Teeth Bleaching Fact And Fiction

Arcadia Teeth Whitening and VeneersPremier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia can help you distinguish fact from fiction regarding tooth whitening products. You have probably seen ads for brightening products contain terms such as “white brite,” “22 carbamide peroxide” and “peroxide teeth.” How do you separate fact from fiction?

Some tooth whitening dentists will guarantee fantastic results for any patient that desires a whiter smile. At Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS, we only recommend tooth bleaching for patients that are good candidates for the process. We invite you to speak with us at our Arcadia office. Not all teeth whitening systems are right for every person.

Don’t be fooled by smile whitening hype and risk poor results. If you have existing cosmetic dental work such as crowns, bonding, partial dentures or bridge work, you need to talk to a trusted professional about worry-free teeth whitening.

Tooth whitening will probably brighten your smile if you have all natural, but dull looking, teeth.

If you have several crowns in the front of your mouth, veneers, or gums that have receded, conventional tooth-whitening may not be successful. Porcelain veneers may be a better solution for you. The vast majority of our veneer recipients are happy about the results. Porcelain veneers not only brighten your smile, they can provide many other improvements.

Veneers are sometimes called “instant orthodontics” because they can correct tooth misalignment and gaps as well as furnish instant teeth whitening.

The team at  Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia would love to talk to you about teeth whitening, 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. Call us today for an appointment.

 

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

 


Tooth Replacement For The 21st Century

South Temple City tooth implant supported dentures

At Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia, we offer tooth replacement for the 21st century. Not everything was better back in the “good old days.” Take dentures, for instance. Dentures have been around for generations and have certainly improved the lives of thousands of people who have lost many or all of their teeth.

However, Grandpa’s traditional false teeth are not the best tooth replacement. Traditional dentures can stop many important mouth functions: chewing, tasting, swallowing, talking, and smiling.

Dentures have evolved!

Implant-anchored or implant-supported dentures are far superior than old-school dentures for many patients. So much better, in fact, that there really should be another term for this advanced tooth replacement system – a term that doesn’t include the word “denture.” (If you can think of a good name, let us know.)

There are two types of implant anchored dentures; removable and permanent. No adhesive is required for either system.

  • With the permanent type, screw retentions are anchored in the jaw to serve as attachment points for the denture. Permanent implant-supported dentures are very stable. Moreover, they are usually less expensive than replacing each missing tooth with an implant. (The cost varies depending on the number of implants necessary and other factors.)   Screw retentions require enough bone thickness to allow the implant to securely mesh with the existing bone. Unfortunately, some patients who have been missing teeth for a long period of time have experienced bone recession. For patients who lack the necessary amount of bone, mini-implants may be an alternative.
  • Removable implant anchored dentures have a locator attachment which allows the wearer to snap the appliance in place. Some patients prefer this type because they can remove them at night for cleaning. Countless patients who have traded in their traditional dentures report that their implant anchored dentures have significantly improved their life.

The benefits of implant-supported dentures include:

  • Increased comfort
  • Natural appearance
  • Normal tooth function
  • Improved stability
  • Better bone retention
  • Denture relines not necessary
  • Minimal gum irritation
  • No denture adhesive required

Getting implants from Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia will make you smile with a real toothy grin. We offer a full range of cosmetic dentistry procedures, as well as 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

 

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Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Saliva

At Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia, we believe that establishing a relationship with an experienced, friendly dentist is fundamental. We encourage our patients to come in twice a year for a dental examination and cleaning. We also want our patients to be knowledgeable about oral health issues.

Let’s discuss saliva. This typically yucky substance is, in reality, a finely balance body fluid that not only maintains dental health but also aids in digestion of your food.

But what’s in saliva?

  1. Water. No surprise here! Your saliva consists mostly of water.
  2. Enzymes. Enzymes are vital biological catalysts that speed chemical reactions. The enzymes in saliva begin the process of digestion.
  3. Immunoproteins. These are powerful cells that fight cellular invaders, such as bacteria. Those in saliva inhibit the overgrowth of microbes in the mouth. This is essential to avoiding gingivitis and keeping a healthy pH balance in the mouth.
  4. Minerals. Saliva minerals assist in maintaining the protective enamel surface of the teeth.

Most Arcadia dental patients produce enough saliva, but some suffer from dry mouth, which is a lack of saliva. This can be dangerous to your dental health, so be sure to speak with us if you are experiencing this.

The team at  Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia 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. Call us today for an appointment.

