We’ve all heard the standard rule of thumb when it comes to dental care: brush your teeth after every meal, and floss daily. However, at Downtown Dental in Los Angeles, we know that dental care is far more complicated than that. Dr. Mungcal understands that every patient is different and requires special attention to their own specific problems and needs. Finding the proper dental hygiene routine to maintain daily will vary depending on the health and condition of your teeth and gums. While brushing and flossing are key to preventing periodontal disease, other issues may require special care.
Patients with sensitive teeth may benefit from special toothpastes and even lasers. Dr. Mungcal can discuss with patients the benefits of higher concentrations of fluoride in his or her toothpaste to help address sensitivities with temperature changes and textures. Also, the greatest technology for sensitive teeth is lasers. At Downtown Dental, Dr. Mungcal recommends lasers for patients with extreme sensitivity.
For patients who have had or are undergoing treatment for periodontal disease, may find that they benefit from special toothbrushes that are not as harsh or abrasive on their teeth and gums. Sonicare and Rotadent are often suggested for periodontal patients. Patients who are treating periodontal disease may also need to incorporate products such as PerioProtect into their daily dental routine.
Chronic Bad Breath (Halitosis)
Patients that suffer from chronic bad breath, also known as halitosis, can benefit from a different dental care routine. Dr. Mungcal offers a variety of antimicrobial agents such as BreathRx for patients who struggle with this issue, and may also recommend special mouthwashes and tongue scrapers to decrease the amount of bacteria in the mouth.
No matter what your dental concern, Dr. Mungcal can create a dental care plan that works for you and your personal situation. From bad breath to sensitive teeth, there is a product out there to help you! Call Downtown Dental today to schedule a consultation and examination. Talk with your dentist about the oral health care routine that works best for you.