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What’s a Professional Cleaning?

Some people think they do such a good job of brushing their teeth at home that they don’t need “professional” cleaning. While it is absolutely true that good dental hygiene is a partnership between you and your dentist, it’s absolutely false that you don’t need professional cleanings in addition to home hygiene. Prophylaxis, that’s the …

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Fillings Start to Blend In

If you’re over 40, odds are you have at least a couple of silver spots on one or more of your molars. Fillings. More specifically, silver amalgam fillings. At Dr. Fong’s we place fillings every day. But things are changing in this long-used method for removing decay and replacing the material with a “filling.” Today, …

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Bringing Your Gums Back Down

Age can cause many irritating changes to our bodies. Things sag and droop. Our hairline recedes. Even our gums recede. This may seem innocent enough, but it can actually be a real problem. That’s because our tooth roots aren’t covered with enamel as the rest of the tooth is. Enamel is the great protector of …

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Did SmileDirectClub Move Your Teeth, But Leave Triangles?

You opted to go with the new SmileDirectClub’s teledentistry program for moving your teeth. Everything went well, but now you look at your straight teeth and you see black triangles between some of the teeth that have been moved. These are areas where the gums aren’t filling the space they normally would, so you can …

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Whiter Teeth For A White Christmas

In Santa Ana a white Christmas isn’t exactly a realistic option, no matter how many times you watch Bing Crosby sing it in Holiday Inn (yes, this was way before he performed it in White Christmas in 1952). But Dr. Fong, being a merry old soul himself, would like to help with that by bringing some whiter teeth down …

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Bioclear Can Help With Receding Gums And Black Triangles

Everyone’s gums recede to some degree as we get older. One unfortunate consequence of this recession is the formation of black triangles at the base of the area between teeth. This blackness is simply the dark interior of the mouth that is now showing through thanks to the gum recession. Porcelain veneers or bonding have …

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In addition to providing Bioclear and cosmetic dentistry to patients in Santa Ana, Irvine, Huntington Beach, and the surrounding areas, Dr. Fong offers general dentist procedures for patients looking to maintain their great smile and dental health. Call today to schedule your regular examination and cleaning.

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