Dr. Susan Fredericks D.D.S, Dentist

Dr. Susan Fredericks D.D.S

Dentist | General Practice

6325 Topanga Canyon Blvd Suite 402 Woodland Hills CA, 91367

About

Dr. Susan Fredericks is a Dentist practicing in Woodland Hills, CA. Dr. Fredericks specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. Dentists are trained to carry out such treatment as professional cleaning, restorative, prosthodontic, and endodontic procedures, and performing examinations, among many others.

Education and Training

UCLA MPH 2016

UCLA School of Dentistry D.D.S. 1981

UCLA B.A. Biology 1977

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Dr. Susan Fredericks D.D.S's Expert Contributions
  • How long should my child be brushing their teeth?

    The recommended time is a minute on the top teeth and a minute on the bottom. Get a small timer for them and leave it in the bathroom. Tell them to set it for 2 minutes and brush. This makes it a game! READ MORE

  • How often should I mouthwash?

    It depends on what you are trying to accomplish. If you have gum disease, rinsing twice a day, once after breakfast and once before you get in bed is best. If you have chronic bad breath from post nasal drip, you might want to rinse 3 times a day...or more. Make sure you brush your tongue, too, as it often has lots of bacteria on it. Listerine rinse has essential oils in it that others don't. It's my favorite to prescribe, but there are a number of good ones. READ MORE

  • Is tooth sensitivity a sign of decay?

    Tooth sensitivity is the number one complaint of patients. It can be caused by several issues. The most typical reason for sensitivity is gum recession and exposure of the root surface, that is not like enamel and has nerve ending that react to hot and cold and sweet/sour. Typically, if an individual tooth has decay, it can gradually start feeling more sensitivity. Since your questions referred to your molars, it could be you are grinding your teeth and this is the problem. The best resolution would be to have a check-up. READ MORE

  • How do I whiten my teeth once my braces come off?

    This is a good question and a common problem. Maintaining good hygiene, while wearing braces can be a constant issue. Often, when braces are removed, patients notice discoloration, often in an outline of where the bracket was bonded on. You can either do in-office bleaching, use trays and apply the bleach yourself, or do both. Doing both will probably get the best results. You may not be able to completely resolve and get perfect blending of color, but it will be a great improvement. READ MORE

  • I wear dentures. My gums are aching! What can I do?

    Losing all of your teeth and wearing full dentures is for most people, a very long miserable experience. Dentures are like popping in a plastic eyeball and saying this replaces your eye. Dentures replace only 10% of your chewing function. Lower full dentures are particularly awful, as they have no stability. The tongue is constantly moving them around and lifting them up. Adhesives are of little value. The best course is to try to save your teeth, at least some of them. There is a fairly new product out there the help the edentulous patient; it is the all on 4 implant retained denture. This is put in and not removable by the patient. The denture is attached to the 4 implants and does not press on the delicate lining of the mouth. The denture does not move around. Most patients are very happy with this treatment. The downside, it is costly. Even if you have dental insurance, it will cover only $2,000 out of approximately $22,000 per arch. The expectation is that the implants will last forever, the denture has a metal framework with a lifetime guarantee.....but the plastic teeth on the denture will need to be reset periodically. Most of the cost is upfront. It really is a quality of life issue. This treatment is so much better than the traditional denture . In answer to your sore gums.....try to wear the denture as little as possible....hardly a great answer, but a common problem, with no great inexpensive solution. READ MORE

  • How do I reduce plaque buildup?

    Plaque build-up is more a question of individual body chemistry than anything else. Some patients could get their teeth cleaned 4 times a year with scrupulous care and hygiene and others, who are not susceptible to heavy build-up, once a year with marginal self-care. I know, it's not fair. Keep brushing and flossing, you can keep in good dental health, it will just be more work for you. READ MORE

  • How to fix cracks in the teeth?

    Most people have surface cracks in the enamel of their teeth. For most people, it's not a problem and not noticeable. If patients drink a lot of coffee or smoke, these surface cracks can get stained and discolored. This is usually the problem. The simplest route would be to bleach the teeth, to make this less noticeable. However, bleaching becomes an issue that has to be maintained. The other solution is the veneer the front teeth. The veneers won't restain. This is a more expensive solution, but a more permanent one. READ MORE

  • Is root canal the only way to treat a tooth cavity?

    If a tooth has a deep cavity, either into or close to the nerve of the tooth, it will likely need a root canal. If a large amount of tooth structure is decayed, in some cases it is better to extract the tooth and place an implant, or a bridge. The depth of the decay and the sensitivity or pain the patient is in, are the factors in determining whether a tooth needs a root canal READ MORE

  • Why do I have sensitivity in all my lower teeth?

    The number one most common reason for sensitivity is recession of gums. This is very typical, especially with people who are adamant about good oral hygiene and scrub their teeth and gums hard. Try a toothpaste for sensitive teeth and brush more gently! READ MORE

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Lecturer UCLA School of Dentistry 2014 - Present
  • Board of Directors West Hills Hospital 2018 - Present

Treatments

  • Veneers
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Smile Makeover
  • Dental Implants
  • Bridges
  • Crowns
  • Root Canal
  • Implant Supported Dentures
  • Dental Bonding
  • Full Mouth Reconstruction
  • Tmj Treatment
  • Sedation Dentistry
  • Tooth-colored Fillings
  • All-On-Four Implant Supported Dentures
  • Dentures

Professional Memberships

  • California Dental Association  
  • American Dental Association  
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry  
  • Professional Member American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry 
  • Professional Member American Dental Association 
  • Professional Member California Dental Association. 

Charities and Philanthropic Endeavors

  • Board Member, MEND Pacoima

Dr. Susan Fredericks D.D.S's Practice location

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6325 Topanga Canyon Blvd Suite 402 -
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
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6325 TOPANGA CANYON BLVD STE 402 -
WOODLAND HILLS, CA 91367
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