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CHURN USED Dental Veneers — The Ultimate Cover-Up

If you find yourself becoming more and more hesitant to show your teeth to the world when you talk or give a grin, veneers may be the solution you’ve been yearning for. They’re safe, long-term, and beautiful smile enhancers.

Feb 1st, 2021
Recognizing the Signs of a TMJ Disorder

The symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder, commonly known as TMJ, can cause significant pain. But they’re also confusing because many TMJ signs are similar to those of other conditions. Learn more here.

Jan 25th, 2021
CHURN USED What Does a Customized Smile Makeover Entail?

Are you bothered by stained, crooked, or damaged teeth? If you don’t like your smile, you don’t have to hide it. Consider a customized smile makeover for a personalized smile transformation that gives you whiter, straighter, more beautiful teeth.

Jan 11th, 2021
Straight Teeth Are Healthy Teeth: Why Alignment Matters

It’s true that crooked teeth don’t look great in photos. But it’s more important to realize that crooked teeth can seriously impact your oral health. Learn why straight teeth are healthy teeth and how you can straighten your pearly whites.

Jan 4th, 2021
Adjusting to Life With Dentures

If you’re missing some or all of your teeth, today's modern dentures make a great alternative for tooth replacement. Learn how easy it is to adjust to life with your new pearly whites.

Jan 1st, 2020
Should You Have Your Amalgam Fillings Removed?

Mercury is a toxic material that accounts for up to 50% of amalgam fillings. Learn more about your silver-colored fillings and whether it’s worth having them removed and replaced with tooth-colored porcelain fillings.

Jul 10th, 2019
Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.

Dec 22nd, 2020
Zirconia Implants Vs. Titanium Implants

Whether it’s discoloration, spacing issues, or crooked teeth, getting the smile that you’ve always wanted is no longer impossible. What once took months or even years to accomplish can be done with the help of zirconia implants...

Oct 22nd, 2018
Common Causes Of Yellowing Teeth

A bright white smile is something that everyone would love to have. This isn’t so surprising when you consider that a smile is one of the first things that you share with both your loved ones and strangers alike...

Oct 5th, 2018
Tooth Pain

3 Ways Your Body Tries To Warn You Through Your Mouth

Sep 27th, 2018
Finding The Right Dentist For Your Needs

Have you experienced a change in insurance plans, recent move or a desire to see a specialist? Whatever your reason may be, finding a local dentist near Santa Monica can run up a long list of potential doctors nearby.

Sep 27th, 2018
Understanding Treatments For TMJ And Jaw Pain

When your bite is misaligned, the symptoms are often chronic and can be difficult to understand. At Brightleaf Dental, Dr. Brightleaf is specially trained and experienced in finding solutions for patients who have an improper bite.

Sep 27th, 2018
Why Does My Jaw Hurt

Have you recently experienced neck pain, headaches or pain in your jaw? Chronic teeth grinding, clenching or pain when you bite, chew or yawn may be indicative of a joint disorder known as TMJ pain or TMD.

Sep 27th, 2018
We Use Natural Materials

Holistic dentistry is a way of caring for your teeth and gums that contributes to your overall health and well-being. As a holistic Santa Monica dentist, Dr. Ana Brightleaf gives you the best that modern dentistry has to offer while minimizing toxicity...

Sep 27th, 2018
About Homeopathic Remedies

At Brightleaf Dental, we believe in holistic dentistry, the whole health approach to oral health. We use this approach to treat oral health and dental problems, neuromuscular issues (TMJ) and sleep disorders in adults and children.

Sep 27th, 2018
Safe Low Radiation X-Rays

Dental X-rays are a necessary part of dental care, and, while they are safe, they do expose patients to a small amount of radiation. Digital dental X-ray technology requires much less radiation than traditional X-rays, as well as other benefits.

Sep 27th, 2018
Dental Relaxation Without The Headache

At Brightleaf Dental in Santa Monica, we support our patients in all aspects of their dental health. If you or a loved one has experienced dental anxiety or are looking for a gentle means of feeling more relaxed at the dentist...

Sep 27th, 2018
Choosing The Right Dentist For You

Whether you have recently moved to the Santa Monica area or you are simply looking for a new dentist in your long-time city, there are many different things you should take into consideration...

Sep 27th, 2018
The Best Kept Secrets To A Healthy Smile

At our Santa Monica dental offices, we are asked on a regular basis what our patients can do in order to have the healthiest smile possible. In this day and age, it seems that people are more prone to look for quick-fixes that will...

Sep 27th, 2018
Dental X-Rays 101

If you are someone who visits the dentist as often as you should, it’s not unlikely that you have had to have a dental x-ray at one time or another...

Sep 27th, 2018
So You Think You Might Have TMJ, What’s Next?

It is not uncommon for people to suffer from jaw pain from time to time. On the other hand, if the pain is associated with clicking or popping while the person is chewing or moving their jaw, it could be something more serious...

Sep 27th, 2018
The 5 Most Common Dental Procedures & What To Expect

Many people find themselves quite overwhelmed when they discover that it is once again time to visit the dentist. While we understand that some of the anxiety that comes along with going to the dentist derives from...

Sep 27th, 2018
Tricks To Maintaining Healthy Smiles In Your Home

At our Santa Monica dental office, we are constantly being asked by people how they can form the very best dental hygiene habits in their home so that their whole family can have the healthiest smiles possible...

Sep 27th, 2018
Properly Caring For Your Toothbrush

We think that the majority of dentists out there would agree that the most important tool you have at home to make sure you are maintaining good oral health is a clean toothbrush.

Sep 26th, 2018