Comprehensive Family Dentistry in Chico, CA

We recognize that you have many choices when it comes to selecting a dentist for your family. We’re dedicated to going above and beyond to provide the services you need in an inviting, clean, and comfortable location. Your entire family is welcome at South Chico Dental Care, from toddlers to great-grandparents.

Why Routine Dental Exams & Cleanings Are Essential

Parents and their son smiling on the beach near Chico, CARegular dental exams and cleanings in Chico, CA are crucial to your overall oral health. When you see the dentist regularly, we can spot potential problems while they are still small and easier—and less expensive—to treat. A small bit of tooth decay that needs a filling can easily turn into a tooth infection that needs a root canal without routine visits to your dentist.

Preventive Dental Care for the Whole Family

At South Chico Dental Care, we’ve built our practice on the foundation of regular preventive care. This includes routine oral evaluations, cleanings performed by our gentle and thorough hygienist, and regular digital x-rays to spot problems early on.

Researchers have recently discovered a connection between periodontal disease and other systemic health conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. We keep a close eye on your gums during your preventive appointments to make sure that they are free from disease. If you do happen to already have gum disease, we’ll prescribe an appropriate treatment plan to stop the disease from progressing and prevent further damage.

Options to Restore Damaged & Missing Teeth

At some point in your life, it’s highly likely that you will need some type of restorative dentistry, such as a filling. According to the National Institutes of Health, about nine out of ten adults in the United States will have one or more cavities during their lifetime. We’ve come a long way in improving oral care and reducing the number of cavities people develop, but so far we have yet to eliminate cavities completely.

You may also require more extensive restorative care to repair a tooth that is broken or lost. Dr. Surh creates attractive and functional restorations to fix the tooth and prevent further damage. If you have been tolerating a damaged or broken tooth, please give us a call at (530) 636-4943 to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Surh.

Children’s Dentistry in Chico, CA

At South Chico Dental Care, we welcome patients of all ages and enjoy treating families.

Dr. Surh is a trusted children’s dentist in Chico, CA, and we'll work with you to give your child a great start to help build a lifetime of good oral health.

Your Child's First Dentist Visit

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that your child have his or her first dental appointment by their first birthday. Your little one’s first visit to our office will be a discovery visit that allows us to familiarize your child with the atmosphere of the dental office. We will brush his or her teeth and have a look, if your child cooperates. As your child allows, Dr. Surh will perform a full exam and we can even polish their teeth.

Young boy smiling at dental exam with our Chico, CA pediatric dentistThis appointment also provides us with an opportunity to discuss your child’s development and what to expect as far as tooth eruption and oral development. We can discuss nutrition with you and also demonstrate proper brushing and flossing techniques so that you can avoid early childhood dental conditions such as gum disease and decay.

Discuss Your Child's Dental Health

Our time together at your child’s first appointment allows you the opportunity to ask questions about your little one’s oral health and discuss topics such as bedtime bottles and thumb sucking.

As your child grows, we will incorporate an exam, dental cleaning, and x-rays to their preventive routine.

Enhance Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry in Chico

If you’re concerned about the appearance of your smile, let us know. We’re happy to discuss our cosmetic treatment options at your dental exam in Chico. For instance, Six Months smiles allows us to quickly and efficiently straighten the teeth that show when you smile. We can also brighten up your smile with professional teeth whitening treatments. Often, simply improving your home dental hygiene routine and repairing any damage is enough to significantly improve the aesthetics of your smile.

At South Chico Dental Care, we offer a full range of cosmetic dental services. These services offer the opportunity for everything from subtle improvements to complex smile makeovers that transform your smile.

Dr. Surh is skilled in the art of cosmetic dentistry and helps patients achieve a more attractive smile using dental treatments that make sense. When planning your treatment, Dr. Surh takes into consideration your oral health and lifestyle to give you personalized results that complement your features.

Some of the cosmetic treatments we offer at our Chico, CA dental office include:

Professional Teeth Whitening

Professional teeth whitening, used under the supervision of a dental professional, allows you to achieve the best results possible. Dr. Surh will determine which whitening system will work best for you after a full oral evaluation. He will also discuss the instructions and provide suggestions to help you achieve the best results.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

We offer white fillings that complement the appearance of your smile and blend in perfectly. The material used to create white fillings can also be used to repair small chips and other imperfections.

Six Month Smiles

We offer this quick and affordable teeth alignment solution for adult patients who would like to correct their misaligned teeth and improve the appearance of their smiles.

Porcelain Dental Crowns

If you have broken, worn, cracked, or mismatched teeth, porcelain crowns can provide you with protection and improve your appearance. Your final result will be an attractive and fully functional smile.

Count on Us if You Have a Dental Emergency

Nobody likes to think about dental emergencies, but they happen—and they usually happen when it’s inconvenient. If you have a dental emergency near Chico, CA, we invite you to call us at (530) 636-4943 to arrange emergency dental care. We can advise you on the best way to handle your dental emergency, and we can get you in for an appointment as soon as we can.

Our immediate goal will be to provide palliative care if you are in any pain or discomfort, and we will make an appointment for a follow-up dental exam and treatment with our Chico dentist if necessary.

Schedule Your Next Exam & Dental Cleaning in Chico, CA!

We are always accepting new patients, and we look forward to meeting you and your family. Please contact us so that we can schedule a dental exam and get you started at our Chico dental office.