Suspect You Might Have Sleep Apnea?

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Do you think you might have sleep apnea? If so, we encourage you to schedule an exam with your doctor right away. Depending on the outcome of that, sleep apnea treatment is available here at Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia.

Sleep apnea is a serious, potentially life-threatening condition.

Does your bed partner tell you that you frequently stop breathing during the night? What if you sleep alone? Here are some signs that you may have sleep apnea:

  • Loud snoring
  • Abrupt awakenings
  • Difficulty staying asleep
  • Frequently being tired during the day
  • Waking with a dry mouth
  • Headaches, especially in the morning after awakening
  • Difficulty concentrating

Recurring interruptions in breathing during sleep deprives the brain of oxygen. When the brain is not getting enough oxygen, the heart slows down. When breathing resumes, the heart goes into panic mode to push the oxygen to the brain. Then the cycle repeats itself many times an hour each and every night. This stop-and-start action is dangerous for every organ in the body.

A device called Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is the best-known treatment for sleep apnea. Many people have never heard of any other treatments.

An alternative called Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT)  can be an effective treatment for obstructive sleep apnea.

Sleep apnea treatment is available here at Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia. To begin, download and fill out our sleep history form. Then schedule an appointment right away!

Contact Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS:

626-445-2536

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

301 W Huntington Dr. Ste 217
Arcadia, California
91007

 

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Are You At Risk For Bone Recession?

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We all know that a healthy smile requires decay-free teeth and healthy gums, but how often do we appreciate our jaw bone? Our teeth need a strong firm foundation to remain healthy and beautiful. This post from Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia looks at bone recession.

Occasionally, a patient experiences bone recession in their jaw which can cause tooth loss and other problems. However, it is ordinarily the other way around. The bone loss occurs as a result of a lost tooth. When a tooth and its root is lost, the blood supply and stimulus required for maintaining healthy bone is taken away.

Let’s look at the most common causes of jaw bone recession:

Extracted Teeth
Bone is living tissue and needs stimulation to stay healthy and retain its size and density. Biting, chewing, talking and all the other normal mouth functions keep the portion of the bone surrounding the tooth root healthy. When a tooth is extracted, the bone that used to anchor the tooth root recedes as if it understands that it is no longer needed. A dental implant provides stimulation similar to the natural tooth and can prevent bone recession.

Gum Infection
A gum infection can result when gum inflammation goes untreated and progresses to periodontitis. With periodontitis, the gums pull away from the teeth creating pockets which provide the perfect breeding ground for the detrimental infection.

Gum infections can progress undetected, though there are usually warning signs. Swollen, painful gums, loose teeth, and gums that bleed when brushed are symptoms of periodontitis. The infection dissolves bone as the gums pull away from the tooth. Inadequate oral hygiene increases the risk of gum disease but other factors can compromise gum health. These include smoking (no surprise here), hormone levels, diseases that lower immune system effectiveness, medications that cause dry mouth, and genetic predisposition.

Abscessed Tooth
An abscess is a pus-filled pocket of infection that occurs in the nerve and roots of a tooth. As the infection attacks the tooth and bone tissue it creates a space that fills with pus. There are several treatments for a tooth abscess including antibiotics to kill the infection, a root canal, or extraction, if needed.

If you would like to replace a missing tooth with a dental implant, but don’t have enough bone at the implant site, you might be a candidate for bone grafting. Bone grafting may sound like major oral surgery but it is really a routine procedure. Call us at Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia. Services include family dentistry. Make an appointement today!

Contact Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS:

626-445-2536

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

301 W Huntington Dr. Ste 217
Arcadia, California
91007

 

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Kids Who Like Dental Visits?

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At Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia, we are passionate about protecting children’s dental health, and proud  that most of our young patients enjoy their checkups, cleanings, and treatments. We believe that establishing a relationship with an experienced, friendly dentist is fundamental.

