Antioch Smile Center
(925) 778-4600
Preventative dental services

Preventative Dentistry

All patients benefit from an individualized and tailored dentistry program, as every patient is different. We will assess where you are and the best approach to minimize and prevent any type of dental disease.
Preventative dental care is essential to maintaining a healthy smile. During these visits, we will clean your teeth by removing plaque and tartar, and complete a thorough examination of your teeth, gums and other facial structures. Dr. Zarekari will inspect the health of your teeth and the integrity of existing dental work. Some of the procedures that we provide include:

Digital X-Rays
If X-rays are necessary, we will take those at this time. Our digital x-rays use reduced radiation levels and allows us to pinpoint areas of concern.

Scale and Root Planning
Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical procedure to treat periodontal disease. We clean your teeth above and below the gum lines to remove plaque build-up, tartar and stains. Having your teeth regularly cleaned helps to prevent periodontal (gum) disease that can cause major dental problems, including loss of teeth. We will also review oral hygiene methods to help you maintain healthy teeth.

Oral Cancer Screening
A thorough soft tissue examination will detect changes in the soft tissue lining of the mouth, cheeks, floor of the mouth and tongue. Early diagnosis of precancerous and abnormal tissues is essential for effective treatment, as most oral cancers do not cause symptoms until they are in more advanced stages.

Periodontal Screening
We also perform a periodontal screening to check your gums for any sign of gum disease. It is important to detect gum detachment in its earliest stages to prevent bone and tissue loss, as periodontal disease is the #1 cause of tooth loss. Gingivitis refers to inflammation of the gums due to an excess of plaque on the teeth. Signs of gingivitis include red, swollen gums – or gums that bleed easily when you brush your teeth. By contrast, periodontitis (periodontal disease) has progressed to more serious gum disease involving the bone that holds your teeth.


Mary Zarekari, DMD
Antioch Smile Center
2642 Somersville Rd, Unit # B
Antioch , CA , 94509
(925) 778-4600
Antioch Cosmetic Dentist

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Mon  9am - 5pm
Tue  9am - 5pm
Wed  9am - 5pm
Thu  9am - 5pm
Fri  9am - 5pm
Sat  Closed
Sun  Closed