1. How to Choose a Santa Monica General Dentist

    You have a lot of options for your dental care, and choice is a good thing. When looking for a Santa Monica general dentist for yourself and your family, it’s important to find someone with whom you are comfortable. Dr. Brightleaf understands that this is an important decision. Your general de…Read More

  2. Cool Science – Georgia Tech’s Tongue Drive System

    Okay, sometimes dental news is just too cool not to share. Scientists at Georgia Tech recently developed the Tongue Drive System, a  wireless device which allows users to wear a less conspicuous dental retainer embedded with sensors, thus enabling people with high-level spinal cord injuries to oper…Read More

  3. Benefits of Dental Implants

    Dental implants offer a number of benefits over other options for replacing missing teeth, such as dentures and dental bridges. Dental implants not only look, feel and function like your healthy natural teeth, but they can also be permanent with proper care. Your consultation and exam with Santa Mon…Read More

  4. SPINBRUSH Toothbrush Can Chip Teeth and Cause Choking

    The FDA has issued a warning about the battery-powered Arm & Hammer Spinbrush—or the Crest Spinbrush, as it was called before 2009. On more than one occasion, the battery-powered toothbrush, has been known to break, causing pieces of the toothbrush to injure eyes, and teeth, and even choking…Read More

  5. Fluoride Treatments and Teeth Staining

    While fluoride is effective in helping children and adults prevent tooth decay, excessive fluoride exposure—especially during childhood—can result in teeth stains. If you feel self-conscious about your smile due to teeth discoloration, a professional teeth whitening treatment may be able…Read More

  6. Durability of Porcelain Veneers

    Although porcelain veneers are thin slivers of porcelain, they are durable and provide functionality when bonded to the surfaces of your natural teeth. Your consultation with Brentwood cosmetic dentist Dr. Ana Brightleaf will help you determine if porcelain veneers are the best treatment for your in…Read More

  7. Local Dental Professional Receives Fellow Designation from LVI

    Dr. Ana Brightleaf has earned the designation of Fellow from LVI Global (LVI). The LVI Fellow designation recognizes that a dentist has completed a series of studies on the clinical skills and knowledge necessary to provide comprehensive aesthetic treatment for the dental patient as taught in LVI’…Read More

  8. What Your Teeth Say about Your Health

    Your oral health affects your whole body health, and the state of your teeth and gums can say a lot about your systemic health. Santa Monica dentist Dr. Ana Brightleaf understands that your dental health impacts your overall health, and that is why the team at Brightleaf Cosmetic & Holistic Dent…Read More

  9. Dr. Brightleaf’s Volunteer Service

    Donated Dental Services, An organization of 15,000 volunteer dentists is changing its name to better reflect what we do for the underprivileged with dental needs. The new name is Dental Lifeline Network. There are also 3,000 laboratories that donate services. In addition to this organization, Dr. Br…Read More