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How to Recover From Having Your Teeth Pulled

General Dentistry Stockton, CA“It’s like pulling teeth” may be an expression you use when getting your kids to pick up their toys or do their homework, but nothing is like pulling teeth than actually getting your teeth pulled. Often, patients who are chronic tobacco users, have poor dental hygiene, or extreme periodontal disease need to have their teeth pulled due to decay and erosion.

Just like with any surgical procedure, following the proper care instructions will prevent you from developing an oral infection.

Keep your Head Elevated

If you sleep flat on your back, this tip may be especially annoying to follow, but it’s important. Keeping your head elevated will help prevent excessive bleeding. Try elevating your head with two pillows for the first couple of nights.

Avoid Toothpaste

It may sound counterintuitive, but you shouldn’t use toothpaste for the first week after your extraction. The foam from your toothpaste can result in dry sockets. To clean your teeth, try dipping your toothbrush in a little bit of mouthwash and gently brush your teeth— avoiding the surgical area.

Don’t Rinse

One of your initial instincts to get blood out of your mouth may be to rinse with some water, but rinsing after a tooth extraction can lead to a dry socket. Avoid rinsing your mouth for about one to two weeks after your surgery.

Apply Pressure

For the first day or two, try to apply frequent pressure to the surgical area by biting down on a clean gauze pad or a damp tea bag. The frequent repetition of the pressure will help decrease the bleeding— just make sure to change out the pad frequently to avoid a bacterial infection.

After your tooth extraction, we will send you home with a detailed list of care instructions. Learn more about tooth extractions and care instructions and contact Dr. Janice Scott today!

Gag Ya Later: How We Get Rid of Gagging During Impressions

 Oral Health Stockton, CA Your mom always told you to watch your words and mind your manners so that you wouldn’t leave a bad impression on those around you. And although it’s good to make a lasting impression with a strong personality and sense of self, it’s equally as important to make a lasting impression when you come into our office with a dental impression. As one of the most dreaded parts of getting braces, a retainer, a dental bridge, and dentures, we have to make impressions of your mouth. Impressions are what we use to create a custom mold so that we know exactly what tweaks and adjustments need to be made when we are straightening your smile. However, a lot of our patients don’t like getting these oral impressions done because they make them gag. Here at Janice Scott’s office, we like to ensure that our patients are comfortable and relaxed the entire time they’re in one of our chairs. As such, we have a variety of options to help you with your gag reflex. If you are a gagger and hate getting impressions, this article is for you. Read on to learn more.

An Anesthetic Spray

One of the first options that we may try to help calm your gag reflex during a dental impression is an anesthetic spray. By spraying your roof with this spray, you won’t feel the impression tray at all. We will also make sure that the material doesn’t extend outside of these areas to cause any additional gagging sensations.

Smaller Trays

If the anesthetic spray doesn’t work or if you want to try something else, we can create smaller trays. A lot of times, we find that if we use smaller trays for the imprints, patients are less likely to have an adverse reaction or gag reflex.

Less Product

A lot of times, patients tend to gag when too much of the molding product is applied to the tray. To help combat this reaction, we can use less of the solution to the tray so that you won’t have

If you have a strong gag reflex, we have a variety of options to use to keep you comfortable during your impressions. To learn more about these options or to schedule an appointment, call Dr. Janice Scott today at (209) 478-3036!



3 Summer Foods to Snack On For a Healthier Smile

Dental Health | Oral Health Stockton CAIt seems like decades ago that you were sitting inside huddled up, waiting for warm weather. And now that summer is in full swing; you’re hopefully spending as much time outside barbecuing and lounging by the pool with friends and family as possible. One of the best parts about the warm weather is the cool treats and fresh produce to snack on. To help you choose some foods that are good for your body and your oral health, we have created a list of three foods to snack on for a healthier smile. Read on to learn more.

