At the office of Dr. Elizabeth P. Doi, we utilize leading-edge approaches to prevent, detect and treat cavities. With periodic visits to our Menlo Park dentist, you and your family can maintain cavity-free smiles. Our goal is to halt the onset and progress of tooth decay, to keep your teeth healthy from the start. With a proactive approach to treatment, we can stop cavities before they progress to cause more serious damage to your oral health.
Preventing cavities begins at home, with a daily routine of brushing and flossing and limiting your intake of sugary foods. These steps help manage the buildup of plaque, which is a sticky film that continuously gathers in your mouth, harboring harmful bacteria. The bacteria in plaque produce acids, which erode tooth enamel and cause small holes to form in your teeth. During a professional teeth cleaning, we thoroughly remove plaque, tartar and debris, and will guide you on better techniques for caring for you teeth at home. Although cavities can occur at any age, due to lifestyle and dietary habits, children are especially susceptible. To protect your child’s teeth against cavities, we offer fluoride treatment and dental sealants, and take the time to teach your child about the importance and responsibility of maintaining excellent oral hygiene. As part of your or your child’s visit, our Menlo Park dentist performs a comprehensive examination, to diagnose tooth decay from its outset, when it is easiest to treat. We provide the most precise and gentle care, keeping you informed and relaxed throughout your visit. To restore a tooth that has been damaged by decay, our dentist utilizes the latest generation of durable, tooth-colored materials, which blend seamlessly with your smile and provide long-lasting results.
If you are looking for a Menlo Park dentist who provides personalized preventive care for your whole family, visit us at the office of Dr. Elizabeth P. Doi. Our goal is to help you and your loved ones maintain healthy, beautiful smiles throughout your lives. To learn more about preventing cavities or to schedule a checkup, call today.