral health. A smile can never run out of style and out of mode, for they are the best things once can wear. One of the major keys to oral health is: Always remember to brush, floss and rinse thoroughly at all times! [...]

July 08, 2013 | Uncategorized Read More

Westlake Dentist Discusses Flossing

Believe it or not, a recent survey has found that only 49% of Americans floss daily and 10% of Americans don’t floss at all. These rough estimates are quite unfortunate, given howimportant flossing is to your oral hygiene routine. In fact, dentists agree that flossing is more important than brushing in the fight against periodontal disease, which could ultimately [...]

May 20, 2013 | Uncategorized Read More

According to your Westlake Dentist, Here's Why Soda Is Bad

Like many people, you may be a soda drinker on a regualr basis? If this is the case, continue reading along! It's called "pop" in the Midwest and most of Canada. It's "soda" in the Northeast. And it goes by a well-known brand name in much of the South. Take a guess what it is? People across North America use different words to identify a sugary, carbonated [...]

April 29, 2013 | Cosmetic Dentistry Read More

Welcome to Our Blog

Whether you are an existing patient or searching for a dentist in the Westlake Village area, we're excited you are here. With the dental industry advancing, we recognize the importance of keeping our patients and visitors up to date with all of the new and exciting things taking place in our practice. As we move forward with our blog, we hope to promote dental awareness [...]

October 13, 2010 | Uncategorized Read More