Dr. Chan’s Blog

Back-To-School Dental Care Advice For Parents.

According to the American Dental Association, more than one half of all children ages 5 to 9 years have at least on cavity or filling.  Keep up with regular dental exam and cleanings Keep good dental hygiene habits at home Brush before breakfast to save time. Choose fruits and vegetables for lunches Choose water over juice [...]

October 1st, 2015|Dr. Chan's Blog|

What are the benefits of digital dental x-rays?

What are the benefits of digital dental x-rays? Digital x-rays are one of the most wonderful advances in dental technology! We are super excited about our new Planmecca digital panorex unit. It has the most advanced technology to date. We have digital intra-oral sensors for regular x-rays and now we can take digital panorex x-rays [...]

March 12th, 2015|Dr. Chan's Blog|

Teething Tips

Give your baby a firm rubber teething ring to chew on. Avoid liquid-filled teething rings, or any plastic objects that might break. Gently rub the gums with a cool, wet washcloth, or (until the teeth are right near the surface) a clean finger. You may place the wet washcloth in the freezer first, but wash [...]

March 10th, 2015|Dr. Chan's Blog|

Dr. Chan and Dr. Ghaheri

Dr. Chan visited Dr. Bobby Ghaheri, an ENT physician and breast feeding medicine specialist in Portland, Oregon.  It was a wonderful visit to share about the field of tethered oral tissues.

February 20th, 2015|Dr. Chan's Blog|

Dr. Jean Chan and Dr. James Jesse

10 Things you Don't Know about Tongue Tie The medical term for tongue tie is"ankyloglossia" which literally means "anchored tongue." 1.  Tongue ties affect much more than breastfeeding.  Tongue ties can also affect jaw growth, proper positioning of teeth, and speech.   2.  Where the frenulum attaches at the floor of the mouth can have as [...]

March 21st, 2014|Dr. Chan's Blog|

Healthcare Reform

Covered California is California's health insurance marketplace, developed to comply with the federal Affordable Care Act. Dental benefits are one of the required health benefits for children. Families who need dental coverage for their children can shop for it on this website. The California Society of Pediatric Dentistry also has resources that would be informative [...]

October 22nd, 2013|Dr. Chan's Blog|

We have gone Digital!

Digital and dental x-rays   - Immediate viewing of the digital images on the computer as soon as they are taken. - Better communication and transfers of digital images when needed between offices. - Digital x-rays also reduce radiation 80-90% compared to the already low exposure of traditional dental x-rays. - Special kid size sensors [...]

September 5th, 2013|Dr. Chan's Blog|