Can You Straighten Your Teeth Without Braces?

Spring Retainers Can Correct Alignment Without Braces

Many people could improve their smile with braces, yet only a few of them are currently undergoing treatment. A common reason people use for not getting orthodontic treatment is because they think you need to wear metal braces. The team at Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS can help set you (and your mouth) straight.

You don’t need metal braces for every tooth alignment issue, however. An orthodontic appliance known as a spring retainer is often a great solution for people who need minimal adjustment to correct alignment (and don’t have an overbite or underbite).

Spring retainers are removable, less noticeable, and less costly than conventional braces. Spring retainers can move teeth 1-2 mm in the desired direction, unlike traditional retainers. We often recommend them for orthodontic patients who didn’t wear their retainer after having orthodontic treatment in their teens.

Creating a spring retainer is not complicated: an orthodontics lab forms a mold of the teeth based on the desired end result. We use spring retainers  most frequently on the front teeth but sometimes use them for teeth farther back in the mouth

The team at Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia would love to talk to you about bonding, veneers, dental restorative work, and other smile makeover possibilities. We 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

 


Treatment For Sensitive Teeth

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For those people who feel pain when you sip your morning coffee or who cringe each time you brush or floss, Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS is here for you. We have been treating this common trouble since 1997.

The team has been treating this common problem for many years and is very experienced – as our family dentistry patients in Pasadena and Arcadia know.

TOOTH SENSITIVITY

The first line of defense against tooth sensitivity is proper oral hygiene and regular dental checkups. Incorrect brushing and over-brushing can lead to receding gums, which leads to the exposure of microscopic tubules in the dentin. When these tubules are exposed, acidic, hot, cold, and sticky foods can then reach the nerve cells in the teeth causing discomfort (who are we kidding—it’s pain).

Here in our Arcadia dentistry practice, our team can determine if your brushing style is contributing to your tooth sensitivity and get you on your way to proper oral care habits.

TIPS ON TREATING TOOTH SENSITIVITY

We usually recommend an over-the-counter desensitizing toothpaste that helps curb tooth pain after several applications. However, some patients may need in-office procedures such as fluoride gel treatments.

Don’t worry if you have sensitive teeth and want to have your teeth whitened. Our team can determine which professional tooth whitening or at-home whitening systems will work for you.

Good dental hygiene including

  • brushing and flossing,
  • professional dental cleanings, and a
  • healthy, balanced diet help keep gums healthy and pain free.

For more  information on sensitive teeth treatment, to schedule a gum disease exam or even if you just need a routine dental cleaning or a cosmetic dentistry consultation in the Arcadia area, please call Premier Dental Esthetics 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

 


The Ultimate Anti-Aging Treatment

Arcadia Pediatric Dentistry Wishing for a whither smile but not sure how to get it? At Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS, we educate patients on the variety of teeth whitening procedures; from whitening trays to teeth bleaching to opalescence whitening. We do smile bleaching every day.

Toothpaste Can’t Erase All Stains

Almost every toothpaste claims to whiten teeth, but as we age our teeth gradually turn yellow or gray, despite all the whitening toothpastes we use regularly. Tooth enamel, while one of the hardest substances in the body, is porous. Over time, the food and drinks that come in contact with our teeth lead to staining and discoloration. You probably have already discovered that a toothbrush cannot clean these microscopic pores.

Powerful Peroxide

Carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide are the two main smile whitening substances. They can penetrate the outer layer of your teeth to get rid of the build-up and help restore the initial color.

When it comes to teeth whitening, you do have a number of options available. This includes the use of over-the-counter products designed for teeth whitening at home.

Prior to using one of these, you should visit our team in Arcadia to find out what has caused it. Whether the problem is simple staining and discoloration or another underlying issue, such as tooth decay, we can offer advice on safe whitening.

You can also get your teeth professionally whitened at Premier Dental Esthetics. The team at Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia would love to talk to you about bonding, veneers, dental restorative work, and other smile makeover possibilities. We 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

 


Get Your Teeth In Shape, Pasadena!

Get Your Teeth In Shape, Pasadena!

These days Pasadena residents are more conscious of their health than ever. Many of us are trying to stay active, eat a balanced diet, and better manage stress. When you feel healthy, attractive, and happy, you smile more often. You want your smile to compliment and enhance your physical and mental condition. Here at Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS, we want to make sure that our patients have healthy, attractive teeth.

Eating right is a great step towards great oral health. A balanced diet that is low in sugar and high in nutrients will support dental health at every age. And, of course, water is always the beverage of choice for those who want healthy teeth.

Daily brushing and flossing are essential healthy habits for your mouth. Also, regular check-ups and cleanings with your  dentist are a must.

Another way to get those teeth looking beautiful is by undergoing some routine cosmetic dentistry procedures. If you want to close spaces between the teeth, improve your gumline, or repair chips or cracks in the teeth, then dental bonding, gum recontouring, crowns, or porcelain veneers might be what you need..

