Preventative Care / New Patient Exams

During new or recall examination appointments, we will assess the health of your teeth, gums, TMJ, Lymph nodes, occlusion, alignment and soft tissue. If you assessment shows no disease, we will customize a care program that will aim to maintain an excellent oral health.
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Preventative care is a foundation of dentistry. Prevention of dental disease starts at home with good oral hygiene and a balanced diet. In our office, we continuously monitor your dental health in order to catch any potential problems early. During your preventative visits you may expect us to examine for any visible gum or tooth problems as well as answer any questions that may have come up from time to time.

If you have not seen us or other dentist in a long time, X-rays will be required to have a more comprehensive view of your teeth. Ask us about the latest technology that is currently being offered in our office. We will be happy to discuss any recommendations we have for you. Finally your teeth will be cleaned and polished by a professional hygienist that will remove hardened plaque and bacteria with special instruments and may provide further recommendations on keeping up with good habits.

Did you know…

American Dental Association does not lean toward one type of brush over the other? It does, however, acknowledge that people with upper body mobility restriction may better benefit from an electric toothbrush instead of a manual brush. Regardless of which type you decide is right for you, the ADA recommends that all brushes be soft-bristled so as avoid abrasion that can lead to decay and receding gum line.

Need Preventative Care?

If you or someone you know is in need of preventative dental service, please request an appointment.

Educational videos

Fluoride Treatments

Manual versus Electric Toothbrush

New Patients

We know that your time is valuable. That’s why we offer a simplified office experience with online patient forms that you can complete prior to your appointment. You’ll spend less time in the waiting area, streamlining your initial visit. These forms help us better understand your background, allowing us to provide you with the most effective care possible. As always, please do not hesitate to contact us is you have any questions about patient forms or your appointment.

Please note that you’ll need the latest version of adobe acrobat to download all patient forms.

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San Francisco