Updated COVID Protocols and Scheduling

The safety of our patients and team members is our top priority during these trying times. With so much contrasting and confusing information out there, we wanted to let you know about the safety protocols we have put in place for our Encino Dental Office. By ensuring your and our safety, we can continue to […]

Cracked Tooth [Pictures]

Breaking, or “Cracking” a tooth is one of the most common emergencies in a Dental office. You might be asking yourself, “How do I fix a cracked tooth?” Before we can answer that, there are a couple more questions to ask yourself first. 1. How do I know if my tooth is cracked?When one has […]

Can Our Kids Eat Candy on Halloween?

Every year we get asked, will I get cavities if I eat candy? Well, it all depends. Let’s first dive into how cavities form. We all have bacteria in our mouth, with Streptococcus mutans being the most associated bacteria causing tooth decay. The bacteria loves carbohydrates and sugars and digests them when we do. S. […]

How Can You Stop Canker Sores?

Have you ever had a canker sore? Have you waited eagerly for the pain to fade and for your ability to speak to return? Of course, your pain will eventually fade, but we strongly recommend visiting a dentist if you have a particularly persistent or painful sore. While no one is exactly sure what causes […]

Simple Tips to Reduce Suffering During a Dental Emergency

An oral injury or dental emergency can happen in your mouth, just like any other part of the body. While you can never completely prevent one from happening, your The Dental Office of Encino dentist offers these simple tips to help reduce your chances of suffering an oral emergency in Encino, California. First off, it’s […]

A Chipped Tooth Needs to be Repaired to Prevent a New Cavity From Forming

While tooth enamel is very hard, there are still situations when a tooth can suffer a bad chip or fracture. This is even more likely to occur if you have a habit of chewing on foreign objects or playing in contact sports without wearing a mouthguard. Even if the chip doesn’t cause sensitivity, you should […]

Stopping Stains Whitens Teeth

Your tooth enamel is made up of microscopic mineral crystals. Exposure to staining agents from dark foods and beverages can saturate these microscopic structures, setting stains deep into your tooth enamel. Identifying the source of the stains on your tooth enamel will help your dentist, Dr. Alan M. Howard and Yonatan Howard, recommend the whitening […]

What Does Your Tongue Color Tell You About Your Health?

We all know that some foods can change the color of your tongue—and there’s no problem with that. But, what if your tongue is the wrong color when you haven’t eaten anything? Of course, we recommend visiting a dentist a soon as possible, but we’re happy to list a few things you possible reasons. As […]

Strengthening Tooth Enamel with Fluoride Supplements

The natural processes of the bacteria in your mouth, as well as acidic foods and beverages, can cause a microscopic erosion of the mineral crystals that make up your tooth enamel. If this microscopic enamel erosion is not countered by regular, daily exposure to fluoride it can pose several threats to your oral health. The […]

Are Tongue Scrapers Necessary?

You know that if you want to enjoy good oral health, you need to brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily, but did you know there are other things you can do to improve your oral health? Naturally, we recommend considering all of your options when it comes to your oral health—include tongue […]