Preventive Care & Dental Cleanings in Sunnyvale, CA
Taking care of your smile with proper prevention involves more than just brushing your teeth after every meal. Dr. Derek H Tang, DDS in Sunnyvale, CA works closely with patients on a routine basis to protect their smiles from conditions like tooth decay, cavities, and periodontal disease. His patient-focused approach ensures access to the customized dental care you need to maintain your healthy smile.
With a caring, comprehensive approach, Dr. Tang provides top preventive dentistry services in Sunnyvale, CA and beyond!
Dental Exams and Preventive Checkups
Preventive care appointments allow Dr. Tang to closely monitor your oral health, address any concerns you may have, and ensure your smile is taken care of. We believe in the power of routine preventive care that can keep you healthy between appointments, and recommend scheduling preventive care appointments with Dr. Tang every six months.
At each visit, we use 3D digital X-rays, intraoral cameras, digital cavity detection, and advanced imaging tools to spot potential issues before they have the chance to become serious problems. For every preventive exam, Dr. Tang and his team utilize top technologies for precise, comfortable care.
Professional Teeth Cleanings (Prophylaxis)
To promote each patient's optimal oral health, we provide regular dental cleanings for patients of all ages. We may also recommend biannual or more frequent deep cleanings, depending on your needs.
Our skilled hygienists utilize state-of-the-art tools to remove plaque and tartar buildup effectively, then polish teeth for a radiant finish. By receiving regular teeth cleanings from Dr. Tang, you actively safeguard your smile against decay.
The American Dental Association recommends a dental examination every six months. This allows a dentist to look for specific signs of problems and monitor the development or treatment of various issues. A dental examination includes a physical evaluation of the gums and teeth, and often includes digital x-rays, photos, and scans for digital models as well. Dental examinations are performed by both the dental hygienist and the dentist.
Oral Cancer Screening
Just like other screenings for cancers elsewhere on the body, oral cancer screenings are routine evaluations that are done to spot the earliest signs of cancer. During every preventive cleaning and exam, our team will evaluate the soft tissues of the mouth, including the tongue and upper throat, to screen for signs of oral cancer.
If an area of concern is spotted, our team may perform a biopsy to evaluate the sample further for cancerous cells. If a patient receives a positive result from the biopsy, Dr. Derek H. Tang will work with each patient to identify the best way to move forward and restore their oral health.
Our team believes patients should be proactive about spotting signs of oral cancer, just as they would skin cancer. Any growths, patches, or wounds in the mouth should be evaluated by a professional for cancer. While our team will perform an oral cancer evaluation during every preventive visit, patients can also make an appointment for a screening if an area of concern develops between regular appointments.
Top Preventive Care & Dental Cleanings In Sunnyvale, CA
Because we believe in the power of preventative care, our dental team is here to help you stay on top of your oral hygiene. Start today by giving us a call to schedule your next dental cleaning or preventive care appointment!