Adult & Pediatric Dental Checkups Specialist
The dentists at Palo Alto Dental Spa help patients in the East Palo Alto, CA, area get the preventive and proactive dental care they need with regular adult and pediatric dental checkups aimed at diagnosing issues in their earliest and most treatable stages.
Adult & Pediatric Dental Checkups Q&A
What happens in a dental checkup?
At Palo Alto Dental Spa, we provide custom care for each patient. During your checkup, we'll carefully evaluate your teeth and gums, providing regular cleaning to prevent decay and check for gum issues, and take x-rays when needed to look for signs of decay below the gum line. Your dentist will discuss the health of your teeth and gums as well as reviewing possible additional care such as deep cleaning or fillings you may need to keep your teeth and gums their healthiest. Plus, we offer amenities like comfy pillows and blankets, towels, flat screen TVs, and nitrous oxide or “laughing gas” to make your visit comfortable and relaxing.
How often should adults and children see the dentist?
Seeing the dentist twice a year is important for patients of every age. Twice-yearly appointments help your dentist identify issues early on when they can be more easily treated, and it can also help you and your child avoid issues like gum disease and other concerns that can have a significant impact on dental health. Plus, seeing the dentist every six months ensures patients receive the guidance they need to help keep their teeth and gums as healthy as possible between office visits.
How can the dentists at Palo Alto Dental Spa help me protect my child's teeth from damage and decay?
Of course, maintaining a schedule of regular dental checkups is essential for preventing decay and maintaining optimal oral health. The dentists at Palo Also Dental Spa also use special sealants designed to protect molars and back teeth – the teeth that tend to receive the most force from grinding and chewing – from bacteria, plaque and food particles. Sealants are applied as a liquid which becomes hard and can last as long as 10 years. For student athletes, we offer a complete range of custom-designed mouthguards fitted specifically for each child's mouth for superior comfort and protection.
Major Insurance Providers Accepted
We accept most PPOs/Premier dental insurance and dental plans, including Aetna, Cigna, Delta Dental, and MetLife.
Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance or benefits provider listed.