Gentle Care Family Dentistry
Elvie Nathanson, DMD
Dentist located in Chula Vista, CA
Regular dental cleaning and prevention checkups are a critical part of good oral health. Dr. Nathanson relies on advanced diagnostic and preventive procedures to help her patients in and around Chula Vista, CA, maintain the healthiest teeth and gums possible.
Cleaning Q & A
Why is preventive dental care important?
Preventive care can help you reduce your risk of developing tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth loss. When decay or disease is already occurring, preventive care can help ensure the right steps are taken to manage the issues and avoid further damage.
What does preventive dental care include?
The cornerstone of preventive dental care is the dental checkup. During a checkup, your teeth and gums will be evaluated for signs of decay or other damage, x-rays may be taken to look for damage inside your teeth, and your teeth and the gums around them will be cleaned of plaque and tartar. Fluoride treatments and sealants may also be applied, and Dr. Nathanson will also look for any signs of oral cancer. During your exam, you should tell Dr. Nathanson about any medications you're taking as well as any health conditions you have, such as diabetes or heart disease. Once your exam is complete, Dr. Nathanson will discuss her findings as well as the need for fillings or other care and can provide you with advice on how to properly care for your teeth and gums at home until your next exam.
What does a cleaning do?
A dental cleaning helps remove plaque and tartar that can cause tooth decay and gum disease and provide places for harmful bacteria to lodge. Regular cleanings are an important part of ensuring your teeth and gums stay healthy.
How often should I have my teeth cleaned?
You should have them cleaned each time you see Dr. Nathanson for a checkup. The American Dental Association says patients should see their dentist every six months for optimal oral health.
Are x-rays dangerous?
Dental x-rays provide important information about the health of your teeth that can be gleaned from an exam. Dr. Nathanson uses digital x-rays which use a very small amount of radiation so patients don't need to worry about any risks of radiation exposure.
Major Insurance Providers Accepted
Gentle Care Chula Vista accepts all PPO Insurance plans. If you do not see your insurance listed below or have any questions, please contact our office directly.
Words from our patients
"You have got to try Dr. Nathanson. She is very gentle, caring, and very thorough. The only dentist I will go to!"
"No waiting, I love that! This is what I have come to expect from Dr. Nathanson as I have been seeing her since 2006."
“I had a very pleasant experience during my last visit. The care I was given was second to none. The staff was courteous and professional.”
“I received great care. I felt comfortable and relaxed, the staff were friendly, and my procedure went better than I anticipated (gentle, comfortable and fast).”
“This is the best Dentist around. The office staff is very professional, caring and handles procedures that would have taken much longer with my past dentist. "
“I recently went to Gentle Care Family Dentistry and had a Cerec crown down in one visit. It was amazing! I had no pain at all and felt very comfortable."
"Dr. Nathanson is the best dentist I have ever had."