Blue Coast Dental Group Blog
November 29, 2018
The oral healthcare aisle at your local grocery store may have dozens of different types of toothpastes. Some might have flashy packages and make grandiose claims about how they can whiten your teeth, fortify enamel, or give you amazingly fresh breath. Is all of that just hype? Does it really matter which toothpaste you and your family use? In fact, there is no one size fits all solution when it comes to toothpaste. For optimum oral health, each member of your clan might need different products to clean their teeth. A family dentist in Torrance is here to talk about how you can make sure that every person in your household gets what they need to maintain a fresh and healthy mouth.
November 18, 2018
If you’re missing multiple teeth, filling in those gaps in your smile is important. Replacing your lost pearly whites will enable you to eat more easily, speak more clearly, and smile more confidently. Investing in a dental prosthetic will also help you prevent oral health problems down the road. Two of the most popular options for replacing multiple teeth are dentures and dental implants in Torrance. Is one better than the other? Let’s compare your options so you can decide on a treatment plan that fits your unique circumstances and needs.
November 5, 2018
It may be surprising to hear, but many people don’t get the chance to fully maximize their dental insurance. Life happens, which means certain events gain higher priority over our health, including our oral health. However, wasting money spent on unused benefits should never be a priority. With the end of the year coming up, your benefits are at risk of expiring! That is, unless you start scheduling appointments with a dentist to use the benefits you paid for and practice effective oral hygiene.
Learn about the money you could be saving and how to start maximizing today!
October 18, 2018
Porcelain veneers in Torrance are a great way to restore a smile that has lost some of its sheen over the years. Veneers offer many of the same aesthetic benefits as crowns but require a smaller investment of time and expense. Veneers can last up to 15 years, sometimes longer.
October 6, 2018
When you’ve broken your leg in an accident or have extreme stomach pain, your first thought is to get to the hospital as soon as possible. However, what would you do if you woke up one morning and your tooth suddenly started aching? What if you went to drink your morning cup of coffee only to feel tooth sensitivity that doesn’t go away? Would you visit the emergency room then?
According to an emergency dentist in Torrance, your next action should be to contact them. To learn more about what constitutes as a dental emergency and the right steps to take, keep reading!
September 20, 2018
Invisalign allows more people than ever to straighten teeth without the hassle of metal hardware associated with traditional braces. That means no additional practice or preparation for cleaning your hardware, changing your diet, or worrying about taking photos with friends and family with a mouth full of metal.
To celebrate their incredible convenience and effectiveness, the dentist at Blue Coast Dental is offering Invisalign in Torrance at a discounted rate of $169 per month through CareCredit! With that being said, let’s discuss how you can make your aligners last after you begin treatment!
September 12, 2018
It’s all too common for people, regardless of their age, to receive stains on their smile. These discolorations as well as other imperfections can really put a dent in your self-esteem and confidence. A smile is truly a window into an individual, so when they are afraid to smile, it means that aspect of that person never really gets to shine to its fullest potential. However, there is a way to transform that for the better.
Learn how porcelain veneers in Torrance can benefit you!
August 24, 2018
If you wore braces as a teenager or young adult, you probably remember how foreign the metal brackets and wires felt in your mouth at first. It probably took a little bit of time to adjust and grow comfortable eating and speaking in public again. Just like with braces, patients with new dentures may experience some discomfort in the first few weeks of wearing them – however, it is important to keep in mind that these sensations are only temporary. After some initial discomfort, most patients with new dentures soon find that their new teeth feel and look as natural as can be. If you just received full or partial dentures in Torrance, here are a few things to keep in mind during the first few weeks with your new teeth.
August 16, 2018
Have you ever looked at an old photo and noticed your smile was much whiter than the one you see every day in the mirror? Over time, the morning cup of coffee at work or glass of red wine with dinner can slowly stain your tooth enamel, leaving you with a darker, less flattering smile. These days, there are dozens of options for adults looking to brighten their smiles – from professional teeth whitening to whitening toothpastes, strips and touch-up pens. In this blog post, a cosmetic dentist in Torrance separates fact from fiction regarding professional teeth whitening and explains why it is the best solution to restore your smile.
July 19, 2018
If you are fortunate to have dental insurance, then you should want to get the maximum available for the premiums you pay. However, the insurance companies draw a fine line between what dental procedures are covered and which ones are not. Take a service performed by a cosmetic dentist in Torrance, for instance. A purely cosmetic procedure such as teeth whitening is almost never covered. But what if you’re having a cosmetic procedure as part of an overall restorative treatment plan? Then, you may have partial coverage. Read on to learn more.