Visiting your San Francisco dentist twice a year for professional teeth cleanings, examinations and oral cancer screenings can help you and your family maintain excellent oral health throughout your lives. At the office of Christopher T. Nichols DDS, we provide a comprehensive preventive program, designed to meet the needs of patients of all ages. Our goal is to help keep your smile healthy from the start and to diagnose any developing oral health problems early in their onset, when they are typically the easiest to treat.
Did you know that a sticky film called plaque gathers continuously in the mouth and can contribute to the development of tooth decay and gum disease? The bacteria in dental plaque produces acids that eat away at tooth enamel, causing cavities to form and producing inflammation in gums. By brushing, flossing and seeing your San Francisco dentist for routine checkups and professional teeth cleanings, you can protect your smile against the detrimental effects of plaque and dental disease. During a professional teeth cleaning, we thoroughly remove any plaque buildup from difficult to reach areas between the teeth and gums. We also review your oral care regimen and offer suggestions for how you can brush and floss more effectively at home. For pediatric patients, we make checkups informative and engaging, teaching your child healthy habits that will last a lifetime. As an added layer of protection, we provide dental sealants and fluoride treatments to reduce your child’s risk of developing cavities. For patients of all ages, we perform comprehensive examinations of the teeth, gums, and their supporting bone structure, with the use of the latest digital imaging technology as needed. With routine examinations, we can diagnose conditions that may adversely affect your oral health as early as possible, typically saving the need for complex therapies later on down the road.
At the office of Christopher T. Nichols DDS, we are committed to exemplary patient care and helping your family feel at ease throughout every checkup. As your San Francisco dentist, you can count on us to make it easy and stress-free to keep up with our preventive care program. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call today.