About Energetic Smile
Dental Care
Experienced Dental Care

We believe in delivering only the best quality of dental care. We are proud to deliver the highest quality of dental care while prioritizing your health and comfort.

Dr. Lena DeBaz is an acclaimed family andcosmetic dentist, with advanced training which she applies to each of her patients

At Energetic Smile Family Dental, Dr. Lena DeBaz and her team believe in delivering only the highest quality of dental care to every patient

Innovative Technology
Innovative Technology

We bring the latest technology, combined with comfort and care, to every patient, every time. We are proud to use state-of-the-art equipment.

You will find everything from our imaging technology to our materials to be cutting edge. We want you to be confident in putting your dental health in our hands!

We proudly offer Low-Dose 3D X-Rays, Guided Surgeries, and 4K Imaging! Our team of cosmetic and family dentists will work with you to meet all of your dental care needs including cleanings, fillings, crowns, whitening, veneers, and much more!

5-Star Rated Patient Care
5-Star Rated Patient Care

You will feel at home with our friendly dentists and staff. Our goal is to create your dental home where we can help you get to a healthier and more Energetic Smile.

Whether you’d like headphones to tune out of your appointment, or essential oils to help ease your nerves, our friendly staff is happy to help.

Come meet Dr. Lena DeBaz and her friendly staff at our newest Brea dental office, just a minute away from the beautiful Downtown Brea.

Award winning dentistry

Every great idea starts with a problem. Finding a dentist – one who you can relate to, who you “gel” with, who makes you feel comfortable – finding that dentist shouldn’t be that hard.

Enter Energetic Smile.

You can be sure that, as acclaimed members of their field, each of our clinicians is devoted to providing only the latest and greatest.

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Energetic Smile Services
Cosmetic Dentistry

Over time, our teeth withstand a lot of forces with all the work they put in for us from day-to-day eating and drinking. This can lead to discoloration as well as chippi...

Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic Dentistry
Whitening

Everyone dreams achieving a sparkling white smile…but where do you start? Energetic Smile Family Dental offers a range of professional whitening products and services ...

Whitening
Whitening
Dental Implants

Dental implants are fabricated from titanium, and are placed into the jawbone to replace missing teeth.  We use a top quality digital three-dimensional radiographic...

Dental Implants
Dental Implants
Crowns

A crown, or a “cap” is recommended when the tooth has lost some structure and is unable to withstand chewing forces on its own.  Our top-quality crowns can be m...

Crowns
Crowns
Bridges

A bridge is a treatment for missing or gapped teeth.  Bridges are recommended to replace missing teeth when an implant is not an option.  A bridge is comprised of tw...

Bridges
Bridges
Invisalign

Invisalign® is a fast, esthetic approach to braces.  A series of custom-made clear aligners are worn, and under the care of your dentist, teeth are moved into posi...

Invisalign
Invisalign
Cleaning and Periodental (Gum)

Even the best flossing and brushing at home will still leave something behind.  That’s why it’s important to get your teeth professionally cleaned regularly....

Cleaning and Periodental (Gum)
Cleaning and Periodental (Gum)
Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy is recommended when the nerve of the tooth has been damaged. It can be damaged by trauma, a large cavity, or fracture of the tooth.Inside your too...

Root Canal Therapy
Root Canal Therapy
Oral Surgery

We always try to save a tooth whenever possible. If a tooth is not able to be saved, an extraction is recommended.  Sometimes, wisdom teeth are recommended for extr...

Oral Surgery
Oral Surgery
The Mouth-Body Connection

More and more studies are showing that oral health and general health are more linked than we had previously thought.  This certainly makes sense when you think abo...

The Mouth-Body Connection
The Mouth-Body Connection
Cosmetic Dentistry

Over time, our teeth withstand a lot of forces with all the work they put in for us from day-to-day eating and drinking. This can lead to discoloration as well as chipping or cracking of front teeth. Good news is that there is a wide variety of options available in cosmetic dentistry to fix this wear and tear. From Invisalign to whitening to veneers to fillings and crowns, you have an array of options available to you here at Energetic Smile. We will work with you as we listen to your concerns and your goals to make the best cosmetic plan for you!

