Villa Park Dental Center Knowledgebase

Dentistry Orange County

When looking for your dentist in Orange County, California; does your dental pro have 20-30 years of dedicated service to the Villa Park, Orange, Tustin, Anaheim Hills, Fullerton, Santa Ana, Brea, and even South Orange County like Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, and Laguna? Don't settle for less when it comes to your dental hygiene and oral health. There are plenty of cosmetic dentists, orthodontists, prosthodontists, and root canal specialists to choose from that can be greatly beneficial.

People often ask, "What makes a great dental office?" And this can be different for may different people. One patient's main concern may be to not feel any pain with any procedure. Another person may want the clinic to be very clean and modern. To yet another patient, it may be that they want to work with an experienced dentist who has a great "bedside manner." Whatever your reason for going to a dental practitioner, there are many online tools you can use to guage whether you have found the office for you.

Featured Orange County Dentists:

Dr. Pooneh SaboDr. Pooneh Sabo: "I believe in a holistic approach to dentistry. Not only does our dental care clinic utilize modern technology for our patients, but we also leave our patients with all-natural oral care products that promote strong teeth and healthy gums."

You can find Dr. Sabo's dental clinic at:

OC Dental Center - dentist Santa Ana
2700 S Bristol St, Santa Ana, CA 92704
(714) 966-9000

She also has a location near Villa Park in Fullerton:

OC Smile
1950 Sunny Crest Dr Ste 1100, Fullerton, CA 92835
(714) 441-1414

Finding Your Practice - Dental Insurances

One of the things you'll want to do before picking your practice, is make sure that the office accepts your dental insurance. Typically with your employer you will have either an HMO or a PPO plan. You can search Yelp for HMO providers or PPO providers like Delta Dental easily.

Typically a PPO will give you more options as to which DDS's you can visit. Some PPO insurances include Anthem, Blue Shield, and Humana. Then you will want to check to see if you get a certain amount of teeth cleanings per year and if you have already used that allowance up. Some insurances actually allow two teeth cleanings for free and then up to $2,000/year or more in dental work.

Go to the Dentist Regularly!

Another thing you will want to consider if you are afraid of pain when going to the dentist is to GO REGULARLY! The reason for this is that many people put off going to the dentist for years (even decades), and then what can happen is tooth decay or gum disease can be prevalent. When this happens, you may need more elaborate and bigger procedures done, which means longer recovery times. That's why many professionals recommend visiting your dental care office at least twice a year. WebMD's article on dental pain also provides some great insights on this.

Dr. William N. LangstaffDr. William N. Langstaff
"Thank you for taking the time to look at our services. You will enjoy the personal, quality attention we give our patients. You will love and appreciate how we use the latest hi-technology materials, advanced procedures, and our beautiful and comforting environment."

Orthodontic Center

Braces can be such an exciting time because you know that when you get them off, your teeth will be beautiful and straighter than ever! All you need to do is get the right orthodontist on your side and you can have a lifetime of a beautiful smile! It's also important that your orthodontic specialist goes over the difference between braces and Invisalign®.

Metal Braces Vs. Invisalign®

Metal braces are probably the most widely used orthodontic treatment. There are a variety of different types of metal braces, but usually they consist of metal brackets that hold a metal wire in place. Every time the metal wire is "tightened" by the orthodontist, the wire becomes straighter, causing your teeth to also become straighter. The pros of this method is that it is proven effective and it can fix most types of crooked teeth. The con is that some people think they are unsightly.

On the other hand, Invisalign® is a teeth straightening method that people love because it straightens your teeth using a clear retainer, so you can barely even see that you are wearing them. Usually your orthodontist will examine the straightness of your teeth then order multiple retainers that you will wear for different periods of time. Once your teeth get straighter from the current retainer, then he/she will give you the next retainer to wear, and so forth. More on how Invisalign® works here.

Smile Makers

What's the best way to get the smile you've always wanted? Keep up your dental hygiene so you don't need to undergo a root canal procedure.

Endodontics

Let's imagine that maybe you haven't actually taken care of your teeth that way you should have. Perhaps you weren't brushing twice a day, or even flossing. You may start to see a browning or discoloration of your tooth. This is when you'll want to go and visit your endodontic professional because he/she can get your mouth back into health again.

The Root Canal Procedure

Root canal treatment, if done by a professional, doesn't have to be as scary as some people make it out to be. A root canal may be needed when tooth decay reaches past the enamel and the dentin and reaches the pulp chamber, causing an infection. In the right hands of an experienced endodontist, he/she can get your teeth and gums to right standing again.

Our Mission

We just want to help people understand the different dental procedures and products that are available to them to get their best smile ever. We also may recommend certain dentistries that we deem to be ahead the industry that are doing great things in the dental industry.