The Rise of Cosmetic Dentistry
Before King Louis the 14th, people let their teeth rot until they fell out of their gums or went to the dentist to have them pulled but not replaced. But because Louis was plagued by dental problems his entire life and because he placed such a premium on appearance, French society took notice, still opting for extraction but willingly investing in attractive false teeth. Born with two teeth already in his mouth, Louis’ teeth were eventually pulled. As a result, he suffered large maxillary bone defect, which negatively affected his ability to communicate.
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Encourage your children to adopt good dental habits early in their lives. Doing so is not just a healthy decision for them, but can also be financially beneficial to you. Proper dental care and checkups could reduce the need for more expensive dental procedures further down the line.
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New patients of Dr. Fred Wong’s Glendora dental practice might be surprised by recommendations given to them regarding dental cleaning. At some dental offices, dental cleaning appointments are all created equal. But, at Blue Ocean Dentistry, during your initial exam, we may determine your dental health requires more frequent or even deeper cleaning than what other dentists and dental hygienists provide. For instance, you may need root planing or other periodontal measures in addition to a routine clean. On the other hand, if you floss and brush and carefully pursue preventative procedures, your teeth may require less intense dental intervention.
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Dr. Fred Wong and the staff at Blue Ocean Dentistry serve patients in and around their Glendora, California dental office. Located at 408 West Baseline Rd, Blue Ocean Dentistry is open Monday & Tuesday 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The office is closed on Saturday and Sundays, except by appointment. To confirm these hours during the COVID-19 pandemic, please call our office (626) 852-6999.
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