1. 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. In just a few appointments, our team will be able to provide you wi…Read More

  2. 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. Unfortunately, there are so many different things that go against those desires and l…Read More

  3. Recovering from Dental Implants: Everything You Need To Know

    There are a number of reasons someone would need dental implants. Regardless of what your reason is, the process for getting them is the same for everyone. We offer dental implant surgery at Brightleaf Dental, but it is certainly a more serious procedure than just getting a cleaning or a cavity fill…Read More

  4. Common Signs It’s Time To Get Your Wisdom Teeth Taken Out

    Wisdom teeth are our third set of molars that are most commonly known for coming in during the late teens to early twenties. While it was not and is not always required to have these teeth removed, over time our jaws have shrunk, making it more common than not for a person to not have enough room fo…Read More

  5. 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. After all, this is all you have to fight against millions of cavity-causing bacteria that reside in your mouth and betwe…Read More

  6. 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 childhood memories or bad experiences in the past, we also think that a lot of the fe…Read More

  7. 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. If you are anything like these people, your family's oral health is likely extremely impo…Read More

  8. 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. When these are your symptoms, you are likely suffering from a very commo…Read More

  9. 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. While it certainly is not something that many people question, you may also not have any idea what the purpose or the procedure is all about. Whether…Read More

  10. 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 allow them to get the results they want in the easiest manner possib…Read More