Los Angeles is home to some of the most glamorous people on the planet – from movie stars, to musicians, to athletes, you’re surrounded by beautiful people. To get ahead in this town, image and appearance is important – especially when it comes to your smile. If you have crooked teeth you’ll certainly want the issue to be corrected, but traditional metal braces will only make the problem worse before it gets better. With Invisalign in Los Angeles from Westside Dental Associates, you can take advantage of invisible treatment and the red-carpet smile you deserve.
February 7, 2017
January 17, 2017
Dr. Les Latner, DDS, of Westside Dental Associates, spearheads teeth-whitening fundraising campaign for the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Charitable Foundation to help rebuild the smiles of domestic and sexual violence survivors.
“By booking your teeth-whitening appointment with us, you will not only get a whiter and brighter smile for the new year, but you will also give a survivor of domestic violence a chance to restore their smile.” – Dr. Les Latner
Read more here.
January 8, 2017
It’s 2017 and your New Year’s resolution was to try new things. So, you joined the It’s Always Sunny in Culver City Adult Kickball Team. You’re stoked to be at the field for the first official game – you even bought some trendy new knee pads to be in style while you show off your athletic abilities. The coach stations you at first base, right where all the action is. Things are going well until suddenly, a rogue ground-ball bounces – hard – and catches you right in the mouth. Getting your wits about you, you wipe your mouth and see blood. Your tongue searches for what’s wrong – oh no! You’re missing a tooth! You find your tooth on the ground and rush to the sidelines. Your entire team grabs their phones to search for an emergency dentist in Los Angeles. You’re in luck – Dr. Les Latner at Westside Dental Associates is right up the road and can see you right away.
January 2, 2017
It’s a new year, which means one thing to many people: New Year’s Resolutions. What do you want to be better in 2017? Your health? Your appearance? Why not improve both by taking better care of your teeth? These 5 healthy habits from your dentist in Los Angeles at Westside Dental Associates can dramatically improve the look of your smile while making it healthier than ever. (more…)
December 30, 2016
Improving and maintaining your health takes many small steps, not large ones. If you want to lose weight, you cut out a few calories each day, not an entire meal. When you want to get in shape, you work out for about 30 minutes 3-4 times a week, as opposed to 3 hours a day. The same concept applies to your teeth, and a few daily habits can make all the difference when it comes to your smile. Dr. Les Latner, your dentist in West Los Angeles, has 4 simple tips to keep your teeth looking great between dental visits. (more…)
December 5, 2016
You’re watching the red carpet for the latest awards show, and you’re not even looking at the clothes worn by the parade of stars and celebrities. Your focus is firmly on their teeth. In a word, they’re perfect. Person after person has a flawlessly white, sparkling smile. How do they do it? You brush and floss your teeth diligently, but they are not even remotely that eye-catching. The secret to many of their smiles starts with their dentist. Porcelain veneers in Los Angeles have been the go-to treatment for stars to get their smile camera-ready, and now you can too with Dr. Les Latner. (more…)
October 19, 2016
We’re already drawing near the end of 2016 — a year that saw the withdrawal of England from the EU, the death of some of music’s most talented, and a presidential campaign like no other in our own country. It’s been a weird year. But there are still two months left, and that leaves us asking one (less exciting but still important) question: have you made the most of your dental benefits in 2016? If you have dental insurance, it’s not too late to reap the rewards of your investment. Your dentist in Los Angeles is here to help.
October 7, 2016
From how much certain presidential candidates are smiling to your favorite Harry Potter character’s dentures (?), teeth get people talking. But what’s being said about your smile? You can make sure your teeth look their best with Invisalign in Los Angeles. And now, the treatment is completed in less than half the time. Dr. Latner is proud to offer a faster, more comfortable orthodontic treatment with Propel!
April 8, 2016
Have you always longed for a smile with straight teeth, but didn’t want to spend the time or the money necessary for orthodontics? Well, what if we told you that at Westside Dental Associates we give patients beautiful smiles faster than ever for a reasonable expenditure? Superfast Invisalign clear braces are now powered by Propel Orthodontics, so treatment is up to 50 percent faster than regular Invisalign. And with Dr. Latner’s special offer, you could pay as little as $99 per month for orthodontic treatment. So, if you’re in the market for affordable Invisalign in Los Angeles, contact Westside Dental Associates today!
January 8, 2016
If you are like most people, you love to be in a mood that makes you smile. However, you may not realize just how much your smile means to others. Likewise, it is likely you do not fully realize how instinctively you judge others by the beautiful smile – or a lack of one.
The Science of Smiles and Your Appearance
A large body of science over the past few decades has documented just how important your smile and your teeth are. In fact, a nice smile is considered one of the most important factors that affect overall self-confidence, acceptance by others, and even success.
For instance, a recent study by Kelton and conducted by Invisalign “proves that even the alignment of teeth is a catalyst for assumptions regarding success, popularity, intelligence, and general health.”
The points illustrated in the following infographic by Carrington College verify these points, and explain why people are so willing to invest in their teeth beyond general dental health. In fact, the infographic shows that more than 164 million hours a year are spent by adults in the chairs of dentists, and another 51 million hours of school are missed by children for dental care.
Importance of At-Home Preventative Dental Care
While much dental work requires the expertise of a qualified dentist, you can do a lot to maintain your bright smile, especially if you have made a significant investment in cosmetic surgery. For example, keeping your teeth white is something you can influence based on your eating and drinking habits along with your dental hygiene.
White teeth are shown to make you appear as much as five years younger, and increase your general attractiveness by as much as 20 percent. You can help keep your teeth at their brightest by avoiding such teeth-staining foods as coffee, tea and dark colas.
If you must drink these liquids, consider using a straw. Also, it’s a counterintuitive fact that you should delay brushing your teeth at least 30-60 minutes if you do consume such drinks or eat foods like berries and candy. Rinse with water immediately, but brush later to reduce the effect of the acids in your mouth.
Your teeth say a lot about you. It is important that you both understand the message you are sending with your smile, and that you work to make it as positive as possible!