Is dental disease preventable?

Dentist Gina Gonzalez, DDS, shares advice for parents on the best methods to help prevent your child from getting a dental disease
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Is dental disease preventable?

Dental decay is a preventable disease, and it is important to know that everyone gathers plaque after you brush and floss thoroughly, three or four hours later plaque forms again. Some children and adults are more susceptible because genetically their enamel is thinner. So those children need to work even harder at making sure that they are flossing, brushing, cleaning their tongue and rinsing with water after snacks that have sugar in them. Other children have stronger teeth and stronger enamel and they may not be affected as much. But we know if you floss before your brush and you do that regularly, that you can minimize or absolutely prevent decay if it is done thoroughly and routinely with very good habits.

Dentist Gina Gonzalez, DDS, shares advice for parents on the best methods to help prevent your child from getting a dental disease


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Dr. Gina Gonzalez, DDS has been interested in dental care most of her life. She started working as a dental assistant in high school.  After graduating, she pursued her career by attending the University of Southern California from which she earned a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in 1982.  She was involved in creating new standards for dental hygiene in Spain where she also developed a dental hygiene school.

Dr. Gina Gonzalez earned her doctorate of dental surgery from the USC School of Dentistry in 1991.  As a lifelong learner, Dr. Gonzalez continues to study preventive and esthetic dentistry at renowned educational institutions all over the United States.  Her certifications include CEREC technology and Invisalign.  In addition to providing superb dental services to patients in her office, she dedicates her knowledge and skill to many philanthropic projects in the community and worldwide.  Annually, she is involved in a dental mission to Guatemala in which she provides dental care to people who would go without it otherwise.  She also regularly serves the elderly in Southern California through the Oral Eldercare Program. Dr. Gina Gonzalez is part of the USC School of Dentistry Board of Directors and is a member of the American Dental Association and the California Dental Association.   

In her leisure time, she enjoys Salsa dancing, participating in the art of Krav Maga and entertaining her two wonderful daughters.

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