Maintain your oral health with regular dental checkups in Walnut Creek, CA
No matter how well you maintain your teeth at home, you still need professional attention to keep your smile healthy. Tartar and plaque buildup, especially on crooked teeth, can protect bacteria in your mouth from your toothbrush and flossing rituals, and these bacteria can infect your gums and attach to your tooth enamel, causing irreversible damage to your mouth. For regular dental checkups in Walnut Creek, CA, contact Dr. Schmedding.
Make your health a priority
Chronic infection in your mouth takes a toll on your body, and it is linked to cardiovascular issues and inflammation throughout your body. During a dental checkup, Dr. Schmedding and his team will perform a thorough evaluation of your oral health. They will examine your teeth, lips, and gums for signs of disease and screen you for oral cancer so you can catch it for early intervention.
They will also take images of your mouth using x-rays to diagnose cavities and infections that cannot be seen with the naked eye. Your teeth are precious and catching issues before they get too severe can mean the difference between saving them and losing them. Small cavities can be treated in as little as twenty minutes, but once they reach the roof of your tooth, you may need to undergo a costly and time-consuming root canal to address tooth decay.
Once tartar is formed in your mouth, it is impossible to remove it safely at home. Our hygienist can remove tartar and plaque that form below your gum line, and in crevices between your teeth, so you can maintain fresh breath and healthy teeth for years to come.
Dr. Schmedding also makes patient education a priority. He will guide your home care and show you areas that you are missing when you clean your teeth. You will also learn the best way to brush and floss your teeth without causing excessive wear and tear on your enamel.
Dr. Schmedding has over 25 years of experience working with patients to restore their oral health and prevent tooth decay and gum disease. For compassionate care from one of the top practitioners in the field, contact our office today at (925) 956-4266.