Our Dental Blog - John H. Cho, DDS
Dr. John Cho and his Long Beach dental team are happy to welcome you to our blog, where will be posting information about how to take care of your smile, answering frequently asked questions, and keeping you up-to-date on the latest in the field of dentistry. While many patients understand oral health basics, reaching out with new and useful information is part of developing oral health knowledge and supporting strong, beautiful smiles for a lifetime. This blog helps our team meet this goal and better serve our valued patients.
The John H. Cho, DDS blog will also be home to updates from our office and team, including information on community outreach events, continuing education, and new services provided to our patients, based on our commitment to expanding our professional knowledge and service philosophy.
A Place to Learn about Dental Health
We want you to smile confidently and enjoy all of the benefits of a healthy smile. The first step in creating lasting dental health is building knowledge of treatments, preventive routines, and understanding the value of visits to the dental office. We hope this blog helps you feel informed about what you’ll need to achieve improved dental health and minimizes any anxiety you may be feeling about visiting the dentist. Our Long Beach dentist encourages patients to read through any and all posts and to browse the remainder of our website for more informative content about treatments and best practices.
If you’re interested in learning more about practice and team, we hope this blog will serve as a way to help you understand our patient care philosophy, services, and what you can expect when you visit us.
Please check back periodically to stay updated with the most recent news from our office. We’re excited to share this blog with new and prospective patients. Contact our office if you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation.
Here’s to your best oral health ever!
Sedation during dentistry is a common and effective practice for patients whose phobias prevent them from visiting the dentist. If you’ve chosen sedation for your dental procedure, any of the following may be a part of your visit, depending on the method taken to promote relaxation.
If you’ve been told you’re not a candidate for dental implants due to issues with bone structure, mini dental implants help you obtain the sturdy new teeth you want and need, without additional treatments to place grafts.
With so many choices available for more cosmetically appealing orthodontic treatment, many patients veer away from choosing something close to metal braces. But variations of metal braces, such those with ceramic brackets and white wires, provide patients with effective treatment that truly delivers what they’re looking for.
Many insurance plans cover only specific services – not everything available under the sun. Twice yearly cleanings and x-rays (diagnostic and preventive care) when needed are typically covered at 100%.
How long does it take to get dental implants? The answer varies depending on how many teeth are missing from your smile, what kinds of treatments you’re interested in, and what pre-procedures are necessary.
While removable braces are more discreet and comfortable than metal braces, the design of these aligners does present some new considerations for orthodontic patients. During treatment with clear aligners, it’s critical to make sure that you’re properly caring for your smile and that you are wearing them for the full recommended 22 hours per day.