Welcome to the Blog of Agoura Hills, CA Dentist, Dr. Jonathan Ziv!

Here at the Ziv Studio for Smile Design, we are dedicated to providing expert Family, Restorative, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry. Agoura Hills, CA, as well as Thousand Oaks, Calabasas, Westlake Village and Malibu patients are welcome to peruse our site as well as our blog to learn why Dr. Ziv is one of Southern California’s premiere dental providers!

We hope you will check back regularly to learn about many of the advanced services Dr. Ziv provides such as: Porcelain Veneers, Sedation Dentistry, Crowns and Bridges, Tooth-Colored Fillings and Dental Implants in Agoura Hills, CA.

If you are a current patient of Dr. Jonathan Ziv, or looking for the expertise and gentle touch of the best Agoura Hills dentist, contact our office today!

Your Teeth Whitening Questions Answered

Here at Ziv Studio for Smile Design, we are so excited to be performing dentistry in an era when the services we provide can not only improve the health and well-being of our patients, but their appearance as well. While in decades past, dentistry was primarily about restorative and preventive care, we can now expertly provide these services, but also offer options to make your smile more beautiful too!

As an Agoura Hills, Oak Park, and Los Angeles Cosmetic Dentist, one of the most commonly requested appearance-enhancing services we provide is Teeth Whitening. Chances are, you’ve considered this popular service yourself, and perhaps you have some questions:

How do over-the-counter teeth whitening products compare to in-office whitening systems?

Both drug-store whiteners and those administered by professionals, such as Agoura Hills and Los Angeles Cosmetic Dentist Jonathan Ziv, contain similar active ingredients. However, since our in-office Brite Smile teeth whitening system is performed by a licensed dentist, the concentration of whitening agents is much higher, and the application completely custom. The whitening effects of our Brite Smile system, therefore, are much more pronounced (often seven to nine shades lighter!) and accomplished without the mess and hassle of those purchased over-the-counter. All in just one hour!

Is Teeth Whitening safe?

The health and well-being of our patients is our chief priority. Studies have proven that Teeth Whitening systems such as Brite Smile are safe and effective.

Am I a candidate for Teeth Whitening?

We encourage you to schedule a consultation with this Agoura Hills, Oak Park and Los Angeles Cosmetic Dentist today to be evaluated. Happily, we find that the great majority of our patients are excellent candidates for professional Teeth Whitening!

If there’s one thing we love, it’s seeing our wonderful patients walk out the door with a bright, vibrant, healthy smile! Contact our office today with all of your Teeth Whitening questions, we can’t wait to hear from you.


Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease affects millions of Americans, and because often symptoms are easy to miss, the disease may progress untreated. Unfortunately, advanced stages of periodontal (gum) disease can lead to tooth loss, and has also been linked to other serious medical conditions such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, and pre-term birth.

At the office of your dentist in Agoura Hills, Dr. Jonathan Ziv, we want to give our valued patients all the tools they need to stave off this disease. Of course, the most effective methods for prevention and treatment of periodontitis remain the same: optimum daily oral health habits, a balanced healthy diet, and regular visits to your dental team! In today’s blog post, however, we want to make you aware of a research study result which may give our patients another useful tool in fighting off periodontal disease:

Recently, the Journal of the American Dietetic Association released the results of a study which suggests that an increased consumption of polyunsaturated fatty acids which are known to have anti-inflammatory qualities, may effectively treat and prevent periodontitis. That is not to say, of course, that you should toss your floss and eat more salmon! But, it is nice to know that in addition to maintaining great oral health through good home care habits and regular check-ups with your dentist in Agoura Hills, eating more nuts, or taking a fish-oil supplement can be helpful too.

So, bottom-line, remember to brush, floss, eat a balanced diet, and keep scheduling regular teeth cleaning and exam appointments with your expert dentist in Agoura Hills. And, if you happen to be a fan of peanut butter sandwiches, you can smile wider knowing that they are helping your periodontal health!

Please feel free to contact the office of Dr. Jonathan Ziv, your expert dentist in Agoura Hills with any of your dental health questions or concerns.


Dental Implants Can Restore Your Smile

Tooth loss can be an embarrassing, even uncomfortable dilemma. At Ziv Studio for Smile Design, your Agoura Hills cosmetic dentist near Westlake Village has dedicated countless hours to the study of advanced cosmetic dental procedures to resolve even the most difficult missing tooth cases.

One of the most trusted procedures for replacing missing teeth involves the placement of dental implants. A dental implant is a multi-phase appliance which mimics a natural tooth in appearance and function. Some of the benefits of choosing dental implant restoration from your Westlake Village cosmetic dentist in Agoura Hills, Jonathan Ziv include:

  • Dental implants boast a very high success rate, one of the highest of any dental procedure.
  • Implants can give you back the function of your teeth to chew and speak, and also restore the appearance of your teeth, so you can smile in confidence!
  • Unlike alternative tooth replacement options, dental implants can be completed without drilling on the enamel of adjacent teeth.
  • Dental implants provide stimulus to preserve jawbone height, promoting optimal oral health.

If you hide your smile in shame, or suffer from compromised chewing and speech due to tooth loss, we invite you contact the office of Dr. Ziv, your expert Agoura Hills cosmetic dentist near Westlake Village.


Your Comfort Is Our Priority

At Ziv Studio for Smile Design, it is our goal to ensure that all types of people have access to quality dentistry that can enhance their smile and improve their health! The millions of Americans who suffer from some form of dental anxiety are no exception. For a Westlake Village dentist in Agoura Hills who is sympathetic to your dental fear or anxiety, we invite you to contact Dr. Jonathan Ziv.

Our comfortable, caring office has helped many patients overcome their fears and complete their dental treatment thanks to sedation dentistry! Westlake Village dentist, Dr. Ziv is an active member of D.O.C.S. (Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation), in the Agoura Hills area.

Oral conscious sedation is as simple as taking a small pill shortly before arriving to your appointment, then feeling relaxed and comfortable throughout your visit! This option is so popular among our patients because of its ease, and its proven results. Patients who choose oral conscious sedation are able to have dental work performed without debilitating fears

Nitrous Oxide Sedation is also a very popular form of sedation for dental treatment at the Agoura Hills office of Westlake Village dentist Jonathan Ziv. Sometimes called “laughing gas,” this option for light sedation promotes a heightened sense of relaxation. The effects of the gas are not long lasting, so patients who choose nitrous gas can drive themselves to and from treatment with no worries!

Part of our dedication to complete dental care involves making sure that all of our valued patients can receive the top quality dentistry we provide without fear or anxiety! Contact the Ziv Studio for Smile Design today, why put off completing necessary dental treatment when there is no longer a reason for trepidation? We look forward to making your visit with us relaxing and comfortable!



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