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Dentist Services

Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses on the dental care of children under 16 years old. Our Glendale pediatric dentist knows how to approach children by establishing confidence with them.

The dentist talks to the child about the importance of oral cleaning, how to make teeth strong and ways to prevent cavities. An important role of a pediatric dentist is to maintain primary teeth until they are naturally lost.

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Fluoride

Fluoride Treatment Glendale

Fluoride is a mineral that helps teeth against tooth decay protecting them from cavities. Using fluoride is considered important for having healthy and strong teeth. You can find fluoride in toothpaste, water, food, rocks, air, soil and plants.

Our Glendale dentists recommend the used of fluoride because it strengthens tooth enamel and makes the tooth more resistant to acid attacks from sugars and plaque bacteria, thus preventing tooth decay. If you visit your dentist, he/she may apply a fluoride treatment of higher dosis than is found in commercial products to help give extra protection against tooth decay and/or to alleviate tooth sensitivity.

Dental Sealants

Dental Sealant Glendale

A dental sealant is a plastic material placed on the top surface of the back teeth by dentists to prevent cavities. Dental sealants are primarily a preventive treatment for permanent teeth and are used mainly on children and teenagers because they have higher potential to develop cavities, but adults that may be in high risk should have them too. Dental sealants prevent tooth decay caused by dental plaque and can last more than 5 years.

This procedure is done at our dental office in Van Nuys and Glendale and it is painless. First, the chewing surface of the tooth is cleaned and dried. Then, the dentist applies a thin layer of the sealant on the pits and fissures of the tooth. Next, the sealant material is dried with blue spectrum natural light and becomes hard.

Dental Sealants Video

Prophylaxis

Prophylaxis Glendale

Prophylaxis is a procedure done by our hygienists in Van Nuys and Glendale in which teeth are cleaned to prevent tooth decay, gum diseases, bad breath and stained teeth. It consists of the removal of plaque and tartar from teeth and gums, and the application of substances that prevent caries as well as the checking of restorations and prostheses.

Oral Cancer Screening

Every hour someone dies from oral cancer in North America. The best way to guard yourself against oral cancer is by discovering it early. Early detection of oral cancer improves the chances of survival.

Sapphire Plus Lesion Detection helps to notice abnormalities in soft tissues of the mouth and is clinically proven to discover even non-apparent oral lesions.

The Screening procedure is quick, easy, and effective method of early detection. The procedure is painless, takes only a few minutes during routine checkup, and is inexpensive.

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Athletic Mouthguards

An athlete is 60 time more likely to sustain damage to the teeth when not wearing a protective mouth guard. Mouthguards, also known as mouth protectors, help cushion any harmful contact like a blow to the face which minimize the risk of broken teeth and injuries to your lips, tongue, face or jaw.

They cover the upper teeth and are a way to protect the soft tissues of your tongue, lips and cheek lining. Knowing how to prevent injuries like these is especially important if you participate in organized sports, which is why we recommend the use of them. Visit us today in Glendale and Van Nuys for more information!

How to Brush Your Teeth

Brushing of the teeth is not taken seriously in most cases. Many people are also not aware that the timeframe to change a toothbrush is every 3 to 4 months, even earlier if you see that the bristles begin to sprout. Follow these steps to brush effectively and don’t forget to visit out dental office in Glendale or Van Nuys for your routine visit!

  1. Move the brush in small circular movements, several times, on all the surfaces of every tooth.
  2. Brush the outer surfaces of each tooth, upper and lower, keeping the bristles angled against the gum line.
  3. Use the same method on the inside surfaces of all your teeth.
  4. Brushing your tongue will freshen your breath and clean your mouth by removing bacteria.

How to Floss Your Teeth

Flossing is just as important as brushing and should ideally be done once a day at bedtime. Flossing is not only for removing food from between your teeth as it also helps prevent gum disease and bad breath by eliminating plaque that forms at the gum line. Our dentists in Glendale and Van Nuys can help you floss correctly. Call today!

  • Slip the floss between the teeth and into the area between your teeth and gums.
  • Floss with 8-10 strokes, up and down between each tooth, to dislodge food and plaque.
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