For more information about Invisalign, whitening, and crowns please see their respective pages under services!

What is a Veneer?

A veneer is a thin, custom-made shell, usually made out of porcelain, designed to cover the front surface of your tooth to improve its appearance. A veneer may be indicated for teeth that are worn down or chipped, discolored, misaligned, or irregularly shaped. It can sometimes be used to fill a small gap noted between two front teeth.

Types of Veneers

Direct Composite Veneers: Sometimes, esthetic enhancement can be achieved by adding tooth colored filling material directly over the entire front surface of the tooth. It can sometimes be more difficult to sculpt ideal contour directly onto a patient’s tooth than it is to produce the ideal shape in the lab with an indirect veneer; however, it is a good way to get an esthetic enhancement without having to remove tooth structure.

Porcelain Veneers: After local anesthetic is applied to your tooth, a small amount of enamel is removed from the front and sometimes sides of your tooth to make room for the veneer. An impression is then taken of the tooth; the lab uses this to make a custom-made veneer to ideal contour for your smile. A temporary veneer is made for you to wear while the lab fabricates your veneer. At your next appointment, the temporary veneer is removed and your new veneer is tried in and adjusted to ensure proper fit. We evaluate the esthetics together to see if you are satisfied. If any adjustments are required, the veneer is sent back to the lab to be adjusted. If you are satisfied and the dentist agrees, the veneer is cemented! With good care, a veneer can last 5-10 years!

To change the size or shape of your teeth, we offer several restorative options. Ask a team member which is right for you to keep your smile looking energetic!

Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic Dentistry
Whitening

Everyone dreams achieving a sparkling white smile…but where do you start? Energetic Smile Family Dental offers a range of professional whitening products and services that will quickly and safely get you whiter teeth for a brighter – and more Energetic – smile.

Whitening isn’t for everyone though. At your dental visit, Dr. Lena DeBaz will evaluate your smile and your teeth to see if whitening is a good option

Whitening
Whitening
Dental Implants

Dental implants are fabricated from titanium, and are placed into the jawbone to replace missing teeth.  We use a top quality digital three-dimensional radiographic scan to determine the optimum placement of the implant.  This imaging is also known as a cone beam CT or cone beam 3D imaging.  Once the placement of the implant has been determined, we also use the scan for 3D guided surgery.

In most cases, after the dental implant is placed, it needs several months to integrate into the surrounding bone.  Once it is fully integrated, it is the longest lasting and most effective replacement of missing teeth available today.

Dr. Lena DeBaz and her team at Energetic Smile are happy to consult with you regarding dental implants, their cost, and to determine if you are a candidate for them.  Ask us for more information if dental implants are the right solution for you!  To schedule a consultation, call us today at 714.594.7009.

Dental Implants
Dental Implants
Crowns

A crown, or a “cap” is recommended when the tooth has lost some structure and is unable to withstand chewing forces on its own.  Our top-quality crowns can be made from many biocompatible different materials that have a natural look and feel.

Crowns are often recommended to restore the strength or shape of a tooth.  With proper care, you can expect your crown to last between 5 years and 12 years.

Crowns
Crowns
Bridges

A bridge is a treatment for missing or gapped teeth.  Bridges are recommended to replace missing teeth when an implant is not an option.  A bridge is comprised of two crowns on either side of the missing tooth.  A false tooth is attached to these two other crowns for support.  Our bridges are made only of the highest quality materials and are an excellent, non-surgical alternative to implants.  For more information, or to schedule a consult, book an appointment with us today!

Bridges
Bridges
Invisalign

Invisalign® is a fast, esthetic approach to braces.  A series of custom-made clear aligners are worn, and under the care of your dentist, teeth are moved into position safely and efficiently.  Under our direct supervision, Invisalign® is your key to straighter teeth – no metal, no wires…just beautiful smiles!

