Teeth cleaning tips from general dentistry practice in Los Angeles, CA


Teeth cleaning tips from from dentist in Los Angeles
Most adults have been brushing their teeth for so long that it’s almost second nature. While adults may have a general idea of the right way to brush, it’s a habit that’s often rushed and not properly performed. Dr. Don Mungcal of Downtown Dental in Los Angeles, CA, has helped his dentistry patients keep their teeth and gums healthy for many years. During your twice yearly dental exam, Dr. Mungcal and his team are looking for signs that your at home dental cleaning habits are effective. Here he provides several tips to help ensure the health of your mouth:
  • Give yourself time. If you’re brushing your teeth in less time than it takes to sing the ABC’s, you’re doing it too fast. In fact, proper brushing should last for at least two minutes. Without taking the proper amount of time, you’re almost guaranteed to miss critical areas such as the molars or the gum line.
  • Think about sections. To make sure you hit all the proper spots, think about your mouth in sections – the outer surfaces of both the upper and lower teeth; the inner surfaces of upper and lower teeth; the chewing surfaces; and the tongue.
  • Angle and technique are important too. Hold the brush at a 45-degree angle and use short, gentle strokes. Near the gum line, sweep or roll the brush away from the gums, while on chewing surfaces back and forth or circular strokes are more effective. It is important to brush firmly, but gently, as aggressive brushing can damage the enamel and gums.
  • Use the right toothbrush and toothpaste. For most patients, a soft-bristled brush is most effective in removing food particles while being gentle on the gums. Patients who have limited dexterity may benefit from an electric brush. There are many toothpastes available and some are designed for specific conditions or needs such as sensitive teeth, cavity prevention, or stained teeth. Choose the one that’s best for you in a flavor you enjoy, or ask your dentist for a recommendation if you have questions.

For more information about keeping your teeth white and your smile healthy, call Downtown Dental at (213) 863-9464.

Schedule Appointment

Success Stories

The staff here on its own deserves the five stars. Everyone is so friendly and take there time to get to know you as a patient. There very easy to work with on what’s best for you in the long run with insurance and dental care. On top of them making you feel comfortable, you can tell that they actually care about you and your dental health. The parking is also super easy and they validate so you don’t have to pay. I’d highly recommend coming here!
I am so glad I came to Downtown Dental. From the moment I walked into the office I was met with a smile and a warm welcome. During my first visit, a dental plan was made for me and they got to work right away. I have never experienced such attention to detail and such excellent customer service at a dental office. During my root canal procedure and fillings everyone was extremely helpful and constantly making sure I was comfortable. Since then, I am encouraging everyone to check out Downtown Dental, they really are amazing.
Best experience I have ever had in 40 plus years of Dentist visits. Crazy friendly people, every last one of them. Such a pleasant experience. If you need a Dentist this is the place to go. The Doctor is awesome as well.
This place has been my dentist my whole life and I won't consider going anywhere else. Everyone is nice and accommodating and the doctor knows his stuff. I just had pinhole gum rejuvenation surgery and the results are awesome. The staff really looks out for your best interest and the doctor will assure you have a great smile...pain free too..
If your looking for a Dental office that does good quality and precise work . With care and a gentle touch . then Downtown Dental is the place for you ! I got an extraction here and they made me feel comfortable and always checked to see how I was feeling and doing ! Dr. Mungcal is easily one of the best dentist in LA.
Most updated equipment ive ever seen in a dental office, pain less wisdom teeth extraction and comfortable throughout the entire process. Dr.Mungcal, Lali and the entire staff make a great team!! Thank you Downtown Dental!!
Amazing staff, efficient, professional, and all around incredible! We love the technology they have right in their office making our appointments time effective. Dr. Mungcal and his crew are amazing!
The staff is very knowledgeable and professional. My experience here is always great! Couldn't be happier
I have been going to downtown dental for years and I just can't recommend them enough. Priyam and Sussie are extra amazing, as is the entire team there!
Absolutely amazing experience at Downtown Dental! The staff is so kind and really welcome you in. Overall the dental care has been incredible and I highly, highly recommend coming here for any dental need.

Oral Cancer Screening Video

Get Social with Us