Foods for Healthy Teeth and Gums


You may think that biting into a bright red fruit like a strawberry will only stain them, but they’re one of the best fruits for your teeth. Every time you bite directly into a strawberry, the abrasive seeds work to scrub your teeth while leaving them whiter, cleaner and refreshed.


Watermelon isn’t just a low-calorie fruit that everyone likes to eat— it’s also good for your teeth. By containing— no surprise— high contents of water, watermelon is great for speeding up your mouth’s natural production of saliva which works to get rid of germs, bacteria, and even stains.


Whether you like to grill it or eat it in a sushi form, fish like salmon contains a high amount of Vitamin D which is good at helping your body naturally absorb Calcium— leaving your teeth stronger and healthier in the process.

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The list of fruits and veggies that are good for your teeth goes on and on. However, by eating a diet rich in strawberries, watermelon, and fish this summer, you can help protect your teeth against harmful bacteria. To learn more about how you can take better care of your smile, call Dr. Janice Scott today at (209) 478-3036!





How to Tell If you Have An Abscessed Tooth

dental health Stockton CAJust like an onion, there are many different layers of a tooth. There’s the top layer: the enamel, the middle layer: the dentin, and the bottom layer: the pulp. If bacteria seeps through all the layers of the tooth and into the pulp, it can cause an abscess to occur. This abscess can cause extreme swelling and inflammation near the root of the pulp; leaving you in a whole lot of pain and discomfort. So, how can you tell if you have an abscessed tooth? From extreme pain to swollen lymph nodes, this article will list a few symptoms to be wary of. Read on to learn more.

Extreme Pain in the Mouth

If you have ever had a cavity, you know that the strong, dull pain, although painful, isn’t considered to be extreme. If, however, you start to experience severe pain in your mouth that just won’t go away, then this is an indication that you have an abscessed tooth.

Swelling in Neck or Face

Another large indication that you have an abscessed tooth is random swelling in the neck or face that is accompanied by severe pain. Sometimes, if the abscess has gotten really bad, it can cause severe inflammation.


When your body is fighting any infection, it has to work in overdrive; resulting in you running a fever. If you have noticed that your temperature is higher than normal, this is your body’s way of telling you that you have an infection.

Tender, Swollen Lymph Nodes

Your lymph nodes are located under your jawline, right by your neck. To see if your lymph nodes are tender or swollen, take your index and middle finger and gently feel around your throat. If they are swollen or tender to the touch, then this is another sign you have an abscessed tooth.

If left untreated, the infection caused by an abscessed tooth can spread throughout your neck and into your head. If you have been suffering from extreme pain, have swelling in your neck or face, are running a fever, and have tender, swollen lymph nodes, contact Dr. Janice Scott right away.



To Give Your Child Gluten or Not: Celiac Disease and Your Child’s Oral Health

To Give Your Child Gluten or Not: Celiac Disease and Your Child’s Oral HealthIt may seem like “gluten free” options are at every grocery store or local restaurant. And even though it can seem like a trendy diet, it is actually a dietary restriction for those who have a condition called Celiac disease. As an immune-mediated disease that occurs when a patient is exposed to gluten, it can cause severe abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea. Additionally, there are oral manifestations to this disease as well which are especially useful to know about if you suspect your child has Celiac. From delayed tooth eruption to a decrease in salivary flow, this article will list a few oral indications that your child may have Celiac disease. Read on to learn more.

Delayed Tooth Eruption

When you’re a new parent, it can be hard not to compare your baby to your friends baby or the babies you see on social media. If your friends four-month-old has started to sprout teeth, and your 8-month-old still doesn’t have one in sight, don’t freak out— that’s normal. Every baby starts sprouting teeth at a different age— anywhere from about 4-12 months on average. If your child is over the age of one and still doesn’t have any signs of teeth, talk to Dr. Janice Scott about it. Although it might not be an issue, it can be indicative of Celiac disease.

