Sealants Prevent Cavities! Your Sherman Oaks Dentist

Sherman Oaks Dental - Michael Bjornbak, DDS Sealants Prevent Cavities For Sherman Oaks KidsTwice-yearly trips to the dentist are essential to maintain healthy teeth. During your check-up at our Sherman Oaks office, we can discuss sealants, a clear layer of plastic applied to the grooved surfaces of the teeth.

Sealants protect the teeth and prevent cavities by filling in the crevices where food particles can get caught and breed detrimental bacteria They are especially effective in the back teeth where most cavities occur.

They are a good idea for patients of any age. The application of a sealant takes only one short visit at Sherman Oaks Dental. First, the teeth are cleaned, dried. Next a liquid sealant is applied and allowed to harden. It’s quick and painless. The patient will be able to eat right after the appointment.

If properly cared for,  sealants can last for many years, protecting the teeth of children and adults. Of course, you will still need to brush and floss on a regular basis.

Diligent oral hygiene and refraining from biting into hard objects are essential and will help the sealants last longer. We’ll survey the sealants during routine dental visits and recommend re-application if necessary.

Sealants, brushing and flossing, a balanced diet, and twice-yearly visits to Sherman Oaks Dental  are essential for optimum dental health.

Other Sherman Oaks Dental services are cosmetic dentistry, including Zoom! teeth whitening, and dental implants. For more information, call us to set up a consultation or appointment.

Contact Sherman Oaks Dental – Michael Bjornbak, DDS:

818-781-3411

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4849 Van Nuys Blvd Ste 101
Sherman Oaks, California
91403

 


You Be The Judge: Cosmetic Dentistry in Sherman Oaks

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If you are researching smile redesigns, you have probably heard claims that cosmetic dentistry can provide you with a ‘perfect smile’ or a ‘celebrity smile.’ Are these merely exaggerations? The staff at Sherman Oaks Dentistry invites you to judge for yourself.

A smile makeover, or smile redesign, involves multiple procedures that may include the following:

Dental Implants

A dental implant is a metal (usually titanium) rod implanted into the jaw bone to replace the missing root of a tooth. The crown and supporting structure are securely attached to the post.

Orthodontia

Orthodontic possibilities include traditional metal or ceramic braces, ‘behind-the-teeth’ (lingual) braces, and clear aligners. Newer technologies include accelerated braces that greatly reduce the time orthodontics must be worn.

Dental Crowns

There are many different kinds of dental crowns that serve different purposes. We carry out an extensive examination to ensure the crown you get is perfect for you and your smile.

Composite Veneers

Porcelain veneers can fix chips, cracks, minor tooth misalignment, tooth discoloration, unattractive tooth shape, and disproportionate tooth size. Prepless veneers are available for some patients.

Teeth Whitening

There is nothing like a wonderful white smile to give you maximum confidence. Zoom! laser whitening can whiten your teeth in a single office visit.

‘Perfect smiles’ are possible—but don’t just take our word for it. Come see our smile gallery and judge for yourself.

Call Sherman Oaks Dental to schedule a smile makeover consultation with Dr. Michael Bjornbak, DDS. You can discuss your smile makeover goals and see what cosmetic dentistry can do for you.

Contact Sherman Oaks Dental – Michael Bjornbak, DDS:

818-781-3411

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4849 Van Nuys Blvd Ste 101
Sherman Oaks, California
91403

 


Missing Teeth? Dentures and Implants in Sherman Oaks

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If you are considering dentures or implants, Sherman Oaks Dental is here to help. But before you make up your mind, there are some things to consider.

1. Dentures alone are not your only restorative dentistry option.

Dental implants used alone or in combination with a partial denture is a better option for many of our patients.

What makes implants better? A removable appliance replaces only the visible parts of teeth. An implant, on the other hand, replaces both the root and crown of a tooth. This has critical implications. Dental implants can prohibit bone recession that commonly occurs following tooth extractions. Dental implants can provide patients the near-normal ability to talk and chew.

2. There is more than one type of denture.

Most men and women are familiar with the removable denture that replaces a complete upper or lower arch. There are also partial dentures that are used for patients who have some natural teeth. Partial dentures can be anchored in the mouth or removable.

3. Even if you have worn dentures for a while, you may be a suitable candidate for implant-anchored dentures.

The critical factor is whether you have enough bone to support an implant. Bone grafting can augment bone for some implant recipients. Schedule an appointment with Sherman Oaks Dental to find out if you are a viable candidate.

