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    A Wise Investment That Pays Off Every Day

    You may not sport a sparkling 3-carat diamond on your finger or zip around town in a shiny Ferrari, but you can flash a celebrity-caliber smile. (And we think it is a much better investment than extravagant jewelry or a pricey car.) Cosmetic dentistry from Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia is an investment in you, and it pays off every single day.

    When you ask us about cosmetic dentistry, you’ll get reliable advice because we have transformed hundreds of smiles, and know what is involved with each particular procedure. If you live in the Arcadia area and have questions about cosmetic dentistry, please give us a call.

    You can visit our smile gallery to see before and after pictures of some of our valued patients, and hear about their smile makeover success stories. During a consultation we can discuss the cost and create a customized treatment plan.

    In addition to cosmetic dentistry, Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia can help you with a host of dental services including family dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us 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

     


    Beware of Hidden Sugar

    At Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia CA, we counsel our dental patients to watch their sugar intake to prevent cavities and other health troubles.

    If you are trying to de-sugar your diet, you are probably skipping the usual suspects: candy, soda, and baked treats. But not all sugar is as conspicuous as the frosting on a piece of chocolate cake or the powdery stuff in pixie stix.

    Here are some foods found in grocery stores and school cafeterias with a surprisingly high sugar content:

    • Ketchup
    • Low fat versions of snack foods (Manufacturers often replace fat with sugar.)
    • Salad dressing
    • Breads, buns, rolls
    • Spaghetti sauce
    • Protein bars
    • Granola
    • Canned soup
    • Peanut butter
    • Yogurt
    • Fast food meals (Hamburgers, fries, sandwiches, and salads are often loaded with sugar, not to mention the dessert items.)
    • Antacids
    • Cough drops
    • Fruit smoothies (Even a small serving has a whopping amount of sugar.)

    Reading the fine print on labels is a must. The following terms are all types of sugar:

    raw sugar, cane sugar, glucose, lactose, galactose, fructose, dextrose, honey, sorghum, molasses, cane sugar, confectioner’s sugar, crystallized cane juice, invert sugar, maltodextrin (or dextrin), maple syrup, concentrated fruit juices, evaporated cane juice

    Do the math: when shopping at markets or health food stores, carefully assess food labels before you buy. Four grams of sugar equals one teaspoon. Add up all the grams of every type of sugar listed and divide by four to truly comprehend how much sugar an item contains.

    At POremier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia CA, we advocate and practice preventative care for lifelong dental health. We offer family and cosmetic dentistry.

    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


    Three Reasons Not to Skip a Dental Checkup

    Life gets busy. Sometimes it seems impossible to keep up with everything you “gotta do.” At Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia CA, we understand that. But we encourage you to think twice before you cancel or postpone a dental checkup because you think it’s less important than the other twenty items on your to-do list.

    Twice-yearly dental exams are vital for keeping your smile in optimal shape!

    “But my teeth feel fine.”
    Don’t be lulled into a false sense of security. The fact is that no news isn’t necessarily good news. Dental troubles can be progressing without you being aware of it.

    1. Your Gums May Be Receding
    Gum recession doesn’t happen all at once. Gum tissue can move back almost imperceptibly until teeth and bone are in danger.

    2. Decay May Be Lurking
    When the acids in plaque start drilling into a tooth, we usually don’t feel it until it has passed through the enamel and dentin and hits the nerve. Ouch! By that time, there is a crater in the tooth. Regular cleanings remove plaque before it can do any damage.

    3. Prevent Oral Cancer
    About 50,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year.1 Doctor dentist will screen for oral cancer during your exam. As with all types of cancer, early diagnosis is essential.

    After your entire mouth has been examined, we will detail what is necessary moving forward. Whether that’s flossing more often or discussing major fixes such as braces, we will make certain that you get all the information you need to ensure your smile is bright and beautiful!

    Scheduling twice-yearly exams with Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia CA will ensure you avoid acute dental problems. We offer family and cosmetic dentistry.

    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


    Great Achievements in Dentistry

    Dental implants are one of the greatest advances in the field of dentistry. They are an artificial tooth root that is surgically implanted into the jaw of a patient, to replace a missing root. The implant, in turn, can support an artificial tooth. Dental implants are available from Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia.

    The idea of a dental implant actually goes back at least a thousand years. But implants as we know them today date back to the early 1950s. One of their great benefits is that they help to prevent bone loss, which is common in people who have lost one of their natural teeth.

