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Best Dentists in Whittier

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15636 Whittwood Lane, Whittier, CA 90603

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5.0 (146)

Why choose this provider?

Dentist Jim Wang and his team at Breeze Dental provide patients in Whittier and surrounding areas with quality dental care. Wang earned his doctorate of dental surgery from the University of Southern California, followed by his master of science in dentistry at the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston. Breeze Dental offers dental exams, teeth cleaning, fillings, partial dentures, and X-rays. The practice also provides wisdom tooth extraction, root canal treatment, dental implants, and mouth guards.

400 5th Street, Seal Beach, CA 90740

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4.0 (9)

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Keith W. Cowhey, DDS, Inc. is an aesthetic restorative dentistry practice located in Seal Beach, California. Dr. Cowhey lectures at the UCLA School of Dentistry, which allows him to keep up with the newest technology and techniques in dentistry. He is proficient in general and esthetic dentistry as well as full-mouth reconstructions, TMJ dysfunction, and dental implants. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the Orange County Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry. Clients on Yelp rated Keith W. Cowhey, DDS, Inc. five stars, saying the staff was kind, compassionate, and skilled.

13203 Hadley Street, Whittier, CA 90601

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4.5 (30)
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4.2 (5)
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5.0 (2)

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Whittier Dental Arts is an accredited family and cosmetic dental clinic serving the Whittier area. The practice is headed by Dr. Alan Gutierrez DDS, a member of the American Dental Association and the California Dental Association with more than 20 years of experience as a dentist. The practice offers general dentistry services, crowns & bridges, white fillings, oral cancer screenings, and orthodontic care. They also specialize in cosmetic dentistry procedures, including implants, veneers, onlays, whitenings, and Invisalign. The office is happy to file claims on their patient's behalf through insurance, and they also offer flexible payment plans through Chase, CareCredit, and Springstone.

16151 Whittier Boulevard, Whittier, CA 90603

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4.0 (22)
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4.8 (8)
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5.0 (1)

Why choose this provider?

Serving the Whittier, California area, Thomas Trinh, DDS offers comprehensive services in the areas of cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, preventive services, and orthodontics. After obtaining his DDS at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry, he started the practice, now offering dental exams, x-rays, teeth cleanings, colored fillings, dental crowns, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, bridges, and more. Dental implant offerings include single tooth or cosmetic. Braces using Invisalign or traditional metal braces to the back of teeth are offered as well. Published patient reviews have awarded Dr. Trinh 5-star ratings, with many patients citing his thorough and gentle approach to dentistry.

FAQs

  • Introduction

    Dentists are medical professionals who diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions that occur with the teeth, oral mucosa, and disorders of the jaw, such as TMJ. There are several areas of dentistry that include orthodontics, pediatric, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and cosmetics.

    People visit the dentist for basic wellness check-ups and exams, dental treatments for issues such as gum disease and periodontitis, and restorative cosmetic procedures. Dentists help patients with various issues, ranging from filling cavities and straightening teeth with braces to tooth extractions and treatment for conditions such as bruxism, also known as teeth grinding.

    When left untreated, conditions such as cavities and damaged or cracked teeth can lead to abscesses and infections, and dentists help by treating and preventing further damage.
  • Is it safe to go to the dentist?

    It's safe to go to the dentist, even during the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to the strict infection control guidelines that dentists have followed for many decades. At all times, dentists follow ADA and CDC protocols to ensure patient safety.

  • When should a baby go to the dentist?

    The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry advises parents to schedule the first dental visit within six months of the first tooth erupting and one year of age for all infants. Babies should also visit the dentist for emergencies, such as cracked or broken teeth.

  • Why does a child need sealants?

    Pediatric dental sealants are applied to the teeth to work as a barrier and provide protection from decay and bacteria. Sealants also work to prevent small food particles from settling in the grooves of the teeth, which can lead to the development of cavities.

  • Can you go to the dentist while pregnant?

    It's safe for women to continue with regular dental visits while pregnant. During pregnancy, hormonal changes can affect the gums and teeth, leading to inflammation and gingivitis. Regular cleanings and checkups can help keep hormonal dental issues at bay.

  • How do dentists pull teeth?

    Dentists pull teeth through simple and surgical extractions. Simple extractions are performed at the dentist's office with local anesthetic and forceps. Surgical removal is required for broken teeth and teeth that have not erupted, such as wisdom teeth. Surgical procedures require stronger anesthetic or sedation, and forceps are used to remove the teeth.

  • What kind of dentists are there? 

    There are seven primary areas of dentistry.

    1. General dentistry covers a wide scope, with procedures ranging from general exams and X-rays to deep cleanings and simple extractions.
    2. Pedodontists, or pediatric dentists, have a primary focus on infants and children.
    3. Orthodontists handle braces and other procedures that straighten the teeth.
    4. Periodontists treat the gums and structures that support the teeth, such as bone and ligaments.
    5. Endodontists perform dental pulp treatments, such as root canals.
    6. Oral pathologists, or oral surgeons, focus on surgical procedures that include wisdom teeth extraction and dental implants.
    7. Prosthodontists handle highly complex restorative dental procedures, including bridge and denture placements. 

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