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    Pamper Yourself With Professional Teeth Whitening

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    Have you ever thought about professional teeth whitening? You get to relax in a comfy chair and enjoy a bright smile when you leave. Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia has a warm, friendly, and relaxing atmosphere.

    The proven teeth whitening system used in our practice has been thoroughly tested for safety and effectiveness. We enhance smiles every day and have hundreds of satisfied cosmetic dental patients.

    If you are in need of cosmetic dentistry to remedy some issues with your smile, we can also help you with that at Premier Dental Esthetics. We have beautified countless smiles using a variety of common and not-so-common cosmetic dental procedures.

    Cosmetic dentistry at Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia is all about making positive changes to your smile, and at the same time maintaining the health of your teeth and gums. We also offer 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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    Don’t Settle For An Unattractive Smile

    Don’t Settle For An Unattractive Smile In Arcadia!No one likes to settle for less than the best, especially with something as important as your smile. At Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia we use cosmetic dentistry to bring solutions to your smile problems.

    Cosmetic dentistry is all about using classic dentistry techniques to bring positive changes to your smile. At the same time, it serves to complement your overall general and oral health.

    There is a variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures to choose from. The good news is that even a small change to your teeth can have dramatic results on your smile.

    Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures available. They consist of thin ceramic shells that are custom-fitted to the front of your teeth to improve their appearance, masking misshapen or damaged teeth that are otherwise structurally sound.

    Teeth whitening, too, is another extremely popular procedure. Everyone seems to want whiter teeth; just look at all the products available at the grocery store. But nothing that comes from a tube or bottle can match the whitening power of professional teeth whitening.

    These are just a few of the cosmetic dentistry procedures available from Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia. To find out more, schedule a consultation 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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    Dead Or Just Sick?

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    This blog post from Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia centers around the need for root canal treatment.

    Since our teeth don’t grow and the enamel is not made of living cells, sometimes we forget that teeth are alive. We are reminded that they have active nerves when we have a toothache or sudden sensitivity to hot or cold food.

    Like other organs, teeth need a blood supply to stay alive and healthy.

    Veins, arteries, lymph vessels and nerves live below the enamel and dentin in the pulp of the tooth. When the blood flow is cut off, the tooth eventually dies. What can cause blood flow troubles? Injury, trauma, infection, large fillings, and multiple restorations can impact a tooth’s blood supply.

    When a tooth becomes infected, it can be saved with root canal therapy. During a root canal (known foramlly as endodontic treatment) the soft tissue in the root of the tooth is removed. Once the roots are cleaned out and widened, they are filled with a special rubber material. The root canal is only the first step in the complete tooth restoration. The final steps are the core build up and crown.

    Root canals ordinarily last many years, but not always. Inadequate oral hygiene, decay, periodontal disease, an undetected crack, abscess, or degradation of root canal sealing materials can all cause a root canal to fail.

    In addition to root canals, Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia provides a full range of cosmetic 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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    Premier Dental Esthetics Has A Solution For Dental Anxiety

    Oral Conscious SedationSome of our patients at Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia experience severe anxiety when undergoing dental treatment. With sedation dentistry, it is possible for them to get the dental treatment  they need.

    You may want to consider sedation dentistry if you have any of the following issues:

    • Strong gag reflex
    • Fear of needles
    • Sensitive teeth
    • Fear and anxiety associated with dental treatment
    • Difficulty getting numb
    • A history of negative dental experiences
    • Trouble controlling body movement due to Parkinson’s disease, Cerebral Palsy or related condition
    • Need extensive dental treatment requiring lengthy dental visits

    We provide three sedation dentistry options. You might consider each one a little stronger than the one preceding it.

    • Nitrous Oxide. Commonly known as laughing gas, it is administered through a mask (as in the accompanying photo). Nitrous gives patients a giddy, relaxed feeling. It may or may not make you laugh. It’s been used in dentistry for more than a century, to great effect. It works quickly and wears off quickly.
    • Oral Conscious Sedation. This involves taking a sedative an hour or so before your appointment. As its name implies, you’ll remain awake during your procedure. But you will be extremely relaxed. Most patients are largely unaware of what is going on around them. You’ll need someone to drive you home when your appointment is over.
    • IV Sedation. Administered intravenously, IV sedation is very powerful. Most patients stay awake during their procedure, but are not very alert. It is the strongest option we have. You’ll need a ride home afterward. Plan on taking the rest of the day off.

    At Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia, we want our patients to get the dental care they need in order to have healthy teeth and gums. In addition to sedation, we provide family dentistry and many other services.

    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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    Professional Teeth Whitening In Arcadia

    Professional Teeth Whitening at Premier Dental Esthetics - Peter S. Young, DDSA stunning smile leaves a lasting impression. Professional teeth whitening from Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia can dramatically improve your overall appearance and give you a boost in self-confidence.

    Our teeth often turn yellow or gray as we age. The things we eat and drink continually such as colored sodas, coffee and red wine exacerbate the staining.

    Most people are aware that smoking is not only bad for the lungs, but can also discolor the teeth. There are even some medications that can impact tooth color.

    If you are considering having your teeth whitened, you must first select which method to use. At Premier Dental Esthetics, we enjoy discussing treatment options with our patients. To schedule a consultation to talk about teeth whitening or any other dental procedure, call our office.

    All of the whitening methods may cause tooth pain or sensitivity, but this usually goes away in a few days. If you have crowns, porcelain veneers, or dental bonding, it is critical to talk to your dentist before choosing a whitening method.

