Dentistry for the whole family.
We like to see the whole family, no matter what generation.
As a full-service family dentistry practice in Irvine, we want to be a one-stop shop that caters to your entire family’s oral health needs. Drs. Ali and Shery are known for delivering world class care to patients of any age (baby to retired adult). In a single day’s work, we may perform a toddler’s first dental exam, consult with a teenager about orthodontic care, place porcelain veneers on a dull smile and recommend a tooth replacement option for a retiree.
Dental Check-Ups and Exams
Drs. Ali and Shery encourage people of all ages and stages of life to schedule regular dental check-ups and exams. Regular appointments are an important part of general dentistry because:
- Our hygienists have special instruments to clean the nooks and crannies that your toothbrush and floss cannot reach. Professional teeth cleaning helps to remove bacteria, plaque and tartar from the mouth before it leads to infection or disease.
- If there is a problem in your mouth, regular dental check-ups should catch it in its early stages, when it is more easily treatable. Putting off a dental exam and cleaning could cause a problem to advance to something more serious — eventually requiring extensive and expensive treatment.
We think that you and your family will enjoy visiting our office regularly! We like to build relationships with our patients and treat them as we would our own family members. Our entire staff works hard to ensure that you and your loved ones experience a comfortable, quick and stress-free visit every time we see you.
Our team knows that dental treatment can bring up nervous or anxious feelings. Some people put off going to the dentist for years because they feel so fearful of treatment. In order to accommodate these types of patients, our dentists offer sedation dentistry to minimize the stress and anxiety of dental treatment.
By administering sedation medications, Drs. Ali and Shery can help patients achieve a comfortable, completely relaxed state of mind while we attend to their dental needs. These medications are very safe and patients are pre-screened to make sure they can tolerate the medication without any problems. Usually, patients can respond to our verbal cues, but feel very relaxed. After treatment is complete, patients have little to no recollection of their appointment.
Sedation dentistry is an option for anyone that experiences dental anxiety, has special needs or requires extensive dental treatment in one sitting (such as a root canal or the restoration of dental implants). If you have put off necessary dental care because of fear or anxiety, our team wants to help. Please contact our office and inquire about your sedation dentistry options.
Attentive Dental Care for Every Stage of Life
Dr. Shery Mansouri has a deep understanding of how dental care requirements vary throughout different stages of life. Read on to learn more from trusterd Irvine family dentist Dr. Mansouri.
Seven percent of preterm, low-birth-weight babies are due to periodontal disease. If you are thinking of getting pregnant, it is ideal that you visit your dentist before conceiving. This allows all necessary dental work to be completed before you become pregnant, and it lowers the risk of a dental emergency during your pregnancy.
Do you know how pregnancy relates to your overall and dental health? It’s quite simple to care for yourself and your unborn child so long as you are aware of what needs to be done. Caring for your teeth, and taking specific vitamins/foods can ensure healthy teeth for you and the child as well as healthy bones for you as a mother! Speak with your dental care provider regarding the best way to care for yourself specifically.
One of Dr. Shery’s priorities is educating local obstetricians and gynecologists about how pregnancy affects expectant mothers’ teeth and the teeth of their babies. She holds quarterly complimentary seminars to discuss dental health during pregnancy and share valuable expertise with the women that need it.
When is it appropriate to bring a child in for their first dental visit? If this is your first child, we recommend a consultation for the parent once the first tooth is present. The purpose is to educate the parent on proper oral care and hygiene. The next recommended visit is once the child is 2 to 3 years old. We have a “Happy Visit” in which we “count teeth.” It allows children to have a positive experience at the dentist by watching a cartoon, while we examine their teeth. Sometimes the child can get their first cleaning at this visit. They get to choose a toy once we are done, and there is nothing but smiles. This allows the dentist to examine for cavities in a non-threatening setting for the child. In turn, children are less likely to be apprehensive toward future dental appointments or treatment.
Children & Teenagers:
The state of California now requires a dental clearance for all kindergartners attending public schools.
When should your child consider orthodontics? The ideal time to have an orthodontic consultation is between the ages of 9 and 11. Every case is unique, however, so a dental consultation is recommended for your child.
Recommended fluoride levels for your child:
Thanks to modern technology and equipment, we are able to save teeth, preventing tooth loss. There is no longer a need for dentures should a patient choose to be proactive in their dental care. We recommend dental cleanings every six months and X-rays once per year, unless otherwise suggested.
Schedule an Appointment at Our Practice
To schedule an appointment for a teeth cleaning or other dental service, or to learn more about our Irvine family dentistry practice, please call (949)748-7373 or email Serene Dental today.
MON: 9am - 5pm
TUES: 9am - 6pm
WED: 9am - 5pm
THURS: 8am - 5pm
FRI: By appointment only with specialist