Our Millbrae, CA dental office offers comprehensive general dental services to keep your smile healthy, confident and bright. Our Millbrae dental team emphasizes preventive care and effective oral hygiene habits that can help protect your smile for life. We recommend a checkup every six months so we can help you stay ahead of any potential oral health problems.
During your regular cleaning appointments, our team will thoroughly assess your teeth and gums for any signs of gum disease, oral cancer or tooth decay.
If we see areas of concern, we will fully inform you about treatment options and answer your questions. Chris Johns, DDS is proud to be your partner in protecting your oral health!
Dr. Johns provides a full spectrum of general dentistry and preventive dental services, including:
Professional Teeth Cleanings (Prophylaxis)
Dental prophylaxis is a professional teeth cleaning procedure that thoroughly cleans your teeth. This important preventive measure helps stop the development and progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease. We recommend our orally healthy patients come in for a cleaning every six months.
Teeth-Strengthening Mineral Application
Mineral treatments support healthy tooth enamel. The application of this teeth-strengthening mineral can help re-mineralize weak areas of your tooth enamel, keeping your teeth more resilient against bacteria.
Digital x-rays produce enhanced computer images of your teeth and gums, and expose you to lower levels of radiation than traditional film x-rays. Digital x-rays are the key to the early detection and effective treatment of dental problems at our Millbrae dental practice.
DIAGNOdent® Laser Caries Detection Aid
Early diagnosis and treatment of cavities is the key to ensuring your teeth stay healthy. The DIAGNOdent Laser Caries Detection Aid allows Dr. Johns to pinpoint tiny areas of tooth decay before they would be visible during an exam or even on an x-ray!
Intraoral Digital Scanner
X-rays can be an excellent way to help diagnose oral health problems, but an intraoral digital scanner takes it a step further. Chris Johns, DDS uses our intraoral digital scanner to examine areas of our patient’s mouths that x-rays can’t show.
Dr. Johns uses the intraoral digital scanner with patients who are undergoing orthodontic or other restorative dental treatments. Dr. Johns can use the intraoral scans to take a closer look at your smile and show you how your possible smile outcome side-by-side with your current smile! Intraoral digital scans are fast, comfortable, and accurate.
Oral Cancer Screening
Tobacco users aren’t the only ones who should be concerned about oral cancer. Chris Johns, DDS provides oral cancer screenings as part of our regular-checkups with all Millbrae dental patients over the age of 18.
Desensitizing Treatments for Sensitive Teeth
Does it hurt your teeth to eat certain foods? Do hot or cold drinks cause you pain? Ask Dr. Johns about treatment options to help ease your tooth sensitivity. Stop suffering from pain and sensitivity and start enjoying your favorite foods again without tooth pain!
Chronic halitosis (or bad breath) affects more than 50 million people in the United States. Common halitosis remedies like mouthwashes and breath mints are often sufficient to mask the symptoms, but there may be an underlying cause that could be treated. If you’re concerned about what could be causing your constant bad breath, schedule an appointment with Dr. Johns to discuss your treatment options.
Gentle Tooth Extractions
Extraction is a last resort, but sometimes it can be necessary to improve your oral health. Dr. Johns may recommend a gentle tooth extraction if your tooth is too damaged to save, is putting adjacent teeth at risk of damage or infection, or if you suffer from overcrowding of your teeth.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
The best time to have wisdom teeth removed is during a patient's late teenage years or early 20s. These immature wisdom teeth are smaller, so surgery is less complicated and potentially less painful.
If your wisdom teeth have not started to erupt, we will use x-ray imaging to locate them and determine if it’s time to have them removed.
Athletic Mouth Guards
If you or your child are involved in any type of sport or athletic activity, wearing a custom fitted mouth guard is one of your best pieces of insurance. Not only does it protect teeth, it can also reduce the risk of concussion.
TMJ Disorder Treatment
Tired of suffering from excruciating jaw pain, persistent headaches or facial soreness? Ask Dr. Johns how you can find relief and protect your smile against excessive wear caused by the jaw clenching and grinding of TMJ disorder.