What To Expect
We know it’s important to our patients to understand what to expect of their dental appointment, even before they’re in the office. At Doche Family Dental, we focus on informing our patients about their health and their options, so that they can lead the driver’s seat of their dental care.
Your First Dental Checkup
We will want to talk with you about how your mouth feels and if you have any type of an issue you’d like us to look at. We will also want to do an examination of your whole mouth, so that we can detect any potential problems as soon as possible. After all, the more we can do to notice a problem now, the less complex or costly dental work will be necessary in the future. This is the value of preventative dentistry.
Oral Cancer Screenings
During a traditional cleaning and exam, part of what the dentist does is check for early signs of oral cancer. Since your dentist has a lot more experience and training in spotting oral cancer than you do, it is best for them to ask questions and take a look around. However, if you notice signs of things that are off within your mouth, talk to us when you come in. Tell us if you feel a lump, swelling, sore spots, or rough patches of skin, as these can all be early signs that your mouth is struggling with oral cancer.
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Gentle Teeth Cleaning In San Marcos
During your teeth cleaning, our dental hygienists will be working to do a number of different things. First, they will be carefully removing tough plaque and tartar from your teeth. This helps to prevent tooth decay where the tartar has built up, and helps to stop or slow down the progression of early stages of gum disease, or gingivitis.
Your teeth cleaning will also involve scrubbing away typical evidence of teeth staining, such as coffee stains or yellowing. By removing bacteria from the mouth that would otherwise cause bad breath, you may instantly feel that you have a fresher, healthier smile.
Finally, the dentist will look over your entire mouth for any signs of concern, such as symptoms of poor dental health or oral cancer. Should your dentist discover any issues, you are in good hands with many gentle resources to elevate your standard of care.
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Here at Doche Family Dental, we only use composite materials to do fillings. We believe that it is in our patients’ best interest to do metal-free fillings. These materials are white, and easily matched to the color of your natural teeth. Plus, they are durable and known to last for many years. Metal fillings used to be very easy to spot, but thanks to advancements in filling options, we can now offer filling materials that are nearly impossible to distinguish from your natural tooth.
“Phenomenal dental office! The staff is professional, friendly and the definition of "welcoming". My superb experience began with my first phone call, Ellyn went above and beyond when I inquired if my insurance was accepted there."
“From the deepest part of my heart, I want to say "THANK YOU". Thank you to both my dentist and his staff for the best care they continue to provide to me and my family for the past five years. My teeth looks fantastic! I will certainly be referring any friends of mine to your office."
“I had a LOT of work done in the fall of 2014, and I had a great experience during each visit. The whole staff knows me by name and remembers who I am. They are kind and friendly, and they create an incredibly positive culture in their office."
“Thank you for fitting me in for a same day appointment even though I called in the afternoon regarding dental pain, after a dental procedure with a different dentist. Dr. Doche and staff are friendly and quick. Always a great experience for my family! A++"
“Office uses technology from check in to appointment. Hygienist is very nice and gentle. Doctor is polite, takes his time to outline his plan for your care. All of the staff is friendly and professional. I very much enjoyed my experience and I very much recommend this dental practice."
“Best dental office EVER! I have 2 children and both have been here since their teeth arrived! Dr. Doche is amazing with my kids and so are his entire staff. My daughter just got her first filling and didn't even know she had been given a shot. It was amazing. I highly reccomend this dental office for your family."
“My family has been customers for approximate five years or so, can't say enough good things about Doche Dental, I'll never go anywhere else! From cleanings to simple cavities to even root canals they've always treated us right."
“They do an exceptional job and take care of you well. Thanks Heather for the awesome service. Highly recommend Dr. Doche office for any dental work."
“I found Doche Family Dental about two years ago and I will never go anywhere else. I will continue to go here as long as Dr. Doche has his practice or as long as I have teeth (which is likely to be a long time thanks to him). You will not find a better dentist anywhere in San Diego County (believe me I've looked)."
“I'm so glad to be back with Doche Family Dental. They give such quality care and make a visit to the dentist a very pleasant one, especially after having a bad experience at another dentist office. I really trust them and know they'll take care of me and my teeth. Thank you for restoring my faith in dentists, Dr. Doche."