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Family Dentistry

Your Home for Trusted Family Dentistry in Concord

portrait of happy mixed family at homeSince 2015, the dental practice of Pooja Hegde, DDS, has provided warm, caring service and superb family dentistry to the Concord, Clayton, and Walnut Creek communities. Our office offers customized, age-appropriate services to children, teens, adults, and seniors. Whether you're visiting us for your child's first checkup or you'd like to discuss our options to preserve your gum health, you can expect a relaxing and pleasant experience.

You can find our office at the intersection of Washington Blvd. and Clayton Rd. across from the Panda Express. Accommodation is one of our main goals, and our office can serve you in English and Hindi. Additionally, there is ample parking near our office, including accessible parking spots. Call us today to schedule your next appointment!


Friendly Dental Care for Children

A lifetime of good dental hygiene habits begins with your child’s first visit to our Concord family dentist. Dr. Hegde and her staff are passionate about helping children understand the importance of proper oral health care. We’ll take the time to get them comfortable with our office and treatments by not rushing them and answering their questions using kid-friendly terms. We offer safe sedation with nitrous oxide for our younger patients that need help relaxing.

Dr. Hegde can begin seeing children as young as three years old. Our dental practice offers a wide variety of services for children, including:

  • Fluoride, which helps prevent childhood tooth decay.
  • Sealants, which are thin, protective coatings applied to the back teeth to help prevent cavities.
  • Pulpotomies, which are minimally invasive procedures designed to save badly decayed teeth.

Phase 1 Orthodontics for Your Child

Did you know that orthodontics is not just for teens and adults? Phase 1 interceptive orthodontics allows us to make adjustments to children's teeth during the early stages of dental development. Dr. Hegde will carefully examine your child’s smile to determine whether they will benefit from Phase 1 orthodontics. We offer two treatment options for children depending on the kind of correction needed:

  • Expanders widen the upper jaw to make more room for natural growth and positioning of teeth.
  • Spacers are small circular pieces of rubber that gently push apart crowded teeth and help prep teeth for future orthodontic treatment.

Dentistry for Teens

group of young friends taking selfie togetherOur dentist has treated countless teens and understands that proper care of the teeth, gums, and jaws may not be high on their list of priorities. We reinforce good oral hygiene habits started in childhood to create a smooth dental transition into adulthood. We're happy to go over at-home dental care steps and answer any questions your teen may have.

We're also able to provide orthodontic treatment for adolescents. Dr. Hegde will sit down with you and your teen to analyze how much correction is needed. We offer Phase II orthodontics that works well for alignment corrections. If your teen is involved in sports, we offer sports guards to help protect the beauty of their smile while they're active.

Dental Options for Adults

The dental needs of adults can vary widely. Our Concord family dental practice prides itself on offering customized treatment options for adults. We offer dental treatments that can protect, restore, and enhance your oral health, including:

Each appliance that we create is custom-made for you. We prioritize comfort and a snug fit so that wearing the appliance feels as natural as possible.

Expert Concord Dental Care for Seniors

mature couple enjoying a boat rideAs you grow older, the health of your gums can have a greater impact on your dental health and overall well-being. Untreated periodontal disease caused by plaque buildup can lead to bone loss and worsen heart complications and diabetes. Our practice offers services to treat and prevent gum disease, including maintenance cleanings and scaling and root planning.

Protect Your Gums From Common Risks

Your Concord family dentist values gum health education. Brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash are crucial techniques to prevent gum disease, but other factors play a part in its prevention. Our staff includes hygienists that can walk you through common signs of gum disease and how your habits can make a difference. Some factors that can cause or exacerbate gum disease include:

Smoking/Using Tobacco: Tobacco use has been directly linked to gum disease. Smoking tobacco can weaken your body’s immune system and make it more difficult to fight infections. If you already have gum damage, tobacco use can slow down your body’s healing process and complicate recovery.

Medications: Saliva acts as a coating to lubricate your gums and prevent hard friction. Certain medications can reduce the amount of saliva in your mouth, causing inflammation and irritation. Consult our team for a comprehensive list of drugs that may impact your gums.

Teeth Grinding: Teeth grinding can place excessive force on the supporting tissue and can facilitate gum disease. Our Concord family dental practice offers comfortable appliances that can help prevent teeth grinding.

We Want To Be Your Concord Family Dentist

At the dental practice of Pooja Hegde, DDS, we enjoy providing excellent dental services to Concord, Clayton, and Walnut Creek families. From your youngest to oldest family member, you can trust us to provide each of your loved ones with the age-appropriate dental care they deserve. Call our office today to schedule your next appointment!