Walnut Creek Dental Center's Dr. Colin Au recognizes the importance of educating himself as well as each of his patients. That's why he regularly takes continuing education classes, attends dental conferences and seminars, and reads the nutrition panels on cereal boxes. He then transfers his knowledge to patients, equipping them with the skills to prevent common oral diseases. Should a problem arise, Dr. Au and his team stand at the ready to handle most types of mouth-related issues. For those who are afraid of dental visits, Walnut Creek is equipped with Waterlase laser equipment that substitutes for a dental drill during various treatments. Patients can also achieve straighter teeth by working with Reem Stephanos, a dental professional who specializes in orthodontia.
Both Berkeley Dentistry's and Shadelands Dental Care's dental squads are led by Dr. Ricky Singh, DMD, a University of Pennsylvania grad who specializes in cosmetic dentistry and dental implants. Treatment starts with an oral exam and x-rays to search for cracks, chips, and hardened peanut-butter globs, before professional tooth cleaners swoop in to take care of tartar and hard-to-reach plaque. In addition to a thorough mouth scrubbing, patients can choose to up their smile's ability to reflect light with a take-home teeth-whitening kit, which includes impressions and a stain-busting gel that helps teeth shine brighter than a firework shot at a mirror.
The dental team at Laurel Smile Dentistry believes that an informed patient is a happy patient. That's why staffers not only spend time explaining the current condition of patients' teeth and gums after exams but also walk patients step by step through procedures such as fillings, veneers, and dental implants. They've also thoroughly loaded their webpage with patient-education resources, allowing visitors to pick up pain-management tips and research dental products.
Oakland City Dental's leading lady, Dr. Dahab Gaime, gives dingy smiles star appeal using the Zoom! teeth-whitening system. As patients sit back in comfy dental chairs, a tech places a protective cover over gums and lips before daubing teeth with a hydrogen-peroxide-infused gel. A specialized low-level light then activates the gel to break up stains caused by frequent swishing of coffee, tea, or magic markers. After one 45-minute application, teeth emerge from treatments noticeably brighter.
Summit Dental Care's experienced team of oral experts administers Invisalign treatments to straighten crooked chompers with the aid of 3-D computer imaging. The Invisalign process eschews cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye, which is too busy looking for its underwear. An initial 30-minute exam, including x-rays, photos, and impressions of the mouth terrain, paves the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths that are designed to slowly shift walnut crackers into perfect alignment. View some Invisalign FAQs here. Depending on the client’s teeth, as few as 12 or as many as 48 separate aligners will need to be worn during a period of 6–15 months before the straightening effect finally self-actuates in a sudden burst of pink smoke and slobber. Aligners are only removed when eating, brushing, flossing, or modeling a finely clenched jaw.