When to Choose Titanium vs Zirconia Dental Implants
Titanium has gained a tremendous amount of popularity in the last 20 years, in both medical and dental fields. From hip replacement to knee replacement to dental implants, titanium has demonstrated high success rates in millions of patients. It is successful because it is highly resistant to corrosion and the cells love to attach to its surface, a phenomenon seen under high-resolution microscopy. The most common risk associated with dental implant placement is infection, especially since there’s a high number of bacteria in the oral cavity. The risk of infection can be minimized by taking a prophylactic antibiotic one … Continue reading
Are You Ready For Your Close-Up On Emmy Night?
I will be seeing some of the most famous faces on television over the next few weeks at my Beverly Hills practice. It’s one of the busiest months of the year for my hygienists as the stars nominated for Emmys come in for teeth cleanings, whitening procedures by their dentists and their gums deep cleaned by me. It’s time-consuming and can be very expensive, especially if they haven’t been in to see us for awhile. You would be surprised at the number of celebrities whose job it is to smile for the cameras for photo shoots and red carpet … Continue reading
What I Learned From My Summer Trip – Halotherapy
I decided last minute to take a trip to Romania, so I couldn’t resist booking a 5 day trip to a local balneotherapeutic resort in the Carpathian Alps of Transylvania. Romania has the most resorts of this sort compared to other European countries. The therapeutic saltwater in the area is known for its curative properties for different aches and pains, as well as detoxification, considering that the lungs and the skin are two of the largest detoxification organ we have. But this experience I’m about to share, I’ve never seen or experienced before. My mom and I decided to … Continue reading
Treat the WHOLE not the HOLE
I recently had a patient, Greg, who came to me for a second opinion regarding his failed dental implants. He was a very busy executive and didn’t have time for these things, as he explained. He had two implants placed a month prior to seeing me and two of them failed already. Looking at the X-rays and his records, everything was done by the book. His surgeon even used a computerized guided procedure which allows us to plan the surgery on a 3D computer program, after which a guide is fabricated. But what really went wrong? I … Continue reading
My gums are receding, what are my option?
Michael came in for a consultation regarding his receding gums. “I’m in my 20s and I want to know if I need grafting.” As we keep our teeth longer, we are seeing an increased number of people with recession. So what is gum recession? If you look in the mirror and see a darker or yellowish band of tooth exposed, right above the gum line, you might be seeing the roots of your teeth. Roots are meant to be surrounded by bone, just lie the roots of a tree are fully embedded into the earth. The roots of your … Continue reading
We Can Make a World of Difference in Preventing Oral Cancers
We have so many stressors in our modern high-tech world, struggling to brush and floss our teeth shouldn’t be one of them, and yet maintaining the minimum of good oral hygiene, is often a low priority, for millions of people. This year’s message for World Cancer Day on February 4th is empowering: “We Can. I Can.” So much of what’s going on in our world today is out of our control, but we can manifest good oral health, by seeking regular checkups, and routine dental care, such as teeth cleanings. As dental professionals, we can often be the … Continue reading
Keep your smile white with cosmetic dentistry and other tips from Beverly Hills, CA, dentist
When you smile, do people notice your friendly personality or stains on your teeth? If you’re like many patients in Beverly Hills, CA, you want to remove the discoloration and bring back your sparkling smile. To understand how to keep your smile bright and white, it’s important to understand why the staining happens. Several factors cause discoloration of the teeth: Food and beverages: If you’re a heavy coffee drinker, enjoy red wine frequently, or eat dark pasta sauces often, it’s important to understand that this could be causing stains. Most dentists suggest eliminating these items. However, we know … Continue reading
DO YOU KNOW WHO YOU’RE KISSING?
Most of us play super sleuth when we hear a stranger’s name. If it’s a potential date mate, our fingers are lightning rods on the keyboards of our mobile phones, tablets, or laptops. We get the instant gratification of immediate information on the object of our interest from a Google search. But nowhere on the internet will you find information about a guy or gal’s oral health, and yet the state of their mouths is certainly more important than how many Instagram likes or other social media followers and friend requests awaiting our approval. Brush up on who … Continue reading
Dental fillings are a cosmetic dentistry procedure for Beverly Hills area residents
Dental fillings are just one of many cosmetic dentistry solutions available for patients in the Beverly Hills, CA. area. Dr. Sanda Moldovan and her team of professionals work with individuals to help them achieve a more beautiful smile! Her practice is equipped with the materials and devices needed to provide solutions that make patients proud to share their smiles with others! Cosmetic dentistry solutions Dr. Sanda Moldovan provides a wide selection of cosmetic dentistry solutions: ● Composite fillings – composite dental fillings are perfect for patients who are diagnosed with cavities and need to repair their natural … Continue reading
Beverly Hills area dentist asks, do you share your toothbrush?
Do you share your toothbrush? Surprisingly, an Irish health study showed that approximately one third of adults admitted to sharing a toothbrush with someone else. While some patients may not find this to be important, it can be the cause of some oral issues. Dr. Sanda Moldovan of Beverly Hills, CA explains to patients why toothbrushes should never be shared! Reasons to avoid using another person’s toothbrush When it comes to toothbrush use, here are a few things to keep in mind regarding sharing a toothbrush with another individual: A toothbrush can easily spread bloodborne illnesses, such as Hep C … Continue reading