Let’s Celebrate Dental Assistant’s Week | Northridge Dentist

Oral HealthFinding the right family dentist for the entire family is a key part of ensuring great oral care for everyone. You want a dental office that can meet the specific needs of everyone involved. What are the most important things you should look for in a good dentist for the entire family? A good dental staff. And as we wrap up Dental Assistant’s Week, let’s examine some tips you should look for when choosing your family’s dental care.

Skill. When looking for a dentist to care for your family’s teeth, you want a skilled dentist that you have great rapport with. And a skilled dental assistant will prepare, assist and teach you about follow-up care to make sure you are confident about everything that transpired.

Practicality. Also, look for a family dental office that is practical. Is the office close to where you live? What about the availability of making a next-day appointment for your unforeseen accidents?

TLC. Children’s needs in a dentist is very important. The dentist can be scary for little ones as it is. A good assistant makes sure they aren’t scared before any exam or procedure and do their best to make sure your visit is as painless as possible.

A child friendly waiting room is great, but kindness of the dentist and staff is what will help your child feel comfortable and encouraged. Help your kids gain a positive attitude toward dental visits by finding a professional office that makes them feel good about taking care of their teeth.

Family dental care is a priority. Make dental appointments for your family to keep your family’s teeth and gums healthy. Schedule an appointment today with Dr. David Lunt, DDS by calling 818-885-7230. Visit the website for more information at www.davidluntdds.com.

 Dr. Lunt gladly accepts patients from Cal State Northridge, Burbank, San Fernando, Topanga Canyon, Valley Glen, Agoura and all surrounding areas.

Maintaining Oral Health Through College | Northridge, Ca Dentist

Young study group

College can be a crazy, fun and busy time for our college age patients.

You’re on your own, you’re becoming an adult, you’re making decisions for yourself.

We’re guessing your oral health isn’t really on your mind during this fascinating time in your life. But with the pitfalls of college comes pitfalls for your oral health.

Those oral hazards are:

-Alcohol: The oral health risk factor that is perhaps most often associated with college students is excessive alcohol consumption. The sugars in alcohol can be damaging to your teeth. Alcohol can also dehydrate you which can lead to not having a lot of saliva in your mouth. Inside saliva there are anti bacterial agents which buffer acid, but when people are dehydrated these agents disappear, introducing decay and erosion. And lets not even talk about the acidic damage to your teeth if you happen to drink too much alcohol and…ahem.

-Marijuana: Marijuana use has surged in popularity throughout college communities. While marijuana won’t have as serious an effects on your teeth as a drug like methamphetamine, it’s still not good for your oral health. Like smoking tobacco, regular marijuana smoking can cause gum disease and other dental health issues.

-Tobacco: This presents the obvious problems, brown or yellow stained teeth, gum disease, even oral cancer.

-Piercings: Popular with young adults but come with a significant set of dental risk factors. Tongue and lip piercings can cause significant harm to oral structures, resulting in tooth fractures, tooth chipping, and abrasions.

Health and wise lifestyle choices support more than just your general health, they effect your oral health as well. Young adults tend to make poor lifestyle choices that can effect their oral health long term. Dr. Lunt loves helping college students and is here to guide you in making proper choices for your oral health.

Schedule an appointment today with Dr. David Lunt DDS Restorative, Preventive and General Dentistry by calling 818-885-7230. Visit the website for more information at www.davidluntdds.com.

 Dr. Lunt welcomes patients from Cal State Northridge, Burbank, San Fernando, Topanga Canyon, Valley Glen, Agoura and all surrounding areas.