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232 N. Azusa Ave, Azusa, CA 91702 | Directions

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Patient Reviews

5.0 92 Google Reviews
I recommend this Dentist if you are This is by far the best dental care experience i have ever had. From the front desk to the doctor herself......very professional and humane and they didn't charge an arm and a leg too......Great dental outfit!!!
5.0 92 Google Reviews
They say the perfect dentist doesn’t exist; they’ve never been to Gentle Care Dentistry. Dr. Luu is the best dental practitioner around. Scared of the dentist? Dr. Luu is so good you won’t even know she’s started, she once extracted my molar in two minutes flat. Want comprehensive care? Dr. Luu doesn’t just cover up cavities as they appear, she looks at the whole picture and takes proactive steps to ensure that your teeth are going to be healthy for years to come. In addition to just being the best at what she does, Dr. Luu is constantly improving. She always has a new gadget to improve my experience at her office and my overall health; she attends conferences and stays on top of advancements in her field. All in all, I can brag about Dr. Luu all day, but it comes down to this: if your teeth are important to you but you’re afraid of the dentist, stop looking and come to Gentle Care Dentistry where you will be cared for like you’re one of Dr. Luu’s kids.
Zoila B. - 5 Star Review
5.0 92 Google Reviews
Coming to the Dentist is not fun for me, I have been coming to Dr Luu and let me tell you she is amazing. She treats you like family and her staff are super friendly. It is always a good experience when I come to her.❤️❤️
5.0 92 Google Reviews
After many different visits to many different doctors, and a raging fear of the dentist that was so bad we could barely get out of the car - this place is heaven. The staff is gentle, calm, funny, and willing to work with whatever fears you have. True professionals. Whether a dentist has hurt you in the past, it's been 10 years, or you can't stand the drilling - Gentle Care Dentistry will help.
They've been great about working in our budget, allowing payments, and helping keep our dental anxiety in check. I love this place.
5.0 92 Google Reviews
If I can give 10 stars I would! I have had root canals before and each one was just an awful experience - 2 to 3 hour procedures and would feel the on and off pain of the drilling. This place is amazing!!! Words cannot express how happy I was to get my root canal treated here - 45 minute root canal and did not feel a thing!!! I definitely recommend this dentist.
5.0 92 Google Reviews
I always dreaded smiling because my teeth were messed up. I never really went to the dentist. When I first came to this dentist I was nervous. After the work I got done I wanted to cry with happiness. I could smile again. She is not only caring and sweet but she takes her time. She did an amazing job and I'm so glad I chose this dentist.
5.0 92 Google Reviews
I decided to come to this dentistry because Dr. Luu specializes in safe amalgam removals. She and her staff are very professional and kind. I never wait long and the doctors procedures is very unique, she uses a anesthetic wand that is painless and not frightening like the big painful needle you typically get when getting anesthesia in your mouth. Dr. Luu and her staff always make sure I’m comfortable and I’m happy with the service I’ve been receiving. I would recommend them to my friends and family.
Eduardo R. - 5 Star Review
5.0 92 Google Reviews
Dr. Luu and her staff are absolutely awesome!!! Very professional and make the visits fun. I am new to the area and am very pleased to say that my family and I found a new family dentist for us. Thank you Dr. Luu and to your staff for all your help.
5.0 92 Google Reviews
Let me start off by saying they have the nicest staff and customer service of any dentistry I’ve come across. I chipped my tooth around 10pm and so I called them wanting to set up an appointment. Even though they were closed at the time by almost 4 hours they still managed to pick up the phone. Because it was an urgent repair they managed to fit me in after hours the NEXT DAY. When I went into the office they were just as nice in person as they were on the phone. They took my X-rays and fixed my tooth all in the same day for a reasonably inexpensive price. Making sure my tooth was as perfect as I wanted it to be the whole process was quick and painless. Thank you Gentle Care for making me feel comfortable.
Joe H. - 5 Star Review
5.0 92 Google Reviews
I have WHITE teeth again...finally, thanks to Dr. Luu and her great staff recommending CORE Whitening system to me! After needing a new Dentist for some major work on my teeth, I chose Gentle Care Dentistry and have been nothing but pleased since; definitely smiling now!
De. Luu, Joanna and Ruth are fantastic and caring and always make me feel comfortable and despite the major work done, I am fine and don’t feel any pain or discomfort afterwards.
I would highly recommend Gentle Care Dentistry and Dr. Luu to anyone looking for the best dentist possible and take advantage of the CORE Whitening system too!


Gentle dental care for kids near West Covina, CA creates healthy, beautiful smiles for life

Gentle Care Dentistry lives up to its name; Dr. Brianne Luu and her team provide comfortable care to even the youngest patients in a setting that feels like home. Kids Dental Care Near West Covina, CA at the Azusa office ideally starts early. Dr. Luu (or Dr. Brianne, as the kids call her) generally follows guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry; parents and caregivers are encouraged to schedule baby’s first visit as soon as a tooth comes in (or before his or her first birthday).

