Author Archives: James Segulyev, DDS

Charcoal Toothpastes, Are they Safe to Use?

Charcoal Toothpastes, Are they Safe to Use?   Currently there are more than 50 toothpastes available in the marketplace today that contain charcoal as an ingredient in one form or another.  These charcoal based toothpastes have become all the rage recently in oral health and are currently being promoted by Hollywood stars and beauty companies […]

Take-Home Whitening

Why Custom Take-Home Bleaching Trays are Our Favorite Approach There are many options available for you to whiten your teeth, and in our practice, we believe that at-home (take home) whitening is the best approach.  And while there’s nothing wrong with over-the-counter whitening products, or even in-office whitening treatment, at-home whitening is still the best […]

How Do I Know If I Have Gum Disease?

As a practicing general dentist in Burbank, CA who has been treating gum disease for over seventeen years, I’m often asked, how do I know if I have gum disease?  Gum (periodontal) disease is a serious condition that has major repercussions when it’s left untreated.  Unfortunately, it’s estimated that 75 percent of adults in the […]

Are the Black Lines around my Crowns Cavities?

Black Lines around Crowns Many people have crowns in the front of their mouth, and sometimes black lines can appear around the edges. Patients often ask Dr. Segulyev if these lines mean that they have cavities. Black Lines are Usually Not Cavities Fortunately, black lines around crowns are not cavities, rather – they are stains […]