Dr. Alvin is a Southern California Native who grew up in the SGV. He attended Cal-Poly Pomona and graduated with a degree in Finance, Real Estate & Law. His original plan was to attend law school and become an attorney. While he was prepping to apply to law school, he decided to explore other professional fields.
Upon shadowing his dentist, he felt inspired to become a dentist himself! Dr. Alvin is a graduate of the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with Dr. Rachel and their little girl, Naomi. He also enjoys cooking, photography, practicing Kung-Fu and computer gaming.
Dr. Rachel is a Michigan Native, but has called Southern California her home for the past 4 years. She attended Andrews University for her undergraduate studies and attended Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. Upon graduating, Dr. Rachel spent one year at the University of Michigan's General Practice Residency Program.
In this program, she had the opportunity to treat dental patients that required a hospital setting. She worked with patients such as individuals with special needs, head, and neck cancer patients and urgent care patients.
Approximately every three months, you should swap out your tooth brush for a fresh one. Misshapen bristles don’t provide as thorough of a cleaning and can result in more damage.
It may come as a shock that you should see your dentist so often! But, when you come in for a regular visit twice a year, or every six months, we’re able to track your progress and prevent any potential issues.
Children aren’t the only ones prone to cavities. Adults can benefit from cavity prevention measures if they are having issues maintaining their oral health. If cavities are something you struggle with, sealants may be able to offer protection at any age.
Eating mouth-healthy foods, avoiding bad habits like drinking and smoking, and more lifestyle behaviors can be reflected in your mouth. By maintaining a healthy and happy life, you’re more likely to show off a beautiful smile.
Unless our dentist has stated otherwise for your specific needs, you should always use fluoridated mouth products at home. This’ll help you keep strong teeth that can fend off daily wear and tear.
Think about how much your teeth go through in a day. By donning a mouthguard at night – or even during the day – you can defend your teeth against grinding, as well as other forms of tension.
We always talk about brushing our teeth, but a lot of oral health concerns are rooted in the gums. Flossing and paying attention to your periodontal health can spare you from needing restorative measures in the future.