The first step is to schedule a consultation with our experienced dentists.  Call us today at 714.594.7009, and let’s get started!

Invisalign
Invisalign
Cleaning and Periodental (Gum)

Even the best flossing and brushing at home will still leave something behind.  That’s why it’s important to get your teeth professionally cleaned regularly.

A professional dental cleaning involves the removal of plaque, tartar, and stain from the teeth.  Plaque is a sticky colony of food and living bacteria which adheres to the tooth surface.  The bacteria release toxins which cause inflammation in the gums.  This inflammation is how periodontal disease starts.

Tartar is also called dental calculus.  Tartar is a hard, calcified substance that forms after plaque has had time to sit on the tooth surface.  Once tartar forms, it needs to be removed professionally; brushing and flossing at home cannot remove it.

If tartar has formed underneath the gums, your dentist may recommend a procedure called scaling and root planing.  Some people call this a deep cleaning.  It is recommended that you get numb for this procedure to make you more comfortable.  During this procedure, the tartar and bacteria from under your gums is cleaned off.

Regular dental visits and diligent home care (flossing too!) will help to ward off periodontal disease before it starts! Ask your Energetic Smile team for more information.

Cleaning and Periodental (Gum)
Cleaning and Periodental (Gum)
Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy is recommended when the nerve of the tooth has been damaged. It can be damaged by trauma, a large cavity, or fracture of the tooth.

Inside your tooth, beneath the hard, white outer layer of enamel is softer yellow layer called dentin (which appears orange in the picture below); then after that is the innermost layer of soft tissue called the nerve or pulp (which appears dark red in the picture below). Once decay has reached the pulp, bacteria can travel down the root into the bone and spread to other areas of the body.

Structure of the tooth, and why root canals are needed

How do I know if I need a root canal?

Some common symptoms indicating a possible need for a root canal include:

  • Severe tooth pain that wakes you up at night
  • Severe tooth pain when eating or when you put pressure on the area
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold that lingers for extended periods of time after the hot or cold stimulus is removed
  • Swelling or bump in the gums near the area of tooth pain
  • Pus or drainage in the mouth
  • Darkening of the tooth

Be sure to see your dentist if you experience any of these symptoms. Sometimes your tooth can need a root canal without any of these warning signs. These cases can be revealed during routine check-ups with your dental provider via digital x-ray. Your dentist can track the depth of your cavities via x-rays.

I need a root canal. Now what?

Many patients are scared at the idea of getting a root canal and ask if the tooth can just be pulled. While that would relieve the pain, there is nothing like your natural tooth! A root canal is a great option that allows you to save your tooth.

How do root canals work?

A tooth needs a root canal usually because of a large cavity or crack that has reached the pulp. The cavity or crack is removed with a dental handpiece. Then the infected pulpal tissue as well as the entire nerve of the tooth is removed. Once a permanent tooth erupts fully through the gums, the nerve serves no real purpose other than to sense heat or cold or other stimuli; therefore, removing the nerve is the standard of care in the treating teeth with decay that has reached the pulp. The pulp chamber and root canals of your tooth are then cleaned, medicated, and sealed. A crown is then often recommended to protect and strengthen the tooth. After a root canal treatment and a crown, the tooth often functions just like all of your other teeth!

Does it hurt??

Contrary to popular belief, under the care of our experienced team, root canals are not a painful procedure! In fact, many patients who are in pain prior to the root canal procedure, leave the office in no pain!

A local anesthetic is applied to your tooth and the surrounding area. Then a protective sheet called a rubber dam is placed over your tooth to isolate the tooth to keep it nice and clean throughout to procedure and to protect the airway during the procedure. An opening is made through your tooth to access the pulp chamber and the nerve. The canals are then cleaned and shaped and filled with a biocompatible material known as gutta percha. Then a filling is placed on your tooth followed by a crown.

