Family Dentistry Specialist

San Ramon Dental Excellence

General Family Dentistry & Anti-Aging Dentistry located in San Ramon, CA

Attending routine family dentistry appointments is one of the easiest ways to preserve your oral health for years to come. At San Ramon Dental Excellence in San Ramon, California, the team of expert dentists provides various family dentistry services, including oral exams, teeth cleaning, X-rays, and more. Schedule an appointment with the online booking tool, or call the office to speak with a staff member today.

Family Dentistry Q & A

What is family dentistry?

Family dentistry is an oral health specialty that provides care for people of all ages, from children to adults. It makes it possible for every member of your family to receive preventive care, routine checkups, and other dental services at a single location.

The team at San Ramon Dental Excellence boasts years of training and expertise. They understand that each individual has unique needs and strive to provide the highest quality care in a comfortable, welcoming environment.

What services does family dentistry include?

The team at San Ramon Dental Excellence offers various family dentistry services, including:

Oral exams

An oral exam is a routine screening that assesses your oral health. During an oral exam, your dentist uses a handheld mirror to observe your teeth, gums, tongue, and cheeks. If they notice any abnormalities, like a cavity or abscess, they can order additional testing and develop a custom care plan.

Teeth cleaning

A teeth cleaning removes plaque and tartar from your teeth and beneath your gums. It’s performed by a dental hygienist or dental technician. After scaling your teeth, your provider polishes them with gritty toothpaste, flosses them, and applies a fluoride treatment, if prescribed.

Oral X-rays

Oral X-rays use low amounts of radiation to take detailed photos of your tooth roots, alveolar bone, and jaw. They allow the team at San Ramon Dental Excellence to pinpoint problems that aren’t visible to the naked eye, including impacted wisdom teeth and bone loss. The team also uses oral X-rays to help guide implant placement.

Dental sealants

If your child has a history of cavities, the team might recommend dental sealants. Dental sealants are thin plastic coverings applied to a premolar or molar. They prevent the buildup of plaque, food particles, and harmful bacteria, significantly lowering the risk of tooth decay.

Fluoride treatment

Fluoride treatment is a quick, outpatient procedure that strengthens and fortifies your tooth enamel. It lowers your risk of cavities by making your teeth more resistant to acids and bacteria. Not everyone needs fluoride treatment. Following an oral exam and a review of your dental health history, the team can make recommendations to align with your needs.


If you or your child has crooked or crowded teeth or a misaligned jaw, the team might recommend orthodontics. Orthodontics is a dental specialty that uses custom appliances like braces or Invisalign® aligners to gradually straighten your teeth.

How frequently should I schedule a family dentistry appointment?

The team at San Ramon Dental Excellence recommends scheduling a family dentistry appointment once every six months. Many oral health problems, including tooth decay and gum disease, present few obvious symptoms in their early stages. Routine checkups can catch these and other issues when they respond best to treatment.

Don’t wait to request a family dentistry consultation at San Ramon Dental Excellence. Use the online scheduling tool to book an appointment or call the office to speak with a caring staff member today.