• Updated Office Protocols

    by Mark Wong — September 17, 2020

    Here are some of the exciting changes we’ve made to help keep you safe and healthy during your visit to our office.  Additional COVID-19 screening protocols will be done prior to your appointment: You will be sent a COVID-19 symptom questionnaire via email or text a few days prior to your appointment Your temperature will be taken upon your arrival A pre-treatment […]

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  • When Should My Child’s First Dental Visit Be?

    by Mark Wong — June 10, 2016

    Dr Wong recommends bringing your child in when he or she turns 6 months old or when his or her first tooth appears, whichever comes first.  This initial appointment is to help set your child on the right track for a lifetime of quality dental health.  Whether you are a first time parent or just […]

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  • Are the Black Lines Around my Crowns Cavities?

    by Mark Wong — January 31, 2016

    Patients often ask Dr. Wong if black lines around crowns are cavities. While black lines are sometimes cavities, black lines around crowns are often due to the type of material that was used to make the crown.  And while there is nothing wrong with this material, Dr. Wong and his team offer all-ceramic crowns which […]

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  • If I have braces, do I still need dental checkups every six months?

    by Mark Wong — June 28, 2015

    Yes! In fact, it’s even more important for patients receiving orthodontic treatment to visit their dentist regularly. With braces, food may be caught in places your toothbrush can’t reach. This causes bacteria to build up and can lead to cavities, gingivitis, and gum disease. Your dentist will work closely with your orthodontist to make sure […]

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  • What is gum disease?

    by Mark Wong — June 28, 2015

    Also known as periodontal disease, gum disease is mostly caused by plaque and bacteria buildup that is not treated in its early stage. Other causes of periodontal disease include tobacco use, teeth grinding, some medications, and genetics. Gingivitis is the beginning stage of gum disease, and, if detected, is treatable. Gingivitis left untreated may turn […]

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  • What is a filling?

    by Mark Wong — June 28, 2015

    A filling is a synthetic material that your dentist uses to fill a cavity after all of the tooth decay has been removed. Fillings do not generally hurt because your dentist will numb your mouth with an anesthetic. Fillings are made from a variety of different materials, including composites, gold, or ceramic. If you need […]

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