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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

Due to the increased health concerns regarding COVID-19, we are now scheduling Virtual Consultations.

The virtual consultation can help answer questions, provide guidance and help ease your mind. This is an area recently approved by the American Dental Association. During this process you become a patient of our dental practice by filling out new patient forms. This process is to familiarize the doctor with your Medical and Dental history which will be reviewed before your virtual appointment. The insurance portion will be used for billing purposes.

Depending on your needs you can schedule for one of the two types of consultation

Consultations:

1. Limited Visual Consultation: Limited to one tooth or one area of concern. (10minutes)

2. General Visual Consultation: Answers to your questions to more than one area of concern. (20 minutes)

What we need from you prior to your Consultation time:

1. X-rays that you have from previous dentists up to five years old.

2. Pictures of the area taken by your smart phone from different angles. Take as many from different views as possible. Including pictures of your smile and bite. We have found using your flash on your phone and focusing will help.

Virtual Consultation