Flossing has long been considered a mainstay of oral hygiene, and a crucial habit for maintaining your oral health. However, some people have heard that flossing’s importance has been questioned. Over the past year, several news organizations have run reports claiming that flossing actually has no benefits and should be skipped. (For example, the New York Times ran this piece in August 2016.) Is this true? Is there any reason to continue...Read More
If you are not satisfied with the appearance of your teeth and smile and want to make them look as spectacular as possible, then veneers may be right for you.
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Ursula Levine and discuss how you can achieve your desired smile. Dental veneers are made of porcelain and are pleasantly thin, in that they do not add thickness to the tooth. They are also aesthetically indistinguishable from natural tooth material, yet extremely resilient. They are custom-made to fit over the...Read More
Dr. Ursula Levine has helped hundreds of patients who are dissatisfied with their smile. True to her motto, “Exceptional care, endless smiles”, Dr. Levine is committed to providing the most up-to-date, cosmetic dentistry treatments including the best options for teeth whitening in Irvine.Why do teeth lose their sparkle?
Dr. Levine advises her patients to brush and floss their teeth at least twice a day, and preferably after every meal. Yet even with regular brushing and flossing, food and drinks...Read More
Chewing on ice is a common habit. For many people, it seems to provide a great deal of pleasure to bite into the cold crunch of an ice cube. However, this habit can do significant damage to the teeth. Unfortunately, this information is not widely known, and many people continue to chew on ice without realizing that this habit is harming their teeth.How does chewing on ice harm the teeth?
When an ice cube touches the surface of the tooth,...Read More
If you’re missing a tooth, you know that there are many different consequences that result. The visible hole in your smile, which causes many people to feel embarrassed, is only one of these. Other teeth also tend to drift into the empty space, which can affect the alignment of the whole smile, potentially leading to secondary issues such as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. Another major issue that can...Read More
Healthy oral hygiene habits start young. Your child’s primary teeth, or baby teeth, start to come in around 6 to 12 months. Getting into the routine of brushing these newly erupted teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush is the beginning of a healthy and happy relationship with oral care. In addition to proper cleaning and care at home, children should have their first dental visit early on, preferably by their first birthday. Dr. Ursula Levine welcomes pediatric patients to her practice in Irvine and...Read More
Teeth grinding, formally known as bruxism, often occurs during sleep; therefore, most people remain unaware that they suffer from this behavior. Waking up to tooth pain, a sore jaw, or a dull headache may be a sign that you grind or clench your teeth. According to the American Dental Association, teeth grinding affects an alarming10-15% of adults. Dr. Ursula Levine may have a solution to prevent pain and protect your teeth.
The biggest concern to dentists is not the temporary effect, but the...Read More