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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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


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

 


Makeovers For Busy Smiles

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Have you been considering improving your smile with cosmetic dentistry but are afraid you can’t fit it into your hectic schedule? Let Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia put your mind at ease.

Cosmetic dentistry at Premier Dental Esthetics is speedier than you think. Some procedures such as teeth whitening can be done in just one visit to our comfortable office.

If you are one of the many people who want to have their teeth corrected, check out the new orthodontic options including invisible braces.

A porcelain veneer is a popular minimally invasive cosmetic dental procedure. Veneers can repair chipped teeth, cracked teeth, discolored teeth, and slightly misshapen teeth.

If you replace your old silver fillings with tooth colored fillings, you can open wide without flashing any silver. Your rear molars will look like they did before you had any cavities filled. (How long ago was that?)

At Premier Dental Esthetics, we create stunning smiles every day. It’s your turn! 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

 


Find Time To Floss

One common reason people give for not flossing their teeth is that it’s too difficult to fit into their day. If that sounds at all like you, here are some suggestions for when to fit flossing into your day. The team at Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia assures you that flossing, along with brushing, is essential to dental hygiene, and can help prevent cavities, gum disease, and other issues.

Think of it this way: you wouldn’t ignore the buildup of dirt and dust on your kitchen floor, would you? Of course not. The same is true with flossing. Brushing can get a lot of the debris from your teeth, but not all of it. They go hand-in-hand.

  • The most common time to floss is right before bed, but make sure you aren’t too tired to do a good job.
  • Right when you wake up is also an option, but if food is left between teeth all night, it can lead to plaque.
  • Try just after lunch, before you go back to work.
  • Floss while you’re stuck in traffic. It’s easier one-handed with the pre-strung floss picks. (You might get some odd looks from other drivers, but it’s worth it.)
  • Keep some floss in your gym bag so you can floss after you exercise.
  • While you’re watching the nightly news.

From time to time we’re asked: should I floss before brushing, or after? It doesn’t really matter –just floss!

At Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia, we help our patients get the smiles they want with cosmetic dentistry procedures such as teeth whitening. Give us a call today to schedule your next 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

 


White Fillings

Tooth-Colored Fillings in Pasadena

When a tooth has decay or has been damaged, a dental restoration is needed to restore the tooth to its previous, intact condition. A dental filling is one of the most common and well-known types of restorations. A dental filling is used to repair decayed or damaged tooth surfaces. Most people have a few fillings in their mouth.

If you have old silver amalgam fillings, Premier Dental Esthetics can replace them with nearly-invisible fillings that are tooth colored. These fillings are made out of a strong composite resin. Many of our cosmetic dentistry patients have replaced their old silver fillings with fillings matched to their teeth. You can improve your smile instantly and relatively inexpensively by getting rid of the metal.

If you would like to replace your amalgam fillings, call Premier Dental Estehetics in Arcadia to schedule a consultation. We provide 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

 


3 Ways To Minimize Candy Intake At Parties

You’ve got a sweet tooth you’re trying to control. Then you find yourself at a social event with loads of sweet treats, there for the taking. What to do? Here are a few ideas, not necessarily endorsed by your dentist in Arcadia CA:

1. Lock yourself in a closet.
2. Sew your mouth shut.
3. Wear a shock collar that’s sensitive to sugar particles.

At Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS we understand how hard it is to avoid sweets, especially during sugar-filled holidays. We encourage both unfettered joy and healthy living for all of our Arcadia patients.

Moderation in candy intake can help with the prevention of dental caries, but so can consistent brushing and flossing and regular cleanings and check-ups at Premier Dental Esthetics. Keeping the mouth clean and being meticulous are strong indicators of a happy mouth.

We’re not here to tell our patients to avoid sugar altogether. We’re not even here to tell you just to sneak a little. Eat as much as your child will let you – just be sure and brush thoroughly afterward. Keep in mind that eating a candy bar and then brushing is better than sucking on a lollipop for a half hour.

When it comes to caring for the teeth of our patients, the team at Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia works tirelessly to make quality cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry available. 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

 


Get The Royal Treatment At Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS

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In need of a crown? At Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia, we can provide the outstanding experience you deserve with the dental care required. Get discolored teeth brightened and chipped teeth repaired. Receive one vital procedure or full smile makeovers. Your wish is our command.

Many people believe that cosmetic dentistry refers to procedures designed solely to enhance the looks of your smile, as opposed to procedures that repair a structural problem. However, there is much overlap.

For example, the use of white fillings takes care of the cavities and makes your smile more beautiful. Other procedures used in cosmetic and general dentistry are veneers, inlays/onlays, braces, teeth whitening, soft-tissue grafts, crown lengthening, tooth implants, and dental bonding.

We want you to experience the transformation that comes from cosmetic dental services handled by a true artist. Whether you need veneers, crowns, or whitening, we have an imperial seat ready for you to dictate from.

Let us fulfill your every whim:

At Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia, we provide CEREC Same Day Crowns. 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

 


Smart Brushing Trumps Aggressive Brushing

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Most Arcadia residents brush their teeth (at least we hope so). However, there are many who brush improperly but don’t realize that their dental hygiene practices may be contributing to oral problems. They may pride themselves on their diligence, but frequency does not make up for incorrect methods. One of the most common errors – especially for young Pasadena dental patients – is quick, aggressive teeth cleaning with a hard bristle toothbrush.

There is a certain logic to this method; when you want to clean smooth surfaces like bathroom tiles, you scrub with a hard brush, right? The problem is that teeth and gums have special characteristics that require finesse. While enamel is durable, the soft tissues in the mouth are not designed for intense scouring.

If you use hard bristles against possible cavity makers, froth at the mouth, speed through those 30 inches of tooth surface, and spit everything out in less than a minute, this post is for you.

Effects of Quick, Hard Brushing
:

  • Decay from overlooked food particles
  • Damage to teeth through abrasion
  • Weakened enamel
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Gum recession
  • Damage to existing dental work
  • Tartar build-up

The friendly dental hygienists at Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS in Arcadia teach patients the proper way to brush teeth. With a slow, deliberate two minutes twice daily, you can take control of your dental hygiene, improve your oral health, and cut down the risk of future problems.

Smart Brushing Trumps Aggressive Brushing:

Plaque is soft enough to scratch off with a fingernail, so brush accordingly with soft bristles
Angling the toothbrush requires little effort with consistently cleaner results
Proper tooth brushing can prolong that remarkable professional-cleaning feel
Flossing is easier without sore, bleeding gums

If you have already damaged your teeth or gums through aggressive or haphazard brushing, it’s vital to fix those problems and get back on track. Call 626-445-2536 to schedule an appointment with dentist Peter Young of Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS. At Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS, we provide individualized treatment for every patient’s dental issues and goals.

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