    Teeth whitening is just one of the cosmetic dentistry services offered by Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia. We also offer a full 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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    The Importance of Six Month Checkups

    When you leave Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia CA after a cleaning and checkup, our front desk always makes sure to schedule your next appointment with us, six months down the road. Is that really necessary? Isn’t having the dentist look inside your mouth once a year enough?

    The short answer is: no. An unfortunate reality of dental health is that it doesn’t take very long for new problems to appear, and the sooner we identify and treat them, the better. You don’t want to give a cavity an extra six months to eat away at the enamel of your teeth.

    We understand that no one really likes going to the dentist. Even when you’re confident that your teeth are in great shape, do you really want to sit for an hour while a hygienist pokes and scrapes your teeth and gum line?

    But as the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Benjamin Franklin said that more than two hundred years ago, and it’s as true now as it was in his day. If you don’t have cleanings and checkups on a regular basis, you’re gambling with your dental health – and that can result in other health complications.

    By now, we think you get the point. But here are three very good reasons to see us every six months:

    • Plaque and tarter. Even brushing and flossing twice a day won’t get everything. There are areas that simply won’t be reached. Plaque and tartar has a way of settling into those areas, and should be removed frequently.
    • Bad habits. When you see us on a regular basis, we have the chance to identify new problems that may appear. Additional stress in life may lead to teeth grinding or jaw clenching; the early stages of gum disease, not noticeable six months ago, may be plain to see. No matter the issue, early detection and early treatment are the best ways to treat it.
    • Oral cancer check. You don’t have to be a smoker to get oral cancer, although tobacco use increases your risk. Once again, the sooner it is found, the better the chances of successful treatment and recovery.

    During those six months between cleanings and checkups, remember to brush and floss your teeth twice a day. And mark your calendar; your next checkup will be here before you know it.

    At Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia CA, we provide general 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

     


    Smile Makeovers: First Things First

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    In this blog post from Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia, we will focus on something that happens occasionally when a patient requests cosmetic dentistry.

    Let us set the stage. The patient comes in for a consultation about a smile makeover. We’ll call him Mr. Jones. The dentist listens carefully as he explains the esthetic problems that he wants to remedy. Mr. Jones wants to fix two chipped teeth, get a dental implant for a tooth that is missing altogether, and whiten his whole smile. He describes what he envisions for his smile after undergoing treatment.

    The dentist performs an examination of his entire mouth and takes x-rays. The dentist discovers some additional problems. There are three teeth with moderate decay, one tooth with acute decay, gum disease, an old crown with a crack in it, and severe bone recession at the potential dental implant site where the tooth was extracted ten years ago.

    The dentist explains that these troubles need to be addressed before the cosmetic dental smile makeover is performed. Mr. Jones says that the smile makeover is his first priority and plans to deal with the other problems sometime in the future.

    How does the dentist advise Mr. Jones? The dentist will probably explain that the lasting success of a cosmetic dental procedure such as porcelain veneers, dental bonding, or tooth whitening is influenced by the condition of the mouth at the time of treatment. There must be a solid, healthy foundation, so to speak, on which to build the smile makeover.

    First things first. It makes no sense to attach a veneer to a decayed tooth that may need a root canal. A dental implant may not integrate with the surrounding bone structure if placed at a site where there is bone recession. Tooth whitening will probably not produce favorable results where there is gum disease and exposed tooth roots.

    Can Mr. Jones ever have his dream smile? Yes! There are treatments to fix all of the problems mentioned previously. But just like many other things in life, the order of operations is critical.

    At Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia, we provide family and cosmetic 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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    Terrific Tooth Tips From Premier Dental Esthetics

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    At Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia, we like to share useful information about dentistry to help each of our patients maintain dental health. So without further ado, here are some useful and terrific tooth tips.

    1. If you have kids and your municipal water supply does not have the recommended level of fluoride, talk to your pediatrician about fluoride supplements. Fluoride strengthens both the teeth you can see and the ones still forming in the jaw.
    2. Set a timer when you brush to make sure you spend at least two minutes thoroughly (but gently!) cleaning all surfaces. Don’t forget your tongue—it provides a cozy home for bacteria to flourish.
    3. Floss before you brush so that tooth bristles can better reach between teeth.
    4. If you can’t brush after a meal, chew some sugarless gum with xylitol. Xylitol may curb the growth of bacteria on your teeth to reduce plaque formation.
    5. Eat carbohydrates with meals instead of alone as snacks. More saliva is generated while eating a meal and this can lessen the effects of carbs sitting on your teeth.
    6. An oral fluoride rinse used right before bedtime adds an extra measure of decay deterrence. Fluoride rinses (not traditional mouthwash) work best when swished over teeth for at least thirty seconds after flossing and brushing. After spitting it out, don’t rinse with water. Let the residue protect and strengthen your enamel all night long. This is especially important for kids – just make sure they don’t swallow it.
    7. If you have diabetes, it is important to understand that unhealthy blood sugar levels can increase your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. We can help you maintain oral health in spite of this condition.
    8. Beware of the dental risks of chronic dry mouth (xerostomia). Continual saliva production is essential for keeping the mouth lubricated, washing the food from tooth surfaces, and neutralizing the acid caused by plaque. Decongestants, blood pressure medications, antidepressants, and painkillers are some of the medications that can cause dry mouth. We can help you protect your teeth if you live with this unpleasant condition.
    9. Wearing a mouth guard when you participate in sports can prevent tooth injury.

    At Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia, we provide family and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next cleaning and checkup 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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    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


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