Testimonials

Dr. Kathy is the best! She is my dentist. For parents with children they will provide 'warm fuzzies for them. My daughter will now be bringing my 3 granddaughters there. State of the art equipment & the staff there is amazing. HIGHLY recommend! Keri C.

GREAT. Amazing service. Each time I'm there I feel so taken care of & very well-informed about how to better take care of my teeth and mouth. Highly recommend! Briana C.

The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Dr Cathy did both my exam and cleaning, and answered all my questions. This was my first visit to Celebrating Smiles, but I feel as if I have been going here for years. I definitely plan on scheduling my future appointments at Celebrating Smiles. Nannette B.

Love it!! Love Bridget and Dr. Cathy. Wonderful experience, so glad we changed to Celebrating Smiles. Laura H.

DR. CHU and her staff are WONDERFUL ,at Celebrating Smiles they do an outstanding job to ensure a great dental experience. Dolores is a pleasure, the best hygienist ever! - Gina K.

I had to come in for my first cavity and beforehand I let them know it was between work and school for me. They said a half n hour time is all they need to get the job done and to my delighted surprise it was twenty-five minutes! Wonderful group of workers who love their jobs and create a welcoming atmosphere. - Michael S.

Very through exam by Dr Cathy! Everything was we'll explained and talked about! Already scheduled my follow up appointment, and my 6 month cleaning! - Kaley J.

Have been with Celebrating Smiles for over 15 years now and the whole family has greatly appreciated the relationship and service above and beyond. - Ted E.

I cannot say enough about the quality and care given at this office. Dr. Chu has an amazing staff that is incredibly genuine and sincere. They care deeply for their patients. I am not an easy patient to deal with and they never cease to amaze me at how well I am treated there. I have never had good experiences at any other dentist office. Dr. Nguyen is my Dentist there. I can go on and on about how great she and her team are, but I think you get the idea. Hands down the best office, best staff, best care, and best everything! I highly recommend them. - Jordan C.

Dr Cathy makes going to the dentist feel like a beautification day! It's not the usual awful experience that makes people hate going to the dentist. She will change your outlook! You need to go see her! - Anna M.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: Which type of toothbrush should I use?
A: The brand of the toothbrush is not as critical as the type of bristle and the size of the head. A soft toothbrush with a small head is recommended because medium and hard brushes tend to cause irritation and contribute to recession of the gums, and a small head allows you to get around each tooth more completely and is less likely to injure your gums. It’s unnecessary to “scrub” the teeth as long as you are brushing at least twice a day and visiting your dentist at least twice a year for cleanings.

Q: Is one toothpaste better than others?
A: Generally, no. However, it’s advisable to use a fluoride containing toothpaste to decrease the incidence of dental decay. We recommend our patients use what tastes good to them as long as it contains fluoride.

Q: How often should I floss?
A: Flossing of the teeth once per day helps to prevent cavities from forming between the teeth where your toothbrush can’t reach. Flossing also helps to keep your gums healthy.

Q: What’s the difference between a “crown” and a “cap”?
A: These are restorations to repair a severely broken tooth by covering all or most of the tooth after removing old fillings, fractured tooth structure and all decay. The restoration material is made of gold, porcelain, composites or zirconia. Dentists refer to all of these restorations as “crowns”. However, patients often refer to the tooth-colored ones as “caps” and the gold or stainless steel ones as “crowns.”

Q: What’s the difference between a “bridge” and a “partial denture”?
A: Both bridges and partial dentures replace missing teeth. A bridge is permanently attached to abutment teeth or in some cases, implants. A partial denture is attached by clasps to the teeth and is easily removed by the patient. Patients are usually more satisfied with bridges than with partial dentures.

Q: What about “silver” fillings versus “white” fillings?
A: Although the U.S. Public Health Service issued a report in 1993 stating there is no health reason not to use amalgam (silver fillings), more patients today are requesting “white” or tooth-colored composite fillings. We also prefer tooth-colored fillings because they “bond” to the tooth structure and therefore help strengthen a tooth weakened by decay. White fillings are also usually less sensitive to temperature, and they also look better. However, “white” fillings cannot be used in every situation, and if a tooth is very badly broken-down, a crown will usually be necessary and provide better overall satisfaction for the patient.

Q: Do I need to have a root canal just because I have to have a crown?
A: No. While most teeth which have had root canal treatments do need crowns to strengthen the teeth and return them to normal form and function, not every tooth needing a crown also needs to have a root canal.

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