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What to Look For in a Dentist

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

general dentistryChoosing a dentist is an important task; you want to pick someone you can build up a real relationship with, as after all they will be looking after your dental health for years to come. So what are the things that you really need to look for in a North Hollywood dentist?

Convenient Dentist Office Location

Your new dentist needs to be conveniently located so there’s absolutely no excuse for not making your appointments for check-ups. Ideally they should be located close to work or to home.

Are They Welcoming?

Your dental practice should be somewhere you feel comfortable visiting. When you walk into their office do you immediately feel at ease?

Can They Treat All Your Family?

A family oriented practice will welcome everyone regardless of age. People’s dental needs change over time, and a good practice will be able to accommodate them.

Do They Use State-Of-The-Art Dentistry Technology?

It’s important to pick a dentist who is interested in keeping their knowledge and their equipment bang up-to-date, as they will be able to provide you with the highest quality services in comfortable surroundings.

Do They Practice Conservative and Preservatives Dentistry?

Your teeth are designed to last a lifetime, but they can only do so with proper dental care so choose a dentist who is concerned with preventative and conservative care. They’ll help you take care of your teeth so they can last as long as possible, and will be willing to spend the time advising you on how best to prevent dental diseases.

Do They Provide All the Services you’re Likely to Need?

Most people will need dental care designed to preserve and restore their teeth, but cosmetic dentistry is becoming more common. If this is something you’re interested in, pick a dentist who offers cosmetic dental care, as it’s far more convenient to receive treatment from a dentist you already know and trust.

Dental Care for the Whole Family

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

family dentistryPeople’s dental needs change as they get older, but a family oriented dental practice can offer dental care for everyone in your household, regardless of age.

Dental Care for Children

Good dental care begins early, and you should find your dental office offers:

  • Dental check-ups for your child once their first tooth has erupted.
  • Advice on how to care for your child’s primary teeth, including how to floss and brush.
  • Regular checks to make sure their teeth and jaw are developing normally.
  • Advice on the need for any orthodontic treatment as they begin to gain their permanent teeth.
  • Dental sealants to protect the chewing surfaces of their permanent back teeth.
  • Sports mouth guards and care for childhood injuries to teeth.
  • Advice on preventing cavities and tooth decay.
  • Preventative dental care including regular cleanings.

Dental Care for Adults

Having access to great dental care as a child should help minimize problems as an adult, but it is still vitally important to visit the dentist regularly. Care offered should include:

  • Preventative dental care including regular cleanings and advice on maintaining oral health.
  • A complete range of general dentistry services including fillings, root canals and restorative dentistry such as crowns, veneers and dental implants.
  • Advice and information on cosmetic dental treatments.
  • Information and additional care for pregnant women as the hormonal changes will affect their oral health.
  • Information and additional care for people with systemic diseases such as diabetes.
  • Regular screenings for oral cancer.

Dental Care Later in Life

Aging can bring new oral health challenges that can be addressed by your family dentist with continuing oral health care.

  • Prescription medications can affect oral health, bringing problems such as dry mouth that may require additional dental care.
  • Medical conditions such as osteoporosis, arthritis and diabetes may affect dental health and treatments.
  • Older people with dentures could need additional advice on caring for them or replacing them with dental implants.

Different ages bring different dental challenges, but a good family dental practice will be well-equipped to make sure you and your family can enjoy good oral health throughout life.

Five Things to Look For When Choosing a Dentist

Monday, April 29th, 2013

find a dentistChoosing the best family dentist is vitally important, as the need for regular dental care cannot be emphasized enough. Numerous studies have shown a strong connection between overall health and oral health, but what should you be looking for in your new dentist?

1. Is the Dental Office Conveniently Located?

Picking a dental office that is in a convenient location, either close to home or work, means it will be much easier to make and keep appointments. Check to see if their dentist office hours will fit in with your schedule, and if there is plenty of parking or easy access to public transport.

2. How Well Qualified is Your Dentist?

All dentists have completed a standard level of training, but some take a far more proactive and interested view in continued education. This is important as they can offer patients the latest advances in technology and techniques in dentistry, providing you with the highest standard of dental services.

3. Do You Feel Comfortable in their Dental Office?

Your chosen dentist should be someone you feel completely comfortable with. They should be prepared to take the time to get to know you, and to discuss any possible problems, or treatments you may need.

4. Got Kids? Choose a Family Oriented Dentist

Getting your kids used to visiting the dentist early on will help them enjoy a lifetime of good dental health, so it is vital to choose a family or pediatric dentist who is good with children, and who can help put them at their ease.

5. Do They Participate in Your Health Care Plan?

Check to see if your dentist participates in your health care plan. They should also be prepared to help you fill in any forms, and to work with your dental insurance provider.

Many people feel apprehension over dental visits, but choosing the right dentist can make appointments much more pleasant.

May is National Teen Self-Esteem Month, from Drs. James & Michelle Grosleib

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

At Valley Village Dental, we know image is everything. May happens to be National Teen Self-Esteem Month, and during this time, parents are encouraged to act as positive role models, help stop negative self-images, and improve confidence and security among teenagers.

We know one of the great ways to improve your confidence is to improve your smile. And that begins with a visit to Drs. James & Michelle Grosleib’s office. Has your child visited Valley Village Dental in the past six months for his or her regular check-up? We invite you to give us a call to book your appointment!

See you soon!

Spring is here! Do we have your current contact info?

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Spring is in the air! As you probably know, you can always connect with us on our Facebook page, but we invite you to please contact our office with any updates to phone numbers and addresses, so that we may be able to reach you.

We also encourage you to call us and let us know if you have any new phone numbers or if your contact information has changed!

Thank you! Have a great week!

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