4. Regardless of your tooth replacement configuration—full dentures, partial dentures, or tooth implants—you still need to practice proper oral hygiene.

Removable appliances should be cleaned daily.

5. Even if you have no original teeth left, it’s essential that you have semiannual dental examination.

Optimal oral health is a vital component of overall physical well-being. At Sherman Oaks Dental, we’ll examine your mouth for indications of cancer, heart disease, kidney disease, and diabetes. We’ll also examine the condition of your appliance at your visit.

Dr. Michael Bjornbak, one of the most experienced and skilled dental professionals in the Sherman Oaks area, has competence with many tooth restoration and cosmetic dentistry procedures. Other services include Zoom! Teeth Whitening and accelerated orthodontics.

Contact Sherman Oaks Dental – Michael Bjornbak, DDS:

818-781-3411

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4849 Van Nuys Blvd Ste 101
Sherman Oaks, California
91403

 


Tooth Bleaching Fact And Fiction

Sherman Oaks Teeth Whitening and Veneers You have probably seen ads for brightening products contain terms such as “white brite,” “22 carbamide peroxide” and “peroxide teeth.” How do you separate tooth bleaching fact from fiction?

Some cosmetic dentistry practices will guarantee fantastic results for any patient that desires a whiter smile. At Sherman Oaks Dental – Michael Bjornbak, DDS, we only recommend Zoom whitening for patients that are good candidates for the process. We invite you to speak with Dr. Bjornbak, DDS at our Sherman Oaks office. Not all teeth whitening systems are appropriate for every person.

Don’t be fooled by smile whitening hype and risk poor results. If you have existing cosmetic dental work such as crowns, bonding, partial dentures or bridge work, it is vital to talk to a trusted professional about worry-free teeth whitening.

If you have all-natural teeth that are dull or stained, tooth whitening will probably brighten your smile. If you have several crowns in the front of your mouth, veneers, or gums that have receded, conventional tooth-whitening may not be successful.

Porcelain veneers may be a better solution for you. There are several brands of veneers such as Lumineers by Cerinate, da Vinci and Mac. The vast majority of Sherman Oaks veneer recipients are excited with the results. Porcelain veneers not only brighten your smile, they can provide many other improvements.

Veneers are sometimes called “instant orthodontics” because they can fix tooth misalignment and gaps as well as provide instant teeth whitening.

Schedule a consultation by calling 818-781-3411. I look forward to meeting you and discussing your unique smile.

For more specifics about our services including: dental implants, porcelain veneers, or teeth whitening, call 818-781-3411.

Contact Sherman Oaks Dental – Michael Bjornbak, DDS:

818-781-3411

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4849 Van Nuys Blvd Ste 101
Sherman Oaks, California
91403


Whiter Teeth For Sherman Oaks Smiles

Whiter Teeth for Sherman Oaks Teeth whitening has become very popular in Sherman Oaks, California as an easy way to change your smile with little effort and no pain.

Sherman Oaks Dental – Michael Bjornbak, DDS can help you understand your options for teeth whitening and the results you may expect from various teeth whitening options.

Over the counter whitening systems can give varied results, with many users feeling unhappy or dissatisfied with over-the-counter teeth whitening products.

Your Sherman Oaks, California cosmetic dentist can help you whiten your teeth effectively and achieve professional results. If you are ready to try a teeth whitening product, please give us a call at 818-781-3411 to schedule a teeth whitening consultation.

Our compassionate staff would love to answer any questions you have about general, cosmetic, restorative, or pediatric dental treatment. Here are some of our services:

dental implants
porcelain veneers
teeth whitening
dentures
dental crowns

If you are searching for quality, friendly dental care in the Sherman Oaks area, call us here at Sherman Oaks Dental – Michael Bjornbak, DDS. We have been serving the greater Sherman Oaks area since 1987. We are currently accepting new patients at our comfortable, state-of-the-art dental office. At Sherman Oaks Dental – Michael Bjornbak, DDS, we are committed to providing superior dental care to our valued patients.

 

Michael Bjornbak

 

Contact Sherman Oaks Dental – Michael Bjornbak, DDS:

818-781-3411

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4849 Van Nuys Blvd Ste 101
Sherman Oaks, California
91403

 


Brush Up On Your Cavity Basics

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Sherman Oaks Dental patients use the word “cavity” often when discussing oral health practices. Along with teeth whitening and other cosmetic dentistry procedures, cavities are a hot topic.

