Please call our office to schedule an appointment to handle your dental care needs. Call: 559-222-3300.
We are currently accepting new patients. We also have late hours available.
We accept most PPO and Indemnity insurance plans. We also accept private pay patients.
Dr. Anderson graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) in 1991, with a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences (B.A.) and again in 1995, with his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree. He opened his general dental practice in Fresno, California on October 23, 1998. Dr. Anderson is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and Fresno-Madera Dental Society. He is also a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the Academy Sports Dentistry. Additionally, he participates in the local chapter of the Seattle Study Club (Central Valley Dental Forum) and the Fresno-Madera Dental Foundation, both organizations which are focused on providing continuing dental education for dental practitioners.
We focus on the comprehensive total dental health & well-being of all of our patients and their families. Our goal is to provide educational and preventative care to our patients so they can maintain optimal oral health for a lifetime. When dental disease does present itself, we perform all necessary and diagnostic dental care to return a patient to dental health. In the event that specialty care is required, we work with a team of many fine local dental specialists in order to provide you with quality dental care. Our practice is a smaller dental office, with only one doctor. The advantage of being a small dental office is that you are not just a number to us, but a real person. We do our best to make our patients feel like they can relax and be in a calming, pleasant environment. Many patients that have come from other offices have found that they no longer require nitrous oxide or conscious sedation to have dental care performed and that dental care can be a positive experience, not one to be feared. We consider this to be one of the highest compliments from our patients, the other being the referrals of our patient’s family and friends to our practice. We hope to see you soon if you are interested in joining our practice as a patient. We do accept new patients! Call Us: 559-222-3300
Services We Provide
Preventative & Diagnostic
An intraoral camera is utilized to take a closer look into the patients’ mouth. This is helpful in both diagnosing and in patient education. The camera allows us to capture anything going on in the oral cavity from tissue conditions to cracked teeth and or fillings. These images are kept in the patients’ file as documentation and for future reference as well as for billing purposes and referrals.
Adult and Child Cleaning
Teeth cleaning (prophylaxis) is a procedure for the removal of tartar (mineralized plaque) that may develop even with careful brushing and flossing, especially in areas that are difficult to reach with a tooth brush. Professional cleaning includes tooth scaling, tooth polishing and sometimes debridement if too much tartar has accumulated. Various instruments and devices are used to loosen and remove deposits from the teeth.
Oral Cancer Exam
During a dental visit, the dentist can talk about the patients’ health history and look for signs of oral cancer (cancer of the mouth and/or throat). The screening will consist of a visual inspection of the lips, cheek lining, gums, front part of your tongue, floor of the mouth beneath the tongue and the hard palate also known as the roof of the mouth and palpation of the jaw and neck. Regular visits to the dentist can improve the chances of early detection, which is very important for chances of survival.
Dental radiographs (x-rays) are an important tool used to aid in the diagnostic part of regular dental exam. The dentist uses this information to accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities such as decay, fractures and infections that can otherwise go unforeseen.
Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by making the tooth more resistant to acid attacks from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth. It also can reverse early decay. In children under 6 years old, plays a big role in the development of permanent teeth. Fluoride also helps speed remineralization as well as disrupts acid production in already erupted teeth of both children and adults.
Dental sealants are a plastic based material used as a barrier to prevent cavities. It is applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. It is bonded to the pits and fissures of the tooth where decay tends to occur most often. This then makes it easier for the tooth brush to remove plaque and food build up which otherwise would cause decay over time.
An extraction is a removal of a natural tooth. There are numerous reasons for a need of an extraction. It can be due to gross decay to periodontal disease to infection, and in some cases for orthodontic treatment.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
Whitening is an optional treatment and consists of one visit where a gel is applied on the teeth under the supervision of the dentist. The gel used at chair-side is different than the one used by patients at home. The patient can expect to leave the office with his/her teeth a few shades lighter than before the treatment. That being said it is never known how much lighter the results will be in advance.
Take-Home Teeth whitening
A custom made tray is fabricated then whiting gel is administered at home by the patient. The gel-filled tray is worn for 30 min on a daily basis for a period of 1-2 weeks. Irritation to the gums may occur. It is important to wipe excess gel from the gingival area. This method allows a patient to work on his/her own pace on whitening their teeth.
Veneers are used to cover stained, chipped or decayed teeth. It covers the front side of a tooth. Some enamel is removed to allow space for the veneer. Impressions are taken and sent to a lab where a thin custom-made shell-like design is made in a tooth color material. Then placed on patient’s tooth on a second appointment.
Athletic Mouth guards
In our office we offer custom fitted mouth guards. An impression is taken of the upper teeth. A model of the teeth then is produced and utilized in making a custom fitted mouth guard. Mouth guards are very important when it comes to sports. They provide a cushion to the teeth and soft tissue of the mouth in case of any trauma to the face especially in contact sports. Mouth guards are available in numerous color options. Many times they can be matched to a school color.
Bruxism Guards (Teeth Clenching & Grinding)
Bruxism is the grinding of the teeth. A patient often is unaware of doing it. Some symptoms of bruxism are soreness of the jaw, dull headaches (around the neck and lower back of the head), sensitive/painful teeth as well as fractured teeth. There are many causes such as stress, anxiety and sleep disorders. There are two types of mouth guards we offer to help protect the teeth from bruxism: a soft plastic and a hard acrylic. Both are custom made to the patient’s upper teeth.