Don’t Let Your College Days Ruin Your Smile | Northridge Dentist

student health cal state northridgeBeing a college student means you’re busy with sports, studying, classes, clubs and social functions. Not only are students plagued with the “freshman fifteen”, but it’s the first glimpse into being an independent adult. And while you time begins to become consumed with schoolwork, finding the time to think about oral hygiene or visit your dentist may be forgotten. Here is the problem: some of the most damaging things a college student to can do to their oral health happen to be extremely common among students; drinking energy drinks to pull an all-nighter, late night snacking, drinking alcohol and forgetting to brush your teeth. So, what is a college student to do?

Now that we are smack dab in the middle of the holiday season and college students around the world are preparing to travel home for the break, why not make yourself a dental appointment? There are going to be lots of gatherings of old friends and family, which means tons of photos and run-ins with people you’ve forgotten about. Wouldn’t you feel better doing that flashing a pearly white grin? Only one way to get there…

Student health is important and keeping your teeth and gums healthy now will help to ensure you have healthy teeth when you are old and grey. Dr. David Lunt DDS encourages Cal State Northridge students to remember their oral health and be sure to have regular dental checkups.

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.

CSUN Klotz Student Health Center vs. Dental Insurance | Northridge, CA

Man wearing mouthguardBeing a college student means you’re busy. All the time. Between sports, studying, classes, clubs and social functions, finding the time to think about oral hygiene or visit your dentist may be forgotten. Some of the most damaging things a college student can do to their oral health won’t surprise you. They happen to be extremely common among most students.Drinking energy drinks to pull an all-nighter, late night snacking, drinking alcohol and forgetting to brush your teeth are just a few of the bad habits college students encounter as they search for knowledge.

Student health is important. Getting through school is tough enough as it is. And keeping your teeth and gums healthy now will help to ensure you have healthy teeth when you are old and grey. Dr. David Lunt DDS encourages Cal State Northridge Students to remember their oral health and be sure to have regular dental checkups.

The programs and services of the Klotz Student Health Center do not accept insurance for services at their location. Meanwhile, current students are encouraged to have a health insurance policy to cover medical and dental expenses. Unfortunately, in some cases, what you pay out of pocket may be more than what you would pay for dental insurance and a visit to a dentist off campus. Ridiculous, right? Make sure you look at your options carefully!

For the current 2015-2016 school year, Cal State Northridge currently offers CSUN students the opportunity to purchase Anthem Blue Cross DentalNet insurance.  And wouldn’t you know it, we here at Dr. David Lunt’s office happily accept Anthem Blue Cross DentalNet Insurance for patients!
If this doesn’t make you want to take better care of your smile, how about this? The office of Dr. David Lunt is located very close to the CSUN campus. Depending on your mode of transportation, we are either a 1-minute drive or a close 3-minute walk from the campus. We can’t be any closer, right? Yep, we are located near the Plummer Street and Reseda Blvd. intersection. If the close proximity doesn’t make you want to get your teeth checked, I don’t know what will!

For more information on oral health care, contact Dr. David Lunt at (818) 885-7230 or visit our website davidluntdds.com.

Dr. David Lunt also proudly serves Northridge, Burbank, San Fernando, Topanga Canyon, Valley Glen, Agoura, CSUN, Cal State Northridge, and all surrounding areas.

Recognizing Periodontal Disease | Northridge, Ca Dentist

176997237Have you been experiencing persistent bad breath or perhaps notice a loose tooth? Periodontitis, also generally called gum disease or periodontal disease, begins with bacterial growth in your mouth and may end — if not properly treated — with tooth loss due to destruction of the tissue that surrounds your teeth(Source: webmd.com).

Only a dentist or a periodontist can recognize and determine the progression of gum disease. Though, plaque is the primary cause of gum disease. However, other factors can contribute to periodontal disease.

Factors such as:

  • Smoking
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Pregnancy
  • Diabetes
  • Alcohol use

Here are some warning signs that can signal a problem:

  • Gums that bleed easily
  • Permanent teeth that are loose or separating
  • Red, swollen, tender gums
  • Persistent bad breath or bad taste
  • Gums that have pulled away from the teeth
  • Changes in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
  • Changes in the fit of partial dentures

Even with all these symptoms and warning signs, periodontal disease often goes unnoticed. If you don’t notice any symptoms, you could still have some degree of gum disease. In some people, gum disease may affect only certain teeth, such as the molars.

Keeping your gums healthy requires a daily oral hygiene routine of brushing twice a day, using a mouthwash, flossing and maintaining a healthy diet. Of course, visiting your dentist for routine cleanings and checkups bi-annually can head of potential larger oral health problems. Prevention is your key to oral health success!

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.