Hayward Cosmetic & General Dentistry Blog

Hayward Dentist serving Castro Valley, San Leandro, CA and Surrounding Areas

June 02, 2014

According to state by state numbers recently released by Gallup, 64.6 percent of Californian adults report visiting the dentist at least once in the last twelve months for a routine dental cleaning and exam. This number is just about even with the national average of 64.7 percent, but well below the top quintile average of 72.5 percent.

While California is in line with the national average for maintaining dental health, the practices of adults in our state are far from ideal. Sadly, the less attention paid to preventive dental care, the higher the risk of issues such as gum disease and tooth decay – ultimately allowing skipped visits to result in lost teeth and other serious concerns.

How Often Should I Visit the Dentist?

Hayward family dentist Dr. Gary Fong recommends visiting our office every six months to maintain optimal oral health. Visits at this frequency help us keep your teeth their whitest and most attractive, while also allowing us to detect small issues before they present serious problems.

When caught early on and dealt with swiftly, oral health issues can often be entirely reversed. Unfortunately, when care is avoided, even small issues can cause big problems for both your dental and systemic health.

If you have not visited the dentist in the past six months, please contact Gary G. Fong, DDS to schedule an appointment today. Dr. Fong provides general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry services to people living in Hayward and surrounding areas of California.

General Dentsitry
April 06, 2014

Porcelain dental crowns are three times stronger than porcelain-fused-to-metal dental crowns and enjoy a number of additional benefits as well. Shaded and shaped to fit seamlessly into your smile, porcelain dental crowns are much more attractive than silver and gold crowns. What’s more, these crowns are easy to care for and have the potential of lasting for several years, making them the best solution for many of our patients’ smiles.

If you live in the Castro Valley area and would like to learn more about the benefits of porcelain dental crowns, please call the Hayward office of Dr. Gary Fong at 510-582-8727 to schedule your appointment today.

The Dental Crown Process

The dental crowns offered by Dr. Fong are created by skilled technicians who size, shape, and shade restorations for optimal strength and beauty. Because our dental crowns are manufactured in an outside dental lab, the process of placing them will require two office visits spaced over a few weeks. We have partnered with labs that utilize the highest quality materials and quickest turnaround times to help ensure your complete satisfaction.

To schedule your initial consultation, please contact Gary G. Fong, DDS today. Dr. Fong provides porcelain dental crowns to patients living throughout the Castro Valley area.

Porcelain Dental Crowns
February 12, 2014

Welcome to the new website and blog of Hayward, California, dentist Dr. Gary G. Fong.

An experienced family dentist and accomplished cosmetic dentist, Dr. Fong offers comprehensive dental care to patients ages 2 and older from the greater Hayward, Castro Valley, San Leandro and Union City areas. Please call us at 510-582-8727 to schedule your next checkup or cosmetic dentistry consultation.

We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our wide range of services, which include:

  • Porcelain veneers
  • ClearCorrect
  • Teeth whitening
  • Tooth-colored dental fillings
  • Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ/TMD treatment)
  • Laser gum recontouring
  • Smile makeovers

Dr. Fong and our entire team are committed to exceptional dental care that can improve the appearance of your smile, your oral health and your quality of life. In the coming weeks and months, this blog will feature information to better educate you and your family about important dental health issues, as well as to provide you with details about your general dentistry, restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry treatment options.

If you live in the Hayward, Castro Valley, San Leandro or Union City, California, areas and you’re looking for a dentist who will provide the personal attention you deserve and quality dental care you need, please contact Dr. Gary G. Fong today.