General Dentistry

Comprehensive Smile Care

If you’re looking for a family-friendly dentist that offers general dentistry in San Mateo, CA, you’ll find convenient and high-quality care right here at Bay Star Dental General & Cosmetic Dentistry.

Checkups and Exams

All new patients receive a comprehensive dental exam, followed by periodic exams during their routine checkups to monitor their oral health for changes between appointments. Some of the things we screen for include:

  • Oral cancer
  • Periodontal disease, bone loss, and tissue infection
  • Integrity of existing dental restorations
  • Oral symptoms of systemic diseases or medical conditions
  • New areas of decay
  • Bite alignment (orthodontic evaluation)
  • Bruxism and grinding
  • TMJ disorders

Gum Health

Our prevention focused dental cleanings are designed to help you enjoy a beautiful smile that lasts for life. But when symptoms of periodontitis (gum disease) develop, we offer comprehensive periodontal therapy services to halt and prevent additional infection.

Tooth Colored Fillings

Early screenings for tooth decay and digital X-rays allow us to pinpoint cavities when they’re smaller and less invasive to treat. All of our dental fillings are made from white material that matches your tooth structure, for durable yet aesthetically pleasing results!

TMJ Exams

The function and biological relationship between your TMJ, facial muscles, and biting patterns can lead to complications such as jaw pain, headaches, and tooth wear. As part of your evaluation we will assess your jaw joint to ensure that its movement and range of motion are performing appropriately.

Preventative Care for Children

Professionally applied fluoride and protective sealants can reduce your child’s risk of developing cavities. Because primary (baby) teeth can decay quite quicker than their permanent counterparts, preventative care is especially important for our youngest of patients.

For family and general dentistry in San Mateo, CA, call Bay Star Dental General & Cosmetic Dentistry today. New patients welcome!