The Oral Health-Physical Health Connection

Good physical health for children is impossible without the dental health component. Though this seems obvious, cavities in children is a national epidemic, yet for the most part is preventable. Regular checkups are just as critical as well child exams and immunizations.

The health of your child’s teeth and gums affects their speech development, eating habits, academic success, mental health, and social relationships. At Premier Dental Esthetics, we love working with you and your child to establish habits that ensure a healthy smile for life.

The Good News

Today’s children are far less fearful of the dentist than earlier generations. Part of the reason is that dental tools have evolved, and rarely cause any pain. If you are old enough to remember the whining dental drills of fifty years ago, you probably have a greater appreciation for the technological developments that make dental treatment far more pleasant than in years past.

At Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia, children’s dental health is huge. We offer family and cosmetic dentistry services. Schedule an appointment for your youngster (or yourself) today.

Contact Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS:

626-445-2536

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

301 W Huntington Dr. Ste 217
Arcadia, California
91007

 

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Dental Veneers: 7 Fast Fixes

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This post from Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia focuses on porcelain veneers, which are used extensively in cosmetic dentistry.

Porcelain veneers are custom made to permanently cover the front part of one or more teeth. Wafer-thin, super-strong veneers can remedy many cosmetic issues such as:

  1. Chips
  2. Cracks
  3. Stains
  4. Teeth that are misshapen
  5. Teeth that are too short
  6. Teeth that are misaligned
  7. Gaps between teeth

To begin the veneer procedure, we will make a model of your teeth. Then, a skilled technician will use the model to fabricate them. In some veneer procedures, a small amount of the enamel from the face of the tooth has to be removed. Today’s veneer process leaves most of your healthy tooth structure.

Porcelain veneers are just one of the cosmetic dentistry procedures we offer at Premier Dental Estehetics in Arcadia. Call our office today, and find out what we can do for your smile!

Contact Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS:

626-445-2536

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

301 W Huntington Dr. Ste 217
Arcadia, California
91007

 

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Tooth Tips For Traveling

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If you will be traveling soon, the team at Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia reminds you not to forget the dental hygiene component.

That means more than remembering to pack your toothbrush. It’s always a good idea to have a checkup before leaving on long vacations, especially if you’re headed somewhere without adequate dental care options. This quick check-up will help you be sure that your mouth is ready to travel.

Another important consideration: if you have any dental procedures scheduled before you leave, discuss it with us. Many procedures are actually surgical procedures. You may need more time to heal than you realize.

Also, if you’re leaving by plane, you should be aware that changes in the cabin pressure may cause tooth pain or discomfort for patients who have just had oral surgery. Additionally, make sure you are aware of any needed follow-up appointments with your dentist or orthodontist before you schedule a vacation.

At Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia, we want our patients to practice good dental hygiene at home and on the road. Our services include family and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next appointment today – and bon voyage!

Contact Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS:

626-445-2536

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

301 W Huntington Dr. Ste 217
Arcadia, California
91007

 

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Do You Love Your Smile? Try Cosmetic Dentistry in Arcadia!

Pasadena Cosmetic Dentistry Cosmetic Dentistry in Arcadia The South Temple City people who are most happy with their smiles have healthy, straight teeth that sparkle when they laugh. If nature didn’t bless you with attractive teeth, remember that you are not alone. Most perfect smiles you come across in San Gabriel were not always that way. They are the result of cosmetic dentistry performed by an experienced Pasadena aesthetic dentist.

At Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS in Arcadia, Peter Young DDS provides the state-of-the-art procedures that deliver dazzling, flawless teeth for cosmetic dentistry patients. We treat patients from 1 to 99. You are never too young or too old to improve your smile; but it will definitely make you feel younger! Two common smile problems are yellow enamel and chipped teeth.

Suffering from Discolored Teeth?

