What to Expect at Your Dental Checkup and Cleaning with Our Team

Dr. Steve Hong, Dr. Dennis Fee, and Dr. David Cho strongly encourage you to take good care of your smile by keeping up on oral hygiene and visiting our office every six months for a routine cleaning and exam. To understand why professional dental checkups and cleanings are vital for your oral health, let’s take… Read more »

Preventing Cavities with Dental Sealants

Many children have difficulty brushing and flossing. Not only do they hate brushing and flossing, but they are also aren’t very good at it. This isn’t their fault, it can take time to learn the basics of good oral care. It can be easy for a child to overlook certain cracks and crevices while brushing,… Read more »

Caring for Your Teeth at an Old Age

Caring for your teeth at an old age is similar to caring for your teeth at a young age, but oftentimes just requires a bit more patience and effort. The nerves in your teeth tend to decay and become weaker over time, which can make you unaware of incoming cavities or other dental issues. Without… Read more »

You Should Seek Professional Treatment for a Toothache

If you experience a pain within a tooth or gums or a feeling of pressure and discomfort, it is likely a sign of a more serious dental health problem. Any time you feel a toothache, you should call to have it professionally treated by Drs. Hong, Fee, and Cho. Toothaches are commonly associated with some… Read more »

If You’re Missing a Filling, the Tooth Might Need to Be Repaired by a Crown

Fillings are commonly used to repair a tooth with a chip or small cavity. While they are meant to last for a long time, a filling cannot last forever. If one falls out, it can cause heightened sensitivity and invite a new area of decay to form. If there is not enough strong, healthy tooth… Read more »

Strong Tooth Enamel Helps Prevent Tooth Sensitivity

Your tooth enamel is composed of a microscopic mineral matrix. The mineral density is what keeps your teeth strong enough to prevent cavities. When you consume acidic foods and beverages, it can deplete a miniscule amount of these minerals. Over time, this can cause microscopic pores in the tooth enamel, exposing the sensitive dentin within…. Read more »

How Composite Dental Fillings Can Help Your Smile

Do you have tooth decay that needs to be repaired? Drs. Hong, Fee, and Cho may recommend a dental filling in , , to restore your tooth. Our dentists will remove the decay and then fill the area with the dental filling material. What is a composite filling? Composite fillings are tooth colored, durable fillings…. Read more »

A Severely Damaged Tooth Can Often Be Replaced by a Dental Implant

When a tooth is severely damaged by a blow to the face or other oral trauma, it can sometimes compromise the tooth so badly that your dentist, Dr. , cannot save it. In these extreme cases, may advocate extracting the root and remnants of the tooth from the socket. Later can help replace the tooth… Read more »

Don’t Let Periodontitis Dampen Your Smile

Periodontitis, or gum disease, is a condition affecting 64.7 million Americans. Left untreated, this infection of your gum tissue can result in tooth loss at its severest stage. In addition, it increases your risk for diabetes and heart disease since the inflammation in the gums releases harmful bacteria throughout your body. Treating periodontal disease is… Read more »

A Bridge Might Be Needed to Replace a Knocked-Out Tooth

Having a tooth knocked out by a blow to the face is often so severe that the tooth is shattered or otherwise broken to the point it cannot be saved. In order to treat the pain and prevent future infection, your dentist, Dr. , might need to extract the tooth and suture the gums. Once… Read more »