Preventive Care in Walnut Creek, CA

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What Is Preventive Care?

Early diagnosis and intervention are essential to protecting your oral health. Regular dental exams at Life Dental & Orthodontics allow our team to utilize cutting-edge technology for an in-depth analysis of your dental health. These assessments help us identify any potential issues with your mouth, jaw, or teeth. Being able to address these potential concerns early is vital to keeping the issue from developing into a more serious concern. To learn more about preventive care and how it can benefit your oral health, schedule a consultation at our office in Walnut Creek, CA today.

What Can I Expect During Preventive Care Appointments?

Your visit to our office will begin with a comprehensive exam of your oral health. Digital x-rays may be taken during this time to screen for any abnormalities in the tissue. We will also examine your neck, jaw, head, temporomandibular joints, airway, and bite. If you have any dental restorations, our team will check them for fit and wear. Following the exam, we will discuss any health concerns you have and create a treatment plan that meets your goals for any dental concerns found.

Life Dental has an excellent Dental staff! Everyone is friendly & accommodating. Please consider Life Dental & Orthodontist for your next visit.

L.B. Google

Absolutely love this place! Friendly and accommodating staff and I really appreciate Dr Hockel’s knowledge of what’s going on with not only my teeth, but how it all works together with my airway and everything else too!

J.R. Google

I came to Doctor Hockel due to problems with sleep apnea. He diagnosed a narrow palate and some other issues that ultimately are obstructing my airway and recommended a course of palate expansion (upper and lower) before going for more extensive surgery to correct problems with my jaw. It's been really great working with him and his staff! They're all extremely knowledgeable and very helpful. They've answered every question I had and taken the time to explain what's being done each time (in what's going to be a couple-year-long process.) They're definitely using the latest tools and techniques and I feel completely comfortable with whatever they recommend. All in all, a *really* great dentist! [Edit from 2+ years in the future - 10/18/2023] I had my jaw surgery (total TMJ replacement and MMA (Maxillomandibular advancement, to move the upper teeth forward) in St Louis in May (via the only surgeon Dr Hockel trusts to do the surgery, who really is great) and returned to Dr Hockel's care in late June. Sleep apnea is cured, my bite was lined up and everything went well. Today was a great day - I got my braces off! We're now in the process of stabilizing the teeth with a retainer, but they look great and feel even better, with everything in my bite closing in the right places and all the teeth nice and straight and even. Dr Hockel's staff were awesome as usual - I showed up 20 minutes early and they said "come right in!" and we got to work. If you ever need to deal with airway issues (or indeed with orthodontia and other dental procedures), definitely give Life Dental and Orthodontics a call. They're the best!

D.C. Google

A bit challenging to say "loved it" for a visit to the dentist, but we have been clients of Dr. Brian Hockel and his father before him for close to thirty years. We have been very pleased with the dental service, the staff and the facilities. Dr. Brian is very skilled and goes out of his way to provide holistic, thorough and caring treatment. He's a fine dentist (and a good musician and magician, as well). His staff is excellent. They are very well trained , friendly and empathetic.

D.M. Google

Very friendly and knowledgeable.

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Be Proactive with Your Oral Health

Life Dental & Orthodontics utilizes advanced dental technology and a reputable team of dental professionals who are committed to helping patients prevent dental issues and protect their oral health. We believe patients of all ages, even infants, should receive preventive dental care. If you are ready to make the commitment to optimal dental health, connect with our Walnut Creek, CA team to schedule a consultation for yourself and your family.

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