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1010 E. Chapman Ave. Fullerton, CA 92831

Dentist Fullerton, CA

Dr. Kush Patel and Dr. Krutav Patel provide general dentistry services to patients of all ages in Fullerton, CA and many surrounding communities. General dentistry is the foundation of our patient-centered dental practice, including preventive care treatments and procedures focused on disease prevention.

Patient education and disease prevention are two of the most important aspects of our dental practice, and the dentistry we provide for you is recommended with your long-term dental health in mind. You can expect to spend time with each staff member during consultations and routine visits. We offer personalized care, screen for signs of developing problems, and offer conservative treatment options whenever necessary to meet your needs.

Fullerton Craft Smiles strives to offer patients the highest standard of dental care provided in a warm, caring environment. We welcome each patient as a member of our extended family and are dedicated to establishing a lasting relationship built on trust. As a professional dental team, we want our patients to feel respected, understood, and confident in the dentistry they receive.

Fullerton Craft Smiles Dental Office

Disease Prevention For Better Overall Health

The two most important factors in maintaining lifelong dental health are routine preventive care visits to the dentist and a good oral hygiene routine at home. Our staff helps patients understand their unique oral health concerns and educates them on avoiding complex problems with appropriate dental care. Tooth decay is one of the most common diseases affecting children and adults today and is often preventable with proper dental care.

Left untreated, tooth decay will lead to deteriorating oral health, impacting your overall health and increasing the risk or severity of cardiovascular and systemic disease. Drs. Patel will always recommend the most conservative treatment options, using high-quality materials and advanced technology to maintain your smile with lasting results.

During routine visits, Drs. Patel and Patel will screen for common oral health concerns, including periodontal disease, tooth decay, and early signs of oral cancer or systemic disease. We use advanced digital diagnostics to spot developing problems in the earliest stages, allowing for prompt conservative treatment. An intra-oral camera and digital dental x-rays provide instant, high-resolution imagery without discomfort and minimal radiation exposure.

General dental services can include:

Our office utilizes digital technology for more accurate diagnosis, less painful treatment, and lasting results.

Diet and Oral Health

Your diet plays a big part in the health of your mouth. Your smile needs certain vitamins and minerals to thrive, and some things you consume can be very detrimental.

Beneficial Foods and Drinks

Calcium and Vitamin D are two of the most essential things for your smile. Calcium strengthens your tooth enamel, protecting your smile from bacteria. Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium better. Fortified dairy products give you a good dose of both of these minerals. Leafy greens, nuts, and fish also provide calcium, while fatty fish and egg yolks contain Vitamin D.

Another important mineral for tooth development and strength is phosphorus. It works with calcium to ensure your teeth remain strong and resistant to decay and bacteria. Milk, meat, and fish are all good sources of phosphorus.

Vitamin C and other antioxidants are crucial for gum health. Since it aids the body in collagen production, it strengthens the gums and soft tissues around the teeth that keep it in place. It lessens inflammation, reducing your chance of bleeding gums and gum disease. Foods like berries, citrus fruits, broccoli, and peppers all have solid levels of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A is one of the most important vitamins for your oral health. It maintains and repairs soft tissue and helps with saliva production. Saliva washes food debris and bacteria away from your smile so that they don’t build up and neutralizes the acids in your mouth caused by bacteria byproducts. Spinach, carrots, and sweet potatoes are all good sources.

Fibrous fruits and vegetables act as natural toothbrushes when you eat them. The fibers get in between the teeth, scraping away food debris. Because they require a lot of chewing to break down, they also help your mouth produce more saliva.

Foods and Beverages to Avoid

Sugar and acid are the two big things that cause harm to your smile. Harmful bacteria in your mouth feed on sugar as their main food source. They emit an acidic byproduct that wears through the tooth enamel and causes cavities and tooth decay. The more sugary foods you eat, the more those bacteria will feed on them. Eating them multiple times throughout the day constantly attacks your teeth, and they get no break.

Eating sugary foods with acidic ones is the most harmful thing you can do to your teeth. Acidic foods increase the rate at which the enamel erodes. While brushing your teeth is usually recommended to get rid of sugar and bacteria, wait for at least 30 minutes after consuming something acidic to brush your teeth. Brushing too soon after can do more harm to your teeth than good.

General Dentistry FAQs

General dentistry and preventative care are essential elements of oral health. Read the answers to these frequently asked questions to learn more.

What is a general dentist?

A general dentist will treat people of all ages. General dentists use a combination of specialized care, including oral surgery, restorative services, and basic dental care treatments. General dentists primarily use basic dental care treatments to prevent oral health problems. General dentists offer dental exams, x-rays, cavity fillings, and root canal treatment.

Is a root canal painful?

Today, root canals are usually painful. Most dentists now use local anesthesia before the procedure to numb the tooth and surrounding areas. A root canal procedure should not be painful, even if your dentist does not use anesthesia.

How long does it take to recover from a tooth extraction?

The answer to this question can vary from person to person. Your oral surgeon will probably want you to relax for 48 to 72 hours. After the extraction, you should follow your oral surgeon’s instructions.

How can I improve my oral hygiene?

You should brush your teeth every day and twice per day. You should also floss once a day before or after brushing your teeth. Flossing is just as important as brushing your teeth. You should also consider mouthwash. Mouthwash reduces the amount of acid in the mouth and cleans hard-to-brush areas in and around the gums. You should drink more water and avoid sugary products as much as possible. Visit a dentist at least once every six months.

Schedule An Appointment

Are you looking for a dentist in the Placentia, CA, Anaheim, CA and Fullerton, CA areas? Fullerton Craft Smiles offers individualized care and works with patients suffering from dental anxiety to restore their confidence- and a healthy smile! Contact our office by calling (714) 888-7008 or request an appointment online.