Dr. John Chaves
Dr. John Chaves
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Plaque is the sticky substance that contains germs which amass on teeth. Plaque may be positioned in hard to reach places in the mouth and, if untreated, may lead to gum disease. Vigilant oral care like brushing your teeth and flossing daily will help in preventing plaque.

Brushing your teeth will clean the surfaces of the teeth and flossing will sweep the areas that are not accessible by the toothbrush. Floss is the ideal tool for removing plaque and other debris that adhere to the teeth; aside from polishing the teeth, floss also helps control bad breath.

There are different kinds of dental floss, namely:
  • Waxed - which slip easily in between teeth, but tears easily than unwaxed floss
  • Unwaxed – This is ideal in monitoring the progress of tooth flossing, but frays easily than waxed floss.
  • Regular / Thin
  • Wide / Dental Tape – is ideal for people with a lot of bridge work
Dental Floss may also be:
  • Bonded – bonded unwaxed floss does not fray as easily as regular unwaxed floss
  • Regular

They all work well depending on the needs of the person utilizing them. Flossing should be practiced at least once a day and should be done for at least two to three minutes.

Some people use toothpicks instead of dental floss. Toothpicks are effective if used sparingly but dental floss is the ideal choice for daily use.

Some people need to use a waterpick or irrigating device. Waterpicks are not an effective substitute for toothbrushes together with dental floss because waterpicks do not remove plaque. However, some cases may utilize waterpicks if afflicted with certain gum diseases. Solutions containing antibacterial agents like chlorhexidine or tetracycline, available through a dentist's prescription, can be added to the reservoir.

Flossing should not be taken lightly because it has many benefits. By making flossing your teeth a daily habit, you increase the chance of keeping your teeth for your whole lifetime, and decrease the chances for nasty periodontal or gum disease. Flossing also helps improve the blood circulation in the gums.

5312 Comercio Lane, Suite A
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Phone 818-999-2707
Fax 818-703-1998


Services and Practice Overview

With Dr. John Chaves, D.D.S., you will find a dental clinician who is reassuring, passionate and 100% dedicated to the best possible outcome for your teeth. If you are setting an appointment for a general cleaning or if you are in need of advanced procedures such as fillings, broken tooth repair, a root canal, dental implants, bonding, porcelain veneers, advanced whitening, crown or crowns, restoration assessment, Dr. Chaves can help. Make an appointment today or call 818-999-2707 right now. If after hours, call and leave your name and number and a good time to call you back.

Locations Served

Although the office is located near Canoga and Ventura Blvd in Woodland Hills, many patients travel a considerable distance to take advantage of the latest in high tech equipment and cutting edge sedation techniques. In addition to all of the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside counties. The office services many Ventura County suburbs as well. Clients have come as far as Atlanta and Alaska to have work performed by Dr. Chaves.

Why make an appointment today?

There are many good quality dentists and dental centers to choose from in and around the Southland and throughout California; many of which will offer a variety of sedation techniques to help you relax and do their best to create a painless environment for your dental work. Just about every dentist today can repair/fix a broken tooth using a variety of methods. Dr. John Chaves is one of these dentists. He has built his practice and has made a considerable investment by focusing on the creation of the highest comfort level possible (Cable TV, comfortable furniture, cutting edge sedation techniques) and a unique results oriented approach to dental care. You can choose to go to a dentist that is closest to where you live or you can make an appointment with Dr. Chaves and experience the very latest in dental techniques, dental technology and a staff that truly cares about you and your well being.
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