Dr. Maha Boulos

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

At South Bay Infinite Smiles, our goal is to provide comprehensive quality dental care for you and to allow you to feel comfortable in achieving that. Dr. Boulos and her team are here to answer all your questions and provide any guidance you need in navigating through your dental journey.

Below are some common questions that our patients have asked us. If there is any information you seek and any further questions you have, please call us at (310) 792-0049, and we will be happy to assist you.

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At South Bay Infinite Smiles, we are in-network with various insurance plans because we want to make sure that you have access to quality, affordable dental care. Our insurance and treatment coordinators are available to check your dental benefits and give you an estimate of your treatment portion and they can answer any financial questions you have.

We expect that payment is made at the time of service. Our knowledgeable staff can guide you through several financial options to make sure that you can have the smile and oral health you desire and deserve. Please feel free to call us if you have any additional questions about your payment options.

We understand that you are concerned with Coronavirus. We want to reassure you that we have taken all safety precautions to make sure that your visit to our office is comfortable and safe.

Every staff member as well as every patient is screened for COVID symptoms and their temperature is taken and recorded prior to entry. Some other steps we are taking to ensure the utmost safety at our Torrance dental office are:

  • PPP is worn by all clinical staff.
  • All patients are asked to swish with a Chlorhexidine rinse, which has shown to have an antiseptic effect against Coronavirus.
  • Magazines and children’s toys have been removed from the reception area.
  • Countertops, door handles, keyboards are disinfected thoroughly.
  • The entire staff of South Bay Infinite Smiles have received their COVID 19 vaccinations.
  • Operatories are equipped with HEPA filters.

Your safety and the safety of our staff is a top priority.  If you have other questions or concerns, please call us and we will gladly address them.

Cosmetic Dentistry

We have excellent options for you! We use Zoom whitening to place a hydrogen peroxide whitening gel on your teeth. A blue light is then applied to your teeth over a period of 1 hour. You should see a two shade difference within the hour. We can also fabricate a take-home whitening tray that you will apply whitening gel to and wear for 30 minutes over a period of 10 days.

If you desire a further change in the shape and color of your teeth, Dr. Boulos will sit down with you for a consultation to address your concerns, your oral health, and the smile you desire. At South Bay Infinite Smiles, our goal is to serve you with the smile you deserve and we have several options ranging from veneers, bonding, crowns, and orthodontics.

Contact Dr. Boulos today for a smile makeover consultation.

Missing teeth affect your confidence and your smile and affect your overall oral health and the stability of your bite. The good news is that you have several options to replace the teeth.

Whether it is one missing or multiple teeth, dental implants provide an excellent and proven solution to restore your missing teeth. The implants are small titanium posts placed by a specialist, an oral surgeon, in the jawbone. After 4 months, we can place either crowns or an implant-supported overdenture.

Aside from implants, we have the ability to design and fabricate removable full or partial dentures that can restore your smile and confidence.

Older crowns were made with a metal base that did not produce ideal aesthetics. An improvement in the strength of porcelain allows us to fabricate and produce all porcelain/ceramic crown with no metal showing. Call South Bay Infinite Smiles at (310) 792-0049 to make an appointment with Dr. Boulos to discuss your desires for a beautiful smile.

Dental Teeth Cleanings

Lasers help in sterilizing the gums, and they also lower the risk of bacterial infections. The Diode laser reduces bacteria inside your gums, which can prevent it from entering your bloodstream. Eliminating this bacteria will prevent the destruction process that it produces on the bone surrounding your teeth and in turn, help us save your teeth.

Contact your dentist in Torrance at (310) 792-0049 for more information about the dental laser.

The short answer is YES. Good oral care at home and professional teeth cleanings are the building blocks for your overall health.

Did you know that one out of every two American adults aged 30 and over has periodontal disease? 

One of our highly skilled hygienists will examine your gum health and take x-rays to evaluate the level of bone around your teeth and alert you if you might be suffering from gingivitis (early gum disease). Dr. Boulos will make the appropriate diagnosis and recommendations to preserve and save your teeth for a lifetime.

There may be areas that you cannot access appropriately during flossing, and one of our hygienists can give you excellent recommendations on best practices and best tools to keep your mouth healthy.

Your bite and the way your teeth align can negatively affect your gum and bone health. Dr. Boulos will evaluate these conditions.

The health of your mouth is ever-changing. Our goal is to help you stay healthy, and regular teeth cleanings and checkups every six months will help us accomplish that.

At South Bay Infinite Smile, our goal first and foremost is to provide you with a welcoming and friendly dental experience.

Your first dental appointment in Torrance will start with a friendly greeting with our front desk team, who will conduct a COVID screening and check you in. If you have not filled out your new patient forms through a download from our website, you will be handed the forms and can fill them out in the reception area.

You may ask for a dental cleaning at your first visit, and we will accommodate that request. One of our dental hygienists will take your dental history, x-rays, check your gum health, and check for any periodontal disease.

She will then recommend the level of dental cleaning that you need to Dr. Boulos, who will introduce herself and conduct a thorough examination of your teeth and overall dental health. She will discuss your concerns and make any necessary treatment recommendations.

If you need dental treatment, one of our friendly and knowledgeable treatment coordinators will review your treatment cost and insurance benefits.

We look forward to getting to know you on your first visit! Call South Bay Infinite Smiles at (310) 792-0049 to schedule your first appointment.

Extractions and Missing Teeth

Missing teeth affect your confidence and your smile and affect your overall oral health and the stability of your bite. The good news is that you have several options to replace the teeth.

Whether it is one missing or multiple teeth, dental implants provide an excellent and proven solution to restore your missing teeth. The implants are small titanium posts placed by a specialist, an oral surgeon, in the jawbone. After 4 months, we can place either crowns or an implant-supported overdenture.

Aside from implants, we have the ability to design and fabricate removable full or partial dentures that can restore your smile and confidence.

Invisalign

Each bite is unique, and each smile is special. The length of treatment with invisible braces in Torrance is different for everyone; however, the average time that our patients spend in Invisalign is around 6-12 months.

Using an intaoral digital scanner, Dr. Boulos will generate a 3-D model of your teeth to show you what Invisalign can help accomplish and give you an estimate on treatment time.

Please call South Bay Infinite Smiles at (310) 792-0049 to schedule your consultation. You can schedule your dental appointment online too.

Depending on your situation, invisible braces with Invisalign can be a substitute for traditional metal braces. Invisalign is a series of clear plastic aligners you wear in sequential order to correct crowding, crooked teeth, and bite problems. Each set of aligners applies pressure to certain parts of teeth to move them into the desired position over a defined period of time. You can remove the aligner to brush and floss your teeth. 

Invisalign is used to correct crowding, spacing, deep bites, crossbites, and open bites. Are your teeth chipping or are they hard to keep clean because they are overlapped? Then you may be a good candidate for Invisalign.

The first step in learning more about Invisalign in the South Bay is to schedule a complimentary smile consultation with Dr. Boulos, who will examine your bite and ask about your concerns and goals for your smile.

Call Infinite Smiles to schedule your examination with Dr. Boulos at (310) 792-0049.

Restorative Dentistry

Missing teeth affect your confidence and your smile and affect your overall oral health and the stability of your bite. The good news is that you have several options to replace the teeth.

Whether it is one missing or multiple teeth, dental implants provide an excellent and proven solution to restore your missing teeth. The implants are small titanium posts placed by a specialist, an oral surgeon, in the jawbone. After 4 months, we can place either crowns or an implant-supported overdenture.

Aside from implants, we have the ability to design and fabricate removable full or partial dentures that can restore your smile and confidence.

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