CONTACT PREMIER DENTAL ESTHETICS – PETER S. YOUNG, DDS:

626-433-8290

LOCATION (TAP TO OPEN IN GOOGLE MAPS):

301 W Huntington Dr. Ste 217
Arcadia, California
91007

 


Smile Like You Mean It!

Hey Arcadia Smile Like You Mean It!

Have you ever noticed someone who refuses to flash a genuine smile? Even in a family picture, they stay tight-lipped.  Maybe they need a smile makeover. Dr. Young and his team at Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia can solve all of your dental problems, no matter how complex, with their comprehensive treatment plans.

There are many reasons a dental patient could be shy about their smile, such as injury, tooth discoloration, or poor spacing. But chances are, there is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that can help.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have the confident smile you’ve always wanted?

Many patients start with teeth whitening. Other procedures include dental implants to replace a missing tooth or orthodontics to straighten teeth.

These are just some of the cosmetic dentistry procedures we offer at Premier Dental Estehetics in Arcadia. Call today to get a smile you’ll never want to hide!

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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Reinvent Yourself With A Smile Makeover

San Gabriel smile makeover

A cosmetic dentistry smile makeover from Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia can boost your self-confidence. Maybe you have an upcoming job interview, or are vying for a promotion; maybe you’re in a new relationship. A smile makeover can put you in the right frame of mind.

The process may include teeth whitening, invisible braces, porcelain veneers, dental implants, or fixing a gummy smile. Small changes can make a big difference!

Some  things to keep in mind:

  • Choose a dental professional with excellent education, a discerning eye and impeccable track record in the cosmetic dentistry field.
  • Consult with the professional, chart a course, and trust the course enough to see it through to completion.
  • Websites are great for cosmetic dentistry track records, education info, staff description and contact specifics. Visit Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS’s website at https://www.smilesofarcadia.com/.

Do Not Cut Corners
Cheap glue and shoddy engineering never stopped a plane crash. Every smile transformation should have a unique treatment plan to achieve optimal results. There is no magic pill. Healing takes time before proceeding to the next step. Dental implants, for instance, are valuable in the comfort and beauty they offer but pushing the placement of the permanent restoration before proper healing is dangerous and risky. Learn to be patient with the goal in mind.

Better Smile, Better You
A smile makeover from Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia is like reinventing yourself. We offer a full range of cosmetic dentistry procedures, as well as 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

 

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Just Like Natural Teeth (Naturally Perfect Teeth, That Is!)

porcelain veneers Arcadia

Have you been searching for the right dentist to repair your crooked, stained, or chipped teeth? The team at Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia wants to end your search! We specialize in porcelain veneers, which are a minimally-invasive solution for cracked, stained, or chipped teeth.

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of medical-grade ceramic or composite resin. We custom fit veneers to go over the front part of your teeth, giving you an attractive, completely natural appearance. You can use veneers to fix stained or chipped teeth, slightly crooked teeth, or abnormally spaced teeth.

Veneers are one of the most popular options available from modern cosmetic dentistry. They are very strong, look completely natural, and are made to match the color and shape of your teeth.

One caveat: a thin layer of enamel must be removed from the front of each tooth being covered with a veneer, in order for them to properly adhere. Once they’re cemented in place, they are permanent. But once they are in place, you’ll have the best-looking teeth of anyone you know.

At Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia, porcelain veneers are one of our most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures. Call our office to schedule an appointment 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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Do You Grind Your Teeth While You Sleep?

Arcadia dentist teeth whitening

Do you grind your teeth while you sleep? That may not be an easy question to answer if you sleep alone. It’s a common problem, though, and it can result in tooth damage. A custom-made mouth guard from Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia may be just what you need.

The Issue
Most teeth grinding occurs during sleep. Symptoms of consistent teeth grinding include a sore jaw and dull headache in the mornings. The formal term for teeteh grinding is bruxism. Common causes include anxiety and stress, but it can also be related to an abnormal bite or missing or crooked teeth.

Visit The Dentist
We can be identify bruxism through an oral examination of jaw tenderness and abnormalities in the teeth.

Mild bruxism may not require any treatment. But more serious cases can lead to jaw disorders, damaged teeth, and other problems.

At Premier Dental Esthetics, we can custom-fit you with a mouth guard to wear at night to protect your teeth. These are sometimes called “splints.” They look like an athlete’s mouth guard, but most are made from a rigid material. We also provide a wide range of family dentistry services. 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

 

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Suspect You Might Have Sleep Apnea?

oral appliance for sleep apnea Arcadia

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?

dental bone grafting Arcadia

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?

friendly children

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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