The Key to Good Dental Hygiene in Walnut Creek, CA
The most effective method for battling decay and tooth loss is prevention. Dr. Troy Schmedding at Family Dentistry in Walnut Creek, CA has years of experience helping patients of all ages establish and maintain good dental hygiene habits, stopping decay before it starts.
Dr. Schmedding offers patient-oriented, family-friendly care, and he has years of experience treating patients of all ages, and at all stages in life. For younger patients, he will partner with you to help establish healthy at-home habits, educating patients and offering guidance for how to best prevent tooth decay and gingivitis. For older patients, he specializes in fillings and restorations, should they be necessary.
What to Expect at Your Cleaning
Regular cleanings are an essential part of establishing good dental hygiene. At your cleaning, Dr. Schmedding will use state-of-the-art dental tools to remove difficult plaque deposits, which can become breeding grounds for bacteria if left untreated. He will also do a regular oral cancer screening, catching any issues before they progress. He will take regular x-rays, confirming the health of your teeth and their underlying structures.
Your cleaning doubles as an opportunity for Dr. Schmedding to perform a visual inspection of your mouth, noting any areas of interest or abnormalities. He can monitor potential issues from visit-to-visit, keeping an eye on things and treating them before they become more complicated issues. After removing any plaque build-up, he will polish your teeth with a special dental device, further cleaning your teeth while also smoothing their surface to prevent bacteria and plaque from gathering.
Finally, he will floss between your teeth, checking your gums for inflammation or bleeding, which may be signs of developing gingivitis. He can also apply fluoride treatments or special dental sealants for patients who need an extra layer of protection.
Your cleaning is an opportunity to learn more about your oral health, as well. Dr. Schmedding will answer any questions you have, and discuss your goals, keeping you informed and up to date about any new treatments that may help you restore or maintain a smile you can be proud of. Put yourself on track for a lifetime of good oral hygiene by making an appointment for an examination or cleaning today. Call Dr. Schmedding at Family Dentistry in Walnut Creek at (925) 956-4266.