Protect Your Beautiful Smile
Here at Cupertino Dental and Facial Esthetics, we’re known for creating beautiful smiles⎼and that starts with helping you achieve the best in oral health. That’s why we provide general dentistry for routine dental exams, teeth cleanings, and treatment of oral health problems.
Discover how our exceptional Cupertino dentists can help ensure a lifetime of good oral health through our preventative services. We serve patients from Los Gatos, Saratoga, and Los Altos, as well as Cupertino.
What to Expect During Your Regular Visit
It’s important to practice good oral hygiene habits to maintain healthy teeth and gums. This means brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing regularly, according to the American Dental Association (ADA).
It’s also important to schedule dental check-ups and professional cleanings every six months, or twice a year. This will eliminate debris from hard-to-reach places between your teeth and help prevent further oral health problems, like tooth decay and gum disease.
Teeth Cleanings and Exams
Smile makeovers begin with regular dental visits and exams. During your routine check-up, we’ll complete a comprehensive dental exam of your teeth and gums to look for signs of cavities, gum disease, and more.
One of our hygienists will also provide you with a detailed teeth cleaning to eliminate any debris, plaque, or tartar build-up. With regular care from our Cupertino general dentists, we can help prevent some of the issues that might later threaten your smile’s appearance.
Oral Cancer Screening
At Cupertino Dental and Facial Esthetics, we perform an oral cancer screening during each routine dental visit. Screenings are a critical precautionary measure taken to detect any signs of cancer in its early stages. This allows us to identify symptoms early on for a better survival rate.
During an oral cancer screening, we’ll examine your face, neck, lips, oral cavity, and the inside of your nose to determine if there are any areas of concern. If we find a potential issue, we can collect a sample and send it to a laboratory for testing.
How We Can Protect Your Oral Health
When plaque hardens, it turns into tartar⎼which is nearly impossible to remove without a professional cleaning. As tartar accumulates, it harbors bacteria that attack the soft tissue around the gums and results in periodontal (gum) disease.
Gum disease is common, but if left untreated, it can be incredibly harmful to your teeth and result in severe oral health problems. Luckily, our Cupertino dentists can easily treat gum disease and protect your smile with periodontal therapy.
Does your jaw cause persistent pain, or pop or click when you chew? This could be a sign of a more serious jaw problem with your temporomandibular joints, or TMJ.
TMJ disorders (TMD) affect the opening and closing of your jaw, often resulting in jaw pain and headaches similar to migraines. Our Cupertino dentists will work with you to find the source of your TMD and create a customized treatment plan that works for you. Learn more.
Night guards are often recommended for patients suffering from bruxism, or excessive grinding and clenching of the teeth while sleeping. They’re used to protect teeth from further damage and reduce the risk of chipped/worn down teeth, irritated gums, and jaw pain.
We’ll take impressions of your entire mouth to ensure your customized night guard fits comfortably and precisely over your teeth. Made of durable material, night guards are designed to last up to 10 years and can provide a long-term solution for your bruxism.
Get Quality, Comprehensive Care Today
Together, we can maintain healthy teeth and gums for a smile that’ll last a lifetime. From dental check-ups to periodontal therapy, our dentists provide quality, comprehensive care for patients in Los Gatos, Saratoga, and Los Altos, as well as Cupertino.
Ready to schedule your appointment? Contact Cupertino Dental and Facial Esthetics in Cupertino at (408) 865-1777 or request an appointment using our Smile Reminder on the right of the page. We look forward to helping you maintain your stunning smile.
Frequently Asked Questions
We require patients to update their X-rays once a year to assess your oral health and whether there are signs of gum or bone infections. It’s important to take X-rays each year to minimize the risk of excessive loss of tooth structure and bone loss, as well as prevent the need for root canal treatment. Our X-rays are fast, easy, and require less radiation, making for a better and more efficient patient experience.
Few people think about how vital oral health is to overall health, but when problems develop in your oral cavity, they can eventually lead to problems elsewhere in your body.
For instance, gum disease can contribute to heart disease or complicate diabetes. If a cavity develops and isn’t caught early enough, it can lead to an infection that will cause tooth loss and possibly spread through the bloodstream to other places as well. And TMJ dysfunction can lead to chronic headaches, neck pain, and even back pain. These are just some of the reasons that you should take regular dental care so seriously.
In most cases, root canal therapy is completed in one to two appointments lasting about 90 minutes each. The procedure time varies depending on each patient, how many teeth require a root canal, and the condition of your oral health.
We’ll provide you with a more accurate timeline of your root canal during your initial consultation with one of our Cupertino dentists. If you think you’re in need of a root canal, give us a call at (408) 865-1777 or fill out an appointment form. We’ll get back to you and schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience.
To maintain good oral hygiene, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste when brushing your teeth at least twice a day. We also recommend flossing daily and rinsing with mouthwash in between meals for healthy teeth and gums.
In addition to at-home oral care, it’s important to schedule dental check-ups and professional cleanings every six months, or twice a year. This allows our Cupertino dental team to help maintain those pearly whites for years to come.