At Sherman Oaks Dental we think it’s great that people in the Sherman Oaks area are so conscious of their teeth, and we feel that having a better understanding of exactly what a cavity is will help them take better care of their pearly whites.

Cavities can also be called caries or tooth decay. When a tooth is permanently damaged in the hard surface, tiny openings occur. These little holes are cavities. Different factors that contribute to tooth decay are:

Frequent eating
Consuming sugary beverages
Oral bacteria
Insufficient tooth brushing and flossing

Cavities may get so bad that you will see pits or holes in your teeth, but symptoms may be more subtle, such as sensitivity, pain when biting, or a toothache. If you experience any of these symptoms, you should call your Van Nuys, Studio City CA, or Sherman Oaks dentist today for an appointment.

If you are in the market for quality dental care in the Sherman Oaks area, give Sherman Oaks Dental a call. We have been treating dental patients in and around Sherman Oaks since 1987. We can also answer any questions you have about cosmetic dentistry procedures such as veneers and dental implants.

We hope to hear from you soon!

 

Contact Sherman Oaks Dental:

818-781-3411

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4849 Van Nuys Blvd
Sherman Oaks, California
91403

 


Whitening For 3 Types Of Tooth Stains

Sherman Oaks Teeth Bleaching

Hello Sherman Oaks! If your smile could use some brightening, what are you waiting for? Professional teeth whitening and teeth bleaching are the easiest ways Van Nuys residents can dramatically improve their appearance.

It is important to realize that not every Sherman Oaks smile responds the same to teeth bleaching. The degree of whiteness attained and the treatment time necessary depends on the type of stains being treated.

1. Surface or extrinsic stains are the most accessible and easiest to remove. They are caused by the usual suspects: coffee, tea, wine, cola, smoking and the natural aging process.

2. Intrinsic stains can be lightened but it may take a bit longer. These stains form from the inside out but are visible through the enamel. They can be caused by trauma, tetracycline antibiotics, infection, or excessive fluoride use in childhood before the enamel is fully formed.

3. Combination: Some Sherman Oaks dental patients have both extrinsic and intrinsic staining. As we age, our teeth change – regardless of how well we take care of them. Two things that work against us is that our enamel thins while the dentin underneath fades and yellows. Again, the extrinsic stains on the enamel are the quickest to lighten, but ongoing treatment with a peroxide-based penetrating whitener can lighten the deeper discoloration.

It is best to trust fast teeth whitening treatment to the care of an experienced dentist such as Michael Bjornbak of Sherman Oaks Dental – Michael Bjornbak, DDS in Sherman Oaks. Michael Bjornbak and the experienced team of dental professionals at Sherman Oaks Dental – Michael Bjornbak, DDS have been brightening smiles since 1987. We also offer dental implants, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, dentures and dental crowns.

Upgrade your face value by brightening your smile!

 

Contact Sherman Oaks Dental – Michael Bjornbak, DDS:

818-781-3411

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4849 Van Nuys Blvd Ste 101
Sherman Oaks, California
91403

 


All Tooth Stains Are Not Created Equal

Sherman Oaks Teeth Bleaching Will an of our locally advertised Sherman Oaks teeth whitening options remove the stains from your teeth?

The effectiveness of teeth bleaching in Van Nuys depends partly on the types of stains.

Extrinsic tooth stains are the easiest to remove. These surface stains have not yet penetrated through the enamel into the dentin. Extrinsic stains are caused by dark-colored foods and beverages like blueberries, carrots, coffee, red wine, and cola. And nicotine is no better for your smile than it is for your lungs.

Unfortunately, even if you avoid these common teeth stainers, your teeth will become discolored over time. Like gray hair, wrinkles, and memory lapses, a dull smile is an inevitable part of aging for Sherman Oaks men and women.

Intrinsic tooth stains develop from the inside out. Tooth injury and tetracycline are the usual culprits. Intrinsic stains are more difficult to remove completely, but it is possible to lighten them with professional tooth whitening available at your Studio City CA cosmetic dental office.

If your teeth are stained, whether from coffee, tetracycline, or excessive fluoride, call Sherman Oaks Dental – Michael Bjornbak, DDS at 818-781-3411. We have treated many Sherman Oaks patients with extreme tooth discoloration.

It is never too late or too early to brighten your smile.

