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PREVENTIVE DENTAL CARE

Preventive dental care is important throughout your life, no matter your age. By practicing good oral hygiene at home and scheduling regular checkups with your dentist, you can help keep your smile bright and healthy for many years to come.

How to prevent the accumulation  of plaque and cavities?
  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Use fluoride toothpaste to remove food particles and plaque from the tooth surfaces. Also be sure to brush the top surface of your tongue; this will remove any extra plaque-causing food particles, and help keep your breath fresh!
  • Clean between your teeth by flossing at least once a day. You can also use a mouthwash to help kill bacteria and freshen your breath. Decay-causing bacteria can linger between teeth where toothbrush bristles can’t reach. Floss and mouthwash will help remove plaque and food particles from between the teeth and under the gum line.
  • Eat a balanced diet, and try to avoid extra-sugary treats. Nutritious foods such as raw vegetables, plain yogurt, cheese, or fruit can help keep your smile healthy.
  • Remember to schedule regular checkups with your dentist every six months for a professional teeth cleaning.
  • Ask your dentist about dental sealants, protective plastic coatings that can be applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth where decay often starts.
  • If you play sports, be sure to ask your dentist about special mouth guards designed to protect your smile. If it’s been six months since your last dental checkup, then it’s time to contact our practice and schedule your next appointment!
Brushing  Instructions

BRUSHING: STEP 1

Place your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to your gum.

BRUSHING: STEP 2

Brush gently in a circular motion.

BRUSHING: STEP 3

Brush the outer, inner, and chewing surfaces of each tooth.

BRUSHING: STEP 4

Use the tip of your brush for the inner surface of your front teeth.

Flossing  Instructions

FLOSSING: STEP 1

Wind about 18 inches of floss around your fingers as shown. Most of it should be wrapped around one finger, and the other finger takes it up as the floss is used.

FLOSSING: STEP 2

Use your thumbs and forefingers to guide about one inch of floss between your teeth.

FLOSSING: STEP 3

Holding the floss tightly, gently saw it between your teeth. Then curve the floss into a C-shape against one tooth and gently slide it beneath your gums.

FLOSSING: STEP 4

Slide the floss up and down, repeating for each tooth.

MEET OUR DENTIST

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DR.GIL DECHAVEZ

Dr. Gil Dechavez obtained his first dental degree from the University of the East in the Philippines in 1984. He practiced dentistry in the Philippines until he moved to the United States in 1985. In Queens, he operated a crown and bridge dental laboratory in Queens that served the Tri-state area. He continuously managed the laboratory even while attending New York University College of Dentistry and doing an extended hospital rotation at St. Vincent Catholic Medical Centers.

After obtaining his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from New York University in 2002, he practiced dentistry in Manhattan for several years. Now, Dr. Dechavez draws from more than 20 years worth of experience in prestigious institutions and working alongside other talented dentists to provide quality care and aesthetic work to his patients. He and his dedicated staff are committed to serving you

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Dr. Dechavez recommends that patients remove their aligner and rinse it with warm water on a daily basis. You may also want to brush them with a soft toothbrush.

For most patients living in the Elmhurst NY area, the procedure takes around twelve months. The exact timeframe will depend on your situation, and only Dr. Dechavez can tell you how long they will need to be worn. out a new aligner. Overall, the treatment time can be less than with metal braces. This is in part because you don’t have to schedule appointments to keep your teeth moving. Simply pull out a new aligner.

Unlike wearing traditional braces, Invisalign won’t make a major impact on your quality of life. Since the aligners are clear, it won’t impact your appearance. Additionally, since they only need to be worn for 22 hours a day, they will not interfere with eating. This is a huge advantage because you can eat your favorite plate of ribs, go out for a romantic date, or eat a caramel apple without worrying about something becoming stuck in your teeth or a wire being pulled out of place. This time also allows you to take the aligner out when having an important conversation or making a presentation at work. Overall, this is a convenient way to straighten your teeth and provides the maximum level of flexibility. Some people are concerned about whether or not wearing an aligner will impact their speech. Most of our Elmhurst patients tell us that they have to get used to wearing aligners after the first couple of days. Sometimes, patients have a slight lisp which goes away once they become used to speaking while wearing them. This is standard with any orthodontic procedure but fortunately; most people can speak normally within a couple of days.

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Luis Vargas
Luis Vargas
2024-03-28
Great dental service everybody’s very attentive great experience
Paul Fabro
Paul Fabro
2024-03-26
Good service. Hygene appointments are ideal once in a while.
Christopher Tamayo
Christopher Tamayo
2024-03-22
10/10 was scared to see an dentist before but now I dont mind coming here at all they made it easy and less pain.
Holguer Acosta
Holguer Acosta
2024-03-19
I just want to tell you that I was happy with the service and let you know that everyone was nice
mel
mel
2024-03-16
Dr. Chavez is very thorough and I appreciate his concern with his patients.
Rodrigo Gamboa
Rodrigo Gamboa
2024-03-10
All staff are very friendly and helpful they are very nice to their clients... Special doctor Gil DeChavez