Modesto Dentist

modesto area dentistIf you are in the market or shopping around for the best Modesto Dentist, then you have found it. From a routine checkup, to getting a cavity filled, to removing your wisdom teeth, choosing the right dentist for these, and other services is extremely important. In addition to being fully licensed practice, you want your dentist to have a solid reputation locally, and to provide exceptional levels of care. When looking for a dentist in Modesto CA, we are the premier office for you to visit. Taking pride in the highest level of care, and excellent services. These are some reasons to rely on us, when you are looking for the best DDS in Modesto.

We are a dentist office in Modesto which offers various services to our patients. Priding ourselves on having:
– The best dentist in Modesto on staff.
– Excellent hygienists for cleaning, deep cleaning, and debridement cleaning.
– Licensed cosmetic dentists in our dental offices in Modesto CA, for filing cavities, replacing a missing tooth, or other cosmetic services.

In addition to having the most qualified dental team, our front desk receptionists are going to provide excellent service from the minute you walk in the door. Whether it is a first time visit, or whether you are simply calling in to learn about our services, you will be extremely pleased with the way in which you are treated, and in the overall appearance and professionalism of our dentists, staff, and our offices.

Office services –
When selecting your DDS, you want to visit an office which provides all types of service. Some of the work we provide to our clients include:
– General checkup and routine cleanings.
– Deep cleaning and debridement cleaning for severe cases.
– Professional cosmetic work. If you have a chipped tooth, want to have veneers made, or other cosmetic work to improve the appearance of your smile, we have the staff to provide these services.
– Invisalign teeth straightening or braces.
– Emergency cases for patients who are in severe pain or require immediate care.
– Surgery, or sedation dentistry for patients who have a fear of dentists and having dental work done.
– Root canal treatment or tooth removal/extraction work as needed.
– Teeth whitening services.
– We also provide cosmetic work in the form of braces or Invisalign clear straighteners, to help improve the appearance of your teeth.

We also provide personalized levels of care. If a patient needs their wisdom teeth removed, if they have dentures and need them cleaned, or if you need a night sleeping guard made, we provide all of these services to our patients.

Due to the fact that we have a full staff on hand, with professional DDS, as well as cosmetic professionals, we can do any type of work patients request in our offices. We have the facilities to perform any type of care, and the best dental professionals in the Modesto CA area. Regardless of the work you need completed, we will be able to do it ,and we are sure you are going to be pleased with the outcome.

Our facilities –
Not only do we have the best dentist in modesto ca, but we are also fully equipped with the highest grade equipment and the latest technologies. This is exactly what you will notice the minute you walk in to our practice. We have the latest, state of the art exam rooms, cleaning instruments, and dental care instruments. We also have the latest computerized x-ray systems in place, making it easier, faster, and far less costly for you to have x-rays done.

With the best equipment, professional grade dental tools, and the most experienced staff, you can be rest assured you won’t find a higher level of care in the Modesto area than you will in our offices. From the cleaning instruments, to the different forms of sedation we use, to the new x-ray equipment, you are sure to be pleased and impressed by our offices from the moment you walk in the door as a new patient.

we careWe care about our patients –
We accept most major forms of insurance, and we offer additional financing options to our new patients. If you are not able to afford care, or if your insurer is not covered, we will find a way to work with you, and provide affordable care.
In addition to our affordable services, we will also provide customized care for every patient who walks in to our offices. If this is the first time you are going to a dentist, do not know what to expect, and are afraid, we will walk you through the process, and talk to you about the options you have. For those who require extensive cosmetic work to be done, and do not know where to start, we have the staff on sight to sit down with you, discuss your options, to learn what you want, and to come up with a plan custom tailored to you.

We do not believe in a one-size fits all style of dental care. We know that every patient who walks in to our office, has a unique case and individualized needs. For this reason, we are going to treat you in this manner, and are going to come up with the perfect treatment and care plan for you. Further, we will find one which you can afford, one you are happy with, and a plan which fits your time and budget limits.

Why choose us? –
You want to go to the best Modesto area dentist. You want to visit an office which provides the highest level of care, cares about their patients, and will conform to the patient’s needs. This is just what you are going to receive when you choose our offices, over a competitor in the local area. So give us a call today to learn about our practice, the staff, and services we offer. Or, visit us to schedule a free consultation, so we can begin developing the right treatment plan for you.

