Welcome to the office of Dr. Jeff D. Velasquez Long Beach Dentist (562) 247-4683 / (562) 424-9473
541 W. Willow St., Long Beach, Ca. 90806
Our Dental Office is dedicated in Providing Cosmetic Dentistry, Family/General Dentistry, Implant Dentistry, Root Canal Treatment, bruxism treatment, BRACES for all ages and Healthy Smiles to the community of Long Beach, CA. (562) 247-4683 / (562) 518-7288
We provide all types of Dentistry with personalized care by our own Dr. Jeff Velasquez, one of the finest, trusted and best Long Beach dentist you can find.
We are conveniently located on the Northeast corner of Willow St & Daisy Ave; across Chevron, Bank of America & Westland Realty
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In our office, your Dental Health and your Smile is our Goal and top priority. We are dedicated in providing you a personalized, gentle care and quality service everyone deserves with our experienced and knowledgeable staff. We accept different kinds of insurances including PPO, Cash and walk-in patients.
Insurance Information: >No Insurance? No problem, we accept Cash, Care Credit, Debit & Credit Cards >WE ACCEPT ALL INSURANCES except HMO & Dentical >When you don't see Dr. Velasquez on your insurance list of providers, it means we're out of network but we still accept your insurance. We send claims & paperworks on your behalf. Out of Network Providers doesn't mean you can't use your insurance. It doesn't mean you won't get any benefits from your plan either. In fact, most out of network Dental Offices do accept insurances. >Call our office when you have some questions regarding your INSURANCE.
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"Go to your Dentist regularly to prevent Dental Emergency."
And REMEMBER.... At Velasquez Dental, you are more than a patient. YoU are a FAMILY!
Frequently Asked Questions:
~BY YOUNG and ADULTS~
Is it necessary to come to the Dentist every 6 months? Yes, it is strongly recommended that everyone should go for a regular 6 months dental cleaning and check up to maintain good dental health. And your dentist can monitor oral health and catch any premature occurrence of cavity, gum problem and any infection in the mouth that can lead to a more expensive procedure in the future. Please check our oral hygiene page... Read on >>>>> How often should I brush and floss? Dr. Velasquez recommends brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing at least once a day after brushing at night. However, when you're in the process of an Orthodontic treatment you need to do some extra work in keeping your teeth clean. Use of waterpik everytime after eating and snacking, floss threader when flossing and proxabush are also recommended to patients who have braces and patients with periodontal problems.
~BY SENIORS~ Seniors have certain specific concerns and dental needs. These are the frequently asked questions at Jeff Velasquez DDS, Long Beach Dentist.
Why Do I suddenly have so many cavities? One of the most common causes of cavities on seniors is DRY MOUTH due to medications. Decreased salivary flow results to dry mouth hence increases the chances of getting cavities. Saliva neutralizes acid, help wash away food residues from eating, and also contains elements that helps repair early tooth damage and decay. Proper oral care, nutrition & regular dental check up is recommended. To read more please go to our newsletter on Frequently asked questions by Seniors to their Dentistarticle >>>>>>>>>
Why do I experience more & more teeth sensitivity? As we age, our teeth becomes more sensitive due to receding gums over time. Gum disease, grinding and wrong brushing techniques cause gum recession which can result to exposure of the roots of the teeth. All of these in turn causes sensitivity. We recommend using soft bristled toothbrush and certain toothpaste for sensitive teeth.
Am I at a higher RISK for oral Cancer as I grow older? Yes, oral cancer is a concern. Regular trips to the dentist facilitates early detection. Most importantly, when you are a smoker, heavy alcohol user or has family history of the disease, you are at a high risk. Please check the article of Oral Cancer awareness month.
Are Implants a better OPTION for my dentures? Implants are the best options replacing dentures and missing teeth. There are factors to consider whether a patient is a good candidate for implant. It depends on your age, health, bone amount & density and finances. Only your dentist and you can decide on your course of treatment. Please check our Implant page for more information. Read on >>>>>>
Do I still need dental check up even if I am wearing FULL Dentures? Yes, your dentures may become loose over time due to continuous recession of bone caused by stress of chewing. (That's why Implants are a better option) Dentures need regular reline and adjustment. Oral health doesn't only involve your teeth but your gums & surrounding tissues. For more information on dentures, please check our denture page >>>>>>