Thursday, October 25, 2012


LUMINEERS - Porcelain veneers that do not require removing painful tooth structure

Tarzana, CA.

LUMINEERS BY CERINATE is a terrific cosmetic solution for permanently stained, chipped, discolored, misaligned teeth, or even to revitalize old crown and bridgework. LUMINEERS BY CERINATE is a porcelain veneer that can be made as thin as a contact lens and is placed over existing teeth without requiring painful removal of sensitive tooth structure (unlike traditional veneers.)

LUMINEERS can only be made from patented Cerinate porcelain. This revolutionary porcelain is crafted through a proprietary process unavailable anywhere other than the Cerinate Smile Design Studios owned by Den-Mat Corporation. In just two or three visits to the dentist in Encino, LUMINEERS provide a custom-made smile clinically proven to last up to 20 years.

Permanent, Pleasant, Painless™

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Schedule your appointment with Tarzana Smile Design in Woodland Hills, call (818) 708-3828 or fill out the form.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

New Patient Special Offer!!!

(All offers expire 11/30/12)

Dental Exam & X-Rays
Dental Cleaning
Children Exam, X-Rays & Cleaning
Dental Cosmetic Makeover Evaluation
Complimentary 2nd Opinion on any Dental Work
Dental Stimulus Plan: a great financing option for your dental treatments!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Dry Mouth

Saliva is one of your body's natural defenses against plaque because it acts to rinse your mouth of cavity - causing bacteria and other harmful materials. 

Dry mouth (also called Xerostomia) is a fairly common condition that is caused by diminished saliva production. People with medical conditions, such as an eating disorder or diabetes, are often plagued by dry mouth. 

Eating foods such as garlic, tobacco use, and some kinds of medications, including treatments such as cancer therapy can diminish the body's production of saliva, leading to dry mouth. Other causes are related to aging (including rheumatoid arthritis), and compromised immune systems.

Some of the less alarming results of dry mouth include bad breath. But dry mouth can lead to more serious problems, including burning tongue syndrome, a painful condition caused by lack of moisture on the tongue.

If dry mouth isn't readily apparent, you may experience other conditions that dry mouth can cause, including an overly-sensitive tongue, chronic thirst or even difficulty in speaking.

If you don't have a medical condition that causes it, dry mouth can be minimized by sipping water regularly, chewing gum and avoiding smoking. Of course, there is no substitute for regular checkups and good oral hygiene.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Children’s Dentistry

kids dentist in Tarzana

Dr. Monica, believes highly in preventing children’s dental problems at the earliest stages, and educating them and their parents on how to keep their healthy smiles for life. In treating kids, she utilizes the most current techniques, while giving gentle, caring attention. Understanding each child and identifying each family's individual needs is how Dr. Monica delivers excellent dental care, and positive dental experiences. Her gentle, caring approach, and ability to relate, allows her to treat kids comfortably.

Children’s Dentistry Services:

Cavity Prevention

The best way to avoid tooth decay is to ensure that your child brushes his or her teeth daily. Once in the morning, and once at night before bedtime. Proper dental hygiene and regular visits to the dentist is the best way to keep your kids' teeth cavity free.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Seniors and Oral Health

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Good Oral Hygiene

More and more people today are avoiding the need for dentures as they grow older, bucking the notion that false teeth are a normal part of growing older.
In fact, there's usually no reason for you NOT to keep your teeth your entire life, providing you maintain a healthy balanced diet and practice good oral hygiene.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Age and Oral Health

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Oral Changes with Age

Dentist WinnetkaIs tooth loss inevitable in your later years? How much should adults be concerned about cavities? Here you'll find helpful answers to some frequently asked questions about oral health questions you may have as you get older.

As many people get older, they often overlook their oral health when considering other wellness issues, according to a survey by a major national dental group.