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08/15/2013
By: angel.valle.718689
Canyon Dental
A lot of people are afraid to visit the dentist for many reasons. The office was clean, the dental assistants were friendly, as well as Hygiene. The dental team and Dr. De La Vara helped me feel at ease. I hadn't been to the dentist in over eight years, and needed a lot of work done. Hygiene performed a cleaning one appointment, and I was scheduled for another soon after to fix my dental issues. One in specific was a cosmetic problem with a discolored and worn down front tooth. The Doctor fixed my tooth, and it looks completely natural without major cosmetic work! They were very animate about asking how I was feeling during the procedures. I left the office completely satisfied with a promise to return for all of my dental needs!
06/11/2013
By: kevin9
Dr. Frank Huang, DDS
The dentist committed heath code violations during my teeth cleaning. Dr. Huang dropped an instrument on the ground, used his gloves to pick it up, did NOT change his gloves, removed the plastic packaging from the instrument (thus contaminating it), and put the instrument in my mouth. His gloves had became contaminated when he touched the ground to pick up the instrument. He used the contaminated instrument in my mouth, and he used the contaminated gloves to hold my mouth open and touch my teeth and gums.I immediately complained, but Dr. Huang brushed off my concerns. He said that because the instrument had been wrapped in plastic, I shouldn't worry. However, he ignored the fact that because contaminated gloves were used to remove the plastic packaging and handle the instrument, the instrument was no longer sterile.Also, my mouth was bleeding (bleeding gums due to the cleaning), and he gave the germs on a the floor a direct route to enter my bloodstream. It only takes a few seconds to change gloves and grab another clean instrument, but he refused to do that. The dentist chose to take shortcuts. Shortcuts have no place in dentistry. Furthermore, the wait times can get long; I had to wait almost an hour before the dentist came in.
06/11/2013
By: kevin9
A-Top Dental Group
During a cleaning, the dentist dropped an instrument on the floor, picked it up with his gloves, did NOT change his gloves, removed the plastic packaging from the instrument (thus contaminating it), and put the instrument in my mouth. His gloves had touched the ground (during the process of picking the instrument up) and were now contaminated. He used these contaminated gloves to hold my mouth open and proceeded to touch my teeth and gums. Even worse, my gums were bleeding (because of the cleaning), and germs on the floor could enter my bloodstream directly. I complained, but the dentist brushed off my concerns. He claimed that I had nothing to worry about because the instrument had been covered in plastic. He ignored the fact that using his contaminated gloves to remove the plastic caused the instrument to become contaminated.This dentist endangered my health because he chose not to take a few extra seconds to change gloves and retrieve another clean instrument. Dr. Huang took shortcuts. Shortcuts should never be taken in dentistry. Furthermore, I set my appointment for 9 AM (the earliest possible time) on a Wednesday (a day which is not busy), but they still made me wait 45 minutes until the dentist saw me.
Tips & Advices
  • Pick Your Plan: Most people purchase three main varieties, usually through their employers.
    • An indemnity or fee-for-service plan means you'll have to pay for annual deductibles and co-insurance payments out of pocket.
    • A preferred provider organization is less costly, and you choose from a network of dentists. However, PPOs have some limitations and accompanying deductibles.
    • A dental health maintenance organization plan limits you to just a few choices of dentists, and one doctor handles all of your oral care needs. However, these HMO are usually much less costly.
  • PPO plans and dental HMOs work with only a select number of doctors. While that usually means fewer costs, it also means you have less choice in the dentist who can treat you Before purchasing the plan, you'll receive a list of dentists in each network. From there, you can then pick a plan with doctors who meet your standards and requirements.
  • When picking a plan, you need to look at just how much you'll pay for each and every service. For instance, some plans won't cover your fillings or X-rays, while others may charge more or less for a crown or tooth extraction. You don't want to be caught off-guard by unforeseen charges.
  • If you're truly comfortable with a dentist and you feel he or she can be an ally in your ongoing oral care regimen, then consider signing a plan to just keep that dentist available. That means potentially deal with costs and other insurance-related factors that you might have wanted to. If need be, you might be able to work with the dentist's office to address some of the plan-specific concerns.
  • Ask family, friends or colleagues for recommendations. They will be able to provide details about a dentist's demeanor, operating style and approach to patient care
  • Meet with any prospective dentists to ask about what treatments they perform most often, procedures they're not as familiar with, what accreditation they have or any organizations they belong to and how their offices handles insurance and payments.
  • Consider driving distance, location and office hours.
  • Check With Your State Board: The state board can outline what requirements your dentist must meet and offer information about any discrepancies in the their background and if he or she has faced any disciplinary actions.
  • Remember Your Angles - When brushing your teeth, always place the brush at a 45-degree angle..
  • Don't Forget the Tongue – Your tongue is the largest source of bacteria. Brush it front to back and don't forget the sides.
  • Floss Everyday - Each time you floss, have at least 18 inches of floss available. For optimal control, hold the floss between your thumbs and forefingers.
  • Watch What You Eat - Sugar, alcohol and coffee contain phosphorus. While some can prove beneficial, too much of this chemical can eat away at your teeth and gums.
  • Keep in Mind the Mouthwash - Mouthwash can be helpful if used to supplement proper brushing and flossing. Most mouthwash brands contain chlorine dioxide, a chemical that targets the majority of oral bacterial strains.
Yellow teeth are the result of a number of bad habits, mainly smoking, drinking too much coffee and improper nutrition. Many dentists will treat with a whitening procedure.
These painful bumps are the result of irritation to the soft tissue of your mouth. These sores can make brushing almost impossible. There are a number of different causes for sores, including anemia or a vitamin B-12 deficiency. Your doctor will have to examine the bump, find its cause and then develop a specific treatment plan, including the use of corticosteroids to reduce inflammation or antimicrobial mouthwash.

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