Northridge Dentist | Properly Care for your Invisalign Aligners

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Invisalign is an innovation mechanism that will straighten your teeth without unappealing metal braces. Using clear aligners, Invisalign will allow you to achieve your dream smile even if your have misaligned, crooked, or gapped teeth.

In order to ensure that your Invisalign aligners are in good condition, Dr. Lunt provides the following care tips:

  • Wear your aligners at all times, except when eating, brushing, and flossing. Failure to wear your aligners will prevent your teeth from becoming straight.
  • Avoid gums and caramels at all times. The chewy material will instantly ruin your aligners.
  • Keep your aligners in a safe place. Avoid placing your aligners in places that are too warm because this could potentially damage your aligners.
  • Clean your aligners often. In order to prevent the formation of bacteria, aligners should be gently cleaning with a tooth brush and soap in cool water.
  • Schedule regular appointments. In order to examine your progress it is essential that you consult with Dr. Lunt about your Invisalign aligners.

For more information about Invisalign and how to properly care for your aligners call Dr. Lunt in Northridge, CA at 818-885-7230 or visit www.davidluntdds.com.

Dr. Lunt also proudly accepts patients from Northridge, Granada Hills, Chatsworth, Porter Ranch, Winnetka, and surrounding areas.

Northridge Preventive Dentist | No More Plaque with Teeth Cleanings

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The formation of plaque is caused by the lack of thorough brushing and flossing. Plaque poses as a huge threat to your teeth because once the plaque hardens, the end result is tartar. Unfortunately, tartar cannot be removed with brushing or flossing, but can be removed through professional teeth cleanings offered by Dr. Lunt.

Most dental offices do not have a professional dental hygienist that works with patients to prevent a variety of problems including tooth decay and gum disease. However, thanks to Dr. Lunt and his skilled staff, patients receive a full scheduled hour with a registered dental hygienist, who will use the latest technology to thoroughly clean the surfaces of your teeth.

With a full hour with your dental hygienist, you will not only diminish any plaque buildup in your mouth, but will be able to maintain ideal oral health. Along with a professional teeth cleaning, your dental hygienist will take the time to check periodontal measurements, check oral pathology, and preform fluoride treatments.

Dr. Lunt emphasizes the importance of teeth cleanings because brushing and flossing alone will not completely prevent dental problems. For this reason, call Dr. Lunt, your reliable professional in the city of Northridge for a thorough teeth cleaning.

For more information about dental cleaning call Dr. Lunt in Northridge, CA at 818-885-7230. Visit www.davidluntdds.com to schedule an appointment with our dental hygienist.

Dr. Lunt proudly accepts patients from Northridge, Granada Hills, Reseda, Chatsworth, Porter Ranch, Winnetka, and surrounding areas.

Northridge Preventive Dentist | Hygiene Tips to Avoid Tooth Decay

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According to Dr. Lunt, tooth decay is one of the main causes of permanent tooth loss. In order to avoid tooth loss, Dr. Lunt highly suggests the following hygiene tips to ensure that you do not have to endure the process of improving your smile because of your missing teeth.

1.       Never forget to brush your teeth. Individuals must thoroughly brush and cannot forget to brush behind your molars!

2.       Balance your diet! Dr. Lunt encourages patients to stay away from foods and drink with high sugar levels because they catalyze tooth decay and other gum diseases. If you are a parent, substitute your chips and candies with fruits and vegetables.

3.       Drink a plentiful amount of water after you eat. In order to counter the effect of acidic and sugary foods, water will balance the pH in your mouth and prevent tooth decay

4.       Floss after every meal. It is essential to floss after every meal because food particles can easily buildup in the mouth and between teeth. If not thoroughly removed, plaque will eventually form, making individuals more prone to tooth decay.

5.       Schedule regular cleanings and checkups! There is no better individual to treat and clean your teeth than a professional. For this reason, Dr. Lunt and his staff preform only the most extensive cleanings and checkups to ensure that your teeth are at the ideal condition.

For more hygiene tips on how you can prevent tooth decay or if you would like to schedule an appointment call Dr. Lunt in Northridge, CA at 818-885-7230.  Visit www.davidluntdds.com for more details on other restorative and preventive dental procedures.

Dr. Lunt proudly accepts patients from Northridge, Granada Hills, Reseda, Chatsworth, Porter Ranch, Winnetka, and surrounding areas.

Invisalign Invisible Braces | A beautiful smile while straightening your teeth!

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If you are an adult who needs braces, you may be apprehensive about getting big metal braces that are not aesthetically pleasing to the eye. You want to feel confident about your smile not only after your braces come off, but during. Invisalign invisible braces provide straightening treatment while looking your best!

Invisalign works by using a series of custom-made, nearly undetectable aligners. Whether your teeth are crowded, too far apart or have shifted, Invisalign may be right for you. Upon an initial examination, Dr. David Lunt of Northridge, CA will decide if Invisalign is right for you. He will then write a treatment plan and take an impression of your teeth. Thanks to the latest advances in 3-D computer technology, Invisalign carefully translates Dr. Lunt’s instructions into a series of precisely customized aligners. The aligners will move your teeth gradually week by week until you achieve the smile you have always desired.

Also, it’s important to remember that even though you may want to straighten your teeth for cosmetic dentistry reasons, straighter teeth and a proper bite are beneficial to periodontal health.

Don’t wait another day! Get those braces you’ve always needed without compromising your confidence. Get Invisalign today! Make an appointment with Dr. Lunt at 818-885-7230. Visit our website at www.davidluntdds.com.

 Accepting patients from Northridge, Granada Hills, Reseda, Chatsworth, Porter Ranch, Winnetka, and all surrounding areas.