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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Regular Examinations Aren't Just About Cleaning Teeth
... Dental Services in an Exam Besides hygienic cleaning, a 6-month check up includes: visual inspection for tooth decay, including state of the art diagnosis by laser VELscope screening for oral cancer, a deadly cancer increasing in incidence, particularly in men over 40 bite evaluation and check for any abnormalities in the jaw or tooth development digital x-rays and CAT scans to visualize the roots and bone structure periodontal probing, a simple measurement of gum pocket depth and assessment for gum disease inspection of existing restorations such as crowns and fillings When the San Jose dentist completes her examination, she devises a treatment plan and discusses results with the patient...

What Can a Digital X Ray Capture?
Digital X-rays allow dentists to spot tooth decay and other issues that can affect your oral health...

Oral hygiene and Preventive Care
...Your hygienist will scale your teeth, check your gums, take digital X-rays as needed and apply fluoride varnishes and plastic sealants if you need extra protection against tooth decay...