An Ounce of Oral Health Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure

At Total Health Dentistry of Encino, we focus on helping patients gain and maintain optimal oral health for a lifetime of comfort, function, and beautiful appearance. We also, help our patients understand the oral health connection with their systemic health. Even if you don’t have dental insurance, the costs of semi-annual dental checkups and prophylactic … Continue Reading »

Periodontal Disease Contributes to Arterial Plaque (Artherosclerosis)

By Isaac Comfortes, D.D.S. Over 92 million American adults now live with some form of cardiovascular disease. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), it is estimated that one out of every three American adults has hypertension, about 75 million people. And, periodontal disease (gum disease) affects nearly 50 percent of the … Continue Reading »

Why Did My Tooth Break?

Sometimes there has been an obvious blow to a tooth due to an accident or sports injury. Many other times, the reason isn’t obvious, so Dr. Isaac Comfortes of Encino, CA, often answers this question for his patients. There are multiple factors that weaken a tooth until a biting surface chips or a noticeable break … Continue Reading »