Your Rohnert Park dentist for all your general dentistry needs
Sonoma Smiles is your one-stop-shop for all of your dental care needs. Our family dentistry services involve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of conditions affecting the teeth, mouth and gums. For many of our patients this simply means routine dental cleanings and examinations to maintain their excellent oral health. For others it may require some restorative dentistry as they may have fallen victim to trauma, gum disease or some other malady. Whatever your reason for visiting the dentist, we can help give you a beautiful, healthy smile!
Popular & Common Family Dentistry Services
Most general or family dentistry services are put in place to keep your teeth, gums and overall oral health in great shape. This often includes:
- Professional cleanings
- Dental exams
- Oral cancer screenings
- Dental sealants
Part of practicing good oral hygiene is having a professional dental cleaning performed every six months. Our highly trained dental staff always ensures the cleanings are gentle. They also ensure the dental cleaning remove plaque from your teeth, far beyond what normal brushing can do. By removing hardened deposits that cannot be removed by routing cleaning and brushing at home, it is the intent of a professional cleaning to further prevent cavities, periodontal disease, and gingivitis. Here’s what you can expect at your professional teeth cleaning:
- Tooth scaling
- Tooth polishing
- To have your teeth looking and feeling their best!
Dental exams are an important part of your oral health because it allows the dentist or hygienist to clean your teeth while looking for issues such as gum inflammation or bone loss. Your risk for developing tooth decay will be evaluated as will other oral health problems. An exam may also dictate getting x-rays or other diagnostic procedures. You can expect to discuss your diet and oral hygiene habits with us as well as other issues that may affect not only your oral health, but your overall health. During your dental exam you will also have the ability to ask us questions about your oral and dental concerns as well as any interest you may have in a cosmetic procedure such as teeth whitening. Dr. Sutton will use intra-oral cameras and photography so that patients will be able to see and understand everything clearly.
Oral Cancer Screening
An oral cancer screening will be conducted during your exam and will consist of us inspecting your face, neck, lips and mouth to look for any signs of cancer. Dr. Sutton uses the Velscope cancer detection system which allows him to detect very early signs of oral cancers before the naked eye can see them. The exam is quick and painless and only takes a few minutes.
X-rays are used to help our office diagnosis damage and disease that may potentially exist but which can’t be spotted with the naked eye. Our Digital X-Rays deliver up to 50% less radiation exposure to the patient while allowing us to see greater details.New patients are recommended digital x-rays to determine the present status of their oral health and to determine if the patient may have cavities, to examine the status of the gums, and take a look at the growth and development of the teeth.
Also, Sonoma Smiles is the only office in Rohnert Park with the state of the art Cone Beam C.T. scanner on site for 3D imaging.
Dental sealants are applied to the grooves of teeth on the chewing surfaces in order to protect teeth from tooth decay. Most commonly placed in the teeth of children, sealants protect the chewing surfaces of teeth by preventing germs and bacteria to accumulate in these hard-to-clean areas. These are a common treatment most children receive but adults can benefit from dental sealants as well.
Contact us today to schedule your appointment with our office.
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