Preventive Dentistry – San Ramon, CA
Leave Your Routine Checkups and Cleanings to Us
It’s not a good idea to wait until your teeth and gums are in severe pain to visit your dentist. Cavities and gum disease are much easier to deal with in their early stages – and oftentimes you can avoid them completely simply by taking excellent care of your smile. When you visit Gale Ranch Family Dental for a dental checkup and cleaning, you can rest assured that our experts will do all they can to protect your grin with preventive dentistry in San Ramon. Call us if you’re thinking of scheduling an appointment soon.
Why Choose Gale Ranch Family Dental for Preventive Dentistry?
- Practice That Puts Comfort First
- A Trustworthy Dental Team
- In-Network with Multiple Insurance Plans
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
Before we can make any treatment recommendations, we need to take a close look at your teeth and gums to see if there are any issues present. We may suggest follow-up treatments based on the state of your mouth. We will also perform a professional teeth cleaning to get rid of the harmful plaque and tartar deposits that have formed since your last appointment. Patient comfort is a top priority for us, so please don’t be afraid to tell us if you have any concerns about your treatment.
Seeing the pediatric dentist as early in life as possible can help put your child on the right track toward enjoying a healthier smile as an adult. Our approach will be personalized based on your child’s situation, and we’ll let you know if there are any issues you need to be concerned about. We can also let you know what you can expect as your child’s mouth develops so that you can make the best possible decisions as a parent.
Oral Cancer Screening
Not everyone realizes it, but dental checkups often include screenings for signs of oral cancer. As we’re examining your gums, we’ll keep an eye out for any unusual lumps or patches. Such symptoms can potentially be a sign of cancer, and if they are, it’s imperative that you have the issue diagnosed as soon as possible. Your chances of survival over the next five years will improve significantly if you’re able to begin treatment while your cancer is still in its early stages.
When the enamel protecting your teeth is regularly exposed to fluoride, it becomes notably stronger, giving it better resistance against decay-causing bacteria. We may suggest a fluoride treatment if your smile has a particularly high risk for cavities. This type of treatment is quite simple; all we need to do is apply the fluoride in the form of a gel or varnish to the surface of your teeth. Not only can the process be completed quickly, but there’s no discomfort to worry about either.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Bruxism causes you to grind and clench your teeth unconsciously. You may not realize that you have it since it often occurs while you’re asleep, but we might find signs of the problem in the form of unusually worn-down enamel. The good news is that you can protect your smile from further harm if you ask our team for a nightguard. Unlike the ones you can buy over the counter, our nightguards are all customized in order to offer the best possible fit.