The team at Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia would love to talk to you about teeth whitening, veneers, and other smile makeover possibilities. We 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

 


Beautiful Teeth Without Breaking The Bank

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At Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS in Arcadia, our smile redesign patients believe that life-changing cosmetic dentistry is a worthwhile investment. Indeed, for most people, the value of a healthy, appealing smile cannot be measured in dollars. We recognize, however, that cosmetic dentistry is not cheap.

Do you have to spend thousands of dollars to improve your smile? Actually, no. Today’s post focuses on the most affordable cosmetic dental procedures.

Dental Bonding

In many cases, dental bonding can be used to correct a tooth that has been chipped.

When our team repairs a tooth with dental bonding, a pliable resin material is applied to the tooth. We expertly mold the material to create the desired shape. The resin is then hardened using a special light. After hardening, we will trim and shape, which is followed by a final polishing.

Dental bonding is generally less costly than porcelain veneers or dental crowns.

Beware of brand-new practices that advertise very low prices for dental bonding, veneers, or dental implants. The know-how and artistic ability needed to create attractive dental bonds should not be undertaken by a beginner. Thoroughly research any new cosmetic dentist you are considering for any cosmetic dental procedures or complete smile transformation.

Tooth Whitening

Most people are aware that there are several different tooth whitening methods. Our team recommends scheduling a tooth whitening consultation to discuss your options. Even inexpensive OTC tooth bleaching systems can be misused and bring about tooth sensitivity, damage to tooth enamel, and spotty coloration.

If you’re interested in quick, effective teeth bleaching, an in-office visit is the way to go. We also offer convenient in-home teeth whitening. The first step to at-home teeth whitening is being fitted with custom teeth bleaching trays that conform to the contours of your teeth. No matter what option you choose, our teeth whitening techniques will give you a clean, memorable smile.

The team at Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia would love to talk to you about bonding, veneers, dental restorative work, and other smile makeover possibilities. We 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

 


Saliva And Dental Health

Saliva And Arcadia

At Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS in Arcadia, we get a lot of oral health questions. Today, let’s discuss the significance of your saliva. Though most people may think it’s gross, saliva is important for dental health as well as digestion.

Saliva is mostly water, but a small portion of it is made up of enzymes, antibacterial substances, mucus, and minerals. The optimal pH balance of the mouth is maintained by saliva, and pH balance is an essential factor for preventing cavities.

The minerals in saliva help to maintain the enamel surface of the teeth. Immunoproteins in saliva inhibit the overgrowth of microbes in the mouth, thereby protecting the gums from gingivitis.

Now that you know how essential saliva is to dental health, I’m sure you can see why adequate salivary flow should concern you. For most individuals, everyday chewing is enough to stimulate salivary glands to release saliva. However, if you have dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, you will need to deal with this quickly before it affects your health.

The team at Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia would love to talk to you about teeth whitening, veneers, and other smile makeover possibilities. We 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

 


7 Ways To Fix A Tooth

fix broken tooth ArcadiaIn a perfect world, each of your precious teeth would stay healthy, strong, and brilliantly white throughout your life. The truth is, however, that most people will need to restore a tooth at some point. At Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS in Arcadia, we can help restore your teeth.

Tooth decay, enamel erosion, a chip or crack, gum disease, or injury can affect your teeth. Sometimes old restorations break and need to be replaced or root canals performed decades ago develop an abscess.

Here are 7 different options for repairing a damaged tooth:

Dental Bonding

We use bonding, officially called direct composite veneers, to fix minor cosmetic troubles – small chips, cracks, discoloration, and spaces between teeth. Our skilled cosmetic dentist will apply moldable tooth-colored composite resin and shapes as desired. We then cure the resin with a special light to harden and adhere tightly to the tooth. Composite bonding is ordinarily the most economical option for improving healthy teeth with minor cosmetic issues.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin tooth-shaped fronts that are permanently bonded to your natural teeth. We use them when the underlying tooth is structurally sound and free of cavities. A beautiful veneer can cover a chip or crack or correct the alignment of a tooth that appears slightly off kilter as compared to surrounding teeth.

Fillings

Modern white fillings are strong and inconspicuous. When we fill your teeth, we prefer to create a minimally invasive filling which leaves you with more of nature’s ideal dental material — your own enamel and dentin. We can also replace old amalgam fillings with white fillings. This makes your teeth look a lot better every time you open your mouth. Get rid of all that metal!

Inlays and Onlays

We create traditional fillings by shaping and molding it after it is applied to the tooth. Our dental lab will create inlays and onlays, which are frequently called indirect fillings. We can use an inlay or onlay instead of a traditional filling or, in some cases, a crown. We will apply inlays to just the center of the biting surface of a tooth (not to a cusp or point) and they are typically smaller than onlays. An onlay restores one or more cusps of a tooth.