Generally, the central incisors in the lower jaw are the first teeth to appear. These flat, thin front teeth usually erupt after around six months. The upper front teeth are the next to erupt, typically a few months later when a baby is between 8 and 12 months old. A general estimate is around four teeth break through the gums every six months. By your child’s second or third birthday, all of these primary teeth should be visible. In another 12 to 24 months, as your child’s jaw and facial bones develop, spaces form between the baby teeth.

While baby teeth may not be permanent, they are still important. In addition to reserving space for their larger, counterparts.

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Primary teeth:

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  • Provide the structure that contributes to your child’s attractive appearance
  • Guide permanent teeth into proper position, avoiding misalignment or bite-related problems that may require orthodontic care
  • Aid in proper, clear pronunciation of words
  • Allow appropriate development of jawbones and muscles
  • Support the good nutrition that is critical to overall early childhood development
  • Position permanent teeth for lasting health

Early childhood caries, decay, and tooth loss make it difficult to chew comfortably. Children may reject certain foods and their nutritional needs may be compromised. Decayed or infected baby teeth can cause discoloration on the permanent teeth developing beneath them. Permanent teeth generally begin to appear after about six years. You may notice first molars or incisors before any other permanent teeth. Until around 12 years of age, your child’s mouth will have a mix of baby and permanent teeth. By the time he or she is a teenager, most of your child’s 28 teeth will have appeared. Wisdom teeth typically erupt between ages 17 to 21, for a total of 32 teeth.

Gentle Care Dentistry keeps teeth healthy and beautiful with proactive, friendly visits that are teaching opportunities for both parent/caregiver and child. When children are very young, visits are focused on getting them comfortable with Dr. Brianne, her staff, the office atmosphere, and the idea of going to the dentist! A comfortable child becomes an adult who is confident about keeping the six-month check-ups and cleanings necessary for lifelong health. Research has shown that negative experiences at the dentist’s office in early childhood is a key predictor of dental anxiety, fear, and phobia among adult patients. Dr. Brianne and the team love to use positive reinforcement, and reward fun toys for a great visit – and as a way for your children to look forward to seeing their friends at the dentist’s office even more!

The dental team demonstrates ways for you to maintain your child’s health. Suggestions evolve as your child reaches new developmental milestones and as motor skills evolve. During those earliest appointments, Gentle Care Dentistry will share healthy habits and explain those to avoid and show caregivers proper techniques to clean young gums, such as:

  • Gums should be cleaned with either a soft-bristled infant brush or with a moist cloth.
  • A small smear of toothpaste should be applied to a soft, baby brush twice daily as soon as teeth appear; a pea-sized amount of paste is adequate for children aged three to six.
  • Monitor your children’s brushing, and assist as needed. Make sure they’re brushing effectively and aren’t eating or swallowing toothpaste!
  • Avoid baby bottle decay, which is another way of referring to early childhood caries caused by caregivers pacifying babies with bottles full of milk, sugary juices, or other drinks that contain sugars. These sugars combine with bacteria in your baby’s mouth to create acids that damage developing teeth and gums.
  • Dr. Luu and her staff can provide recommendations if your child persistently and forcefully sucks pacifiers, thumbs, fingers, or other objects. Many children grow out of this habit by around two to four years of age; however, prolonged and intense sucking can have lasting developmental consequences for your child. Front teeth may tip outward or erupt at an angle.
  • Dr. Luu is experienced with early intervention and appliances to prevent or reduce the need for orthodontic treatment such as braces later on.
  • Other preventive treatments may include the application of dental sealants. These protective plastic coverings can be applied to molars as soon as they begin to erupt in your child’s mouth. Sealants prevent food from becoming trapped in pits and grooved surfaces. They’re easy-to-apply, affordable as a preventive service, and effective; the American Dental Association reports sealants have been shown to reduce the risk of tooth decay by almost 80%.
Image of a Mother and Baby brushing teeth

Health is very much a family affair. Gentle Care Dentistry encourages all caregivers to keep up with their routine exams and cleanings. Caregivers can pass harmful bacteria on to babies by sharing spoons or moistening pacifiers with saliva. Likewise, expectant mothers who have advanced gum disease are at increased risk of having premature or low birth-weight babies, and hormonal changes during pregnancy can make women more susceptible to gum inflammation and disease. Several studies have also connected poor diets/nutrition and poor oral hygiene in the first two years of life to tooth decay in later life. So, it’s important to establish the foundation for a healthy lifestyle and good home care early by being a good role model. Effective brushing, flossing, and stocking up on tooth-friendly foods and drinks; for instance, encourage your children to eat their fruit and not drink it. Lots of fruit juices are loaded with sugars – the enemy of a healthy smile.