    In practical terms, the great thing about implants is that they function like a natural tooth. Implants are typically made of titanium, and they fuse to the patient’s jaw. They integrate so well with the bone that the body does not recognize them as a foreign object, and try to reject them.

    Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth, or they can be used as anchors for dentures. Dentures may be more affordable, but because they are removable, most patients find that they can be unreliably loose. They can also affect the ability to enjoy food. These are not issues with implant-supported dentures.

    Dental implants from Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia are the closest thing to getting back a natural tooth. Find out more by scheduling a consultation 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


    Top Ten Reasons to Visit Your Dentist

    Your smile deserves regular attention. If you haven’t seen the dentist at Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia lately, consider these important reasons why you should:

    1. Check Up: It’s time, and this is the best way to head off any dental problems.
    2. Clean Up: Our dental hygienist is ready to give you a super clean smile.
    3. Brush Up: If it has been a while since your last dental visit, it’s probably time to come in for a refresher course on correct dental hygiene.
    4. Avoid Pain: If you have dental pain and have been putting off a trip to the dentist, come in now, because we specialize in relieving dental pain.
    5. Fillings: We can find and fill all your dental cavities in almost no time at all. This will help you abstain from more painful issues down the road, and helps some of those sensitivities to hot and cold.
    6. Prevent Gum Disease: We’ll assess the health of your gums and suggest treatments or practices that are available to help you improve the health of your gums.
    7. A Whiter Smile: We can help. We have tooth whitening options available that will enhance your smile and make your teeth whiter.
    8. Tooth Replacement: If you are missing a tooth, we can help restore your smile with the latest in tooth replacement technology.
    9. Cosmetic Dentistry: Considering making improvements to your smile? We can help you evaluate the options.
    10. Confidence: Nothing brings you more confidence than a healthy,  smile.

    The team at Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia CA provides the cleanings and checkups that give you peace of mind. We provide family and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next appointment with us 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

     


    Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS Works To Earn Your Trust

    Premier Dental Esthetics - Peter S. Young, DDS in ArcadiaHello! I’m Dr. Peter Young, DDS, of Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia. I have been practicing general and cosmetic dentistry since 1997. Dentistry is a challenging and fascinating profession; dentists must have diagnostic skills, dexterity, extensive scientific knowledge, and good visual memory. Dentistry also requires artistic ability. In addition to the technical aspects of dentistry, I really enjoy interacting with my Arcadia dental patients.

    I recognize that my patients have other choices in Pasadena area dental practices, and I work continually to earn their trust and surpass their expectations.

    Each dental patient is unique. Many of my patients come in twice-yearly for an exam and cleaning. We help them maintain excellent oral health. Some San Gabriel cosmetic dentistry patients come to me seeking major restorative dental work. It is extremely gratifying to complete a smile makeover and see the patient’s reaction when they see their new smile for the first time.

    When I have a pre-treatment consultation with a new South Temple City patient, it is very informative for both of us. The patient learns the specifics about the possible procedures and I learn about the patient’s goals, concerns and expectations. Then I work with the patient to develop a dental treatment plan that fits the patient’s needs, desired outcome and budget.

    My dental practice is located at 301 W Huntington Dr. Ste 217 in Arcadia. If you are looking for an experienced dentist in the Pasadena area, call 626-445-2536 to schedule a consultation.

    I look forward to meeting with 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

     


    Dental Confidence Or Caution

    Whether you are one of the folks who goes willingly for your check-up, or are hesitant about getting dental work done, Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia wants to see you every six months to make sure you’ve got excellent oral health.

    There is a direct connection between poor dental health and underlying, systemic conditions. To put it another way, a healthy mouth can help you maintain a healthy body.

    Oral bacteria and inflammation may be associated with a host of health issues, from heart disease and endocarditis, to premature birth and low birth weights. Oral bacteria can spread from the mouth into the blood and cause serious, even life-threatening infection of the heart valves.

    We aren’t trying to frighten anyone, but clearly your oral health is a  serious issue. It’s a good reason (maybe the best) to brush and floss daily (twice a day is better), and see us at Premier Dental Esthetic in Arcadia every six months for a cleaning and checkup. We provide family dentistry, along with teeth whitening and other cosmetic dentistry procedures. Schedule an appointment with us 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

     


    Know The Facts About Oral Piercings

    health risks of oral piercings Arcadia

    Body piercings are a common form of self-expression. This post is about oral piercing, and its effects on oral health.

