Monthly Archives: June 2016

Drinking Coffee Before Brushing Teeth

Should I Brush My Teeth After Coffee?

Many people tend to brush their teeth after having a meal, especially a meal that included coffee or tea. It seems like a natural next step; drink, then brush. But this isn’t a good practice after all.

It may actually cause more harm than help for your teeth.

The Harmful Effects of Brushing Right After Coffee

Drinking coffee or tea not only stains your teeth, but it can also weaken the enamel on the surface.

Brushing your teeth immediately afterward will remove some of this weakened enamel, which makes your teeth even more vulnerable. Teeth will become even more exposed to harmful external forces.

Prevention of Damage

Coffee and tea break down the teeth’s enamel because of their acidic composition. It can take about 30 minutes after drinking coffee for the effect to wear off. Don’t brush for at least half an hour.

Instead, drink some water and swish it around in your mouth after consuming coffee. Water not only rinses the coffee off the teeth, it helps to restore the flow of saliva after consumption. (You can also chew sugar-free gum for the same effect.) Saliva can help restore the minerals on your teeth and wash away the decay-causing acids from coffee or tea.

Keeping Teeth Healthy

Although the above tips can help prevent tooth decay, it cannot stop it completely. Visit us for a thorough cleaning of your teeth and to make sure that your enamel isn’t too thin. Our dentists in Studio City are willing to make sure that you have strong, healthy teeth. We can also help whiten your teeth for a brighter smile.

Schedule a dental appointment today!

Chipped Tooth Needs Dental Veneers Studio City

Three Easy Steps To Dental Veneers

Do you find yourself hiding your smile? Are you embarrassed by broken, chipped, discolored or damaged teeth?

You might think that getting the perfect smile is complicated, expensive and painful, but it’s not. Dental veneers can give you the perfect smile you’ve always wanted.

And luckily, installing dental veneers is not an overly complex process. We install veneers in just three simple steps:

1. Consultation

First, you will meet with the dentist to assess the condition of your teeth. During this appointment, the dentist will take x-rays and do a manual inspection of your teeth to determine if veneers are a good fit for you. If so, we’ll schedule you for a preparation visit.

2. Preparation

During the second visit, an ultra thin layer of enamel must be removed from each tooth to prepare for the installation of the veneers. Once removed, the dentist will take impressions of the teeth so that custom veneers can be constructed.
You can then have temporary veneers installed while you wait for the lab to complete your custom veneers, which typically takes one to two weeks.

3. Installation

On your final visit, the temporary veneers will be removed and your teeth will be cleaned and polished in preparation for the installation of the permanent veneers. The veneers are then bonded to your teeth in one short visit. The dentist will then evaluate the installation and make adjustments as needed.

You may need to return for a follow-up appointment to check the health and fit of your veneers in a few weeks time, but that’s it. In only three simple steps, you can have the smile of your dreams.

If you live in the Los Angeles area, dental veneers from Studio City Dental Center can help you gain confidence by repairing damaged or stained teeth.

Let us help you get your best smile. It’s simple and easy. Give us a call today to get started.

Dr. Zareh Kouyoumdjian
12435 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, California 91604
Phone: (818) 762-2977

Fax: (818) 762-6772

Friendly staff, little to no wait, and Dr. K is professional and informative.
I always feel very comfortable during my appointments!