Blog Archive

Help! My Teeth are Yellow Oct 1st, 2020

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. If your teeth are yellow, you might feel less than confident about your smile. You might even try to hide your teeth because you feel self-conscious about their color. Several factors can lead to yellow teeth, from your...

4 Reasons You May Need a Crown Sep 16th, 2020

If the dentist says you need a crown, you have lots of company. Crowns are one of the most common restorative procedures in dentistry. Crowns, which are caps that go over your teeth, can radically transform your smile and fix a variety of dental problems. In this blog, Dana Samet,...

6 Tips to Make Your Smile Pop this Summer Aug 18th, 2020

We all want that dazzling, bright smile. Especially in the summertime — when we’re used to having more eyes on us — you really want your smile to pop and stand out. Sure, there are little tricks, like wearing a darker shade of lipstick to provide more contrast. But, what...

Tips for Taking Care of Your Invisalign Trays Jul 23rd, 2020

With Invisalign®, you don’t have to deal with braces. With this revolutionary system, you are given a series of clear, removable aligners, each slightly adjusted to go from your current alignment to your perfect alignment.  Every two weeks or so, you switch out one set with the next in the...

Is Invisalign Right for Your Child? Jun 26th, 2020

Did you know the American Association of Orthodontists recommends children see an orthodontist by age 7? The truth is, you don’t have to wait until your child is a teenager to get orthodontic work done if they need it. In fact, it’s often better for children to get orthodontic work...

4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Let Dental Anxiety Keep You from Going to the Dentist May 8th, 2020

If going to the dentist makes you anxious, you’re not alone. In fact, 9-20% of Americans avoid going to the dentist, because they feel fear or anxiety. But fear and anxiety shouldn’t keep you from taking care of your oral health. At Dental Art of South Bay, we can address...

5 Long-Term Reasons to Align Your Teeth Apr 13th, 2020

Everyone wants a perfect, beautiful smile. But few people are born with perfectly straight teeth. Some of us get orthodontic work in our teenage years, but many people don’t. And even people who have had orthodontic work done can find themselves needing more work because teeth can gradually shift over...

Learn Here If You Are a Candidate for Dental Implants Mar 1st, 2020

Dental implants are one of the most beneficial innovations in the dental industry. As a solution for missing teeth, dental implants are both permanent and attractive. Compared to other options for replacing missing teeth, such as bridges or dentures, dental implants look and feel as close as possible to natural...

Getting Crowns? Learn About Revolutionary CEREC Crowns Feb 1st, 2020

You may need a dental crown for a number of reasons, such as after getting a deep filling, a root canal, or a broken tooth. A crown is a cap that goes over your natural tooth. Even though crowns improve the cosmetic appearance of your smile, they’re also important for...

Greet the New Year With Whiter Teeth Jan 1st, 2020

Do you want a picture-perfect smile? From simply growing older to enjoying many popular foods and beverages, your teeth can get dingy. Fortunately, they don’t have to stay that way. Teeth whitening can lift stains to give you a brighter, more beautiful smile. Professional whitening treatments deliver better results than...

Restore Your Smile Through Cosmetic Dentistry Dec 1st, 2019

In today’s world of cell phone cameras and social media, everyone’s taking selfies all the time. You want to be able to smile along with your friends, but it can be hard to do if you are embarrassed by your teeth. You may have missing, chipped, or stained teeth that...

CT Scans Provide Next-Level Dentistry Nov 1st, 2019

CT (computerized tomography) scans aren't just for screening breast cancer, lung cancer, and looking inside the brain. In the last 15 years, dental professionals have found CT scans to be effective in quite a few different ways. Dr. Dana Samet and our committed and caring team at Dental Art of...

Straight Teeth Are Healthy Teeth: Why Alignment Matters Oct 1st, 2019

When people think of orthodontic treatment, many assume that its only benefits are cosmetic. It’s true that when you have crooked or misaligned teeth, it can affect your confidence. Straightening your teeth can definitely improve your appearance. However, orthodontic issues such as misaligned teeth can affect a lot more than...

Non-Cosmetic Reasons to Consider Veneers Sep 1st, 2019

Dental veneers are designed to look and feel like your natural teeth. They’re fitted to completely cover your teeth, thus hiding any signs of wear, discoloration, and breakage. The process for preparing and fitting veneers involves filing down your natural teeth and then permanently bonding the veneers to them. While...

Calm Your Dentist Chair Jitters With Sedation Dentistry Aug 16th, 2019

If you’re afraid to go to the dentist, you’re in good company. Some 9-20% of Americans avoid going to the dentist because of anxiety. That’s around 40-70 million people. You might fear pain, or maybe you don’t like injections. It could be you don’t like giving up control, or maybe...

Tips for Taking Care of Your Invisalign Trays Jul 10th, 2019

Until recently, the best corrective measure for misaligned teeth consisted of gluing metal brackets to your teeth, bringing food and drink restrictions and uncomfortable wires and bulges around your mouth.  That was then. With Invisalign® teeth straightening treatments, you can get a beautiful smile without anyone ever needing to know...

Why Not Replacing Missing Teeth is Bad for Your Health Jun 3rd, 2019

Did you know there are over 120 million people in the United States alone missing at least one tooth? Of those, over 36 million do not have any teeth, which may leave you asking, how? There are a variety of reasons why you may experience tooth loss, from genetics to...

Why It Is Never Too Late to See an Orthodontist May 14th, 2019

If you feel self-conscious about your misaligned teeth, you aren’t alone. Malocclusion -- the technical term for crooked teeth -- affects about three-quarters of the adult population in the United States. In many cases, patients who suffer from crooked or gapped teeth have wanted to fix their smiles for years,...

7 Amazing Things You Didn’t Know About Invisalign Apr 1st, 2019

There are many reasons you may be considering braces or clear aligners. You may need to correct your bite, or maybe your dental hygiene is suffering because your teeth are crooked. Perhaps you simply don’t like the way your smile looks. But getting braces is a big commitment, both in...

What Should You Look For When Selecting a Dentist for Dental Implants? Mar 6th, 2019

Dental implants can turn a smile you feel uncomfortable about into one you proudly share with the world. They can also provide a more convenient, comfortable, and natural-looking alternative to dentures and last a good deal longer that alternatives such as a bridge. Choosing the right professional to work with...