Author Archives: James Segulyev, DDS

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 […]

TMJ, Tooth Wear and Muscle Soreness: How Your Mouth Is Like A Car

              TMJ, Tooth Wear, and Muscle Soreness Patients often ask me what Rejuvenation Dentistry is and if it can benefit their health.  My answer is always, absolutely!  The best way to describe Rejuvenation Dentistry is to think of an analogy that we can all relate to, your car’s tires! […]

What is Occlusal Disease?

Occlusal disease is a destructive process that can result from a bite in which the teeth are not properly aligned. Forces are applied to the teeth every time they meet.  When the teeth are properly aligned, teeth, muscles, which work the jaw and the jaw joint, are designed to withstand these forces. But, when bite […]

How Often Should Dental X-Rays Be Taken?

I’m often asked, How Often Rays Be Taken? A frequently asked question at our office is, “How often should I have x-rays taken?” This is a great question! As a general rule of thumb, you should get a set of bitewings taken once a year, and a full mouth series (FMX) once every 3 years. […]

How Does Dry Mouth Puts Your Teeth at Risk?

By Dr. James Segulyev Having enough saliva is important both to your general health and your dental health. Our saliva is part of the digestive system and helps us break down our food. Not having enough, or dry mouth, can compromise our digestion and add stress to our stomachs. Saliva is also an essential part […]