Crowns

A crown replaces the entire visible portion of the tooth, restoring appearance, durability, and function. If you have a root canal, you may need a crown. We will attach a crown to an abutment as the  final step of a tooth implant procedure.

Soft Tissue Grafts

Gum recession puts teeth and underlying bone at risk. Soft tissue grafting can cover the exposed root of a tooth to prohibit further damage. We can also perform gum surgery for cosmetic reasons such as reshaping a gumline to eliminate a “gummy” smile.

Dental Implants

Sometimes we have to extract a tooth because it is beyond saving. For many patients, a dental implant anchored into the bone is the ideal solution. A tooth implant consists of a strong metal post (artificial root), abutment (connecting piece), and beautiful crown. A dental implant has many advantages over a dental bridge. They are stronger, provide virtually natural function, prohibit bone recession, and do not influence the surrounding teeth. For patients with multiple missing teeth, customized implant-anchored dentures can be designed in any configuration necessary.

The team at Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia would love to talk to you about bonding, veneers, dental restorative work, and other smile makeover possibilities. We 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

 


Should Teens Whiten Their Teeth

Burlington teeth bleaching best priceGetting a smile just like their favorite singer or movie star might be high on your teen’s priority list. However, you may want to talk with your dentist before buying an at-home tooth whitening product. At Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS in Arcadia, we would like to discuss teens and teeth whitening with you.

As with any cosmetic dentistry procedure, teeth whitening should be overseen by a professional. There are a number of factors that can affect the results such as an existing crown or teeth that have not yet erupted. Some medical conditions can cause teeth to darken. Your dentist can determine if tooth stains are a symptom of an underlying condition.

It’s always a good idea to stress prevention over treatments, especially with kids. Make sure your youth is observing sensible oral health habits. Make sure they understand that coffee, tea, cola, and energy drinks can stain their teeth.

And if they need another reason not to smoke, remind them that tobacco products will destroy their beautiful smile along with their lungs. Lastly, warn them of the dangers of oral piercings which include tooth damage and infection.

If you or any member of your family decides to use an over-the-counter teeth whitener, be sure to follow the instructions exactly as the bleaching agents used can damage your mouth and gums.

At Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS in Arcadia, 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:

626-433-8290

LOCATION (TAP TO OPEN IN GOOGLE MAPS):

301 W Huntington Dr. Ste 217
Arcadia, California
91007


Boost Your Self-Confidence With Cosmetic Dentistry

Arcadia Smile Makeovers at Premier Dental Esthetics - Peter S. Young, DDS Many dental patients have experienced a boost in self-confidence by undergoing restorative or cosmetic dentistry at Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS in Arcadia

Nothing gives us more satisfaction than helping people dramatically improve their smile and overall self-esteem.

We Offer The Latest Tooth Restoration Techniques

Offering the latest tooth restoration procedures to correct dental problems and imperfections, we work with cosmetic dentistry patients to create personalized smile makeover treatment plans. At Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS, the treatment plan may include tooth bonding, porcelain veneers, or dental implants.

Replace Old Dental Work

For dental patients with old or damaged crowns, we can deliver beautiful new crowns. Tooth-colored dental fillings are popular for people who want to be free of unsightly old silver fillings.

You should be examined by your dentist regularly to check your previous dental work, including fillings, tooth bonding, veneers, crowns, and bridges.

At Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS, we can tailor a cosmetic or restorative dental treatment plan to fit your budget. Tooth whitening is a surprisingly affordable way to attain a mega-watt smile without spending a lot.

It’s Not Just About A Pretty Smile

Restorative and cosmetic dentistry can relieve pain, correct bite troubles, and prevent future problems. A smile makeover is an investment in yourself that you will enjoy every day.

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

 


The Benefits of Laser Dentistry

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At Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS, our patients are treated like family.

You know what puts a smile on my face? When I use advanced cosmetic dentistry to create a dazzling smile transformation for one of my patients.

Our team can guarantee you quality preventative, restorative, general, and cosmetic dental care.

Laser Dentistry

Let’s discuss laser dentistry. It may sound scary, but laser dentistry provides a fantastic alternative to drills. Many services performed with lasers don’t require patients to be medicated, allowing for quicker healing times.

Less Stress

Many patients become distressed while waiting for a shot of painkiller before a dental procedure. Laser dentistry allows for a more relaxed, less stressful dental visit. My patients also appreciate going home without a numb mouth or drool dripping down their chin.

People in need of oral surgery will experience less bleeding thanks to laser dentistry. Some of the procedures that are performed with lasers are:

  • infected root canal treatment,
  • gum and bone reshaping,
  • wisdom teeth extraction, and
  • teeth whitening.

At Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS in Arcadia, 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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