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How to Avoid a Dental Emergency

Same-Day Emergency Dentist in Glendale

Although we can’t always prevent accidents, it’s worth thinking about how you can avoid a dental emergency. Knowing where you can get emergency dentistry in Glendale, CA, is a good idea, too. But how can you prepare not to have a dental emergency?

Here are a few tips to keep your teeth and gums healthy and lower your chances of a dental emergency. Remember, any accident involving your face, jaw, or mouth could lead to broken or misaligned teeth or malocclusion (when the lower and upper jaws don’t align properly). It’s important to call your dentist right away any time you have a concern.

Watch What You Eat

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How to Prepare for a Dental Emergency

Same-Day Emergency Dentist in Glendale

Do you know whether your dentist provides care outside of normal business hours? Being prepared for a dental emergency can give you peace of mind and a better outcome, should you need to take quick action. When you know you have a resource for emergency dentistry in Glendale, CA, you rest a little easier about an unexpected toothache or broken crown.

You should also know what types of situations are dental emergencies. Some situations are obviously an emergency that require immediate care; other situations may be able to wait a day or two. Either way, call your dentist as soon as you have a concern.

What is a Dental Emergency?

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A Good Pilot in Rough Waters: The Truth About Dental Implants

Dental Implants with Dr. Kim

"I see a lot of patients that have issues with dental implants they've had placed.  And they always tell "They told me this would last a lifetime".

I tell them "Well, it depends on how long you live".

The thing about dental implants is that while they are an excellent replacement of your teeth, the rare just that, replacements.  Not the original.  And NOTHING we place in your mouth is going to last you forever.  But again. Depends on how long you live.

Fillings, crowns and yes, even implants, need maintenance and possible replacement over the span of time.  Especially because people are losing teeth at a younger and younger age.

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How Do Adult Orthodontics Work?

Adult Orthodontics in Glendale CA

As an adult with misaligned or gapped teeth, you may have assumed that orthodontics aren’t for you. After all, who hasn’t seen middle schoolers going through years of metal, adjustments, and discomfort? 

Even if your own teeth are compromising your dental health and causing you discomfort or embarrassment, you may have avoided thinking about braces for yourself.

If this sounds like you, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by recent innovations in adult orthodontics. Special aligners now allow adults to achieve a stunning smile without metal braces. There are even braces that come off in six months! Read on to learn more about your options for adult orthodontics in Glendale, CA.

Inman Aligners

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Three Myths About Professional Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening in Glendale CA

Have you considered professional teeth whitening for stained or yellowed teeth? If not, you may have fallen victim to teeth whitening myths! Whether performed in-office or as a take-home kit, professional teeth whitening in Glendale, CA, is popular for many reasons. It’s time to bust the myths that may be keeping you from a brighter smile.

Myth: Teeth Whitening Is Painful

While it’s normal for your teeth to feel a bit sensitive for a short time after teeth whitening, avoiding hot and cold beverages will help. However, professional teeth whitening will not cause long-term tooth or gum sensitivity.

With professional teeth whitening, your dentist takes impressions of your teeth to create customized ...

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Dental Emergencies Part 2

Emergency Dentist in Glendale CA

You've been feeling a little bit sensitive in a tooth for the past couple weeks. It's been coming and going. Not a big deal. But now it's getting a little more frequent and now you're avoiding chewing on that area and it's getting sensitive with even warm drinks now. All of a sudden you wake up in the middle of the night with an ache or shooting pain in that area that you've never felt before.

This is a very common scenario and I see it all the time. The key is not to wait after you start feeling that sensitivity. Get in right away to have it looked at.

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Accidents Happen! About Dental Emergencies

Woman holding jaw in pain | Dental Emergency Treatment in Glendale

We've all had it happen: You are walking normally when all of a sudden the curb jumps up and makes you trip and fall. You're playing with your kid and that swing comes out of nowhere to smack you in the face. You are brunching with friends and you bite into a fork or you bite into something hard in your salad and hear a crunching noise. You're now faced with a dental emergency.

Time for a Trip to the Dentist

This is the time to call your friendly neighborhood dentist that you've been meaning to get into because you're eight months overdue since your last cleaning. The tooth and area ...

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