Decrease In Salivary Flow

Unless your little one is talking already, this can be a difficult symptom to spot. However, a decrease in salivary cannot only be uncomfortable, but it can also lead to things like dental decay. When trying to analyze if your little one has an issue with their salivary glands, try to notice if they are thirsty more, if their tongue seems dry, or if they have chapped lips. If you do suspect a decrease in their salivary flow, bring them into Dr. Janice Scott as this is also an indication that they could potentially have Celiac disease.

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These two dental symptoms alone aren’t necessarily indicative of your child having Celiac disease. However, if they have both of these symptoms in conjunction to an upset or painful stomach, then it’s worth looking more into. To learn more about Celiac disease and how it can impact your little one’s oral health, call Dr. Janice Scott today at (209) 478-3036  to schedule an appointment.



Is Soda Really Bad for Your Teeth?

Is Soda Really Bad for Your Teeth? | Deer Park DentalWhether you’re a regular soda drinker or the kind of person who just has one on occasion, there’s one thing you know for certain: nothing goes better with pizza quite like a frosty mug of root beer. However, considering soda isn’t exactly packed full of vitamins and minerals, there are some healthier alternatives that you could be drinking. But what is soda doing to your teeth? Is it causing your teeth harm and decay? This article will discuss if soda is bad for your teeth and what you need to know.

Sugar Vs. Aspartame

The first thing to consider when analyzing whether or not soda is bad for your teeth is if you’re drinking regular or diet soda. Regular soda is packed full of sugar which can lead to cavities and tooth decay. Whereas diet soda is filled with artificial sweeteners, like aspartame, which will not do anything to your teeth. If you are drinking regular soda, make sure that you brush your teeth directly afterward to get all of that extra sugar off.


Diet sodas are packed full of ingredients like citric acid, tartaric acid, and phosphoric acid— all of which can cause dental decay and erosion. So, although diet sodas don’t contain sugar, they can still be bad for your teeth. When these acids come into direct contact with your teeth, they can weaken your enamel and soften your teeth.

How to Protect Your Teeth

Drinking soda isn’t necessarily great for your teeth, but if you just can’t kick your habit, there are some things that you can do to protect them. For starters, make sure that you are brushing your teeth at least twice a day with a fluoride based toothpaste. Additionally, try drinking water and chewing gum after you drink soda— both of these will speed up your mouth’s natural production of saliva which will protect your teeth.

By brushing and flossing twice a day, and scheduling regular dental cleanings, you can protect your teeth from dental decay. To learn more about dental hygiene tips and tricks, contact Dr. Janice Scott’s office today!

Clean It Up: The Importance of Bi-Annual Dental Visits

dental check up | stockton caDid you know that you are supposed to visit the dentist every six months for a dental cleaning and checkup? If you haven’t visited Dr. Janice Scott in a while because you have simply been putting it off or you have forgotten, make sure that you start seeing Dr. Janice Scott on a regular basis in order to keep your smile lasting longer and looking better. Read on to learn more.

Why Every Six Months?
Just like a car that needs its oil change every 3,000-10,000 miles in order to function properly, your teeth need to be professionally cleaned by Dr. Janice Scott every six months and inspected in order to make sure that they are in the best shape possible. By getting your teeth cleaned every six months, you can help to stop a problem before it gets worse. For instance, Dr. Janice Scott will not only clean your teeth but will look to make sure that your gums are in good health, that you don’t have any cavities, and that you don’t have any signs or symptoms of oral cancer. If you do have any of those issues, if they are caught early on, you can help to prevent the damage from becoming too severe. Remember that preventative medicine, including dental care, will help to save you in the long run.

Additionally, because things like plaque and tartar build up on your teeth everyday, they can start to create a home on your teeth that can cause problems like cavities. However, by getting that plaque and tartar professionally scraped off by Dr. Scott, you can help to prevent against having to get a nasty cavity filled.