Establishing a dental home away from home at Gentle Care Dentistry is a great start to lifelong oral and overall health. Call +1 626-466-9596 to schedule your child’s visit with Dr. Luu.

 



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Patient Reviews

5.0 92 Google Reviews
I recommend this Dentist if you are This is by far the best dental care experience i have ever had. From the front desk to the doctor herself......very professional and humane and they didn't charge an arm and a leg too......Great dental outfit!!!
5.0 92 Google Reviews
They say the perfect dentist doesn’t exist; they’ve never been to Gentle Care Dentistry. Dr. Luu is the best dental practitioner around. Scared of the dentist? Dr. Luu is so good you won’t even know she’s started, she once extracted my molar in two minutes flat. Want comprehensive care? Dr. Luu doesn’t just cover up cavities as they appear, she looks at the whole picture and takes proactive steps to ensure that your teeth are going to be healthy for years to come. In addition to just being the best at what she does, Dr. Luu is constantly improving. She always has a new gadget to improve my experience at her office and my overall health; she attends conferences and stays on top of advancements in her field. All in all, I can brag about Dr. Luu all day, but it comes down to this: if your teeth are important to you but you’re afraid of the dentist, stop looking and come to Gentle Care Dentistry where you will be cared for like you’re one of Dr. Luu’s kids.
Zoila B. - 5 Star Review
5.0 92 Google Reviews
Coming to the Dentist is not fun for me, I have been coming to Dr Luu and let me tell you she is amazing. She treats you like family and her staff are super friendly. It is always a good experience when I come to her.❤️❤️
5.0 92 Google Reviews
After many different visits to many different doctors, and a raging fear of the dentist that was so bad we could barely get out of the car - this place is heaven. The staff is gentle, calm, funny, and willing to work with whatever fears you have. True professionals. Whether a dentist has hurt you in the past, it's been 10 years, or you can't stand the drilling - Gentle Care Dentistry will help.
They've been great about working in our budget, allowing payments, and helping keep our dental anxiety in check. I love this place.
5.0 92 Google Reviews
If I can give 10 stars I would! I have had root canals before and each one was just an awful experience - 2 to 3 hour procedures and would feel the on and off pain of the drilling. This place is amazing!!! Words cannot express how happy I was to get my root canal treated here - 45 minute root canal and did not feel a thing!!! I definitely recommend this dentist.
5.0 92 Google Reviews
I always dreaded smiling because my teeth were messed up. I never really went to the dentist. When I first came to this dentist I was nervous. After the work I got done I wanted to cry with happiness. I could smile again. She is not only caring and sweet but she takes her time. She did an amazing job and I'm so glad I chose this dentist.
5.0 92 Google Reviews
I decided to come to this dentistry because Dr. Luu specializes in safe amalgam removals. She and her staff are very professional and kind. I never wait long and the doctors procedures is very unique, she uses a anesthetic wand that is painless and not frightening like the big painful needle you typically get when getting anesthesia in your mouth. Dr. Luu and her staff always make sure I’m comfortable and I’m happy with the service I’ve been receiving. I would recommend them to my friends and family.
Eduardo R. - 5 Star Review
5.0 92 Google Reviews
Dr. Luu and her staff are absolutely awesome!!! Very professional and make the visits fun. I am new to the area and am very pleased to say that my family and I found a new family dentist for us. Thank you Dr. Luu and to your staff for all your help.
5.0 92 Google Reviews
Let me start off by saying they have the nicest staff and customer service of any dentistry I’ve come across. I chipped my tooth around 10pm and so I called them wanting to set up an appointment. Even though they were closed at the time by almost 4 hours they still managed to pick up the phone. Because it was an urgent repair they managed to fit me in after hours the NEXT DAY. When I went into the office they were just as nice in person as they were on the phone. They took my X-rays and fixed my tooth all in the same day for a reasonably inexpensive price. Making sure my tooth was as perfect as I wanted it to be the whole process was quick and painless. Thank you Gentle Care for making me feel comfortable.
Joe H. - 5 Star Review
5.0 92 Google Reviews
I have WHITE teeth again...finally, thanks to Dr. Luu and her great staff recommending CORE Whitening system to me! After needing a new Dentist for some major work on my teeth, I chose Gentle Care Dentistry and have been nothing but pleased since; definitely smiling now!
De. Luu, Joanna and Ruth are fantastic and caring and always make me feel comfortable and despite the major work done, I am fine and don’t feel any pain or discomfort afterwards.
I would highly recommend Gentle Care Dentistry and Dr. Luu to anyone looking for the best dentist possible and take advantage of the CORE Whitening system too!

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Dr. Luu welcomes patients of all ages into her dental practice.Dr. Luu has the knowledge and experience to provide for you and your family the care you need to enjoy long-term smiles that are healthy and beautiful.

Dr. Luu welcomes patients of all ages into her dental practice.

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