Healthy Mouth Tips

Dental care for adults is critical and something that many adults overlook. As you got older, you may have found yourself brushing your teeth less or flossing less and this can lead to complications such as gum disease and tooth decay. Below, we will take a look at some of the issues that can arise with anyone’s dental health and these are some of the things you should talk to your dentist about. If you would like to schedule an appointment at Dr. Kenneth Cho Dentistry, please give our La Habra office a call.

Periodontal Disease

Did you know that gum disease is common? In fact, once a person reaches the age of 35, they are more likely to lose teeth due to gum disease than to tooth decay. Periodontitis is a serious problem, but it is preventable. In fact, with regular dental checkups and a good oral health care routine at home, you can avoid serious problems with your teeth and gums. Periodontal disease, when advanced, can lead to tooth and bone loss.

Female Patients

Female patients have a special set of needs that need to be addressed when it comes to their oral health. It is important for you to work with a trained and experienced dentist who can address these needs and meet them. Some of the health considerations include puberty, pregnancy, oral contraceptives, osteoporosis, menstruation, and menopause.

TMJ

Temporomandibular joint disorder or TMJ occurs often from teeth clenching, especially at night. This condition leads to a lot of pain, especially in the jaw joint. Over time, you may wear down your teeth if you do clench and this can cause them to break over time. If you do suffer from TMJ, Dr. Kenneth Cho can assist you by providing a mouth guard or other treatment options to help relieve the pain and protect your teeth.

Break Down of Dental Fillings

Dental fillings do not and will not last a lifetime. The longest lasting ones can stay in your mouth for about 20 years, but 8 to 10 years is more common. If a dental filling starts to break down, bacteria can get into the tooth and thus lead to further complications. When you come in for a dental checkup, our team will check your dental fillings to ensure they are in good condition.

Oral Cancer

The risk for oral cancer is highest in men who are over 40 and people who consume alcohol or smoke tobacco products. When you come in for your routine dental checkup, the dentist will look for any signs of oral cancer and alert you to it.

Call the Team at Dr. Kenneth Cho Dentistry Today

The team at Dr. Kenneth Cho Dentistry is here to provide you with the best possible oral care. Our team focuses on your overall dental health and creating a treatment plan that suits you. Call our La Habra office today to schedule an appointment.

Reviews

3 months ago

Look No Further!

I have been going to Dr. Cho Dentistry for over 20 years since I was a teenager, and now I take my whole family there. The staff is great and Dr. Cho is a true professional. Highly recommended!

2 months ago

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Great staff. Clean office. Dr. Cho his gentle and explains everything well. You actually won't mind going to the dentist!

2 months ago

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As always I have the best experience at my dentists office!! Thank you 😊

Anthony Delos Santos

4 months ago

Finally, Honest Dentist in La Habra, CA

Very friendly and welcoming staff during my visit, Dr. Cho addressed all my issues and concerns in a professional manner.

Claud Collins

3 months ago

Excellent Staff

Best dentist around I have been going to this dentist for about 25 years or more they have a great staff to.thanks for being so helpful

Lindsay Weatherford

8 months ago

Thank you Dr. Cho!

Dr. Cho has been my dentist for about a year, after my family and I relocated to the area last year. Very recently I experienced tremendous tooth pain in one of my back molars. I called the office a...

Veronica Ramírez

5 months ago

Great Office!

New patient for examination and cleaning: Arrived early 11:48 am for 12:00pm appointment, had paperwork filled out by 12:01, called to the back at 12:16. Had full x- rays, photographs -in my opinion unnecessary - and a panoramic x-ray - which was a bad image as the bottom half of the image was obstructed by the lead apron. The dentist exam included deep poking of gums to check for gum pockets, heavy hands noted toward the back teeth which resulted in bleeding - I brush and floss regularly and never bleed from flossing, however, dentist recommendation was “gum treatment, ” which is essentially a deep cleaning under local anesthesia in all 4 quadrants, this is not fully covered by the insurance, I was quoted $600 out of pocket. I declined stating “I will not pay that.” The regular cleaning was not performed as I declined the deep cleaning, no other option. Just felt like the deep cleaning should be reserved for people with symptomatic gum disease, including symptoms such as bleeding or red gums - both of which I do not experience. I’m definitely getting a second opinion and recommend always getting a second opinion if a dentist readily “recommends” a “gum treatment” on the very first visit, which may be unnecessary and lead to unwarranted invasive treatment with possible complications.

Alejandra Barquero

3 months ago

Dr. Cho is Awesome

I visited Dr.Cho’s office after reading amazing yelp reviews. I was extremely hesitant to make an appointment at first due to my bad history with other dentists but now I am so glad I did. The front...

John H.

7 days ago

We Love Dr. Cho

Great Dentist!

Lisa W., Patient

Great personal care

Dr. Kenneth Cho is a dentist that we trust. My family and I have been going to his office for 20+ years. He was the first dentist for both of my children (now collage age), and they still go to him. He can take care of every need for oral health including braces. No need to go from place to place, and everyone in the office is friendly and helpful.

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