Alan M. Howard, DMD Yonatan Howard, DDS
Cosmetic & General Dentistry
17071 Ventura Blvd
Encino, CA 91316
818-300-0333

Oral Cancer Screenings

The dangers of oral cancer are fairly well known. It’s also commonly stated that risk factors, such as smoking, increase the risk of oral cancer. What often goes undiscussed is that oral cancer can pertain to the tongue, lips, and cheek – all parts of the mouth. There are early warning signs you may have… Read more »

Professional Treatment Is Usually Needed for a Toothache

A toothache can result from different causes. However, heightened sensitivity, pain within a tooth or gums, and a feeling of pressure within the gums should be taken as a serious cause for concern. Without professional treatment, the underlying problem could exacerbate, leading to an even more serious consequence for your oral health. A toothache is… Read more »

If You Deal With Periodontitis, Scaling and Root Planing Can Help Treat It

There are quite a few dental issues that are commonly talked about. We all know about cavities and dentures, but they aren’t the only two things people should be concerned with when it comes to their oral care. Tartar buildup and periodontal disease are two things people should also be aware of, and take proper… Read more »

A Chipped Tooth Needs to Be Repaired to Prevent a New Cavity from Forming

While tooth enamel is very hard, there are still situations when a tooth can suffer a bad chip or fracture. This is even more likely to occur if you have a habit of chewing on foreign objects or playing in contact sports without wearing a mouthguard. Even if the chip doesn’t cause sensitivity, you should… Read more »

A Crown Can Restore a Tooth with Significantly Compromised Enamel

If you have a tooth that suffers from untreated tooth decay, a large chip, or a fracture, it can cause any number of problems. Beyond potential pain and cosmetic issues, a tooth with significantly compromised tooth enamel can eventually cause a severe infection in the root. In time, this could result in the total loss… Read more »

Keep Your Smile Healthy by Being Safe for the Holidays

Are you staying safe this holiday season? Are you protecting your teeth and gums from risks that seek to damage them? Remember to practice safe and effective oral hygiene habits to keep your smile healthy for many seasons to come. Having a solid plan to prevent injury can keep you and your smile safe during the… Read more »

Dental Implants: The Facts

At , we understand that you’re busy, and that saving time is something most people strive to do. Historically, many dental treatments have required two or more visits to complete—but did you know that modern dentistry has made it possible for our team to finish many treatments in a single day? In fact, sometimes, even… Read more »

Disaster Plan: How to Take Care of Your Smile

It’s common to have a plan when a natural disaster strikes, like a tornado, Earthquake, fire, or hurricane, right? Well, that means you should have a plan for your smile if you ever experience a dental emergency. That way you can be prepared and worry-free if you ever have a traumatic or mundane injury to… Read more »

How a Root Canal Can Help

Dental fillings are designed to restore the full function of a tooth and prevent complications after it was attacked by tooth decay. As the years go by, the pervasive bacteria living in your mouth can exploit the seam between the filling and the surrounding healthy tooth enamel. When this happens, the bacteria can eventually infiltrate… Read more »

A Porcelain Crown Can Be Used to Improve the Appearance of an Unappealing Tooth

An unappealing tooth in your smile can leave you feeling self-conscious about your appearance. Fortunately, your dentist, Dr. , is well versed and experienced with a wide range of cosmetic dentistry treatments. One of the most popular ways to improve the appearance of an unappealing tooth is to replace all of the tooth enamel with… Read more »