We treat adults, kids, seniors, and people afraid of the dentists. We treat the whole family! Our entire team at Bay Star Dental is dedicated to helping people and building lasting relationships, going beyond “fixing teeth.” We are committed to provide you with the highest quality of dental care in a safe and comfortable setting.
A comprehensive dental exam will be performed by our San Mateo dental team at your initial visit. At regular check-up exams, we will include the following :
Examination of diagnostic x-rays: Essential for detection of decay, tumors, cysts, and bone loss. X-rays also help determine tooth and root positions.
Oral cancer screening: Check the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums for any signs of oral cancer.
Gum disease evaluation: Check the gums and bone around the teeth for any signs of periodontal disease.
Examination of tooth decay: All tooth surfaces will be checked for decay with special dental instruments.
Examination of existing restorations: Check current fillings, crowns, etc.
Professional Dental Cleaning
San Mateo professional dental cleanings are usually performed by our registered Dental Hygienists. Your cleaning appointment will include a dental exam and the following:
Removal of calculus (tartar): Calculus is hardened plaque that has been left on the tooth for some time and is now firmly attached to the tooth surface. Calculus forms above and below the gum line and can only be removed with special dental instruments.
Removal of plaque: Plaque is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on the teeth. It is a growing colony of living bacteria, food debris, and saliva. The bacteria produce toxins (poisons) that inflame the gums. This inflammation is the start of periodontal disease!
Teeth polishing: Remove stain and plaque that is not otherwise removed during tooth brushing and scaling.
Bay Star Dental is conveniently located in San Mateo and Foster City, California. Xuyu Zhang, DDS is committed to dental excellence and offers patients a comprehensive list of family and cosmetic dental services including dental cleanings & exams, teeth whitening services, tooth colored fillings, crowns, bridges, dentures, tooth extractions, emergency dental care, and more! Visit us today and we will give you a reason to smile!