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Habits that Harm the Teeth

Habits that harm teeth

By now you know that brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing regularly and visiting your dentist every six months are good oral health habits to practice. But are you aware that some of your everyday habits may actually be harming your teeth? Woodland Hills dentist Dr. Susan Fredericks is here to shed light on… Read More →


Top Oral Health Myths

Oral Health Myths

We’ve all encountered myths and misconceptions regarding oral health at one point in our lives, whether by word of mouth or on the Internet. To help you separate fact from fiction, Dr. Susan Fredericks from Southern Cal Smiles discusses common oral health myths in this blog post.


Comparing Invisalign and Braces

Braces vs. Invisalign

Patients who wish to straighten teeth have more options than ever in the form of braces and modern orthodontics like Invisalign. Each treatment has its sets of benefits and limitations. In this blog post, Woodland Hills dentist Dr. Susan Fredericks compares the two in detail.


Oral Cancer Signs to Watch Out For

Oral Cancer Symptoms

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 →





Is Flossing Effective?

Is Flossing Effective?

“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 →


How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

How long do dental crowns last?

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.