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We love to see you smile, we really do.
Dr. Park and his staff use new technology to diagnose tooth decay, gum disease, oral cancers, and other oral health issues to help preserve and protect your smile.
We understand how nervous and anxious patients may get in the dentist chair. We take the time to listen to your concerns and answer any questions that you may have in a manner that is easy to comprehend. Dr. Park and his staff have your comfort and oral health as their main priority, and strive to offer the highest level of care.
Dental care is a lifetime habit, one that involves daily care at home and regular visits to the dentist. That is why we have such a strong commitment to providing exceptional dental care, focusing on preventative dentistry that keeps gums and teeth healthy. This results in beautiful smiles and happy patients!
At Town Center Dental our wish for you, your children, and family is to achieve the goal of never needing dental work in the future.
We help achieve this goal with hygiene visits twice a year... a goal that can eliminate gum disease and future dental work for a lifetime. This goal is our sincerest wish for you, your children & family.
Dr. Park & Staff
WE HAVE PROVIDED PROFESSIONAL DENTAL CARE TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS SINCE 2005
We provide a variety of general dentistry procedures including:
Checkup & Cleanings
Full Mouth Smile Makeovers
Regular dental exams help protect not just your oral health, but also your overall health. For instance, signs and symptoms of some systemic diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and diabetes, might show up in the mouth first.
The American Dental Association recommends that adults schedule regular dental exams at intervals determined by a dentist.
Periodontal disease is an infection of the tissues that hold your teeth in place. It's typically caused by poor oral hygiene habits that cause a build up of plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that hardens. This can lead to inflamed gums, soft tissue damage, receding gums, pockets between teeth and gums, bone loss, and tooth loss.
Early signs of gum disease:
Bleeding when your brush or floss
Overall health risks: Problems that start in your mouth can spread to the rest of your body. Severe gum infections may increase the risk of:
Problems in pregnancy
Complications related to diabetes
Invisalign is the world's latest and most advanced in alignment technology that uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners to shift teeth, giving you a healthy beautiful smile.
1. Fewer restrictions on food & activities
2. 2X faster than traditional metal braces- shorter treatment time, appointments, and number of visits
3. No broken brackets and uncomfortable wires requiring
4. Brushing and flossing is a breeze for better oral health
Invisalign® has successfully improved over 8 million smiles, including 1.4 million teen smiles!
Malocclusion is the abnormal alignment of teeth. Misaligned teeth can lead to premature wear, tooth loss, gum disease. and the buildup of bacteria that can be associated with more serious health problems like heart disease. More than seven out of ten American adults have an issue with their bit, such as crowding, spacing, or overbite.
Healthier gums: aligned teeth makes it easier to brush and floss, decreasing the likelihood of bacteria getting trapped in pockets between gums and teeth.
Improved hygiene: properly aligned teeth reduce plaque retention, tooth decay, and the risk of gum disease
Less wear and trauma: aligned teeth reduce the risk of tooth wear, breakage, and chipping, as well as stress on the jawbone and joints
Dear Patients and Families:
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. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.
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:
Setting up an Appointment: 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.
Modified Patient Check-In: Patients will Check-in by text or phone.
Hand Washing/Sanitation: We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also be asked to wash your hands before leaving our 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 office at one 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.
Thank you for trusting Town Center Dental to continue to provide you and your family exceptional dental care. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.
Won H. Park, D.D.S. & Team
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Tips to improve Hygiene:
Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
Disinfect frequently touched surfaces like doorknobs, cell phones, light switches, remote controls, etc.
Replace your toothbrush often (every 3-4 months or when bristles are worn down), store upright and inches apart from one another.
DO NOT share a toothbrush. This can result in exchange of saliva and microorganisms that spread bacteria and viruses.
DO NOT share food, drinks, utensils, straws, places, cups, etc.
Also, avoid biting fingernails. This can result in direct contact with microorganisms that spread bacteria and viruses.
FAQ: Am I brushing correctly?
Common Brushing Mistakes
1. Not brushing long enough: Teeth should be brushed for 2 minutes, twice a day. Play 2 minutes of a song, set a timer, or brush with someone in your household to keep each other accountable on time. Minimizing the 2 minutes can decrease the effectiveness.
2. Brushing too hard: Brushing harder does not remove more leftover food and bacteria. Gentle brushing is all the best way to go – it can avoid damage to your gums too!
3. Brushing Right after Eating: Wait 60 minutes before brushing-especially if you had anything acidic like citrus or carbonated beverages.
4. Store your toothbrush properly: Keep your toothbrush upright and let it air dry to avoid the growth of bacteria. Do not keep your toothbrush in a closed container and make sure to regularly swap out your toothbrush every 3-4 months or when it starts to look worn down.
5. Using a Toothbrush that might not be the Best Fit: Soft bristles are the safest, consult Dr. Park to see which toothbrush is right for you.
6. Improper Brushing Technique: Brush at a 45 degree angle to the gums and gently move the brush back and forth in short strokes. Watch the YouTube video above from the American Dental Association for an in depth look at how to properly brush and floss for optimal oral hygiene.
FAQ: How do I get my child to brush?
Maintaining Good Oral Health with Good Dental Hygiene Habits
1. Brush your teeth twice a day for 2 minutes and floss daily between teeth.
2. Dental visits should be AT LEAST once a year, even if you have no natural teeth, have dentures, and more frequently if you have more restorations. If you do not plan on going to the dentist every 6 months, practicing good oral hygiene at home is crucial in maintaining good oral health.
3. Do not use any tobacco products and limit alcoholic beverages.
4. If you have diabetes, maintain the disease. This will help decrease any risk for other complications, including gum disease.
5. The elderly have a difficult time brushing and flossing, but this does not mean that these practices be avoided. Electric toothbrushes and flossing tools have made it easier for those who may have difficulty brushing or for those who want to make sure they are cleaning efficiently.
6. AVOID sugary drink and foods, hard candies, lollipops, sugary gums, cough drops, and mints. All of these can contribute to tooth decay because they continuously coat the teeth with sugar.
FAQ: How does Invisalign work?
FAQ: Am I flossing correctly??
Dr. Park and his staff are very professional, kind and friendly. They make you feel very comfortable and at ease unlike many of the corporate, chain dentist offices in town. Dr. Park won’t pressure you to have unnecessary, expensive procedures done. Brook is a great dental hygienist also. She does a very thorough cleaning and is very friendly. Love the small town feel of this place.
O.K., first off giving a 5 star review to a dentist just seems wrong. Makes me feel like Bill Murray in
"Little Shop of Horrors". But, I digress. My dental experiences at this establishment have been:
I could not ask for, nor would I find a better dentist.
Dr Park is great. I have been going to him for several years. If you are leery of injections, you will love him. He takes his time and the shots don’t hurt! He has done numerous procedures on my teeth and I am very pleased. His office personnel are great – friendly and helpful. This dental office comes highly recommended!