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.

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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