What Is Done?
If you have been putting off going to the dentist every six months simply for a lack of time, then you are mistaken. In fact, the longer you wait to see the dentist, the longer your appointment will take. However, if you go religiously every six months, your appointment should only last around 20-30 minutes. During your appointment, Dr. Janice Scott will inspect your mouth, teeth, and tongue for any signs of cancer or other illnesses. Then she will clean your teeth and polish them up. Depending on your oral history, you may have to have x-rays done on your teeth about once a year but often times you can go longer.

As you can see, getting your teeth cleaned every six months is very important for your oral health. If you would like to learn more or if you would like to schedule an appointment to see Dr. Janice Scott, contact our office today!

3 At-Home Remedies to Ease Your Dental Pain

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Going to visit Dr. Janice Scott is your best bet in regards to taking care of an abscess tooth or toothache. However, if you start to suffer from dental pain either while you are on vacation or to help ease the pain until you can get into our office, it’s important to know just how to tackle the pain in order to get yourself back to feeling like normal once again. From swishing with salt water to taking Ibuprofen, this article will list the best at-home remedies to help ease your dental pain.

Salt Water

As a natural pain reliever and germ fighter, gargling with some lukewarm salt water will help to reduce the pain that you are feeling and get rid of any swelling that you might be suffering from. Simply mix 1 teaspoon of salt with 8 ounces of warm water in a small glass. Then sip on the water, without swallowing it, and gargle it in your mouth for around 45-60 seconds. Although the flavor may not be too enticing, just know that the results are enough to keep you gargling over and over again.


To help reduce the amount of swelling that may be occurring due to your infected or abscessed tooth, it’s important to sleep with your head elevated. Simply place a few large pillows behind your head so that you are at an angle rather than laying flat on your back. Although you may not be used to sleeping with your head elevated at first, you will quickly get used to it.


Although you might not think that an over-the-counter pain reliever like Ibuprofen can help ease the strong sensation of oral pain that you are experiencing, you will be mistaken. In fact, ibuprofen is a great way to help get rid of the pain you are experiencing without having to worry about any sort of addictive properties that come along with prescription painkillers. Before taking Ibuprofen, contact Dr. Janice Scott or your general practitioner to see what dosage is recommended for you .
Until you can get into see Dr. Janice Scott, try the above tips to help ease your discomfort. To learn more about dental care or to schedule an appointment, contact our office today!

Did you smile today? Here’s why it Matters!

dental checkupSmiling is something that most people view as an involuntary response to external situations. Think about the last funny video you watched of a puppy falling asleep while standing up. Just the recollection of something funny or joyful evokes a genuine smile. What we are learning from numerous studies is that smiling doesn’t have to be involuntary; it can be a choice. We are also learning that this act produces much more than goodwill between ourselves and another person.

Fake it till you Make it

When you think of smiling as an involuntary reaction rather than a voluntary choice, you may rob yourself of a quick and easy way to improve your own personal happiness. Multiple studies have been conducted to investigate whether or not a forced smile could have the same benefits as an authentic expression. The findings may seem surprising.

The physical act of smiling is not differentiated by the brain nor by the body. Just as when we smile as a reaction, a forced smile causes the stimulation of endorphins and neuropeptides in the brain. According to research, this can lead to a faster recovery from stressful situations, and also to heightened creativity and productivity. In one study on happiness and smiling, productivity was shown to increase by about 12% in participants primed to be in a good mood.

Smiling evokes relaxation

In addition to lowering stressful chemicals like cortisol, smiling has also been shown to evoke relaxation at a cellular level. What this means in terms of general health and wellness is significant. While it may seem counterintuitive, cells that are rigid are more likely to be vulnerable to mutation induced by stress. When we smile, the cells throughout the body actually become less rigid and more capable of resisting the mutations that can lead to illness and disease such as cancer. Coupled with the increase in white blood cell activity, the strengthening of cells in general is ample reason to smile as a part of our personal health maintenance.