Sherman Oaks seniors can take years off their appearance by restoring the youthful white smile they once enjoyed. Sherman Oaks teens and young adults with surface stains can prevent them from becoming intrinsic stains with Van Nuys tooth bleaching.

Speaking of the younger set, did you know that people who drink energy drinks are at risk for many dental problems?

Call us at 818-781-3411

 

Contact Sherman Oaks Dental – Michael Bjornbak, DDS:

818-781-3411

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4849 Van Nuys Blvd Ste 101
Sherman Oaks, CA
91403

 


Sparkling Smiles With Safe Bleaching

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One of the easiest ways to enhance your smile cosmetically is through teeth whitening. Whitening teeth is a simple, non-invasive method to improve your overall appearance and bring confidence to your daily interactions with people.

Before beginning the procedure of teeth whitening, Sherman Oaks Dental recommends each patient meet with their dentist for a consultation. A dental consultation will help you determine which whitening method is best for you. We can also discuss foods and habits, such as smoking, that you can avoid to keep your teeth whiter longer.”

While visiting with your dentist, you can also discuss other aspects of your smile you would like to improve. New, state-of-the art technology provides methods to correct any dental problem you may have.

During your consultation, decide just how white you want your teeth to be. Depending on the whitening treatment plan chosen, your teeth can be brightened three to eight shades in just an hour. An in-office procedure produces a degree of lightening that cannot be achieved with a grocery store product. During your treatment, your dentist may apply a coating to protect your gums and roots while the bleaching agent is applied. A laser is then used to make the bleach work faster.

An alternative procedure is to have your dentist prescribe a take-home kit. These kits are customized for each patient. First a mold is made of your teeth. Using the mold, the lab team creates trays to hold the bleach. While this method may take longer, it is more cost-effective and more convenient for many Sherman Oaks patients. Teeth whitening results from either method can last from six months to two years.

It is vital to know that whitening does not affect existing fillings, veneers, or crowns. It also is temporary and may require follow-up visits to keep them white.

Dr. Bjornbak, of Sherman Oaks Dental, has been creating pleasing smiles since 1987. Call our Sherman Oaks office and schedule an appointment today at 818-781-3411.

Sherman Oaks Dental offers general, restorative, and cosmetic dental services including dental implants, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, and dentures. At Sherman Oaks Dental, quality care and a comfortable patient experience are our top priorities.

 

Contact Sherman Oaks Dental:

818-781-3411

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4849 Van Nuys Blvd
Sherman Oaks, California
91403

 


Do Whitestrips Work?

Do Whitestrips Work in Sherman Oaks? If you have visited the toothpaste aisle at your Sherman Oaks WalMart, you have probably noticed dozens of products that claim to whiten your teeth. A few years ago, the only over-the-counter tooth whitening options in Sherman Oaks were whitening toothpastes and Crest Whitestrips. Now there is a wide variety of products at every drugstore counter in the Sherman Oaks area.

Whitening Rinses
Whitening rinses are similar to mouthwashes. They kill bacteria, freshen breath, and may help remove plaque. Whitening rinses, however, contain tooth-whitening ingredients not found in mouthwashes. Manufacturers advise taking a mouthful of the rinse and letting it slosh around on your teeth for one minute twice a day. Though this method is simple, many users never notice a lightening of their teeth. This is probably because the rinse does not touch your teeth long enough to truly whiten them.

Whitening Strips
The whitening strips you can buy in Sherman Oaks grocery stores have a couple of drawbacks. Though they contain a bleaching agent, it is much less potent than those used in Sherman Oaks dental offices. Another problem is that they do not whiten between teeth because the strips only touch the front surface. Though it is possible to remove stains, it can take months to see any whitening. By that point, you have probably spent more money than you would have if you’d have chosen the professional tooth whitening system at your Sherman Oaks dental clinic.

Teeth Whitening Gels
Whitening gels are painted onto teeth with a small brush. One problem with whitening gels is that they only stick to dry teeth. If any saliva gets on the teeth during treatment, the gel is more likely to slide off.

If you are serious about dramatically whitening your teeth, the safest, quickest, and most affordable system is at your Sherman Oaks dental office.

Sherman Oaks Dental is located at 4849 Van Nuys Blvd in Sherman Oaks. Our phone number is 818-781-3411. You can find more information on our Sherman Oaks dental website online at https://www.shermanoaksdental.com/services/.