You might have Periodontal Disease and Not Know It | Northridge, CA Dentist

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Do you have issues with bleeding gums or painful toothaches? If so, most individuals look to cavities being the big issue, however, the real problem could have to do with periodontal disease affecting your mouth as a whole.

More than three quarters of American adults over the age of 35 get periodontal disease in their lifetime? Most individuals happen to suffer from gingivitis, which is a much milder form of Periodontitis. Periodontal disease occurs when individuals don’t practice proper dental hygiene. These bacteria may cause your gums to become inflamed, which results in red, swollen, or bleeding gums. This may cause a large amount of the periodontal toothaches that many individuals seem to experience.

Make sure you seek medical attention if you have the following symptoms:

  • changes in the way teeth fit together on biting, or in the fit of partial dentures
  • formation of deep pockets between teeth and gums
  • gums that bleed during and after toothbrushing
  • loose or shifting teeth
  • persistent bad breath or bad taste in the mouth
  • receding gums
  • red, swollen, or tender gums

For more information on proper periodontal care, periodontal therapy or to make an appointment, contact David Lunt DDS at 818-885-7230. Visit the website at davidluntdds.com.

 

 

New Year Resolution | Northridge Dentist

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It’s that time of year again! With the New Year in full swing, it’s time to start taking part in actually making sure your new year’s resolutions actually happen. Here at David Lunt’s dental office, we have come up with the perfect Dental Resolutions for you to make sure your teeth stay strong in 2015!

  • Floss regularly.  If you never floss, start now.  Floss occasionally?  Make it part of your daily routine. Flossing is an essential part of good oral care and it is never too late to start.
  • Whiten your teeth.  If your teeth have become dull or discolored, a whitening process will do wonders for your confidence.
  • Address any outstanding issues.  Even if you are fastidious about oral care, you may have one particular issue, big or small, that just bothers you.  It may be a chip or crack in your tooth, a gap between two of your teeth, an old filling, bad breath, or something else.
  • Go to the dentist regularly.  This is very important and it will benefit your teeth – and your overall health – in so many ways.  Think of it as a gift to yourself.
  • Eat healthier overall.  Even if you do not indulge in a lot of sugary foods throughout the day, your diet may not be healthy.  Keep a food diary for a week or two so you can really examine your eating habits and find the deficiencies.  You may realize that your diet is woefully inadequate when it comes to vegetables; that is a good starting point so you can begin eating better.
  • Help kids achieve better oral care.  With children, oral habits can slip; monitor them carefully and offer a refresher course when needed.  Remember that small incentives, such as a fun toothbrush or flavored toothpaste, can do wonders when it comes to getting kids to brush.
  • Use mouthwash.
  • Smile more!  It’s contagious! Your smile is unique to you; share it with family, friends, and everyone around you.

For more information about good oral hygiene call Dr. Lunt of Northridge, CA at 818-885-7230 or visit www.davidluntdds.com.

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

Looking for a Brand New Smile? Cosmetic Dentist David Lunt DDS Can Help

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Are you looking to have a bright, beautiful, natural looking smile? Whether you have a chipped tooth, stained teeth or several issues with your smile, we can give you the smile of your dreams with cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic Dentistry is composed of several different types of dental procedures.

Porcelain Veneers – Fingernail-thin shells are adhered to the front surface of the tooth. Veneers can fix several aesthetic problems with just one treatment.

Whitening – There are at home whitening kits and in office whitening treatments. At-home bleaching kits use carbamide peroxide solutions to oxidize and bleach your teeth.  In-office bleaching (also called chair side, light-activated or one-hour bleaching) uses hydrogen peroxide gels and a heat or light source; these treatments lighten your teeth by six to eight shades in one to three visits, and sometimes less.

Bonding – With the use of bonding, gaps, chips, broken teeth, spots and discoloration can all be repaired with bonding. You can regain your smile and confidence.

Crowns – A perfectly fitted restoration that repairs and strengthens a tooth that has fractured has a large cavity, an old filling that has failed, or has had root canal therapy. Unlike an inlay or onlay, a crown completely covers the tooth.

Whatever cosmetic procedure you are interested in, call Dr. David Lunt and make an appointment to get that beautiful smile you have always dreamed of, 818-885-7230 or visit his website www.davidluntdds.com.