Innovative Smiles
1042 E Wardlow Road, Long Beach, CA 90807

Preventive Dentistry

Dentist Long Beach 9 Preventive Dentistry


Innovative Dentistry is dedicated to preventive dentistry for your whole family. That means that we want to work with you and every member so that they understand their part in keeping down dental bills (regardless of whether some of this is covered by insurance). If we all work together at this, they should understand, there will also be far less pain from cavities, gum disease, or lost teeth that need to be replaced


Oral health education should start at the earliest age. Children’s baby teeth begin erupting in 6-12 months until age three, so it is important to teach them basic brushing and flossing. They should see Dr. Jesmine as the doctor who helps them avoid pain in the mouth. As they get older, you and she can explain that constantly eating or drinking sweets without brushing right away will cause the teeth and gums to become infected by the sticky bacterial film called plaque. Make it fun for the whole family to brush and floss at the beginning and end of each day.
You can also help everyone keep their mouths healthy by serving meals that emphasize healthy fats, proteins, and complex carbohydrates like whole grains, seeds, nuts, beans, and peas. Simple carbs like white sugar and white flour quickly turn into an acid that eats away tooth enamel and attracts oral bacteria which infect the gums. Eventually, this can result in teeth becoming loose and either falling out or needing to be extracted (the ultimate mouth ouch!).

To take personal efforts at keeping teeth and gums healthy to another preventive level, every member of the family should have our dental hygienist do a professional cleaning twice a year (serious problems can develop in just six months). Likewise, Dr. Jesmine should conduct a full dental exam for each person twice a year, far beyond what the hygienist can address. In some cases, a digital x-ray will be needed to make sure there are not hidden cavities or an infection in the jawbone.


If members of your family are having trouble keeping their teeth and gums healthy, it’s time for a full exam and update and what they need to do to improve, such as adding an electric toothbrush, a water flosser, a small bristle brushing for tight places, or a dental-level mouthwash.


Patient Testimonials

“Great Dentist and nice brand new dental clinic 🙂 Next door is also tax office so I try to combine both appointments to have both important things done at the same time. It's also convenient located and lots of parking!”

\ AirbnbAssistantCOM. (Google)

“Very clean and modern facility. Doctors and staff are helpful and attentive. Thank you!”

\ Justin F. (Google)

“The procedure was such a breeze and they were so right. From the surgeon to the assistant I can’t recommend this place enough to calm all your nerves and dental anxiety.”

\ Charisma B. (Google)

"Jeanine and the staff were very helpful and patient with me! The atmosphere here is very peaceful and relaxing, which really helped me with my dental anxiety."

\ Kelly M. (Google)


If you are ready to experience the Innovative Smiles difference, call to schedule an appointment today. Our skilled team is eager to craft the smile of your dreams.

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