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One of the biggest roadblocks to smiling is self-consciousness about the appearance of teeth. Don’t let this stand in your way of the various benefits waiting for you. Schedule your visit at Deer Park Dental to repair, replace, or enhance teeth.

Think it’s the Sugar in Soda that is Bad for your Teeth? Think Again!

dental care stockton caMost of us are aware that soda can really do a number on our teeth and our general state of oral health. In response to the dangers of sugar, not to mention of the unnecessary calories, many people have made a switch from regular soda to diet soda, or have given up soda altogether and now drink beverages made with seltzer water or other sugar-free alternatives. What has been discovered is that sugar is only one of the dangers of popular beverages.

Sugar-free May not Translate into Fewer Cavities

When you try to make healthier choices, you expect a reward for your efforts. Understandably, there is a sense of pleasure in a fizzy, bubbly beverage. However, those bubbles can be damaging to your teeth. To make a liquid carbonated, even water, carbonic acid forms. This acid changes the pH level of the liquid, even water. When flat, water is neutral, with a pH level of 7. If you carbonate that water, the pH can drop as low as 3, or as “high” as 4, which is still too acidic for the oral environment.

Why pH Matters

The mouth can be naturally acidic, and our dietary choices can exacerbate this condition. Sugar is not acidic, but it is what oral bacteria live on. These organisms deposit acidic byproduct in areas where they have accumulated, and cavities shortly follow. This is why we should avoid sugar. But, sugar-free options can also be acidic, and this can be even worse. When acidic beverages are consumed, teeth are essentially “washed” in substances that cause widespread erosion.

Enamel erodes at about 5.5 pH. What was that number for carbonated water? 4, at the highest.

What about Non-Carbonated Beverages

Your dentist is not in the business of robbing you of some of the simple pleasures in life. At Deer Park Dental, it is our intent to help you keep your natural teeth for your entire lifetime. This is why we discuss the difficult topics like dietary habits.

Non-carbonated beverages such as Gatorade or cranberry juice may seem better options for healthier teeth. However, their pH levels sit at just over 3, and just under 3, respectively. A number of juices and processed beverages contain acidic ingredients, lowering their pH, and increasing the risk for erosion. This is especially significant for children whose teeth are still developing.

What to Do

The news is not all doom and gloom. There are ways to protect your teeth from erosion. Our top recommendation is to trade acidic beverages for water as often as possible. When you do drink something acidic, rinse your mouth with water afterward. Then, make sure you visit your dentist every 6 months so we can monitor your oral health.

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Loose Teeth? What’s the Cause

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Having a loose tooth or teeth can be worrying. Most of the time, teeth are firmly implanted into the jaw and are difficult to remove without special tools. A small amount of movement is not unusual, but a completely loose or wobbly tooth is not normal. In some cases, extremely loose teeth can be prevented, in other cases, it might be beyond your control. Here are some common reasons why your tooth or teeth can be loose.

Gum disease

Gum disease is one most common reasons why teeth become loose in adults. Infections cause swelling and inflammation that could possibly spread to the tissue between the gums and the jawbone, causing the bond between them to weaken. Severely receding gums, even when not caused by disease, can cause the same issue. When gums recede, there is less tissue to keep the teeth firmly in place.

Problems within the tooth

Severely infected teeth that are so bad that an abscess has formed can cause teeth to loosen and possibly fall out. The same goes for tumors in or around the jaw area. Teeth can also become loose from biting too hard or when your teeth don’t bite down the way they should. Infections that spread down to the jaw line have the possibility to cause several teeth to become loose.

Trauma to the tooth

Teeth can be knocked loose through trauma, such as a hit to the teeth or jaw. You may be more susceptible to having a tooth knocked loose if you already have any of the previous issues mentioned above: gum disease or a diseased tooth. Chronic tooth grinding is also a contributor and if not addressed, can wear down the ligaments in the jaw or even crack a tooth.

