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10110 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito, CA 94530   510-526-4747   drcao@caringdds.com
Comprehensive Exam- thorough review of medical and dental history, appropriate digital X-rays for a complete baseline look at your teeth, oral cancer screening, charting of past dental work, current gum health, charting of cavities, and treatment planning.

Teeth Cleaning-  a regular cleaning (prophy) will remove the plaque & tartar from your teeth & gums.  A deep cleaning (scaling and root planing) is needed if you haven't had a cleaning in a while, and have moderate tartar buildup and deep gum pockets.

Fillings- we place esthetic white composite fillings in the teeth after removing the cavities.

Crowns & bridges- if a tooth has a big chip/ fracture due to cavities or big fillings, we'll place a crown on the tooth to prevent further breakage.  If a tooth is missing, we can make a bridge to fill in the missing tooth space.  Crowns can be made of tooth-colored porcelain, or gold.

Implants- the latest & best way to replace a missing tooth.  A titanium implant will be placed in the jaw bone where the missing tooth is, allowed to heal, then we'll make a custom connector (abutment) and crown to fit on top.

Orthodontics- we now offer comprehensive orthodontics for teens and adults, and Invisalign for adults.  Braces do more than just straighten teeth and give you a beautiful smile.  It can improve your bite and chewing power, and makes it easier to keep your teeth clean and gums healthy.

Teeth whitening- there are several options which include:
1) bleaching strips used for 30 minutes, 2) take home bleaching trays and syringes for overnight treatment, and 3) in- office bleaching for 1 hour & continued with overnight bleaching trays for optimal result.

Porcelain Veneers-  if you have chipped teeth, unsightly stains or crooked teeth, thin porcelain veneers can be made and bonded onto your teeth to give you a beautiful smile.

Nightguards- if you wake up in the morning with sore jaw muscles, or have been breaking teeth, chances are you're grinding or clenching at night.  A nightguard will keep your teeth apart so that you cannot generate so much force to damage your teeth and create muscle tension.  It is a good investment for the longevity of your teeth & overall health.

Pediatric (Children) Services- we see kids as young as 18 months, for simple exam and dental health education with the parents.  We keep it fun during the appointment- they can watch cartoons on Netflix.  Preventive services such as fluoride treatment and sealants can help prevent cavities.

Partial Dentures- another option for replacing one or more missing teeth.  They can be made with more esthetic clear or gum-colored clasps instead of unsightly metal arm clasps.

Root Canal Treatment- when your tooth has been causing much pain or keeps you awake at night, root canal treatment will clean out the nerves and relieve the pain.  You'll keep the tooth, which can still function for many more years.

Extraction- the last resort when the tooth cannot be saved, whether due to cavities or gum disease.  Wisdom teeth usually need to be removed in teens/ young adults due to crowding, and we can refer to an oral surgeon.

FREE 
Opalescence 
Teeth Whitening Strips
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Oral-B Vitality
electric toothbrush
with New Adult Patient Exam, X-rays, and Cleaning


General & Family Dentistry
10110 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito, CA 94530   510-526-4747   Email Us