General Dentistry

Family Dentistry located in Walnut Creek, CA

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General Dentistry

General dentistry offers a chance to meet all of your dental needs, from birth through childhood and adulthood. For many residents of Walnut Creek, California, Walnut Woods Dental, led by Ashley Kim, DDS, serves as the general dentistry resource of choice. When you’re ready to book a visit, options include both online and phone scheduling. 

General Dentistry Q&A

What is general dentistry?

General dentistry is the starting point for a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. Practitioners who specialize in general dentistry receive hundreds of hours of instruction and hands-on training. In many ways, they fill a similar role in dental health as a primary care provider plays in physical health. 


Finding a great general dentistry practitioner ensures you and your family receive top-quality care from a provider you can get to know and trust. Dr. Kim strives to build trusting relationships with each patient in her care. That goes a long way toward making unexpected dental health issues easier to navigate.    

What kinds of services are available within general dentistry?

Preventive care is the foundation of general dentistry. Comprehensive dental exams, teeth cleanings, and digital imaging all work to identify signs of dental health problems at the earliest possible stage, when treatment is often most effective. 


Restorative care is also a big part of general dentistry. When teeth experience damage, decay, or disease, Dr. Kim is here to provide the very latest restorative treatment options to bring back structural integrity, an attractive smile, and a strong chewing surface. Crowns and bridges, fillings, and root canals are just a few examples of restorative treatments. 


Dr. Kim also offers cosmetic dentistry. She understands the importance of feeling confident about your smile and strives to work with you to clearly define treatment goals and plan an approach that helps you love sharing your smile with others. 

How often do I need to come in for general dentistry services?

Most people benefit from coming in every six months for a dental exam and professional teeth cleaning. This timeline ensures that Dr. Kim has a chance to detect areas of decay or disease before significant tissue damage occurs. 


If you have existing gum disease, dental decay, or other dental health issues, you may need to come in more frequently while you treat those conditions. Then you can return to twice-a-year visits. 


If you’re ready to schedule a dental exam, calling the office is a great way to find a time that fits your busy schedule. Online booking is also an option, allowing you to book an appointment at Walnut Woods Dental at any time of day.