Other health issues

Some reasons for a loose tooth don’t directly involve the teeth. Examples of such issues include diseases or conditions where bones can become thin or brittle such as osteoporosis. Pregnancy is also known to cause temporary problems with the ligaments in the jaw, but this is usually not serious if the gums are otherwise healthy. Poor nutrition can cause a variety of problems that can also lead to loose teeth.

The good news is that most of these conditions are preventable provided that you visit your general dentist regularly and take care of any problems before they start. This is especially true with gum and tooth diseases. Any time you have a loose, wobbly tooth, or you’ve had direct trauma to the area, see your dentist immediately. Teeth that suddenly become loose are considered an emergency. Otherwise, talk to your dentist if you are concerned that your teeth may be loose or you want to prevent it from ever happening.


Get Ahead On spring Cleaning with these Dental Tips

If the thought of spring cleaning connotes images of cleaning out all of  your cabinets, power washing the exterior of your house, and getting rid of old clothes, then you’re not alone. However, spring cleaning is about more than just getting your house in working order. Spring cleaning can actually be attributed to your dental care as well. Here are three ways that you can get ahead on spring cleaning your mouth this season.

  1. Schedule Your Dentist Appointment

general dentistryDid you know that you should have your teeth professionally cleaned twice a year? If you haven’t had your teeth cleaned in who knows how long, Dr. Janice Scott can get your teeth back to the way they should be in no time. By cleaning your teeth, giving you a dental exam,  and maybe even performing some x-rays on your mouth, Dr. Janice Scott will be able to properly assess the condition of your oral health.

  1. Break Out the Whitening

Nothing is quite as distracting to someone’s physical appearance as a mouth full of yellow teeth. Whether you’ve been drinking too much coffee or black tea, or you’ve simply never whitened your teeth in your life, spring clean your teeth by breaking out the dental whitening. As the first step in whitening your teeth, try getting an over=the-counter box of whitening strips. Designed with a bleaching agent and fluoride, whitening strips are great at removing surface stains from your teeth in a small amount of time. If you don’t get the results you want after trying whitening strips, then you might need a different solution. Dr. Janice Scott can either create whitening trays for you that have a higher concentration of bleach in them or she can even perform laser whitening as well. Depending on the severity of your yellowed teeth and after a consultation with Dr. Janice Scott, you two can determine which whitening solution is ideal for you.

Getting ahead on spring cleaning is a great way to ensure that you are looking your best. By following the above steps, you can get a healthier looking smile in no time. To learn more, contact Dr. Janice Scott’s office today to schedule an appointment.



3 Signs Your Child Needs to See the Dentist

When you have really young children who have their first budding teeth, it can be hard to decipher them just being tired from actual dental pain that they may be experiencing. And as your children get even a little bit older and can speak, sometimes they themselves can’t communicate to you exactly how they are feeling and why. Here are three signs that your child is suffering from dental pain and that they need to see the dentist as soon as possible.

No Appetite

children's dentistry stockton ca | dental care for children A sure way to know if your child is really suffering from severe dental pain is if they suddenly have a loss of appetite. Most children have a routine eating schedule that they consistently stick to, but if you notice that your little one isn’t wanting to eat anything at all, then it could be due to dental pain. Before taking your child to the dentist immediately, ask your child if you can look in their mouth. Try pressing on certain parts of their gums and teeth and see if that causes them any pain or have them point out any painful areas to you.

Facial Swelling

Facial swelling especially around the jawline is another large indication that your child is suffering from some sort of dental infection and needs to seek a dentist immediately. To help calm the swelling and reduce the pain until you see the dentist, apply gentle cold compresses directly to your child’s face and ask your dentist about giving your child Children’s Tylenol as well.

