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Stay up-to-date with the latest news in dentistry regarding new technology, procedures, announcements and more! The first step in promoting oral health is patient education and we want to keep you informed. Check back regularly for more updates from your favorite Encino dentist, Dr. Cerveny!

Common Dental Problems During Pregnancy

Common Dental Problems During Pregnancy

Are you expecting? Pregnancy can be a joyous time for the expecting parents, both mother and father. Days often become filled with baby books, name-picking, gender-guessing and so much more. Considering the physical demands that pregnancy places on the mother-to-be, it’s easy to say that she has it more complicated. Although, many fathers will tell you that caring for the expectant mother is just as exhausting.

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How Often Should I Visit the Hygienist?

How Often Should I Visit the Hygienist?

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last teeth to develop. They usually erupt in the late teens or as a young adult, which is why they acquired the name they did. 65% of the time there is not enough room and the teeth come in at an angle which can cause damage to the teeth in front of them.

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How Can Diabetes Affect Your Gums and Teeth?

How Can Diabetes Affect Your Gums and Teeth?

It is estimated that over 20 million people in the US alone have diabetes, but only an alarming two-thirds of these people are diagnosed. Many may not even know they have the condition. Studies of diabetics show that they are more susceptible to oral infection and periodontal disease, also known as gum disease. Additionally, these oral issues seem to be more severe in diabetics than non-diabetics.

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When Should I Remove My Wisdom Teeth?

When Should I Remove My Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last teeth to develop. They usually erupt in the late teens or as a young adult, which is why they acquired the name they did. 65% of the time there is not enough room and the teeth come in at an angle which can cause damage to the teeth in front of them.

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Black Market Dental Supplies

Black Market Dental Supplies

An estimated 15% of dental supplies are counterfeit, expired, mislabeled, recalled or banned. Dr. Cerveny takes the necessary steps to insure the safety and high quality of dental products used in her office. These products include materials for fillings, crown cementations, and tooth bonding to name a few.

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Made in California Crowns and Bridges

Made in California Crowns and Bridges

Outsourcing dental crowns and bridges to China? Yes, this happens here in the USA, but not in Dr. Cerveny’s dental office. If your tooth requires a permanent crown or bridge, Dr. Cerveny’s uses laboratories located in the Los Angeles area that use FDA approved materials only.

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How to Make Your Dracula Costume Appear Real

How to Make Your Dracula Costume Appear Real

It’s that time again: Happy Halloween! This is a SPOOKtacular day to dress-up, carve pumpkins, bob for apples, and eat candy while having tons of fun. Looking for a way to step-up your Dracula costume? No fear! Here are ways to help you dress to impress with you Halloween constume:

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Which Way to Whiter Teeth?

Which Way to Whiter Teeth?

We often receive questions about different options for teeth whitening. Over the counter whitening products are usually considered safe and can be an inexpensive way to try whitening.

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Which Toothpaste?

Which Toothpaste?

Have you ever been overwhelmed by the ridiculous number of choices in the toothpaste aisle? Here are a few tips to help you decide:

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Why Are Teeth Sensitive after Having a Filling Done?

Why Are Teeth Sensitive after Having a Filling Done?

When a tooth needing restoration has a cavity, that part of the tooth that is decayed does not always conduct hot or cold feelings. Once the decay and damaged part of the tooth is cleaned out, filling material is placed.

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How Can I Take Care of My Teeth as I Age?

How Can I Take Care of My Teeth as I Age?

It’s important to take care of your teeth because the bottom line is that we only get one set that needs to last us a lifetime. Preventative measures should be take at all stages of life by practicing and maintaining healthy oral care habits.

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How Are Dental Implants Placed?

How Are Dental Implants Placed?

Dental implants are the most advanced and effective long term solution for missing teeth available to date. They extremely natural-looking and require only minimal care, which make them a great option for almost anyone. Teeth that are not replaced can lead to a variety of health issues and can often make you look much older than you really are.

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What Kind of Toothpaste Is Best?

What Kind of Toothpaste Is Best?

When it comes to our smiles, many of us will be afraid to admit that we can sometimes be lazy about brushing and flossing as often as we should. Without having healthy oral habits, no toothpaste has the ability to save our teeth. However, for those that do brush and floss daily, the correct toothpaste will help prevent dental issues like tooth stains, gum pain, cavities and more!

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Who Is a Good Candidate for Veneers?

Who Is a Good Candidate for Veneers?

Porcelain veneers completed by our Encino dentist are a great option for improving your smile. Many patients often report increased confidence and facial rejuvenation after getting veneers. With this said, not all patients are ideal candidates for getting veneers, but if you are interested in finding out what makes a good candidate for porcelain veneers—you’ve come to the right place!

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New Year, New Smile!

New Year, New Smile!

New years are great. It’s a moment where we say farewell to the old year and experiences while welcoming new ones, along with a new year. Whether you have decided to exercise more, return to school, spend more time with your family, and don’t forget to give your smile the attention it deserves. In fact, visit us so we can get you the dental care you need!

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Dental Implants the Solution for Your Missing Teeth!

Dental Implants the Solution for Your Missing Teeth!

Even though losing a tooth is not a desired experience, it does happen to many people due to trauma or injury, dental disease or decay. Some years ago, the only solution for missing teeth involved bridges and dentures, but now you can have a natural, complete and long lasting smile with dental implants.

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Improve Your Smile with the Latest in Cosmetic Dentistry!

Improve Your Smile with the Latest in Cosmetic Dentistry!

You have probably heard the term "cosmetic dentistry" over and over in the last few years, but have you wondered what it really is? What are the procedures that you can do to have a perfectly looking smile?

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