Root Canal

The Truth about Root Canals

The root canal has unfairly gained the reputation of being a dreaded and painful procedure. In actuality, root canals are performed to relieve current pain and prevent future. While the immediate aftermath of a root canal may be a painful or sensitive tooth, root canals are important in saving damaged teeth, relieving tooth pain and preventing an infection from spreading to other teeth. Imagine for a moment the pain that an untreated infection could cause if it were to spread. Additionally, modern dental practices and anesthetics have made root canal procedures much more comfortable for patients.

Basically, a root canal may become necessary if the soft tissue inside of a tooth becomes inflamed or infected. This inflammation of the nerves and blood vessels can cut off nourishment to the tooth and place the life of the tooth in jeopardy. Also, inner tooth inflammation can trigger nerve pain in the tooth which can be very uncomfortable for patients. There are many different causes of interior tooth infections, but some examples include a broken tooth or a badly decayed tooth. A broken or decaying tooth is easier for bacteria to penetrate and thus cause an infection inside of.

root canalThe root canal procedure itself is actually considered routine and has a success rate of about 90%. First, the dentist will numb the infected tooth and the surrounding area of the mouth. Once all feeling is lost in the area and the tooth, a small hole is made in the top of the tooth. Next, the dentist uses very small tools to precisely extract the diseased tissue from the interior of the tooth. Then, a disinfectant is applied to the inside of the tooth, from the top, all the way down the canal(s) and to end(s) of the root(s). That step is where the procedure obtains its famous name. Finally, the cleaned tooth is filled in with a non-toxic rubber compound and the hole receives a temporary filling. In a follow up visit the dentist will place a permanent filling or cap on the tooth.

Root canals have become a popular dental procedure not only because of their effectiveness, but also their residual benefits. Most importantly, a root canal allows the patient to keep their natural tooth. This is important for several reasons. First, the natural tooth remains anchored to the gum, which improves gum health. Moreover, by saving a patient’s tooth, the dentist is able to ensure that their patient’s smile remains healthy and complete. Lastly, a root canal procedure is less expensive than a full tooth extraction because the tooth is retained and auxiliary procedures are not needed.

Although root canals shouldn’t be feared, their need can be avoided. Brushing and flossing every day while maintaining a low-sugar diet is essential to dental health. Furthermore, when participating in activities that could potentially damage a tooth, wearing a mouth guard is advised.

Root canals protect teeth, relieve pain and save dental patient’s money. They may have a bad reputation today but one day the root canal should be recognized as a crucial dental procedure.


Deep Cleaning

Many people, despite maintaining a good oral hygiene, end up with tartar plaque and calculus around the teeth. There are many crevices, inter-dental spaces, and other such areas in the mouth where it’s not possible to brush and clean with normal bristles of a toothbrush. This is one of the main reasons you need visit your dentist at least once every 6 months. If you don’t maintain proper dental hygiene and delay to visit a dentists, then you may end up with gum and periodontal diseases. To deal with such conditions, the dentist may advise you to go for a deep cleaning of teeth. This is the initial treatment of periodontal disease.

What is Deep Teeth Cleaning?

Deep cleaning, also known as root planning or scaling, entails the scraping of tartar and plaque from the teeth above and below the gum surface. This procedure consists of two parts; scaling and root planning.

Scaling is the first part of deep teeth cleaning. It’s usually done on the visible surface of the tooth structure (on the crown surface). It removes toxins and plaque below the gum line. A tool is used to scrape all the tartar and build up below the gum line, to the bottom of the pocket.

Root planning is done in cases where the gums have receded and the root surface is exposed to oral cavity. Exposed root surface make your teeth sensitive to cold and heat. It’s therefore very important that you ensure proper root planning is done. This is because accumulation of plaque or tartar in the space between the lining of the gums and root surface leads to loss of attachment. This may lead to further loosening of the gum lining and attachment and formation of periodontal pocket.

The dentist may administer local anesthesia, depending on the state of oral hygiene, depth of pocket, pain threshold of the patient and the need of the patient. Once the anesthesia is injected, the area becomes numb and deep cleaning starts. The procedure can be done manually with the help of scalers, or it can be done with the help of an ultrasonic machine. All this depends on the patient’s need. By the end of the procedure, the entire area is cleared of any calculus and plaque that may be around your gums and teeth.

An oral anti-microbial rinse may be prescribed to neutralize the bacteria and promote healing.

After the procedure, you may experience slight tooth sensitivity, but this will go away with time.

