Testimonials

High quality service& customer service oriented. I love the service i receive from Celebrating smiles & -'Dr. Kathy! Anthony B.

Cleaning and check-up I was very pleased by the service I received today. Everyone I encountered was friendly, professional and personal. I would recommend them to everyone. Holly M.

I’ve been coming here for a long time and glad to say the staff is very friendly and helpful. 1st Time meeting Erin who is adorable (the blond one). And every time I see Dr Chu she has a great smile!! All is good for me and I always recommend this office to friends. Diana P.

Dr.Chu and her team of professionals are top notch! Dr. Chu is truly an expert in her field. Gina K.

Dr. Chu and the staff are very friendly, professional, and accommodating. They worked me in the same day when I broke a tooth. John s.

Dr Cathy as well as the whole crew make me feel calm and at ease, I feel as though I'm in good and hands. keep up the good work😀Michael S.

Dr. Cathy and Vicki are wonderful. I'm happy with their professionalism and careful work. I feel that they truly care about me and do their best to make the experience as best as possible. Denise G.

Excellent experience with Dr J. Thank you! Linda H.

I love this place!! They are so kind, considerate, and professional. I definitely recommend going here. Dr chu is absolutely amazing. This place is the best. Louis L.

This place is wonderful, they know what they are doing and are very active in your dental hygiene. Very friendly people.Kennedy W.

Preventative Dental Care

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COMPREHENSIVE ORAL EXAM
At your very first visit, we will conduct a comprehensive oral exam, which includes reviewing your dental concerns, history, goals and oral hygiene. Appropriate digital x-rays and periodontal charting are completed, and we perform a soft and hard tissue exam, oral cancer screening and TMD screening. We will then be able to determine the overall health of your teeth, gums and jaw, so we may give you treatment recommendations.

CLEANINGS
At least once every 6 months, we recommend a thorough cleaning, periodic exam, periodontal charing and appropriate digital x-rays. During this process, we can identify any changes to your teeth and mouth overall. We may recommend more frequent cleanings to maintain your periodontal health as necessary.

DIGITAL X-RAY

Digital radiography is a form of imaging where digital x-ray sensors are used to capture images. This technology is safer for the environment because it eliminates the use of harsh chemicals and film. In our office, we use digital radiography which allows us to take x-rays using 50-70% less radiation versus conventional film x-rays. Coupled with computer monitoring, digital x-ray technology allows us to enhance the images for better diagnosis of any dental concerns.

SEALANTS
This is used to fill in narrow grooves in a tooth that cannot be adequately cleaned by brushing. In some cases, the tooth structure has fine grooves or pits that accumulate plaque where it is too narrow to allow even one bristle in to clean. These grooves can develop cavities over time, so the dentist will seal the grooves and pits, making it possible to brush off all the plaque and keep your teeth healthy.

BONDING
Bonding involves adhering composite resin tooth colored material to the front of the tooth. This is done to repair damage done to the tooth by decay, to alter the alignment of the tooth, close gaps between the teeth or for cosmetic purposes. First the surface of the tooth is roughened in order to accept the bonding and hold it. A gel is applied to micro etch the tooth surface, and a primer/bonding agent is applied so the material adheres to the surface. Then, the material itself is placed on the tooth and hardened with curing light. The composite resin material is shaped and polished to get a lustrous finish which matches your tooth.

FILLINGS
Fillings are done to remove decay and replace the affected tooth structure. Currently most teeth are treated with bonded tooth colored composite fillings instead of amalgam. Our goal is to always detect cavities early so they can be treated easily, conservatively and painlessly. If not treated, decay can lead to tooth pain and/or infection, and then requiring root canal treatment or an extraction.

NON-SURGICAL GUM TREATMENTS
The gums, ligaments and bone around the teeth form the foundation for one’s teeth. All structures are also referred to as the periodontium. When the periodontium is not healthy, the teeth are in jeopardy just as a bad foundation would threaten the stability of a house. Signs of unhealthy periodontium (gum disease) may be as follows: gums that are red and bleed easily, persistent bad breath, gums that are pulled away from the tooth, loose teeth and changes in the position or bite of the teeth. Any of these signs may mean something is wrong. With the proper care, however, it may be possible to return them to a healthy state. This is where appropriate gum treatments come in. If you’re having a problem, come in and see us so we can take care of it right away. The treatment usually involves a deep cleaning or root planing done under a local anesthetic along with local antibiotic agents. If the gum disease gets too severe it may need to be treated through surgery or extraction. This is why it is important to get periodontal disease treated at the earliest stages, which may not have any symptoms and can only be detected by your dentist.

 

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