When it comes to your oral health, there are many contributing factors, such as your genetics and environment, but mainly your lifestyle and habits determine the fate of your smile. Sadly, far too many people wait until they experience a dental emergency before they start taking better care of their smiles.
Preventative dental care is necessary to prevent dreadful conditions such as tooth decay and gum disease. At Downtown Dental in Los Angeles, California, Dr. Don Mungcal says regular dental check-ups will save time, money, and your smile.
Prevention Is Key
At Downtown Dental, prevention is the secret to maintaining excellent oral health. This type of dental care involves a combination of regular dental check-ups and developing sound, long-term oral hygiene habits, such as brushing and flossing.
Whether you’re a child or an adult, taking care of your teeth early on and continuing throughout your lifetime is essential. By prioritizing preventive dentistry, you can keep your pearly whites looking and feeling their best, ensuring you have a healthy and radiant smile for years.
Preventive Dental Hygiene Tips
The key to successful preventative care begins with you. By developing good dental hygiene habits, you can reduce the chance of cavities, tooth decay, gum disease, and other preventable ailments that threaten your smile and overall health.
Here are a couple of tips:
- Brush your teeth at least twice daily using a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste containing fluoride
- Floss daily to remove food trapped between your teeth before it creates plaque
- Use mouthwash to rinse away food particles after you floss
- Avoid consuming acidic foods such as sodas that can damage your tooth enamel
- Be careful eating hard foods such as meat with bones, candies, pits, seeds, and anything else that can chip or damage teeth
- Stop smoking or never start
- Always use a mouthguard when playing contact sports
- If you engage in bruxism (teeth grinding) at night, ask Dr. Mungcal about a custom nighttime mouthguard to prevent further tooth damage while reducing gum recession
Protect Your Smile with Preventative Care
Dr. Mungcal is passionate about helping you improve your oral health. To learn more about protecting your smile with preventative care, call Downtown Dental at 213-863-9464 to schedule your consultation.
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Dr. Don Mungcal
Dr. Tara Mavadat
Dr. Ivan Chan
As the cornerstone and founder of Downtown Dental, Dr. Don Mungcal
is a proactive and exceptionally talented dentist who is determined to contribute to the health and wellbeing of his community by attending to their dental care needs.
With over 28 years of experience and service, Dr. Mungcal
makes it his responsibility to be the best version of himself by being his patients’ go-to point for any and all dental concerns. In addition to being meticulous in his work ethic, he is also an individual who understands development and change. He updates and informs himself constantly through various continuous educational programs that he undertakes. He also invests in the latest state-of-the-art technology to provide world-class dental services.
graduated from UCLA
and the University of the Pacific Dental School
and is presently a member of several acclaimed medical associations, including the California Dental Society
Dr. Tara Mavadat
was always passionate about dentistry and is committed to helping patients achieve excellent oral health and beautiful smiles that last long. Having earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of the Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry, she focuses on comprehensive general dentistry with an emphasis on preventive dentistry. Her primary goals are to provide comfort and quality as well as exceptional esthetic outcomes to every patient.
Dr. Ivan Chan
is enthusiastic about dentistry and his patients' oral health and is dedicated to providing compassionate and effective care. He is a highly skilled dentist who received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) at the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry.
Dr. Chan has extensive training in general dentistry. He focuses on creating lasting smiles while attempting to prevent gum disease and cavities. He looks forward to assisting you with all your needs while assuring you that your trust is always in good hands, regardless of your needs!