Berkeley Prosthodontics and General Dentistry

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): General Dentistry

How can we help you?

We welcome all of your questions at Berkeley Prosthodontics and General Dentistry! The more informed you are about oral health care in general, the better equipped you are to make confident decisions about your own treatment.

You aren't meant to be an expert about oral health – that's our job! We're here to guide you and provide you with information so you understand all aspects of your personal oral health. No question is too small, and the only silly question is one that goes unasked.

Here are a few questions we hear frequently, but you probably have others that aren't answered here. Please don't hesitate to call our office or fill out our convenient online contact form.

General Dentistry

We know with your busy schedule keeping up with your regular dental checkups and cleanings can feel like a hassle. Sometimes it is hard to find the time to fit your appointment in but it is general dentistry | dentist in Berkeley important that you are able to be seen. Keeping up-to-date on your cleanings can save you money from other pricey procedures due to decay. 

Dental cleanings remove plaque and tartar buildup that could lead to serious dental decay problems in the future. That is why we here at Berkeley Prosthodontics and General Dentistry typically recommend at least annual dental examinations and 6-month-recall cleanings. However, some patients may have different dental presentations and need more frequent cleanings. We see each patient and make appropriate recommendations accordingly. 

Scheduling Your Dental Cleaning

Our wonderful staff here take your oral health very seriously. We want to make sure that your beautiful teeth last a lifetime! Be sure to call our office and we will work with your schedule to find a time that works for you!

Prevention is the key to achieving a lifetime of excellent oral health. In order to maintain your healthy smile, you can schedule dental exams and professional cleanings every six months or general dentistry | dental exams | berkeley as often as necessary.

We understand it can be easy to let dental appointments fall by the wayside when you’re trying to juggle all your family’s obligations. It can also be tempting to put off routine checkups if you know you’re brushing and flossing properly and don’t have any problems.

But that is exactly when you need your routine preventive care – while your teeth are healthy and before anything goes wrong. As much as we enjoy seeing you, we’d rather it not be when you’re experiencing a problem!

Preventative Dentistry

Prevention is critical because dental conditions don’t always announce themselves with pain and don't usually become full-blown over night. They often develop and start to damage your tooth structure long before you feel any discomfort at all.

At Berkeley Prosthodontics and General Dentistry, we can make things a little more convenient for you by scheduling out your routine exams so all you need to do is show up at our office at the appointed time. Following this semi-annual schedule and keeping up with your appointments is your best insurance against future dental problems.

If you are due for a checkup, please call us so we can arrange a cleaning and exam and take steps to keep your smile in optimal health.

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Important information regarding COVID-19 Safety

Welcome back!  Your health and well-being continue to be our highest priority, and we are ONLY open because we have carefully planned and revised our office procedures to greatly minimize the risk of infection for our patients and our team members.

Our team closely follows guidelines set forth by the CDC, OSHA, ADA, and Berkeley City in regards to existing and new personal protective equipment (PPE), updated engineering, modified administrative protocols, and extra safety practice protocols. You can expect to see some changes for your next appointment, such as pre-appointment respiratory screening, daily temperature-taking, social distanced office area, more air purification and ventilation in each operatory, staggered and lengthened appointments, and more physical barriers installed to keep the office a safe environment for everyone.

We ask that everyone 12 and older must have face cover on when you arrive at our office, and to help social distance, we may ask you and your family, companion, to wait in your car during any wait.

Thank you for your cooperation! We look forward to seeing you soon!

Amy Au and the Berkeley Prosthodontics Dental Team