Teeth For Life

Alamo Dental Excellence

General Family Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Alamo, CA

If you take good care of your teeth, you have a better chance of keeping those teeth for life. At Alamo Dental Excellence in Alamo, California, Divian Patel, DSS, and his qualified team help you take great care of your teeth with professional visits and teach you how to care for your teeth and gums at home. Call today to set up your appointment or book one online to learn how you can maintain healthy teeth for life with the right care and products.

Teeth For Life Q & A

How do cleanings and checkups help maintain healthy teeth for life?

Regular visits to a dentist for checkups and cleanings are an essential part of your overall health. At a regular checkup, our Alamo Dental Excellence professional will:

  • Look for cavities and signs of decay
  • Check for problems in areas of your mouth that you might not feel or see
  • Evaluate your gums for signs of gum disease

During this visit, you also receive a comprehensive teeth cleaning, rinse, and polish. These professional cleanings get at the plaque that you just can’t reach at home, no matter how thorough your dental hygiene is.


How often should I visit the dentist?

If you have healthy teeth, visit Alamo Dental Excellence every six months. This provides you with the opportunity to talk with Dr. Patel and get answers to any questions you might have about your oral health.

If Dr. Patel finds that you have the beginnings of gum disease (called gingivitis), full-blown gum disease, or another oral health problem, more frequent visits would be needed.


What is the best toothpaste and toothbrush to help me preserve healthy teeth for life?

Dr. Patel at Alamo Dental Excellence recommends the right toothpaste, mouthwash, dental floss, and toothbrushes to help you maintain a gleaming, healthy smile. Always choose a toothpaste and brush that have been approved by the American Dental Association (ADA).

For some people, getting an electric toothbrush can be the better choice. You also have to keep in mind bristle type when choosing your toothbrush product. Dr. Patel can help you understand if a soft, hard, or another type of bristle is best for your teeth and gums.


What important facts I should know about my teeth?

At birth, a person already has 20 baby teeth ready to come in. These teeth usually start to show through the gums after 6 months of age. By 21, all of your primary teeth have fallen out, and all 32 of your permanent teeth have come in.

For excellent oral health care, trust the providers at Alamo Dental Excellence. Make your oral hygiene appointment today by calling the office or booking online.