Deep Teeth Cleaning Versus Regular Teeth Cleaning

1.Regular cleaning, or preventive cleaning, is generally designed for maintenance of healthy gums and teeth. This procedure involves cleaning the space by removing bacteria and tartar build up. This is typically done every 6 months. On the other hand, deep cleaning is done where there a larger amount of bacteria and tartar under the gums. The procedure is usually done if there is a deeper space bacteria gums and teeth, called a pocket.

2.Deep cleaning session involves stain removal. Tea, coffee, tobacco and other stains are polished away leaving you with a whiter smile. Regular cleaning may not remove these stains.

3.Deep cleaning procedure is longer in duration than regular teeth cleaning. Depending on the depth of the pockets and amount of tartar accumulated, deep teeth cleaning may require take 2-4 sittings.



FillingsDental fillings are used for restoring teeth that have been damaged by decay so that they can function normally. The steps involved in filling a tooth include removing the decay, cleaning the affected area and filling the cavity with an appropriate filling material. This helps to close off spaces through which bacteria can enter and prevent further decay. Fillings are also made use of to repair teeth that are cracked or broken and those that have worn out because of misuse, including nail-biting and tooth grinding.

Dental Filling Procedure

The first step in filling is numbing the area around the affected tooth with the help of a local anesthetic. The next step is removing the decay using an air abrasion instrument, a drill or laser. The dentist will also test the affected area to ensure that the decay has been completely removed. Then the cleaned space is prepared for filling by removing bacteria and debris. After filling the cavity, the dentist will polish and finish the surface of the tooth. If the tooth decay is near to its root, the dentist may apply a liner made out of composite resin, glass ionomer or other material in order to protect the nerve.

Different Types of Dental Fillings

Materials that are used as fillings to restore teeth include gold, porcelain, a composite resin, amalgam, and glass ionomer. It is not possible to predict as to which type is best suited for a person because the dentist decides on the basis of extent of damage, allergies to certain material, location of the filling and the cost involved.


Gold cemented into the cavity is well tolerated by the gum tissues. Gold inlays last for over 20 years. It is considered to be the best filling material because of these reasons, but it is expensive and calls for multiple visits to the dentist.


Silver (amalgam) fillings – made out an alloy of silver, mercury, tin, copper and sometimes zinc – are resistant to wear and less expensive. These fillings are dark in color and are, therefore, more noticeable compared to composite or porcelain fillings. Moreover, amalgam fillings are more prone to contraction and expansion. This can cause cracks on the tooth. Typically, they are not used for filling cavities in areas that are clearly visible such as the front teeth.

Composite Material

Composite (plastic) resins can be made to match color of the tooth. Therefore, fillings made out of this material are used where there is a need to provide a natural appearance. The ingredients that go into making this material are mixed and then placed inside the cavity. They harden within the cavity. Composite material may not be best suited for large fillings as they are prone to chipping or wearing out over time. Additionally, they get easily stained from tea, coffee and tobacco, and last only from 3 to 10 years.


Porcelain fillings get bonded to the affected tooth and can be made to match the color of the tooth. They resist staining and a porcelain restoration often covers a large part of the tooth. However, they are as expensive as gold.

Glass Ionomers

Glass and acrylic fillings often last for only about five years. Therefore, they are often used for filling children’s teeth. Moreover, they release fluoride, which helps prevent tooth


teeth-cleaningWe all know that teeth cleanings are not everyone’s favorite thing to do. But they are necessary. In our dental practice, we strive to make the time spent in the chair as quick and painless as possible. From our state of the art comfort reclining chairs, to using soft gentle hands, we do everything we can to provide comfort. We know you have a choice in your dental care, and we want to earn your business by making you feel like the most important client in the world.





Everyone should have a professional cleaning at least every 6 months. But we all know that real teeth cleaning starts at home. Most have been taught to brush there teeth each morning when they are getting ready for the day, and at night before going to bed. That is a great start. But that’s is what it is, a start. We should all strive to brush our teeth after every meal we eat as well. Every time you eat, food gets stuck between your teeth that you can not see. That food can sit there for a long time and lead to gingivitis and tooth decay. Additionally, food that you can’t see can still cling to the outsides of the teeth, turning into plaque. For these reasons, brushing after every meal is very important. But even with good oral hygiene, it is still very important to get a full deep cleaning from your dentist.

We know how busy schedules can get. We are happy to help accommodate for that. So call us today and get your one on one consultation scheduled.