Dr. Worth: the Tooth Fairy
By Lesley McKenzie
Perhaps nothing is more important in Hollywood than a perfect smile. Dr. Sherri Worth invokes that theory every day at her state-of-the-art Newport Beach practice, which offers the latest in technology and procedures—from digital and microscopic dentistry to state-ofthe- art cosmetic and implant work. Dr. Worth has also performed her cosmetic magic on television makeover shows such as Fox’s The Swan and counts numerous celebrities among her clients. We get the scoop on the latest in dentistry, straight from Dr. Worth’s mouth.
LOS ANGELES CONFIDENTIAL: What are some of your patients’ primary concerns?
DR. SHERRI WORTH: Because we are all stressed out, acid reflux is a big problem today, and it decays your teeth from the inside out. I’m finding more people want to come in and get their teeth cleaned because they want to stay healthy.
LAC: What are the most popular procedures at your practice?
SW: I’ve done more dental implants in the last three years than I’d done in 15 years because people are stressed and grinding the living daylights out of their teeth, which leads to tooth loss. Our implant procedures are virtually painless and can last the rest of your life.
LAC: Why should someone opt for a professional whitening treatment versus an over-the-counter system?
SW: When we do the procedure in the office, we block out all the gum tissue and isolate the bleach right on the teeth. It takes one hour and is comparable to approximately three weeks of home bleaching.