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About The Dentist
Dr. Mili Patel

I bring a deep devotion to family and a love for Dentistry from my roots in India where I originally started my journey as a dentist. In the US, I completed my Dental degree from New York University College of Dentistry( NYU). Since moving to Orange County, I have fallen in love with this place. I am definitely a Californian! 

After working for other dentists for 10 years, I’m living my dream by serving my community with a boutique, bespoke dental practice. Patients in and around OC can now enjoy a painless, phenomenal, personalized experience driven by comfort and the highest standard of clinical and artistic dental solutions.

10 Reasons

  1. Your comfort comes first
  2. We keep our costs below local averages
  3. We love children
  4. We are flexible with your appointment
  5. We care about our local community
  6. We accept most insurance
  7. We are a trusted dentistry
  8. Your oral health means a lot to us
  9. We believe in kindness
  10. We will take care of  your teeth
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I’m Dr. Patel and I’d like to personally invite you to explore what makes our practice unique and special.

Frequently Asked Questions

We provide a wide range of services, including cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, preventive care, orthodontics, and oral surgery. For a complete list of services, please visit our Services page.

We recommend that our patients visit our office every six months for a checkup. Regular checkups are the best way to ensure optimal oral health.

Tooth decay is the process of damage to the structure of a tooth caused by bacteria in the mouth. It is one of the most common problems seen by dentists and can lead to eventual tooth loss if left untreated. The bacteria releases acid, which breaks down the enamel and causes a cavity.

If your gums are bleeding, you should make an appointment with your dentist. Your dentist will examine your teeth and gums to look for any underlying issues and recommend the best treatment. Treatment for bleeding gums may involve a professional cleaning, antibiotics, medications, and other treatments. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to correct the underlying cause. Practicing good oral hygiene and regularly visiting your dentist for checkups can help reduce your risk of developing gum disease and reduce the chances of your gums bleeding in the future.

Teeth can get yellow as a result of a variety of factors, such as poor oral hygiene, smoking, aging, staining from foods and drinks such as coffee, certain medications, genetics, and trauma.

Tooth extraction can sometimes be painful, but there are ways to minimize the discomfort. Your dentist or oral surgeon can use local anesthetics to numb the area around your tooth, and may also give you sedation medication to help you relax throughout the procedure. After the extraction, your dentist might prescribe pain medications to help with any discomfort.

Laser dentistry is a branch of dentistry that uses lasers instead of traditional dental instruments to perform dental procedures. Laser dentistry can reduce the amount of discomfort experienced during and after dental operations, reduce bleeding, and can reduce the healing time required. Laser dentistry is used in many different applications, including detection and treatment of cavities, gum reshaping, and teeth whitening.

1. Rinse your mouth with warm saltwater. This will help with any bleeding or discomfort.

2. Apply a cold compress to any area that is swollen or painful.

3. Take ibuprofen or other overthecounter pain medication, according to your doctors instructions.

4. If you cannot get to a dentist right away, you can put an overthecounter dental cement to cover a broken or knockedout tooth.

5. Make an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible. If it is after hours, look for an emergency dentist online or contact your dentist in the morning for an urgent care appointment.

Full dentures are a full set of artificial replacement teeth that replace all of the teeth on either the top or bottom jaw, while partial dentures are used when one or more of the natural teeth remain. Partial dentures are removable and are used to fill the gaps created by missing teeth.

You may need a root canal if you experience any of the following symptoms: tooth sensitivity or pain when chewing, receding or inflamed gums, severe toothache, visible pus around the affected tooth, or a darkening of the affected tooth. If you experience any of these symptoms, consult your dentist to determine if a root canal is necessary.

TMJs, or temporomandibular joints, are the joints that connect the lower jawbone (mandible) to the temporal bone of the skull. They are responsible for allowing the mouth to open and close while speaking and eating.

Botox injections can be used to effectively reduce bruxism or teeth grinding by numbing the hyperactive masseter muscles. This can help reduce pain associated with jaw muscles from involuntary clenching and grinding. It can also help ease TMJ pain in some patients.

Meet Our Happy Dental Patients

I can't thank my grandmother's dentist enough for the exceptional care and attention she provides. She recently got a new set of dentures, and they are absolutely fantastic! Not only did the dentist listen to my grandmother's concerns and preferences, but she also made sure the dentures fit perfectly and looked natural. She's incredibly responsive, addressing any issues that arise promptly and going above and beyond to find the best solutions. Highly recommended for anyone seeking top-notch dental care with a personal touch!
Denise E
Every person in the office was very friendly and professional. Dr. Patel was very knowledgeable and personable. All recommended future dental care was explained clearly and options and priority on duties work needed was also explained clearly. ALL staff were wonderful. I definitely would recommend OC Graceful Smiles.
Tony Calderone
Staff is very kind and attentive. Dr. Patel was kind and concerned when she evaluated my situation. She did a fantastic job repairing my tooth. She was friendly and professional and I’ll definitely use her as my dentist again.
Tammy Radan
I am so grateful I found Dr. Patel she sat down with me and explained everything she was going to do step by step. I would so recommend this dental office and specially Dr. Patel if I was able to give more than a 5 star rating I would.
Cindy Mancilla Arellano
Dr Patel is a really good dentist. Kind, patient, skilled and thorough. I appreciated how she put me at ease and calmed my nervousness. She also followed up personally with me after my crown fitting and replacements. Thank you for being so caring.
Linda Nakahara
Dr. Patel is amazing dentist. Being a dentist myself I can only trust her with my dental treatment. She has great knowledge of the procedures and never compromise in providing best dental care. The office is very clean and organized. Receptionist, Terry is very polite and has welcoming personality. I am glad that I found such a wonderful dental office.
Jessica Desai
I highly recommend this practice. I was able to use their service on a Saturday which worked out great. From the first greeting to the Goodbye, everything was professionally handled. The Dental Assistant was highly qualified to manage my xRays and completed them efficiently. The Office Executive handled the paperwork quickly and efficiently..all the time making sure I understood. Dr. Patel is highly qualified to perform multiple treatments and very experienced. I look forward to my next appointment. Their friendly approach to all aspects of my appointment made me feel at ease. I usually don’t like going to the dentist, but this approach by this dental practice helped me. I left their feeling very Graceful and Grateful. Thank you, Bluey, Pinkey and Blackie, the three Mask-steers!
Margaret Holzmann

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