Your teeth need to be regularly maintained in order to keep your smile both functional and beautiful. General dentistry treatment at Carquinez Dental Group, located in Benicia, CA can provide the routine oral health care you need to keep your teeth bright and strong. It is recommended that you visit us at least twice every year as part of your regular oral health plan.
New patients receive a comprehensive examination which includes a screening for oral cancer, gum and bone disease, blood pressure, and systemic disorders. A routine oral exam is performed on established patients to determine any changes in dental and health status since the previous visit.
Bacteria lives in your mouth and is the cause of plaque, plaque can then lead to cavities and gingivitis, which can lead to periodontal disease. In order to keep your mouth clean and the bad bacteria down to a minimum you must practice good oral hygiene every day.
Poor gum health, left unchecked can lead to health concerns or complicate existing ones. If you are experiencing gum disease a healthy relationship between you, your hygienist, and one of our dentist is imperative to manage and or control this condition.
Tooth scaling removes plaque, tartar and hard crusty calculus deposits, which are loaded with bacteria. After scaling the tooth roots may need to be planed to smooth the root surface so the soft tissue will re-attach itself to a smooth tooth surface.
Sealants are a proven way to help prevent cavities. Although sealants do not take the place of proper oral hygiene, they do prevent bacteria from getting into the deeper crevices in a tooth's biting surface and therefore keeping the tooth cavity-free.
What you eat affects the air you exhale. Certain foods, such as garlic and onions, contribute to objectionable breath odor. Once the food is absorbed into the bloodstream, it is transferred to the lungs, where it is expelled.