Few people in Arcadia have pearly white smiles that stay that way forever. Even with consistent brushing, flossing, and regular dental cleanings, our teeth darken as we age. Fortunately, the most affordable cosmetic dentistry procedure is tooth bleaching. Picture yourself with a celebrity-caliber smile. It is possible with safe and affordable teeth whitening at Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS.

Repair Damaged Teeth with Cosmetic Dentistry in Arcadia

Our teeth work hard for us day after day, year after year. Sometimes they get chipped or cracked in the process. If you would like to fix your tooth flaws, schedule a consultation by calling Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS at 626-445-2536. We use porcelain veneers every day to remedy tooth trauma. Cosmetic bonding has been used with fabulous results for many years and bonding is usually a fraction of the price of a crown.

Ask Dr. Young which of our cosmetic dentistry procedures can be completed in one appointment. How about a same-day smile makeover with cosmetic dentistry in Arcadia? If you have never been eager to show your teeth when you smile or laugh, now is the time to change that with cosmetic dentistry in Aracdia. Call Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS today at 626-445-2536 to schedule a smile design consultation.

Contact Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS:

626-445-2536

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

301 W Huntington Dr. Ste 217
Arcadia, California
91007


Replace Those Old Silver Fillings

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Do you recall what your teeth looked like before you had your first cavity? When you opened your mouth to laugh or yawn, others would only see pearly white molar surfaces. Well, unless, of course, you had been munching on Oreos (LOL). Even if you’ve had a cavity (or cavities), our team at Premier Dental Esthetics, your leading general and cosmetic dentistry provider in the Arcadia, California area, believes that it’s time to move on from those old-school silver amalgam fillings that many family dentists relied on back in the day. Tooth-colored fillings that match your natural teeth are the best option.

If you are like many people, you started developing tooth decay fairly young and started receiving those ubiquitous silver eyesores.  As the years passed, two fillings became three, then three fillings may have become four. Now when you open wide, others see a mouthful of metal.

Fortunately, people with silver amalgam fillings can regain the smile of their youth. The replacement of silver fillings with composite tooth-colored fillings is a relatively inexpensive cosmetic dental procedure available at Premier Dental Esthetics that can transform your smile just as dramatically as more extensive cosmetic dental treatments. Composite fillings are fabricated with a mixture of glass or quartz and resin which results in a natural tooth-colored material. They are quite durable when bonded to the tooth with adhesive.

Hopefully, you don’t have a new cavity; but if you do, you can get a white composite filling. In addition to the cosmetic benefits over silver, they require the removal of less healthy tooth structure. If you would like to improve your smile by replacing silver-mercury fillings, please call us at Premier Dental Esthetics to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation in the Arcadia, California area today.

Contact Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS:

626-445-2536

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

301 W Huntington Dr. Ste 217
Arcadia, California
91007


Both Smoking And Vaping Put Your Smile At Risk | Oral Health in Arcadia

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A recent study on the influences of e-cigarettes on oral health has more troubling information for people who believe vaping is safer than smoking traditional cigarettes. In a study published in the journal Oncotarget, researchers concluded that e-cigarettes may cause chronic inflammation and irreversible cellular deterioration. These conditions, in turn, can result in gingivitis, oral cancer, and tooth loss.

Why is this article appearing on a pediatric dental blog? Unfortunately, many adolescents in the Pasadena area have taken up vaping. It has become an issue for dentists who provide dental care for adolescents. As defined by the FDA, “E-cigarettes are devices that allow users to inhale an aerosol containing nicotine or other substances.”

Before e-cigarettes emerged on the scene in 2005, the number of men and women who smoked traditional cigarettes had remained fairly steady. The unanticipated rise in popularity of e-cigarettes, however, has generated a widespread health risk, especially for the nation’s teenagers. “Between 2011 and 2015, the U.S. Surgeon General found e-cigarette use among high school students increased by 900 percent, with more teens now using e-cigarettes than cigarettes.”

At Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS, we care about our patients physical and oral health in Arcadia. Our experienced team treats patients suffering from smoking-related oral health conditions with expertise and compassion. We also attempt to offer accurate information about public health issues and oral health in Arcadia. We add our voice to the healthcare professionals who are working to inform the public about the dangers of e-cigarettes and clear up the misconception that they are somehow less dangerous than traditional cigarettes. If you have questions about oral health in Arcadia or some of our services, feel free to give us a call. We offer treatments such as cosmetic dentistry, emergency dental care, and dental implants.

Contact Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS:

626-445-2536

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

301 W Huntington Dr. Ste 217
Arcadia, California
91007


Replace a Missing Tooth with a Durable Dental Implant

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Implants? Crowns? Veneers? Invisible braces? As dental technology and services have expanded in the Arcadia area, so has the vocabulary. Dentistry has advanced to provide many new solutions that address almost every possible dental issue. Dr. Peter Young, considered one of the best dentists in California, has the ability with cosmetic and optimal restorative care.

In the past, if a patient in Arcadia had a missing tooth or a severely damaged tooth, California dentists regularly suggested dental bridges or dentures, because they were the best options at the time. These days, unprecedented dental implants in Arcadia have proven to be superior to dental bridges for most dental patients. They can also replace dentures or anchor dentures for some patients.

Dental implants in Arcadia provides many essential advantages over a dental bridge or dentures, such as:

Longevity – Dental implants are durable and permanent, meaning with proper care they can last ten years or more.
Seamless – Fabricated to have the same shape, size, and color of the original tooth, the implant will blend seamlessly with all the other teeth. If the original tooth had aesthetic troubles, these can usually be repaired with the implant crown.
Function – A dental implant functions like a natural tooth allowing for normal eating and speaking.
Convenience – Unlike dentures, no adhesives, rinsing, or removal is needed.
Independent – Like the missing tooth, the dental implant is treated individually. No damaging of adjacent teeth is required, as with dental bridges. This independence allows nearby teeth to remain intact. Cleaning is easier than with most dental bridges which can require the threading of floss under and around the artificial tooth.

If you want to determine if dental implants in Arcadia are right for you or if you desire specifics about smile redesigns, call Premier Dental Esthetics for more details. We look forward to meeting you!

Contact Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS:

626-445-2536

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

301 W Huntington Dr. Ste 217
Arcadia, California
91007


The Royalty Treatment at Premier Dental Esthetics

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When Dr. Peter Young crowns one of our patients, the coronation is a celebration of a stronger smile. The necessity of a dental crown in Arcadia is usually readily apparent. Based on how much tooth is available to hold in a filling, sometimes a crown is needed to add more support and to keep the tooth from falling apart or breaking. Crowns are also necessary as a sturdy support for dental bridges. A dental crown in Arcadia restores your tooth to normal shape, size and strength, and allows it to resume its proper place as a team player with the other teeth.

Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS, located at 301 W Huntington Dr. Ste 217 in Arcadia, California 91007, opened their doors in 1997 and has been serving patients throughout California with extraordinary efficiency, expertise and personal attention since 1997. You could be our next royal to smile and wave for the paparazzi.

Consult with Dr. Young to find out if you are a candidate for state-of-the-art restorative procedures meant to increase the life of your precious permanent teeth such as a fabulous dental crown in Arcadia. Keep in mind that crowns come in a variety of strong, reliable materials. Matching the natural color of your teeth increases the beauty of your smile. Gold crowns are incredibly strong and have the “bling” factor, but there are certainly other options.

In addition to restorative services, we would love to talk to you about cleanings, cosmetic services, teeth whitening, braces, veneers, and other smile makeover possibilities. We are equipped to offer general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, family dentistry, orthodontics and a long list of other procedures. Schedule your visit today with our comprehensive staff at 626-445-2536. A crown can return your tooth to all its former glory as a smiling, glowing, expert chewing machine.

Contact Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS:

626-445-2536

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

301 W Huntington Dr. Ste 217
Arcadia, California
91007