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With proper care, your natural teeth will stay healthy and strong. Our goal is to help our patients have healthy gums and teeth, including regular cleanings performed in-office. No matter how carefully you brush and floss, regular professional cleanings are important to the future health of your gums and teeth.

Dental Cleaning & Prevention

Custom Treatments to Ward Off Cavities and Gum Disease

At Pasadena Smile Center, Dr. Molayem works closely with each patient, and provides them with a custom plan to prevent future cavities, tooth loss, and gum disease. Every person is different, and your prevention plan could include several steps, based upon the current condition of your teeth and gums. Some of the treatments and processes we may recommend to help you preserve your teeth include:

Regular professional cleanings: A professional cleaning is a critical aspect of maintaining healthy teeth and gums. While most people require these cleanings every six months, some others benefit from four cleanings per year.

Dental sealants: Your teeth may need to be protected with a sealant. These are a coating placed on the chewing surface of the teeth, or in some cases, to protect any areas in which the root of the tooth is exposed. Sealants are long-lasting, and may be a recommended part of your prevention plan.

Fluoride treatments: Fluoride occurs naturally in many water supplies, and is typically added to city water. Many people choose to drink bottled water, rather than tap water, and may need this treatment. Fluoride helps teeth resist the acids from plaque and sugar, and can even reverse early tooth decay.

Healthy eating habits: If you brushed your teeth after every meal, it would benefit you. While it is recommended that you do, even more frequent brushings can remove the debris left from snacking or drinking sugary drinks. If you avoid constant snacking and switch to water rather than sugary drinks such as soda, fruit juices, or sweetened coffee or tea, your teeth and mouth will benefit. Always at least rinse your mouth with water after eating.

Antibacterial treatments: Serious cases of gum disease may require special antibacterial treatments to halt the growth of bacteria under the gums.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

May 2020

Dear Valued Patient:

We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:

  • All patients must wear a mask when entering the office.
  • Anyone accompanying you will be asked to wait in their vehicle.
  • Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.
  • Upon arrival at your appointment your temperature will be taken for the safety of all staff and patients.
  • Prior to receiving treatment you will be asked to rinse with an antimicrobial for a minimum of 30 seconds
  • We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
  • You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
  • UV Air purifiers have been placed throughout the office.
  • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
  • We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time, so we ask that you do your best to be on time.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at (626)798-7834 or visit our website at pasadenasmilecenter@yahoo.com.

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.

 

Sincerely, Niloufar Molayem, D.D.S. & Team

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