According to the American Dental Association (ADA), more than 49,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer in 2017. When detected early, oral cancer is treatable. The ADA urges patients to be vigilant of changes in the mouth, in order to increase their chances of early detection and treatment. Here, Woodland Hills dentist Dr. Susan… Read More →
Regular dental exams and cleanings every six months at Southern Cal Smiles are essential to good oral health. But what about the time in between? Whether or not you take care of your teeth in between dental cleanings can determine how your next dental visit will go. To help you keep your teeth and gums… Read More →
In-office teeth whitening has become quite popular over the last few years because of the noticeable and effective results the procedure offers. In just one hour, patients with yellowed, discolored teeth can achieve a radiant smile that is up to eight shades lighter! Understandably, patients interested in whitening their teeth want to know exactly how… Read More →
As a parent, you play an essential role in the early development of your child’s oral health. But as your child gets older, you may find it more difficult to reinforce good oral health habits. In this blog post, Woodland Hills dentist Dr. Susan Fredericks of Southern Cal Smiles shares dental tips every parent should… Read More →
“Have you been flossing regularly?” This is a question that most of us get when we visit the dentist for a regular checkup. Although nearly all dentists agree that flossing should be a part of our at-home oral health routine, recent reports have surfaced questioning the validity of this claim. So, is flossing as effective… Read More →
A dental crown is one of several restorations available to restore the beauty and function of a weak tooth. At Southern Cal Smiles, Woodland Hills dentist Dr. Susan Fredericks uses dental crowns crafted from porcelain, which are designed to last for a long time and blend seamlessly with natural teeth.
According to sources, the average American chews one and a half pounds of gum per year. Despite its popularity, there is a lot of question and debate about just how healthy or beneficial gum actually is. In this blog post, Woodland Hills dentist Dr. Susan Fredericks of Southern Cal Smiles sets the record straight about… Read More →