Why Should I Visit the Dentist?

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Making the time in your busy schedule to regularly visit our dental office
is an intelligent investment in your ongoing oral health. Our doctors and
hygienists are here to help you maintain your beautiful smile and to keep
an eye out for any problems that may arise with your teeth, gums, jawbone,
or airway.

During your annual oral examination, we carefully examine your mouth. We
look for and point out any signs of developing oral issues, like gingivitis
or cavities. Our examinations may include taking xrays, which allow the
doctors to complete a full diagnosis. If any problems do arise, we help
you deal with them so you can continue to enjoy good health.

Your regular hygiene visit also includes helping you clean your teeth.
Brushing and flossing on your own are good and necessary, but these
practices cannot catch everything. We have effective high-tech tools that
remove the plaque and tartar that brushing and flossing may miss, which can
help prevent cavities, gum disease and even bad breath. We top the cleaning
off by applying a polishing paste to your teeth, which can take care of
some of the stains on your enamel and help your teeth be more smile-ready.

To schedule a dental checkup, please contact our office in Walnut Creek,
California. Drs. Hockel and Jardine are happy to help you maintain your
optimal oral health. Call 925-478-7776 to arrange an appointment.