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Dental Examinations

Dental Exam ImageAt Baltazar Guzman DDS, our dentistry team is dedicated to providing a strong foundation for great oral hygiene. Dr. Baltazar Guzman and our professional staff are committed to ensuring our Long Beach patients receive thorough care during their twice-yearly dental examinations and cleanings.

The Dental Examination

A comprehensive dental exam and cleaning are recommended twice-yearly for children and adults. During your initial dental examination at Baltazar Guzman DDS, our staff will take full mouth X-rays to ensure the health of your gums, teeth, and jaw. X-rays will not be required at every visit, and Dr. Baltazar Guzman will discuss whether new X-rays will be required.

During a twice-yearly check-up, patients receive a thorough examination of their teeth, gums, tongue, jaw, and neck. Dr. Baltazar Guzman or one of our experienced dental hygienists will examine each tooth for cavities, plaque, or damage using a small pick instrument and mirror. An examination of your gums will detect if any gum disease is present or needs treatment. Your head, neck and jaw are examined to diagnose any possible issues with glands or joints, such as TMJ disorder. If necessary, Dr. Baltazar Guzman may recommend additional X-rays, an oral cancer screening, or a further periodontal inspection.

Comprehensive Dental Cleaning

After the comprehensive examination and evaluation, one of our professional and knowledgeable dental hygienists will perform a comprehensive cleaning. Professional cleanings are recommended to be given twice a year to prevent cavities and identify any oral health issues as early as possible. A professional cleaning supplements the oral hygiene you maintain at home.

While it is recommended that adults brush three times a day and floss once a day, many patients only brush their teeth twice a day and floss less than once a day. A deep cleaning twice a year by one of our professional dental hygienists includes a polishing and a fluoride treatment to prevent cavities and protect teeth from decay.

Call us today at (415) 567-4600 or make an appointment online for your examination and cleaning.

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

  • "I started going when he did everything himself. His quality created more patients, so he hired hygienists, etc., but maintained excellent standards and personal care throughout his office. I know he will recommend only what I need, give me options, and listen."
    Peter L.
  • "Dr. Guzman and staff are awesome! Plus the office has beautiful views of the GG Bridge to Alcatraz. Highly recommend."
    Jim D.
  • "Dr. Guzman and staff are awesome! Plus the office has beautiful views of the GG Bridge to Alcatraz. Highly recommend."
    Jim D.