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Valley Village Dentist: Understanding Cavities

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Ask any dentist and they’ll each tell you the same thing: he more you know about cavities the less your chances are you’ll get them.

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One word nobody wants to hear when they visit the dentist is cavity! That’s right, the dreaded cavity; but what exactly is a cavity and how do you get one?

Valley Village Dentist & Cavities 

So what causes a cavity?

A cavity is a hole that develops in a tooth when the tooth begins to decay.

A cavity is caused by plaque, a sticky substance that forms on the tooth as a result of germ and bacteria build-up. Plaque is acidic. As it clings to your teeth the acids eat away the outside of the tooth (also called the enamel) and a hole is formed.

It’s important to get a cavity filled as soon as it’s detected so that it does not grow bigger.

Valley Village Dentist & Cavity Repair

Yes, cavities can be repaired by your dentist, but here are a few simple steps you can take to prevent cavities:

  • Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste at least twice daily
  • Gently brush your gums to keep them healthy
  • When choosing a toothbrush it is recommended to use soft bristles
  • Floss your teeth at least once a day to remove plaque and food
  • Remove food caught between the teeth
  • Limit the amount of soda and sugary treats you eat/drink
  • Visit your dentist every six months for a teeth cleaning and check-up

Finding a Good Valley Village Dentist

We’ve all been there. Some of us move. Others want a new dentist that has a pleasant way about them. More importantly, about your teeth. We recommend you choose a dentist which has a kind, caring approach to your feelings.

Remember, when you sit down in the chair, you want your dentist to be compassionate about your entire experience. Learn more about our dentist office.

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!

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Visiting our office regularly will not only help keep your teeth and mouth healthy, but will also help keep the rest of your body healthy. The fact is, every hour of every day in the U.S., someone dies of oral cancer, which is the sixth-most common diagnosed form of the disease. The five-year survival rate is only 50 percent, and oral cancer is one of the few cancers whose survival rate has not improved. Since April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, we would like to take this opportunity to remind all of our patients about the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene.

We are trained to diagnose, treat, and prevent oral health problems. Please let us now if you have any questions about your oral health during your next appointment. Take care of your teeth!

When Was Your Last Dental Cleaning? From Valley Village Dental

Monday, March 26th, 2012


You water the garden three times a week, you change your car’s oil every three months, and you replace the batteries in your smoke detectors once a year. Your teeth need to see your dentist on a regular schedule, too.

While daily oral hygiene habits are essential to good oral health, professional dental cleanings at our office ensure your teeth are treated to a deeper level of cleaning. We recommend for most of our patients to have a checkup at least every six months. In addition to a thorough cleaning and polishing of your teeth, these regular visits help us detect and prevent the onset of tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease. During your visit, we’ll check the health of your mouth, teeth, gums, cheeks, and tongue. We’ll also check old fillings and restorations, as these can wear away over time from constant chewing, grinding, or clenching.

If you are predisposed to oral diseases, you may need to visit your dentist office more often than every six months. Factors at play in these diseases include age, pregnancy, tobacco use, medical conditions (such as diabetes, dry mouth, or HIV infection), along with how well you take care of your teeth on a daily basis.

Make sure your teeth get the professional attention they deserve – If you’re overdue for your next cleaning, check with our Valley Village, CA office to schedule an appointment!

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