By Jerry A. Johnson, D.D.S.
September 21, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Family Dentist  

According to the American Dental Association, your oral health significantly impacts your overall health, including your emotional health. So even if you and your family practice proper oral hygiene, regular dental visits to a trusted dentist like Dr. Jerry Johnson of Jerry A. Johnson, D.D.S. here in Pasadena, CA, are crucial for maintaining good oral health. To help you in choosing the perfect dentist for your family, consider the following:

The Dentist’s Training and Credentials

Although all dentists initially train in dental school for their profession, it is the minimum stage of training they require to be licensed. In this light, look for a dentist who prioritizes and engages in continuing dental education. This is crucial because new or modern dental procedures and techniques are always coming up in the field of dentistry.

The Dentist’s Experience and Expertise

Another vital factor in searching for the right dentist, like your friendly dentist in Pasadena, is knowing the extent of their dental treatment capabilities. They must be able to treat various oral health issues to guarantee that you and your family are well taken care of. Likewise, they should be able to provide a wide range of dental services. Some types of dental care services you should consider checking are:

  • Family dentistry
  • Tooth extractions
  • Preventive dentistry
  • Cosmetic dentistry
  • Tooth decay treatment
  • Gum disease treatment

The Environment or Atmosphere of The Dental Clinic

Most children tend to feel uneasy or nervous when attending a dental appointment. This is why it’s important that your dentist’s clinic in Pasadena, CA, has a warm and inviting atmosphere, as well as an amiable staff. This is to ensure that you and the rest of your family will be at ease before, during, and after treatment. You must also examine the clinic’s cleanliness and inquire about the sterilization protocols in place.

Reviews and Testimonials from Patients They’ve Treated

Testimonials and reviews presented by different people who have been treated by your prospective dentist is a vital factor to consider. These will provide you valuable input into how the dentist operates.

Personality and Qualities

Apart from the fact that your Pasadena dentist should be proficient and have ample experience, you must also take their personality and attitude into account. They must possess qualities such as the following:

  • Easy to speak with
  • Detail-oriented
  • Compassionate
  • Communicates effectively
  • Trustworthy
  • Loves their work

These qualities are important because you need to be comfortable with your dentist and trust that he’ll take care of your family’s oral health.

To Learn More About Our Family Dentistry Services, Don’t Hesitate to Reach Out to Us

Call 626-798-7896 to set an appointment with Dr. Jerry Johnson here at Jerry A. Johnson, D.D.S. in Pasadena, CA.

By Jerry A. Johnson, D.D.S.
May 08, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Home Oral Care  

Look good and feel great—these are the basic benefits of a healthy smile. In San Gabriel Valley, CA, your dentist, Dr. Jerry Johnson, helps all his patients with outstanding in-office care. He also supports their at-home care with tips and education to prevent gum disease, decay, and other oral health problems. Learn more here.

At-home oral care

It's simple, but it does take some thought and time. Overall, you're trying to protect and beautify your smile, including the teeth, gums, and other soft oral tissues.

Your San Gabriel Valley dentist recommends:

  • Twice a day brushing using a soft-bristled toothbrush which is in good condition. Be sure to cover all your tooth surfaces.
  • Once a day flossing. Flossing around each tooth captures much of the plaque your toothbrush can't get at.
  • Using an anti-plaque or fluoride mouthwash for extra protection against gum disease and cavities. Ask Dr. Johnson or your hygienist which one is right for you.
  • Cutting out the sugary foods and snacking habits. Both encourage tooth decay.
  • Being aware of what's happening in your mouth. If you have a toothache, feel a lump or have a sore which just won't heal, call Dr. Johnson.
  • Stopping tobacco and excessive alcohol consumption. Both encourage tooth decay and periodontal disease. Plus, oral cancer can be traced to both of these bad habits.
  • Choosing and using a fluoridated toothpaste to harden enamel. Drink plenty of fluoridated water, and ask Dr. Johnson about topically-applied fluoride varnishes.
  • Staying well-hydrated. Water intake increases your production of saliva. Saliva removes food residues, starts the digestive process, and suppresses harmful bacteria in the mouth.
  • Protecting your smile with a bite guard if you clench or grind your teeth. The crushing pressures of bruxism wear, and can even crack, your enamel, causing pain and allowing bacteria to infiltrate tooth surfaces.

Together, we can do it all

Your best smile begins with daily oral care. In his San Gabriel Valley, CA, office, Dr. Jerry Johnson and his capable staff follow up with excellent preventive, restorative, and cosmetic care. Contact us with any concerns you may have: (626) 798-7896.

By Jerry A. Johnson, D.D.S.
March 10, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Bridges   dental crowns  

Crowns and bridges can do so many things for your smile. Together, they restore your smile by securely anchoring artificial teeth in place. With your smile restored, they also help restore biting and chewing functions and reduce strain on surrounding teeth. Dr. Jerry Johnson is your Pasadena dentist for crowns and bridges.

