Long Beach & Newport Beach

DENTISTRY FAQs

All Smiles Dental

What is Dentistry?

Dentistry is the treatment and prevention of disorders and diseases of a patients teeth, gums, mouth, and jaw. Dentistry performed properly is necessary for complete oral health, and it has a significant impact on the health of a patient’s entire body.

What is a Dentist

A dentist is a specialist who has been trained to diagnose, treat, and prevent oral health problems. Dr. Abedini has completed many years of medical schooling in order to practice dentistry. After schooling, a dentist can receive either a DDS or DMD degree. DDS stands for Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and DMD stands for Doctor of Dental Medicine. Some doctors specialize in pediatric dentistry as well, which means that they work with children from infancy up through teenage years. There are other specializations that a dentist may go to school for:

Do I Need to See a Dentist Even if My Teeth Feel Fine?

It’s very important to schedule regular cleanings here at All Smiles Dental. Dr. Abedini recommends seeing you twice a year. There are many problems that can exist without us knowing. Not only can we identify problems before they become painful and expensive, but we can also help to keep your smile looking fantastic. We know how important it is to feel comfortable with your smile. This is why we offer many treatments to help improve patient aesthetics.

What’s a Dental Cleaning Like at All Smiles Dental?

Sixth month cleanings are recommended for proper oral hygiene. At All Smiles Dental, an appointment will include a full oral examination, oral cancer exam, professional x-rays to catch cavities, and a full cleaning by our amazing hygienists. Your cleaning will remove tartar, debris, and plaque from your mouth.

When Should I Change My Toothbrush?

Dr. Abedini recommends at least every three months. If you’re using an electronic toothbrush, make sure to check the recommendation of the type of toothbrush because you may not have to change the head of the brush often. If a patient has gum disease, Dr. Abedini recommends that you change your brush more often then every three months. Also, after brushing, it’s very important to wash and rinse your brush out with hot water. This will kill germs and bacteria and keep your toothbrush clean.

How Do I Know if I Have Gum Disease?

Dr. Abedini recommends at least every three months. If you’re using an electronic toothbrush, make sure to check the recommendation of the type of toothbrush because you may not have to change the head of the brush often. If a patient has gum disease, Dr. Abedini recommends that you change your brush more often then every three months. Also, after brushing, it’s very important to wash and rinse your brush out with hot water. This will kill germs and bacteria and keep your toothbrush clean.

Do You Accept Insurance?

Here at All Smiles Dental, we accept most insurance and PPO plans, but check with us. Please call our office for more information about insurance. Prior to calling, have your insurance information ready. Also, please plan to pay your co-pay or deductible portion at the time of service.

What Payment Methods Do You Accept?

For your convenience here at All Smiles Dental we accept cash, check, cashier’s checks, Visa, Master Card, Amex, and Discover. We also accept payments via Paypal and Venmo. If none of these payment methods suit your needs, we also provide payment plans through our office or third party financing through Care Credit. We also provide discounts for those able to pay in full at the time of service. If you have any more questions regarding payment methods, please give us a call our office and we’ll do our best to find the right solution for you.

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