Walnut Creek, CA dentist offers preventative dentistry services
Part of a proper oral healthcare routine is preventive dentistry. Preventive dental services are available with Dr. Mark Wong in Walnut Creek, CA to assist patients in both achieving and maintaining oral health and wellness. Brushing and flossing alone cannot prevent a variety of issues that can develop, which is why routine visits to the dentist are critical to the smile’s health.
Why do I need preventive dental services?
Preventive dental services are necessary for:
- Prevention of dental caries – dental caries, or cavities, are areas of concentrated tooth decay that results in small holes in the teeth. When this happens, it needs immediate treatment to keep the holes from becoming larger and more damaging. Fillings are often used along with dental crowns, depending on the size of the cavity when it is diagnosed. With preventive cleanings and examinations, many patients can keep cavities from forming, or can catch them in their earlier stages when they are less costly to fix.
- Prevention of periodontal disease – periodontal disease, an infection also known as gum disease, is a condition that our team of professionals will educate patients on. This condition is completely preventable when patients are prudent about taking good care of their smiles with regular visits to the dentist and routine home hygiene care.
- Keeping the smile healthy – to avoid cavities and disease, patients will want to have regular cleanings. This also eliminates tartar and calculus that can develop on the surfaces of the teeth.
- Education – many patients do not even realize that they are brushing or flossing their teeth incorrectly. Our team of professionals will educate patients on how to care for the teeth each day.
Are you in need of preventative dental services?
Walnut Creek, CA area patients are encouraged to work with a quality dentist in the community to both achieve and maintain oral health and wellness. If you reside in the area and are ready to connect with Dr. Mark Wong and his team, call (925) 678-5600 to request a consultation visit. We are dedicated to helping patients in our state-of-the-art facility, located at 3075 Citrus Circle, Suite #204.