How Crowns and Bridges Work

Crowns and bridges make it possible to fill the gaps in your smile by replacing missing teeth with artificial ones. The bridge contains artificial teeth called pontics for filling in the gaps where teeth are missing. Crowns are protective caps that fit over existing teeth or implants and can be used to anchor a dental bridge in place. A crown is positioned at each end of the bridge. The crowns fit over an existing tooth on either side of the gap to hold the bridge in place.

Benefits of Crowns and Bridges

Crowns and bridges restore your smile by eliminating the gaps caused by missing teeth. And since bridges are secured with crowns, they offer the benefit of remaining securely in place and you do not have to worry about it slipping out of place when eating or speaking as you might with a denture.

Several other benefits result from filling the gaps in your smile with crowns and bridges. When teeth are missing, the remaining teeth can endure added strain and become worn down faster. Further, gaps from missing teeth can alter the way you speak by causing the tongue to slip into the gaps when speaking. In addition to restoring your smile, filling in the gaps with crowns and bridges can address all of these concerns.

Crowns and bridges can restore your smile and resolve many of the problems associated with having missing teeth, such as alleviating the increased strain on surrounding teeth. To find out if crowns and bridges are the right option for restoring your smile, schedule an appointment with Dr. Johnson, your Pasadena dentist, by calling the office at (626) 798-7896. In addition to serving the Pasadena area, Dr. Johnson also serves Altadena, Monrovia, Sierra Madre, and the San Gabriel Valley.

By Jerry A. Johnson, D.D.S.
March 06, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

A dental implant offers more than a new tooth. Discover the benefits of this treatment.

Are you interested in receiving dental implants? Many adults who are looking to replace missing teeth turn to our Pasadena, CA, dentist, Dr. Jerry Johnson, for this treatment for a number of reasons. Here are just some of the unique benefits that dental implants offer:

A lifelong restoration

One of the biggest factors that goes into determining the best tooth replacement option for a patient is the longevity of a false tooth. The implant itself is made from titanium, an incredibly strong and long-lasting metal. This means that once the implant is placed and the restoration is complete, a patient could end up having this tooth for the rest of their life without ever needing to replace it.

A durable tooth that mimics natural teeth

You’re going to be hard-pressed to find another tooth replacement option that comes as close to real teeth as a dental implant. After all, once the post is placed into the jawbone, it naturally fuses together with bone and tissue, effectively replacing the absent tooth roots. This is the success behind implants and why they last so long.

Prevent bone loss

One of the major issues associated with tooth loss is that jawbone deterioration isn’t far behind. Once teeth fall out or are extracted, the jawbone no longer receives the stimulation that it needs from each tooth root. As a result, the bone begins to lose density. Significant bone loss can occur in just the first year of tooth loss, which is why patients missing one or more permanent teeth should turn to our Pasadena, CA, dentist for consultation and treatment as soon as possible. The implant will stimulate the jawbone in the same way as real tooth roots, preventing the bone from breaking down.

Interested? Give us a call

Do you have questions about dental implants? Want to find out if you are a good candidate for this popular restoration? Our Pasadena, CA, general dentist and his team can answer all of your questions and determine if implants are right for you. Schedule a consultation with us by calling (626) 798-7896.

By Jerry A. Johnson, D.D.S.
December 02, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Cosmetic Dentistry  

If you're feeling self-conscious about your smile, there is no reason to frown—the path to a perfect smile is just an appointment away! Herecosmetic dentistry at the Pasadena office of Jerry A. Johnson, DDS, we offer several different cosmetic dentistry procedures, so whether your concern is staining, crookedness, or physical damage, there is sure to be a solution that will leave you grinning. Read on to learn a few of our most popular options:

Dental Bonding

If you have cracks, chips, or gaps in your teeth, dental bonding from our Pasadena office can restore your teeth in both appearance and function. Your dentist will use a custom-colored, natural-appearing, composite material to fill in or conceal any imperfections. The composite will be cured under a special light, making it a permanent and strong solution.

Whitening

When over-the-counter whitening gels and strips aren't enough to reduce staining and yellowing of your teeth, a professional whitening from our Pasadena office can take brightening your smile to the next level. Dr. Jerry Johnson uses bleaching treatments with higher levels of peroxide, providing longer-lasting and more noticeable results.

Veneers

If the idea of braces for your crooked or unevenly spaced teeth is unappealing, veneers are a great alternative. At our Pasadena office, Dr. Jerry Johnson will adhere flawless ceramic veneers to the surface of your blemished teeth for a bright, symmetrical smile.

Dental Implants

If your teeth are extremely damaged or even missing, you may find dental implants are a good choice. Using a post secured into your jawbone, a dental implant holds an artificial tooth so that your smile is full and attractive. Dental implants are sturdy and permanent, making for a natural look and feel.

Interested? Give Us a Call

Call Dr. Jerry Johnson in Pasadena today at (626) 798-7896 to ask about all of our cosmetic dentistry options.





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