It is a multi-step procedure that requires multiple appointments, but entirely worth it to save your tooth!

Is something aching?  Be sure to ask your knowledgeable team at Energetic Smile to see if root canal therapy can help!  Call us today at (714) 594-7009 – don’t have one more painful night!

Root Canal Therapy
Root Canal Therapy
Oral Surgery

We always try to save a tooth whenever possible. If a tooth is not able to be saved, an extraction is recommended.  Sometimes, wisdom teeth are recommended for extraction if they are likely to cause problems in the future.

At Energetic Smile, our dentists have completed training in advanced surgical procedures.  Therefore, we are one of the few offices able to provide oral surgery services in-house. Our office is also equipped with a digital, three-dimensional scanner called a Cone Beam CT, which allows our dentists to thoroughly plan a predictable and safe surgery.

When to Pull a Tooth

Excessive tooth decay, infection, fracture, or crowding are all reasons a tooth may require extraction. If a tooth has gross decay, infection, or is severely broken down, it may not be able to be saved and may require extraction. In addition, patients considering orthodontic treatment may require removal of a few teeth to make room for the proper alignment of their teeth. Also, patients who are medically compromised or who require an organ transplant or chemotherapy may require extraction of compromised teeth. This is recommended when it is the best way to keep their mouths healthy before and during treatment.

Types of Oral Surgery

Simple Extraction

First, local anesthesia is administered to numb your tooth and the surrounding area. After this, you should only feel pressure, not pain, during the procedure. An instrument called an elevator is then used to loosen the ligaments that hold the tooth in place. The tooth is then moved back and forth until the tooth separates from the ligaments holding it in place.

Surgical Extraction

After local anesthesia is administered to numb the area, the dentist will push back your gums to better visualize the tooth and surrounding structures. The dentist may need to remove some bone or cut the tooth into pieces to remove it. A dental instrument called an elevator is used to loosen the ligaments that hold the tooth in place, and then the tooth is pushed until it comes out. Depending on your gums, a few sutures may be placed to close the surgical site.

Impacted Tooth Extraction

A tooth is impacted when it is has not fully erupted though the gums. The procedure for an impacted tooth extraction is very similar to a surgical extraction, except a larger incision and more bone removal may be required.

History of Wisdom Teeth: Do they need to be pulled?

Wisdom teeth, also called third molars, are the last set of permanent teeth to erupt and are the ones that are used the least. They are located very far back in the mouth ,and thus are more difficult to reach and keep clean. It is important to note that over the course of human evolution, the human jaw has shrunk in size, yet still has 32 teeth.

Let’s go back, millions of years ago, to our prehistoric ancestors. The early man’s jaw was larger and more prominent, because the teeth and the jaw were used for more strenuous activities. Our ancestors would have to cut through more rough meats. The mouth, jaw, and teeth were used primarily for tearing and consuming prey. Over time, as our roles and dietary habits have shifted, the brain has enlarged and jaw has shrunk. That is why, nowadays, there is often not enough room in the jaw for the wisdom teeth and they tend to cause more problems.

Many changes happened as humans evolved...changes to the size of the jawbone was just one of them!

Your dentist will evaluate the status of your wisdom teeth with a panoramic radiograph to see if there is enough room for them or not. If your wisdom tooth requires extraction, the technique used will either be simple extraction or surgical extraction depending on if it is impacted or not.

Full Mouth Extraction

Sometimes, the remaining teeth are too weak due to cavities, fracture, or gum disease.  When this happens, it may be recommended to get them all removed. When this is done, an immediate denture is typically recommended.  This kind of denture does not have a perfect fit, but it allows you to leave the office – even after a full mouth extraction – with a smile! After healing, a well-fitting prosthesis is planned.

Alveoloplasty

Sometimes, during or after tooth extractions, parts of the jawbone can have sharp or rough edges. This is more common when multiple teeth are removed. This is a simple procedure where the jawbone is smoothed. This can be done at the time of the extraction, or it may be done after some healing has happened. Alveoloplasty is especially necessary when the area is being prepared for a denture.

