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 →
According to a survey from the Academy of General Dentistry, over 90 percent of people believe that a smile is an important part of a person’s appearance. It should come as no surprise then, most people wish to brighten their smile and go to great lengths to do so. To help you obtain the radiant… Read More →
Even the healthiest teeth can be overshadowed by an uneven or elongated gum line (known as a “gummy smile”). Gum lift, also known as a gum recontouring, can reshape the gum line to create a more balanced and beautiful smile. In this blog post, dentist Dr. Susan Fredericks of Southern Cal Smiles shares a few… Read More →
Do you wish to straighten your teeth but hate the idea of wearing braces with metal wires and brackets? Dr. Susan Fredericks of Southern Cal Smiles offers Invisalign, a comfortable, nearly invisible orthodontics system that gradually moves teeth into optimal position. In this blog post, Dr. Fredericks answers frequently asked questions regarding the treatment.