Friday, March 23, 2018

Cosmetic Dentistry

For many years, Dr. Peretz and Associates at Great Hollywood Smiles have been dedicated to helping patients achieve the smile they’ve always dreamed of. By studying the concepts of smile design and dental materials to create what could best be described as works of art, Dr. Peretz and Associates offer a wide variety of treatment options to create a positive change to your teeth and smile. These days, with modern advances in dentistry cosmetic procedures, can range from a basic color correction to replacing missing teeth, and everything in between.
From subtle changes to major repairs, Dr. Peretz and Associates can perform numerous procedures to improve your smile. Common cosmetic procedures include bleaching, bonding, crowns, veneers, as well as enamel reshaping and contouring. These improvements are not always cosmetic. In fact, many of these treatments can not only better the health of your smile, additionally, they can improve oral problems, such as your bite.

If you are unhappy with the smile you currently have, Dr. Peretz and Associates can develop an individualized treatment plan to help you achieve your smile goals. At Great Hollywood Smiles, a wide variety of cosmetic options are available to improve tooth function and improve the presence of your teeth.  

If you think you may benefit from cosmetic treatment, please give us a call to discuss your cosmetic options. To learn about services we provide at the practice, visit for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Peretz and Associates in Hollywood, FL, call 954-981-4500.

Gum Disease: Symptoms and Risk Factors

Excellent oral care is important in preventing dental issues. If you don't brush well or often enough, your gums could become inflamed and cause gum disease. Minor gum disease is called gingivitis. If this disease progresses, it leads to periodontitis, which affects the bone and can cause your teeth to fall out. If you're noticing a bit of blood in the sink while brushing your teeth, it’s time to schedule an appointment with Great Hollywood Smiles to prevent this condition from getting worse.
You may have gum disease if you notice the following signs:
  • Red, swollen or bleeding gums
  • Pain when chewing
  • Loose or sensitive teeth
  • Receding gums
  • Bad breath
Risk Factors
If the following apply to you, you have an increased risk of developing gum disease:
  • Hormone changes: When girls start puberty or when women enter menopause, hormone levels change, making gums more sensitive.
  • Serious illnesses and treatments: Diabetes, cancer, and AIDS - as well as treatments for these diseases - can increase the risk of gum disease.
  • Certain medications: Many prescriptions reduce saliva flow, and this can be detrimental since saliva protects your mouth.
  • Smoking: Smoking not only increases the risk of gum disease but makes treatment less successful as well.
  • Genes: Some people are genetically predisposed to gum disease.
  • Age: Those in their 30s and older are more likely to develop gum disease.
Don't Overlook the Symptoms
If you think you may have gum disease, seek dental help right away. If you wait too long, you could end up losing a tooth, which can be a traumatic experience. To learn about services we provide at our practice, visit for more information. To schedule an appointment with Great Hollywood Smiles in Hollywood, FL, call 954-981-4500.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Dental Implants

We still use many kinds of restorations at Great Hollywood Smiles, but it’s undeniable that the ability to replace individual teeth with implants has revolutionized the dental field. There was a time when older patients were commonly fitted with dentures if they experienced periodontal decay and were treated for most of their lives as if their teeth would inevitably be extracted. But that’s no longer the case. While dentures may be the best solution for some patients, the advancement of endosteal implants means that dentists no longer have to remove healthy teeth to make room for a denture, sparing the patient’s jawbone and facial structure along with the teeth.
There’s much more to teeth than the crown, which is the part you see above the gum line. The root of the tooth is anchored in the jawbone, but it also provides the jawbone with stability. Think of how trees hold soil in place, and you’ll have an idea of what teeth do for the skull. When a tooth is lost, the jawbone dissolves, and for a tooth to be replaced there must be enough bone for the root to fuse to. Sometimes, when there isn’t enough bone structure left for an implant, Dr. Peretz and Associates graft new material onto the jawbone in a separate operation which takes place about nine months before the implant can be inserted.
The actual implant is a titanium screw or post, which makes an incision into the gum to place. It will take several months for the implant to fuse with the jawbone. During this time, the patient will wear a temporary crown to fill the gap between the teeth and protect the surgical site. At the return visit, we will screw an abutment to the implant, and make a mold of the patient’s mouth which will be used to manufacture an artificial crown. The porcelain construction material complements the titanium base to make a very strong and aesthetically pleasing restoration.
Placing the crown is the probably the easiest part of the restoration for the patient. Usually, only local numbing is required. Implants have a very high success rate and can last for more than ten years with the same care used for natural teeth. Patients are able to regain the full use of their mouths, and best of all, the implants can help restore the bone structure around the mouth, as well.
For more information or to make an appointment call us at 954-981-4500 or visit

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Weight Control Management

Weight Control Management - With a Dentist's Help
When you think of a dentist, you think of care for your teeth. But there is one dentist who offers weight loss counseling. Hollywood, FL dentist Dr. David Peretz uses the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Protocol. This method - backed by a decade of success - involves four phases, all which include one-on-one coaching. You will learn how and why your body gains weight and how you can keep your weight at a manageable level.

What is the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Protocol?
Ideal Protein Weight Loss Protocol is a type of weight loss management system that helps you lose the pounds for good. End the yo-yo dieting for good with this medically developed weight loss plan. This plan consists of four phases and has a beginning, middle, and end. The first two phases focus on weight loss. You continue on Phase 1 and 2 until you reach your goal. The next two phases focus on education. You learn about eating habits and lifestyle choices that cause you to gain or lose weight. With this knowledge, you'll be able to balance your weight.

Lose the Weight and Keep it Off for Good
With weight control management, you're taking the first step toward a healthier you. You'll look and feel great. With help from your personal coach, you will receive the nutritional advice and guidance you need to make lifelong changes. To learn more about the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Protocol, contact Hollywood, FL dentist Dr. David Peretz at (954) 981-4500.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016


If you have ever wanted to get a straighter smile and didn’t and didn’t want to deal with traditional metal braces, Invisalign might be right for you. This type of braces gives the individual the ability to straighten their teeth while not having to reveal that they are doing so to everyone. Professionals such as Dr. David Peretz and Dr. Harvey Peretz of Great Hollywood Smiles in Hollywood, FL can help you to decide if Invisalign are the right choice for your dental situation.

Why Choose Invisalign?
Invisalign are virtually invisible unless they are being searched for. In addition to looking great they also have many benefits over traditional metal braces. With Invisalign you can eat what you want by taking them out of your mouth. Being able to remove them also means that you can easily clean your natural teeth, and floss regularly. This will keep your teeth in good condition throughout the process. They also don’t require as many adjustments making them less uncomfortable than traditional braces. The Invisalign do not need to be on for as long as the traditional braces in most cases. This means having the straight teeth that you want faster.

Getting the straight teeth that you want does not have to painful or obvious. You can get what you need without having to sacrifice your favorite foods and dealing with frequent adjustments. Contact our office today to go over the many options that you have for straight teeth. Call us at (954) 981-4500 for an appointment today. We look forward to helping you get the smile that you want.