Dr. John Chaves
Dr. John Chaves
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The first toothbrush ever was made in China in 1000 A.D. Its handle was made of ivory with bristles fashioned from horse’s mane. It was quite expensive back then. Today we enjoy the use of nylon brushes which come in more budget-friendly prices.

Toothbrushes come in various designs such as angled heads, oscillating tufts, and those that change color after a certain period of using it. No scientific study says that any of these designs work better than the rest in cleaning the teeth and removing plaque. The sad truth is that some people just don’t brush their teeth in the most ideal way, often brushing for less than a minute. The optimal technique in brushing your teeth is two to three minutes, using a soft, nylon toothbrush with a long, wide handle and a head that’s about 1” by ½” so that areas off the mouth are easily accessed. The toothbrush bristles should be round-ended so that the gums wouldn’t be injured. Be sure to brush twice a day, after every meal. Be sure to brush your teeth while placing the brush at 45 degree angle and gently brushing outside the teeth, inside the tooth, your tongue, and especially brush on chewing surfaces and between teeth.

Another type of toothbrush is the electric toothbrush, which doesn’t really work much better than manual toothbrushes. This type of toothbrush does entice more people to brush more often. Its buzzing sound and the tingle of it against the teeth encourages its users. It is recommended for people who are injured, disabled, and the elderly who are usually rendered with limited manual dexterity. The electric toothbrush is advantageous because it can cover more area faster but it should be noted that its batteries need to be recharged for 10-45 minutes and should be cleaned daily. Electric toothbrushes cost about $30 to $99.

When using an electric toothbrush for the first time, gum-bleeding should be expected. Bleeding will cease when you learn the proper control and your gums become healthier. Gently navigate the head on your teeth in a slow motion. Just let its bristles do the job. Children under the age of ten should use electric toothbrushes under adult supervision.

Be sure to change your toothbrush or toothbrush head (in electric toothbrushes) every three to four months. Sick people should change their toothbrushes after recovery.

Finally, regular dental check-up, cleaning, and flossing ensure that your gums and teeth are strong and healthy.

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

appointment@cosmeticdentalservices.com



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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