Bone Graft

After the tooth is gently removed, a bone graft is placed in the site to preserve the shape of the socket and to help prevent bone loss from occurring at the site. If an implant or a bridge is being planned for the site, this becomes especially important. Not doing a bone graft makes it more likely to not have enough bone when it comes time to place the implant.

Long Story Short

We know that no one wants to have a tooth pulled.  That is why we strive to make these appointments – like all of our appointments – especially low stress.  To learn more, book an appointment with us today!

Oral Surgery
Oral Surgery
The Mouth-Body Connection

More and more studies are showing that oral health and general health are more linked than we had previously thought.  This certainly makes sense when you think about it, everything is connected after all!

Bacteria from the mouth can cause infection in other areas of the body, even more so when the immune system has been compromised by disease or medical treatments.  The mouth is home to hundreds of different types of bacteria.  Many help to maintain a healthy mouth, while others are linked with disease.

Every time you swallow, these bacteria are introduced to the rest of the body.  If you have these “bad bacteria” in your mouth, you are exposing the rest of your body to inflammation.  Inflammation is a major risk factor in developing disease.

Is it Ever Too Late to Start Flossing?

The American Dental Association and American Heart Association have confirmed that there is a link between gum disease and heart disease.  People who have one of these diseases are more likely to have the other.  In fact, research has shown that those with gum disease have two to three times the chance of having a heart attack.  So routine flossing and dental visits may literally help you reduce the risk of heart disease!

Diabetes and Gums

There has also been a link proven between gum disease and diabetes.  People with diabetes are at increased risk for developing gum disease, and improving the health of your gums can improve your control of your blood sugar!  Gum disease has also been linked to other systemic illnesses including osteoporosis, respiratory illnesses, cancer, and rheumatoid arthritis.  

At Energetic Smile, we remain at the cutting edge of this research.  Our goal is to help you get to a healthier you!  Ask your dental team about these effects at your next appointment.  Get healthier with us today!  It all starts by calling us at 714.594.7009.

The Mouth-Body Connection
The Mouth-Body Connection
Sensitivity?
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Embarrassed to smile?

Dr. Lena DeBaz and her dental team are top rated and acclaimed emergency dentists in Brea.

Offering same-day appointments, you don’t have to experience one more painful or embarrassing night!

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Meet Our Team
Dr. Lena DeBaz, DMD
Dr. Lena DeBaz, DMD
General and Cosmetic Dentist
Dr. Sofia Uraizee, DDS
Dr. Sofia Uraizee, DDS
General and Cosmetic Dentist
Julie Cruz
Julie Cruz
Office Manager
Joanne Lee
Joanne Lee
Registered Dental Hygienist
Cammie Antell
Cammie Antell
Registered Dental Hygienist
Katherine Hernandez
Katherine Hernandez
Registered Dental Assistant
Patient Testimonials
Grace Y.
Grace Y.

February 28, 2019

Recently switched to Dr DeBaz for my dental care. I'm always so nervous to go to the dentist and dread ot. Dr DeBaz is so friendly and smiley and put my fears at ease. She walked me through the work that i needed to have done (implant) and was not pushy at all! Strongly recommend!

Michael N.
Michael N.

May 22, 2019

Beautiful new facility. I followed Dr. DeBaz from the previous practice she worked at because i trust her and she does a great job. Her and her staff are very friendly and I highly recommend her.

Jay L.
Jay L.

May 28, 2019

What an amazing first time experience with Dr.DeBaz she is so patient as I was getting my deep cleaning done she took her time and did a great job. Now to her staff they area friendly and are really good at explaining things to you and you never feel like you don't know what will be done to you and I really like that. I'm looking forward to getting more dental work done here. If you run into this place please give them a try you won't be disappointed.

We are proud members of
California Dental Association
Orange Country Dental Society
American Dental Association
Academy of General Dentistry