Dental Checkups & Cleanings

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Checkups & Cleanings


To keep your smile looking its best and brightest, Park Place Dental recommends regularly scheduled dental checkups at least twice a year.
We understand that life can become busy (especially for San Mateans), but the team at Park Place Dental offers the best dental checkups and scheduled cleanings in San Mateo. Our dental team helps to eliminate problems before they start. Schedule online or call our office to setup a dental checkup today.


What you can expect in a dental checkup.

We care about your dental health, and our hygienists and doctors will inquire about your oral history to form an overall picture of your dental needs. This can include past treatments or conditions that can affect your current dental health. Some topics to be addressed:

  • Whether you feel pain or discomfort
  • The date of your last dental checkup
  • Activity level (including impact sports)
  • Personal habits & choices (eating, smoking, drinking, etc.)

Next your gums will be analyzed for inflammation, most commonly due to the buildup of bacteria. Underneath your gum line is home to many germs, and if left untreated can cause infections and abscesses. Completing dental checkups twice a year can isolate problems not yet seen or felt by the patient.

Special mirrors and tools can help your dentist check for “pockets”, which are areas around the gum line that have grown puffy from inflammation. These pockets act as an incubator for germs, and only a professional cleaning can remove and effectively treat them.


Will I have to get X-rays? Are they safe?
Modern X-rays use ultra-low levels of radiation, making routine dental X-rays safe. All of our patients require X-rays at some point, and these digital images capture what our eyes and instruments can’t discover on their own. Every patient’s needs differ; some people require X-rays more than once a year to better monitor their conditions.


I already had a checkup this year, do I really need another one?

For most of our patients, yes. Proper brushing and flossing is imperative to a healthy mouth, but thorough dental checkups and cleanings clear your teeth of plaque and tartar, substances impossible to remove at home.

Scheduling and completing checkups twice a year can keep your mouth healthy and happy. A quick call to our San Mateo office can lead you on the path to better dental health, with the most comprehensive dental checkups in San Mateo County.

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“I am an anxious person and especially anxious around going to the dentist. On my first visit they made me feel valued and safe talking me through the entire process. I really loved the experience and plan to continue coming here. Every staff member was exceptionally kind and welcoming and helpful.”

– Chelsea, San Mateo

“Besides just experiencing the best tooth cleaning I have ever had. The Doctors and staff are very friendly, helpful, and accommodating with my busy work schedule. Also very generous with sharing endless knowledge about keeping my mouth healthy and clean.”

– Jesse, San Mateo

“I walked in their offices by chance while I needed and looking for a dental office and walking by their doors. Miracle of miracles, never have I had such warm kind welcome, follow up and understanding of my situation and challenges. In addition, the doctor I got had ‘the hands of an Angel’.”

– Gloria, San Mateo