General Dentistry in Mar Vista
General dentistry, sometimes called family dentistry, refers to all of the foundational dental care that people need throughout their lifetimes to keep their smiles healthy and comfortable. A general dentist is your advocate for dental health – the dentist you see every six months or more depending on your oral health needs.
Dr. Chris Strandburg, our general dentist here at Vision Dental Mar Vista, focuses on whole-body health and how your oral health can improve not only your smile but also your overall wellness. His professional experience, world-class skill, and artistic attention to detail give the patients of our community confidence in the general dentistry we offer.
Comprehensive Dental Exams
Your dental exam is an opportunity for Dr. Strandburg to take a close look at your teeth, gums, and jaw function, and talk to you about any tooth pain or changes you have noticed. By maintaining regular dental visits, Dr. Strandburg can often identify dental disease, such as cavities, cracked teeth, and periodontal (gum) disease, in the earliest stages when they are usually easier to treat.
At our Mar Vista dental office, your health is a top priority. Our comprehensive dental exams include:
- Tooth-by-tooth exam
- Jaw evaluation
- Oral cancer screening
- Digital dental x-rays (when needed)
- Intraoral diagnostic photos
- Treatment consultation
Once your dental exam is complete, Dr. Strandburg will discuss everything he sees that might need your attention along with every treatment option available. The knowledge he shares helps our patients make the most informed choices.
Gentle Dental Cleanings in the 90064 Area
Nothing beats that smooth, fresh feeling you have after a dental cleaning, and our hygienists are here to customize your dental cleaning to help you maintain healthy gums for a lifetime. A periodontal evaluation will determine any areas of infection that need more dedicated attention at home. If gum disease is present, our hygiene team will recommend a gum care routine for you.
Treating gum disease is essential because it not only impacts your dental health and smile. Research has also shown an oral-systemic connection between the bacteria found in gum disease to complications such as heart health, diabetes, respiratory disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and even Alzheimer’s disease. Keeping your mouth healthy is essential for ideal overall health.
If you’re worried about pain, rest assured that while our hygienists are thorough, they are also known for being gentle and putting patient comfort first.
When Dental Needs Arise
Few of us will escape the need for dental work at some point in our lives because our teeth have a tough job to do. At Vision Dental Mar Vista, Dr. Strandburg expertly repairs and replaces teeth with fillings, crowns, bridges, dental implants, and offers cosmetic dentistry for patients who have good health but are planning their dream smiles. If you have a toothache, we offer both root canals and extractions in-house.
Teeth whitening, veneers, porcelain crowns, and cosmetic bonding all play a role in smile makeovers that can change your life and your confidence.
We Welcome Kids
General dentistry for kids is essential starting when their first tooth appears or by age one. Our pediatric dentist, Dr. Andrew Huynh, makes sure your littlest family members are healthy and their teeth are developing properly. We use a fun and engaging approach to make children feel comfortable and learn a lot too. Children’s dentistry at our Mar Vista dental office gives children a healthy foundation for a lifetime of happy smiles.
Looking for a Dentist in Mar Vista?
We warmly welcome new patients and families of all ages from Mar Vista, Playa Vista and Playa Del Rey, Santa Monica, Venice, Culver City, Marina Del Rey, and the greater Los Angeles area. Give us a call to book your next dental appointment.