Dental Cleaning & Prevention in San Jose
Damage caused by gum disease or tooth decay can be difficult to reverse, so it is better to halt the progression of these conditions before they negatively impact your smile. Dr. Dick W. Koo, DDS, will customize preventive programs that preserve the natural structure of your mouth, prevent the onset or progress of dental diseases, and keep your smile looking amazing for years to come.
At the office of Dr. Dick W. Koo, our routine dental visits consist of a professional teeth cleaning and a dental checkup. Each is important to preserve the overall health of your teeth and mouth. While most patients benefit from a routine office visit every six months, some patients require more frequent visits to maintain their dental health and ward off potential problems properly.
The Value of Preventive Care
Preventive dentistry is dedicated to the preservation of the natural dental structures. Preventive measures help avoid complex treatments in the future, as some oral issues will progress to the point where extensive dental care is required. For example, a simple cavity filling can stop decay that could lead to tooth loss, making tooth replacement unnecessary.
We offer professional cleaning services and X-rays during your regular dental exams, as well as sealants and fluoride treatments to help protect your teeth and enhance your smile. In addition to the cleaning and preventive measures available at our dental office, we can also provide guidance around a variety of oral care products including mouth rinses, oral irrigators, rubber tip stimulators, tongue cleaners, toothbrushes, dental floss, and interdental cleaners. An oral cancer screening and biopsy may also be conducted, if necessary.
Biannual exams and cleanings help you stay healthy, but you also need to take care of your smile between visits.
San Jose family dentist Dick W. Koo, DDS, emphasizes patient education. Our practice teaches you how to effectively care for your oral health by demonstrating the proper techniques to brush and floss your teeth. We also help you understand how foods, drinks, and personal habits affect your smile. Providing a thorough understanding of your oral health means equipping you with the necessary tools to maintain a beautiful and functional smile.
Contact Us for Preventive Dental Care
Dr. Dick W. Koo provides comprehensive cleanings and preventive treatment in San Jose and the surrounding communities. A little prevention now can help you to avoid serious and potentially costly dental problems in the future.