Frequently Asked Questions
How many patients do you serve at Brian Y. Kuo DDS?
Brian Y. Kuo DDS is a local dentistry in Arcadia. We are a very clean dentistry that fits the privacy needs for every patient. We have been working up our business for a few years now. We get many patients from all over El Monte, Alhambra, Pasadena and many more places. We are never overbooked and would be glad to set a time to see you and look over your smile to make sure its beautiful and healthy.
What's the difference between a regular teeth cleaning and a deep cleaning?
A regular cleaning is designed for the maintenance of healthy gums. When a person brushes and flosses daily and gets their teeth cleaned on a regular basis, the bacteria and tartar build-up are minimal. When a person has not had their teeth professionally cleaned for a long period of time or when the person does not brush and floss on a regular basis that may require a deep cleaning. Usually when there is a large amount of tartar and bacteria under the gums. Dr.Brian Y. Kuo will determine which cleaning is right for you.
How often should I go see a dentist?
Everyone is different and some see the dentist more often than others. If you haven't gone to get a check up in years we recommend you come to our office to make sure there is no damage in your smile big or small. Sometimes you might not feel pain and feel your teeth are just fine. However, if you want to have a nice and healthy smile it's always a great idea to visit the dentist every 6 months. There's times where you might be developing a cavity or gingivitis and may not notice. If you visit the dentist early, you might prevent major pain, impact and save money and time in the long run.
What can I expect during a dental checkup?
There is nothing to worry about, going to the dentist can bring anxiety and here at Brian Y. Kuo DDS will bring no worries and little to no pain during your visit. We will ask about your recent medical history, examine your mouth and decide whether or not you need x-rays. We may also take a look at your gums for gum disease. Dr. Brian Y. Kuo will evaluate your overall dental health and conduct an oral cancer screening by holding your tongue with gauze, checking it and your whole mouth, then feeling your jaw and neck. Overall, you should expect to be completely comfortable since we are doing our best to make sure you have the healthiest smile there is.