    Since this is a dental blog, you may be expecting all sorts of alarms about the dangers of piercings. You are right. Unfortunately, these piercings and the jewelry they accommodate can lead to serious troubles with not only your teeth and mouth, but your entire body.

    Oral piercings can cause tooth damage, tooth decay, periodontal disease, tooth loss, bone recession, compromised immune system function and, in rare cases, death. Any oral piercing opens you up to  harmful infections and complications. The mouth is full of germs and introducing foreign objects permanently is not natural for your body’s health.

    A tongue piercing can result in difficulty chewing with unnatural chewing patterns that may lead to swallowing problems. The jewelry produces excess saliva from the salivary glands, which throws off the natural balance of your oral cavity. Permanent nerve deterioration, excessive bleeding, and allergic reactions can also develop.

    Metal jewelry also can easily come in contact with your teeth, leading to cracked, chipped, or damaged teeth. Your teeth are built to last a lifetime. Chips, cracks, and enamel erosion compromise their durability and shorten their life span.

    Complications with some piercings ensue by the introduction of hepatitis and herpes simplex viruses, and even more complications have occurred with bacteria entering the bloodstream and eventually lodging in the heart valve. In rare cases, such infections are fatal.

    Though not technically a piercing, some California people drill small holes in their teeth to place rhinestones or other jewelry. Drilling into a tooth is harmful for many reasons, including damage that can make a root canal necessary. The jewel also can attract bacteria that can directly go into the drilled cavity of the tooth.

    At Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia, we are providers of family and cosmetic dentistr. We encourage patients with oral piercings to remove their jewelry before it puts their health at risk. If plan to keep yours, we urge you to have regular dental cleanings and check-ups. We will set up a schedule for regular visits so we can discover and correct problems in their early stages before they become more severe.

    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

     


    Same Day Smile Makeovers

    Same Day Smile Makeovers At Premier Dental Esthetics - Peter S. Young, DDS In Arcadia

    Have you ever wished your cosmetic dentist could glue new pearly white covers on your existing teeth as quick and easy as you paint a wall in your house? Guess what? With porcelain veneers from Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia, it’s possible.

    Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin tooth-shaped fronts that are permanently attached to your natural teeth. Unlike a crown procedure, no tooth structure needs to be removed to place the restoration.

    At Premier Dental Esthetics, veneers are used alone or with other cosmetic dental procedures in complete smile makeovers. Because they can repair cosmetic tooth misalignment in one visit, veneers are sometimes described as ‘instant orthodontics’.

    Do veneers look like natural teeth?
    Skilled dental lab artists create porcelain veneers with the color, reflective properties, and translucency of natural teeth: perfect natural teeth, that is. In addition, porcelain veneers can be fabricated in any size or shape.

    Are veneers
    strong?
    Porcelain veneers are fabricated out of extremely durable material. If you have questions about whether a veneer or dental crown is the best choice for you, just ask us. We will consider the size and condition of the tooth and its position in the mouth.

    How long do veneers last?
    Some smile makeover patients have veneers they received over 15 years ago. (And they still look incredible!) If properly cared for, veneers can last as long as dental crowns.

    Are porcelain veneers affordable
    ?
    The cost of cosmetic porcelain veneers at Premier Dental Esthetics is competitive with other premium cosmetic dental practices in the Pasadena area. We use the top dental lab to create our veneers and a significant portion of the cost goes to the lab. Porcelain veneers are often less expensive than crowns and orthodontia.

    Schedule an appointment with Premier Dental Esthetics today. We also provide family dentistry.

    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

     


    Dental Confidence Or Caution

    San Gabriel cosmetic dental and tooth implants

    Whether you are one of those who goes willingly for a check-up, or are hesitant about getting dental work done, Premier Dental Esthetics is your Arcadia dentist.

    The cost of dentistry doesn’t have to be an unknown. A suitable consultation can bring you up to date about possible procedures and shed light on the pros and cons of comprehensive dentistry, our specialty.

    Not only do we offer cosmetic dentistry, we’ll see patients for dental implants because we want to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors. We’ll have you open wide for orthodontics because straighter teeth are healthier teeth.

    Make an appointment with Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia 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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