Frequently Asked Questions
We want your child to have the best treatment available, and we know you have a lot of questions concerning the best way to care for your child’s teeth. Here are some of our most frequently asked questions:
Teeth should be brushed at least twice a day. After breakfast and before bed are the ideal times to brush.
Starting at birth, clean your child’s gums with a soft cloth and water.
As soon as your child’s teeth erupt, brush them with a soft-bristled toothbrush.
Age 3 years and above: use a pea-size amount of fluorinated toothpaste. Most children can spit out the toothpaste after 3 years old.
Fun Fact: most kids do not do a thorough enough job brushing their teeth until the age of 8. Help is always best!
Flossing removes plaque between teeth and under the gum line where a toothbrush can’t reach.
Flossing should begin when any two teeth touch.
Floss your child’s teeth daily until he or she can do it alone.
Preventive Dental Exams:
We like to see most children every 6 months for a re-care visit which includes a checkup and a cleaning. If children are at high risk for cavities or tend to accumulate plaque and tartar quickly, we may recommend more frequent visits.
WHERE IS THE CLINIC LOCATED?
Our office address is 22554 Ventura Blvd. We are located between Shoup and Fallbrook Avenues, on the southeast corner of Sale Ave. and Ventura Blvd.
WHERE SHOULD I PARK?
Turn onto Sale Ave from Ventura Blvd. There is free parking behind the building.
WHAT ARE YOUR HOURS?
Wednesday 9am – 5pm
Thursday 9am- 5pm
Friday 10am – 4:30pm
Saturday 9am – 2pm
Hours vary during the holidays
Yes we are always accepting new patients, please call our office to make an appointment today? 818.224.2970.
We accept most dental PPO insurance plans and Dentical. Please contact our office if you have any questions regarding your insurance plan. If you have dental insurance, we will attempt to determine your percentage and you will be responsible to pay your portion at the time of your child’s visit so please bring all insurance information.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
For extensive dental care or orthodontics, we now offer contractual agreements and extended payments, which can be arranged with a starting payment the day of treatment.
We reserve certain blocks of time to spend with each of our patients. We kindly ask for at least 24 hours notice to make changes or to cancel an appointment in order to accommodate someone else if need be. If proper notice is not given you will be subject to a $75 fee. In the event of an emergency we can always be accommodating.
Dental injury can be painful and frightening and can include soft tissue cuts and chipped, fractured, dislodged or knocked out teeth. Emergency dental care may be required for painful toothaches, dental infections/abscesses, and mouth ulcerations. We are here to relieve your child’s discomfort. Please contact us if you feel your child has a dental emergency.
During office hours call the office at (818) 224-2970 and we will do our best to accommodate you. After office hours please call (818) 224-2970 and press the “1” button during the voicemail message. The office manager will be contacted.