Running a Fever

Another sure sign that your child is suffering from some dental issues is if they are running a fever. Fevers are indicative of the fact that your child’s body is working hard to fight off an infection. Coupled with a loss of appetite and facial swelling, a fever is something that you should call your pediatrician or dentist about.

If your child is suffering from any or all of the above symptoms, then they more than likely have some sort of oral infection and need to see a dentist immediately. To learn more about Children’s Dentistry and problematic signs to look out for, contact our office today!

Don’t Delay – Warning Signs You Need to See Your Dentist

dental health stockton caMany adults don’t bother to get their teeth checked out until they’re facing a potential dental health crisis. Of course, this isn’t the ideal way to address dental health — you’ve let what could have been a simple problem grow into something that could cause permanent damage.

That’s why you need to be constantly on the lookout for any common warning signs that your teeth may have something going on with them that merit professional attention. Should you encounter any of the following make an appointment with your dentist right away.

Loose teeth

Don’t wait for a tooth to fall out entirely before giving us a call – any unusual movement or feelings of looseness are signs of a serious problem. If you do feel as if a tooth is loose, avoid putting any pressure on it until you’ve had it checked out.

Bleeding gums

Bleeding gums are the number one indicator of gum disease, though they are usually ignored. A little blood on the toothbrush may not seem serious, but left to manifest, gum disease could end up costing you one or more of your teeth. When you floss, especially if you’ve missed a few days in a row, you can cause slight bleeding but that isn’t a concern unless it continues day after day with every flossing.


Each person’s gums and teeth have a different level of sensitivity to things like hot and cold, or even vibration. You know how sensitive your teeth and gums are, so if at any time you suddenly find an area of your mouth feeling much more sensitive than normal, you need to call us.

Unpleasant breath

And finally, bad breath can be a warning sign of something much more serious. From rotting teeth to gum disease to all manner of infections, bad smells originating from the mouth should never be ignored. We’re not taking occasional bad breath from the garlic burger you had for lunch, but more endemic bad breath that is a regular occurrence.

Understanding the Importance of Dental Health

Dental HealthDo you want to have a healthier and more beautiful smile? Deer Park Dental is here for you! Since 1986, we have provided a patient-centered service that offers state-of-the-art dental care. Research shows that receiving proper dental care contributes to dental longevity and decreases the risks of incurring other health problems.

At Deer Park Dental, we want to make sure our patients know everything they can about their oral health. We keep you up-to-date on treatment options, health risks, and current dental research. We are more than happy to serve all our patients’ needs. Your happiness and satisfaction are more important than anything else.

What We Offer
We use the newest technology to make sure you have the best care. A picture-perfect smile is only a few steps away when you trust us. Some of the dental services we offer include:

  • Family dentistry
  • Cosmetic dentistry
  • Periodontics and gum disease treatment
  • Dental implants
  • TMJ dysfunction
  • Root canal therapy

We are accepting new patients. An initial consultation is necessary so we can fully assess your dental health. Here, you can share with us your expectations, medical history, and other necessary information of your situation. All this will be used to create an individualized treatment plan.

Our family plans are available to provide economical dental care to the whole family. We can help cover minor to major dental care services, regardless of age. Call us for more information!

Why We’re One of the Best in Stockton
At Deer Creek Dental, we provide a dynamic team of highly-skilled professionals practicing quality dentistry. Our goal is to address patient’s needs and comfort and deliver dental care with integrity, respect, and kindness. Our office aims to promote a friendly and family-oriented environment so that we can treat and educate patients about oral health. We also provide affordable treatment plans to expand patient’s access to dental care.

Our main office is located at 3427 Deer Park Drive Suite C, Stockton, CA. To know more about our services and available treatment options, you can call us at (209) 478-3036.

All initial consultations and booking appointments are handled by our scheduling coordinator at our office number ,or by simply completing a request form at Don’t hesitate to call us know how to achieve a healthier and more beautiful smile! We look forward to the opportunity to serve you!