Dental Exams

So Young Park, DDS -  - Family Dentist

So Young Park, DDS

Family Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Willow Glen, San Jose, CA

Routine dental exams help family dentist So Young Park, DDS, and her team prevent or detect oral health problems before serious complications develop. They clean your teeth, take dental X-rays when necessary, complete a comprehensive evaluation, and offer dental treatments as needed to help you maintain a beautiful, healthy smile. Schedule an appointment by phone or online with Dr. Park at her Willow Glen office in San Jose, California.

Dental Exams Q&A

What are dental exams?

Dental exams at the office of So Young Park, DDS, include routine dental cleanings and oral health examinations for adults and kids of all ages. Attending dental appointments every six months is one of the best ways to prevent or detect the presence of:

  • Tooth decay
  • Tooth damage
  • Gum disease
  • Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ)
  • Orthodontic problems
  • Other oral health issues

Your oral health is linked with your overall health and wellness, which is why maintaining healthy teeth and gums is so important. 

Dr. Park and her team offer a fun, cheerful approach to treatment with convenient same-day family appointments and prizes at the end of children’s dental exams.

What should I expect during a dental exam?

When you arrive at Dr. Park’s office, compassionate dental staff greet you. You relax in a comfortable chair while a dental hygienist takes dental X-rays when necessary. They gently clean your teeth in hard-to-reach areas using specialized dental tools, and they floss your teeth. If you have gum disease, they complete comprehensive, in-depth cleaning to remove plaque and tartar in areas beneath your gum line.

After your dental cleaning, Dr. Park can examine your teeth, gums, and dental X-ray results. She lets you know the condition of your oral health and whether or not you require (or desire) preventive or restorative dental procedures. Examples include:

  • Fluoride treatments
  • Sealants
  • Dental fillings
  • Dental crowns
  • Bridges
  • Veneers
  • Dental implants
  • Dentures
  • Orthodontic treatment
  • In-office teeth whitening

Schedule a dental exam every six months, more often if Dr. Park recommends it, or if you experience tooth pain or other new or unusual symptoms.

How can I keep my teeth and gums healthy?

To reduce your risk of developing tooth decay, gum disease, or other oral health problems between dental visits, practice good oral hygiene habits at home. Brush your teeth at least two times daily using fluoride toothpaste, floss daily, use mouthwash if Dr. Park recommends it, and eat a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables. 

Limit sodas, other sugary drinks, sweets, and added sugar. Don’t chew on hard candy, ice, or other hard objects, and wear a mouthguard when you sleep if you’re a teeth grinder.

The next time you’re due for routine cleanings or dental exams, call the office of So Young Park, DDS, or schedule an appointment online today.

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