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Dr. Virginia A. Hughson-otte, D.D.S.

Dentist

Dr. Virginia Hughson-otte is a Dentist practicing in Valencia, CA. Dr. Hughson-otte specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. Dentists are trained to carry out such treatment as professional cleaning, restorative, prosthodontic, and endodontic procedures, and performing examinations, among many others.
35 years Experience
Dr. Virginia A. Hughson-otte, D.D.S.
  • Valencia, CA
  • California State University, Los Angeles
  • Accepting new patients

Are electric toothbrushes any better for the teeth?

Generally the answer would be YES. If your electric toothbrush has a 2 minute timer, a pressure sensitivity auto stop (so you don’t brush too hard), and a 2 soft bristle heads READ MORE
Generally the answer would be YES. If your electric toothbrush has a 2 minute timer, a pressure sensitivity auto stop (so you don’t brush too hard), and a 2 soft bristle heads than this brush will be terrific for your oral hygiene routine!

Will frequent teeth cleanings remove spots from my teeth?

What has your Dentist determined as the cause of your stains? This will determine the answer to your question. If your stains are intrinsic (Inherently inside the tooth structure),, READ MORE
What has your Dentist determined as the cause of your stains? This will determine the answer to your question. If your stains are intrinsic (Inherently inside the tooth structure),, they will not be removed with simple brushing. If they are extrinsic (caused by smoking, colored drinks, dark staining fruits), you may be able to have your Dentist or Hygienist remove them with professional instruments and polishing during your hygiene visit. Ask about it!

How should I select my toothpaste?

Look for the ADA Seal of Acceptance as a great guide to terrific toothpastes. Since each patient has different needs (Sensitivity, high decay rate, gum issues, oral ulcers due READ MORE
Look for the ADA Seal of Acceptance as a great guide to terrific toothpastes. Since each patient has different needs (Sensitivity, high decay rate, gum issues, oral ulcers due to allergies) it’s nice to know the ADA has done all the research for you to provide you buying directions for a toothpaste!

Is oil pulling ever recommended by dentists?

NO. This is a clinically unproven treatment.

I had some bleeding in my gums while brushing. Could it be serious?

Slight bleeding is not serious. However if you are seeing your dentist regularly than it’s important to bring this up at your next appointment. If you recently saw your dentist READ MORE
Slight bleeding is not serious. However if you are seeing your dentist regularly than it’s important to bring this up at your next appointment. If you recently saw your dentist make a call and ask if there was anything in your clinical exam that was noted that may be causing the bleeding.

Why am I so exhausted after removal of infected root canal molar?

I would speak with the Doctor that removed your tooth. Did you have antibiotics prescribed for after care? Did you have a follow up appointment? I’d recommend speaking or seeing READ MORE
I would speak with the Doctor that removed your tooth. Did you have antibiotics prescribed for after care? Did you have a follow up appointment? I’d recommend speaking or seeing the Doctor that removed that tooth. 2 weeks is too long to still be having issues.

For small kids how frequent should dentist visits be?

Typically Dentists like to see children every 6 months at the time the first tooth erupts. It will be up to the Dentist to determine how often your child should be seen for clinical READ MORE
Typically Dentists like to see children every 6 months at the time the first tooth erupts. It will be up to the Dentist to determine how often your child should be seen for clinical exams to monitor tooth eruption, hygiene, oral tissue, and any habits the child may be developing.

At what age can my little one start brushing her teeth on her own?

Monitor the child but allow them to brush on their own once you and your Dentist determine the child is brushing thoroughly without harming any oral tissues. Excellent that your READ MORE
Monitor the child but allow them to brush on their own once you and your Dentist determine the child is brushing thoroughly without harming any oral tissues. Excellent that your child is anxious to brush!