Testimonials

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.

Very nice staff and the decor is pretty. They are very quick and do a great job. Ashley L.

Love Celebrating Smiles, Dr. Cathy is great! We were unhappy with our old dentist and Celebrating Smiles was recommend to us by a friend. So glad we decided to go there. The whole staff have been wonderful. I would definitely recommend Celebrating Smiles! Jennifer L.

I have been coming here for about 3 years now and I never want to go anywhere else! The staff is amazing! Dolores, Dr. Cathy, Amy, and Bridget are absolutely wonderful and make you feel really comfortable and welcome. The office is beautiful and also in a great location. Alifia D.

Before I started going to Dr Chu, I was the one in the chair with white knuckles, holding my breath, fearful of what was next. Not anymore! Dr Chu and her entire staff make you feel completely at ease and explain everything thoroughly. It is a wonderful feeling having a dental appointment and no longer dreading to go. You do not need to look further - Dr Chu and her staff are the best! Karen F.

My first time there, I had a great experience! Friend staff!! 😊 William S.

celebrating smiles is amazing !! my teeth are always shiny and bright! Consuela B.

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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