Quality Dental Care is built on a foundation of consistent Regular Dental Exams
At Family Dentistry of Walnut Creek, we believe that the “best treatment” is “no treatment.” At our Walnut Creek, California office, preventive oral care based on routine exams and dental cleanings are at the heart of everything we do. While Dr. Troy Schmedding emphasizes the importance of at-home oral care, you have to consider routine dental exams if you want a functional, healthy smile.
Why do you need to identify oral challenges early
You might not see the need to visit a dentist, especially when you have no pain or obvious problems. Unfortunately, most oral diseases are “silent.” You only realize it when the condition is at an advanced stage. Luckily, at our dental practice, we blend a personalized approach with the latest technology to identify cavities, gum disease, and other oral conditions early. Early detection of oral diseases is important because:
- Most oral diseases are subtle — the patient’s oral health may be in jeopardy without realizing
- Advanced oral conditions need restorative treatment, which can be invasive, time-consuming, and costly
- Averts oral pain
- Preventive care is conservative
All patients should see a dentist at least twice every year as a rule of thumb. We physically examine your mouth during dental exams, use x-rays, screenings, and other diagnostic tools to identify oral problems compromising your oral health. Then, we clean your teeth professionally and give you preventive oral care tips to preserve your teeth and gums.
Importance of regular oral exams
You may be diligent in brushing and flossing your teeth and gums, but your efforts may not be enough to prevent tooth decay and gum diseases. To be 100% safe from oral challenges, you need the help of a dentist. Routine dental checkups detect cavities, gum disease, and oral cancer at an early stage when they are easily treatable.
Take control of your oral health in Walnut Creek, CA
Want a healthy, beautiful smile? You need to blend at-home oral care with dental appointments. For routine oral checkups, please dial (925) 956-4266 to book an appointment with the Family Dentistry of Walnut Creek for regular dental exams and cleanings.