Preventative Medicine is the key. Ours is a practice that truly believes in providing proactive health care for you and your family. To us, preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health. That’s why it is so important to have thorough dental exams, including x-rays, on a regular and consistent basis.

Ours is a standard of excellence and commitment to the total dental health of our treasured clients. We strive daily toward the goal of maintaining, enhancing, and when necessary, restoring the health of your teeth and gums and the natural beauty of your smile using the greatest care and the best proven technologies available.

Safety and care are of the utmost importance to everyone in our practice. We protect our patients and ourselves by maintaining sterilization and cross contamination processes using standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

You can be confident in the knowledge that Dr. Le and her staff are a well trained and highly skilled group of clinicians. We pride ourselves in providing the care that you need to keep, and even improve, the quality of your smile and the health of your teeth and gums.

Cleaning and Prevention
The first way that Dr. Le can help you enjoy better dental health is with a comprehensive dental exam. At these regular check-ups, your dentist or hygienist will take a number of steps to understand your current dental health situation. X-rays are an essential tool for discovering developing problems such as decay, tumors, cysts and bone loss. X-rays are also useful in determining tooth and root positions. We will also screen you for oral cancer by checking the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues and gums for any signs of oral cancer. We will check your gums and bone around the teeth for any signs of periodontal disease. Finally, all tooth surfaces will be checked for decay with special dental instruments.

Your cleaning appointment includes a dental exam as well as the following important cleaning services. Tartar is removed from above and below the gum line using special dental instruments. Tartar, or calculus, is hardened plaque that has been left on the tooth for some time and is now firmly attached to the tooth surface. Plaque is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on the teeth. Plaque is made up of a growing colony of living bacteria, food debris and saliva. The bacterial plaque produces toxins that inflame the gums and eventually cause periodontal disease. We clean away the plaque as well as the tartar when we clean your teeth. Finally, your teeth are polished. Besides making your teeth feel great, polishing also removes stains and any plaque too small to be removed by scaling or by regular tooth brushing.

Home Care Of course, your own personal home practices are also very important for the health of your teeth. The best possible daily care of your teeth starts by eating balanced meals, reducing the number of sugary snacks, and by correctly using the various dental aids that help control the plaque and bacteria that cause dental disease.

You should brush your teeth at least twice a day with an ADA approved soft bristle toothbrush and toothpaste. Make sure one of these brushings is before you go to bed at night. Make sure you brush the outer, inner and biting surfaces of each tooth. Remember to brush your tongue to remove bacteria as well. Electric toothbrushes are also recommended.

Daily flossing is the best way to clean between the teeth and under the gum line. Flossing not only helps clean these spaces, it disrupts plaque colonies from building up, preventing damage to the gums, teeth and bone. Dr. Le and her staff can help you develop the skills needed to quickly and comfortably floss your own teeth. Floss holders are a completely acceptable tool if you have difficulty using conventional floss.

Rinsing is a very important part of keeping your mouth free of dangerous bacteria. You should always rinse your mouth with water after brushing as well as after meals if you are unable to brush.