We at Park West Dental Group are committed to more than just caring for your teeth, we are committed to educating you to care for your teeth, you do after all, spend a lot more time with them than we do. We work to provide our patients with both the knowledge and the tools needed to care for their teeth. The links below offer invaluable information to maintain good oral hygiene.
We hope that you find the sites below useful and informative. Our dentists, Dr. Shaw, Dr. Bierman, Dr. Ma, and Dr. Crow are happy to answer any questions about the information you find.
Associations that we support include:
American Dental Association
The ADA is a professional association consisting of the largest number of dentists in one organization with one goal, your oral health. With regular teaching and learning efforts, dentist's are able to communicate and update on new information, techniques, and tools. The ADA website offers a wealth of information for patients, and helps them better understand procedures and why oral healthcare is so important.
San Diego Dental Society
The San Diego County Dental Society organized over one hundred years ago. Representing dentists in the San Diego and Imperial Counties, this group is also the local arm of the California and American Dental Associations.
California Dental Association
The California Dental Association (CDA) is a community of dentists. Together, we are committed to educating and enhancing the professional rhetoric of our members. We serve over 25,000 of the best and brightest doctors that dentistry has to offer. We know that together, we champion better oral health care for all Californians.
Academy of General Dentistry
Academy of General Dentistry is the second largest dental association. We like their site because their site is specially designed for the general public. Their site, called Know Your Teeth, contains information easily accessible for patients along with a comprehensive glossary of dental terms.
American Dental Hygienists' Association
The ADHA is an association that represents over 120,000 dental hygienists across the country. With valuable oral health care information, we recommend reading up on the importance and proper techniques for brushing and flossing.
Dental tools that will help include:
Consumer Guide to Dentistry
This valuable tool is designed to help patients understand treatments and procedures that our dentists have discussed with you.
Invisalign® is an alternative to traditional metal braces. Using a series of removable, clear plastic aligners, we can straighten your teeth in a way that is nearly invisible.
Philips Zoom! Whitening
Phillips Zoom! Whitening is drastically whiten your teeth in an in-office procedure taking about one hour.
Philips Oral Healthcare's BriteSmile
BriteSmile's is a quick and effective whitening system that gently delivers a naturally brilliant smile
Two types of Spin Brushes that we recommend include:
Tools for Pediatric Dentistry include:
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
We recommend this site for parent, it contains answers to your frequently asked questions about your baby and child's dental care.
Colgate Kids' World
Colgate has designed games and activities to help kids learn about the importance of oral health care.
Mouth Healthy for Kids
This ADA website contains animations and games for children and teaching them tips and techniques for caring for their teeth.
Washington Dental Service Baby Portal
Website dedicated to providing oral health care tips for infants and young children.
Provides various articles on how to ensure your baby grows up with healthy, strong teeth.
We are happy to discuss all of these resources with you. Contact one of our dentists for more information. We are here to serve you. (619) 297-2954
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